Wednesday, 29 May 2019

WOYWW CROP 10 week!

Well only 3 sleeps until our WOYWW CROP 10 get together!
We are looking forward to meeting up with everyone and I promise we will take a few photos and share them next week so those of you who can't make it can join in the fun.

I couldn't resist taking this photo and thought today would be a good day to share it.
Don't they look lovely all together in a big group!

I know it's an idea I have used before but, no two pictures are the same and I had lot's of fun making them.
I will take them all to the crop and then share the remainder next week. I know Shaz in Oz will be getting one so I will post mine and anyone else who is sending to her can pop them in my envelope at the crop if you wish. (Shaz in Oz - I hope that leg is healing well by now!)

Diana (velvetmoth) was my PIF so I parcelled up one of my little dumflings for her. Very kindly she sent me this gorgeous ATC and lovely bits and bobs. What a lovely bunch of crafty buddies our WOYWWers are!

I might just have to have a go with the pretty items and see what I can come up with. As you know, I am not a paper crafter but, I feel inspired to try as Diana's artwork is always so beautiful.

So, that's it for this week.

See you soon!!

xx Jo

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Ten years of WOYWW!

Well I'm not sure where those years have flown to but I am glad that I have been around to share in the fun, friendship and frivolity of our little Wednesday crafty get together!

CROP 10 on June 1st will be a good day to celebrate the anniversary - if you haven't signed up yet, please let us know this week as we need numbers for food etc.

Now I know you will all be dressing up to the nines for CROP 10 BUT please can you not wear stilettoes as the hall has banned them!!! (I doubt many would be wanting to, but, just in case, I thought I should mention it). Dress code - casual, of course.

We are all looking forward to meeting up and it will be lovely to see friends old and new.

So, here is a photo of one of my CROP 10 ATCs. Well it's a tad bigger than an ATC but that is because I wanted to frame a few. I shall be posting one to my PIF and the rest I will save until CROP 10. If I have any left, I will happily send them to anyone who wants one so, I will save them and put on my post for Weds June 5th.

A huge thank you to Julia for starting the fun that is WOYWW and to her back up team too - you know who you are - Jan! We all really appreciate the effort that you have put into keeping the whole thing going and it's really lovely to think that such a simple idea has brought so much love and friendship into so many crafty lives.

Here's to many more happy WOYWWs.

Have a great week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 15 May 2019


Firstly, thanks for all your replies about food for the crop. I am sure we can cope with any that have come in so far - don't forget to let me know if you haven't already done so.
June 1st is getting closer! I hope we manage a lovely sunny day like we have had for the last few days - it has been glorious hasn't it.

We spent a few days in Llandudno and it couldn't have been better.

Bodnant was stunning, although the laburnum arch wasn't quite out yet.

Llandudno Great Orme tram ride took us to the top to see the most lovely views around the coast.
In the walled garden of Penryn Castle the thrushes sang their hearts out, providing a stunning, tuneful background to such a lovely spot. I can't say the same for the "castle". It has an amazing view across to the coast and Snowdonia but I found the inside quite oppressive even though it had some fascinating details and excellent guides.
I thought you might like to see a few photos....

My desk has seen little action - except for a tiny bit of finishing off work on my ATCs.

I will be taking them to the crop for anyone there who would like one, and, of course, there will be one for my "pay it forward" buddy as described in Julia's post here.

Have a great week.
See you soon.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 8 May 2019


Hello to all our WOYWW friends AND a quick reminder to sign up with Julia if you are coming to the crop on June 1st.
If your driver/friend/partner/hubby also wishes to enjoy lunch with us that's fine as long as you tell us. At the last count I think we have around 25/30 to cater for. 
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements - we will be ordering party food and will need to know if we have to order some gluten- free etc.

We will be setting out tables for..

  • Cakes 
  • Crafting and chatting.
  • Bring and anyone would like to bring any crafty item they no longer use to pass on to others then they are welcome but if by the time they leave it hasn't been taken by anyone then we ask you to take them home with you.
  • Draw prizes....most people usually bring a little something to go in a draw [doesn't need to be anything crafty]
  • And maybe a little more cake!
  • Food....there will be a cold finger food buffet [PARTY food....cos we have a lot to celebrate!]
  • Tea / Coffee and cold drinks will be available throughout the day
Julia has explained about our celebratory "pass it forward" -(see here). June 1st will be a good opportunity to save postage if you want to swap ATCs with folks there too, but that is entirely up to you.

Now here is what you really want to know....
This is what is on my desk today!
Tilly always gives out little "Inspiration Packs" at the end of her workshop.
So, I spent a good 5 hours happily mixing and matching yarns/rovings etc to make little colourful packs for her. Each one has a business card stapled to it as a reminder of Max's details.
They are always very popular and a lovely idea, I think.

So, that's it for today.
Not long till June 1st now!!!

See you soon.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 1 May 2019


 I thought I would show you some of the woolly gorgeousness that Max and I discovered at WONDERWOOL Wales - Builth Wells last Saturday.

 The three photos show most of the contents of our numerous bags that we returned home with.
There was such a lot of wonderful colours and textures to choose from and I am sure Max will enjoy crafting with such lovely stuff for her Tilly Tea Dance artwork and workshops.

It was a very cold, wet day and even in the big "halls" it was chilly and draughty, but that didn't stop us having a good time. Luckily I was saved from doing a "Vicar of Dibley" and stepping into a humungous puddle before I even got into the show! Max and I were jogging through the rain and I didn't realise the barriers were fencing off a deep stretch of water and nearly ran into it - it did cause quite a giggle.

So, all that is left is for me to catalogue what we bought, so that we know where it came from, in case we need to re-order.
I must admit I am tempted to get my "dumfing" machine out and play with some of it - do you think Max would notice if a bit was missing?!

Have a great week

xx Jo