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2013!
June!!

I Heart Lion Brand Yarn!!
Saturday, 29th June, 2013



I would like to extend an ENORMOUS "Thank you" and a crazy amount of applause to the kind folks over @ LION BRAND YARN !!! For featuring Mr. Spock on their Facebook page !!!!
The reaction has been pretty staggering, so thank you so much !!
I woke up to an inbox that has been slightly flooded by fellow trekkie hookers [insert-crude-joke-here], so my apologies if I take a while to respond, but I will !!
Now guess what time it is!!!


Numbers so far: 9, 50, 5, 3, 1, 35, 33, 30, 25, 7 and 4!!!!
Like my lotto girl style today?!
It's so freaking wet, cold, miserable and blurgh today that looking presentable is way down on the list of priorities today! However I hope a few of you are a little closer to that horizontal line !!
I'm beyond anxious to see what sort of pattern i'll be making the winner !!
In the meantime I shall be working away on Miss MOD !
80%!


I managed to find my old camera and I do believe it is ten times better than the one i've been using !
It certainly brings out the true colours much better !
Now the plan for the remainder of today is to do some major pattern page walking ! I have 40 rows left!! It's going to require one hell of a sesh, but I think i've got it in me to finish her!!
I'm going for it people !!


Lee xox

Triple Shot!!!
Thursday, 27th June, 2013


Numbers so far: 9, 50, 5, 3, 1, 35, 33, 30 and 25!!!!
Lee xox

Sixth Draw!! + Sixties Chic!!
Tuesday, 25th June, 2013



Here's to breaking out of the single digits!!! Number 35 welcome to the party my friend !
Ouuuuuuuu things are getting exciting!! I can report that one player is just ONE NUMBER AWAY from completing a horizontal line thereby winning a free pattern!!!!
Happy days!!!
In hippy dippy trippy sixties chickie news,
Thanks to copious amounts of shitty weather this weekend, may I present 70%!


Looking ALLLL kinds of fabulous now !!!!!
Lee xox

DOUBLE DRAW!!
Sunday, 23rd June, 2013



Double shot! 3 and 1!!
My teapot has clearly devoured the 20s and 30s...
I hope these numbers go a little ways to filling in your card !!
The rest of my Sunday will now be spent snuggled up in front of the heater working away on my op-art sixties chickie and watching various amounts of drivel on telly!
It's like minus 357 degrees outside.... with a windchill factor of "UGH"...
Any planned ventures outside today = cancelled.


Lee xox

Totallee bingo draw #3!
Friday, 21st June, 2013


Third number = 5 !!
Ouuuuuu I hope you have it !!!





The talented and magical Jamie sent in a picture of Mr. Weasley puff Beyond adorable or what!!!?
He is on his way to becoming a cushion that is cuter than hell and I think he's FANTASTIC!! Thank you for sharing Jamie!! AWESOME job!!! !!!
Remember! If you would like to make your own Weasley puff, be sure to check out the THE FREE PATTERN !!



Lee xox

Totallee bingo draw #2!
Wednesday, 19th June, 2013




Ouuuuu getting exciting!!! Remember! If you don't wish to download the video draw, be sure to check the BINGO PAGE to catch the second number to be drawn!
You know what else is GrOoVy?!?!
55%!


Finally we have some killer shades on their way!


Lee xox

Totallee bingo draw #1!
Monday, 17th June, 2013




I FORGOT TO MENTION!!! - Not everyone will have every number drawn!! If you don't have the number drawn, sit tight and hope one of yours comes up next time
P.S. For those of you who don't wish to download the video, the first number drawn is - number 9 ! I will pop each number up on the BINGO PAGE once drawn, so you can check to make sure you haven't missed one
Lee xox

#Crochetawesomeness!
Sunday, 16th June, 2013



A quick word of warning! - The following works of art are worthy of crazy amounts of screen applauding and may cause your eyes to goggle out.
As shown by Ms. Hepburn:




The insanely talented woman that is VALERIE has flawed me yet again with her latest piece depicting singer/artist Devendra Banhart !!
I have been awestuck with every single progress shot I have received and the finished piece is so far beyond OUTSTANDING, it's totallee mindblowing....




There must have been something amazing going on in the atmosphere last night because I received an e-mail from Klara containing this PIECE OF INCREDIBLENESS featuring Mr. Brandon Flowers of The Killers !!!


I bloody LOVE The Killers and I LOVE this piece!!! Klara, you perfect crocheter you!!! WELL DONE !!!
Nothing like a big dose of inspiration to kick off your Sunday!!
Now I must tell you that the clock is ticking and in about 12 hours time, sign-ups for Totallee.net Bingo will be closed !
So if you have been on the fence ummming and erring about whether to take part or not, for god's sake shoot me an e-mail and join in !!
31 players are all ready and set to go tomorrow!!! Ouu exciting!! 31 players!! Thought I would be lucky to get at least 5!
AGH!! Wonder who's going to win?!?!?!? EXCITING!!!


Lee xox

Houston, We have a nose!
Saturday, 15th June, 2013


50%!


I do believe we have the beginnings of a sniffer!
I haven't been able to crochet much this week due to exrta work shifts and having my nose buried in two books at the mo !
I'm flipping between 'Treasure Island' and a book called 'Who Built The Moon', because I am a sucker for both pirates and conspiracy theories
In bingo news, we have so totallee reached 30 PLAYERS


Pretty. Darn. Cool!
So a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who has signed up! Remember, any questions, please let me know!
The first number will be drawn on Monday 17th June, right here on Totallee.net (which is probably Sunday afternoon/night for a lot of you), so remember to check in to see if you are off to a winning start !
Let the games begin!!!

Lee xox

Bingo Bango Bongo!
Monday, 10th June, 2013


I gotta hand it to you guys! 17 bingo players have already signed up!! Phenominal!!!
I've been busting a move like this guy -- > all day!
If you are yet to sign up, for the love of God don't stress man!! There is still loads of time! Just read up on the rules and regs on the bingo page (link to the left there) and shoot me an e-mail of interest and i'll get your lil card to you asap!
Now there is a teeny tiny bit of admin to cover!
I've received a couple of great questions from some awesome people regarding the comp!
Why does my card have blank spaces on it?!
Don't worry! Everyone's card has 12 numbers on it, with four numbers on each row. The spaces are to make it easier for me to jumble up the numbers and make sure I don't have any double-up's. Although most of you would be happy with double-up winners, my fingers would leave on vacay permanently

If I win the runner's up prize (am the first one to complete a horizontal line on my card) does that rule me out of winning first prize (a full card)?!
Definitely not! You will still be eligible to win first prize!

I have my card, now what do I do?!
Sit back, relaaaax and wait for the first draw on the 17th June!

If you have any questions regarding the competition, please don't hesitate to ask either via e-mail or the tagboard there on the left hand side menu
Chances are that someone else will be wondering the same thing!
Alrighty, now we go....


40%!


Agh! We nearly have nostrils people!
I swear that sentence doesn't get said nearly enough!...
Plus, how about that jawline!! I have one exactly the same...buried underneath somewhere...

Lee xox

TOTALLEE BINGO COMPETITION!
Sunday, 9th June, 2013

Welcome to the first ever session of Totallee bingo !!!

What's the deal?!
I've wanted to do a bit of a competition/give-away for ages now and finally the lightbulb came on!!
BINGO

How is it going to work?!
If you decide to enter and play along, you will receive your very own Totallee.net Bingo card like the one shown here:


Twice a week, I will draw a number at random on a little vlog to show that it's totallee legit and your mission is to mark off the corresponding number on your card!
You may like to pop your playing card on your blog to keep track, or even print it off and keep a pencil handy to mark off your numbers. I think most people have a 'paint' type program in their computers, so you could even mark off your numbers using that
To ensure fairness - I will be keeping a log of everyone's cards to ensure no cheating! (sorry guys!)(If you're anything like me, you were already brainstorming how to beat the system )

What do I win?!
There will be two chances to win a goodie!!

Runners up prize
In order to win the runner's up prize, you will need to complete one line on your bingo card before any other players.
Using the example card above, this means that you must be the first player to complete one horizontal line.
Eg. 5, 13, 20 and 31 = one complete line.
Or 3, 36, 44.
Or 8, 11, 27, 43.
As soon as you mark off one complete line, shoot me an e-mail yelling "BINGO!!" and you will win....
A FREE PATTERN OF YOUR CHOICE**
I will convert your fave family photo, or fave celebrity, movie, music star, landscape, etc into an easy to follow pattern for free !!
** CONDITIONS - I have the right to refuse to make a pattern that I find offensive, vulgar or disrespectful. I will try to create a pattern to the winner's specifications as best I can, however desired final colour choices etc, may not be available. However I shall try my hardest to create a great pattern!

First prize
Okay, if you thought the runner's up prize was cool, wait till you hear this...
In order to win first prize, you will need to be the first player to mark off ALL the numbers on your card first!
Using the card above as an example, you would need to have marked off..
5, 3, 8, 13, 11, 20, 27, 31, 36, 44 and 43! A full card = first prize!
Once you have a full card, send me an e-mail screaming "BINGO!!!" and you will win....
A CUSTOM MADE PIECE OF YOUR CHOICE!!!**
I will personally make a piece based off a photo of your choice, up to the size of 120 x 120 stitches! (That's a little bigger than a Potter panel for example!)
If there is a piece I have done up to that size that you love, you could choose that! If you have a fave family photo, it could be that!
** CONDITIONS - I have the right to refuse to make a pattern that I find offensive, vulgar or disrespectful. I will try to create a piece to the winner's specifications as best I can, however desired final colour choices etc, may not be available . However I shall try my hardest to create a great piece!
AGGHH!! EXCITING STUFF OR WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rules and Regulations
For those wanting to participate, please e-mail me @ poprocker85@totallee.net - with an expression of interest.
Over the course of this first week, I will create a bingo card and e-mail it to you, ready for the first draw that will take place Monday 17th June (Aussie time)!
A number will be drawn via a vlog (video) twice a week here on Totallee.net.
Once you complete a single line or complete your entire card, e-mail me and I will announce that the corresponding prize has been won!
Please only enter this competition if you are prepared to send me your postal address. There will be no costs to you, as I will take care of postage costs, etc. However, if you are not prepared to give me your postal address upon winning the first prize, then please do not enter, as I will need it to send you your custom piece!
All in all this is a bit of fun! It is not to be taken too seriously and if all goes well, we may have another session! So don't despair if you don't win a prize
I will not be placing any time limits on the delivery of prizes. Of course I will do my best to make the pattern and final piece as quickly as I can, but please understand that a 120x120 piece may take 4-6 weeks worth of work to complete. If you are not a patient person, please do not enter.

So what are you waiting for?!?! Shoot me an email! I'll post you your card and on the 17th, be here or be square for the first draw
Side note - this is my first attempt at a competition. I am a scatterbrain. So I reserve the right to add or change the rules, regs and prizes. Although I can't see it happening!
Lee xox

Bagged the best!
Saturday, 8th June, 2013

Hands up who bagged the bestest hoodie in the history of hoodies on her mega crazy shopping spree today!!!!!


SUBLIME!!!!!!!!!!
I bought it on a bit of a wing and a prayer, because the dude I bought it from was dead against opening the packet it was in to test the sizing - so I waited till he was busy and did it anyway, but had to be super quick, so I only had a chance to kind of wrap it around myself for 0.2 secs, but OH MY GOD it's a perfect fit! Like a glove man !!
It's actually a dude's hoodie, but it's a bloody excellent fit! Little worrying, but awesome nonetheless !
Now that I have a major shop out of my system and i'm completely stuffed me thinks it is time to work away on my competition page !
I've decided that there will be 2 prizes and i'll prolly live to regret it but meh! Time for a bit of fun I reckon
So pop back in over the course of the coming week to sign up and grab your special playing card !!
GASP! Nearly blew the surprise!!
Oh my god, speaking of surprises..I may have laughed a little longer than was necessary at the poor girl...



Lee xox

Yummy Sanrio!!!
Friday, 7th June, 2013



Lookie what was waiting on my doorstep after work today!!!!
My very own Twinkiechan / Yummy You scarf of Sanrio amazingness !!!!!
I only ordered it the other day and BAM! Here in a heartbeat!!
I LOVE IT!! I'm a little bit in awe of the skills on show, just brain blowing!
I totallee recommend you check out YUMMY YOU by Twinkiechan and buy something ridiculously cute and well made right now !!
In I-took-my--scary-final-test-for-this-semester news,


Scored 95%!!!!!!!!!


I will proceed in gathering together all my notes and modules from this semester into a nice neat pile before hurling them all into the dryer and watching them go round and round until they are in smithereens!
Alternatively, I shall wait until I receive my final grade and then pop everything away nicely on my uni shelf. Slightly less dramatic, however my tiny brain is telling me not to put paper into a device that could potentially burn the house down...
Either way, I NEVER HAVE TO READ ABOUT ALL THAT CRAP AGAIN!!!


Lee xox

Pucker Up! Mwah Mwah!
Thursday, 6th June, 2013

35%!




Yep...it's taking a while...
I reeeeally need to learn to alternate between crocheting and watching K-dramas because it's becoming pretty apparent that the ability to do both @ once is mission impossible
Although we are now sporting a fantastic pair of lip smackers !!!
Sadly her nose will have to wait as I have to re-read 3 zillion pages of notes on 'liability' and 'torts' and 'negligence' and '[insert-boring-law-type-jingo-here]' till the sun starts to come up...
Funtastic!
Luckily it will aaaaaaaaaaall be over soon! And I can go back to remembering what normalcy is for a little while


Lee xox

Happy Tuesday ^_^
Tuesday, 4th June, 2013




Lee xox

Shimmering Sidney~
Monday, 3rd June, 2013

30%!


With the pressures of study gone I was all set to knock out at least 10% last night! However...
My choice in movies kind of limited the amount of eye contact I had between me and the hook...

'Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner' is one of my FAVE films of all time. So i'm a little ashamed to say that it took me this long to see 'To Sir With Love'!
OH. MY. MERCY
Is or has there ever been a more charming, charasmatic, handsome, down-right AWESOMER (New word) man than Sidney Poitier?!?!


He's the perfect solution to cutting my heating costs let me tell you!
The film itself was pretty predictable, however I think that is down to me seeing film after film about a teacher turning a rowdy bunch into human beings..Sister Act 2 i'm looking at you! (God I love Whoopie) (but I digress)
Sidney was OUTSTANDING and Lulu of course! However i'm a total Pamela Dare fan


Not only did I sympathise with her feelings for Mr. Thackery Amen sister! I totalle dug her choice in fashion! Can someone say "CROCHET!"
In thank-frig-for-that news, I finally have the date set for my surgery, which will happen late July!
Kinda sucky that it's such a ways away, but good that I have a date set in concrete !
Now I really can chillax to the max and get some serious crochet happening !
Along with working away @ my uber fab sixties chickie (who we now believe is Ms. Samantha Juste!)(Extra fabby!), I have a few other things in the pipeline!
I have some serious website updating to complete! You've prolly noticed a few subtle changes here and there i'm slowly converting all my existing pages into this layout format so bare with me !
I also have to finish off the project page for the cute music project I have on the way...
PLUS last night I had a totallee BRILLIANT idea!!
Ready for it?!?!
Ready?!?!
Drum roll.................


Freaking awesome eh?!?!
I'm still working out final details, but I think it's going to be pretty darn fun !
Alright, i'm putting a no-Sidney zone up this evening to get to work on my sixties gal! Wish me luck !
(I'll need it! I bought the 2 in 1 dvd pack! 'Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner' is on my bedside table!! Eeek!)


This speech = greatest in movie history!!!
Gets me evertime.
Oh jeez, i'm gonna have to watch it !!
Lee xox

Finish line approaching!
Sunday, 2nd June, 2013


I can see the finish line !!!
Yesterday was spent zooming through module 2 and now i'm about a 3rd of the way through module 3 which just so happens to be the last module of readings
I should get through it this afternoon, which would leave me with a massive chunk of awesomely taken notes to browse over throughout the week till Friday rocks around, which is when I ace the test and then get to revel in 4 WEEKS OF FREEDOM
I know I kep blogging that fact over and over again but ugh i'm so ready for a little break !



Lee xox