Friday, May 26, 2006

The Pledge

The Wardrobe Refashion Pledge

I, Mamalonglegs,

Pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing,for the period 6 months.

I Pledge that I shall refashion, renovate, recylcle pre-loved itemsfor myself for the term of my contract.

I Pledge that I shall create and craft items of clothing for myselfwith my own hands infabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract.

I Pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of myrefashioned, renovoated, recylcled, crafted or created item of clothingon the Wardrobe Refashion blog,so that others may share the joy that thy thriftyness brings!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Treasured Memories

Been listening to this album all day today.... Gerry Rafferty's Night Owl
As a youngster, me and my Mum used to sit and listen to various albums...The Beatles and Gerry Rafferty were my absolute favourites. Its amazing how, after so long, I still remember all the words :) Have had the house all to myself today, D at school and J at have been singing at the top of my voice :o)
The reason I have it, is because my hubby is recording all my parents records off the vinyl onto the computer then putting them onto CD for them. He's done it with all his own vinyls too....

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Was feeling particularly creative this afternoon, so thought I'd take a piccie of all the different colourways of wool I have to knit with at the moment....

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Which Muppet are you???

You Are Kermit
Hi, ho! Lovable and friendly, you get along well with everyone you know.
You're a big thinker, and sometimes you over think life's problems.
Don't worry - everyone know's it's not easy being green.
Just remember, time's fun when you're having flies!
Ooh....I got fluffysnugglysoft mail this morning!!! 1000g of BlueFaced Leicester wool from Yarn Traders on eBay. It is GORGEOUS soft and perfect for knitting garments for children. I had a little play with Koolaid this afternoon whilst Joel was at pre-school....he he he
Went to my Stitch 'n Bitch meeting tonight too. Have started going regularly, and I am glad to say it has got loads better since I chilled out and stopped being so flippin' self conscious *sigh* Me being me, I think I felt like I had some kind of point to prove or impression to make, when really I should have just gone and enjoyed it for what it was. So thats what I do now...have a pleasant few hours out "sans enfants", some food, a couple of beers and just chat about stuff :o)
Got a really busy week this week.....but managing to fit in some knitting and all that jazz....of course ;o)

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Player of the season!!!!

We went to The Birstall Utd Juniors Presentation evening at the Walkers Stadium (Leicester City's home ground) last night, and Daniel recieved a player of the season award for the U7's team!!! He was chuffed to bits, and it made us all very proud....what a star!!!

Friday, May 05, 2006

Sunny Days :)

We've had some lovely weather here the past couple of days...its just fab to see the sunshine again!!!! Been really hot too...good washing drying weather ;)
Things are not too bad here.....been a good week really, coping with the kids quite well, and not been down at all. I have been really tired though....might have something to do with carrying Joel around in the Ergo to and from school, and he's grown, oh boy has he ;) When you take a break from carrying for a week or so, you can really feel it when you start doing it again. He fell asleep in it yesterday on the way to school, and again today on the way home from the dentists.
Had a hugely GRRRRRRRRRRRRR moment today with a very rude bus driver. Me and the kids had to go to the dentist this morning.....we usually catch a bus 1/2 way there and walk the rest of the way. My boys were beautifully behaved, sat still, no shouting etc.. came to our stop, and I pressed the button, and the kids each pressed it once to let the driver know there were 3 people wanting to get off the bus.
The driver failed to stop, and just carried on driving.......okay we didn't get up and make our way down the bus whilst it was still moving, not the way he was driving anyway!!! So I went down to ask him to stop and he ignored I asked him again to stop, a little louder this time, and he said "Your kids were playing with the button, maybe if you looked after them this wouldn't have happened"....and he stopped 3 stops after the one we needed.......
I was so cross.......its not like we were a bunch of teenagers larking about or anything! I will be writing a stiff letter of complaint to the bus company, I can tell you......
We got a clean bill of health at the dentists anyway, and didn't get the same bus driver on the way home, thank goodness!!
Things are looking really good on the knitting front :) PuddlePants have sold two pairs of shorts this week, and I have a custom order on too :)
So all is seemingly hunkydory in the BabyLongLegs household.....
Bring on tomorrow :)

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Nicked this from Esther's Blog :D

Who Should Paint You: Andy Warhol

You've got an interested edge that would be reflected in any portrait
You don't need any fancy paint techniques to stand out from the crowd!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Eeeeek.....someone tagged me!!!


Nic has tagged me, and I feel I should have read a lot more of these than I have..... *sigh*
OK, here's what you do.....
1. Copy & paste.2. Bold the ones you’ve read.
3. Add four recent reads to the end.
4. Tag!

The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter 6) - J.K. Rowling
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story - George Orwell
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
1984 - George Orwell
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) - J.K. Rowling
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4) - J.K. Rowling
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter 5) - J.K. Rowling
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Book 1) - J.K. Rowling
Neuromancer - William Gibson
Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) - J.K. Rowling
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Ender’s Game (The Ender Saga) - Orson Scott Card
Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Good Omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
Atonement - Ian McEwan
The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
Dune - Frank Herbert
The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
Hey Nostradamus! - Douglas Coupland
The Nature of Blood - Caryl Phillips
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules -Ed. David Sedaris
The Music of the Primes - Marcus du Sautoy
Fermat's Last Theorem - Simon Singh
The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets - Eva Rice
The Last Hope of Girls - Susie Boyt
The Magicians nephew -C S Lewis
The Mayor of Aln - James Rouke
Scarlet Feather - Maeve Binchy
Evening Class - Maeve Binchy
Street Dreams - Faye Kellerman
Last Chance Saloon - Marian Keyes
Mercy - Jodi Picoult
Devil's Food - Kerry Greenwood
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: The Shocking Story of How America Really Took Over the World -John Perkins
Salam Falls - Jodi Picoult
Stealing Beauty - Bernardo Bertolucci
The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje
Cell - Stephen King
Marabou Stork Nightmares - Irvine Welsh
The Colour Purple - Alice Walker
The Disposessed - Ursula K. Le Guin

I will tag Esther and Jayne :)