Sunday, April 06, 2008

Good things do happen while you're gone...

I haven't been on much at all. :( I have a lot of reasons/excuses but, really, who wants to read those?

I got a nice surprise today when I finally did login however.
Little Z has given me an "award"? wow! The fact that some total stranger out there who is so very awesome in their own right as a crafter thought well enough of me to give me an award. Thank you so much, Little Z. I truly am honored. If you haven't heard of or seen her website, you really must go see it. I don't know if i really deserve this award, because I've been sooooo slacking in all things creative lately and I certainly am not even on the edge of the league that the five I'm going to name are in (wow what a confusing sentence).

The Arte y Pico Award (Art and Peak). I had to use my Google to translate the page to English and then try to make out what the translation read, but it was limited so I still have no clue as who to specifically thank for making up such a nice award. Anyway, THANK YOU!

So now it seems the rules are that I must also give out 5 awards. These are sites I visit almost daily (even more often than my own) to be inspired, awed, and humbled. I don't leave many comments though - shame on me! - so they probably don't even know I exist. haha Hm I guess this means I'll have to at least go leave a comment about this award...

Angry Chicken: Not only the super author of bend-the-rules sewing but a great blogging mom as well. She makes awesome stuff, takes great care of her family, and still has time (or maybe more importantly the energy) to share it all with us. Same goes for my next awardee...

Molly Chicken: These two sites are mainly sewing projects and that's probably why I love them so much. I can't sew worth a poop myself but I really want to learn. Love her cute bears!

shimandsons: Another blogging mom and simply stylish. I love her photos. And what cute cute sons!! Be sure to visit her shop for all the goodies. heeee

Supereggplant: I first found Mariko through a candy swap thing. I've only done the swap once sad to say (not her fault! my own lack of motivation), but I love visiting her website still. Try some of the recipes she shares! Especially this one - Supernatural Brownies. yummmmm.

and last but not least

Posie gets cozy: I really find it comforting somedays to sit and browse through her blog. She brings us so much into her life that when I can't find serenity in my own I feel I can turn here for a breather. From wonderful projects, to beautiful photos, movie reviews, recipes... and OH their little puppy Clover Meadows. Sweet sweet Clover (though I do miss that darling Audrey). You can also find her here!

Now I guess I'm supposed to post the rules of how this all works. Because it is a little like tagging (which happened to me once and I have still yet to tag someone else. oops. sorry).

For you five if you ever see this, here are the rules:

  • You're to pick 5 blogs who you feel deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material and who also contribute to the blogging community no matter what language it's posted in.

  • Each award has to include the name of the author and a link to the blog so that eveyone can visit it.

  • Each award-winner has to show the award and put the name and link of the blog that has given it to him/her.

  • Award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of the arte y pico blog so everyone will know the origin of this award.

  • Show these rules!

Thank you, thank you!! (^_^)v


amy k. said...

oh thank you!!
I always feel bad picking out other blogs for this type of thing, there are too many good ones-
so I will just say thank you so much and not tag. . .hugs!!

mariko said...

Thanks so much! Sometimes I think I should just give up on blogging, since I don't seem to have much content anymore, but people like you keep me motivated.

Little-Z said...

Thank you soooo much for your kind words… this makes my day! :)

And knowing that you haven’t had the time for all those things creative lately, gives me the feeling that you deserve the award even more – I think a reward as this is meant to give you a little something to get you going…knowing that people out there DO like your blog and the stuff you make. So enjoy your well deserved award!

Alicia P. said...

Thank you honey -- you are too kind! I appreciate that so much. Sorry it has taken me so long to get here and say so -- such is my unorganized way. xo

Suse-the-slow-knitta said...

I have been inspired by your amigurumi pear from Aug 30th to make one of my own. It was such fun, thank you for sharing the pattern.