Monday, 29 June 2009

Blog Awards

Well hello there!
It feels like ages since I've been and made a post, life as they say got in the way! blooming cheek. anyhow they'll be a couple of posts this week just to make up for the fact of my slackness!.....

This first post is purely about blog awards, to attend to them all in the one place!

So here goes, I mentioned before the award below that I received from Leirka of Sweet Lovely Afternoon

the "Love Ya" Award states: these blogs are exceedingly charming. these kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. they are not interested in self-aggrandizement. our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. please give more attention to these writers. deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

Phew! well here are the 8 lovely blogs I'm giving the "Love Ya' award too:

Under the Stair Studios
After All The World is a Beautiful Place
Dee Beale
Simply H
The Further Adventures of A Thrifty Mrs
Sew Recycled
Mrs Gibson's Atelier
Menopausal Musing

Now feel free to take part but please don't feel under any pressure to do so!!

I'd like to say a Big thank you to the lovely Emma - Emma Lamb - for giving me the 'Lovely Blog' award, so sweet of you!! thats my 2nd one now, ooo get me!

And I'd like to say a Big thank you as well to the lovely Dee - Dee Beale - for the 'Lemonade Award'

Receiving this award has come with a few duties of course. So here goes I/You need to:
- Nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude.
- Comment on the blog that awarded you.
- Copy the award and save to your computer, and then upload it to your blog.
- Link to your nominees within your blog post.
- Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award.
- Link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.

Right so my 5 nominees for this award are:

Cathy Cullis
That Crafty Fish

Again as before feel free to take part but please don't feel under any pressure to do so!

Pheweeeeeee! well that's me all blog awarded out! I am so chuffed that people have thought my blog 'good enough' as it were to give me these awards, it makes up for the days/weeks life throws at you at times. All is grand in blogland.............
Back v v soon with some pics of 'Makey Do' bits and my 'art work' for the A1 exhib. Till then cheerio! ;0 X

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Well hello!
Hope everyone is having a good week and enjoying the sunshine (well when it comes out in between the showers!)

First of all I want to say thank you to Carolyn of Love Stitching Red for this lovely tweety artwork! I won it in her blog giveaway

And thank you too, to Karen at Blueberry Park, as I won this crochet kit on her giveaway as well!!

Get me and all my blog giveaway wins!!! I seriously am not a winner generally so I can't tell you how pleased I am feeling with all these goodies.

I also want to say a big thank you to Leirka of Sweet Lovely Afternoon for this sweet award, my second one, yay!

I promise to award it as the award itself states, to some other bloggers v soon in another post!

And so to a few teaser pics for you.......
some new fabric bought to make some simple totes for the 'Makey Do'. Yummy and fresh!

Some fab thrifted items picked up recently, a gorgeous table cloth with such beautiful little flowers and lace/crochet edging; beautiful bundles of lace, which I have already used some of on the tote bags; a fab lace runner which will look perfect displaying my items at fairs and a fab old wallet which I hope to embellish soon.

my lovely thrifted chest of drawers, I need these for some extra storage in my workroom! I'm looking at giving them a clean up - bit of a sand down and a lick of paint, giving it a new lease of life!

And I couldn't go without you seeing my gorgeous vintage fabric, what utterly lovely patterns and colours, I cannot wait to get creative with these!

back soon with some pics of works in progress and finished bits too. Enjoy your week ;0 x

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Just a few words today......

Well just a few words today and then I'll be back soon with more pics and some creativity!

First I just want to say a BIG thank you to each and every one of you that visits my blog, has a read or/and leaves a comment. It means a lot, so Thank You!! x

I do try and visit every one's blog that leaves me a comment to leave one in reply, however if I haven't left you a message it's because I haven't worked out how I can!! some blogs have been set up with just a box to leave a message in, and then you are supposed to choose from a small drop down menu as to your ID, I do all this and then click the post button and it just doesn't work, nothing..... I've tried this on a few blogs and nothing happening, so if anyone can enlighten me as to what I'm doing wrong or not doing??? muchly appreciated!

I'd like to thank Theresia of Minori Design for awarding me a 'Lovely Blog Award' I'm v flattered and its my first ever award too! The only prob is I can't work out how to get the image to put it in my post ;( ah well there's my lack of technological know-how then! not doing great with the ol' technology this week, obviously!

And so to work, I have quite a number of things to get on with at the mo, which is good

First I need to get on creating and making for the 'Makey Do' next month in Sandwich, nip on over to Jenny Flowers 'Makey Do' blog for more info.

I've entered myself in the 'A1 Exhibition' happening next month at The Horsebridge Centre Whitstable.

I'm also running a 'Taster' workshop next month which is taking part during Whitstable Oyster Festival. The Create in Whistable site has more info on all the workshops taking place, so if you live down that way or are visiting there are a good choice of interesting tasters to take part in, get yourself signed up!

Mine is the 'Shabby chic Hearts & Birds'!!

I'm also taking part in a seaside swap on Rachel's blog.
And I also have a couple of other things I'm taking part in too! Phew! I'll post about them at a later date.

So instead of tip tap typing away I'd better get on!!!
Enjoy your week, I'm sure the Sun will be back soon!?? ;0