Wednesday, 30 March 2022


Good morning all - Happy WOYWW.

I thought I would share my rainbow twiddler that is half made.

Don't the colours just lift your spirits!

Below are the beautiful flowers and wonderful artwork given to me on Sunday.

My clever daughter gave me the little needle felted picture. (Click on the pic to see it better)

She had made it as part of the workshop she was teaching this week and then finished it off with lovely handstitched flowers. I love it.

And then my grandson gave me this lovely water colour that he had painted of his Mum and his Nanny on either side of him. A very good likeness of all, I think!
That's my show and tell for this week.

Thanks to our lovely WOYWW friends, £75 went to various charities for Ukraine for the kilt pin brooches that  I posted last week. Well done all. We WOYWWers would soon sort the world out given half a chance!

xx Jo


Wednesday, 23 March 2022



Another week - another WOYWWednesday!

These weeks fly by don't they.

I was clearing out a few bits and bobs and came across some big pins.

I had intended making some little fabric brooches ages ago but never got round to it.

So, this week I decided I would make some little brooch/ bag tags/flags to raise funds for the folks who are suffering in the Ukraine War.

I found, amongst my many old pairs of denims, a dark navy pair - perfect for the backing on my little flags. The tiny Ukraine flags are made from a scrap of check fabric from my local footie flags.

The national flower of Ukraine - sunflowers - are needle felted and then the petals are hand stitched around each flower head. I left raw edges for effect and just stitched around to secure the backing with a bright yellow thread. Lastly, I stitched them onto the kilt pin. they are about 7cm x 8 cm.

I thought it looked good hanging on my navy bag....


If anyone wants one. Just let me know. Then, make a donation to any of the funds for Ukraine - Red Cross, DEC, Unicef  etc - tell me that you have done that and then I will pop one in the post for you.
First come first served. 

I do have plenty of denim but no more giant pins - but I do have brooch backs. 
So if you just want a little brooch let me know - I could always run up a few more, if demand was high 😀
I guess every penny counts when things are so desperate out there.

We are so lucky to have peace and glorious Spring weather here.
I am counting my blessings.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 16 March 2022



Good morning all.
I seem to have had a very busy few days.

Firstly I used my needle felting bits and bobs to make a little sunflower tribute to Ukraine.
I shall put it on my window sill as an act of support for the desperate folk of Ukraine and hope that soon there will be an end to the appalling ordeal that they are suffering.

As Max's chief admin officer (that's the title I have awarded myself!), I have been busy making workshop packs for her. I think I made 40 last week.

Don't they look pretty when all the "fluff" is laid out in rainbow stripes ready to pack?

And now - I'm not trying to upstage my little sis here BUT....

Max brought her friend's giant teddy round so that I could reduce the length of it's legs so that it fits into a smaller bedroom. I think I chopped off about 15 inches of each leg and then re-stitched and stuffed them so that it looked more like a normal, if still rather large teddy.

Here it is, sitting on a king-sized bed!

That's it for this week.

I hope you are all well and have been able to enjoy the beautiful Spring weather while it lasts.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 9 March 2022



Good morning all!

Today Tilly Tea Dance is coming over for a quick "staff meeting".

We need to get a collection of her artwork ready for the re-opening of "The Bog Centre" at the Stiperstones. She always does really well there so it's great to be able to fill the shelves with some of her lovely stuff.

So, yesterday, I spent the day "finishing"/packing some beautiful little felted bookmarks and framing some of her little felted and embroidered flower pictures.

Over the weekend I finished off these two little knitties. They are tiny - new baby and 6-12 month size so didn't take long to knit.

When I ran out of little garments to knit, I took out my twiddler knitting and finished off this one....

It made me think of St Patrick's Day although I doubt I will have a sack full to take to the hospital by then!
Well, that's me for this week.
Have a good week everyone.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 2 March 2022



Good morning all.

I thought you would like to see the finished Saucepan Man outfit.

All the pans etc are made from shiny, silver fabric. Ben helped me to make the two little pans on the front by gluing fabric to Bisto tins.

The rest are all soft sculpture pan lids/utensils etc. the outfit is topped off with a saucepan hat!

My photo of him from the front wasn't very good so I have left you with a very swish rear view. 

He loved the outfit and said "It's much better than I expected!!"

The photo below is the pack of ten twiddlers all ready to be dropped off at the hospital.

They are cheery aren't they.

So that's me for this week.

I am back on Tilly Tea Dance admin this week so I may be a bit slow with my WOYWW comments.

(nothing new there then).

Have a good week.

xx Jo