Thursday, 19 January 2012

Puddles, excitement and a catch up!

As always, she's blurry!
It's a puddle-jumping kind of day. In fact, each and every puddle between the school and home has been fully inspected and the splashing qualities extensively tested this morning, reminding me of Sigur Ros' Hoppipolla!

After yesterday's lovely comments, I feel I must point out that the photo was a negative (hence the post title) and so the socks are in fact oranges, pinks and browns and not the colours that many of you liked so much - I am clarifying this today so as not to disappoint too much with the Ta-dah, which will hopefully be tomorrow.  

I say 'hopefully', because the sock knitting didn't go quite as planned last night as I got carried away/ sidetracked with plans for my upcoming blogiversary. (My first post is dated February 25th 2011.) I am so so excited about the things that I already have planned for you, and can't wait to tell you all about it over the next couple of weeks. Some of my favourite crafty people have been kind enough to contribute to the celebrations, plus I have a few little surprises of my own and I just know you are going to love to get your hands on some of the prizes! *squee*

At this point I will admit that whilst I wrote the first post above before any others, the first post I published was my review of Unravel 2011. I had just started knitting and went on a whim as it's not that far away in Farnham Maltings - it blew my mind! So many yarns, wonderful knits, buttons and notions galore. The great news is that the 2012 tickets are now for sale. If you can get there, it's well worth it. For me, it was much better than the Knitting and Stitching Show in Alexandra Palace - it's a yarny's dream. Tickets are booked and I can't wait! 

Whilst I endeavour to keep my opinions on politics and religion away from the blog, I really feel I must share this: 
Although this is a US bill, it will affect internet users everywhere and could have a huge impact on craft bloggers. I'll be displaying this button on my blog to raise awareness of SOPA. You will find a lot more information on YouTube and around the web - as the sites are constantly being taken down and moved, I won't link to them directly but you will be able to find plenty of information via Google and there is a straight forward overview on the BBC
Strumpet's Crumpets Crafters against SOPA
You can pick up the button at Strumpets Crumpets

Finally a THANK YOU for two more award nominations from fellow-bloggers. Yesterday Shelley from all4meggymoo awarded me the Liebster blog award again. Thank you Shelley. And Hazel from Hazel's Crochet wrote a lovely post to award me a Beautiful Blog Award! 

Thanks so much Hazel, I'm honoured. 
I've played about with the "look" of CFTC constantly since starting it last year and I finally feel happy with it (for the moment, anyway), so it's really great to get this feedback from a reader. In the spirit of the award, I'd like to pass it on to Suzanne at Crea in the City who has a beautiful blog (which has also had a recent facelift), is beautiful lady and makes beautiful crafts - definitely deserving of this award. 

Well I think that's it for today. We're off to the farm for some more splashing about in puddles (in fresh leggings and legwarmers as the others are covered in mud!) 
Hope you have a lovely day 


  1. Gratz on the award! And I am definitely putting the SOPA button on my blog - the more awareness the better!

    1. I agree - this bill being passed would be disastrous!

  2. Your first post is dated on my birthday! This makes me love you that little bit more ;)

    Congrats on the blog award. I have to say, it took me ages to work out your post title yesterday, I couldn't see any negativity in your post. And I wondered what was wrong with your camera... Then I had a bit of a lightbulb moment and felt very silly for not getting it!

    1. Oh dear. I fear it went over a lot of heads, actually. The blog title posts usually write themselves and I really should have explained that one.

  3. Congratulations on your awards...very much deserved of course! This is a lovely post! I'm off to get the SOPA button - thanks for the link! :)x

    1. Fabulous! The more of us can share it and raise awareness, the better.

  4. Great idea to put the against sopa button on blogs, I'll spread the word.

    You gave me an award?! What an honor! I will pass it on and link back to you soon :-).

    Your daughter has the cutest boots by the way, love happy boots. Makes the rain less gloomy.

  5. I so want wellies like that! They're fab. She's such a cutie. It doesn't matter how old you get, you can't beat a good puddle splash. (although I do most of mine in the Landy along our country lane to the kids delight)
    Congratulations on your awards you deserve them.


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