Showing posts from February, 2011

One-Year-Blogaversary Giveaway!

Hi all!
A little delayed as my one-year blogging anniversary was actually on the 9th of February, but as some of you may have read, I was a little (ok a LOT) under the weather. But nothing that cant be remedied by blogging a bit later :)

So... I have been blogging for one year! Originally I had planned to blog my 200th post on the one-year blogaversary (is that a word? I dont care, I like it!) but sadly that also didnt work... However, this giveaway will work! And it's a cool one, or at least I think so... It has a bit of a story behind it though which might be nice to share. When I re-started the sewing, I needed projects and there was a girl at my old job who loved yoga and so I offered to make her a yoga bag. I found some really nice fabric, a great pattern, and I was all set. Lots of stuff happened in that time though and the bag actually didnt get made until I had changed jobs and lost touch with my colleague. But I enjoyed making it and it was one of the first items where I ad…

An Award for Little Me?

A while back, one wonderfully lovely blogger on Krafty Kat, gave me the Stylish Blogger Award *happy blush*.

As this was indeed a while ago, I didnt do anything with it, but then last month I was awarded it again, this time to Newlyweds and the Old House! So this time I will definitely say thank you to Krafty Kat and Newlyweds and The Old House for giving me this award. In true Oscar fashion (it is the night for it after all), I want thank .... *grin* nah, I wont bore you with that hihi. I actually have all of you to thank you anyway for reading my blog :) I am very honoured that 109 people so far are keeping up with my craftings. So thank you everyone! *teary Oscar smile*

Of course (well, not sure if there is an 'of course' but in this case there is), there are some rules:
Thank and link back to the person that awarded you or me in this case. (done)Share seven things about you. (OMG, 7??)Pay it forward to 15 (or so) recently discovered bloggers (well I dont really know who was r…

Knitting Needle Case

I'm back!!! OMG, It has been weeks since I felt this good! The first Saturday that I'm actually useful! *dances around happily* Of course my main objective for the weekend was to actually tidy our apartment as it was a disaster zone... With me not feeling well and the bf a little unmotivated to tidy his part, our stuff was EVERYWHERE! On top of that we had a minor washing machine incident (which luckily turned out to only be the power outlet so just using a different outlet for the time being) so we also have A TON of laundry to get through. So today I did 3 loads of laundry, vaccuumed, did the dishes (which in itself is already a miracle), went fruit&veg shopping, and tidied my part of the living room and bedroom. Yes you may think that's funny and it's not like we dont tidy each other's stuff... but only if it's general stuff like plates or so. Can you imagine the bf tidying my sewing area? That would have interesting outcome to say the least ;) And the s…

Unhealthy 2011 So Far

Wow it really has been a while... I had this wonderful project to post from a few weeks back and just havent gotten around to it yet. It seems that I am gaining followers while not posting! How amusing is that ;) I might ask the CSN people if I can do another giveaway as my 100 follower giveaway is still in the planning.

So why has there been such a hiatus you might wonder? Well, I was ill in January with the mystery dizziness. OMG that drove me up the wall! (I love this expression, so very un-British). I couldnt do anything!! During this time some changes happened at work and I'm still trying to figure out what is going to happen next. Nothing to be posting about on the www though but let's wait and see what happens. And now here I am... sick yet again... this time it is just a cold but it still left me out of the running for about a week. Luckily this time I could actually see straight so I've been working from home for nearly the whole week. Mountain of tissues and all, …

Cupcake Weekend

Hello again :)
I had a really nice weekend, especially since it seemed to be all about cupcakes! I was supposed to go to the SFX Weekend as I got some free tickets, but the location was just too far away and it would have taken several hours to get there. Instead I spent Saturday doing some much needed grocery shopping and baking yummy cupcakes for the Buffy night scheduled for that evening with a quiz, food, and of course Buffy episodes. I'm part of the Buffy Meetup Group and even though I havent been in months, I really wanted to make an effort this time and bring something good. So I went onto Allrecipes and got this really cool recipe for Red Velvet Cupcakes. It was the first time I made cupcakes from scratch so it was a challenge! I also learned that buttermilk can be replaced by milk with vinegar :) The things we learn hihi... I added some pre-made Betty Crocker chocolate buttercream on top and some sprinkles. They sure looked great and the cupcake liners were very Buf…

Cotton Sweater Makeover

Hi everyone and welcome to all my new followers :) I have actually surpassed 100 followers! *squeel* Thank you so much for following my blog and keeping interested in my busy craft endeavours (or so I hope at least hihi). I had a giveaway planned to celebrate the fact but I need to find the right thing to give away so it might take a few more days.

In the mean time, do you remember this top that I bought at one of my thrifting Saturdays?

Well, I finally had the chance to do something with it. This top is super comfy and 100% cotton and for only £2 it's a steal :) Sadly the print really put me off so that was the first to go. But after taking the print off I had no idea what to do with it. So there it sat in my pile of mendebles (is that a word even?) for months on end, until a received a black and white striped top from a girl at work. I just loved the fabric and knew I just had to incorporate that into this top somehow. The exact idea, however, was long off...

But in the end, months…