Sunday, 29 May 2011

Luna Lovegood Scarf

Did you have your followers gadget disappear for a while too? It's seems to be back now but just in case it goes again I thought we could play a little game to get to know each other. We don't need profile badges and gadgets for that right!

So lets talk shall we? I'll go first and you can just leave your answers in the comments here, the questions are quite random- fun right?

Have you ever eaten a crayon?
 I don't think I have!
 
The kid next door who is nine and in love asked me this the other day. Have you ever gotten a love letter?
My answer was yes of course loads, I get them all the time! ;-)

Luna Scarf 1

Wich perfume do you use?
I wear Allure by Chanel or Fuel for Life by Diesel.

Did you want a different name when you were little and if so what was it?
Oh yes I did, I wanted to be named Nancy for some reason. My son wants to be called James in his next life cute :-)

Have you ever been found playing air guitar?
Yup I have and I've played a fair bit of air harp, air flute and air xylophones too!

 
Luna Scarf


What was the crappiest job you've ever had? {remember you're not entirely anonymous online so if it's your current one perhaps it's wise not to mention any names!}
The crappiest job I've ever had was a paper route, I had it for exactly one day and then I gave up. I was about 15 years old and weighed 3kgs my bike was heavier than I was I couldn't hold it up straight. To top it off I had to drag it through the snow and got hit on by a drunk. Never again lol!


I crochet the scarf in the pictures using this tutorial It's called the Luna Lovegood scarf after the Harry Potter character and it's super fun and easy to make. I love Harry Potter!

I'm looking forward to getting to know you all a bit better!

x Leila


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  2. sorry bout that above ... I only pasted in the questions! LOL!

    Have you ever eaten a crayon?

    Yes! I've always loved the smell of crayons (although I love the smell of pencil sharpenings even more!) and I remember at primary school just having to try em!


    Have you ever gotten a love letter?

    Yes ... and I had an amazing hate letter from my ex husband too ... About 8 pages of rhyming couplets in block capitals! (He was just a little psychotic!) I've always kept it because I kind of admire the madness. The words don't hurt anymore.

    Which perfume do you use?

    Chanel 19 - all my life ... my favourite smell ever!

    Have you ever been found playing air guitar?

    Air ukulele yes.

    What was the crappiest job you've ever had?

    About 20 years ago, when I had a restaurant, my husb & I sometimes used to moonlight at other restaurants swamped by big functions ...

    I remember having to make 20 HUGE trays of tiramisu for an enormous party in an Italian seriouisly Mafioso restaurant in the City (London).

    In those days the City was an entirely unpopulated area by night and at weekends. A ghost area.

    The work was unrelenting, the people unfriendly and just a little scary, and I've never eaten Tiramisu since!


    Oooh, that was fun Leila, thanks!

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  3. Have you ever eaten a crayon?
    No, for sure not!

    The kid next door who is nine and in love asked me this the other day. Have you ever gotten a love letter?
    Oh yes, it was called: Drink tea with Dorothee

    Wich perfume do you use?
    Angel by Thierry Mugler

    Did you want a different name when you were little and if so what was it?
    My favorite name was Caroline, like Caroline of Monaco. I loved her she was (and still is) looking so nice. My father really called me Caroline. I loved him for that.

    Have you ever been found playing air guitar?
    No, my instrument was a flute, like Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Wild Years!

    What was the crappiest job you've ever had? {remember you're not entirely anonymous online so if it's your current one perhaps it's wise not to mention any names!}
    A holiday job when I was 14. I had to stick maps for schools together and most of the time stunned by the adhesive.

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  4. Have you ever eaten a crayon?
    If I have, I can't remember. But given the fact that I was always skribbling/drawing something, I guess during the years of biting the end of crayons, it is safe to say that I've eaten the equivalent of a whole crayon :).

    Have you ever gotten a love letter?
    Yes! I still treasure all letters I got from my boyfriend, because each and everyone was/is a declaration of love...

    Which perfume do you use?

    "Maybe Baby" by benefit, unfortunately it is discontinued now so I have to be careful with my last flask :(

    Have you ever been found playing air guitar?

    Yup. But more often air piano or cello when I was on my way to the respective non-air lesson!

    What was the crappiest job you've ever had?

    Sealing envelopes (newsletter) for a store which sold wind instruments.

    Thanks, Leila, for asking these fun questions! :)

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  5. Crayons - might have licked one!
    Love letter - depends how you define it.
    Name - varying, but never my own (identity crisis, or what?)
    Scent - jasmine oil (diluted!) or lavender oil as the manufactured ones contain phthalates which are carcinogenic. Violet is my favourite, but you can't get that for love nor money.
    Air guitar no, cardboard piano, yes.
    Job - not anonymous enough to tell you ...

    Pomona x

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  6. Forgot to say - I love the scarf - but don't crochet (sob!) - it is really pretty.

    Pomona x

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  7. Have you ever eaten a crayon?
    No, but my sister stuffed one in her nose once,
    Have you ever gotten a love letter?
    yes, I call my husband, Mr. Romance, so I guess that says it all.
    Which perfume do you use?
    can't wear perfume...allergies!
    Did you want a different name when you were little and if so what was it?
    Yes. I asked my mom once what other names they considered for me. My dad's name was Carl and my mom's name is Jean...I was going to be Carla Jean! I wanted that name so much when I was 10 or 11...but so glad I am "di" now.

    Have you ever been found playing air guitar?
    No, but I dance all the time. My grandkids and kids laugh at me, but that's ok.

    What was the crappiest job you've ever had?
    When I was 16 I worked at a "greasy spoon" diner for 2 weeks, until it came time to receive my first paycheck and the owner asked me to sit on his lap first. Ran out of there as fast as I could. I don't know what my dad did to him when I told him and I don't want to know. But, needless to say, I didn't work there any more!

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  8. Ooo fun!

    Have you ever eaten a crayon?
    Not that I am aware of but who knows!

    The kid next door who is nine and in love asked me this the other day. Have you ever gotten a love letter?
    Love cards more really.

    Wich perfume do you use?
    At the moment Cherish by Ghost.

    Did you want a different name when you were little and if so what was it?
    My mum told me when I was little that I was going to be called Megan until my Nan dismissed it! So for a time I wished I had been called Megan!


    Have you ever been found playing air guitar?
    Nope, don't think so!

    What was the crappiest job you've ever had?
    Wasn't that crappy but I guess the one I enjoyed least was being a waitress at a park cafe. However on the bright side we used to get scrummy hot chocolates with whipped cream and leftover cheesecake when they did weddings! :)

    Love the luna lovegood scraf btw! :)

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  9. eaten a crayon - probably not, but i can still imagine the taste of cheap school paint, from when you mix paint with water and blow bubbles in it to print on the paper, but you suck instead of blow by mistake!

    love letters - yep, but not for a long time : (

    perfume - most perfumes smell completely different on me, so it takes a while to fnd ones which suit me, but at the moment i wear bulgari jasmine.

    air guitar - probably not, but i do clap my hands and dance with my daughter when stopped at red lights.

    crappest job - worked in a bar with till system from the stone age, i had to add up all the drinks in my head and put the total into the till, and you would have thought they'd make it nice and easy and make the pricing simple - but no the prices were all 1.79, 2.19 etc! aargh - i got the sack for the till being up!!! shame!

    that was fun!

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  10. Have I eaten a crayon?
    I don't think so but when I am sewing or designing stuff I will makes I tend to a hold a horizontal automatic pencil in my mouth, it is strangely comforting!

    Ever gotten a love letter?
    When I first started teaching I worked with year 3 (age 7-8) and I got loads of I love you Miss Green letters which teacher training hadn't prepared me for.

    Perfume?
    Can't really wear perfume, but I do like the smell of Paloma Picasso's perfume, reminds me of my mum.

    Air guitar?
    Definitely. I went through a rock faze in my early 20's, head banging, hair swishing and guitars! Grunge and Guns and Roses.

    Crappiest job?
    One day at burger king when I was 14. My mum also tried to get me a job at a butchers- I didn't eat meat and I still don't.

    Oh the other replies made me chortle!

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  11. 1. No
    2. Yes!
    3. I also love Allure, in fact I love any Chanel perfume! And also Paul Smith London.
    4. Yes, Catherine, I have never liked my real name!
    5. ocassionally
    6. Too many to list! Selling clothes to people at work from a big holdall was pretty tough, but then that is how I met my husband!

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  12. good idea for a post.
    Nope never tried crayon
    Yes, even got a few illustrated love letters.
    Love Love GAP "grass" perfume (smells like what else fresh cut grass).
    And worst job ever was waitressing at Waffle House, I lasted a week.

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  13. Hi Leila,

    Have you ever eaten a crayon?
    No, but I do love the smell of crayons.

    Have you ever gotten a love letter?
    Yes, well do little notes count? After 24 years of mariage my hubby has managed 2 or 3 lines on special occasion cards. I treasure these and keep them wrapped in a little box with some ribbon :)

    Which perfume do you use?
    I love sweet perfume so my fav is Angel.

    Have you ever been found playing air guitar?
    Yes :(

    What was the crappiest job you've ever had?
    When I was 12 I worked on a milk float...up at 5.30am every morning delivering bottles of milk door to door. Brrrrrrrrrrrrr!!

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  14. I have never eaten a crayon, nor been tempted. Although I'm fairy sure I sampled glue.

    In high school, when my boyfriend dumped me the night before homecoming, my wonderful friends wrote me the best love letter I've ever received.

    No perfume.

    Never caught playing air guitar, but definitely caught singing into my hair brush.

    My worst job was waiting tables at a Cracker Barrel restaurant. Miserable tippers, smoking break room, and mean cooks. I think I lasted three weeks. Thankfully, I love my job (teaching high school) and have gotten to do it since I graduated from University.

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  15. Sorry forgot about the name question.
    When I was little I wanted to be called Laura after Laura Ingalls( little house on the Prairie)

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