Wednesday, 18 December 2019

WOYWW - festive special

 Just a quick one today.

I am posting my snowman card to wish you all a Merry Christmas.
Things might get a bit busy before our Christmas Day WOYWW so just in case I don't make it, I wanted to send you all my good wishes and hope you have a wonderful time.

The little poinsettia below is so bright and cheery it surely will make everyone smile!
I hope you are all well and life is not too hectic.
Take time to enjoy the moment.

Thanks for calling and for your lovely comments.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 11 December 2019


Good morning to all my WOYWW buddies and anyone else who pops in to see what I have been busy with. My sewing room has actually had a bit of stitchy action over the last week...

Ben is hoping Santa will bring him a knight's outfit for Christmas so I have been busy delving into my fabric stash. I made a tabard, hood and cloak - all from fabric tucked away in drawers and cupboards! I hope he likes it.

Then, I had a request from a special friend.
She needed 5 little brooches - they were to be worn to celebrate the life of a special lady at her husband's funeral. A lovely idea.

Out came the lilac/lavender wool rovings. The colour was chosen and 5 little brooches duly needle-felted and a tiny scattering of beads to add a bit of sparkle. I think they will be just right for the occasion.

And lastly.. a little hospital tabard to go with Dr/nurses set for a little one in the family.

Never a dull moment here!

I hope you are all well and not too busy with the build up to Christmas.

Have a great week - thanks for dropping by.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 4 December 2019


Good morning to all our WOYWW friends around the globe and anyone else who drops in to see what I am up to.
Mostly I have been chief packing elf for Tilly. She has had lots of pre- Christmas sales, which is wonderful, so I have had to lend a hand at getting them ready to post.

I have a new little friend in my work room today - maybe he will get the feather duster out and flick it round whilst he is here!

He is called Slim the Sloth.
Ben decided he would like one to go with his menagerie of soft toys.
So Slim will be carefully gift wrapped and popped in Ben's stocking on Christmas Eve.

I knitted him with a free pattern that I found on Lovecrafts.
I did have a bit of a battle with him though.

His head and body are knitted in one piece and then all the other bits are stitched on.
Foolishly, I was knitting late into the evening and managed to stitch his "bits" on upside down. I had to unpick and start sewing all over again.
 (You see that his head is bigger than his body - and I picked it up and started sewing with the small part for the head - quite logical as that is how it would be in real life. Then I looked at the picture and realised, to make it look more sloth-like, it was the other way round!)

Note to self - slow but sure wins the race.

I hope you are all well and keeping busy!!

Have a good week.

xx Jo