Wednesday, 30 October 2019


A very quick post this week..... this little flock of fairies is all ready to set off on their journey to North Wales.
I packed a boxful of crafty bits and bobs for an outreach group who have a Christmas Fair up there.
I am sure someone will love a little fairy in a box.

I am still knitting them so there will be a few more out and about quite soon!

It's school half term here so I have lots of Halloween fun and games to play this week.
Yesterday we decorated Ben's tent with spooky fabric so that it was nice and dark inside.
Today we will be making pumpkin bunting and dancing ghosties!

Have a great week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 23 October 2019


Last week I was informed that I was making a "mummy" costume ready for Ben for a Halloween party!
So, out came the old T shirts and a bag of sheeting remnants.
I used his PJs as a pattern and cut out a top and trousers.
I stitched strips of sheeting across all pieces, before making up the garment.
Then I added a hood and some extra bits and bobs to make it look well worn.

The result was one very happy little boy who wore the outfit for the entire evening.

This week I am making little gift pouches from card for the tiny fairies.
You will know that card/papercraft is not really my thing but I was quite pleased with the result.

I think his little friends will love having a fairy in a packet don't you?

That's it for this week.

See you around the WOYWW desks later.

xx  Jo

Wednesday, 16 October 2019


My little fairies are all dressed up and ready to go!

I gave them all a little pair of bead shoes. I thought some might be used as Christmas tree decorations and the extra weight will help them to hang nicely.

I will let Ben choose which ones he wants for his little friends.
If any are left over I will sell them and donate the pennies to Children in Need.


This is the result of my hard work yesterday.
Max wanted some yarns dyeing so that she could wet felt them into her landscapes.
She is keeping very busy with her Tilly Tea Dance workshops and also trying to get a collection together for a little art exhibition in Oswestry at the end of the month.

So I boiled up a green set and a warm wine set.
I like the results and they should be useful.
I can add some to the next round of Inspiration packs too - although having made 78 last week we might not need any more before Christmas!

Today, I think we will be felting together and then it will be fun time later when Ben comes for tea.

Have a great week and thanks for calling by - it's lovely to connect with so many crafty WOYWW friends around the globe.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 9 October 2019


This week I have been mostly knitting little fairies.
I always say that I won't order more wool - I am sure I have plenty of scraps for little fairies.
Then, I decide a bit of something sparkly would be good - so now I am waiting for some bright glittery yarns to arrive!

The pattern is by Wendy Phillips - I ordered mine on Lovecrafts - "Ten tiny fairies"

I think Ben's little friends will love them.

I'm not sure how much knitting I shall do this week.
I think I pulled a muscle in my back today (I blame a heavy vacuum cleaner).
So I might just have to chill out with my feet up - ha ha - like that's likely.

Hope you are all well.

Have a great week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 2 October 2019


It's a brighter Autumn day here today.
Yesterday was wet and windy so you can imagine how lovely it was to receive a little bit of Australian sunshine through the post!...….

Thanks Shaz for my lovely little parcel!

Ben will be here later to open his little gift and I am sure he will love the Aussie wrapping paper too.

The little card is beautiful and my handy shopper will come in very useful.

I have Tilly coming to wet felt today so she will love to know how much you enjoyed her little sheepy picture etc. It's fun to see her artwork spreading across the globe!

Well, I must dash. I am sitting here with wet hair so must get organised before she arrives.

Have a great week.

xx Jo