Wednesday, 23 November 2016


 Good morning all - WOYWW seemed to pass me by last week! I don't know where time goes.

Most of my crafty activity has been knitting based over the last few weeks. I think I have made about 40 little Christmas pudding covers for Terry's chocolate oranges - these are to be sold for charity this week.
I also finished another little Christmas doll and typed out 45 names for a "Name the doll" competition so that 2 more charities can also benefit from my knitty nonsense! (All good fun.)

Below you will see that I have been kept busy by Tilly Tea Dance who has been very busy with her needle felting, making brooches, pendants and fab pictures ready for her up-coming craft fairs. She is at Craven Arms Discovery Centre this weekend.
I am the "finisher-off"  - mounting and framing her work for her.

I just wish I had taken a photo of my lounge yesterday. She filled every available surface with lovely work so that her aunty could come Christmas shopping and chose a few gorgeous pressies for friends and family - now that's what I call a personal shopping service! We had a lovely snack lunch and a good chat so, much fun was had by all and I even managed to keep Ben entertained too, while all this went on. Never a dull moment here!

So, that's it for this week.
I hope you are all managing to keep dry after the shocking weather on Monday.
keep cosy!

x Jo

Wednesday, 9 November 2016


Better late than never!
Here is my new helper standing guard by my sewing machine.
She is knitted using the pattern from Dollytime
Such a cute little doll and a really easy pattern to follow.

I think I might donate her to charity as a "Guess the name of the dolly" fund raiser.
I just need to find a few Christmas related names!!!

I hope you are all keeping warm and cosy - we have workmen in doing a few "touch-up" jobs and they think it makes sense to leave the outside doors open!! However, I am upstairs in my sewing room and it's lovely and cosy there.
At least we don't have snow ... it sounds pretty nasty in the North.

That's it for this week - I hope I can whiz around and visit a few of our WOYWW desks soon.
Have a good week.
x Jo

Wednesday, 2 November 2016


Good morning from my wonderfully neat and tidy craft room!
I spent a whole day spritzing it up and rearranging a few things and it looks pretty good.
If the day had been brighter I would have taken a photo (my excuse!)

Instead you have a photo of the new friends who have appeared following a few evenings knitting.
There is Little Jack a cute little ted.
He is sharing the space on my boxtop with three little knitted friends who will be off to their new home with one of Ben's little girl friends.
There is far to much giggling going on over there - keep the noise down you three - please!
If anyone is interested I will send you the pattern details - but check out Wendy's patterns on Etsy here for the tiny dollies - they are gorgeous.  Dollytime.

My next project is to re-cover the computer seat. We bought a great remnant from Simon Boyd in Shrewsbury - a bargain. They had loads of lovely fabric off cuts in their remnant bin but I was with my other half so I was limited in how much I could bring home! ( But I will be going back soon!!!)
I will do a before and after pic for next week.

That's it for this week.
Thanks for calling by.

x Jo