This is a dual purpose post: Mother’s Day stuff at the beginning and a little award I got this week at the end.
Yesterday, I got a phone call from my Mum thanking me for her Mother’s Day present that I posted to her earlier in the week (for the benefit of my non-uk readers, today is Mother’s Day in the UK, I know some of you have Mother’s Day at a different time of year).
You may have guessed that I’m a sewing kinda gal, but Mum is more of a Mad Knitter, so I made her a knitting needle version of the crochet hook roll that I blogged about a little while ago, as well as a sewing needle book to keep all of her sewing and knitting needles in one place (ok, two places).
What you can’t see in this photo is a little pocket that I put in for circular needles and other stuff that won’t fit in knitting needle slots.
The exterior fabric for both is a Designers’ Guild light-upholstery fabric called Peaweed that I already know that my Mum likes, because I made an apron out of it for her birthday present just before New Year.
The felt pages in the sewing needle book are a wool-blend, because wool is good for your sewing needles, and the buttons came from my stash and are just cute.
I made several sewing needle books at the same time as Mum’s. I’ve been intending for ages to make some needlebooks to sell on Etsy, and as I was in a sewing mood…
If you follow my Facebook page, you’ll have seen them already:
One has been snapped up already, before I’ve even managed to list them in my Etsy shop and the other two will be listed there as soon as soon as I can.
Mum was very happy about her new needle organisers told me that she has no excuse now for not getting her needles organised.
Now for something completely different.
I had a comment left on my blog earlier this week:
Hi – I’ve just nominated you for ‘Beautiful Blogger Award’ – it’s posted on my blog. thank you for your lovely blog and your support and feedback. x
When I clicked through to Nice Things in my Life’s blog I found this nomination:
“HandmadebyClaireBear for her beautiful quilts and inspiration”
I was stunned (I still am).
Me? Inspiring? Who knew I could do that? (While we’re on the subject, I don’t know how I got 217 people to like my facebook page either.)
I want to say a big thank you to nicethingsinmylife for nominating me for this award. I didn’t expect my blog to be popular: after a year of blogging I still feel like a newbie.
INSTRUCTIONS OF THE AWARD:
1. Thank the person who nominated you – see above!
2. Paste the award on your blog – see above!
3. Link the person who nominated you for the award nicethingsinmylife
4. Nominate 7 blogs or less! – see below
5. Post links to the blogs you nominate! – also below
I am nominating:
- Em Ay Kay Ee(make)
- The Purl Bee
- The Long Thread
- Very Berry Handmade and
- Stumbles and Stitches
I’m nominating all of these blogs for their beautiful photos, inspirational writing, helpful and friendly how-to’s, and practical tutorials. I am guided by their professionalism and high blogging standards.
Still Stunned Claire Bear
- Beautiful Blogger Award (byhisgrace211.wordpress.com)
- Beautiful Blog Award (positiveboomer.wordpress.com)
- Beautiful Blogger Award (imexcited.wordpress.com)
- Beautiful Blog Award (autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel.wordpress.com)
- Beautiful Blog Award (myownavalon.wordpress.com)
- Beautiful Blogger Award (marcusstephen.wordpress.com)