Friday, 21 August 2009

Who do you think you are?

Family trees are becoming more and more popular. I am the last of the Mactaggarts in my line, although I am now Seaton by marriage. We have quite a few historical names in the generations immediately above us such as Wallace, Stewart and Brodie - it would be interesting to see where the branches of my Family Tree stretch to, but that is a project for another day.

I get asked often where 'My Baboo' comes from. Its a simple answer so here is the story.

A few years ago I knitted a little bunny for my sister. Our friend Tracey saw it and wanted one. T also happens to be the manager of Homer in Aberfeldy and before I knew it my little bunnies were hopping of their shelves.

When I started selling the handbags I had made I used a different company name which was more relative to handbags. However this just didn't suit a wee bunny. So My Baboo became the name of my bunnies (and chickens and sheep) - here's how:

My first name is Lynne. In the cartoon Charlie Brown there is a little boy called Linus, and my sis used to call me that (and still does). Linus is the object of Charlie Browns sisters affections, and she calls Linus her 'Sweet Baboo'. My Baboo Bunny had a nice ring to it, and has ultimately ended up being my company name.

The picture above is of two Baboo Bunnies that Rene knitted from my pattern. She and her bunnies live in South Africa, where the mountains are currently dusted with snow - hence the scarves. She has knitted them from bamboo and cotton - and I love how they have turned out.

What I like even more is that in her correspondence she doesn't refer to them as bunnies, but as 'Baboo's'. So that's what they are - Baboos - sweet.

I'm off to the Edinburgh Festival West End Fair on Sunday for a weeks trading - Arch 11. I studied, worked and lived in Edinburgh for nearly 15 years so it will be nice to spend a week there, catching up with friends and hopefully meeting some new ones and reliving a little bit of my history.

Hope to see you there.


Thursday, 13 August 2009

News Update

I haven't abandoned you, if I could knit socks I would be working them off just now in preparation for my week at the Edinburgh Festivals West End Fair where I have an arch stall from the 24th August for a week.

I'm also at Logierait again this Saturday - 10-2pm.

Jnr has lost a tooth (I thought the Tooth Fairy wouldn't be around for another year yet) and he starts school in five sleeps time!

On top of all this I have a secret project to work on which needs to be completed by the first week of September, but I cant tell you about it till the end of October!

Tomorrow some journalists are coming to the house to do a photo shoot for a possible feature about having a rural business.

Oh and we went to Kirkby Lonsdale for a week and stayed in a Wigwam - cool.

Forgive me for not blogging often enough - I'll get back into the swing of it soon.

Have a happy weekend!