Friday, 10 June 2011
Thank you kind bloggers, and the most beautiful purple jug in all the land
I found it whilst charity//second hand/thrift/insert whichever term is most applicable to you; shopping.
And I adore it.
You know sometimes you spy something and think; "That is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen, and I really don't need it, nor can I think of any useful reason for me to have it/use it....but my life will not be complete unless I have it"?
Or is that just me................................................
I'm fairly sure it's not just me
Anyhoo, back on track for a second. I found this jug which is made in Italy from what I am not quite sure, it's quite heavy, and has an almost pebbled texture. I found it in a second hand shop in the shopping centre across the road from my office, which is closing down. (the shop is closing, not my office)
The best part of the story is that I bought it, along with a few other bits and bobs which got left at work, for the ridiculous price of $1. I almost felt bad paying for it.
When I got it home, I was showing my lovely husband and bemoaning the fact that I did not know why I bought it as I have no real need for it, but that it was just so adorable when it came to me:
The perfect use for it:
It made me ridiculously happy when I thought of this idea.
Normally I keep all my hooks in a little drawstring bag, but this is so much better. They are easily accessible, and just look so pretty!!!
I have no idea why I love this tiny odd little jug so much, but I do. I love the colour, I love the shape, and I love the texture.
All right, I must, must, must stop blithering on about how much I love the jug, or it is possible I may sound a wee bit unhinged.
Before I get to the next lot of pics I want to show, I really want to say a huge thanks to a few lovely bloggers in particular for their lovely comments about my cards, and for giving me the idea to sell them. So, Mereknits, Cuckoo . and rosieposie , thanks so much for your lovely words, and for giving me the idea and the courage to open up an etsy store of my own, something I have often thought I would like to do, but had never actually done.
And just in general thank you to everyone who has said nice things, or given advice and suggestions.
I may never sell a thing on it, but I am happy that I have tried something new, and given it a go.
If anyone is interested, it's here http://www.etsy.com/shop/CrochetAndCards?ref=pr_shop
So thanks, thanks, and thanks again, your kind words were super appreciated.
Enough mushy stuff, and on to other things. I was recently pulling out my winter clothes, when I found a blanket my great grandmother had crocheted for me when I was younger. I may have mentioned before that my Gran was the one who taught me to crochet when I was much younger. So there was a real sense of synchronicity and happiness that I felt when I bought it out, and put it on my "crochet chair" next to a rug that I had made.
You can clearly see that my Gran was far far more proficient at crochet than I am, but I still think they look sweet together.
All right, that's it for me, I have the smallest one off to bed, the middle one away at her weekend job, and the eldest one off with his friends, so the Husband and I are going to curl up and watch a movie. Or he will curl up, and I will probably end up on the exercise bike with some crochet in my hands.
I hope everyone's weekend is lovely and filled with happiness xx