Hey! Raynor from The Shy Lion gave me an award! Eeep, I'm a little speechless because I admire Raynor and his work *a lot* and it just feels super nice to have someone you like say that they like you too ^_^
This award also comes with *rules* ... and here they be:
Ok, so seven things about me; I will try and stick to crafty things that you might not know ~_^
1. The first craft I ever sold as a kid was these pencil topper animals made from pom-poms, beads, googly-eyes, and pipe-cleaners. They looked kind of like worms with afros and I sold them at a car-boot sale. I think I sold two that whole day, but I was super pleased with myself. I was about eight.
2. I used to enter the cake decorating competition in the Agricultural Show every year, and every year I would get second place - beaten by the same girl every time! So, the final year that I was eligible to enter I went all out. I made a massive fish shaped cake that I iced to look like Nemo - I also did the ocean around it. It was a pretty awesome cake, and I was sure I was going to win. Then the other girl made a wedding cake! >_< That girl is now a professional cake baker/ decorator, so I don't feel too bad about losing all those times ~_^
3. I am terrible at origami. Pip tried to teach me these little puffy stars which are apparently really easy. She had a galaxy of stars ... I had a pile of screwed up clumps of paper! >_< The difference between our creations was pretty hilarious!
4. When I was a baby, one of my favourite games was to empty out jars of nails in Dad's shed and then put them back in, one by one. (What a weirdo! ~_^)
5. I have an i-spy quilt that I started when I was in high-school. It's still not finished ... >_<
6. The craft I would most like to learn is letterpress. It looks so sophisticated and elegant ^_^ But, I don't think there is anyone in Perth who teaches it! If you know otherwise, please tell me!
7. I want to learn to dye yarn, for the sole reason of making a range of skin-toned yarns. It really irritates me when I'm trying to make people amigurumi and they have all the wrong under-tones ... does that make sense to anyone else? It's like, you buy brown yarn, but it has a grey or a green under-tones so it doesn't really look like skin? Anyway, it would also be fun to do, I think ^_^
Phew ... if you made it through all that, I congratulate you! Now, in no particular order, here are the 15 blogs that I am awarding the Versatile Blogger Award to ...
12. The Colour H
14. Miss Indie
15. Made by Bees
Yay! Congratulations folks! ^_^ All of these blogs are fantastic; they are written by very talented people and it always makes me happy when a post by them comes up on my Google Reader ^_^ I stalk a lot of blogs, so this is also an opportunity for me to say "sorry! I'll try to be a better commenter!" ~_^
Do you read any of these blogs? Have you ever won an award?
- Lisa x