Wednesday, 30 September 2020


 Well my creative juices have been flowing this week as I have designed and made my latest twiddlers.

My theme this week is Autumn so I have included pumpkins, conkers, berries, hedgehogs, corn and scarecrows! Can you spot them all?

My next project is a play mat for the latest little one - a sister for my God daughter.

I have been sorting through my fabric stash and, although I have some suitable pieces, of course, I need to buy more! I will have fun choosing a theme for this one. 

This is the one I made for her sister in 2016

The little puffs in the middle make it comfy and cosy to sit on and the feature band has a farm theme.

I might make an animal theme for the next one. It's good to have a pattern that is a "conversation" piece.

I hope your week has been fun and creative.

We have had a couple of glorious Autumn days so, time has been spent tidying the garden (note - I didn't say I'd been doing it!!) I am the chief advisor - he doesn't always take any notice but at least I feel I have helped - lol 

Have a great week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 23 September 2020



It won't win prizes but I know a six year old who will love it!

I decided if I popped the candles onto the rowing boat then we could lift it off in order to blow out the candles (Thinking Covid safety here!)

Update: yes he loved it and we had a socially distanced "cake and candles" get together so we could sing "Happy Birthday" and give him his pressies. Not what normally happens but then times are not the same as last year. He quite enjoyed several little celebration events so I don't think it mattered too much.

Well, that's it for this week's WOYWW.

It's a wet day here and very Autumnal but we have had wonderful weather over the last few weeks and I guess the garden needs the rain.

Have a great week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 16 September 2020



Good morning all! 

Nothing really crafty to show on my desk today so I have uploaded two photos from our weekend in Anglesey.

On Sunday we went over to the west side of the island and walked along the beach to Llanddwyn Island. Then we drove up to see the lighthouse at South Stack in the north. It was warm but overcast and very windy. I am surprised that my photo is as clear really because I just couldn't hold my camera still as I was being buffeted around.

And then by complete contrast, Sunday was calm and really hot. We went to the opposite end in the south east and looked out towards Puffin Island. 

I can recommend Anglesey - such a beautiful coastline.

Below are the tiny pebbles and 2 bits of glass washed by the sea into heart shapes.

I picked them up on the beach at  Llanddwyn Island, which has a a legend about Saint Dwynwen - the patron saint of lovers - coincidence or what?!

I might make a little picture with them as a memento of our weekend.

I hope you have enjoyed the lovely weather too.

I will pop round to see your desks later.

Have a good week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 9 September 2020


 Good morning to all my lovely WOYWW buddies and anyone else who drops in to see what I have been up to this week.

It seems to have been quite a busy crafty week with one thing and another.

I will whizz through my photos so you can see what has been keeping me busy.

Max wanted some beige cashmere scraps dyeing so that she can use them to add to her felted artwork.

So, I brewed up a panful of green dye for the largest amount and then had a light bulb moment for the small amounts. I popped them in a small microwave pot with water/dye and gave them a quick 3 minute blast in the microwave. Perfect! Quick, easy and little mess. I shall be doing that again.

I made the little net bags to pop them in so that I could fluff them up with the hair drier and then leave them to dry overnight in the  airing cupboard. That way I didn't  end up with multi-coloured fluff scattered everywhere!

Here are the results...

Next, I had to make a new baby girl card  and a boy's birthday card .....

The designs are fabric. The dinosaur is just cut out from a piece of printed fabric and each piece is Bondawebbed onto the background. The elephant is my own design with a hand embroidered name.

And lastly my latest twiddlemuffs. Just in case you don't know about them. I make them for patients suffering from dementia up at our local hospital. They are good for keeping hands busy and to hopefully stimulate a conversation. They are easy to knit and I like to create colourful ones with a theme - hence this week we have seascapes, a flower garden and Shrewsbury Town Football club.

If anyone has a friend or family member who would like one let me know.

AND last but not least, the lovely LLJ sent me a huge bagful of chunky yarn to use up for twiddler making.

It's totally brilliant and will keep me going for months! Thanks lots Jan - you are a treasure.

Well that's it for this week.

Keep well and stay safe.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 2 September 2020


Just a little twiddlemuff to share with you this week.

I still have loads of chunky yarn oddments to use up so I went back to a favourite seaside theme for this one. I rather like the little crochet fish and the tentacles dangling out of the fishing net. 

I don't want it to be scary to a confused soul so I didn't add further details to the "creature". 

I have posted a few lavender bags out to those who said they might like them. I hope they arrive safely and that you enjoy the fragrance!

Have a good week all.

xx Jo