April 12, 2008


Finally finished, been tricky fitting any sewing in around, one minute happily playing, the next squabbling, children.  We've spent a fair bit of time all huddled around the kitchen table, me sewing, and them either drawing or squishing playdoh!.

This is for the 'pink' catagory of the Softie Awards.  I was already contemplating pink as a theme for the next range destined for my Etsy shop, and this has cemented the idea in my head, so 'PINK' it will be!

I was also a very lucky girl this week, as I won this lovely tea cosy in a giveaway by Janet Clare, fantastic isn't it?.  I just need a tea pot!

It's also about time I responded to being tagged by Jill (who also used to be a cross stitch designer, is new to blogging and has taken to it like a duck to water) for this meme, so...

4 jobs
as a student I spent a summer doing a night shift in an embroidery factory
PA to an interior designer
Needlecraft Designer for Coats Crafts UK
am currently a stay at home mum attempting to freelance!

4 films
Star Wars (the original one)
There's something about Mary
I also love all the old Cliff Richard films, Summer Holiday in particular, I remember watching them as a child
Elizabeth (I am fascinated by all things Tudor)

4 places I've been
I'm not very well traveled, I'm more of a home bird, but have made it to Paris, Portugal (on honeymoon, it rained!), and in the UK, we visit Cornwall and the Lake District often

4 places I've lived
I was born in Lincoln
grew up in a place called Formby, Merseyside
my first house was in Bolton
then we lived in a small village in west Lancashire before moving to the east Midlands

4 tv programmes
Have to admit, we don't watch much television these days, the one programme that I do sit down to see is Lost. Also love The Office (UK version), and The IT Crowd
I think my favorite programme of all time has to be The Good Life

4 radio programmes
I don't listen to the radio much either, I do however, listen to a lot of craft podcasts, love to have them on in the background when sewing

4 favorite foods
now, this is tricky as I love my food, I love all food, it's probably easier to tell you what I don't like, rice pudding, beetroot, oranges and anything with aniseed in it!

4 places I'd rather be
There isn't really anywhere I'd rather be than where I am now, although, Mr LK is off to New York on monday, I would love to be going with him.  Maybe one day...?!

Rather than tag anyone else as I'm pretty sure this meme has pretty much done the rounds, perhaps you can give me some ideas for a New York shopping list, what should I get him to bring back for me?!

Thank you for all your well wishes, am feeling much better.  Next project is to finish off a very special 'wip' for a 'vip' (my mother-in-law!)


Bea said...

The cat is so so cute. I hope you win!

Kitty said...

That is a beautiful pink cat - good luck with it. I'm sure you'll do really well.

As for New York ... never been, so can't help, though I understand fabric is much cheaper over there?


Dolci Fusa said...

How cute!

quirkycrab said...

I love that cat! I can't wait to see them in your Etsy shop - I might have to have one for myself!

I hope you win - that expressive little cat face is so very cute.

pink-petal-designs said...

I love your pink cat, good luck with it
Sarah x

AnnieB said...

LOVE the cat - gorgeous - can't wait to see your new range on etsy too...

(ps glad to find another tudor obsessed crafter - well, actually, I am pretty obsessed with kings and queens of old in general, and those costumes - just fabulous!)

dottycookie said...

Lovely Pink! I would send my husband to Dean & DeLuca if he was going to New York, because he'd be far better at spending money on food treast tnhatn on fabric!

Suzanne Vaughan said...

LK - another fab softie! I love pink, so it is especially nice in my opinion!

Ali said...

I hope you've written him a very detailed shopping list!

Jealous of your tea cosy, not to mention your softie-creating skills!

Terri said...

That is the SWEETEST kitty!!!!! Best of luck to you with him. Hope you win.

Monkee Maker said...

What a cutie your pink kitty is .... good luck in the awards.

And ooh, I LOVE The Good Life too! My dad reminds me of Tom and I try to model myself on Margo ;)

No tips for the New York shopping I'm afraid .... maybe he could buy a bigger case before he goes so that you could stow aboard?


Blossom said...

awwwwwwwww very very VERY CUTE!!!

I love pink too,only 2nd to my love of purple!!!!!

jillytacy said...

The pink kitty is so sweet. Of course I'm a fan of your softie designs so I knew I'd love it! Very cute!

Mytutorlist.com said...

The pink cat looks great! I like how his ears and tail have a different patterned fabric on them!

truskawka said...

aaa is super !! sweet cat :)

Ida Down said...

She looks fantastic! (was there any doubt?!) Good luck with the competition.

Suzie Sews said...

good luck with the ous...so cute. I can picture the kitchen table, that sounds like our house...do you get the kids felt tips on your fabric too???

Miaou said...

I love the cat - so sweet!

Thankyou for doing my meme (and for the compliments!) - it made very interesting reading!

Katy said...

love love love the kitty!!!
I think he needs to go to purl patchwork and phone you - pass the phone to the lady in there and you can go shopping ;)

Valerie said...

This is just darling. Thanks for sharing.

Lesley said...

I love your pink kitten!! I hope she scoops and award for you - she certainly should do!

Sewing has gone to a bear minimum here too - plenty of squabbling though!!!

Gigibird said...

Lovely pink kitty.

Laura B said...

Pink is great, she looks so soft and cute! Good luck with the competition and it's lovely to get to know a bit more about you through the tag :)

cwasia said...

This cat is sweet!
Your blog is very inspiring: I've made my third softie! And I want more!

Summer by the sea said...

That cat is gorgeous I love it - will you be selling them in your etsy shop? - Natalie x

pasiakowa said...

What a sweet kitty! :)
I'm so happy to find your blog - it's full of positive things :)

willywagtail said...

Hi, What a gorgeous cat! I ust love it. You are so clever. Cherrie

knitsational said...

So adorable!

Anonymous said...

I love your little pink cat ; rainymoon

Lasgirl said...

Awwww! I'll mske this for my aunt