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Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Honk's hoodie

Just before Christmas, I completed a project for my friend Mr Albus Honk. I knew that he dislikes the cold, and also that he has a keen sense of style so it was a no-brainer really. I dipped into the Bernat website and came up with this:

Confused? How about this picture?

No? Ok, here is a picture of Mr Honk modelling the goods:

Exhausting business, modelling.

Oh and here is one of the hood in the upright position:

And a side shot of course.

Despite a couple of my colleagues threatening to call the RSPCA after seeing these photos, I can honestly say that Mr Honk seemed to enjoy his new hoodie and its warmth. In fact, soon after these pics were taken, he snuggled up on L's lap and fell asleep which is not usually the sign of an animal in distress.

This also means that Albus has something to wear underneath his natty Barbour jacket to keep that nasty chill away, good and proper.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Curiosity update

So glad that my curious 'victim' liked her parcel! See her reaction here.

It feels oddly voyeuristic to see your own package being unwrapped, but very satisfying too. Glad to bring a little extra festive cheer!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

The Curiosity Project

Have you heard of the Curiosity Project? Personally I think it's run by someone who felt that there were simply not enough interesting packages sent through the post anymore. I vehemently agree, and therefore signed up.

The concept it simple; when you sign up, your address is sent to another like-minded member of the Curiosity community along with a short description of yourself. A few days later, you are sent an address and description of your own 'target'.

It is then up to you to put together a little box of curiosities for your target (spending limit around £20) and send it off to them in time for Christmas. A lovely idea I think. Especially as, after an initial fit of creativity, I completely forgot about it until a large, wonderful mystery parcel arrived for me a couple of days ago..

Even the box was hand-decorated!! Curiouser and curiouser indeed.

Inside the box was an array of Christmassy items:

- Nana's Christmas biscuit recipe, complete with Christmas tree cookie cutter.

- An advent candle.

- A pair of silver bells.

- A pot of shimmery, cola flavoured lip gloss.

- Christmassy ribbons.

- Hand-made candy cane earrings.

- Hand warmer.

- Christmas buttons.

- A chocolate 'sanity clause'. This one I found particularly touching.

I'll let you read the notes for each, but I really was amazed at the time and effort that 'J' had put into this very personal package. This definitely injected some Christmas spirit into my life!

And made my get my behind into gear and send my own parcel. My target described herself as very creative and crafty, so I didn't find it too difficult to think of items to include.. As regular readers will know, my Christmas crafting is well under way, so I thought I would include a couple of samples:

- One boxy pouch for creative projects.
- One home-made jar of orange, plum and cinnamon jam.
- One silver apple charm (made in the silver clay class).
- One length of vintage trim to be creative with.

All fitted inside a box and nestled into some tissue paper and sparkly stuff:

I hope they enjoy unwrapping it, as much as I enjoyed putting it together!