Thursday, July 29, 2010

Stuff & the Porn Star giveaway!


Miss Pepper and I went on a road trip this morning.

We hit the highway and went to visit Knitter Sue. While Pepper ate her body weight in chocolate biscuits (sorry Isabelle), I got to see up close and personal some of the gorgeous socks, jumpers and toys Sue has been busy making. I tried not to be too obviously excited by Sue's massive wool stash and got some fantastic tips for using Ravelry and looked at some of Sue's knitting and crochet books.

When we were leaving, Sue presented us with a huge garbage bag full of cottons to take home.

Thank you so much Sue! I was and still am completely over whelmed. Hopefully you'll recognise some of your cottons in my knitting really soon. It was wonderful to meet you and learn more about you and add another dimension to the whole blog experience.

Thank you all so much for your vegetarian dinner suggestions. I am about to prepare some type of rotating meal plan for our family and your suggestions will be hugely helpful.

And the winner is Lola Nova!!
Yay and congratulations to you! I'll email you for your postal deets shortly and get your fabric in the mail.

(Can anybody out there explain to me how to get that random thingy onto my blog without it messing up all the html?)

And now for the porn start bit. I had such fun hosting that giveaway that I want to do another one straight away.

What: Make by Cath Kidson. Its a book full of Cath Kidson projects and even includes a plain tote bag, some embroidery floss and a Cath Kidson pencil. You know you want it.
How: I want to know your porn star name. You work this out by using the name of the first pet you ever had as your first name and the name of the first street you lived in as a child as your second name.
Mine's Pixie Park.
When: I'll randomly draw a porn star's name on Saturday.
You: I'll post anywhere.

Let the games begin.
Happy Thursday y'all. XX

143 comments:

  1. Hey Pixie Park thats kinda cool

    Mine is Snowball Lomond (sounds more like a Bond girl name than a porn name I think)

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  2. just found your blog and am looking forward to reading it!
    dexter pepsi would be my stage name-

    rachel

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  3. Tweety Matthews... it has potential!

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  4. Abbott Yow...not catchy at all (I don't even know how to spell yow, as in the sound a cat makes)

    Lucky you with all the yarn, can't wait to see all the things you've got planned.

    xx

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  5. Um, it would be Katie Aileen.... not very funky huh! Maybe I can change it to Moggie Myalla (from my early teens instead!)

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  6. Mine doesn't sound very porny!! I'm disappointed....sigh, it's Ryecroft Duke......another sigh!!!
    Lizzie
    xxx

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  7. What a yarn stash! Is the name thing meant to be the other way around - pet's name as your first name, street name as your last name? I suspect so!

    Mine is Tammy Inverness.

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  8. Oh can't resist this one - I'd be Fluffy Bath - Yikes!

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  9. Sally Balfour (sounds a little too much like a real name, doesn't it!)
    thanks for another great giveaway!

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  10. oh what fun Kate mine is Veronica Tina!! When I first got married I didn't like the fact that my surname changed to Leslie as I always think Linda Leslie sounds like a porn star name!!

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  11. So many good ones out there, but here's a boring one - Taroona Thomas. Plus it makes me sound like a boy!

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  12. Introducing Sasha Mildara! I think I'd just use Sasha as my stage name though.

    The cardi is gorgeous. Maybe you should try and make one in adult sizes....my kind of adult size :o)

    Glad you aren't locked away forever.
    Ab x

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  13. Hehe! Moondance Welsby. I kinda like it.

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  14. Pixie Dalton!
    Love Pepper's look...

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  15. "Blank" Leyards
    Blank because I've never had a pet!

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  16. I'm not sure of the very first street I lived on so i used the first I remember. My name would be Tilly Clarke. Not very exciting!

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  17. Rusty Diane .... the mind boggles!

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  18. Heidi Little Valley!

    Giggle ;-)

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  19. Ok I couldn't resist, though I don't want to be in the giveaway as have the book already, but mine is willy above the shops!!!
    its been making me laugh all morning. Thanks for cheering up the making of packed lunches on an overcast morning

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  21. Nice stash :-)

    Mine is Munroe Bastille, weird hunh!

    (I love Fluffy Bath!)

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  22. I hope when I have kids I can make things equally as gorgeous as you do...love the knitwear!
    My name is Reggie Hay...a true American porn star I reckon...

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  23. Ha ha, mine is Tiger Beach, which sounds more like a place in Thailand than a porn star name. Perhaps I could be a porn star in Thailand.

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  24. Pepper's outfit is just gorgeous - love it!

    In all honesty I know I probably wouldn't get round to many of the projects in Cath's book so please don't enter me - better it goes to someone who will get real use from it...but I do so want to share my name because I love it...Princess Waters!

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  25. My porn name is Sunshine Hart. LOL

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  26. Hehe, I am having a giggle at all those porn names. Mine is Goldilocks Nicole! Great giveaway Kate, thanks.

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  27. oh deary me,
    mine would be crotch fincher.
    thanks for naming our cat that mum...

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  28. Hmmmm, let's see.....Chloe.....Wakool......boring!!!!!

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  29. OH wow..what an amazing stash you have to work through......

    Mine is.....Taffy Taylor haha

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  30. Misty Beach! How YOU doin?

    crotch fincher HA!!

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  31. ooh, good giveaway..

    My porn star name is Jasper Ravenhill.

    I'm porn, but CLASSY.

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  32. Saskia Nabiac ;)
    ... tres raunchy huh?

    Awesome cottons!!! How lucky are you???

    Also - I blogged the tortilla recipe yesterday if you're interested.

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  33. How gorgeous is Miss Pepper??!

    signing off,
    Tiffany Seddon.x

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  34. So here goes... Boof Turana! Maybe better suited to a guy porn star, but there it is.

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  35. =D how about Ooty frooty =P

    And what a lovely stash ya' got there!!!

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  36. Classic reading all those comments.

    How does Mousetrap Ridge sound????? OMG

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  37. Trust me to get stuck with Sherpa Butler. Perhaps I can switch to my current pet and use Miffy Butler?

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  38. Smudge Wilson, which sounds more like a football players name LOL

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  39. I forgot to say my Dad called my first cat Mousetrap, he wanted to call it Ratsack but Mum wouldn't let him. Lucky hey!!!

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  40. What fun!
    Meet Bella Nastfield!!

    Gill

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  41. Hello, I'm Pussy Serpentine!

    That stash looks amazing...

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  42. What a laugh! My name would be Wonder Bogan.

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  43. Ha ha! Brilliant!

    Mine would be Putsy Crescent. lol!

    Gotta say, i love Miss Peppers outfit in that photo, i'd wear that skirt! It's gorgeous!
    Sal. X

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  44. gosh! I can't even remember a first st, pets name was puddy.

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  45. This is hilarious!
    Mine wouldn't be too bad for a guy, Buddy Journal.

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  46. Oh Miss Pepper looks adorable in her loveheart sunnies! It was so lovely to meet both of you, and yes you are both just as gorgeous as you are on your blog. I felt honoured that you came to visit me and thank you so much for the eggs. I look forward to tasting them for breakfast on the weekend! I cant wait to see what you create with all the cottons too, it is always nice to see what others create. I cant for the life of me remember the name of my street as a child, but I do know our cat was named Smokey, lol!

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  47. Loving Pepper's rigout, she looks adorable.

    Coincidentally, mine is Trixie Park, perhaps we are twins, or maybe a double act, lol!

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  48. Oooh, lovin' those cottons!
    Yours sincerely,
    Pussy Riverview

    :-)

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  49. Ahhhh, Kate, just had to read through this for the porn names! Don't include me in the giveaway though. There are some corkers. Anyone who called their pet Pussy is definitely in the running automatically...

    xx Bucket Quinn.

    (Yes, Bucket... that's what I wanted to call my budgie at age 2. Go figure).

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  50. my porn star name is friday mills

    i think i like yours better though.

    i just wanted to say that you have really inspired me to push on with my knitting. i see you making so many things, and you've only just learnt - and i seem to procrastinate. anyway, every time i read your blog, i head off to the lounge just to do a 'couple more rows' and slowly it's starting to grow. so thanks!

    l
    x

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  51. Joey Lazard

    Lol I sound like a butch porn star with a mullet! Maybe the truckers will like me ;)

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  52. That stash of cotton is amazing, man!

    As for the giveaway, how generous!

    My porn star name is Pussy Patterson. Ha!

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  53. Cuddles Daley. NOT BAD, EH? I'm thinking that one should rate a mention on the good ol' CV. Oh and Knitter Sue is plainly one generous starlet and you one lucky, lucky ducky!

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  54. jaime.ohagan@uchealth.com.auJuly 29, 2010 at 8:10 PM

    haha what fun! my porn star name would be Brandy Donald.

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  55. Ooh yeah baby! I'm Tiddles Elizabeth. What a hoot, some of those names are. Gotta love the stash, and to see what you can make out of it. Miss Pepper is rockin. Great post Kate.

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  56. I quite like mine... Pippa Murray :)

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  57. Mine is Snoopy Lynn.....it does sound a bit porn star!

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  58. Pixie Park is one of the best porn names ever! Mine is Puffy Ingal!!! And yes I want that book!

    p.s I can't BELIEVE the progress of your knitting lady! That cardigan in the previous post is a dead winner!

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  59. Starr Snowdrop :)

    ba ha ha coz my name really is Pippa (from above Lulu Froufrou)

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  60. Love Miss Peppers outfit! My daughter had the same glasses when she was about three...and I'll be signing off as shtroopy woodstock...an old hippy porn star?

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  61. Just call me Tiny Melinda...

    Ha! I just love your blog :)

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  62. Miss Pepper is gorgeous, I love her outfit!
    and what a fab wool stash!
    My porn star name is Peaches Montpelier...with a name like that I think she only did soft porn, in the sixties.

    Fingers crossed, this is a great giveaway!
    Emma x
    qotfu72 at yahoo dot com dot au

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  63. I had to think about that one. Sounds a bit too respectable - 'Kitty Garnerville'. Looking forward to the big draw!

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  64. Sounds like a great day was had by all - what a wonderful stash instalment too.

    Ok - hehe - what a fun game . Mine is Chloe Eimeo

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  65. hahaha, so fun to read through these, mine is 'Lucky Yallambee'

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  66. I;m so jealous of your cotton stash. You'll have great fun with it.

    My porn star name is "Pussy Hereford". I've had a good chuckle at all the names.

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  67. Hey lovely, what a funny giveaway, I've been having a good old laugh reading all the names! Don't include me in the draw as I really can't stand Cath K but here's my name anyway, Miffy Moor xo hope to see you soon for a catch up x

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  68. Crotch Fincher - I think that Nicole has to win with a pornstar name like that!

    My porn star name would be Bowser Austin (not really pornstar - more bank manager maybe?). However, using the same rule for my kids would create Darby Benjafield which I think is a bit more raunchy!!

    Great giveaway and so funny reading other peoples potential names!

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  69. thats funny
    ok so my name would be
    tuly randolph
    doesnt sound so sexy... maybe it could be my buisness name? :-)

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  70. mine is hannah oleanda, which sounds a bit like someone in a nursery rhyme.

    i love reading through these names! thanks for the chance to win.

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  71. My goodness. I've had a good chuckle at all those names.
    Mine's a bit embarrassing...
    Bong Elizabeth!!!
    My dad named my dog bong! For years I had no idea what it meant. As a little girl, I'd go looking for him as he'd often escape. Mum remembers me asking complete strangers if they'd seen my 'bong'. I was 5!
    I don't think it's much of a pornstar name though, unless maybe for stoners.
    Have a happy end of week

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  72. Oh this is hilarious! Love love love it... My sad contribution... being totally honest, mind... is Precious Breton... but you can call me Presh :) Kx

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  73. This is great fun - there are some awesome names up there, and sooo popular - to much so for me to have any luck, but here goes, my first pet was a guineapig, and the name of the street is the first one I remember rather than the first ever house.. I think there were 2 before this address!!

    So that makes my name Lollipop Clarendon.... ahem, whatever! ;) x

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  74. Sandy Wellington. Doesn't compete with Crotch Fincher lol. PS I want to come and steal that garbage bag.

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  75. I better join in too.
    My Porn Star name would be...
    "Monty Main"
    bit disapointing :( was hoping for something a little racier

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  76. Too Funny!!!

    Well i'd be Ms Bella Cole Green ... not too porn star but maybe i'm more Burlesque ;)

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  77. love the fabric collection

    My name would be Penny Wattle

    kerrie_baas@hotmail.com

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  78. Ginger Lyons.

    I know! I know! Its a great stripper name. My husband's is Pepper Crisp!

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  79. OK...how bout Fluffy Florida?
    ha, that flows pretty good.

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  80. my porn name: Cinnamon Place.
    oh that sounds like a money maker.

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  81. This is too fun:

    Tippy Canyon. I don't think I'll get first billing with this name - LOL

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  82. I'm Pepper California. :)
    I love Cath & have had my eye on that book for a while.

    i love that photo of your little Pepper

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  83. Barney Mardivido

    hmmmm...not sucha great name for a girl :)

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  84. Oooh another giveaway!!
    My pornstar name would be...
    Tiger Westroyd.
    Em xxx

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  85. porn star name huh!!! mines would be.... drum roll ......wait for it....wait for it!!!!!! now ozzie greendykes!!!!!! that defo made me smile !!! xx

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  86. mummy gordon.... I named my first pet (a guinea pig) after my mother!

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  87. I wasn't sure which I liked most - the idea of winning a fabulous book or the idea of having a porn star name. That was until I thought about the name - Marshall Warren Wood. No, I like the idea of winning the book best. I'm so glad my parents didn't use this method to name me!

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  88. This is just too funny. My porn star name is Fluffy Channel, impressive hey???

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  89. Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this fantastic giveaway. The book looks fabo! My porn star name would be Tiny Catherine.

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  90. Mitch Sunfield!

    I guess that'd make me a male impersonator!!

    Thanks for a great blog. (Make that blogs). We're totally inspired by your Daylesford 'story'.

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  91. Max Macauley!

    So jealous about the bag of wool you were able to tote home with you. I really need to have some kind of meal plan too.

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  92. Ahem, I am Tabitha Brondesbury, rather posh, no?

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  93. I've just spent way too long reading everyone's porn names, super funny! Peppers outfit looks great all that cotton, drool.

    I have no idea which pet came first in our house as they both came along before I did so I'll go with the dog, which would make me Trixie Humevale.

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  94. Ha ha...what fun...Satchmo Winstanley

    Gosh what a moouthful...but quite sophisticated..dont you think..giggle

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  95. just what i need to boot me back into bloggy action, mine's fugee viney. love this game:)

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  96. this is fun. I would be Sunny Sultana!!

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  97. Hello, glad to meet you, I'm Tripper Topaz.

    I can't even believe how adventurous you have been with your knitting. Take the bull by the horns a little? It took me years (and years...) to get to where you are.

    And Pepper - what can I say? She is abso-freakin-loutely adorable. As always.

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  98. Mine would be Miss Polly Murray Farm!!

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  99. I laughed and laughed at your story of being locked in the other day! Sounded a bit like a dream come true!! My porn star name: "Queenie Young" lol that's just downright nasty!

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  100. Blackie Royal. Hmmm ... the mind boggles.

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  101. Ginger Jellicoe

    Interesting, I'll give it that!

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  102. Hee hee
    I kid you not mine is:

    Tiger Maiden!!

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  103. We love Porn name game here.
    Hi, I am Soxy Millar! Pleased to meet you Pixie Park.

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  104. that's fun! Mine is Chuck Pegas! sounds plausable even!

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  105. hehe Mine is Pussy Essendene! :)

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  106. Puss Puss Oldham ... but seriously ... Crotch Fincher is outrageously good!

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  107. haha Pixie Park is great! My porn name is Ginger Silvan. My partner's name is Jedda O'Regan. Thanks for the fun game and great giveaway!

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  108. Hee hee, I love porn star name thinggos, Mine is Pepper Lingard... I think the funniest part of this, is my sisters' names are all also pepper lingard... suss!!!! :p

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  109. We had a black & tan dachshund named Susie Sausage & we lived in Berry Avenue...
    So I guess it is Susie Sausage Berry.
    Strange:-/

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  110. Manno man I have no chance - Katie Sonter - dull-o-rama - no pornstar shining in that name - maybe a BBC actress?

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  111. p.s. - miss pepper looks so "to business" - style with gumnbies - practical country kid shining through. love your garbage bag of stash - can't wait to see the finished products :) sounds like a most excellent road trip

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  112. I love this... My porn star name is Sam Southgate, how perfect!!
    ps love your blog, because of you I caught the crochet bug xx

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  113. Hi there foxy lady! You can call me 'Champagne Glen-Park'...I like long romantic walks in the park...pole dancing and.... sewing????? Great funny post Kate!. Peta xo

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  114. Love your blog Kate....or should I say Pixie

    Cheers

    Muffy Lynch

    (Nats)

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  115. mine is a really unporny name

    Jellybean Bellavista.

    Look at that yarn stash!

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  116. i'm probably too late but i just have to tell you because i love it. mine is Pickles St George. perfect

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  117. What fun to read the comments on this one! I'd be Scampy WIlson, but I think the second street name rolls off the tongue better. Scampy Springvale. What do ya think? It has potential, huh.

    Kim xx

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  118. Some of those porn names are funny!

    Mine would be barnaby birnam ;)

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  119. Gosh a lot of people called their cats Fluffy or Pussy.

    Mine would be Esmerelda Palmer, which I've always thought of as rocking good pornstar name, slightly posh and slightly lewd..

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  120. just thought I'd share..

    Muffy Hillcrest.

    Noice.

    xx Amy

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  121. Oh Yikes I've been so under the weather all week hence no blog reading and look what's been going on here ... if I'm not too late my porn star name would have been - Littley Miller ... isn't that sad? You're such a doll PP doesn't sounds too bad ;-)

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  122. Pixie Park's quite a name! Mine's Sniffter Grange ;)

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