One man went to ‘MO’……….

Posted: November 4, 2012 in The Garage
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Well! I’ve had the week from hell as regards keeping hale and hearty 😦 A bad head cold has meant that my asthma has kicked in, just in time to endure a bout of cold weather and lots of mould and fungal spores hanging around in the atmosphere! So, lots of rest, steroids and apoplectic coughing fits, with not a lot getting done as regards assorted bits of work in progress…. But, it’s a new month and a new theme…… and life goes on. It’s officially ‘Movember’; A time when men around the world do their bit to raise funds and awareness in the fight against testicular cancer. Our household is no exception. Mr Other Half is already sporting an upper lip rug which promises potential for magnificence in the weeks to come!

My man’s ‘mo’; Already quite impressive but maybe he’s taking things a bit too far by insisting that we refer to him throughout the month of Movember by his porn star name, ‘Butch Waters’, too 😉

I’m toying with the idea of creating an appropriate piece of moustache themed jewellery for myself, Son 2 is starting to grow his lip thatch tomorrow (Movember the fifth) and we’re still trying to convince Son 1 to come on board with the rest of us….. even the bullies of the bus have had little moustaches crocheted by my good self – But how on earth we get them to wear them so we can obtain photographic evidence is a little conundrum we still have to work on though……… 🙂

I’ll keep you updated on our progress….

To join in yourself, register or make a donation, please visit the following link for more information: http://uk.movember.com/

But back to business…… Movember also sees the start of my penultimate theme for my ’52 Crafts in 52 Weeks’ challenge – ‘Gifts’. Here’s a simple little idea to get us on our way……….. and something that can be created quickly and easily without breaking the bank!

When the temperature has dropped, and you’re coughing and spluttering, making something to keep things cozy is always a great option!

I love this little mug cozy idea; It’s really easy to make and the fact that it has an integral ‘coaster’ built in to the design really appeals to me.

You can find the easy to follow instructions here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Crocheted-Coffee-Mug-Cozy/

I think that a nice mug, with a coordinating cozy and possibly some tea bags or hot chocolate making kit secreted inside would make a lovely little gift for someone special in your life. Maybe add a few carefully wrapped homemade cookies in to the mix as an added bonus and you’ve created something that’ll be very much appreciated by the recipient for numerous times to come 😉

I’m going to make myself a hot drink and have a bit of a rest now – too much coughing and spluttering is giving me a headache and I need to get fit and well so that I can finish that mounting pile of WIP’s!!!!!

Happy crafting folks! 😉

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