Friday, 11 February 2011


Oops!  I appear to have been missing for a while, great intentions scuppered by boring life things, but hopefully back on track now. Which is just as well as I am fast approaching my 1st Blog Anniversary and hope to have a bit of a giveaway, but more of that later.

My first and most important item in this post is to say a big and embarassingly late thank you to both Jenevieve of Buttons, Ribbons and other things and Amy of Blighty Boutique for passing me the Stylish Blogger Award.  It is customary on these occasions to tell seven new things about yourself and pass the award on to 15 other people.  Well in truth after a year of boring the pants off you all, I don't think I have anything else of interest to recount so I will be very naughty and say if you read some of my old posts you will gather what kind of a nutcase I am, but hopefully won't hold that against me and come visit me again!
Since I follow so many brilliant blogs I would be hard pressed to name 30 of you, 'cos I like you all, or I wouldn't have followed you in the first place. You are all pretty damn stylish!
I am therefore going to highlight two blogs for no other reason than they have time and again amazed me by their ingenuity and prolific output of stylish fashion, for themselves and others, they are.......

Alexandra Mason and Kitschy Coo

Please ladies take(or not) the award, I do know that some prefer not to, but even if you don't I would just like you to know how impressed I am by your work, both quantity and quality.

Humbling apologies now over back to the title of the post.......

Do you ever get the urge to play truant from all the jobs, sewing, housework you should be doing, just to go and really mess about  for a change.

I do and often when I look at what I have achieved I have no clue how I will use it, or even if I ever will, but that never seems to stop me producing some very strange and mostly useless things.

So here are my first offerings of things created when I was drunk  feeling playful,  a complete waste of time and possibly money....but hey  who cares occasionally!

Do feel free to join in the fun, I would hate to actually feel that I am theonly one who is this insane.......

 Just why would you needle felt a bowl of vegetables......even my grandson shunned these from his toy shop! (they are too hairy!!)

This one surely smacks of foraging gone wrong....or was it the alcohol?..... again!!

 Photo Homes and Antiques magazine

And this little fella was the fault (or rather inspired by) an article in Homes & Antiques magazine about the very talented Domenica More Gordon.  My puny effort is no reflection at all of her work, which is brilliant, but yet again another example of....what am I going to do with it now........  I am not even a dog lover!..

So come on let us all see some of your cupboard stash (that is hidden in a cupboard 'cos you don't know what else to do with it), you know you really want to........................

I will be back soon with the start of this years places I have been or rediscovered (as I think our glorious Isles are open again now), and of course my giveaway.... but for now ....

Jenny xx


  1. So good to see you back, I adore your felted work, If that's just messing about, what are you like when your being serious! Sue Xx

  2. Congratulations on your award! Your little felt pieces are very creative! :-)


  3. good to see you hon :)
    And I NEED the mushrooms/toadstools AND the doggy - he reminds me of my Monster xxx

  4. You clever person! The felt veg - well, every home should have some. And the dog is so adorable - his eager, want-to-please little face and the tail that is practically wagging! Awww!

  5. Brilliant - sometimes a girl just needs to play about - does everything we make have o be useful if we have had fun making it?!


  6. Good to see you again :) Love the little felted dog so cute :)

  7. I'm afraid that the outcome of why I play truant from work is stashed away in a stable (rather too big for a cupboard) (and too messy!)and he's also too hairy for anyone's toy box!

    Playing truant is a most important part of being self employed.
    Its the equivalent of spending too much time photo-copying or bidding on eBay on the bosses computer, and gives you the pleasure of enjoying a naughty little feeling without commiting any horrendous crime.
    It makes you smile cos you know you should've been doing something else :))

    For some reason the WORKLOAD itself can NEVER play truant and its always exactly where you left it!!

  8. So, I'm not alone then... I would be a very unhappy bunny if I didn't have a mess about every once in a while. When I retire .... I will mess about all the time!!!!
    I love that little dog!

  9. I think the felted veg are wonderful, I'd be very proud of them!
    Lisa x

  10. I also have some very strange needle felted things, mainly witches. I had a thing about them for a while, I even have one hanging from my rear view mirror in the car.

  11. I have nominated you for a Stylish Blog Award! Pop over to my blog to claim your award!

  12. Hi Jenny, love your felted pieces, the mushrooms look great and that dog is brilliant! On our coffee table we have some knitted bananas my mum gave me in a bowl with several balls of yarn! :) x

  13. Great to have you back Jenny! Your felted items are just lovely! And congrats with the award!
    See you soon again
    By the way my give-away is finishing on the 15th of Feb! So if you want to join.....

  14. What fantastic work you talented lady!!

    Victoria xx

  15. Oh you've made a cute little dog...well done, you're very clever. I saw the article in the magazine, but could never make one like that...lovely!

  16. I'm really happy that you follow my blog.
    Yours is beautiful, I hope to receive more comments from you. Thank youyou for responding quickly .
    A kiss Flo

  17. Jenny, the little guy is adorable!


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