Thursday, July 17, 2008

Blogoversary Giveaway!

August the 4th will be my Third Blog Birthday - Yay! I can't believe it's been that long since I started up this little ole blog of mine. It's become almost addictive! Anyone else find that they mentally blog in their head as they go through their day? That everything they look at they see blog photo opportunities? Even if those things never make it onto my blog, and lets face it, many of them don't because I have a terrible memory and many of the things I think throughout my day, I instantly forget the minute I sit down at the computer with a blank page in front of me! Never mind. So to celebrate my Blogoversary, I'm having a little giveaway! I was lounging in bed the other night, watching Batman (the one with Catwoman and Penguin in, can't remember the name at this moment) and knitting and my favourite bit of the film came up; the bit where Selina returns to her flat and after trashing it, she hauls out her trusty sewing machine and whips up a slinky PVC outfit to prowl around in. (And why not? If I had a body like Michelle Pfeiffer, I'd probably feel the urge to don stilettos and PVC.) But it got me thinking. How many other crafty scenes are there in films that I've forgotten about, or missed completely? Okay, there's the 80's film 'Pretty in Pink' where Molly's whole wardrobe is DIY and crafty, but do you know, I can't think of any others! So if you want to leave a comment for me, telling me your favourite crafty film moment, or if my blog hates you at the moment and won't let you comment (I think it's going through a phase of that at the moment with some people - sorry) you can e-mail me directly through the 'Contact Me' link on the top left hand tool bar in my blog. You have until August the 4th and I'll draw out the winner then.

And what will the winner receive? Well, I have this lovely Carnelian crystal pendant begging for a good home, the various properties and origins of Carnelian are listed below.


Carnelian gemstone meanings, properties and qualities

Carnelian is the name given to a specific colour of agate. The word carnelian comes from the latin word for flesh (carnis). It applies to any agate that is red to dark orange to brownish in colour. Sometimes referred to as cornelion, it is found primary in India, and various sites around South America. Also found in Brazil, Australia, Russia and the US. Carnelian is a variety of chalcedony.

The most favourable pieces are deep-red to red-orange in colour. A moderately hard stone that is capable of taking a hard polish. Used for thousands of years - from the Egyptians, who filled tombs with carnelian, as they thought it had great power, and would help the souls journey to the afterlife.

Once classed as just the property of the noble classes, carnelian was often associated with social status.

Carnelian Gemstone Meanings - Emotional, Spiritual, etc.

Carnelian gemstone meanings, properties and qualities 2

  • Carnelian protects from bad vibrations.
  • Carnelian can help calm the temper.
  • Carnelian helps an insecure person find strength from within.
  • Carnelian can help with poverty.
  • Carnelian can help in focusing and in realising goals.
  • Carnelian is great for Libras - aids decision making.
  • Carnelian helps to banish sorrow.
  • Carnelian helps give a sense of humour.
  • Carnelian can give career success.
  • Carnelian can help in drama and theatrical productions etc.

Carnelian Gemstone Meanings - Healing, Medical, Physical, etc.

  • Carnelian helps stop the flow of blood - helps to heal wounds and cures blood diseases.
  • Carnelian helps to increase physical energy.
  • Carnelian is an energy booster.
  • Carnelian can be recommended for infertility and impotency.
  • Carnelian helps to increase sexual energy.
  • Carnelian increases appetite.

I'm looking forward to seeing what crafty moments are your favourites.

I leave you with this gratuitous kitty shot, a real chocolate box moment from Keilo!


Bean said...

I love it when they knit in movies. Harry potter is a obvious choice but how about Rasing helen. wife ~"You know some stars are knitting now.
wife a min. later~ Who do we know that owns a jaguar?
Husband~ Could be a celebrity, coming to knit with you!

Anonymous said...

If I remember right, Audrey Hepburn does some knitting in Breakfast at Tiffany's!


By the way, your pendant is simply beautiful.

Littlelou said...

Well I know a few..I watch a lot of movies!!
In La Vie En Rose, Edith Piaf is knitting on the beach. It made me love her even more knowing she was a knitter. Weird huh?
An obvious crafting one is of course The Sound of Music where Maria famously knocks up outfits for all the kids out of the curtains.
In Halloween jamie Lee Curtis stabs Michael Myres with a knitting needle.

Happy Blog Anniversary To Ya!!!

The Holistic Knitter said...

Wasn't there knitting in The Shipping News?
Keilo looks totally relaxed!

ducky said...

Happy Blogaversary!
Gromit knitting in "A Close Shave" which has a yarn shop and sheep too! : )

Stacy said...

How about the sewing (cape and quilt) in Stepmom? Oh, and the paintings (those paint by number jobs that everyone goes "off road" with) the students do in Mona Lisa Smile.

Happy anniversary!

Tangerine Dreams said...

The ultimate: Like Water for Chocolate when the broken hearted Tita crochets the world's longest afghan!

Anonymous said...

The first movie that popped into my mind was The Sound of Music (one of my all-time favorites), when Maria made all of the children play clothes out of curtains. =)

LOVE the Keilo picture! So cute!

Celeste said...

You've already mention my favourite, Pretty in Pink.
The ones who always make me laugh though are the constantly knitting chickens in Chicken Run.

Taz said...

Enchanted - Again with the curtain thing.
all those already mentioned and... there's bound to be some serious crafting in the A Team Movie if and when they make it, they used to make all sorts of weird and wonderful things out of half a car and a trash can when I was a kid :)

tasket basket said...

My fav crafty movie is "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion"! It's all about the DIY fashion. I just checked at imdb to make sure I was getting the names spelled right, and let me tell you, the movie is much more interesting than the summaries there! Here's my take on it: "Romny and Michele love leading a carefree and crafty life-style, but with their 10 year high school reunion coming up, they are worried that they will not impress their peers. Will they succumb to social pressure about the meaning of success, or will they embrace their own crafty, DIY fabulousness?" :D

DebsCrafts said...

and we can't forget Scarlett O'Hara making a gown out of curtains in Gone With The Wind (although I'm not sure she actually did the sewing)


zombiecazz said...

My favourite crafty moment in a movie, which I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned yet is....When the animals in Disney Cinderalla make her a evening gown!!

Off course there is that Winona Ryder film "American Quilt" where the ladeis sit and quilt and sort out everybodies lives.

Dulcinea said...

i keep coming to your blog(s), love the pictures, love the things you make, and i'm really awful at leaving a comment - so here i am. thank you so much for the comments and encouragement you keep offering on my blog, with my crazy knitting...



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