Wednesday, 15 June 2011

blog award and some crochet

I have been given another Blog Award!  This time from the lovely Sandy at Cherished Handmade Treasures.  Go
here to vist her.

So, the deal is that I list 7 things about myself and pass the award on to 5 other blogs.

I hope I don't repeat anything I've already told you about myself, I know I talk a lot and it can be hard to remember...

1) I used to have 5 earrings in my left ear, 4 in the right, 2 in my left nostril and one in my belly button.   Now I have none. 

2) I have a stack of magazines in the bathroom, one under the bed and another by my chair in the living room.  They're all craft magazines.

3) My favourite meal is chips (of the English variety - I don't mean crisps), cheese and gravy (again, English gravy).  Don't knock it til you've tried it.

4) I didn't pass my driving test until I was 30.  I had my first lesson when I was 17 and two days old (17 was the legal limit all those years ago) and I passed on my 5th attempt...  No, I didn't have lessons for 13 years solid!

5) I sleep with a bunny.  Not a real one, Mr CA doesn't allow that.  He's called Bunny. 

6) I can't bear to touch cotton wool, it makes me feel seriously sick. 

7) I have a little notebook where I've written down every book I've read over the past 6 years.  I have no idea why I do this.

So, enough of that nonsense.  I'd like to pass the award to the following lovely ladies for being just plain fab:

Super Cute Tilly does the most amazing papercuts you've ever seen, ever.  She's also a whizz with needle and friend

KandiPandi is a girl after my own heart who does so many different crafts, all of them amazingly well.

Meme Rose is hopefully going to ask me to come and live with her soon as I'd love to live in such a gorgeous house - have a look at her amazing crochet.

And last, but certainly not least, Nancy at Heaven is Handmaid, published sewist extrordinaire and Sandra of Sandra Sews, a wonderful, kind, friendly lady with a massive talent on the sewing machine, two lovely ladies that I'm proud to call my friends.

And now for the crochet.  I've wanted to make a jar cosy for ages and when I set up my computer desk in the living room (although the computer now wont turn on...) I decided to crochet a cover for a jar to hold my pens.

I used Lucy's tutorial over at the Attic 24 blog - you can find it here.  I also used a Bonne Maman jar so didn't even have to do any complicated crochet-maths.  Mr CA gave me a bit of a funny look when I set it down with a big, proud smile, but when I got home from work the next day, I saw it sitting there and I just had to smile!

p.s. no, that's not my computer desk in the picture.  Observant readers will note that it is in fact a window sill.  This is because my desk is in the darkest corner known to man.


Jacey said...

Love the crochet jar, they are great aren't they for brighting up little areas. Some interesting facts there about yourself, why did you remove all your piercings ? xx

Kandi said...

Thanks honey. Love these little factoids. I was once also pierced to the high heavens :0)
Lovely little pen pot
Kandi x

MeMe Rose said...

Why thank you Wendy for the blog award... I would love to accept it. I sometimes wonder what my bloggy readers would think of our house if they ever visited... is it better in the flesh or would it be a disappointment? I think better in the flesh... although messier! Where have I been?! I didn't know you had a blog!! Will have a little look now...x

Supercutetilly said...

Thank you soooo much for giving me the award, it is much appreciated....your gorgeous jar cosy made me smile fact I would love to make a few in different sizes, when I've got the time, lol xx

Nancy Lee said...

Thank you my bloggy buddy!
In Canada we call chips,gravy, and cheese(curds) poutine (but we say it with a horrid Quebecois accent so it sounds like Pooh-ten). You can even order it in restaurants, with a side of defibrillator.
Cotton wool, chenille, a certain types of minky make my daughter sick too.
Love the pencil cozy! Hope you are having a lovely evening!

Sandra :) said...

Sweet jar cozy! Much prettier than mine, which is a plastic yogurt container, LOL!!

Congratulations on the blog award, and thank you, I think, for passing it on to me as well ... I'm not sure what a filth bucket is but it doesn't sound very good - maybe I better get out the javex and the mop! I do fully admit to the stalker part, though ... but a GOOD stalker, not the YUCKY kind, lolol!! (Which reminds me - watch your mail ... LOL!!!!)

Sarah said...

I love your facts! I write down every book I've read too! I used to write in a notebook but I've switched to an online program. For me it was a habit my english teacher got me into when I was studying for a scholarship exam during my last year at high school.

Cute crochet :P would be a great scrap yarn project.

Allie said...

Congrats on your award! Your number one made me say ouch several times. I wish I'd written down all my books - now that I can't remember anything, it would be fun to read them again. Darling little jar cozy!

Nancy Lee said...

I really must protest. Sandra Sews is quite tidy and very kind -- and she is one of those rare individuals who will run in with a casserole and a box of tissues when everyone else is running away.

Wendy said...

Oh dear, I seem to have caused a misunderstanding! A filth-bucket in England is not a dirty person, nor is it negative, it's a jokey term for someone with a "potty mouth"!!