Noticed anything new about me?
‘Your fingernails are striped black and white.’
No, not that.
‘You’ve developed an obsession with Lego?’
Yeah, true. But that’s not the thing.
‘You have an awesome random giveaway that will close midnight Friday?’
Yes, I have, but that’s not what I’m digging for.
Check out my new header, people! I’d been playing around with it, trying to give the blog a bit of a spring clean. (Um, winter clean?) My attempts were feeble to say the least, and despite a few kind comments from readers, I knew it wasn’t right. I am not a designer. I just don’t have the eye, technical knowledge or training. Or talent.
In the meantime, Leopard Anchor and I were exchanging emails about going to Crafty Pint this Saturday. (The two of us haven’t met before, but I recognise a kindred spirit when I read one.) In a passing aside, I mentioned that I’d love some hints and tips about updating my header. Immediately, Kirsty offered to design a whole new one for me. I couldn’t believe it. Readers, I had stumbled upon that most treasured quality in a person: kindness. And 24 hours later, I had a new header.
I gave Leopard Anchor carte blanche to delve into my Flickr photos. I was surprised and delighted by what she came back with! This is why I’ll never make a designer – I just don’t have the eye. I’m so pleased that a knitted make from long ago is seeing a new lease of life, and how sweet is that buttercup? I’m delighted that my sister’s photo of the Butterick B5605 dress gets a star turn. And what about the bunting? My wedding gift to a friend is immortalised. (But if you want to check out REALLY cool bunting with beautiful wrapping for a wedding, may I direct you to Leopard Anchor’s post here.)
Leopard Anchor claims she doesn’t like a lot of praise. I think she should get used to not liking much when we meet on Saturday. I have a whole heap of praise to pile on her shoulders.
Here’s a big ‘thank you’ to someone I’m really looking forward to meeting. If you fancy joining us on Saturday, do come along. Huggie Does Homespun will be with us, and she’s looking for crochet advice – so any crocheters out there, feel free to turn up in Tooting! The venue looks amazing.
Because a blog post wouldn’t be a blog post without a photo and because people seem to enjoy seeing London, here’s where I was today. Spitalfields Market – a meat market rich with tradition and the smell of meat! A barrow boy of advanced years (read retirement age) gently swore at me to get out of the way as I took this photo. I gave him my best smile back!