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#200a

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Hello! Officially this is my 200th post (and my birthday!) where I should be announcing the winner of my giveaway.

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However, I’ve had a crazily busy weekend having lots of fun celebrating my birthday and I’ve just completely run out of time! I’m also in the middle of a massive baking session (I have to take cakes to school tomorrow – a great excuse to bake, but would have been better on a less busy weekend!!) so the giveaway deadline will be extended by 1 day and I’ll draw a name tomorrow. I’ll also let you know what the other prize is…

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See you tomorrow!

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At long last

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Hello, good evening, how are you? I’m so sorry I havent’ been around the last few days. Time has just slipped through my fingers and has been soaked up by all the things that have to be done, rather than the things I’d like to do.

But hurrah for the weekend! Hopefully I’ll have time for nice things as well as the necessary things. And let me start off the weekend by showing you what I was working on last week and was so desperate to show you! I finally tracked down my friend and gave her The Present. The wapping paper was off in mere seconds to reveal this…

It looks like a little clutch bag (and could be used as such) but I had a specific purpose in mind for it. Last year I made her a journal cover out of the same fabric and ribbon. Her journal is pretty much always in her handbag, as is her Bible. But her Bible was still in the box it came in. Practical for protection, but not very pretty. So I managed to sneakily find out the measurements from another friend who has a Bible the same size, and stitched up a made to measure case.

It fit surprisingly well considering I only had measurements on paper to go on. Usually if I’m making a case for something I like to have the actual object to make sure it fits as I go along. So the fact that it fits (and fits well) is really very pleasing.

I have also passed on the other present I made, but will post about that tomorrow, just to make sure that it’s been opened (it would be so annoying to ruin the surprise at this stage!)

In other news, I had a lovely email this week from the lady who bought all those Buttons on Buttons I made. They’re selling well in her shop and she wants to order another 100! I’ve said that I won’t be able to start for another couple of weeks (when the school holidays roll around) but am hoping that I’ll have a few free moments next week to get a head start. Circles and tiny buttons here we come!

Beautiful Blogger Award

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I had little blog catching up time this morning and was reading through Creative Pixie’s blog. I saw that she had been nomintated for the Beautiful Blogger Award and thought to myself, “That’s a really lovely idea! I wonder if anyone will ever think my blog is worth of an award.” Then as I scrolled down I saw that I was nominated! How exciting! Thank you so much for nominating me – it really made my day!

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Anyway, this is how it works – bloggers nominate their favourite blogs for the award. I was nominated by Creative Pixie “for gorgeous crochet goodies” 🙂

These are the rules:-

1. Thank the person who nominated you –  Thank you for the wonderful surprise of a nomination! I’m having a ball recording my creative endeavours, and loving the comments I get from readers.

2. write a few interesting (?) facts about yourself.

I’m turning 30 in a couple of months and swing between excitement (because I’ll finally be a grown up) and panic (because I’m not sure how to be a grown up)

 I worked in London for 4 years when I left school with London City Mission (and completely loved it!)

I passed my grade 6 piano exam when I was a teenager, but don’t really play any more

I am a teacher and love the flexibility of supply teaching as it means I have a lot of time for making pretty things!

3.paste the award on your blog – see above!

4. link the person who nominated you for the award – http://creativepixie.wordpress.com/

5. nominate up to about 5 of the blogs you like with links to their sites. (This is the really tricky bit for me, as I read so many wonderful blogs – how can I choose only 5?!)

These are the blogs that I love to read and why I have nominated them for the beautiful blogger award:-

Meme Rosehttp://meme-rose.blogspot.co.uk/ – nominated for giving her readers an amazing visual feast

Little Cotton Rabbitshttp://littlecottonrabbits.typepad.co.uk/ – nominated for generosity with gorgeous free patterns

Cozy Thingshttp://cozymadethings.blogspot.co.uk/ – nominated for completely yummy crochet

Stocki http://stocki.blogspot.co.uk/ – nominated for her fantastic Beautiful Blogger Blanket

Le monde de Sucrette http://www.lemondedesucrette.com/ – nominated for beautiful crochet work