Thursday, 17 March 2011

She is back!!!

My lovely niece Ashley is back in the land of blogging!!!!

And you can see the finished baby's blanket that I made for Rose.

Have a look

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

To copy or not to copy.

First of all a Picture of Rose in a hat her Mum was part way through making for her.  isn't lovely (mind you she is pretty scrummy too)
I have actually got my act together and started to clear up around here.  The wool shed is now no longer full of wool but is ready to become my hide away from it all shed with my spinning wheel, or just somewhere tidy to go and sit. (read hide).  I chucked out stuff that was of no use to man kind or Colette and three bin bags later this is what I had.....

A tidy shed (last time you saw it it was full of playing puppies!)
This is the next thing on the to do list.
Not helped by frogs spawning in some of the most awkward of places!!
Now this is what my title refers to.  I saw a picture in this months Country Living Magazine and really liked it, but at £60 (and being able to do it myself) not an option. I don't know what size the original one is but I had just brought myself an Ikea frame so I had a play.  Fun too, I love doing needle felt anyway.  I searched the net for different needle felted nest/pictures and there are lots that do actually look very similar (well a nest is a nest isn't it - can't make it too different) so here is my question.
If you blog about something you have made and if you are showing how you do it or just showing the final item you are almost inviting people to 'have a go' or change it slightly to make something 'inspired' by what you have make.  Take all the things that Lucy at Attic 24 makes or the tea cozies that Alice makes, we all have a go at making the Granny Stripe blanket, things that we see made on the internet, or pictures in magazines.  I know that ages ago I saw a blog post and the blogger was having a really big moan about people making her owls and selling them.  But hang on she did sell the pattern!!  So does that mean that Mrs Bloggs in Dorset makes something and Miss Oz Blog sees it, is it OK for her to make her own version of it and sell it in her local craft store or should she not even if she is thousands of miles away.

I changed this, made it mine, either to keep or to give to a friend, I don't know.
See something else for my head to think about.

I don't know if any of that made any sense, If anyone sees something on my blog, I am happy for them to copy it, to make some and sell it (coz you can bet your bottom dollar I won't have got off my arse and done it!!) I'd be chuffed that someone liked what I had made so much that they wanted to make one too.  Just don't try to sell them in Bridport please!!

But on a lighter note have had very important letter officially offering me the new job!
Am slightly nervous now though.

Have a great week, the sun is out here and I am off to work.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

No words needed!!

A thank you and Wow!! A new job!!!!!

A few weeks ago I returned home to find the postwoman had delivered this.......
I knew from the writing on the envolpe that it had been sent from Lizzie at The Pea Pod
A total suprise.
How cool is this.  A spot of sunshine to brighten up a dull February.
Along with a stunning postcard showing some of Lizzie's work (remember my first Christmas presents of last year that never made it out of my cottage!!)
So I decided to put him in my porch - nice and safe, somewhere where I would see him every day when I picked up my gloves when I took Lily out...............
As you can see, he was a VERY happy bunny, but once I looked at this photo I thought I should better move him!!!!
So he ended up on my front door - perfect.
Just looking through my photos and came accross this photo of Mum (left) and my boss (middle).  This is what must happen when you hit 60+ you get a job as a cleaner with attitude!!
And thanks to a comment on my last post from Clara this young man is on cat food, like it or lump it!!  thank you so much for that Clara, I just never gave it a thought.
And a very good day taking my rubbish to the tip and coming home with someone elses rubbish for Joe's room.

On a totally different note............. I saw a job advertised in the paper and just rang up to find out about it.  Apparently how I sounded on the phone got me an interview, how I smiled and chatted got me an offer of a job!!! (before the interview had finished!!)  So now I am going to be a Senior carer in training at a residential home just at the back of my cottage.  From almost begging to be put on an NVQ 2 at the home where I work and by the time I start it I will have been there 2 years!! To walking into a job where they think I would walk the level 2 so are putting me straight on the 3, along with POVA, Health and Safety, Fire, First Aid and any other training I want to do straight away!!  But I am hoping that I can keep on my old job too as I couldn't imagine not seeing the residents, they become like your Grandparent's.  I think being a carer is more about a way of life, it can't be just a job.  So I am walking around a bit like a Cheshire Cat.  Maybe I should have a bit more confidence in my abilities. 

Have a great week!!

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