Thursday, September 17, 2015

What a yarn, can you tell what it is yet? More hooking adventures.

Good afternoon all, a day off for me today, yeah!
Once everyone else was sent packing to work and school the dog and I enjoyed another lovely walk along the beach in the sunshine, long may this weather continue.  This morning I checked out the new craft channel and I agree with those of you who mentioned it looked like the previous QVC presenters.
I remember it well, back in 2011 I thought my crafting career was going somewhere when I went to London for a screen test with the lovely Julian for QVC.  All went well except it was the time of the riots in London so I spent far too long at the airport.  I passed my test but then came the sticky point when I told them how far away I lived.  The cost of travelling far outweighed the job unfortunately.
I did have a very enjoyable day though and I even have a scrapbook page to show for it, although looking at it now it could do with an update.

I have to say my biggest test was going to London on my own and travelling across the city.
Lots of people and crowds, not my idea of fun.  I guess I am more used to the quieter life up here in the far north but I wouldn't have missed the challenge for the world.  It's just a shame it never came to anything.
I certainly enjoyed the shows this morning with my cup of tea, I managed to catch the crochet section and the Viva decor section....step away from the furniture!  I have the urge to paint something and distress it.
Whilst watching a little of the show I managed to crochet a little more of my next project.
This is what I have so far....

Can you tell what it is yet?
Maybe I'll have to do a little more for you to guess?

Back to the rest of this week, I have quite a few bespoke orders lined up in my order book so I need to get my head into gear and my crafting mojo on.  The sooner I get on top of things the sooner I can get creative for the fun of it.  I also have the usual housework to do, yawn, I certainly wasn't programmed for domestic duties, LOL, please tell me you all see it as a necessary evil too and not an enjoyable pastime?
I need a rocket to get moving.
Crafting is just so much more fun!
Enjoy the rest of your day, more from me tomorrow with oldie time again, can you believe it's nearly Friday again?  I think I might start with a little Christmas oldie this space, I hope you will join me?


Barb said...

Hi Erika, I enjoyed reading your post. Ooooh you were nearly on telly. How exciting. What a lovely scrapbook page to mark the event. Just a case of distance but I think probably walking Holly on the beach beats the hustle and bustle of the city and you do seem to be very crafty busy. I'm intrigued to know what you're crochet is going to be. Barbxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Erika, nopt can't hanen't a clue what it could be, well that's not altogether true, maybe a head and a body???
Whatever it will be I be it will be fab, Kate x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Nope, I need more clues Erika.
How wonderful to do a screen test at QVC, would have been great to see you on the telly. What a shame that it was too far away and how brave you are to tackle that journey on your own, hats off to you.
Can I just say that you most definitely aren't alone with the housework thing, chore is the right word and I hurry through mine to get to my craft room.
Will hopefully join in tomorrow.

Carol said...

Had a little me time earlier this evening and watched the 6 o clock show, definitely lots of QVC influence...I believe Julian was instrumental in setting it up. Housework otherwise known as "chores" a very apt word! Look forward to seeing more of your little critter! Carol x