Karen from http://4lilgirls.blogspot.com/2011/07/loadsa-dessert-yummmmmmm.html has been kind enough to give me the Liebster Award. Karen's blog is awesome if you haven't checked it out.
So I'm going to quickly give it away to some of my favourite blogs:
Gem at http://treasuresfromthecherrytree.blogspot.com/2011/07/sew-rubbish.html
Cuckoo at http://www.blogger.com/profile/00873833055446436983
Bee at http://www.blogger.com/profile/11414470318317440725
Sarah at http://www.blogger.com/profile/11959932194973002007
Annaboo at http://www.blogger.com/profile/08114896681029080504
and Jamie at http://www.blogger.com/profile/17626060574961336821
I am absolutely dreadful at doing this, I get suffused with blog award anxiety about who to pick as I just LOVE all the blogs I read, then I think should I choose ones that don't have awards, or just go with the ones I really really love, can I award it to someone I have already given one to........., then I have to remind myself that I am in danger of losing my mind if I think of too many permutations and outcomes of my decisions, and that really it's just a bit of fun!!!
Now if you're still reading this, and haven't walked away (or clicked away) shaking your head saying *Is this woman deranged???? then I'll get down to business.
You may remember that the lovely, talented and kind Meredith from http://mereknits-mereknits.blogspot.com/2011/07/blogging.html was sweet enough to have a competition with an awesome lot of lovely things which I was lucky enough to win!!!
Making me incredibly happy!
One of the fantastic things included was a ball of Cascade wool, which was just beautiful to use, I made this scarf with the adorable and super comfortable wooden crochet hook that was also included.
The wool is incredible, when its made up it just drapes so beautifully. I love this scarf and have been wearing it heaps as it is quite cold here.
One of the things I have been thinking about a lot recently is the impact that starting to blog has had on my life, I know I think about taking more photos, or things to write about more often, and ways to chronicle my days in the blog. I have an appalling memory, and this is working out well for me as a visual reminder of what I have been thinking and doing.
The other impact has been me learning so much, I have found so many new recipes and tried so many new things from the wonderful world of blogging. And yes, washing my hair with bicarb soda was one of the weirdest things, but ironically also the best!!! Thanks Lucy for that tip in your awesome blog: http://inthesky1.blogspot.com/
Anyhoo, this is a very long winded way to get to my original point, which was that when I was thinking about how to take a photo of my new grey scarf, I came up with the idea of hanging all my scarves and cowls from the four poster. So here they are (And yes, i do wish I had tidied a bit prior to taking this pic!!)
All righty then, I was going to show you all my newest creepy thing I made whilst trying to make something lovely and cute for my daughter.
I do have plans afoot to make a partner for creepy Petula, who featured previously, but this one.............this one was meant to be me learning from my mistakes and making a super cute mermaid, that would look like one of Annaboo's super cute elf like creatures............but oh no!!!
No no no.........she looks nothing like that.
I will post about her another time as i have faffed about far too much already, but here is a teaser of her on the way to becoming the weirdest looking mermaid ever!
See you later alligators xxx