Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Tag, I'm it... and a little blog makeover

The gorgeous and talented Bethany tagged me in the handwriting meme.

Bethany is my handmade bag hero from Philidelphia, her sewing talents are incredible. If I lived closer I would be camped out on her porch with my nose to the glass (in a non creepy way) begging for sewing lessons.

Read on for my responses...

In case you can't see my crazy scrawl answers, here they are:

1. Kandipandi
3. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
4. In this world you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant; well I've tried smart I recommend pleasant - Elwood P Dowd (Harvey)
5. Prince of Darkness - Indigo Girs
Sign O' The Times - Prince (can I have two?)
6. Love you all lots ~ heartfelt thanks for your wonderful support and friendship!
Ta Ta for now!

As always I open this out to you all, I am nosey and would love to see your handwriting.

Did you notice my new blog header up there?  What do you think?
I contacted the wonderful Angie of Artwork by Angie as I was in desperate need of a blog tidy up and a new header.  I also wanted a header for my shiny new Folksy shop, and not knowing where to start and not having the time/skills to do it myself Angie jumped in and made this for me.  I gave Angie ideas of the colours and styles I liked and she created this from scratch ~ I was well impressed I think it's very me :)
(The shop is still not ready but I am working on it, I hope to have it stocked over Easter).  
Pop over and have a look at what Angie does, she is a super talented, friendly lady and worth every penny ~ thanks lovely lady x

Back on the subject of crafty things; I did make a start on some knitted and crochet flowers from this book I got my hands on a few weeks ago.

The thing is; even though they are tiny they take ages, well the more complex ones do, perhaps it's just me?

Not entirely sure what I will do with them once I have them all done, I was contemplating a cushion (never, I hear you cry) with them sewn on all over to plonk on my bed.

I made a little pile of them but stole a couple to make into brooches as they were quite cute.

This one is currently residing on my denim jacket. Right must crack on and get some more flowers made or this will be the longest work in progress ever! 

Back soon with my latest crochet cushion finally finished. 

p.s. I have finally dipped my toes in twitter, please feel free to follow my ramblings there too (and let me find your ramblings too) x

~ ♥ TTFN ♥ ~


Ali said...

Fabulous new look blog dahling!! lol - no seriously love the header and fabby crocheting they are gorgeous - they look great as brooches. I thought I was a tidy writer until recently my mum told me I wasnt - she's been quite cutting recently lol xxx

Bethany said...

Oooo I love your handwriting!
And I love the new header!
And hey--I wouldn't leave you out on the porch. We would make the most delicious mess ever and have jolly good times--and maybe sew, hahaha!!!

Sarah said...

Lovely handwrittIng :) love this idea! Liking the new makeover looks fab. I'm on twitter, little bit addicted!

Lucy said...

Tres Chic new blog! I think that sounds a lovely cushion, they'll look realy effective all together :)

dosierosie said...

Love the new banner so original.

WoodbankCrafts said...

Love the new blog, great colour :) x

PootleFlump said...

Love your new blog design Kandi. Very pretty. Particularly love the little "i" in your header with the wee love heart! Where did the name KandiPandi come from? Ive always meant to ask you but never got round to it!! xxx

Anonymous said...

I love the header! Its so cute! I was also thinking of buying that knitted flower book.....I have a large collection of those 20 to make ones :-P

Boo Textiles said...

Hi Kandi - I too love your new header. Simply lovely. Just popped over to say thanks to you I have mastered my granny square!(if your interested it'll be on my post tomorrow). Now I've seen your gorgeous crochet and knitted flowers I think I may have to have a go at one of those. Maybe you could recommend an easyish one to start with - I love your brooch :) x

simplyvintage said...

I love the new look blog, you're right it is so you! I can just see those lovely flowers you are making adorning a cushion cover too. xxx

dizzytina said...

Love love love your new header Hun it's stunning. Can't wait to see your folksy shop too x x

FoofandFaff said...

Love your new header, really suits the style of the blog, plus you have the neatest handwriting! :)

Serenata said...

That's a great book isn't it? I love your little flowers and the brooch is lovely. Your new header looks just perfect.

Pene said...

OMG I LOVE IT!! Your new blog header is GORGEOUS I am so so jealous. I now feel my blog is inadequate and will have to investigate a revamp lol.. in the mean time more cushions to make (it's become addictive!)
Hugs Pene x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Love love love your new blog artwork, just stunning!

Gem said...

I love the blog make-over very very pretty indeed : ) xxx

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Love your new blog artwork, Angie has done a fantastic job. I have that book too, I think I saw it over on Bunny mummys blog and it went on the amazon wishlist. It's full of gorgeous flowers, I can't understand the patterns though lol x

hart44 said...

I love your new blog look Kandi, very pretty :)
Your handwriting is so neat too (wish I was not in so much of a rush to take time on mine lol).
Lots of luck for you Folksy shop :)
Sue x

susan said...

Hi kandi - love the new look, good luck with the shop...

Crochet - I had a go two weeks ago and thats as far as I got, but its among my skillsets to master this year


Anonymous said...

I've got that book and the projects do take ages. It's a great way to use up all your odd ends of wool though.

I love your header.


LaaLaa said...

I love the new look honey! xxx

daisychain said...

You have such lovely writing!

Alex said...

Cushion! Make another cushion! Ah go on, you know you want to.

I'm v. envious of the stylish new blog layout. I really need to get to grips with mine and investigate a new header and suchlike.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

oooh love the blog makeover darling!!! Those flowers are divine too xx

giddynici said...

Your handwriting is so fun and curly. And I love your new header, it's really pretty. x

qwiksave said...

Hi, I have done your handwriting challenge (I've been 'tagged') on my blog today (scroll down: http://creativeflourishes.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-egg-decorating.html) Loving your new look! Nicky x

Anonymous said...

I have tagged you in my blog today



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