Monday, February 12, 2007

I have a Craft Crush(es)

I have a Craft Crush! A giggly, weak at the knees crush(es) BUT it is all about the craft, not about stalking!! Ok, I actually have several and I feel the need to share, makes me feel less stalkerish!!

Number 1 craft crush is on Prudence Mapstone. A couple of years ago I had a huge fan moment, where I am embarrassed to say I fawned over Prudence, much to my friend Kel's amusement. I hovered. I watched. I waited. And then I pounced. And I said something odd and giggled like a schoolgirl. EMBARRASSMENT! But you know, I just love her. The idea of freeform in knitting and crochet, her use of colour, LOVE IT! She is a true craft goddess. I really dig the way she encourages you to just give it a go. She will always be my number 1.

Number 2 craft crush is on Nora from Black Dog Knits. Her grace and dignity under fire. Her encouragement. Her generosity. Her awesome designs. I could sooooo be her best friend! :) ok that was slightly stalkerish, but what I mean is that she reminds me so much of quite a few women I know. You know the ones. They pass no judgement, they challenge you, they applaud, they nurture, they are honest and they make you think. They are the women that have a passion to make a difference in the world AND THEY DO IT. She is Cool.

Number 3 craft crush is Bells from Bells knits. She is soooooooo damn cute, just check out her picture! She too reminds me of some of my good craftin' buddies, and I just know we would get along like a house on fire. Food. Knitting. Beer. What a woman. She has given me the final push to drink Gin and Tonics. You see I have some issues with this particular beverage, but I will overcome them! Anywho, I will be purchasing of some Bombay Sapphire and relaxing with my knitting and a G&T this weekend. I send her good vibes, she too is cool.


And of course as always, Brownpants, SadieandLance and OCC are on my craft crush list. S&L because she brought me out of the craft closet. BP because she has the passion and intelligence to achieve anything she sets her mind to. OCC keeps me sane during working hours. We meet pretty regularly at GJ's on Nth Sydney at lunchtime to knit. These women will never leave my craft crush list. They are true Craft Goddesses.

So there it is my Craft Crush list. As I am a gusher (and proud of it), and tend to be effusive in my praise,(I do tend to get excited easily!) I thought I might try to regularly introduce you to those people who make me go all giddy and weak at the knees (in a crafty way!). So stay tuned, for the next installment in Shazmina's Craft Crush file!!

8 comments:

Bee said...

Welcome to G+T land lady. I recommend Tanquery. And Gin, soda and fresh lime is just awesome on a hot (or any) day. Of course my gin beverage of choice is a dry martini.

I love the idea of listing your craft crushes. I might just give that a go myself.

2paw said...

There's nothing wrong with a little wholesome stalking!!!

Duchess said...

Oh, I love Prudence Mapstone as well. We have such a hard time getting her books here. A freeform bag is on my list of things I must try.

Bells said...

ok, here's my embarrassing admission.

I did a little happy dance and a shriek or three that made my husband laugh and laugh when I read this.

You know, if I have craft crushes, and I do, Nora is definitely one of them. And you and Brown Pants have totally rocked my world since I found your blogs. Love you guys to bits!!

Go the G&T! I go to Sydney a lot. We should all meet up!

BrownPants said...

Oh Shaz you're so wonderful.
xxx
PS Bali is awesome. How are the kids? (interneting because JD had to book his tuts and I couldn't resist)

Shazmina Bendi said...

Oh you are all too kind! Bells you made me laugh & now I know we would get on just splendidly! 2Paw, wholesome stalking, I like it! watch out you could be the next on my list!!

Nora said...

Oh Sharon, thank you! You're too, too kind (and perhaps you should revise your post because... I'm not all that cool y'know)!

Anyway, like Bells, I shrieked, and let out a very loud WOOOOHOOO which caused Mr BDKs to give me the look...

Lara said...

If only I knew there were other knitters in North Sydney when I worked there! I used to sit in the park and knit and get gawked at, all alone....