Wednesday, 27 November 2019


Happy Wednesday everyone!

This week I have made an attempt at a few Christmas cards.
I sorted through my fabrics to find snippets for tiny collages and made about 12 before I ran out of steam.

Today I am going to start again and make a few more - if time allows.

I have been busy parcelling and delivering stock for Tilly Tea Dance and today of course it's my day to pick up Ben from school. 
No doubt we will have playtime fun and chill out story time. Last week we created an entire wildlife area on my lounge coffee table and he made up stories about all the soft toy animals that were roaming the "North Mountain" and "Bushland". (He has a great imagination and is good at directing others to join in!!)

So, have a great week.
I will be round to see what you are up to later.

xx Jo

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Friday smile - on Saturday!!

Just wanted to share this beauty!
It's the orchid that Annie bought for my birthday in 2018.
It flowered, died and now has another gorgeous spray of blooms.
That's a first for me as I am usually hopeless with orchids.

Thanks Annie - it makes me smile - how about you?

Wednesday, 20 November 2019


Just a quickie today.

Here are my little fairies in their basket - all ready to go on their travels.....

I love this little wicker picnic basket that Max bought me years ago. It has a cheery tartan lining and is perfect for displaying tiny items. I am sure the Shropshire Rural Community Charity will love having these little sweeties on their stall.

Have a great week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 13 November 2019


Good morning all!
Welcome to my WOYWW  for today.

I have been busy adding tiny crystal beads to some snowdrop pictures for Tilly.
It's about the closest I get to working on the actual piece of artwork. 
Mostly I just get to mount and frame them, so I am very honoured to be able to add just a few tiny little crystals that twinkle in the "snow".

Note the reading glasses - I don't actually need them for reading but do need them when threading a beading needle and to find the holes in these tiny beads!

Apologies for not visiting many desks last week. We had a few days in Yorkshire to catch up with old friends. Luckily we missed the floods but met up with lots of snow in North Shropshire on our way back. 

Today I will be helping Tilly get ready for her workshop and packing stuff to take to a Craft Fair in a few weeks. 

I hope you are all keeping cosy and well.

Have a great week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 6 November 2019


Do you know this man?
Annie's birthday treat was a trip to the theatre to hear Gruffydd Wyn sing.
We had a fab night and, as it was a charity do, we bought raffle tickets.
I won a basket with a bottle of red and a bottle of white wine.

On my way out - my dear Brother in law met the said singer and offered to give him a bottle of my wine!! We had a good giggle and I was snapped handing over a bottle of Tanner's best white to Gruff - he certainly deserved it - a lovely voice and a great evening of music - including the lovely Libby Gliksman who also sang so beautifully.
Message to self - don't let BIL near my raffle prizes!!

Here's my desk today.
Just a few snowmen covers for chocolate oranges. They will be going off to charity soon.
I have a few more fairies to knit in the next few weeks. They too will be winging their way around the town for charity.

So that's it for this week.

Another busy week ahead.
Have fun!

xx Jo