Thursday, January 29

tadah!!! the big comic relief crafternoon ...

i am beyond happy to be telling all about The Big Comic Relief Crafternoon today! 

i have known for quite some time about this most marvelous event and can i tell you it is really quite extraordinary how hard folks and dearies have been working for months behind the scenes to bring this brilliant idea together.

if you are in old blighty, today is the thee day (thursday 29th Jan) you can pottle on down to Sainsbury's to nab a copy of The Big Comic Relief Crafternoon. it will cost you a mere 7.99 (that is in pounds, i cannot find the pound sign on Colin the Computer, thus i must write it) and a whole whopping 5 pounds of that goes to Comic Relief! goodness, that is impressive! 
(note lots of these !!!!! are flying around my ramble today)

 it is a spiffy special edition of Mollie Makes featuring a brilliant line up of crafty folks and their crafty recipes. here is just a sprinkling of what to expect, Lucy of Attic 24, Flossie Teacakes, Jodie Carleton, Lynda Lewis from the Great British Sewing Bee (love love love that program), Oh No Rachio and dottie angel. some of the recipes include knitted beards, crochet red noses, exquisite knickers (i wonder if they will give my granny knickers a complex), diy craft themed dinner plates, spring themed brooches, wristwarmers and a handy dandy messenger sack for small beings to go about their day gathering whatnots along the way...

how peachy is this small being, i am thinking Rose looks particularly mischievous and i am wondering what she has been collecting in her bag to cause such a pesky smile.

yes how lucky am i, to have been invited to participate for such a worthy cause. can i tell you my crafty soul was warmed through and through, just to think no matter the fact i have been misplaced abroad for years, i am still a Brit in the eyes of others. 

inside the pages, you will also find a handy guide to running your own craft fair in aid of Comic Relief, filled with nitty gritty to answer all your questions. every crafter featured has donated their time and their recipe for others to make and in turn we are super hopeful you will raise lots of crafty cash to support fabby projects in the UK and Africa.

you can find out 'oh so muchly more' by following Ron and Audrey the guinea pigs 
(designed by Jodie Carleton) 

and others (all slighty bonkers or nutty fruitcakes) over at The Big Comic Relief Crafternoon on facebook and if you like to twitter about, you can find them also over here. i am thinking anything with a guinea pig related theme gets a two thumbs up from our mossy shed, or two paws up... or four

well my lovely readers, i am hopeful i have covered everything. i am hopeful if you didn't already know about this thrilling event you will now, and you will be rushing off to Sainsbury's to pick up a copy of The Big Comic Relief Crafternoon so you may get a little crafty with your crafty buddies at least twice a day before putting on a most marvelous craft fair in your neck of the woods.

any questions you may have, like "ummm, Tif, i do not live in old blighty but i would very muchly like to get hold of a copy and do some crafting to raise monies. how can i do so?" would be best asked over here i am thinking because actually i do not know that answer, although tis a very good question indeedy

WAIT!!! a little ping just went off in my cogs, that is so not true Tif, that is a big whopper, for there is a way for those not on the fair shores of old blighty to get hold of everything. yes indeedy! you can find The Big Comic Relief Crafternoon on iTunes too!! oh happy happy day! no tears of sorrow to be had around the globe, only tears of joy, for all can feel a little crafty now for a jolly good cause.

oh i do so hope you will join in, wherever you may live on this fair globe of ours...
 i am thinking it will truly be a most splendid thing to do and i am thinking, you are thinking it will be too.

Friday, January 23

a bit of bling ...

i am muchly happy this week as i was a little crafty. 
i have a ways to go with getting what is in my crafty cogs out but i am happy to be seeing progress even if it is slow.

i made another 'numptie or nice' hat, this time my intentions were for a bit of woolly tattoo blinging, thus i did not make a zizzy yarny combination but choose to keep it a smidgen more subdued

 next i will work on a small being size and then i am hopeful i will spend my time wisely making more in the weeks to come so i may pop them up for sale alongside of other handmade goodness and secondhand whatnots come early spring.

and just a little note, for those that asked if i would share the pattern for my 'numptie or nice' hat. i am truly delighted you should wish to make one too, however as i have plans to sell the finished product alas and alack, i am unable to share my design for the time being. thank you kindly for your understanding. 

have a peachy weekend dearies, tis going to be a good one, i can feel it in my old bones :)

Thursday, January 22

a little thing becomes a big thing ...

yesterday issue 39 of little thing magazine plopped on our doormat. i say plopped but that is a lie. i say plopped because i wished to use the word because it made me smile. the truth of the matter is, no magazine did any kind of plopping at all on our doormat or otherwise. it was actually handed to me by a very nice delivery dearie whilst Our #4 held a little pesky hound back by her neckerchief.

i had forgotten, for it is quite easy to do so these days, however before the holidays Little Olive and Used Dog were interviewed! i am quite sure you will agree, tis not every day a doggie gets to be interviewed so it did cause quite a stir amongst their every day lives. which is even more tragic i should forget such a extra ordinary event for them

thus yesterday after the magazine did not plop on our doormat i was reminded, and when i opened the pages to where my peachy buddy Emily had written up her monthly or bi monthly column 
(i forget, see another thing i have forgotten despite remembering i asked such a question at one point)

 there for all the world to see, or those that look inside the pages of little thing magazine is Used Dog

alongside of Little Olive 

and Stanley the main man (who resides with Rachelle in old blighty).

the article mentions Rachelle's new spiffy dog book, which truly is worth a ganders if you are the sort to make your doggie buddy handmade goodness and then follows a Q & A with our constant canine companions. 

here is what Used Dog had to say 
(most thoughtfully translated by little thing magazine for those of us unable to read chinese)

and as i sit here today, feeling full to overflowing with love for my late friend, i know if Little Olive had been asked "what is your favourite big thing?" she would have answered without hesitation "my favourite big thing is Sunnie Star"