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As time goes by

Aaaaargggggh it’s been a year since I last blogged here! A whole actual year 😦 it’s been so long WordPress has emojis now – when did that happen lol!

It might even be a little bit longer before I do an actual post too…but progress over perfection and by writing even just a few lines that’s still something isn’t it?

I am currently sitting on my bedroom floor looking at job adverts and doing cv and yawny boring stuff like that, whilst trying not to get distracted by the mounds of STUFF in here. I also have to go out shortly so…distraction it is!

Will update you properly soon x


Making like mad

The creative streak (if not the posting streak) continues!

After using up most of my wool stash on a crochet blanket, a knitted hat and snood and a crochet cushion, I decided the wool drawer looked a bit empty and promptly rushed out to buy more wool!

I bought myself a book called Simple Colour Knitting by Erika Knight a few months ago and saw a simple chunky jumper I wanted to try. I love her designs.

The jumper is knitted on 10 and 12mm needles so knits up really quickly. Did the back in just a couple of evenings so maybe another week to finish it if I only knit after work?

Here’s a pic below I took this afternoon before I finished the back…

And this is also the first post I have posted with the WordPress app which I don’t know why I waited so long to install it?! (Maybe coz I still type on my phone with one finger?!)

Will post a longer entry soon when I’m on a keyboard lol!

Hope you’re having a crafty weekend! X

Harry Potter Halloween Party

Hi peeps,

Just a super duper quick post today.


Have you started thinking about Halloween yet?

Do you like Harry Potter or know anyone who does?

Do you like Halloween or theme inspired parties?

Check out the link below for cheap ways to host a Harry Potter Halloween party…


Lumos! And the light of inspiration is lit!


Ellen x

The Liebster Award


Proof that somebody has been reading my ickle blog…YAAAAY!

I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Keri at Thank you very much!

If you haven’t already seen her blog, then you should head over there now! I like seeing the creative ways she repurposes old things into new things. Very environmentally friendly!

I particularly like the birdfeeder post which you can find here….


I had never heard of this award, so here are the rules…


Answer the questions asked by the person who nominated you

Provide a link back to the person who nominated you

Nominate up to 11 new bloggers

Ask them your own set of questions (up to 11)

Post these rules in the post



Here are my answers to her questions below


When did you start blogging?

June 2015, so I’m a complete novice!

What is your favorite movie?

I have 2 – Chocolat and The Blues Brothers

DC Comic fan or Marvel Comic fan?

Marvel definitely!

Do you prefer being indoors or outdoors?

I like both. I think I am an indoors person who really wants to be an outdoors person, yet just can’t make it outside for whatever reason!

What are some of your hobbies?

Crochet, knitting, cross-stitch, candle-making, sewing, reading, keeping up with my German and French and desperately trying to learn a little Italian as well.

What genre of music do you listen to?

I like a variety of music. World music, film soundtracks, big dance bands…

Do you have a nickname?

Um…Saru! It’s Japanese for monkey…it’s a long story!

What is your favorite dessert?

Hot chocolate fudge cake with vanilla ice cream…nom!

What is one of your favorite stores?

I like Hobbycraft, they are usually quite big shops in out of town shopping precincts. They have a good selection of different crafts under one roof.

Do you have a favorite vacation spot?

The most interesting and fascinating place I have ever been is Bangkok, in Thailand. There is so much going on in this city and it is so different to any other city I have ever visited –there are good shopping malls and the markets are amazing, the transport is really different (take a cab ride in Bangkok and take your life in your hands!) and the temples are really beautiful. I would go there again in a heartbeat if I could 🙂

What’s your favorite Starbuck’s drink?

Oh dear! I don’t have a Starbucks near me and have maybe been in one only once or twice in my life?!! I would probably pick the hot chocolate though as I don’t like coffee. I’m British, so tea would be good too – but with lots of milk and a biscuit!


My nominees:


And here are my (random) 11 questions for you:


Which 3 famous people would you like to be stuck in a lift with?

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

What have you learned from blogging?

Knitting or crochet? Pick one…

What would be your top tip for anyone starting up a blog?

If you won a million pounds, what would you buy?

What do you do in your spare time, when not blogging?

If you got rid of all your possessions and could only keep 3, what would they be?

If you could share 1 funny / embarrassing / secret thing about yourself, what would it be?

What’s your favourite kind of cake?!

Favourite place you’ve visited?


So, there you go. Over to you two!



Ellen xx