Wednesday, 29 December 2021

WOYWW Happy New Year!


Good morning all!

Another late posting - I don't know where the time goes.

I had a couple of lovely days with Ben here for a sleepover and then all of them for tea last night.

It was great to have them here (we are all testing every 2 days just to be sure we are negative) and we all enjoyed a yummy roast with loads of veg followed by home made bilberry cheesecake.

My only crafting this week has been knitting. 

No twiddlers I am afraid, as I have been making little hoodies for a friend's little girl. 

I've made lots of these over the years as they are cosy and comfy as a pull on. I don't know if the tinies actually use the pocket on the front but it's a nice feature and I bet the older ones love having somewhere to pop there tiny toys and favourite bits and bobs (as long as Mum takes then out before popping in the washer!).

Well that's it - short but sweet.

Happy New Year to you all and maybe we can meet up later in 2022 when this virus clears off!!!

xx Jo

Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Happy Christmas! WOYWW


Happy Christmas everyone - I hope you all have a lovely time and can be with the ones you love.

This is Maxine's little felted Christmas card - so typical of her Tilly Tea Dance tiny sheepy landscapes but with a bright shiny star above in the purple sky. I love it.

Below are a couple of tree fairies that I made a for a friend's granddaughters. 
They are bout 3 inches tall - cute!

And then of course it wouldn't be Twiglet's blog if I didn't share my latest twiddlers.
I thought two Shrewsbury Town Football Club ones might make nice gifts amongst the twelve that I dropped at the hospital this week.

So, that's me for this week.

All the very best to everyone who drops in to see what I have been up to this week.
Thanks for all the WOYWW fun and friendship. Long may it last.
Stay well and stay safe.

Happy Christmas!
xx Jo

Wednesday, 15 December 2021


Good morning - Happy WOYWW!

I thought I would start with my Nativity twiddler this week... 

I enjoyed knitting all the little characters and then added a few sheep and palm trees to twiddle.

I think I have 12 mitts to drop off now.

Below are just a few of my Christmas card designs for this year. I like to vary what I do so that it's not too much like a factory roll out. I think I made about 10 of each.

Lastly, I am chuckling at the things I do sometimes.
This crumpled paper was packaging in a big box that came through the post with a gift for a family member. The brown paper looked too good to throw away - a total waste of the earth's resources! So, I ironed the 7 metres x 30cm length ( Yes 7 metres in one parcel). I think Ben will enjoy printing it as Christmas wrapping paper so that it will, at least, get one more use before being re-cycled in the normal way.

Enjoy the next week of Christmas busy-ness.

I think I will make mince pies today - maybe mini ones with an almond topping. Yum!

xx Jo

Wednesday, 8 December 2021


 Well folks - where did last week go?

As you know, I was busy sewing for Maxine...

Two matching Roman blinds

Then, a re-fit of her own linen basket for her room.

She dreamt up the design using curtaining and an inexpensive frame which had previously had fabric shelves fixed in it.

I was tasked to remake the hanging bag that fits inside.

I also made a plain small cushion cover too. About three days work in total!

Needless to say she was pleased with my efforts.

These are my latest festive twiddlers.

I have a nativity one to finish and then I will pop them down to the hospital so that they can be given out before Christmas.

I hope you are all staying safe and well and not suffering too much with this chilly, wild weather.

We are fine but I will be glad when it warms up a bit - or maybe just a few bright sunny days will do.

Have a good week all.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 1 December 2021


 Well here we are on the 1st of December - where did the year go?!

My dear daughter decided to re-vamp her bedroom and wanted new Roman blinds.

As you know, I have made quite a few over the years and I enjoy making them. I do, however, tend to forget just how long they take. I was hoping to finish one so that I could show and tell but that will have to wait till next week now.

So here is my latest twiddler instead.....

I promised you a few Winter/Christmas themed ones so here is Frosty the snowman..

I shall be making a few more once I have finished the blinds, a matching cushion and fancy washing baskety thingy. Never time to be bored in this household.

I hope you haven't been too badly affected by the cold snap. We had a wild, windy night and a bit of frost but otherwise escaped lightly thank goodness.

Have a good week.

xx Jo