Awards ‘n’ Stuff!

Helllllooooooo!  Let’s start with the good news: I’m diving headfirst into my 2013 goals and sewing a jacket!  Bad news: it’s going to take me FOREVER.  Who knew how involved tailoring is?  I mean, probably all of you guys, but, really, I’m a little stressed out by how much time it’s taken me just in the muslin phase!  So that’s what will be occupying my time for the next little while, especially since work is nuts right now (and will be until my show ends in mid-March).

In other news, I’ve been a naughty blogger and haven’t posted about a few awards that y’all have graciously given me!  It’s not that I’m not grateful, but every time I sit down and try to think of other bloggers to give the award to, I want to give it to everyone and it’s super overwhelming!  But I’m going to take a stab at it!

First up, I received the Very Inspiring Blogger/One Lovely Blog award from the super cool Alexandra (and the Cuckoo Clock) and Anne of Mercury Handmade!  I love to read Alexandra’s blog, and not just because she’s done everything that I wish I had (surfing! kickboxing! living in Paris!!).  And Anne is an incredibly skilled seamstress– just look at all her makes!  Plus, she’s an awesome, unselfish mom who makes gorgeous clothes for her daughters!  What a saint!

Thanks, Alexandra!

Now, I’m super bad because I was nominated for the Premio Award by Sew Busy Lizzy, Vicki Kate Makes, AND Juliet of The Crazy Gypsy Chronicles!  The Premio Award is especially fun because it recognizes people who comment on other blogs, and we all know I LOVE to comment on your blogs!

I’m supposed to nominate the last nine people who commented on my blog for the Premio Award, but I’m cheating a little bit and nominating nine new or recent commenters on my blog so you guys might be able to find some fun new blogs.  Here they are:

Hope you enjoy checking our their blogs!  Also, I’m SUPER cheating and nominating these bloggers for the Very Inspiring Blogger/One Lovely Blog award.  AND, I’m NOT writing seven facts about myself because, PLEASE, it’s not like I hide anything from you guys.  And rules are for SUCKERS.

One last bit of news– as of this morning, I’m an auntie for this first time!  So you may be seeing tiny things for a chubby baby boy popping up on this here blog!  Yay!

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  1. All those blogs are new to me–YES!! I love finding new people.
    And congratulations on your new aunt-hood! I do NOT like babies, but I love being an aunt–it’s pretty fun :)

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  2. Thanks for the awards- I’m nervous now that EVEN MORE people are going to find out I’m a complete spaz! ;-) Honestly, though, it’s really sweet and I’m so grateful!
    Congrats on the new Nugget! I will happily read any and all boy-Nugget updates on here. My own (niece) Nugget is, like, my favorite person EVER.

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    • Hahahaha! Your blog is so fun and I know everyone’s going to love it! I’m really excited to be the cool aunt (sorry to my other sister… she’s going to have to be the responsible one).

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  3. You really are the world champion blog commenter. I am generally in awe of your mad skills.

    Thanks for the awards; you’re so very sweet. I’ve just added everyone to my reader. Is there anything better than find a new blog?

    There are no babies in my life, but I shamelessly stalk the Purl Bee and their adorable wee designs. Congratulations on the little person!

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    • Hahahaha, I have a lot of time on my hands mid-day when I’m on set, so I go crazy commenting on blogs. :)

      I looooooove the patterns on the Purl Bee! They’re all so sweet and inspiring! Plus, baby knits are so quick!

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  4. Well no surprise there, given that you and your blog are amazing! I would have nominated you too. Also guess what? We’re kind of twins because I’m also starting the New Year off with a bang and making a jacket/coat! It’s my first attempt at tailoring as well so I’m right there with you girl! Scared to death but so ready for the challenge. :) ha good luck! I can’t wait to see how yours turns out.

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  5. Congratulations on becoming an auntie !!! And good luck with your jacket, it’ll be a great learning project and you’ll end with something that feels like a true achievement ( and will be so practical !)

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  6. Hey, thanks for the shout out, Sonja! You truly are the queen of comments, I swear you must have a posse of pixies doing it for you :-) Good luck with that jacket, I’m really looking forward to seeing it!

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  7. Fantastic, all those bloggers are new to me too! Congratulations on becoming an aunty too – it’s the best job in the world! (Though I’m sure all those parents out there will say being a parent is the best job in the world).

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    • Oh, yay, glad you found some new blogs! Hope you like them! I’m looking forward to being an auntie, although I’m not too into the idea of parenting (hey, I can send the kid home at the end of the day!).

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  8. “unselfish”? *snort* Any idea how difficult my life would be if I never made the little monsters anything?? :D Really, I just like to make things for skinny people (rather than for my chunky frame) now and then! Congrats on all your awards, aaand on being an aunt. Have fun with the jacket too, I must confess they are my favourite things to make.

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  9. Congrats on your awards, and thanks for the nod :) I have enjoyed looking over your blog even though I’ve only been doing this a short time.
    Is this a chain? Do I go nominate people now. Newbie blogger is a little confused :}

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    • Yes, you can nominate other bloggers for the award if you so choose. The official rules are:
      1.) Thank and link back to the awesome person who nominated you.
      2.) Share 7 things about yourself.
      3.) Nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on their blogs to let them know.
      But obviously I didn’t really follow these. Oh and the Premio award is just supposed to be for the nine bloggers who last commented on yours. :)

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  10. Congrats on getting a head start on your 2013 goals (what pattern are you using?), on the blog awards, and on becoming an aunt! And Ginger, prepare to fall madly in love with your nephew – you’ve been warned :)

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  11. Congratulations on your awards gingermakes! They are well deserved, I’ve really been enjoying your blog. And THANKS SO MUCH for nominating my site for an award. So Honoured! :) (p.s. I’m an auntie to a 3 yr old nephew, lots of fun).

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  12. Ah being an aunty’s great! My two nephews are the loveliest. Great to hear about your jacket! How exciting. The Anise is such a cute pattern. I’ll check out those blogs you recommend – all new to me! You’re a brilliant commenter on other blogs. Whenever I find a new to me blog I usually find you’ve got there first!

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  13. Thank you for the awards! So excited! I’d actually already got a post scheduled about the One Lovely Blog Award and had nominated you in it!!! I’ve kept you in there, obviously, but you don’t have to do it all again, it’s hard enough picking people the first time!

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