Sunday, 30 September 2012

Beautiful Blogger Award

What a fabulous couple of weeks it's been. First of all there was one of my handmade bags featured in sewing world magazine.

My two custom orders were finished and finally bundled off to their new owners.

And then to top it all off the lovely Clare at Lottie of London nominated my blog for the Beautiful Blogger Award.
Lottie Of London's Polymer Clay Blog
 Which means I get to add this pretty logo to my blog.

 

Apparently, in order to accept my award I must now nominate seven blogs that think be awarded with the title of The Beautiful Blogger.  It was hard to keep it down to just seven to be honest, but here goes:

 1) Michele Webber - Because her blog posts always make me smile and who wouldn't love a blog with the title 'Not Getting a Real Job'.









2) Red Brick Glass - Because the lovely Wendy makes such lovely stuff. I have my eyes on some lovely glass christmas tree decorations this year (how many times can I use the word 'lovely'!).









3) Mucky Pup Gallery - because it really is a beautiful blog - and for making brown and green look soooo fabulous.









4) Penelope at L is for Love - because her blog always has the nicest photos, and she makes crochet cool.







5) Pots and Paint -  Everything about this blog is so classy. From the images to the pottery to the design - sigh!









6) Mandy Hills -  Because I want to own everything she makes looks!



7) Helen Limbrick - Because this chick really is too cool for school - and she's called Helen ;)





Now I have to confess seven things you may not know about me....hmmm, let's see......
  • I have a certificate which makes me competent to use a chainsaw (allegedly - but I still manage to make my husband nervous when I use one!)
  • My husband and I share two large, and largely useless, dogs! 
  • I love sporty motorbikes and have done quite a few track days (where obviously i'm trying to beat my husband around the track - never quite manage it though!) 
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  • I have 36" inside legs which lots of people seem to think is cool - but it's not, it just which makes buying trousers an absolute nightmare!
  • When my husband is away I revert to watching America's Next Top Model (shhh!)
  • I spend far too much money on fabric (what do you mean, you already suspected that!)
  • I made a mean hotpot once which my husband scored 9 out of 10, so I've not made one since - I like to finish on a high!
Hopefully there's a few new names there which some of you Handmade Monday fans might take a peek at?

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful bags, well done on winning the beautiful blogger award, your blog really is lovely! x

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  2. A brilliant couple of weeks - well done. I love the 'things' about you - especially the ones we didn't know. Had a sneaky feeling about the material though :0). Hope you have a good week.

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    2. I bet there's a lot of us out there. It seems to be quite a widespread affliction!

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  3. Well done on the award, thoroughly deserved! Also it's so nice that you have nominated L is for Love as it's a great blog, and 'Penelope by the Sea' is a really sweet lady!

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    1. She is lovely. I had a fab Secret Santa with her last year and her items put my mediocre bundle to shame!

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  4. Love the finishing on a high comment. I think I should take note.I really love the mix of fabrics that you have used on your second bag. It is this individual nature that makes handmade so special. A very well deserved award too.

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  5. I can imagine that 36" trousers would be difficult to find. You could always sew a brightly coloured fabric on the hem to make it longer!! Lovely bags bet the recipients will be delighted with them.

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  6. Gosh, those are long legs!!
    I have enough trouble at 34" so can't imagine you get many options.
    Will have to go and have a look at some of those blogs

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    1. Nice to know there's a fellow leggy out there!

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  7. I moan about having short legs but at least I can take trousers up :-) Well done on being featured in the magazine and being given your beautiful blogger award too!

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  8. Well done on the award. Loved finding out more about you! Will be back to check out the links as there looks like some interesting blogs there.

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  9. Well done on the Award! Thanks too for mentioning my little Blog! I feel ashamed I've only just started and haven't quite got the hang of Blogging weekly. Something I'm sure I'll learn though. ^_^*

    I'm off to check out the other links!

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    1. Your blog is lovely. I can't believe you've only just started - it looks so slick and professional

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  10. Well done on your award...loving this weeks bags.
    Hope you have a great week!
    S x

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  11. Hello Helen
    Nice to visit your lovely blog again. Thanks so much for your kind words about my blog and the nomination. It still amazes me how wonderful the world of blogging is and what great friendships can be made xox Penelope

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  12. Thank you Helen! So very chuffed. And very entertaining to read about your unknown facts too - especially the chainsaw certificate. That sounds like huge fun!

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  13. Well done that lady. Such nice bags and a lovely group of blogs for me to explore. x

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  14. Congratulations, sounds like you've had a very successful couple of weeks :-)

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  15. Well done Helen on the award. I really enjoyed reading your 'seven things you didn't know about me' x.

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  16. Thank you so much for the award, you are too kind! And that pink bag looks gorgeous! Hx

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  17. Congratulations on your blog award! Also how fantastic to have one of your bags featured in a magazine!
    Love the motor bike. I went to a Harley exhibition last year. They still make my head turn when I hear one coming down the road.

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  18. Congratulations on the award, I'll pop back and check out the links, I don't know any of them but they all look good choices.
    I admire your bike and track skills, I only do pillion :)
    (but I have a family member who is a pursuit rider)

    Jan x

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    1. I think i must be too much of a control freak to be a pillion. I'm such a baaaaad back seat rider!

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  19. Nice learning a little bit more about you Helen!

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  20. Gorgeous bags and some lovely blogs to go and investigate. Loved reading the seven things about you too. x

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  21. Well done on the award. Very interesting facts, especially the chainsaw certificate. I have to say there are programs I only watch when my other half isn't home as I get sarcastic comments. I will be checking out your recommended blogs.
    Ali x

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    1. I suspect both our OH's have their own things they watch when we're not around which we could be equally scathing about!

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  22. Now that's what I call a blog post - beautiful fabric and interesting words. No wonder you're framing your reward, as I speak!

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    1. Aw, that's a lovely comment. Thanks Adaliza

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  23. Well done on your blog award. I enjoyed readi about you very funny from another useless dog owner, the dog that is not me, lol. Congratulations on getting publiched

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