Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I got a nice surprise via email this morning. This sweet lady nominated me for a Brillante Weblog Award. I tried googling it to find out exactly what it was, or how it originated it but came up short. Roughly translated though, I think it means "Brilliant", so thank you, Stacey for thinking my humble blog to be worthy and for introducing me to several more great blogs. And thank you to anyone who takes the time to read my posts and especially to those who choose to comment. Growing up, I kept diaries for years, but never imagined that I'd be sharing my thoughts in a public format like this. How the times they change!

So as part of being nominated, I get to choose my own nominees... ooo, fun! I generally peek in on 20 or so blogs on a daily basis, but if I have to pick 7, here they are in no particular order:

Three Red Trees - a newly discovered blog from a former etsy customer and fellow shop owner. Stacey makes some darn cute sock animals and I hope she and her family become Canadian transplants soon.

Blacklilypie - another fellow etsian whose creations I love. Tara's blog is always a fun read as she has a great sense of humour and I always look forward to seeing what new things she has up her sleeve.

The Odd Bird Rant - another Tara in the blog world with a wicked sense of humour and generosity to boot. She encouraged me to approach several of the retail shops which now carry my stuff. She also makes some awesome creations herself.

Starryluvly - Nadia's a sweet and sassy blogger who I "met" through etsy, but of course! I was saddened to learn of her recent breakup, but feel she is brave for letting her readers know the reality of her current situation.

Natascha Rosenberg - I forget how I came upon Natascha's blog, but I'm glad I did. Her illustrations are wonderful and hopefully one day I will own some of her work!

Ma Petite Theiere - Anne-Julie's art is gorgeous and prolific and her blog is a joy to read. That she takes the time to translate her posts into English is a blessing for us English readers.

Aunty Cookie - I adore Shannon's (aka Aunty Cookie) quirky characters and her own fabric designs that she sells in her etsy shop. Her sense of humour shines through in her posts too.

Like Stacey, I will skip the last rule of the Brillante Award. Here they are for my fellow nominees:

1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link to the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated.
6. Write an acceptance speech in the style of the Academy Awards, thanking everybody's mother, father, sister, brother, aunties and uncles and kitchen staff at your favorite restaurant!


Tara Fortin said...

Thanks for placing my blog in the pile with all these other fantastic ones (most of which I have bookmarked already). I am super grateful. Its really sweet of you to take the time to do this. :-)

~*Starryluvly*~ said...

Hey Cathy! Thanks for the shout out! I am very flattered to be called both sweet and sassy *much blushing*

Are you on Facebook by any chance??

annejulie said...

Thank you very much, you are too sweet!! I don't know if I will have enough time to do it, I hope I will!