Amazing things!

So I’ve been pretty busy this half term. A week off 🙂

I’m part of a handmade in Peterborough creative group which meets every monday in the Brewery Tap in town at 7pm to sit and make stuff and chat…sounds boring? Not even. Much hilarity isually happens, and a few amazing people organsed a Pop up Shop down bridge street fir all handmade in peterborogh sellers. (Rosielee upoftea has her teacosies amongst other things on sale…)

I has been a fab week! Lots of sitting in the shop and crocheting and formulating of many exciting ideas in my brain… Which il get to later.

But first you must see THIS

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Yesterday was International Yarn Bombing day. When I found out I promptly texted Emily (a co yarn fanatic) and we began to formulate a plan involving a tree and lots of scraps of yarn 🙂

The next afternoon, withthe help of some fantastic people and some grand spanky sunshine weather… VOILA. One snuggy warn yarn bombed tree. 🙂 swish.
It was a great talking point, got lots of people into the shop and was a joy to create.

Oh. This is my shop stuff by the way ROSIELEECUPOFTEA 🙂

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I made some pretty teapot cosy holders too

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I had also organised another vegetarian picnic on Saturday as the last one was so darn fun. 🙂 it was a small group both times but its still very promising. Iv spoken to a lot of people and sent off for a lot of stuff to help organise a good solid info base and im going to start organising some proper networking to advertise soon.
The first meeting was grand (even though the old stills fire alarm went off for no apparent reason..) and it was a really nice place to hold it too, louise and glen brought their children with them and their little boy Zach absolutely loved all the nooks and crannies in the building. Much cake, sushi, rice, more cake and crackers was had.
The second meeting was due to be held in the park but the weather reports were pretty dire for sat so i asked the organisors of an event being held the same day if we ould move to their venue, the Green backyard. This place is a massive area of land that has been basically transformed into a hippy paradise with veg growing, chivkens clucking, willow weavings, covered sheltered areas, big graffitti boards and fences and lots of open picnic space! Excellent. It was even better then the first time. And zach liked the bunnies 😉

But anyway. NOW. Im making plans….

I had the idea a while ago to do a Sponsor a Square or SQUAREUP project where I ( and anyone else I can persuade) make granny squares and sell them for a poundand ten sew them togeter in a blanket and ten auction it off for charity. So each square makes money plus the end result does too…. Now im fantasising about the idea of a charity YARN BOMB. i’m on it for the summer with the Handmade In Peterborough lot and then i’m totallly loving the idea for a School and wider community project in Sept with the end yarn bomb at christmas time! Itll be amazing…..

But anyway. More about tihs when Im not in the shop creating more yarn bomb. In the mean ti e, here another picture.

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I’ll tell you about Sam later 😉

Over and out. X

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Veggie things

Don’t you just hate the word Veggie…ugh its so lame. Unfortunately thats what you get labelled as if you don’t eat meat… A veggie. Bah. Its almost as bad as living in ‘P-BO’ gay.

Although saying that, I clearly remember regarding the word ‘VEGAN’ as being way out there on the left and pretty freaky…funny now I am one hmm? Very funny…. O.o

Anyway. Tonight is cookery / not so much cookery as Baking the hell out of my kitchen night as tomorrow is (as organised by yours truly) the official first meat up (aha i jest) of the Peterborough Vegetarian and Vegan group. :). Yup that’s right, vegetarians and vegans coming together to eat eachothers food and bore eachoter about how they became vegan/vegetarian in the first place. I love it.
Basically it’s a Greet and Eat. A Bring and Try. A rub and grub, and so on and so forth etc etc and all that. You get the idea. You turn up. You bring food. You eat. Simplez.

So I was thinking I was gonna make something savoury as most people will be bringing sweet stuff…but then I found THIS recipe…

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Recipe Here….

The pictures seduced me real bad…so I’ll be taking a trip to the old convenient store soon enough.

I also dug this one up from one of my favourite websites…

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Millionaire Shortbread – Cherry’s Parsley Soup Website

I’m also gonna take some cheese and biscuits ( not REAL cheese obviously…crazy vegans) so I guess thats the savoury base covered. I’ll take some chutney too perhaps. Go a little vegan crazy….I’ll let you know how it turns out 🙂

Post Wales ache

Good afterbreakfast.

Today is a slow day after a week of year 5 residential in the Forest of Dean. After hiking, canoeing, sculpture parks, talent contests, friendship bracelets, zombie movies, castles, sword fighting, extreme outdoor exploration and coal mines you’d also be tired…so i broke out Buddy Holly Greatest Hits and the glitter glue this afternoon 🙂

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I was adding to my corsage flowers for the Green Festival. They look better now. I should find some motivation to get up and cookdinner..,but i cant bring myself to do it for some reason. Il blame the tiredness but i suspect laziness is the culprit….

Giftalicious

I realise that i’m blogging more than is healthy this week but gimme a break im a newbie (plus I was home ill today)

Anyway, I wanted to share some awesome with you.

Check this out.
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A swishy person named Trudy made me a hobbit broach 🙂 yeaah. It’s so pretty. I need a cloak now. I commandeered a sewing machine for a few days yesterday so In theory this could happen…. Except I got other things I wanna sew. 🙂

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see?

So i havent really got much else to say so i’m gonna sign off until something interesting happens in my life….please dont anyone hold their breath.

Project KCCY

Good evening 🙂

Bank holiday sunday, full weekend behind me and i’ve still got one day left….swish.

So train journies. I like them! Mostly because i have a nice allotted space of time to crochet something grand. I didnt crochet much on my journey today though, i taught a stranger to do it instead 🙂
It’s kinda cool when stuff happens that brings people together for no apparent reason. I was crocheting some phone cases for the Green Festival on the train to Stratford Upon Avon a couple of days ago and a woman was sitting opposite on her laptop. We exchanged a dozen or so words about what I was crocheting just before we got off at birmingham and going our seperate ways. Then today on my way home i missed my connection from birmingam to peterborough and had like an hour and a half to wait. So I got food and went to sit near my platform. Next thing i hear a “hey! Its the girl who was crocheting on the train!” lol guess who’s train was delayed and had to get the next one to London which happened to pass through peterborough…. 🙂
Happy times. We chatted til our train arrived. Turns out her mother in law has recently taught her 8 year old daughter to knit so theres a whole lot of wool in her house atm. ( her mum has a Knitting ROOM – this is what I aspire to!) but the crochet lust won out in the end and by the time I stepped off the train in peterborough We had a brand new granny square, Victoria (that was her name dont you know) had a brand new addiction, and i had another success story for Project KEEP CALM CARRY YARN (which I may have just made up…)

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This is her square – she just took a pic and emailed it to me. First square treasure! 😀

I think i want to make a crochet Family tree. With all the people i’ve taught to crochet on it and all the people theyve taught to crochet on it… It will be magnificent! If i can remember them all. Which I cannot.

I see a flaw in this plan….

Hey hum. In the mean time i’ll show you my weekend phone cases 😀

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UPDATE: My little travel student’s crochet skills are progressing… Lookit… Kindle cover 🙂 love it

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Win!

Yeah so people have liked my designs on Ravelry! 😀

I added a couple of pages of things i’ve made on my page and once I stop being lazy I will add them onto here and then link them. Swish. I am an official un-official crochet designer. WIN

….and that’s pretty much it.

Oh I lie. Two things i’ll probably be talking about.

NATIONAL VEGETARIAN WEEK sooooon.
My headteacher has said I can have a teaparty in the sinner hour for some kids which is ACE and I’m waiting to hear back from a venue about hosting a Vegetarian group ‘Bring food and Eat’ evening too. Watch this space… Because I am very excited about this……

And also

PETERBOROUGH GREEN FESTIVAL in half term.
Emily ( awesome Handmade In Peterborough / HIP co-conspirator ) has demanded that I participate in the pop up shop this year by providing things to sell. Funnily enough I agreed.
This explains why I spent my evening tonight making many granny squared phone covers in varying shades of Amazing.
My stash of teacosies and flower headbands etc is slowly growing but i’ve definately got some work to do yet. I like that thought 🙂 yay work.

Ok i think. I’m done for now. Anyway The dog is presenting me with a deflated football ( i say that like its an UNcommon occurance….)

Over and Out.

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So then…

I bit the bullet and made a blog.

Its been a while coming but it’s my mothers birthday today so I thought I’d make me a present. I’m a good daughter.

Actually I’m lying (not about the good daughter thing…I’m amazing) the reason I began this blog today is because after taking a photo of the turtle phone cover I made for my mum’s birthday present I realised that yet again I would be loading an improvised project onto my ravelry account. I think that it is probably about time I have somewhere to share the patterns so I can link them up for others. It’s just no fun when you find something you like and have no pattern (or worse, have to pay an extortionate amount just to get said pattern) so here we are. I even have an app for my ipad. Impressive WordPress. Points to you.

The only thing stopping me being a blogging superhero now is the same thing stopping me going to the gym…. My arch nemesis laziness.

And just so as to start as I mean to go on, I now share with you one of the more common occurances in my life….my dog Ynys getting himself into photos when he wasnt invited.

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