Thursday, 11 April 2013

There's something fishy going on!

HELLO!!!!
How are you all? Gosh it's been such a long time since I caught up with you all!
I'm doing great, thanks for asking!
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had been offered a new position at work. I've been busy finding my feet and learning the ropes to my new job.
Things have been pretty busy to say the least.  At times I've been stressed, tired and a little overwhelmed by it all. However, above all I've been excited and I'm having the most challenging but rewarding time.

I haven't had a huge amount of spare time, which is a shame. So crafting has had to take a back seat. It's just a phase though and I'll have more time for my hobbies in a month or so.

Even though time has been limited, I've still needed my quick fix of creative crocheted loveliness. And so I found myself working up a cute and extremely fun project on Monday, my day off from work.

This project was a quick creative fix and combined all of the things I love about home crafting. Recycling, imagination and humour.

This project started off as a big glass jar I found by the recycling bins down the road. I washed it out and scrubbed off the label.


I added some ice lolly sticks to the equation. These were lurking in my craft drawer.


some lovely vibrant sand


My favourite crochet hook,  gardening wire and buttons for eyes!


Finally I raided the craft box for my stash of colourful embroidery floss.


I chopped up the lolly pop sticks and glued them together with the help of my trusty glue gun.


A lick of paint, and a splash of humour!


A sign ready to warn off any pesky fishermen!


Where am I going to put the sign? Next to the pond, of course! Just next to the thick green weeds that grow out of the deep blue waters.

Oh what's that?



A bright and cheery gold fish has popped by to say hello!
Oh he is a nosey little fish, swimming around the sign and splashing around my blog.




Well I'm certainly not going to take any notice of this sign when this little fish is about! 
Here I come with my fishing net.........Got him!

My new pet! Happy as can be in his spacious jar! He loves swimming around in circles and splashing around in the fresh water!
I think I'll call him Sammy....he looks like a Sammy.

This was a simple little project made using the Fancy Goldfish Amigurumi pattern by Kate Wood. A fun little "evening" project.
Oh I did enjoy that!!! 
Hope you're all doing spiffingly!?!

54 comments:

  1. Superb Matt....thanks for the link!
    Daisy j

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  2. I have missed your posts but it was worth waiting I adore your fish x

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  3. Your fish is so cute! Great idea.

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  4. How wonderful, a care free pet! How did you get him suspended in mid-air? Congrats on your promotion! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  5. Fun! Definitely going to make one.

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  6. Divertido!!! Me ha hecho reir ...Un adorable pececito, te ha quedado precioso.Un cordial saludo desde España.

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  7. I'm so glad you got a new job and you are so happ. Love the cute fish :) adorable!

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  8. Congratulations on your new job, it's very normal to feel overwhelmed at the start, I'm sure you'll get your head around it all very soon! Loving your little fish, and you'll never have to clean him out! :) x

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  9. Very cute and just the right amount of whimsey, thanks, Matt.

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  10. oh I'm so glad your back Matt. This is so cute, so creative - love it thankyou for sharing your skills with us once again.

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  11. Adorable and great photography too. xxx

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  12. Oooohh! Beautiful!
    Maria :)

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  13. Hi There, Nice bit of humor Matt, and a superb job on Sammy!!! It looks sooo real!!! Nice "instant" project!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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  14. Lovely and so much fun. How did you do those pictures they are so clever! Don't forget to feed him! He can come to me for a holiday by the sea, show him my beachy pictures and see if he would like to visit :-) Rowen@Coastal Colours x

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  15. Really made me smile! Thanks Matt!

    Penny
    x

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  16. Excellent! This sort of pet is the best sort! Love your blog and ideas.

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  17. Glad you're enjoying the new job - and even gladder that you're still fitting in a bit of crafting and blogging time!
    Angie x

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  18. Wow what a lovely project!

    Luv Jane xx

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  19. If this doesn't make someone happy, what will?! It's great!

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  20. Love the Fish. An idea for your next project a hungry cat?? ;-)

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  21. If you visit my blog, you'll be able to see my aquarium.
    If you don't mind, I 'll add a "no fishing" sign, too. It's amazing!!

    http://bachiame.blogspot.com

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  22. I'm glad to see you back, it's been quite a while. And what a cute little project, and such a great pet, no clean-up or feeding! Nancy.

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  23. As creative, imaginative and brilliant as ever - I love it!
    Maria x

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  24. Hi Matt - what a cute project. My little son would love one of these for his room. Thanks for the link. Good luck with you new job; I hope it all settles down soon. Lily. xxx

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  25. You do THE best things with Jars. Thank you!

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  26. Hi !....you are awesome,great ideas and projects.Love this one...cute .Have a nice weekend.

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  27. Cute! And much easier to clean than a real aquarium! Very clever photo work as well!!!

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  28. lovely! I'm putting it on my to-do-list! my daughter would love this! thankyou for the pattern :)

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  29. Uauuu it's so cute!!!!

    Anna from Catalonia

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  30. Holy Cow! That is just too cute and clever!

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  31. Hola Matt! me dá mucho gusto saber que estas bien y te está llendo super
    en tu trabajo, un bello pez que creatividad!! excelente para decorar,
    besos paty :)

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  32. How did you suspend sammy? Brilliant.

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  33. Love it Matt, thank you. Another to-do pattern to add to my list x x
    Esther baggaleycottagecrochet.wordpress.com

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  34. So lovely to see your post Matt. It has been worth the wait! Shaz xx

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  35. CIAO, un uomo che ama fare l'uncinetto è cosa rara :) piacere di conoscerti, sono tua follower, ti aspetto sul mio blog :)
    www.fantasiedifata.blogspot.com
    baci
    Elly

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  36. love love love it - what a fabulous idea and Sammy is perfect x

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  37. I've just discovered your blog and how wonderful it is. Love your little fishy project.

    Anne xx

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  38. Wow, this is a nice pattern, thank you for sharing it! There is no such thing as coincidence I guess; last week my cousin’s goldfish died and then I read your post. So I made here a goldfish :) See for pictures on my blog!

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  39. I love it Matt!!!
    Hope all goes well at work.
    Don't get too stressed now, just do your best and you'll be fine.

    Chris Xx

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  40. So cute! Thank you for sharing

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