Month: October 2012

Day 30: deery me

Since Bert arrived I’ve become a little obsessed with deer heads.  I’ve bought three new deer heads and quite a big stash of wool to do a few more, I just need to find the time!  I’m also planning a few non woolly additions to the Taylor deer head collection, I’ll keep you posted!

Here’s a few of Bert’s distant relatives I discovered this week.

Fox Bunting

The Ugly Sweater

Manafka Mina

Greedy for Colour

Day 29: hello, I’ve been dancing on the ceiling, all night long

You might have guessed, I’ve been to see Lionel Richie tonight!!!

It was a little bit like being at a family disco with all the dads and drunk aunties dancing around, but everybody loves a bit a cheesy disco don’t they!?!!?

We were quite high up, and I forgot my binoculars, but I could still see the vivid silhouette of Big L doing his thing!

Incredible… My dad would be proud of me.

Day 28: tweet tweet

Well, only 3 more posts to go after today and I will have completed my blogtoberfest mission. I can’t believe I’ve lasted this long!

I had another rugby match today, our fourth of the season. We managed a very triumphant 64-0, not bad, and I got 3 tries, even better.

Anyway, my mum’s come to visit me this weekend and while I was warming up she took herself off for a little wonder around the village and found a little craft shop.

In this little craft shop was a very nice lady doing a little bit of needle felting. My mum had the sudden brainwave of getting a starter kit as a thank you for feeding her all weekend.

So whilst nursing my bruises and a slightly sore neck I thought I’d give it a go.

After much huffing and puffing I got to here…


Then a little more huffing an a lot of stabbing myself In the finger got me to here!

What do you think? Still quite a bit to go but I’m pretty sure you can tell what it is.

An added bonus to this is that the pain I’m now feeling in my fingers from all that repetitive stabbing has distracted me from all my rugby bruises.

Just one more thing, for anybody that hasn’t needle felted and wants to try it, you don’t really have to stab yourself, I just got a little over excited.

Day 27: shaken not stirred

I’ve been to see the new James Bond film tonight, it was incredible.
I have a slight reputation for telling people what happens in films or books before they’ve seen/read them, my mum can fill you in on the details, she just won’t drop it!
But I’m not going to do that, all I’m going to say is that it was incredible, and I’ve ALWAYS wanted to slide down the middle of the escalators at tube stations!


Day 26: the big shop

I know what you are thinking, she’s finally lost it, why is she taking pictures of her grocery shopping?  But stay with me, it’ll make sense eventually.

Yesterday a friend of mine I met in China wrote a post about World Food Day, a day to draw attention to hunger, poverty and malnutrition across the world. In her post Olivia talks about how the cultural differences between nations has a huge impact on how we value food and her experiences of the difference between China and the Western world.  She also posted a link to a brilliant photo essay, you should definitely go over and have a look!

It’s that photo essay which inspired my photo today… my weekly shop.

I think you can learn a lot about people from their weekly shop, I always have a good nosey in other shopping trolleys as I wonder around tesco.  The photo essay is a real insight into the culture of each country represented.  Quite an eye opener.

P.S. Olivia, is you read this, I know I still haven’t sent you the parcel I’ve been promising for about 9 months, but if you email me your new address I PROMISE I will do it!!  I’ve said this publicly now so I’ll have to do it.  Miss you.x

Day 25: if only

I’m sure I’m not the only person that dreams of winning the lottery, I get so excited sometimes I convince myself I’m going to win, but I always end up disappointed.

If I did win the lottery I think I’d spend quite a lot of my time making stuff.  At the minute I just can’t do it fast enough, I spend a lot of my time in work just wishing the day to go a little but faster so I can get home and finish those mittens or start the next little project spinning round in my head.

I could even upgrade from having lots of little projects to one massive one, like this…..

A whole crocheted room!!!!  Isn’t it amazing!

This incredible room was created by Artist Allyson Mitchell in 2006.

I’m definitely buying a lottery ticket tomorrow…

Day 24: cover it up

I am pretty clumsy, it’s embarrassing sometimes.  I’ve got a new work phone and I’m really scared of dropping it and breaking it.  A week after I got it I nearly dropped it down a gutter, thankfully lady luck was shining on my that day, I may not be so lucky next time.

What a really need is an amazing case which makes my phone completely indestructible, but I’ll settle for a pretty crocheted one instead.  Here’s a few pieces of inspiration to get me thinking…

one  two  three  four  five  six  seven


Day 22: colourific

It’s so hard to choose colours!!  Whether it’s to decorate a room, craft up something magic or buying an outfit it can be really difficult to choose a combination that *goes*.

I’ve got a little secret that might help you though…..

A few months ago I found Design Seeds.  Wowsers, if you were ever stuck for colourful inspiration this is DEFINITELY the place to go!

It’s a collection of amazing colour palettes all created using beautiful images, here’s a few of my favourites…

Aren’t they just incredible!

And, if you sign up for the newsletter you get 2 of these badboys in your inbox EVERYDAY!

what you could you ask for?!?!?