Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Awards and News

Hi everyone - hope your week is going just great!

I received this "One Lovely Blog Award" today from Linda B's Jewelry designs ( Linda also has a very "lovely" blog, take a look! Thank You Linda!!
Part of the pleasure of receiving this award is the opportunity to pass it on to 15
of my favorite blogs, so if you're one of the lucky recipients,

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his/ her blog link.

2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered! Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen.

My 15 are (in alphabetical order):
(Be sure to take a moment and visit them!)

1) Apple Hill Dolls
2) Autumn Rose Crafts
3) Baroness Bijoutery
4) Beadaholic
5) Beyond the Vintage Path
6) Carriers Cozy Cottage
7) DZFantasy
8) Everland - The World of James Browne
9) ...FawnDear...
10) Flight Fancy
11) Granny's Post Cards
12) Softpencil Illustrations
13) The Eclectic Element
14) The Feathered Nest
15) Trudette

Congratulations to these lovely blogs!

Whew... now that I've taken care of that - I have a couple other things to take care of! The results of my poll (so far) have indicated that the only thing you'd like to see me doing is more of everything I'm already doing, plus adding some giveaways. So, in response to your feedback, I'm going to:
1) Do at least one "informational" blog a week - meaning it will be something that you can learn from and it will be related to some type of handmade craft;
2) Do at least one "fun" blog each week (although I'm still not sure what I meant by fun, so I'm going to play that one by ear!)
3) Beginning June 1st, be sure to check back because I will be trying out my first (tentatively bi-weekly) giveaway. I'm not positive exactly how I want to structure the "rules" because of course, I love doing things just a little bit differently than everyone else... so, I have a couple of things in mind, but since I know you love surprises, I'll keep them under wraps until the 1st. (If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them - but remember that I want UNIQUE!)
4) Now that I've joined the EtsyBloggers Street Team, you'll be seeing some blogs that will be promoting my fellow teammates there... it's hopefully going to be a great experience for everyone involved and will introduce you to some wonderful new shops!
5) I'll be offering time and space on my blog to host giveaways from shops who may not have a blog but would still love the exposure that a blog giveaway can bring. If you're interested or know someone who might be, I can be reached here, at, or on Etsy.
6) I'll be starting a section devoted to gemstones, their characteristics, and their metaphysical properties. Look for it sometime within the next week or two!
7) I'll be adding a section for Etsy shop sales
8) I'll be cloning myself so that I can keep up with everything! (Just kidding - I love it all!)

I feel like I'm moving along at a snail's pace with the changes, but I hope you'll hang in there with me! Remember, good things come to those who wait, or is it that people are always waiting for good things to come?!? Either way, change can be good, or at least it can be interesting! Even though I'm closing the poll tomorrow, your comments are always welcome... whether it's something you already love, something you'd like to see, or an idea that I just haven't come up with yet - please, take a moment to tell me about it!

Thanks to these Etsy shops for their item photos to dress up my blog today!

Surprise Package - AudreysCountryCrafts
Sweet Snail ACEO Art Card - JMLArt

Late note: Just received another "One Lovely Blog award" from Jennifer Magnesi Designs! Thanks Jennifer!


TheEclecticElement said...

Thank you so much!! Wow I feel very special :D
I can't wait to see all the changes your going to implement!
I enjoy your educational blog posts, as well as, your fun ones and giveaways!
When I get better, I would LOVE for you to host one =]
Oh and I'm so happy that your going to devote a space for gems and their meanings!! I'm big into metaphysical related things and EVERYTHING of that nature.
So I look forward to everything!
I actually may join that street team when I have enough time to devote to being a member.

Jenn said...

Hello Lovely. So you already did this, but I gave you The lovely Blog Award as well :)

Audrey said...

Thanks so much for the plug for my shop!! Look forward to seeing everything you do on your blog.

fawndear said...

I'm honored that you thought me worthy. Thank you so much for my award.
Love your blog as well. I know I'll be visiting often.


Jane Loedding said...

Thanks for featuring my snail ACEO and my shop! I appreciate it! And I look forward to all the new changes to your blog...they sound exciting...wishing you continued success!

trudette, said...

Thank you very much for the award !
I love visiting your Blog .

The Feathered Nest said...

Thank you so much sweet Karen!!! I'm so very honored that you would give me this award!!! I just love blogging so much and love the friends that I've made while doing it ~ it's such a wonderful community!!! Thank you again and have a great weekend, xxoo, Dawn

UniqueNurseGranny said...

Thank you so much for including me in the Spotlight.
Your blog is wonderful and I appreciate how you include so many Etsy happenings.Makes it and you special.

Softpencil said...

Thank you so much for the award! I really appreciate it!!!

TiffanyJane said...

Awwww Thank you so much for the award!!! I will stay and look around for a bit and visit the others was well :)
Thanks agian :)

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