Monday, 29 December 2008

Baby it's cold outside

I got home today from work and I could not feel my feet so Miss G offered to feel them for me! Made me laugh anyway.

I almost forgot to ask how everybody Christmas was!? We had a lovely time slobbing about in our pj's, eating and playing our new Wii console...and getting eaten by a giant brown paper you do....

....even Gizmo was getting in the festive mood hiding among the pressies. Spot the cat...

I have had amazing success with my gloves recently and have been featured on the front page of Etsy no less than 5 times! It's slightly overwhelming but I'm very happy to go with the flow of it and give it a go of making my shop a success. My only complaint is that I am so busy with my current orders I'm not getting to play with my new wool that I have bought.....I want to play and I want to play now!

My most resent feature on the front page was from the very lovely MyissaG who makes beautiful crocheted items. These dishcloths look beautifully made and tasty enough to eat!

and here is the front page in all it's glory...

Well, the year is drawing to a close and me and my wee family are off up to Forfar to see in the New Year. Hope you all have great Hogmanay and I'll see you next year! xxx

PS...if anyone is interested in my Christmas top 10 here is the final 4 in my rockin' chart!:
No.4..."Merry Christmas Everyone" by Shakin Stevens
No.3..."I believe in Father Christmas" by Greg Lake
No.2..."All I want for Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey
No.1..."Last Christmas" by Wham (an eternal classic..!)

Saturday, 20 December 2008

I'm in trouble

So sorry for not posting anything on my blog for so long. As you all know it's this time of year that has eaten all of my time and I just wish there were a few more hours in the day.

We have been getting in the Christmas spirit today as we went to see the Wizard of Oz at the theatre with Grace, who loved it but I think it tired her out!

I have just written my Christmas cards and I'm looking forward to eating pizza watching the Strictly Come Dancing final tonight on the TV...very exciting and I do hope Rachel and Vincent win.

I have also neglected my Christmas music coundown so I would like to give you No.5 and No.4 today as a Brucie bonus!

At No.6 is a song that nearly always brings a tear to my eye. Such a beautiful song sung by a beautiful lady, the late Judy Garland featured in the movie "Meet me in St Louis".

In at No.5 is a true classic and my second entry by the crooner, Mr Bing Crosby. It's more likely to be a wet Christmas here in Paisley this year, but we can still dream of a white one....These are both dedicated to my dad xxx

Thursday, 11 December 2008

I'll protect you from the hooded claw...

...has to be the strangest line in a Christmas classic ever! (the Hooded Claw being from cartoon The Perils of Penelope Pitstop). In at No.6 is "The Power of Love by Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Such a gorgeous song and was released in November 1984, reaching No.1 early in December that year, but was pipped at the post by Band Aid "Do They Know it's Christmas?" for Christmas No.1.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

On the bonny bonny banks o' Loch Lomond

I've been told off by hubby for not posting anything of any substance (he doesn't like my Christmas countdown...bah humbug) so I thought I would post my paintings of Loch Lomond. I still need to do some work on the 3rd one, but I think the other two are finished. Let me know what you think of them.

""Inveruglas, Loch Lomond", Acrylic on canvas panel, 60x40cm unframed

"Inveruglas, Loch Lomond", Acrylic on canvas panel, 28x36cm unframed

"Tarbet, Loch Lomond", Acrylic on canvas panel, 28x36cm unframed

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

A Little dedication

At No.7 in the hottest top 10 Christmas countdown in town is one of my favourites and has been on my ipod all year! 'Fairytale of New York' by (the tragically late) Kirsty McCall and the (still going strong) Pogues was released as a single in 1987 and reached #1 in the Irish charts and #2 in the British charts.
I would like to dedicate this song to Ben McFuzzylugs...let me hear you sing!

Sunday, 7 December 2008

pa rum pum pum pum

Such a wonderful juxtaposition (big word for midnight on a Saturday night!) of David Bowie and Bing Crosby singing this classic and was recorded in 1977 a month before Bing died of a heart attack. I recommend reading this article I found in the Washington Post about the song and how it came rum pum pum pum.......

Friday, 5 December 2008

Not 'arf

Good morning pop pickers and coming in, down two places, at No.9 is "Rockin Around the Christmas Tree" by Mel Smith and Kim Wilde which reached No.3 in the UK charts in 1987 and was released for Comic Relief. So silly, so 80's, yet so good!

Thursday, 4 December 2008

A little something to get us in the festive mood

I think now it is past 1st December and I've made a good start on my Advent Calendar I am officially allowed to crack open my collection of Christmas tunes...hoorah! So as a gift from me to you I would like to share my top 10 Christmas songs with you over the coming weeks. Right pop pickers at No.10.... Wizzard "I Wish It Could be Christmas Every Day". First released in 1973 by Wizzard, when it reached #4 in the singles chart, famously beaten to #1 by Slade’s Merry Xmas Everybody which remained there for five consecutive weeks. I much prefer Wizzard...rock on XX

Monday, 1 December 2008

When there's a will there is a way

My beautiful friend and neighbour Laura has shown me where to find the treasury I was featured in and it turns out I was on the front page of Etsy, which is truly amazing, and here it is in all it's glory.

A huge thank you to kaleprimitifs who featured me. She creates these beautiful pieces of jewellery out of Precious Metal Clay and I especially like this delicate flax flower buds & stem captured in fine silver. It would make a lovely Christmas pressie for that someone special.

Knitting the Night Away

My KnitTwits shop on Etsy looks like it had a good week as I think it was featured in a treasury then possibly posted on the front page of Etsy as I received over 500 hits on one pair of my fingerless gloves! I almost fell of my chair! It's just a shame that no one told me I was featured as I couldn't thank them....thank you whoever you are.

I've been having lots of lovely comments on my gloves which is so nice to hear and lots of orders so I'm off to do a bit more knitting before I collapse in my bed. Suzanne from Bliss Soybean Candles and Gifts has featured a pair of my fingerless gloves on her blog. Thank you so much for the feature and in return I would like to say how gorgeous your candles look and only wish you weren't so far away as i would have one in a heartbeat! I bet they smell delicious XX

My neighbour commissioned me to knit a pair of cosy pink leg warmers for her friend's birthday and I think they turned out rather spiffy! I wouldn't mind a pair myself.

I'll post my paintings of Loch Lomond this week. My mother-in-law had a look at them and reassured me that they were good, but there is still one that needs a bit of tweaking. How has your week been? Anyone all organised for Christmas? I was just looking at my diary to organise a lunch date with my friend and the days are slipping away before my eyes. I don't really mind though as I LOVE Christmas and I plan on doing all of my shopping online!