Hi everyone! I am so excited to be doing this special post on my blog and feel extremely proud and honoured to receive the Very Inspiring Blogger Award from Ashley at Ash and Crafts.
I am genuinely humbled and cannot thank Ashley enough! Thank you for giving me this award, as a newbie blogger I actually am bursting with pride! Do check out her amazing website.
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- Nominate 15 bloggers (more or less) who inspire you and share their links with your readers.
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- What inspired you to start the blog.
- Mention three things that have inspired you during the past week.
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I started my blog in February this year and am pretty new to this, however, I have been reading and admiring so many bloggers and their websites for years and am happy to share my favourites here! I would like to share their posts to make this more interesting and colourful, so here goes.. Please take your time and visit these fantastic blogs and their creators.
I am passing the award to the following blogs:-
DOMESTIC IMPERFECTION – There is no secret I absolutely love Ashley’s blog Domestic Imperfection and think she’s absolutely fantastic. I have been admiring her work for ages and am happy to nominate her for this award. I always get inspired from her fab transformations. My all time favourite must be her penny counter top.
CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DIYER – Another great blogger when it comes to fantastic transformations is Christy from Confessions of a Serial DIYer. This lady is seriously talented and her website is full of fantastic makeovers, check out this headboard bench featured on March Madness post.
THE DAINTY DRESS DIARIES – This young lady is super talented and has so many beautiful shabby chic projects, I found her creations via facebook group and am really happy I did as I think she is super talented. Meet Catherine from The Dainty Dress Diaries. Her work is beautiful and my absolute favourites are her lovely picture frames, such as this beauty.
MAKE IT AND LOVE IT – This blog is one of the very first blogs I ever found, and it will always have a special place in my heart. Not only this is full of great ideas, but it also has amazing tutorials. I cannot sew very well so I am so grateful to Ashley and her amazing tutorials and in particular her sewing tips that can be found on Make It and Love It.
LOU LOU GIRLS – when it comes to amazing and delicious recipes this is the website to go to! Kimberly, Jessica, Cassie and Amber do amazing posts and also have a fab feature called date night challenge. Please give them a visit on their website Lou Lou Girls!
DIY SHOWOFF – I found this lovely website a while ago and I love joining in the link parties hosted by Roeshel. I find her website so interesting and inspiring and love to go through her posts.
BLISSFUL BEE – I love this blog and the pictures are to die for.. If you are interested in fashion and design, this is definitely worth having a look. Absolutely gorgeous features.
DWELLING IN HAPPINESS – Amanda has great tutorials on a number of different subjects such as DIY, holiday and party decor as well as various handy tips and tricks. Her website is full of various brilliant posts.
KAREN’S UP ON THE HILL – another beautiful website if you are interested in DIY, lovely crafts and decor and definitely worthy of this award and special mention.
2 BEES IN A POD – this website is run by a mother and daughter Vicki and Jennifer who are both supertalented. Absolutely love seeing their posts. Go have a look at some of their amazing transformations such as this vanity bench.
Three things that inspired me last week
- My mum – I got to see my mum this Easter break which was great!! She is such a strong and beautiful person, she has the kindest soul, she thinks about others before she thinks about herself and she is a huge inspiration to me. She inspires me all the time!
- Small business owners – I would love to have my own shop one day and people who are going after their goal really inspire me! I envy their courage to follow their dream. I visited this lovely shop in Hertford and got some lovely napkins for decoupage.
- My fellow bloggers – even when I am on holiday I love to keep up to date with my favourite bloggers, their facebook pages and projects! I know it sounds quite sad, but I do get so much inspiration from others. Keep creating!
Why I started the blog..
I have always been a creative person and loved making things, drawing, painting and generally creating something out of nothing! My imagination was running wild and I would imagine things differently to others.. I remember making a furry handbag out of an old hat, ripping my new jeans and making a skirt out of it… making one of a kind things..
As the time went, I became an adult and my priorities changed.. I worked and studied and thought I didn’t have any time for my hobbies.. there was always something else to do.. in the last few years I spent a lot of time on the internet and looking at other people creating things and I thought I could definitely do that.. so one day I decided that I should try and combine work, studying and my hobbies.. It is getting harder and harder to concentrate on the working part as I am always tempted to spend more time in my shed and paint or create something..
I loved the transformations I could do and loved recording my journey.. I shared my photos with my husband and my family, who were very encouraging and told that I should start my own business.. I wasn’t so adventurous and brave so instead I created the blog hoping that my work would inspire others to do something.. or at least try! Most importantly – don’t grow up, it’s a trap! Believe in yourself and follow your dreams.. even if it is one small step at a time 🙂