Versatile Blogger Award

Last week Hannah nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award 🙂 I was really touched and pleased to know I have inspired her crafting, so thank you again!

The award comes with the following rules:

  • Thank the person who gave you this award;
  • Include a link to their blog;
  • Next, select 15 bloggers that you follow regularly or have recently discovered;
  • Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile blogger-award;
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

My brain was frazzled last week with end of year data and wondering if kids in my class can count 9 or 10 things (frustratingly, it makes a big difference). But now that is all sorted, I have had time to have a proper look at my Google Reader account* so here are my nominations, in no particular order:

A Girl In Winter has only been sewing for 6 months, but has already made some lovely things. I wish I could have got such good fits in my first year of sewing.
Monkeysocks hasn’t posted for a while (busy with uni work) but I love reading about her pile of UFOs as it makes me feel less guilty about mine!
Did You Make That? Karen is a great sewer who isn’t afraid to make mistakes and her posts are always fun
Pincushion treats has made some fun clothes (lobster skirt!) and I like seeing all the different variations of tried-and-tested patterns.
Matin Lapin posts mini galleries of gorgeous etsy-finds – very inspiring but potentially purse-damaging!
Struggle Sews a Seam always makes me smile – her posts ooze character and fun. And she sews lovely clothes too!
Gingermakes posted an inspiring blog about dying fabric using natural materials recently.
So Zo has such an inspiring attitude towards recycling and materialism.
Scruffy Badger makes great clothes and is fun!
Crayons and Milk has the cutest photos of her little crochet creatures (see the bumble bees!)
Sew Smug has lots of great tutorials and makes loads of fun bunting 🙂
Yes, I like that makes the type of clothes I like and want to make myself-  classic casual pieces, in nice fabrics – I like seeing high-fashion inspiration, but it is nice to see things I could actually wear myself!
Teen Granny is 16 and spends her time knitting and baking. I wish blogs were around when I was 16, so I could have discovered how cool I was at the time instead of spending years feeling abnormal for my love of craft!
Pillows A-La-Mode has some great tips, like this one for organising bobbins!

So now for 7 facts about me:

  1. I hate toes and always have to have my toenails painted. Yesterday I wore sandals and realised I had naked toenails, and felt weird all day.
  2. I keep things “just in case” and get criticised by my dad and my deputy head at school for this. One of my best work moments this year was when the deputy asked if I had any tracing paper his class could borrow, and I replied that yes, I did have some in my cupboard, that I had rescued a few months earlier when he was clearing out the stock-room. I knew it would be useful!
  3. I accidentally set fire to my kitchen a few months ago while baking a birthday cake – greaseproof paper caught fire, I threw it in the sink but a tiny bit didn’t get extinguished and melted a hole in my washing-up bowl. The smoke alarm didn’t go off because I opened the window, turned on the extractor fan and did lots of tea-towel waving; this is why I am extra annoyed when people in my building set the fire alarms off at 1am!
  4. I am annoying everyone by complaining about my age – next month I am no longer officially a young person (holder of a 16-25 railcard) and will have to start paying full price train fares.
  5. My birth-certificate may say I am 26 but mentally I am nearer to 56 – my radio is set to Radio 4, I like doing puzzles before I go to sleep, and one of the reasons I like shopping in John Lewis is because it is nice and quiet and I can hear myself think!
  6. I find it hard to “do nothing” – I can’t sit and watch tv without doing something else, whether it is sewing, crochet or a sudoku.
  7. I usually agonise over minute decisions and check everything lots of times, but when it comes to crafting I jump in impulsively and get started. I currently have at least 6 different projects on the go.

* I usually read blogs on Google Reader, downloading latest posts as I walk to the tube and then reading them on my journey home. However this makes it hard to comment on what I read. What apps (Android please!) do you use to read blogs? Do they let you comment easily?


2 thoughts on “Versatile Blogger Award

  1. CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved award, and thank you SO much for the shout-out! The button you gave me is now on my sidebar with a big THANK YOU to you . . . plus, when you click it, it links back to your blog as a token of my appreciation. 🙂 Keep up the great work! 🙂

  2. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog! Your blog is lovely and you have made some great stuff! My favourite is your polka dotted piped skirt! Keep it up 🙂

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