Saturday, 17 September 2011

This is how it happened...

  • See giveaway with a twist on the lovely Kirsty's lovely blog
  • Get very excited at thought of being sent one of the lovely Kirsty's lovely embellishments
  • Email (from America) to beg and plead for one of the lovely Kirsty's lovely embellishments to be sent to me (in the UK)
  • Dream happily of the projects that could incorporate such a cute and beautiful lovely embellishment from the lovely Kirsty
  • Decide on a particular project, which will of course have to wait till I get home to my craft supplies (and indeed the lovely embellishment from the lovely Kirsty!)
  • Arrive home to a mountain of mail.
  • Spend several hours opening mail.
  • Discover several wonderful and special items, including the lovely embellishment from the lovely Kirsty.
  • Coo over the gorgeousness of the lovely Kirsty's lovely embellishment.
  • Put the lovely Kirsty's lovely embellishment in a safe place till unpacking and settling back in has occurred.
  • Get caught up in maelstrom of starting new term and getting The Boy to new school and having open days and meetings and other regrettably important tasks.
  • Suffer from jetlag.
  • Suddenly realise is day before the lovely Kirsty's lovely blog hop and have done nothing with the lovely embellishment.
  • Grovel to the lovely Kirsty.
  • Am forgiven by the lovely and magnanimous Kirsty.
  • Manage to throw together a plan B so as not to miss out on lovely blog hop altogether...
So, instead of a gorgeous and magnificent project which would have been totally worthy of being adorned by such a lovely embellishment, here are some scrappy and out of focus photos of alternative uses of said lovely embellishment which don't do it justice at all. *sigh!*

A beautiful statement ring 

A cute bracelet - particularly good on a tied ribbon, I feel

A pretty pendant

 A striking brooch (which is actually in focus when you wear it, bonus!)

A gorgeous hair clip

A bookmark that puts the funky into functional!

Sorry.

And thank you to the lovely Kirsty for her patience with me!

I promise to share the proper project when it happens....

Meanwhile, you can see what sensible and more organised people did by following the blog hop :) From me you need to hop on over to Jennifer (who is also lovely); if you get lost at all or if you've stumbled across the hop part way through, then head to Kirsty's* where you'll find the full list :)

* She is, of course, still lovely, even when I don't explicitly say so. Just assume it, 'kay? x

23 comments:

Amy said...

I'd say you have done Kirsty proud!

JO SOWERBY said...

good grief there are so many lovely's in there kirsty is obviously one lucky woman. i missed the embelly post but they do look pretty and i love ur ways of using them that arent scrapbooky. particularly the bracelet,
jo xxxx

Gail said...

I think you came up with great alternative uses. Looking forward to seeing the layout you use it in.

Rhona said...

I think your ideas were very inventive and I'm sure Kirsty will forgive you ;-) xx

angelfish said...

That is one funky ring! Yours is the third blog I have visited today taking part in the hop, so I think I had better check out the rest:)

Jo.C said...

Reminds me of the game we used to play at youth club where you were given one o two objects and had to come up with as many different uses for it as possible. Happy times :0)
Great post.

Kirsti said...

Wow...lots of lovely uses for embellishment...

Kirsti xxx

Amanda said...

I think you win the most uses for Kirsty's embellishment :) It looks great as a brooch and makes a brilliant bookmark too.

Sian said...

What are you talking about, woman? These are perfectly proper projects!! I said in my post that I thought Miss S liked a bit of quirk. Of course she will approve lol

Have a great weekend Mel

Ali said...

You wear it well. Great tale weaving - looking forward to seeing it's final resting place!

Alison said...

What's not to love about your very original uses for Kirsty's lovely embellies, Mel...makes mine look a bit boring! :)
Alison xx

jennifer said...

Lol, what a great way to use it! I don't think you should put the embellie on a project - just keep it as a standby for when you need an extra accessory! I particularly like the pendant. x

Nathalie said...

Great read nonetheless! I think your ideas add a fun twist to the blog hop! :D

JulieJ said...

Mel, I don't have good reason like you and I very nearly did something similar. I ended up finishing and photographing my Lo during my lunch break at work yesterday and then getting up at 6.30 this morning to get the blog post done!

Louise said...

lol! very ingenious, great post and it sounds like you should be exhausted!!

Hannah said...

I think they're fab, some brilliant uses of the embellishment :) It's very stylish as a hair clip and ring, LOVE those ideas :)

Miss Smith said...

In fact I think I shall change my name to Lovely And Magnanimous Kirsty. It creates a good impression right off the bat. But I shall let my friends call me simply Lovely Kirsty :D

I'm totally impressed by all the ideas you've come up with though - the ring is inspired! If this is what you can manage when you're swamped and barely pausing for breath between countries, colour me impressed. Thank you so much for taking part!

Kate Bucci said...

Well, I was running late with my own part in the blog hop too, and I haven't even been going international. I actually think it looks great as a brooch - you should totally make one!

Maria Ontiveros said...

At least you were able to find it when you needed it - I would have had to add "misplace said lovely embellishment" to my list!
Rinda

Wrightboysmum said...

I had a right giggle with the ideas they were really good! I think plan B turned out pretty well myself.

Clair said...

Tut, tut xxx

Scrappi Sandi said...

Gorgeous embellie & so obviously a useful item to own! LOVE this post ...laugh out LOUD funny!!....& well done for thinking outside the box...can't wait to see the project this lovely little multi-tasker ends up on!! :)

Jane said...

what a pretty embellishment, loved what you did with it!