Wednesday, 23 February 2022


Good morning all!

I hope you have survived the gales and are not too badly affected by floods etc.

We are all fine here although Shrewsbury has lots of floods beside the River Severn which flows around the town centre.

This week I have another little twiddler - a Footie themed one this week.

And then, my latest little knittie for my God daughter....

It's knitted in James Brett Marble DK. 

Of course, I always have to try and match sleeves and fronts with this, not quite random, wool. 

I just don't feel happy knitting it straight from the ball and letting it be completely random. I think it looks Ok and it's really cosy and can be "cool tumble-dried" which is not always the case with yarns these days.

So that's my crafty activity to share with you this week.

I have worked on the Mr Saucepan outfit with Ben today - he helped make little pans to stitch onto the waistcoat. I will take a photo of him wearing it when it's finished.

And finally...

This is what I took out of my potato bag today.

I haven't done anything to it.

It just made me smile.

Have a great week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 16 February 2022



Happy WOYWW to all who pop in to see me today!
Just two little photos to share with you today.
Above is my latest little knittie - just using up the leftover yarn (well, and a little bit more that I had to purchase when I ran out of leftovers!) 
I think the little flower buttons just finish it off nicely.

Below is the contents of a little bag of goodies that I found in the local charity shop.
It is supposed to be a kit for making a knitting needle holder but I doubt I shall use it for that. There are two lovely toning fat quarters and lots of extra bits and bobs which will all get used at some time in my sewing room - a bargain for £2.99 I think.

Well that's it for this week.

I have admin for Tilly to do and then Ben has requested an outfit for Book Week after half term. He thinks he would like to be Saucepan Man from Enid Blyton's Faraway Tree adventure. Never a dull moment here - luckily I have lots of silver fabric and stiffening to make saucepans and a hat.

Take care all - I hope you are all well and looking forward to a bit of Spring-like weather when we get past the gales for this week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 9 February 2022



A cheery good morning to everyone who pops in to see what has kept me busy over the last week.

Well, at last, I managed to use up those lovely little beach huts!
I made seven A5 book covers and a little draw string bag.
They will be winging their way to to Jan and Julia over the next few days - so look out for your Postie you two lovely ladies.
I really enjoyed spending time with my sewing machine and was quite pleased with the results.

Below is my latest twiddler.
It's a bright pink colour way with a few bits and bobs added for interest and twiddling.
(Maybe for a female twiddler but who knows!)

Last week I managed to pick up a nasty head cold but it has now dried up and I am back to normal thank goodness.
Thank you to you lovely folk for commenting on my scalded hand. I have to report that the cold water did the trick and I don't have a mark on me which is remarkable considering a whole cup of boiling water went over the back of my hand. I feel very lucky and am being much more careful this week!

I hope you are all well and enjoying getting out and about to view the snowdrops.
We saw them at Attingham last week but I didn't manage to take a snap.

Have a great week.
 xx Jo

Wednesday, 2 February 2022



My blog post has a seaside theme this week...

Firstly my latest twiddler - I like making these as they are bright and cheery and everyone has probably got memories of a seaside trip. I put knitted seaweed twiddly bits and bobs and buttons etc to discover in the flotsam and jetsam!

Below is a little crafty project. If you remember the beach huts that I had on Ben's old cot bumper - well I removed them all and thought maybe a little collage on the cover of a notebook might be a way of using them. 

It would be simple to do and I thought maybe LLJ might be able to flog them in the shop to raise a few pennies for RNLI.
What do you think?
So that's it for this week.

I am nursing a slightly stinging hand. I accidentally spilled a small cup of boiling water over the back of it. It's fine as I put it straight under the cold tap but it could have been nasty. Note to self - take more care when pouring boiling water in future!!

Have a good week

xx Jo