An award?! For me?

28 Feb

The divine Seamstress: Poppykettle nominated me for a Liebster Blog Award! Awww shucks, thank you so much Ms. Poppykettle!

“What is a Liebster Blog Award?” you may ask. I’ll let you in on a secret – I asked the same question. (Hey, I’m new on the blogging block!)

Liebster Blog Award

And here’s the answer:

“The origins of the Liebster Blog Award are somewhat unclear but the general consensus is that it means favourite or dearest to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers.”

And it comes with the following β€˜rules’:

1 – Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog. Check! Poppykettle thanked.
2 – Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you. Check! Poppykettle linked.
3 – Copy/paste the blog award on your blog. Check! Award above.
4 – Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs (with 200 followers or less). Check! List below.
5 – Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment. I’ll do this very soon (promise!).

Now to get to my Liebster Blog Award nominees.

And the nominees are:

  • Leith of SewBrunswick. We both live in Melbourne, we both started blogging in the same week – how could I not?!
  • Next is The Curious Kiwi. We both like maps, what more can I say. Of course, by ‘maps’, I mean ‘sewing maps’.
  • And the third nominee is, Cirque du bebe. She had me at “Tigerlily Maxi” and followed up with ‘Violet’s market debut‘. As discovered on Burdastyle.
  • Then there’s Kristiann over at the Victory Patterns blog. I was delighted to find another supplier of patterns – and very fabulous patterns (with a nice ethical tilt) at that!
  • And last but by no means least is The Nail Trail for more nail art than one could ever imagine!

Now, for a couple of these brilliant, blogging, well, bloggers – I couldn’t see how many followers you had, so my apologies if you have over 200 – no disrespect intended, just compliments πŸ™‚ I ran a search on everyone’s blog and I didn’t get any results for Liebster, so my fingers are crossed. (And you have to forgive me cos I’m new anyway – it’s nearly my one month blogging anniversary!)

So there we have have it. Liebster Blog Award – done!

Now, on another note, look what turned up today – I could barely contain my excitement!


Today's postal surprise!

Now my post is done, I can get cracking on the new books!

Z xx


12 Responses to “An award?! For me?”

  1. ooobop! February 29, 2012 at 9:01 PM #

    Congratulations Zoe. Most deserved. They look like great books. I would be interested to know how helpful they are.

    • ZoSews February 29, 2012 at 9:24 PM #

      Thank you :o) I was going to send one your way, but knew you just got one too! You know I haven’t even had a chance to look at them yet! Right after this I’ll be picking them up. I’ll aim to do a bit of a review I think :o)

      • ooobop! February 29, 2012 at 9:28 PM #

        Ooo a review, yes please. Not that I was angling for one… much πŸ˜‰ I have a couple of books that touch on couture techniques but not one that focusses on it. So I would be keen to know what you think And also at some point I would love to design my own patterns. I don’t know how many hours I think I’ve got in a day but I’ll find some!!!

      • ZoSews February 29, 2012 at 9:32 PM #

        Haha, oh no, not at all! πŸ˜‰ Oh I feel your pain regarding not enough hours in one day – I wish I was one of those people who didn’t need sleep lol! Not sure how quickly I’ll get to this ‘review’ but I’ll definitely aim for it!!

      • ooobop! February 29, 2012 at 9:44 PM #

        Thanks Zoe. Will look forward to it πŸ™‚

  2. Leith March 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM #

    Congrats Zoe! And thanks so very much!! Big week here so it took me this long to realise that you’d nominated me… Thanks again. L x

    • ZoSews March 3, 2012 at 12:35 PM #

      My pleasure Leith! I tried to comment on your blog, but it wasn’t working 😦 The ‘Name/URL’ option doesn’t show as an option for profile, I’ve tried ‘open ID’ a few time and it won’t work. I am reading though :o)

  3. poppykettle March 2, 2012 at 12:02 PM #

    Hey Zoe – nice new books to add to the collection there! I’ve got the previous edition of the couture sewing techniques and I LOVE it. I’ve been wanting to get the new one to compare the two… but I need to be able to justify having two copies of practically the same book… πŸ˜›

    • ZoSews March 3, 2012 at 12:37 PM #

      I haven’t had a chance to even look at it yet 😦 Hopefully next week! Good to know it should be fabulous though! :o)

  4. clownonfire March 4, 2012 at 12:20 AM #

    Congratulations, Zoe! I’ve been approached with it too, not really knowing what to think of it, and still trying to figure out where I stand when it comes to it. I’m happy it allowed me to discover your blog, though.


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