Crafty sew and sew in Dorset

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I won a Bloggers Recognition Award

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I’m very excited to have been nominated for a blogger recognition award by Emma.  Thank you so much, although I have had my blog for a while it has only taken off in the last year so it’s really lovely to hear that others enjoy reading my witterings.

For those who haven’t seen this nomination before the rules for receiving this award are as follows:

– Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
– Write a post to show your award.
– Give a brief story of how your blog started.
– Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
– Select other bloggers you want to give this award to.

Right then,  I have said thank you above (and I really am grateful for the nomination)  and you can see Emma ‘s blog from the link on her name above.

I started my blog in February 2012 as I was doing lots of crafty things from knitting and crochet to jewellery making and my husband encouraged me to create a blog to capture it all.
It’s really great to be able to look back and see how my sewing skills in particular have improved over the years.  I tend to sew over every other craft now so I rarely post about knitting etc any more.

My two pieces of advice are:
1. Interact with your fellow crafters on blogs. The use of my blog has really increased in the last year or two as I started to follow others and they reciprocated.
2. Join in as many challenges as possible.  These are another great way of connecting with others. Since I joined the monthly stitch I use wordpress as another form of social media. I find everyone on here is more positive and supportive than you would ever find on Facebook!
I have joined #sew my Style this year so have another toaster on my cutting table to get finished by Tuesday!

The bloggers I am nominating are (sorry if you have already been nominated and I missed your post!):
1. Did you make that?
2. Life in a mads house
3. Gingerella
4.  Appleby makes
5. Creative little cwtch
6. Modern vintage cupcakes
7. Wear the ducky tie
8. Mousie makes
9. Randomly happy
10. navy blue threads
11. Spare room style

Big smile still on my face and hoping to pass that feeling on :mrgreen:

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