Tuesday, 30 March 2010

At Last.....

The move has been completed and the new loft is almost all set up as a workspace. If nothing else the wait has only served to make me all the more keen to get crocheting and sewing again, so I can't wait to get started on those unfinished items and some brand new ones.
Unfortunately Easter is way too soon for the eggs I'd made but they will keep for next year (assuming I don't misplace them before then).
I might just manage to post a photo of them in time for Easter though.
Watch out for more snails appearing on my Folksy page very soon, and hopefully there will be a few friends appearing along with them.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Away Again

Ugh, the chaos of moving house........ give me a couple of weeks so I remember where I packed my sanity!

Thursday, 21 January 2010

London Bananas

I don't see many banana skins lying around, but I do have a very vivid memory of finding one lying at the side of the road in the middle of the Highlands one summer. Miles from anywhere, one lonely banana skin and it was like a slug magnet, there were dozens of them honing in on it; horrible, makes me shiver just thinking about it.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010


Just logged on this morning and there is one of my snails on the Folksy Top Picks page! Got a lovely warm fuzzy feeling inside now! :)
The little Momo pictured reminded me I have several little amigurumi dolls like that lying at the bottom of my 'still to be finished' bag. Poor things have been there for rather a while and all that they are waiting on are faces.
I think I need to to take stock and spend a few weeks just sorting through all the stuff that is 'almost done', finishing them and deciding if they are going up for sale or going to be gift dropped. I'm kind of scared just how much there might be....

Monday, 18 January 2010

Toy Society Drop (almost)

An embarrassing amount of time has passed since I completed the Smappy Bunnies and said I'd give them away in a Toy Society drop.
Well, I've finally got them all bagged up and ready to go 'somewhere'.
I need to leave for work at 7am tomorrow so I'm planning to drop them en route. There's a primary school at the end of the road from work and I may try McDonalds as well.
Assuming of course that I don't forget to take them with me.........!

Blue Star Fox

Once upon a time, not so long ago, I worked unsocial hours in a small dingy office, set at the back of a car lot away from everything.
In the early hours of the morning, there was a regular visitor who really perked up the nightshift; a small, half starved looking fox.
The Blue Star fox would saunter right up to the window and stare right in before moving on past to see if there were any tasty morsels dropped by the bin.
At one point the nightshift was something fed up like a punishment. However, those long boring hours with no work gave me plenty of time to make some little friends for the fox outside.
They were all packed away while I moved jobs, so here's to the Blue Star fox and friends, finally out of the box.
Secrets are all out of the box too now of course. No-one bats an eyelid now, yet it was such an over the top big deal to the Blue Star bigwigs.
So one Blue Star Fox and one Secrets Fox that visited the car somewhere in the dead of night, and in the middle of nowhere, lured in by the smell of takeaway McDonalds or maybe they are just nosey.
Next up is Hobnob, celebrating the persuasive power of the biscuit, although supposedly he was bought well before those appeared. :)
These three are all currently residing in my Folksy shop and watch out for some amigurumi foxes coming soon.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Don't Forget

Has anyone read Kawaiso na zo (Faithful Elephants). So sad and moving - during WW2, two elephants in Ueno Zoo refused to eat the poisoned food given to them (the keepers had to kill all the animals in case bombing resulted in wild animals escaping). Instead they performed tricks and persuaded their keepers to give them their usual food.

Don't forget to tell those around you how much you love and appreciate them.

Inspiration Avenue

What a great idea; each week has a theme and you can create anything you like.... I love seeing what everyone comes up with.
This week is a Pocket Full of Sunshine.

Pimp & Paint Giveaway

There's a gorgeous pendant up for grabs on Pimp & Paint's lovely blog page. I love her stuff, especially some of the things in her other etsy store. Go check it out.