Wednesday, 25 September 2019


 Well, we had one happy little birthday boy over the weekend.
He loved his Robot Wars cake which I placed on a large foiled tray surrounded by his extra robot models.
Below is the one metre tall robot box model that I made for a bean bag game at his party.
As you can imagine, the little ones loved it and spent ages throwing bean bags into his basket and seeing who could score the most.

 In my free time (lol - and not much of that last week) I finished two twiddle mitts - my farm mitt and a Shrewsbury Town football mitt.

So that's it for this week.

NOW - just a little heads up on a date for your diary in case you missed seeing it on Annie's blog last week.....
Due to popular request, Annie and I have booked our local community hall again for the 2020 crop.

So...Saturday June 6th is the date - we hope you can make it. We had such a lovely day for CROP10 so I hope we can get lots of happy WOYWWers together for another great day.
More details nearer the time!

Thanks for calling by - see you round the desks later.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 18 September 2019


This week I shall be mostly baking and decorating a certain little boy's birthday cake.
He says he wants a  "Robot Wars" cake so that should be fun!
We did the preliminary sketches together.....

His idea

My idea
I think Ben has a bit more creativity in his ideas and I'm the one trying to put it into icing and decorating! I'm hoping some of his little robots will fit on top of it as it's not going to be the size of a table top as Ben has planned it!!

My only crafty activity other than cake planning has been finishing off my latest seaside twiddle mitt.

My next one has a farming theme...

I think I have a big robot model to make this week so I won't have much spare crafty time for my own stuff (nothing new there then!)

Have a great week.
Thanks for calling by.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 11 September 2019


Tilly is busy wet felting in my kitchen today.
I love her fluff creations - gorgeous colours and textures all laid out ready to felt.

I have been sorting pictures ready to photograph for her website and Etsy shops.
She is also hoping she might get a cancellation table at Shropshire Leisure Christmas craft fair so will need lots more stock if she manages that!

My little job this morning was using some left over bunting flags to make a quick string to hang across the front of a little outdoor playhouse for my friend's Granddaughters. I think they will love this pinky bunting don't you?

Short and sweet today. I thought life might be quieter now Ben is at school but I seem to get busier!!

Thanks for calling by.
Have a good week.
xx Jo

Wednesday, 4 September 2019


Well, according to Max, Ben went off to school looking smart and feeling happy!
So that's another milestone passed successfully.
I hope he is just as happy next week when he will be there all day, 5 days a week!

I guess once Max gets her routines sorted out we will be back to a few Tilly Tea Dance crafting/organising sessions.
I will look forward to that - this week I am catching up on the necessary jobs - cleaning windows, sorting and dusting. ( Don't worry - this urge doesn't last long!)

I had a really busy week last week.
I took down Tilly's exhibition and got all the left overs sorted and ready for their new homes.
She did really well and had some lovely feedback from folk so it was well worth the effort.

I did manage to finish off a little twiddle mitt.

And, a kind friend gave me all these little items to trim up some more twiddle mitts so I will get going again now that the weather is a bit cooler for knitting!

Have a great week.
Thanks for calling by and leaving lovely comments too.

xx Jo