Wednesday, 27 May 2015

WOYWW - 6th anniversary!

 Good morning to all my WOYWW friends and other followers!
Well here we are on the WOYWW 6th anniversary.
To celebrate, I have made lots of little ATC sized dumflings which are all packed up with Annie's ATCs ready to pop in the post tomorrow. So, if you have already told me you would like to swap then you need watch for your postie! If you are my PIF then I will send you one too, once I know who you are.

Below is half of my work table with my first anniversary pin cushion made in honour of Julia Queen of our WOYWW fun. I can't believe we have been doing this for 6 years - it's been great to blog hop round so many fab crafty desks and meet up with fellow crafters. Thanks Julia, it was a brilliant idea and you have worked hard to keep us all together all these years.
You can see a few of my ATCs at the front and the little beady worm I bought for Ben
In the background are two lovely ATCs - one from Nikki and another I received as a welcome to my new house card. Thanks to both.
I hope I can get round and celebrate the day by visiting lots of desks.
Thanks to all of you for being there, for visiting my blog and leaving such happy friendly comments.

x Jo

Friday, 22 May 2015

Friday smile - My little dumflings.

A cheery little photo of my dumflings!
Or for the uninitiated... hand embroidered needle felted creations.

They are about 10cm x7cm and worked on recycled woollen blanket.

I just thought they might make you smile this morning.

Have a good Bank Holiday weekend.
Join Annie for more smiles and a giggle or two over on her "A stitch in time" blog.
x Jo

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

WOYWW - 311

Another week - another Wednesday!
Here is my worktable today...
 Not a very creative table this week.
I have made a pair of jeans for Ben using a pair of Maxine's stretch maternity jeans.

The little bag of fabric/buttons etc is all ready for me to make a couple of quiet cubes.
Ben loves the two that I have already made. He likes to throw them and loves it when Nanny rolls them back to him.

AND here is the view from my window - it's a wet day but the builders just carry on regardless!
Men, men and more men!

So, what have you been up to this week?
I know one or two have been busy with ATCs so, if you want to swap with me, leave a comment and I will see what I can do.
Next week is the WOYWW 6th anniversary so I shall put a * after my name and see who else joins in the swap!

Have a great week.
Thanks for calling by.

x Jo

Friday, 15 May 2015

Friday smile

The ducks around here are quackers!

Have a good weekend.
Join Annie for more smiles and a giggle or two over on her "A stitch in time" blog.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015


 Welcome to my WOYWW table for this week.

As you can see, I am still busy with my ATCs but only the reverse side is on show - the ones on the right are awaiting their hand embroidery.
So, that's one side of my craft room.
Now here is a treat for you all....
 This is the opposite side - not too bad is it? Not really, considering I can't move my cupboards and drawers that they will eventually be going in until our old house is sold.

Ha ha - well now, the real truth!!!
This is the spare room .....
Where on earth am I going to put all this stuff!!
I know a good sort out and tidy up will help but there is far too much of everything.
I just know if I send it to charity or bin it then the very next day I will need it!
Oh well - it will keep me out of mischief for a day or two.
I hope you enjoy snooping through it all.

If you are joining Julia and the gang at the crop have a wonderful day.
Annie and I have posted a big parcel with ATCs for all at the crop.
Mine is like a lucky dip - just take your pick!

Some folks have said they will swap with me - Angela R and Juliab - can you email me with your details as I can't get on to Google+.

Have a great week
x Jo

Wednesday, 6 May 2015


 Good morning all!
Welcome to my crowded work table.
I thought I would take a pic to show my blind in place together with the matching table cover.
That is the last blind I need to make - just a few pairs of curtains to get sorted now.

I took a close up of the table top so that you could have a good snoop...
  • binoculars so that we can see what is on the pond the other side of the building site. On Saturday Annie and I spotted a heron, coot, mallards, geese, swallows and a buzzard!
  • some blue cotton yarn to make hoodies for Ben
  • my hand dumfer and dumfing machine 
  • some wool rovings and yarns
  • on the left, the reverse side of my ATCs - I have managed to make a few!!
I will show and tell my ATCs on the WOYWW 6th anniversary at the end of the month.
Hopefully I will have made a few more by then.
If anyone wants to swap, leave a message in the comments or email me.
We always have lots of fun sending and receiving them so feel free to join in!
Thanks to the efforts of the lovely Julia, we have been blog hopping around hundreds of crafty workdesks worldwide for the last 6 years! Time flies!

Have a great week.
x Jo