Tuesday, December 17, 2013

All in the name of Art...

Hi folks...it's amazing what some of us crazy crafters get up to "All In The Name Of Art" and hey I'm sure you'll agree I am crazier than most. But before I regale you all with my latest tale...I have to say a big thank you for all your congrats e-mails and comments on Facebook...yes I was utterly gobsmacked and ever so humbled to get another Blogworthy Link from my Heroes...
the guys that inspire me each and every day...the sweethearts that are Tim Holtz and Mario Rossi and oh boy I have to admit to shedding a little tear or if truth be told...blubbing like a babe...so a big thank you guys for turning another frazzled day in the run up to Christmas into one that was very special...love you loads.
But back to the latest cubbyhole crew adventure which kicked off when I decided at 4pm on a dark cold windy afternoon last week that I needed some small pine cones for my last DT project of the year. Now I know that Mr TH has a fabulous die that I could have used but for some reason unbeknown to man I got it into my noodle that nothing but the real thing would do...so armed with a big torch and my trusty furry partner we set off in pursuit. Not the best idea ever...it was definitely a bit spine chilling and scary walking through a pitch black forest with the wind howling through the trees and my mind playing spooky tricks so we abandoned Plan A and hightailed it out of there.
Time to implement Plan B...bright and early the next morning we were back in hot pursuit of the little blighters but it soon became apparent that the Furry Boy wasn't going to be much help...obviously his retrieving skills don't run to pine cones...after all they aren't edible so no way was he going to be interested in joining in the hunt and why oh why can't he stay on the path instead of taking shortcuts through all the muddy areas...
where are we going to find pine cones....where there are conifers of course...
and voila...
but like all the fruits of the forest they tuck themselves away in inaccessible places...nothing else for it to be get down on my hands and kness and scramble through the undergrowth to retrieve the treasure...
What I didn't realise is these beauties were home to hundreds of microscopic little beasties who were a bit miffed at being evacuated from their home and were running hither and thither on my workdesk looking for an alternative place to snuggle up for winter...little did they know it would be Mr Dyson's tummy.
All we need to complete our adventurous project are some tealights...a piece of cake quick trip to M&S and we've cracked it.
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

19 comments:

Enfys said...

I spy CWC goodies, can't wait for Saturday to see what you've been up to. Once again, huge congrats on being blog worthy, those two guys know a good thing when they see one
Love
En x

Rita said...

Congratulations Kath. You must be so thrilled to be chosen for blogworthy links by Tim and Mario. Like you I love real pinecones too. Hugs Rita xxx

Cheryl W. said...

I can't wait to see what you are creating with those pinecones.

Buttons said...

Huge congratulations on your well deserved blogworthy link Kath. It's not often an entire blog gets linked! Have great fun with those pesky pinecones. Jenny x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Big congratulations Kath and entirely well deserved!! Susan x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Huge congrats Kath, not had time to check that out yet. Looking forward to seeing what you make, something amazing no doubt x

rachel said...

congrats on your blogworthy links mention Kath - it was not just an ordinary one either - fabulous to have your blog in general mentioned!! Well done you! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the pinecones?

Jane said...

Hi Kath, looking forward to seeing your make!
I have a friend who makes scented pinecones and she puts them in the oven for a bit to dry them out and to kill off all the beasties ;)

Sammy said...

Congrats Kath! Honours indeed!

I admire your perseverance in locating the pine cones! I am certain the end result will have been worth the scrambling in the mud. x

Redanne said...

I have tried to do a curtsy to you today but the old hip just isn't having it!! So I have done a little bow instead.......... I know I have said it already but the accolade was so well deserved. I do love your daily missives, they give me a real boost - glad you found the pinecones in the end although I don't envy you scooping up those beasties! Hugs from your very proud friend, Anne x

Suzi B said...

Congratulations Kath so well deserved... YOU inspire me every day.
Suzi B x

Karen Petitt said...

Huge congrats on your blog award Kath - you deserve it. I am always inspired to try more and better after visiting your blog and it's nice to see you have been recognised by the King of Distress. Looking forward to seeing what you do with those pine cones xx

Paper Junkie said...

How spooky Kath - I've been doing the same pine cone hunt with my little dog! I'm looking forward to see what you are going to do with yours. Mine have ended up in a pretty bowl sprinkled with a few drops of clove scented orange oil along with some dried orange slices and cinnamon sticks and now everywhere smells of Christmas! (still no decs up yet.)Congratulations on your Timmy mention - you must be delighted and it is so well deserved. X

craftyfoxglove said...

Congratulations on being nominated for blogworthy. We always knew you were very special.
Valxxx

Lorraine said...

Congratulations on being 'blogworthy'. I saw your post about the wrapping goodies from M & S - the box of twine and tags and the parcel tape. I thought you'd like to know they are all half price now if you need some more!
Lorraine x

trish said...

Hi Kath, well done you deserve all the praise that you get for all the hard work you put in every day of the week. You were being gie brave going out in the dark on your own, glad you decided to get home rather quickly and go back in daylight. Looking forward to seeing the end product, no doubt it will be stunning. I think I once put the cones in the micro to open them up a bit and that killed off all the beasties! Shame poor wee things but you can't have them crawling all over the house...Trish

Primitive Seasons said...

You can spread your cones out on an old cookie sheet and put them in an oven at 200 for 1/2 an hour and it will kill any insects or larvae.

Mary

Paula Cheney said...

thanks Kath for always supporting our little team!
paula

Brenda Brown said...

A very well deserved Blogworthy Link Kath, you truly are an inspiration to so many too.
hugs {brenda} x0x

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