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Monday, 16 February 2015

The Liebster Award

So I know I said I would Blog again on Friday and here I am on Monday....only a couple of days late which is pretty good for me :-P

Ok ok so here is my exciting news....I have been nominated for The Liebster Award by the lovely Crafty Milka.  I have to be honest I'd never heard of this before now but it's just so lovely that someone would nominate me and my little blog for such a thing!!

I have taken some information from Crafty Milka's Blog which I believe she got from other blogs, which helps explain what it's all about!

This award exists only on the Internet. It is given to bloggers by other bloggers. 
Award has German origins. The word "liebster" has several definitions: dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, welcome, sweetheart.
This award follows similar principles as a chain letter, in a sense it should be passed forward to a certain number of people. 
The choice lies within each of us to accept the award and continue forwarding it. 
You are not obligated to accept the award and can stop the chain. 
Over the time, variations have been made to the "rules". 

There are also some Official rules which you follow if you accept the award.

The Official Rules of the Liebster Award
If you have been nominated for the Liebster Award and you choose to accept it, write a blog post about the Liebster Award, following few simple rules.
1) Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog .
2) Display the award on your blog by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a "widget" or a "gadget". 
3) Answer 11 questions about yourself asked by the person who nominated you. 
4)  List 11 random facts about yourself. 
5) Nominate 5 - 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have less than 1000 followers.  
6) Create a new list of questions for the nominated bloggers to answer. 
7) List these rules in your post. 
8) Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster Award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it.

the above information was originally taken from The Wording Well.

So here are the questions I was asked by the person who nominated me!!

1) What made you decide to start a blog?
I actually don't really remember why i decided to do it in the first place.  I was getting more in to social media and searching for things I enjoyed on the Internet and reading more Blogs and thought it might be fun to give it a go!!  I decided to go with art/crafts because that's what I enjoy doing most.
2) What is the most rewarding thing about blogging? 
I really enjoy the community feel of it all!  I've made some lovely friends and received some lovely hand made gifts just by being involved in the Blogging community.
3) What is your favourite craft?
I'm always wanting to try new crafts, I love learning new things and ending up with something lovely at the end.  My favourite is knitting though.  I can spend all day knitting
4) What time of a day do you do most of your crafting? 
I'm an early riser so i like to get started as soon as possible after i get up!
5) What do you do with all the items you create?
I either give them away as presents or I sell them in my little shop Snow Bunnys Knits :-)
6) What is your favourite colour?
Red but i like most bright colours! 
7) What is your favourite instrument?
I'm not very musical so I can't play any but I like to listen to the clarinet!  I also like Spanish guitar music. 
8) What is your favourite season?
9) Which holiday is your favourite?
Christmas time.  I love everything about it! 
10) If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?
There are too many places I would like to visit.  Japan, Machu Pichu, California...i could go on :-P
11) What makes the world go ´round for you?

11 Random Facts About Me
  1. My Dad was born in Wales making me half Welsh
  2. I am one of the only people I know who doesn't generally enjoy comedy films
  3. My dream is to meet The Rock
  4. I enjoy watching the obscure sporting events in the Olympics
  5. I have a degree in psychology
  6. I am super interested in ancient civilisations such as the Egyptians, Aztecs and Incas
  7. I love real life crime programmes (FBI files, forensic detectives etc)
  8. I would love to travel on the Orient Express like Poirot (minus the murder)
  9. I don't have any brothers or sisters
  10. My fave computer game is Fallout 3
  11. My fave drinks are coke and milk
 My Nominations
  1. How did you get in to Blogging?
  2. How did you come up with your Blog name?
  3. What is the best bit of Blogging?
  4. What is an art/craft you have always wanted to try?
  5. Where do you do most of your art/craft?
  6. What would be your dream job?
  7. Where is your favourite place in the world?
  8. can you speak more than one language?
  9. Where/how did you learn your art/craft?
  10. What is your favourite film?
  11. What is your dream for the future?
So there you go :-) I'm off to contact the lovely Blogs I have nominated :-D

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Knitting hats in February

Hello everyone!  I actually have a couple of Blog posts lined up but I'm going to start with this one today!  First I would like to thank everyone who commented on my last post about the amigurumi I've been trying!  I haven't had a chance to practise anymore as I'm bust prepping for my first ever craft fair, but I have taken everything everyone said on board  :-)

Even though its getting to the middle of February I've been trying to knit a new range of hats as personally i think it is still hat weather :-P Eventually I hope to have some matching hand warmers too!  That's the plan anyway!!

These are the three hats I've done so far!  The mustard yellow one sold within a day which i wasn't expecting at all!  I am going to redo it and make the hand warmers to match to make a little set!  I've started on the rusty red mittens, just waiting for more yarn supplies!  The hats are £12 each and I pretty much do them in any colour people ask for!  So far I've done a forest green with grey bobble, a purple and cream hat with a lime green bobble and a black and white hat with a black bobble!  It never ceases to amaze me the different colours people like :-) I keep meaning to make myself one but I never seem to have the time!

I'm currently working away on some brooches for the craft fair.  I'm really nervous as I've never done one before and March is quite late so knitting might not sell as well as it does in winter, but I guess it is all practise!  I've also started work on a new mixed media project but that may have to be put on the back burner for a little while!

This is just a first draft, I will probably draw her again too!  I want to work on the mouth and make her look a little happier.  I drew the glasses to look like my own but I'm not sure it's worked, I may try a different shape, we shall see :-)

Well that's it for now.  I have an exciting Blog post I will be doing on Friday hopefully, well its exciting to me :-P Oh if any of you are interested in the hats then please don't hesitate to email ;-)