Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Twenty Question Tuesday

In your eyes, what’s Paradise?
Sitting with my knitting at the end of my garden and sipping a cup of tea while my children play happily in the garden on a warm summer's day. I'm not hard to please at all!

Prized Possession
Well, if I had to rescue anything from the house in a hurry and my family were all safe I'd grab the children's baby photo albums and my knitting bag and knitting needle roll.

Favourite medium to work with and why?
Yarn spun from any kind of pure, natural fibre (alpaca, merino etc) but I especially like tweedy yarns as they have more interest and texture.

Flowers or chocolate?
Both please!

Who influenced you the most?
My Gran – she made lots of her own clothes, she knitted and crocheted toys and clothes for my brother and I, baked wonderful treats in a spotless kitchen and she always looked elegant.

Who would you most like to go to Dinner with?
My husband – we never seem to get enough time alone together these days!

Top Cat or Banana Splits?
It's a close run thing but the Banana Splits just have the edge in my opinion.

Today I wore:
Cropped jeans, a tunic top and Keen trainers this morning to take my daughter and her friend to the park, jammies this afternoon while pottering around the house.

RomCom or Horror flick, explain your choice
RomCom although I'd actually prefer a science fiction film. Horror flicks just terrify me and I end up having to sleep with the light on all night.

What inspired you to do what you do?
Having my children. Making things for them reawakened a slightly dormant passion for knitting which is now a very big part of my daily life.

McDreamy or McSteamy?
McDreamy all the way.

If you could do anything else, what would it be?
Nothing – on balance I'm pretty happy with the way things are.

Favourite item of clothing
Jammies and woolly socks.

Best childhood memory
Holidays in Devon and Cornwall with my Mum, Dad and Brother – you know the old fashioned kind with sandcastles, quoits on the beach, fish and chips as a special treat – simple family stuff.

Most cringe-worthy moment
Pretending to be French in an attempt to get away with not paying on a fairground ride when I was 12 – it didn't work!

Favourite holiday destination
Devon or Cornwall.

Which celebrity would you have as your best friend and why
I'd rather have a no-body as a best friend – it must be awful having to dodge the paparazzi everywhere you go.

Best “crafty” tip you can offer
Buy the best quality materials that you can afford – if you're going to invest a lot of time in making something, you want to be happy with the finished article.

What’s your Star sign?

What would you most like to see happen next?
In general - for the human race to re-discover the lost art of treating others the way they'd like to be treated themselves.
On a personal level – for my son to develop some speech so he can express himself.

Twenty Questions was brought to you today by the adorable Little Cottons RabbitsThank You Julie!

Julie creates some of the CUTEST knitted creatures I've seen, I also love "listening" to her ramblings on her blog, she lifts my spirits ;o)


hello gorgeous xxx


  1. Very interesting list. I agree about Julie's creations. There is nothing to compare. She had problems with people trying to copy her rabbits a while ago but they just didn't compare at all.

  2. Great fun to learn more about you! And your childhood memories sound so endearing... I find it so interesting to hear them as they sound so different than my experiences - being worlds away. :-)

  3. Thanks for the great insight into your world, loved reading about you, I defo know you better now, lol!

    Loved your childhood memories especially, you and I are so alike in so many ways,

    big hugs Heidi xx

  4. I LOVE Julie's creations, they are SO cute!

    It's a drag when someone tries to copy your style, but best of all when this happens is you KNOW that they will NEVER compare with what you do!

    Thanks Julie...and thanks ladies for your comments! ;o)


    hello gorgeous xxx

  5. Thanks so much for inviting me to take part Sue, I had fun pondering all of your questions x

  6. nice to know a bit more about you Julie, I'd go with the Banana Splits and Sci Fi films too :-)

  7. Julie's knitted animals are wonderful! Her blog was the first blog I ever read before I really even knew what a blog was!! It's still the first blog I open when I sit down to do a bit blog reading. :)
    Vivienne x

  8. Loved reading your answers, Julie. What interesting questions. Julie's knitting and design is truly top notch. I love my little cakes from her which have pride of place in my glass kitchen cupboard.


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