Wednesday, 31 May 2017


Thank you to all the lovely WOYWWers who have sent ATCs to me - some are still with Annie so I will put them all on next week's WOYWW post. It is so lovely to see what you have all done and each one is a little treasure. I made sunflowers and sea pinks for my ATCs - you can see them here. They were just little dumflings and I even made a couple more over the weekend so if you didn't get one and would really like one then leave a comment below.

It was so nice to have anniversary comments from so many of our WOYWW buddies - we only know each other because of our Wednesday snoop but we feel we know you well and love to see and hear what you get up to.

Today is another day of crafty fun with Maxine and Ben. We made a scarecrow over the weekend when he was here for a sleep over. He dashed out into the garden today and came running back saying "Nanny the scarecrow is moving!" Of course, it was just the breeze making it sway around but it certainly looked very real! Isn't life fun when you are two and three quarters.

Well that's it for today.
Have a great week and enjoy the lovely weather.

x Jo

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

WOYWW - 8th anniversary.

These are my little dumfling ATCs celebrating 8 years of WOYWW friendship.

My camera is still playing up - and I think it is something to do with auto-focus. The top picture looks much sharper than than the one below it.
But not to worry. My little ATCs are all packed up ready to go to the kind folks who said they would like one. Annie and I are posting ours together tomorrow.
So, all that's left to say is,  a big thank you for the fun and friendship we have all enjoyed over the last eight years and let's hope for many, many more! A special thanks to Julia and also Jan who have kept WOYWW going through a difficult time. We all appreciate everything you do to keep us together.

Love to all.

x Jo

Wednesday, 17 May 2017


Just a quick post for my WOYWW today. I took lots of photos this morning, only to find that, for some reason, they were all blurred and useless. Something is obviously wrong with my little camera.
Then, I went back and took this picture just now and it looks OK.
So I will make the most of it.
It is a little "In threes" cardi for my friend's little one.
I love knitting these as they are quick to do and don't take a lot of concentration!

I have managed to finish off 12 ATCs and will be posting them out with Annie's to all those who asked to swap - and one or two more who we know love to receive them.
If I need to make more then my old dumfing machine will need to see a bit of action!

Have a great week and thanks for calling by.

x Jo

Wednesday, 10 May 2017


Good morning to all our WOYWW blog buddies.
This week has been another busy one.
I finished off the little shrug that I knitted for my special, little friend's christening.
She has a beautiful christening gown and just need something to keep her cosy, if it is a chilly day.

I love the lacy pattern and just added a few tiny sequins to add a little sparkle to match her dress.

I have also been trying to make a few little dumflings as ATCs for the WOYWW 8th anniversary swap.

Annie and I always make a few and ask that anyone who would like one leaves us a comment. We usually try and post them out together to save on stamps. So, if you think you would like to swap ATCs with me, just say so in a comment and I will do my best.

I have found it tricky to comment on one or two blogs, especially if you are Google plus. So I just want to say thank you for leaving lovely comments. I do pop over and read your post even if I can't leave a comment.

So, today I am having Ben whilst Maxine goes to a meeting and also will be seeing my christening baby to hand over the shrug and bunting. Another fun day!!

I hope you are all well and certainly enjoying the spell of lovely weather.

Have a great week.

x Jo

Wednesday, 3 May 2017


Good morning all.
Here we are in May already and I have missed so many chances to share my work desk with my WOYWW buddies over the last few weeks.

So, today I have taken a quick snap of my table before it was tidied up ready for more Tilly Tea dance fun when Maxine comes along to work on her lovely felted artwork. (You can see a small  wet felted background piece in the bottom right hand corner.) She has made some amazing big pieces over the last few weeks and maybe will find time to share them with you eventually!

My crafting time is limited but I did manage to make a little soft play cube for my friend's little one, along with 109 flags of bunting to go up at her christening!

Now, I am trying to think of a little ATC design so that I can join in with the WOYWW birthday celebration swap.
Watch this space!!

I hope you are all well and enjoying the lovely, fresh, Spring weather.
Here are a couple of happy snaps for you.....

They were taken on our walk around the grounds of Attingham Park.

Have a great week.
Thanks for calling by.

x Jo