Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

So here's the thing - last week three lovely people awarded me with this here award. Now I can't win a game of noughts and crosses, let alone something a funky as this award. There's a bunch of cool rules that you have to follow so in order to make this fair I am only doing this the once - but with a huge THANK YOU to Polly PolkadotMaria and Little Harriet. You guys totally rock, so cheers guys! I never knew people actually enjoyed reading my somewhat random posts. That's flattery of the highest degree!

So rule number one: Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award.

Hey - ahead of the game for once! 

Rule number two: Share 7 random things about yourself.


1. I hate food shopping. The way people stand in the middle of the aisle trying to work out if they want low fat or full fat yoghurt. It makes me want to scream. Food is food. Some is good for you, some, not so much. But here's the deal, we only live this life once so if you want to waste it checking out the nutritional value of celery, please do it where I can't walk into you. 

2. I believe spiders are from out of space. No really, I do!

3. My favourite author has got to be David Eddings. Anyone who can write a book that is that easy to read, and have such loveable character in it deserves God status!

4. The only other colour in my wardrobe other than black is currently red. I would have black paint on my walls if I could - however I think the landlord might just kick my butt into next year if I did. 

5. If I am not buying handmade one of the few other stores you'll find me in is Londons 'Forbidden Planet'. My credit card always gets a bashing when I go there. And the best part is... most of the time I can't tell you what I actually bought.

6. Alice Cooper is my idol. His albums rule the rock world.

7. I plan on making a whole bunch of bat cushions when I get back from my honeymoon. Big enough so that they wrap around your shoulders and makes vegging that little bit more comfortable. And right in time for the winter creeping up too!

And rule number three: Award seven recently discovered bloggers with this award and contact them to let them know they have won.

(This is really hard by the way - and two I would have awarded already awarded me so I had to think some on this!)

1. Dorset Girl - That's some nifty work on those letters, and I love the tooth fairy boxes!
2. Goblin Dreams - Mix fairies and steam punk and you have my attention.
3. Itsamistry designs - Always a pleasure to read and some lovely designs.
4. Gifts by Jenny - Great blog... that and her creations are the cutest!
5. Curious Cat Creative - A talent I wish I had.
6. Ros Made Me - I love reading her posts, a truly versatile blogger :)
7. 1st Unique gifts - How could I miss the inventor of Handmade Monday out? 'sides, I want a hedgehog too.

The thing is that was real hard... because I couldn't decide on the 7 for ages. All the blogs I read I enjoy...otherwise I wouldn't read them. So to everyone I didn't get to mention... You're all spectacular! 

And finally... to contact everyone I have awarded!

Monday, 4 July 2011

Handmade Monday - 23 already?

Wow week 23 for Handmade Monday already? Where has the time gone??

However as usual full of loads of interesting reads and great blogs so I insist you all go over and check it out! 1st unique gifts

I am getting closer to a mental break down of nerves now. I have less than a month and I am beginning to feel strain that I think most women only feel during child birth. I have spent so much time redecorating the house that I have seen enough emulsion to last me a life time. Which means everything crafty has been sat on the back bench :( Way not good for the soul this cleaning thing!

I did find time to nip over to Wendy's to pick up a couple of gifts (okay - two were for me but gifts to myself are just fine right?). I was so happy with the items and I can't wait to give one to my mum. But that's an 'after wedding, once you've driven me to the airport and look after my house for a week' gift, so I'll have to wait.

 The other is sitting on my bathroom door ready for the big day - I can't be doing with the 'where is your bathroom' question... especially since it's right next to the back door, by the garden, where weather permitting everyone will be.

I also asked the lovely Lucie at Angels and Diamonds to commission a bracelet for me - mainly for the honeymoon. However I am so happy with the result I think it will be worn before then! Nip over a have a peek at the excellent goth bracelet! Angels and Diamonds - soooooo excited about it ;)

So in-between my shopping and repainting everything in sight, I knocked together yet more wreaths the other day. I have so many now my lounge looks like its being invaded. It's like day of the Triffids, only with artificial ivy and roses. Might make for a B Movie blockbuster... However, worst of all is the fact that they all look really random now. I know what the finished look should be, but right now its just a load of 'stuff'.

I tried my hand at some sugar craft yesterday. Thought I would get some practice in before the wedding cake it done. I have to state I took no photos because I was so ashamed at my attempts. The good news is I have a friend that is gonna show me the ins and outs. I never thought that making an ivy leaf in icing would be hard - but if you don't have a clue...don't touch the sugar and leave it to the experts!

And finally...

...I would also like to thank the lovely people that awarded me last week!! I will spend some time tomorrow and complete the do by actually doing the awards in return. I was so flattered. I was all bouncy at the time. I think my other half thought I had O.D.ed on Haribo or something. Which in retrospect I can't blame him. Haribo after all is like the food of the gods!

So I reply in kind tomorrow!
Until then I will blog hop to my hearts content!