Sunday, July 27, 2008

An Award, a Competition and some 'Prizes'

Firstly, an award; thank you, Rhonda from My Handbound Books, for the "Arte y pico" blog award! Rhonda makes some gorgeous books and is the organizer of our 'BEST' book swap every few months. It was lovely to receive the award from her.

This is the deal:
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributing to the blogger community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award-winner, has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winners and the one who has given the prize should to show the link to the Arte y pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) To show these rules.

So, I'm passing along the award to:
~ Tracy of Hey Harriet for her great shots, interesting posts and funny poems!
~ Bec of The Small Stuff for her creativity and sense of humour
~ Robyn of Hot Fudge for her very funny and interesting posts
~ Sandra of bubble babble for her lovely, lovely images
~ Amanda of Twinkle Star Art for her gorgeous-kid drawings - so clever

Speaking of Twinkle Star Art (nice segue!), head on over to Amanda's blog to check out her little competition. One of her beautiful art images is up for grabs for one (very) lucky helper. Drop by her etsy store to see more of her work - I've got my eye on the little Parisian girls!

Now for my prizes! I went garage-saleing (sailing?!) yesterday and picked up some great prizes for me and my girl. First was this lovely old Singer (why do I need another sewing machine?) - still in working order, in it's beautiful case and accompanied by a big tin of goodies.

Second was a beautiful 'big girl's bed' for my little one when she's a little older. It is an antique cast iron beauty with a small canopy frame at the top. I'm dreaming of pink frills and an absolutely girly bed! It's getting delivered today, but it looks a bit like this one, except with a tall bit at the head for the canopy.

Next stop was a bundle of sewing goodies for me to take home - buttons, little old pinking shears and an old patchworking book.

After the three sales, I was ready to come home (unloading and reloading kids at each garage sale got tiring!), blissfully happy with my 'prizes'! I then had to hurry and make it to the Bristylettes' meeting, ready to share the girls' wonderful new creations, their great company and a nice cup of tea!

Happy Sunday everyone!


Sandra Ree said...

Ali, this has all been so overwhelming for me! I thank you so much, the support I feel from the blogging community has been absolutely amazing, to say the least. :)

Singers are great sewing machines, my mom still has hers from when we were teenagers, and I'm not tellin' how long ago that was! lol

And I love that antique cast iron bed for your little girl. I went through all the pink girly stuff with my daughter when she was small.'s still girly but way over the top! :D

Happy Sunday to you too!

Twinkle Star Art said...

Thanks so much Ali for mentioning my competition and for passing on the award. I bet you're so excited about that bed! I can't wait to buy a real girly bed for my little princess too. I still haven't found one for my second boy, he still sleeps in a trundle. At least it's not far for the little guy to fall.

It was great to catchup yesterday :-)

Hey Harriet said...

Oh gosh! I just popped in here to leave a comment in relation to a question you left on my SSS post & you have another post up. And you've won an award! And I've won an award! Well firstly, a big congrats on your award and thanks so much for passing it along to me! Woohoo! For my 'funny' poems?...hehe. You shouldn't encourage me ;) I'm in such fab company also. I know & enjoy all those other blogs. Nice picks!

You certainly had a great day yesterday with your garages sales & the BrisStyle get-together. I'm really disappointed in missing out on meeting up with you & the rest of the BrisStyle gang :( Oh well, there will be another time I guess.

You were wondering where my shadow shot was taken? I took it at the Mt-Cootha Botanical Gardens. I failed to mention that on my post because I wanted people to think it was taken in MY garden ;D

Again, thanks so much for the award Ali. You're super sweet! xo

Rosebud Collection said...

You have some great buys..I have my mom's Singer Sewing Machine..They really made a good machine..Love the bed..Beautiful..

Hot Fudge said...

Wow! Where to begin? First of all, congratulations on yet another award, and thank you for passing it on to me. I am humbled.

What an amazing time you had at the garage sales. It's almost tempting me to give one a go - almost. We have so much stuff already that our car fits into its own hollowed out shape in the garage - maybe we should have our own sale.

But I do love what you picked up. I have my mother's pinking shears and somewhere in the garage (shudder) I just recalled that there's an old Singer sewing machine which my mother bought for our two girls when they were little. I'll have to see if it still works.

Your little girl will love her new bed - it's screaming out for a quilt, isn't it?

It was wonderful catching up at the BrisStyle get-together on Saturday - even if I did arrive a little late.

Bec said...

Congratulations on your award - it is well deserved!! And thank-you so much for passing it on :) You got so much great stuff from your garage sale-ing (is that a word???). I'm all inspired now. I would be so excited to find all those sewing goodies - and that bed is fabulous. Sounds like great fun!! It was great catching up on the weekend - and sorry I was late (again....have I been on time for even one meet-up yet?). Cheers again for the award - I'll put it up on the mantel piece :P

M.Kate said...

Congrats on the award :)

Joanne said...

Hi Ali - that little Singer looks like such a great machine - what a wonderful find!! I'm so jealous :)