Flowery Cafetiere Cosy by Vintage Town
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Have a lovely weekend everyone - with Love from the Blackcat xx
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
Could you start by introducing yourself and describing what you make?
You are a nanny so you must have some funny stories, can you can share any with us?
One thing that pops into my head is something that happened when I first started working for this family. I was taking the kids to school one morning and we'd just come out of the house. One of them turns to me and said, "ooh, it's a bit froggy!". I had no idea what he was talking about, then realised he meant it was FOGGY. He also later claimed that Stephanie from lazytown wears a 'twig' on her head, he clearly meant 'wig'...very cute.
As well as jewellery making I also love performing, and have been doing stage shows since I was 6. I've even performed in the West End, which was really fun!
Thanks Sophie xx
Friday, 5 March 2010
WHERE IS THE SUMMER????... I don't do cold.
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
How would you describe (and what influences) your style?
I'm not sure really. I think there's quite a gap between how I see myself and how others see me. My shop was recently called 'funky', which was a real surprise to me because I never thought it was! What I try to do is create something modern and beautiful, and perhaps not what people might expect when they hear the word 'crochet'. It's not all shawls and doilies, not that there's anything wrong with those of course!
What one word describes you the best? Impatient!
How do you fit your crafting into your family life?
It's all very as-and-when, really. I have a 3 year old son, who I stay at home to raise, and so I'm very busy with him and his father. I get most of my work done in the evenings after my son has gone to sleep, and on the rare occasions he goes out somewhere without me I can get some done then. I've got into quite a good routine with it now, and usually manage at least an hour's designing/crocheting a day, usually more.
What is your proudest memory? The day my son was born.
What is your favourite flower and why?
Poppies. I love wild poppies and the oriental variety. It's just that wonderful splash of red against the green/brown of the garden or field. They're so cheery and full of life.
If you could have dinner with anyone (alive or dead) who would it be and why?
Nick Cave. Because I fancy him! And I've been a fan of his since I was a teenager, and I think he would be a charming dinner guest.
I don't think there were many things I didn't want to be at some point! Checkout girl in Marks and Spencer, butcher, vet, dancer, police officer, all sorts of things. I've always been fairly aimless, career-wise!
What are your plans (in terms of your crafting) for the future?
I'm planning to start experimenting with freeform crochet, and I'm really looking forward to creating some things with that. I'm also planning some larger pieces, like wall hangings, some abstract and some depicting landscapes or seascapes. It's just a question of when I can find the time!
You gotta speed it up... then you gotta slow it down... da da daaaaaa.....
Monday, 1 March 2010
Ask me how I'm feeling about it most days and I just cry with fright and other days (like today) i'm feeling quite excited (there are not many days like this i'm afraid). Why am I scared of something that will hopefully give us something so wonderful? because I so never wanted it to happen like this, IVF is extremely invasive and a minor detail - i'm needle phobic. For 31 years I did everything for it not to happen but then I met a wonderful man who I married and I stupidly thought it would happen when I wanted it to.... story is it didn't! Anyway we see this man tomorrow who will (fingers & toes crossed) hopefully give us the gift of a family, what an amazing job he has! xx