Friday, March 29, 2013


 (Photograph used with the very kind permission of its owner )

My lovely friend Veuf Tricot has designed an awesome scarf in my semi-Precious Sock weight yarn, as part of his 'Ready, Steady, GO!' e-booklet, to help raise money for REFUGE, a charity which supports victims of domestic violence:) 

If you follow this link it will take you to a page where you can get more information on why. 


I have dyed 10 skeins of 'GO! Green', and they will be available to buy next Wednesday, 3rd April, 2013, around 8pm. All of the proceeds from the sale of these 10 skeins, will go to REFUGE :)

Even if you don't want to buy the e-booklet, or the yarn, please consider making a small donation, to support his wonderful efforts, via his Just Giving page

The e-book is available to buy now, on Ravelry, and you can also just get the singular pattern, should you so desire!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Growing Up!

Another year has passed, in a flash (as they tend to do nowadays) ... I am now the Mama to a 14 yr old and a 10 year old !
Both in 'double digits' ... something which Joel is very pleased about :P
You can't quite see it in the picture, but they are both wearing football shirts, Daniel sporting a Man Utd shirt and Joel a Man City one ... typical brothers !
They make me proud every day, and there is ALWAYS something to smile about at Casa Longlegs.
Whether it be Daniel's increasingly mature attitude to things that happen in his life, or the randomness of Joel's brain processes, and the hilarious things he says.
♥ ♥ Happy Birthday my Darlings ♥ ♥
I hope your year is awesome, and full of success and happiness 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Don't Fear the Reaper

Memento Mori ... Latin for 'remember that you will die', and an artistic or symbolic reminder of the inevitability of death
I am particularly fond of Skulls. 
I wear a lot of clothes adorned with the little fellas, and own a few pieces of jewellery with skulls on them. I have been after a pendant like the one pictured above for a LONG time, so when I was browsing Etsy the other night (fatal place is Etsy you know) I just had to get it!! He came from this shop and was beautifully packaged and dispatched very quickly...
This might seem a little macabre for a Friday, but hey... I don't follow so many rules, as you ALL must know by now, hahaha!
For me, Skulls don't signify the inevitability of death quite so much. They stand to me as a reminder that everyone looks like that underneath their skin. 
So it doesn't matter how much money you have, how famous you are or how pretty you may be (for example) ... underneath, you are the same as me.
A reality check, if you like ... and we all need one of those every now and then, well I do, I pretty much live in my own little dreamworld most of the time!!