Friday, 31 October 2008

7 Things Or Sort Of

A few weeks ago I found a cupcake pattern in a magazine so I adapted it and made this for Halloween - although I'm not fond of spiders I do think he's rather cute. The cake pattern itself wasn't that good but it sufficed.

So imagine my joy when a little while later I got an e-mail from Julie to say I'd been one of the lucky five who had won a pattern for her knitted cupcakes, now I can knit these little cakes - aren't they gorgeous?

( picture above from Little Cotton Rabbits )

I've also been tagged by the lovely Kitty for 7 things. I've thought about this tag for a few days now and still haven't managed to get 7 of everything but I'll give it a go.

7 Things I Plan To Do Before I Die.. I got 5

1. Travel and possibly go back to Hawaii
2. See my boys grow and be happy
3. Move to a house with a garden
4. Knit some socks
5. Try to relax more and not get so uptight and stressed out about things.

7 Things I Do Now..

1. Too much bloomin washing up!!
2. Watch Spanish Football
3. Try to make things , then leave them all over the house which really annoys Hub -- oops
4. Laugh at myself ( apparantly I don't laugh very often )
5. Write lists of things to do each month, something I will do tonight as its the last day of the month
6. Spend too much time on the computer
7. Attempt to cook - I'm not a very good cook

7 Things I Can't Do..

1. Knit socks or knit in the round
2. Sew very well but I'm learning
3. Crochet - but it's definately on my list of things to learn
4. Stop myself from buying chocolate every time I go to the shops - seriously
5. Have a bath, it's showers every time for me
6. Stay up late - I have every respect for you crafters who can stay up until the early hours
7. Pick up a spider, even on paper or whatever - gives me shivers just thinking about it

7 Things That Attract Me In The Opposite Sex..

1. I prefer dark hair to blonde
2. Must have a sense of humour ( to make up for my lack of one )
3. I suppose the fact I can only think of 2 makes me not very fussy!!!

7 Things I Say Most Often..

1. Milo calm down
2. G have you had a poo?
3. Hurry up, we'll be late for school
4. Breakfast/Lunch/Tea time
5. Shhhhhhh
6. In A Minute
7. Actually
Jeez I really have excellent conversational skills don't I !!!!!!

7 Celebrities I Admire..

Now this was hard as not one really came to mind, there are a few I like so I'm gonna run with that instead
1. John Cusack hmmmmmmmm
2. Zinedine Zidane ( amazing skills and kinda cute too )
3. Jamie Oliver
4. Jay Manuel ( yes I know, you don't have to say anything )
5. Nick Drake ( good music )
6. Curious George ( yes the monkey )
I'm rubbish at this as I can only think of 6, I bet when I've clicked 'post' loads will spring to mind

7 Favourite Foods..

1. Chocolate
2. Indian Food
3. Roast Chicken Dinner with Yorkshire Puddings
4. Prawns
5. Pizza
6. Fish and Chips
7. Chocolate - oh I said that already......
Do you think I need to change my eating habits?

7 Bloggers Who Need To Do This..

1. Adrienne at Some Of A Kind
2. Rachel Rabbit
3. Kellie at Don't Look Now

4. Sarah at Anyone Can Quilt
5. Suzie at Suzie Sews
6. Jo at French Knots
7 . Tess at Driftwood

If you don't want to play don't worry but hope everyone has a lovely weekend x

I have no idea what happened to the font etc above and I can't change it -- oh dear

edit - Kitty very kindly reminded me that there is an award that goes with this Tag - thank you Kitty


lou said...

I know so much more about you now. You are not fussy when it comes to men, and you like chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate, a girl after my own heart. I love the spider cupcake, very cute. lou x

retrorose said...

Its nice to find out some facts. Sounds like you have the same conversations I have..'I'm busy now' etc.
I'm back blogging by the way!

Adrienne said...

Oh fun! Gotta put my thinking cap on.

The spider cupcake is cute! My boys would go crazy over that one.

Kitty said...

Oh, thank you for doing this one - you need to accept the award that goes with it too though!

I'm afraid I had to google Jay Manuel - never heard of him. I love Nick Drake though!

Can't wait to see your version of Julie's cake patterns - her stuff is so gorgeous.

Thanks for playing along.


Kellie said...

You make me laugh!!! Those cup cakes are too yummy for words!!! I just bought myself another book like the one I sent you ... I am going to dig down deep in my memory bank (back to pre-teen years OUCH) and have a go at them ... one day! Thanks for the tag but it may have to wait until I get home. Hope you are all well. I am pissed that I can't send emails ... sorry about the long comment :)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the spider cupcake!! Well done on the pattern win. Your lists were so funny - we have a lot in common - especially the love of chocolate!

driftwood said...

love the cupcake!
thanks for the tag - although my list might include 7 types of chocolate!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Great spider cupcake Lisa - and your 7 (ish) facts were good too! Congratulations on winning one of Julie's patterns! Lucy x

Mama de Saga said...

I liked learning more about you!
I can't wait to see your cupcakes you make.

LOUISE said...

The colour of those leaves in your header are gorgeous, I don't think I have ever seen such a pretty combination. Congratulations on your cupcake pattern win and the award. I like your facts too! What is it with spiders, I feel just like you. x

Carol said...

Good to read a bit more about you.
I wish I could knit, I lov ethose little cakes so much kinder on the hips!

Simone said...

I love your woolly spider! I bet you have a great sense of humour really! Thanks for the comment on my blog. It looks like a Christmas tree so I called it a fir tree but it could very well be a yew tree for all I know!

LizzieJane said...

Lovely answers, we sure do know a lot more about you now! Loving the spider cupcake, it is so darn cute!

Ruth said...

Those cupcakes look great!

Ruth xx

French Knots said...

Ooo a tag for me, thanks. I'll have to give it some thought as my brain is on a go slow at the moment!

Anonymous said...

It's so fun to learn more about you Lisa! I'll try to participate....I'm a bit slow lately! x