Tuesday 23 August 2016

One Lovely Blog Award

Lisa J. of Sunlight in Winter Quilts nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award, which was an absolute surprise, but a very pleasant one! Thank you so much, Lisa, I'll take this chance to name some of the blogs I regularly read and love))

The Rules:

*Thank the person who nominated you, and give a link to his/her blog.
*List the rules.
*Display the image of the award on your post.
*List seven facts about yourself.
*Nominate (up to) 15 bloggers for this award, and notify them to let them know you have nominated them.

So, for the seven facts I decided to brag somewhat and tell you about the different arts and crafts I have tried so far.

1. In my teens I attended an art school and in addition to the more traditional drawing and painting we did silk painting and also tapestry weaving.

2. I did a lot of knitting and crocheting for myself and my family before I took up quilting. I have knitted hats, schools, sweaters, jumpers, mittens, dresses, baby afghans - everything ... except socks)))

3. I also did some beading and made quite a lot of necklaces in all kinds of different techniques (mostly for myself ;))).

4. I tried making basic skirts and sundresses for myself in my teens, but it was several years ago when I was staying at home with my second baby that I took up a full clothes making course (to escape from home a couple of evenings a week ;))) The pinnacle of my tailoring achievements are three jackets (though I don't dare to repeat that without the help of my teachers))).

5. When I was staying at home with my first kid, I sewed quite a lot of toys, both for her to play with and decorative dolls to be kept on the uppermost shelf )). I was making a ballerina doll when pregnant with the second kid, and couldn't finish it for a long time because of health problems. When I finally finished it, I went into labour the next night))) Now that second daughter wants to be a ballerina))

6. Another thing I tried and liked was felting. I attended a workshop in a craft store on felted beads and flowers, then watched some tutorials on the internet and made some purses and a bag for my mom. (Embroidery, including ribbon embroidery was a passing fade, so it doesn't get its own entry).

7. I was using my mom's old sewing machine for my toys, and she offered to buy me a new one so that she could use it herself too. The lady at the shop suggested a suitable Janome machine, saying, among other things, that it's good for patchwork and quilting and has some specialized accessories included. "Well, quilting is something I'm definitely NOT going to do," I said then... Little did I know...

Now, to the blogs I love reading and would like to nominate for One Lovely Blog Award. I'm sure at least some of them have been nominated before. Please visit them and I'm sure you'll find a lot of inspiration ))

France @ France Nadeau. Inspiration Imagination Creation
Tomomi @ Slaney Hand Craft
Juliet @ The Tartankiwi
Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal
Ruth @ Charlie and Ben's Crafty Corner
Julie @ Pink Doxies
Geta @ Geta's Quilting Studio

Also linking up to Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River


  1. Dear Lena, thank you very much for nominating me. I feel honored by your appreciation.
    It seems that every arts and crafts you've tried benefit from your talented hands. I particularly love your necklaces and felt purses. I had to pinned them so I can look at them again. Those are pieces of art.

  2. Beautiful creations! I think many of us like to try different things, I haven't tried felting yet but it looks interesting!

  3. You have made so many beautiful things. Thank you for the nomination!

  4. Thank you so much for the nomination! I am humbled and giddy at the same time! You are so amazingly talented!!! Beading, felting, quilting, mommy-ing!!! You seem to have found a balance that is so hard to do!

  5. Hi Lena: I am so impressed with all the different crafts you have worked on. The dolls are so beautiful and how interesting that your daughter wants to be a ballerina after you worked so long on the ballerina doll during her pregnancy.

  6. Thanks a million for the nomination! so many lovley things - especially the felting! Have never tried it but it looks gorgeous!


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