Oh er missus

I've been tagged. By Fabric Nation. And its a doozy.

This one has questions and everything.

The rules are as follows:

1. respond and rework; answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention, add more one question of your own (don't feel obliged as it's quite long already!)

2. tag eight other people

Right, here goes nothing!

What is your current obsession?


No I'm kidding. No really come back again, sit down, put your feet, have a cuppa.

At the minute it's jewellery, well accessories really. There are much, much better people out there toiling away making proper jewellery for you without me chucking something the child could have made into the mix:) I like fabric necklaces and bracelets and I'm itching to get started on a couple of brooches that won't be brooches at the minute.

What is your weirdest obsession?

All of my obsessions are completely and utterly normal. Well unless you class getting my hands on a lathe, tools, extenders and a huge bench when I have absolutely no clue about wood turning or where to even begin weird. I just put it down to a complete lack of self control, besides all of the stuff was completely free. Freecycle Rules!!!

Coffee or tea?

Tea. I almost said coffee considering I drink roughly 20 cups a day, but then its crap coffee and I drink it out of habit more than anything. It certainly isn't for the taste. Nope, it has to be tea. Proper shipyard tea in a big bottomless mug that's so strong you can stand a teaspoon up in it.

High tea's lovely too, but only if its done properly. The Four Seasons in Vegas, where they plonk you on a balcony in the baking desert heat while those spitty mister thingies "baste" you, do not do it properly. I'm just saying.

What’s for dinner?

I've just finished a big plate of lasagna and I'm sorely tempted to go back for another one. Twas nummy!

What have you just made?

Pages 16 and 17 of GO handmade, some new jewellery and I'm currently working on a huge stuffed daisy for a custom order. And when I say huge I mean three feet across, at least.

What are you listening to right now?

My next door neighbour's jack russell and my husband snoring loudly upstairs. It was his turn to "do bedtime" tonight and he's obviously fallen asleep. Bless him.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Mullins Turkish Delight. Its made with real Jersey cream and the stuff just doesn't melt, its so thick and creamy and delish. Its flavoured with rose water and has really dark bitter pieces of shaves chocolate through it that are as black as night. Proper grown up ice cream. I will occasionally order it in a teddy bear cone and pretend it's for the child.

What do you think of the person(s) who tagged you?

I love Fabric Nation's work, especially her pieces using vintage fabric. I have her shop squirrelled away in my favourites and if it wasn't for the fact that I am currently stony broke I would already have this Vintage Fabric Puppy. Plus she collects photographs of the locks on loo doors, seriously you can't get much better than that!

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?

To bed. No wait, can I be a fly on the wall when I go there? Or no, hang on probably better not get into that. I'll just go to bed.

Which language do you want to learn?

Oh, there are too many. I speak a bit of school French and Spanish and a bit less Dutch, but I'd love to be fluent. Is it strange that I want to be able to read another language more than I want to be able to speak it?

What’s your favorite quote (for now)?

“If I had a large amount of money I should found a hospital for those whose grip upon the world is so tenuous that they can be severely offended by words and phrases yet remain completely unoffended by the injustice, violence and oppression that howls daily”. Stephen Fry

What is your favorite colour?

Green. I used to say blue, but its really green.

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?

Its a scarf and its ancient and I've no idea where I found it. Its really long and I can wrap it around my neck a bunch of times and it still reaches my knees. I am a short arse, but still.

What is your dream job?

I love what I do at the minute to be honest. I don't think I've ever had a paid job before that I really enjoyed, just varying degrees of pissing me off. I love the things I make and I'd really like to write for a living, although I'm probably hindered by the fact that, well, take a look around you!

What is your worst habit?

Zoning out. I'm extremely good at it and a bomb could go off before I'd notice.

If you had £100 now, what would you spend it on?

Some of Sweetpea4Kids summer dresses for Toots. They're just gorgeous. Actually, I'd probably rob a bank (not my bank, obviously) and buy them all.

Do you admire any one’s style?

No one in particular, but I will occasionally admire someone's clothes if they look vintage or customised in some way i.e. not from Top Shop. Utter the words "I bought one of those little tops everyone's wearing at the minute" and you've lost me. Sorry.

Describe your personal style?

Comfy McComfortable, but I do have an awesome collection of vintage sky high heels.

What are you going to do after this?

A few more pages of GO handmade and hopefully a few more petals for that big ass daisy.

What is your favorite fruit?

Peaches, the really soft, tender late season ones.

What inspires you?

The things I see, the things I find, the people I meet and the conversations I have. Basically I find inspiration in just about everything.

Your favorite book?

Ooh, good one. I don't really have an all time favourite book. At least I don't think I do off the top of my head, although some will float in and out. I keep them all and they're their when I need them. The one I seem to be going back and forward to lately is "The New StMichael Book of Handicrafts". It was published in 1980, so its older than I am.

Do you collect something?

Memories, stories, bits and bobs....

What is your favorite smell?

Home. I could also say baked goods, like cakes and bread since more often than not my home smells of those things.

What are you most proud of?



How many times do you press the snooze button before you get up?

I usually wake up in my own time, sometimes I lie in bed and work out what needs to be done during the day until Toots wakes up and sometimes I head downstairs to make a start.

Cats or dogs?

I can't say dogs, the cat's lying here beside me and she'd know. Cats.

What’s your biggest fashion mistake?

A perm. Let's leave it at that.

Complete the following:

Love is… often confused with other things.

What would you like to make next?

Nope, you're not getting me that way. I said I was going to work on 93 one thing at a time and you're not starting me thinking about new projects.

So there.

And now I get to tag everyone....

Mwha ha ha ha ha ha .....


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  1. What a great LONG meme!

    Thanks for tagging me - but I am really woeful at doing them - I have a long list of ones I should be doing, and NEVER get around to them.

  2. Turkish Delight is chocolate covered jube-jubes here. Yours actually sounds edible.

    I too fall asleep when doing bedtime, often before my daughter does. It's just too comfy, all snuggled in their beds with them. How can we resist?

  3. I am actually really excited about being tagged. Its my first time! How sad is that. I def need to get out more. Will do it tonight. Thanks!!

  4. I am SO jealous of your freecycled lathe!

  5. Well I hate doing them too, but sure enjoyed reading yours! You have such a gift for writing and your quirky and fun and warm personality shines through. Thanks for taking the time to share. That ice cream sounds nummy and when Me and Mr. ever come over to your part of the world I'm going to try me some.

    Sorry I've not been to visit in a bit, life got in the way.


  6. Having a crap morning, your blog has cheered me up, thanks! You have a great way of writing (probably) exactly as you're thinking.. x

  7. Hi, loved your answers and looking forward to the next 93 projects!


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