I was reminded this morning whilst wandering aimlessly (well no, there actually was an aim, maybe I should say gormlessly) around Asda, that Dylan had a birthday party to go to, as if that wasn’t enough, I was then reminded it was fancy dress! BUGGER!
Now I don’t know about you, but I refuse to pay £20 odd for a suit from high street stores for something kids are only going to wear once or twice (If I’m lucky) before the child has grown out of it.
So, in a mad rush we scooted around all 3 of the charity shops to see what we could find, and then decide on what he was going as…
We found a very long Laura Ashley skirt for £3 and a pair of battered leather gloves for £1:
With the help of a black dress I didn’t wear anymore and a light sabre Dylan was given because it didn’t work, the skirt became a cape, I made a hood out of the dress and cut the tops off the gloves (so they fitted) and in 3/4 of an hour my little boy became a Jedi Knight.
Beat that Yoda!
UK Swap questionnaire
Part One: Crafting
Do you knit, crochet, or both?
I can do both, though I am a better knitter.
What do you like to make? Do you have a favourite project?
I don’t think there’s anything I wouldn’t have a go at.
Do you have a favourite type of fibre or brand of yarn?
I love alpaca, although I am slightly allergic, I can’t resist the softness of the yarn.
Do you have a least favourite type of yarn?
Don’t like the novelty yarns too much.
Do you do any other crafts?
All sorts, I do a lot of papercrafts, sew, weaving, you name it, I’ve probably had a go!
What knitting do you bring ‘on the go’?
Small, mindless projects like hats or bags.
What do you carry your ‘on the go’ knitting in? Do you want something new?
I only have my handbag (which is quite big) to carry my knitting in.
Are there any knitting gifts (book, toy, yarn, item, tool) that you have been lusting over?
Oh yes, loads of things, you want a list?
Part Two: Your Favourites
What is your favourite colour? What is your least favourite colour?
I like most colours, dark greens, blues and reds are the best. Least favourite? I suppose neons.
What scents/smells do you like? What don’t you like?
I like the more fruity or minty smells, not too strong. And I hate the smell of vanilla!
How do you like to pamper yourself? (bubble bath, hand creams, massage, manicure)
I like bath oils and body lotions
What goodies to you like to treat your tummy with? (chocolate, biscuits, truffles, etc.)
Do you prefer tea or coffee while you knit? Any particular kind? Favourite mug/cup?
I’m a coffee addict, though I drink tea every now and then. I love mugs and cups.
Do you listen to/watch anything while you knit? (TVshow-Along, movies, music, podcasts)
I love sci fi dvds, siderman, star wars and all that! I’m a big fan of Nick Cave, but listen to all types of music really.
Part Three: Living & Past-times
Where do you live in the UK? (General idea not address)
Have you always lived here, or did you grow up somewhere else?
I was born in scotland, lived in south wales, then to gloucestershire, then to north wales, then to leicester, and back to south wales!
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Greenland or egypt
If you couldn’t go to a knitting group, what other kind of gathering would you go to? (book club, tea party, yoga class, jewelery class, etc.)
craft, book club, poetry groups
What’s your style? (elegant, traditional, glamourous, girly, natural, sporty, outgoing, etc.)
I suppose kinda emo/grunge kinda thing, you know, dark clothes and cargo pants!
Any allergies/preferences (fiber-wise or treat-wise)?
I’m slightly allergic to wool, I can’t wear it, but I can knit with it. Chocolate gives me migraines.
Anything we missed that you’d like your partner to know?
Not that I can think of.