Monday, 19 April 2010

Getting to know you

The folding is ticking along (remember, I update the totalizer as I go along, so you can always check up on me!), but repeating the same folds over and over doesn't really make for interesting blog posts. I am looking into doing a video tutorial of folding a crane, and also a tutorial on folding a sailboat, so look out for those. In the meantime I thought you might like to know a bit more about me.

Yup, that is me. I was dressed as Oscar the Grouch for Halloween. It was a toss up for the picture between that and when I was dressed up as Brian Blessed. Well, my name is Kirsty, and I'm 26. I'm originally from Chorley in Lancashire, but now live in Leeds, Yorkshire (via Luton and the midlands) with my husband Rob and our two dogs Josh and Sugar.

I work full time for the council, and I'm also training to be a counsellor. In my spare time (when I'm not folding cranes or studying) you'll usually find me down the pub or on the internet reading blogs or Dr Who spoilers. Yep, I am that much of a geek.

I read a lot of arts and craft blogs, even though I'm not really all that good with my hands, and get very jealous of people who are super-talented. Often they show their always individual and creative craft spaces, and I get jealous of that too, because my craft space is a bag hung on the curtain pole and a box file for keeping my cranes in. I tend to fold sat on the sofa, and since we moved to Leeds, I haven't had my own space (I used to have a little desk in the corner of Rob's study, but there isn't room for it now). I try to make my desk at work quite quirky though, as a lot of it is stuff Rob's outlawed at home (he likes minimalist, I like...well, just look at my desk)

You can see my Dr Who stuff, my abundance of hello kitty crap, Camp Rock memorabilia and a few origami bits and bobs. In all fairness, a lot of stuff was given to me as gifts (like the fluffy flamingo and the Weeble Walrus). You can also see how my wall is plastered with newspaper clippings I like, cartoons and drawings I've done. The more eagle eyed of you will have spotted the John Barrowman figurine and the Cliff Richard photo (yup, I'm a little bit naff too). There's more on the other side of my desk, but I won't inflict that on you. You're missing out on a stuffed platypus, a momiji doll and more dr who/hello kitty stuff. oh, and a toy of the meerkat-like thing from ice age (sid? is he called sid? my dad would know, he LOVES that film).

All of this adds up to me, and it's my love of artistic stuff (even though I'm not an artist), an inherent need to surround myself with fun things(hence my desk) and my willingness to "give it a go" that makes me feel I can label myself as creative...and more about that later.

I'd love to know more about my readers, so please leave a comment or send me an email telling me at least one interesting fact about you!

1 comment:

  1. Um, trying to think of something you don't know about me... let me get back to you on that one :p Aside from my apparent inability to follow simple instructions and make a paper crane, that is......