So up 'till yesterday I was experiencing a week long writer's block - and then the lovely Leonie from Kiwiatheart and the equally lovely Rhiannon of Remarquable Junque surprised me with this:
yes I know this is doing the rounds of the blogosphere at the mo, but it really did cheer me up and make me feel (momentarily) special but mainly inspired me to keep on blathering away about life, craft and whatever. There were some rules that came with this, the first being to thank Leonie - well that's easy pssst go check out her cute as Christmas trees and little bird cages with handmade birds in them, she really does have some brillant ideas. And thanks to Rhiannon who is a fellow collector of vintage children's books and old stuffy stuff.
The other stipulations were to nominate 15 blogs and 'pay [the compliment] forward'
Now, I don't really have much of a problem with that, there are some truly beautiful blogs I love to read, but many of my favourites have already received this or other awards just recently (The Golden Adventures of a Very Dark Horse, Seaside Siblings, Green Valley Crafts, Cotton Kiwi, Mousehouse all come in under that category) soooooo I'm bending the rules to suit me (what a rebel eh?).
Here are some blogs I love to read, which you may or may not have visited and why I like them:
Screamstress - she has a gift for humorous writing AND she does Roller Derby, you can read all about her team in the latest copy of Extracurricular. Very very kwel in my book.
Polli - graphic designer, photographer and jewellery maker. Has a lovely soft, sort of shabby chic but much edger than that sense to her work - oh never mind, just have a look.
Owlet - a sewer and chooser of lovely fabrics, but also I love all the insights and activities she shares with her children and with then the blogosphere in due course.
Her Library Adventures - she has op shopping and bargain finding down to a fine art.
Myrtle & Eunice - beautiful knitting, beautiful photography, written with her tongue firmly in cheek and a smile not far away.
Little Betty - prolific crafter of gorgeous garments, and I think my life is busy - this lady does Uni and looks after 3 kids too.
So hopefully there are six great blogs there you may not have heard of. Well, back to my sewing I guess.
Hope all is well in your world.