Monday, 7 March 2011

Update - Completed Rose Scarf...and a Blog Award!

We apologise for the delay in transmission...

I've spent more time looking at blogs than actually crocheting this week! I've been blown away (and a little intimidated) by the talent out there. Inspiring stuff - more of that later.

Anyway, here's the finished rose motif scarf, as promised:

It's finished with a picot edging. I quite like the picot stitch, it's very simple, but gives a lovely finish to a crocheted piece. I'm starting to get the knack of these scarves now, and can whip one up in an afternoon, provided my laptop is switched OFF, no distractions.

In other news...

Aideen, the queen of scrapbook loveliness herself, has kindly given me a...


This award is all about getting lesser-known blogs out there so with that in mind, it's time to pay it forward.

What you need to do is thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them (well it's just good manners innit?) - so thanks Aideen. ;)

Secondly, you need to share seven things about yourself:


1. I live with my fiancé in a tiny one-bed apartment. :)

2. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up, but I hope it involves kids and/or the outdoors.

3. As a child, I had a slightly OCD thing about even numbers, specifically the number eight. I counted everything in eights!

4. I'm quite shy, and I blush a LOT. I try not to get embarrassed about it though, for obvious reasons.

5. As well as crochet, I'm also interested in horticulture and sustainable living.

6. I drink an obscene amount of tea.

7. It took me half an hour to come up with the previous six points (I don't do well when put on the spot - stage fright! :D).

Thirdly, you need to nominate seven other blogs for the Stylish Blogger Award.

So here are my nominations:

1. loveandasandwich: I absolutely love Chelsea Bloxom's plush designs - especially the Monsteroctopus. :) Very unique and lovable gifts - give one of her critters a home today!

2. Cottage Garden Studios - Sarah's blog is packed with original drawings, paintings and crafts, not to mention stunning photography.

3. Another Sarah, this time over at Fairyface Designs. Check out her gorgeous quilts and kiddies clothes.

4. Chase Clark's blog Oh The Cuteness! is a treasure trove of crochet patterns, yummy recipes and fab photos - and I love the How-Tuesdays! :)

5. Fiona at Cute As A Button has a special talent for breathing new life into seemingly ordinary things, turning new and vintage buttons into cute and quirky jewellery. Just so sweet. :)

6. Pippablue is a gorgeous craft shop in Galway, selling beautiful yarn and fabric. Pippablue also hold knitting and sewing workshops in the store.

7. - great ideas for DIY weddings. :)

Three of the blogs nominated are Irish blogs - so hooray for the craft revival in Ireland!

Lastly, leave a comment on your nominees' blogs, to let your 7 people know you have sent them the award so they too can pass it along!

So there you have it, I'm off to crochet some flowers now, just because...

Happy crafting!


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