Wednesday, 18 October 2017


My desk is untouched but this little character wandered out into the garden to check out my greenery ready for Christmas! Ben loves her, so I think I might have to come up with another similar outfit for his ted too.

I have spent a bit of time in my sewing room tearing up strips for my locker hooked rug. It will be a labour of love I think. Quite time consuming but relaxing at the same time as it is so repetitive. I will reveal a little bit of it next week but don't get too excited!

Short and sweet this week. Thanks to all who call into my blog and leave lovely comments. I hope I can get back to you all but I still have problems with Google+ so may not be able to leave comments if you use this - but I always pop over and have a good snoop at your WOYWW post!

xxx Jo

Wednesday, 11 October 2017


A little visitor has taken a keen interest in the dumfing machine today! (Embellisher or needle felting machine)

I knitted him over the weekend for my sister in law as she is having a few problems with her arthritis. (She is making them to raise funds for Birmingham Children's hospital).

I knitted one for Ben last year - except that his always looked a bit long in the body. Now I know why!! I knitted the small size ted but gave him the large size body!! Oh wel, Ben loves him just the same.

It's a short post today - I am helping Maxine stock her shelves in Acton Scott Farm Museum, Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and the Bog Visitor Centre. So we are off to the Shropshire hills!! 

Have a great week.
Thanks for calling by.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 4 October 2017


 Good morning all!
Just a quick one today - Ben will be arriving in half an hour!

My wise owl door stop is modelling the litttle dressing up veil I made for a little friend yesterday. It's in the post already so I hope she likes it.

Below is my work table with a little plastic zippy purse amongst some of the packing materials I have been using to post Tilly Tea Dance pictures.

NOW - if anyone can think of a good use for my little zippy purse you are welcome to one. I got a job lot on line. I thought I might fill them with crafty items to make storage easier in my craft room. They are big enough to hold one 50g ball of yarn.

 Lastly - just a few more teddy outfits knitted for charity. It's amazing what a few oddments of wool can do!!

Have a great day all.

Special love to Shaz - get well soon.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 27 September 2017


Another week - another Wednesday!
Here we are, nearly at the end of September - where does that time go??
This week my workdesk has seen very little action.
Most of my time has been spent organising a little birthday "do" for Ben.

So these WOYWW show and tell photos are from the dining room.

Just a couple of photos of the cake I made for Ben's birthday. I don't think it would make Bake-off standards but he seemed very impressed.

 I think it was the working traffic lights that really sold it!

My only other project (well, apart from knitting teddy clothes of course) is one that I might already be regretting.......

I have fancied making a locker hooked rug for ages. I thought it might be a good way to use up some of my fabric stash oddments etc. I thought a little bath side rug would be simple, washable etc.

I am usually good at picking up something new and giving it a go but this seems far more tricky than the "You tube" videos that I watched!! I think maybe the canvas isn't very good quality as it doesn't seem to hold shape very well.

I am binding the edge first and then weaving across in stripes.

I WILL persevere! So, watch this space.

It's a misty moisty morning here today. Everywhere is looking very Autumnal, the leaves are turning and the last few swallows are heading south.

So, that's it for this week.
Thanks for calling by.
I hope all the WOYWW croppers have a fab time.
Give my love to all - Tilly Tea Dance has sent a little picture for the raffle from us both so I hope you make loads for your charity.

xxx Jo

Wednesday, 20 September 2017


Knitting for Teddies again!

A quick post as I have a busy day with Ben today.

Last week I posted some of my little knitties but didn't really explain what they were for.
My sister in law has knitted teddies for Birmingham Children's hospital and I volunteered to knit a few clothes for the teds.

Hence this week there is a neat little jumper with a scarf and pompoms and a pretty little pink outfit with matching cowl and knickers!
Also note - new reading glasses - they feel a bit weird but certainly helped with close work and needle threading.

Apologies for the blurry photos - I used my phone and I think I was too close.
Note to self - I need a new camera!

Below is the tiny one inch pompom maker - perfect for dollies/teds clothes and soooo quick!

So, that's it for this week.

I hope you are all well and managing to fit in a bit of crafting time - I will be round to check out your WOYWW later!

xx Jo