Thursday, 14 July 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award

Tonight I was reading one of my favourite blogs by Love from Lynne and saw that she has nominated me for 'The Versatile Blogger' Award. It was such a nice surprise and has made my evening.
I try to blog when I have something extra specially interesting to say and am hoping to get time to do it more from mid Aug....I am going down to 4 days at work to spend more time crafting. I can't wait :o) I love reading blogs by other likeminded crafty people and hope that other people enjoy my ramblings too.

So now I need to tell you 7 interesting things about me and then nominate 7 of my favourite blogs to pass the award onto.

1)  I like growing my own fruit and veg in the garden so that I can pop out and pick exactly what I need for my dinner. I get fed up buying pack of things in the supermarkets who don't cater for singles like myself and throwing food away is such a waste!

2)  Although I am now a glass crafter I actually trained in Theatre (Design and Technology) at Bretton Hall University College up in Wakefield, Yorkshire. I loved it but the reality of working in theatre I'm afraid just isn't me so teaching beckoned.

3)  I hate cooking but for some bizarre reason am turning into a jam-maker-a-holic this summer. If its fruity and not being used for something it get turned into jam!! I am finding it quite theraputic and have decided to have a 'making as many presents as possible' type of get your jam flavour preferences in now ;)

4)  I also hate clothes shopping. Going into cramped changing rooms to try on clothes that just happen to be in fashion but don't suit your body type in my idea of shopping hell. I'm afraid to say I end up in a supermarket far too often.

5)  I love animals and have a cat and budgie- yes that does make for an interesting arrangement. The budgie is 10yrs old and his cage is suspended from the ceiling so that Annabelle (my cat) doesn't get him for dinner!!! but in her defence she rarely eyes him up and is more interested in the ones she thinks she can catch in the garden.

6)  I am a member of The Guild of Essex Craftsmen. I applied around 6 yrs ago and was lucky enough to get in straight away. I can proudly say I was the 1st glass fuser in the Guild! I regularly go to their craft fairs and can often be found demonstrating how to work with glass.

7)  I've recently come to realise that without art and craft in my life I don't feel whole somehow. I love learning new crafts and carrying on with what I do at home too. If I start feeling unhappy I need to get crafting and then start to feel more human again :o) I'm trying a needle felting workshop in Aug and am in the middle of an Emily Peacock 'Hug' x stitch cushion.

Right so now for another 7 blogs to pass the award onto....mmm....who to choose?!?

Hope you enjoy seeing some new blogs


  1. Really enjoyed reading your blog Helen and now I have another list of blogs to explore! Hope to see you soon xx

  2. thanks Lynne. I need to pop over to Make Do and Mend sometime soon for a gd look round and hope I can make it to the coffee n craft session next week.

  3. Oh thank you so much! x

    You know I feel exactly the same about crafting, making or anything arty. If I haven't got it in my life I feel as if a part of me is missing. A 10yr old budgie!? I can't believe they live that long....amazing! I so hope once we finally move if we ever sell this house that I'll be able to start growing our own things as well.

    Lovely post :)

    Jo x x

  4. I'd never thought the budgie would get to this grand old age but he's still very chirpy so think he'll be here a while yet.
    Keep on with the making and blogging about it all. I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing all your lovely photos.
    Don't forget to pass the award onto 7 more people now :o)