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Friday, 26 April 2013

Rice Pudding alter ego!

So, I forgot to add in my random facts last post that I have started selling my crochet on line. Yes I have opened both an Etsy shop and a Madeit shop.
I was taught to crochet when I was about 8 years old and fiddled around for a few years but really knitting was my 'thing'. Then I went to university and was busy, young and 'cool'. Then I married and had children...I did still knit the occassional jumper or hat but didn't really have much time with 3 small daughters. I think I found my crochet mojo again about five years ago. My hands needed to be busy, especially in the evening in front of  the television. So I started to crochet again and OMG am I now obsessed. I think my family would even say I neglect them for my crochet....bah humbug!!
 So what was I going to do with all this crochet...I live in the sub-tropics and my youngest daughter is 17 and no grandchildren in sight. Therefore to justify my yarn stash to my huband I decided I would give selling a go.
 So far so good...I have sold about 10 blankets and that has kept me motivated to keep going. I still work fulltime as a teacher so I am time limited but I'm pottering away at night and just adding blankets to the sites as I complete them. Please take a look and I would love to get some feedback.

One last thing....why Rice Pudding Baby?? My Mum was a major part of my life and my favourite food that she used to make was her Rice add Baby and that's what I ended up with...a bit of Mum, a bit quirky, a lot crafty.


Thursday, 25 April 2013

A Year has just slipped by.....

Today is once again ANZAC day and that means it is exactly one year since I have written on this page. I love the thought of being a 'blogger', but unfortunately I just can't get the hang of doing it in some form of continuity.

Yes I could say, Oh my life is busy.....but it's not really compared to some.....and I could say hmm what do 'I' have to say.....but that doesn't cut it either...Its my blog and really I should be able to write what I like. Maybe I just don't know where to start................

Let's start again with the basics...10 random facts about me

  1. I am terrified of lizards.....major anxiety 
  2.  I am dreading turning 57 or I could say looking forward to turning 58. Both my Mum and my maternal Grandmother died at 57 so it is an age that really stands out for me
  3. I hate people touching my feet...sounds weird but my daughter is now the same
  4. I enjoy time to myself with no house always has some kind of husband and daughters can come home and the first thing they will do is turn on either the television or the stereo...I love the silence
  5. I hate my teeth...major dental problems but I carry my stress in my mouth!
  6. I love the mother use to take us climbing over the rocks at the beach when we were younger and we would always come home with shells and pebbles. My children also enjoyed this time with her and after she died we often would collect a special piece and put it in the 'Nana Jar'
  7. I have travelled around Australia with my husband many years ago but am now looking forward to travelling the world....after we married we had our children straight away and as I was a SAHM it wasn't in the budget to travel overseas. My youngest daughter is in her final year at school so we have some major travelling plans ahead
  8. I want to go and live for a few months in another country...especially a non English speaking one. I want to live within a different community and immerse myself in a different culture
  9. I am a some things....not housework.....I love to crochet and every stitch needs to be perfect or I undo it.
  10. I started this blog just over a year ago......I have told nobody that it exists......nobody
So, what next.....have I found my voice....I think so

Anny :)