Wednesday, 24 August 2016


I think my table is all set for some finishing off jobs for Tilly Tea Dance.

She left a pile of beautiful little dumfed pictures for mounting and some teeny tiny embroidered inchies all ready to be attached to silver pendant blanks.
So, it looks like I will be busy later this morning - firstly I have to nip over to baby sit Ben while Maxine has her hair cut.
Then, wahoo - a birthday party this afternoon! With a bit of luck and fine weather it might be tea in my school friend's garden with friends and family - perfect!

If you feel like joining in with our workdesk show and tell, then pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground and share your desk with a few like minded crafters.

Have a great week.
Thanks for calling by.

x Jo

Wednesday, 17 August 2016


Well who stole last week then?? It doesn't seem five minutes since I was posting myWOYWW post a week ago - Must be a sign of old age creeping up on me.

I seem to have had a busy time but not much crafting.
I blame the Olympics - watching it - not taking part -lol!

I treated Ben to a doll and a pushchair this week - he loves it - he's called Tom.
I thought a nappy and matching bib would be useful so spent a while making these two.
Note how girl centred dollies are - why don't they show a boy holding the bottle for dolly??

I have managed another Twiddlemuff and Annie delivered four to the local nursing home for me so hopefully they will be put to good use.

I have also been helping Tilly get together her latest shop stock.
This week she is working as "artist in residence" for a day at Acton Scott museum so that will be fun.

So, that's it for this week.

Thanks for calling by.
Have a great week.
x Jo

Wednesday, 10 August 2016


Well - at last, a bit of crafty activity from the Twiglet work desk!!


 Firstly, my wool rovings and yarns all laid out ready for wet felting.
I haven't done any wet felting for ages so it's fun to have a dabble and just for a change I raided Tilly's stash of gorgeous yarns and rovings!

Below are the dollies' clothes mentioned last week. Apparently they were well received by Ben's little friend. Her mummy is expecting a new baby so she is dolly mad at the moment and spent ages changing dolly's nappy! I think I shall be making a few more of them for other birthdays coming up in the next few weeks.

These are the latest twiddlemuffs...
Some are going to a local residential home, so I am sure they will be well loved and twiddled.

Today, I will be hosting Maxine and Ben. She is so thrilled with the response to her "Tilly Tea Dance" creativity but with success comes more hard work, so she will be dumfing and stitching while I play diggers and dumpers!

Have a great week everyone and thanks for calling by.

x Jo

Wednesday, 3 August 2016


Well it's been another busy week here.
I even managed a bit of time at my sewing machine making a set of dolls clothes for one of Ben's little friends. I made a top, skirt, cardi and nappy BUT forgot to take a photo! I might ask Tilly Tea Dance to post one on her blog as she now has the outfit.
I have also been helping my friend gather the fabric and bits and bobs to make a quilt for her newest grandaughter. She did an amazing job and sent me a photo today of the finished item. What a labour of love....

My twiddlemuff knitting is still ongoing and I used up some oddments to make 3 more for the local hospital.

Meanwhile, Tilly has been using my desks for more crafty creations. She is busy organising more workshops and creating beautiful little pictures and brooches for local shops. AND I have had fun keeping Ben busy - we had his cousins to play today and, once he got used to them, he really enjoyed sharing his toys with them!

So that's it for this week.
Have a great week and enjoy your crafting.

x Jo

Wednesday, 27 July 2016


Good morning all!

It's a bit overcast and gloomy here but still quite warm.
It rained overnight so it's a bit too damp for outdoor play this morning - maybe that means I can potter quietly and craftily indoors!! I fancy doing a little bit of wet felting using some new natural pre-felt. (I might update this later if I manage to finish any)

My table has lots to snoop around for you today. Just bits and bobs that keep appearing as I tidy drawers and cupboards. AND my latest unfinished twiddlemuff - yes I know I said I would give it a rest but Karen at the hospital was so pleased with my donation of footie twiddlemuffs, and the rest, that I thought I might make a few more when a find time.

Here is the link to the media release about the footie ones..

And lastly - just look at this little beauty...

It is the Tom Thumb fuschia that LLJ brought for me last year.
It is packed with tiny blooms and looks a real picture! Thanks Jan - a perfect specimen - and so is the fuschia!

Well thats it for today - it's now pouring down so I shall finish baking my bread buns and get felting!
Have a good week. Thanks for visiting and for your lovely comments.
Join us all blog hopping around the globe over with at Julia's Stamping Ground - so good to see you back there Julia!!

xx Jo