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Mystery blogger award

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Happy Monday! It’s been a little bit since I’ve done an award post and last week the lovely Jess from Ever The Crafter nominated me for the mystery blogger award. So I decided to indulge! Here are the rules.

Rules:

Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog, tell your readers three things about yourself, nominate people, notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs, ask your nominees five questions of your choice and share a link or links to your favourite posts.

3 things about me:

  1. I have been living in Australia for almost 6 years (coming this November). Before that I used to live in south France on the Cote d’Azur.
  2. I can’t sit in front of the TV without doing something else, which is great because that’s prime craft time for me!
  3. I design posters, mainly for seminars and public events we organise with the Centre for Marine Science. I love that it combines work and my creative side!

Fav posts:

Poké-alphabet – final week

Millie the Manta Ray

Questions:

1- If you had to pick one ‘pump up’ song to get you ready to do something what would you pick?

That’s a hard one, I listen to a lot of music! The one that I love at the moment though is ‘Another day of sun’ from the Lala land movie. ☀️

2- If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?

I would be in Harry Potter world in Florida because I’ve never been and I’d love to go!

3- Paperback, hardback, ebook, or audio book?

Paperback or hardback, I love a physical book with pages to turn and smell 😊

4- What’s your favourite dessert?

Anything with chocolate or Nutella!

5- Favourite quote/saying?

The world belongs to those who gets up early.

My Nominees:

@KristabellasHodgepodge

@LivingInRapidCity

@LifeTeaAndEverything

@HstoneYarnCraft

My questions:

  1. What is your favourite TV show?
  2. What is the craft you prefer?
  3. If you could live in any country, where would it be?
  4. What’s your favourite dish?
  5. Do you prefer dawn or dusk?

That’s it for me! I hope you do participate, no pressure though! And I’ve tried nominating new friends, so if you haven’t been nominated and still want to play, you can just answer the questions in the comments 😊

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Liebster Award

Happy Monday readers!

Last week I have been nominated for 2 Liebster Awards and I really feel so blessed and flattered that you guys enjoy my little blog ❤️

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A particular thank of course to the two lovely ladies who nominated me: Katie from Creating time and Hannah from QuietWaterCraft.

Here are some rules:

1. Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award.
2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 11 blogs.
5. Notify those blogs of the nomination.
6. Give them 11 questions to answer

So I will start with some random facts.

  • I am French but I live in Australia
  • I play the harp
  • I am doing a PhD in fish immunology
  • I own a pup named Fenris (and he is the cutest!)
  • I’ve been married for a year to the love of my life
  • I love cooking, especially baking
  • I play a lot of games on my phone
  • I love skiing but I haven’t been in a while
  • Obviously, you would know this if you are a regular follower, but I love crochet and everything yarn related
  • I love singing, especially in my car (with the windows down 😄)
  • I go to the movies pretty much every week

Now I have two lots of questions, the first is from Katie.

  1. How do you make time for blogging and crafts? Crafting is my happy place, I try to do it every night, mostly in front of the TV (we watch a lot of TV so I have a lot of craft time!)
  2. If you could give 1 million dollars to someone, who would it be and why? I would probably give it to my parents and grandparents for being so awesome and raising me with so much love. The older I get, the more I realise how lucky I am to have such a great family. 
  3. Coffee or tea? I drink tea the most but sometimes you just need coffee to get you going!
  4. What is your favourite crochet pattern or blog post? This is such a hard question! I think my favourite pattern at the moment (that I really really would like to make soon) is the Hotel of Bee shawl, it’s wonderful!
  5. What new skill do you hope to learn this year? I would love to learn how to spin yarn, but I don’t know if I’ll have the time to learn. Maybe next year?
  6. What is your favourite animal? This is a hard one too, I love animals in general! I think my favourites are nudibranchs though, I’ve even released a free pattern for a crochet one 
  7. What goal do you hope to achieve with your blog in the next year? I’ve just reached 200 followers earlier this year and I would love to hit the 300 in the next year!
  8. If you could pick one thing to do for the rest of your life, what would it be? What I am doing right now! Research, I love it and I think I will never get bored of it. 
  9. What is your favourite book? It would have to be Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, I’ve read it at least 15 times (and I am re-reading it right now!)
  10. Are you a banana or apple type of person? Banana!
  11. Who do you most admire? I have to say my nana, she is 80 and she still volunteers for her church, for the hospital and for the local stadium, she can use Facebook and Instagram as well and she still has so much sass. She is a legend!

And the second from Hannah.

  1. What are your hobbies? I crochet, knit, cross stitch and draw.
  2. What’s your favourite colour? Red
  3. When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be an archaeologist, tortoise breeder and harp player (all at the same time, mind you!)
  4. Lunch and dinner, or dinner and tea? Lunch and dinner and tea? 😁
  5. Do you speak/sign any languages other than English? I speak French and Italian 
  6. Do you have a favourite number? Number 2 and 13 (Friday the 13th always seems to bring me luck)
  7. What’s your favourite smell, and why? I love the smell of books because it makes me think of all the amazing stories to discover.
  8. Are you a book sniffer? (I know I’m not the only one!) haha! yes! and I am glad I’m not the only one!
  9. Do you blog to a schedule or just whenever the muse takes you? I try to post on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays/Saturdays, but I was thinking of maybe taking a step back and only blogging twice a week instead of thrice. 
  10. Would you rather be rich or famous? Probably rich, because no-one has to know! unless it’s famous for something awesome like winning a Noble price (😂 a girl can dream!)
  11. What’s your favourite type of weather? Sunny and hot but I do like to cold so that I can wear my knitted and crocheted things!

Now onto my questions

  1. What’s your favourite animal?
  2. Do you have a favourite type of books (like sci-fi, fiction, etc)?
  3. What do you love doing in your spare time?
  4. Do you cook to mostly just to feed yourself or because you really enjoy it?
  5. Skiing or swimming?
  6. If you won lotto, what would you buy first?
  7. Sweet or savoury?
  8. Do you prefer watching movies at the cinema or at home?
  9. Do you own a pet?
  10. What is your biggest peeve?
  11. Do you own Pokemon cards? (this one is from my hubby 😁)

And I’d like to nominate all of you reading my post, to share the love further! No pressure of course but I’d love to learn more about all of you 😊

Have a great week!

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Blogger recognition award

Hello lovelies!

Last week was very busy for me, and I got the lovely surprise of getting nominated for 2 blogger recognition awards! Thanks a lot Tami and Nina, you are wonderful and you really made my week! If you haven’t checked their blogs, you really should, both ladies are extremely talented. Nina’s purses are just the cutest, I really love all her designs, and Tami shares all her crochet projects, and most of them are linked to youtube tutorials, so you can make them too!

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The rules for the award:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

I first started my blog as some kind of personal diary for my crafts. I had only just taught myself crochet (in the few months before starting) and I was about to tackle my first big project, a mystery CAL! I thought blogging would keep me accountable and would help me catalogue all my projects. Not only did it help me finish my first blanket (yay!) but I also found such a great community and inspired me to start designing some projects of my own.

My two advices for new bloggers

  • Keep true to yourself, if you are passionate about what you write, it will show through and people are more likely to enjoy your writing. Also, you will be less likely to abandon your blog after a few months because you are writing about something close to your heart.
  • Engage with others. The community on wordpress is amazing and there are some people that I have ‘known’ for over a year, and I truly feel like I have gained some friendships in the process. As a bonus tip (but really it’s related to this point), don’t be shy and don’t hesitate to leave comments! I find that I particularly appreciate when people let me know they like my crafts, and I’m sure that other crafters like it too, so come say hello! (promise, I don’t bite!)

Even though I’ve been nominated twice for this award, I’m only going to nominate 15 people, I hope you’ll forgive me 🙂

https://thecraftingrogue.com

https://crochet539.com

https://florrieandrene.wordpress.com

https://rabbitgirlcrafts.com

https://claire93.wordpress.com

https://coastalcrochet.com

https://vixbee.wordpress.com

https://mycraftingobsessionblog.wordpress.com

https://homemadegeekblog.wordpress.com

https://twinklehook.wordpress.com

https://koalakraftseverything.wordpress.com

https://thetialys.wordpress.com

https://thingsnicolemade.wordpress.com

https://atelierchellie.wordpress.com

https://yarncraftblog.wordpress.com

 

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Blog awards

I know I don’t let you know nearly enough, but I am really so grateful to all of you for reading me and for all you kind words of encouragement. I have been nominated for 2 blogger awards in the last few days, so I though I would combine them both in the one post.

First I will go with the versatile blogger award.

Rules:

  1. Thank the person that nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  2. Nominate at least 15 blogs of your choice.
  3. Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination.
  4. Share 7 facts about yourself!

I have been nominated by the lovely Genevieve, I love all her blog features, motivation Mondays with beautiful pics she took herself, her Nails of the Week, and her new What’s your Poison? and of course all her great reviews! Make sure you go visit her blog for all this goodness 🙂

Now, 7 facts about myself:

  1. I am obsessed by Harry Potter and I’m so excited to go to Harry Potter world in July
  2. I am also obsessed by Pokemon (can’t wait for Pokemon Go)
  3. I am basically a 24 yo child 🙂
  4. I was biting my nails until last year, but I’ve always been so excited by nail art, which I now can experiment with!
  5. I spend most of my time bumping into things, which means I always have bruises, cuts, sore part of my body. Yep, I’m that person who falls in front of everyone in the street because I randomly twisted my ankle!
  6. I like LOVE food. If I could (i.e. if I wouldn’t get sick from it and put on weight), I would eat all day long, everyday! I sometimes wonder how I’m not morbidly obese.
  7. It is very hard for me to filter when I talk to people. Sometimes, I just talk before thinking, and that’s no good! Really working hard on that one.

 

Now the second award is the blogger recognition award.

The rules:

  • Write a post to show your award
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started
  • Give two advice to new bloggers
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to

Thanks Karen, or should I say Mrs. Craft, for nominating me 🙂 I really love all her posts, some are just plain hilarious, like when Doug the slug introduced himself! I always find so much inspiration in all her projects, so make sure to check it out!

How my blog started?

I was thinking of starting a blog for a while, but I wasn’t very sure what to blog about. Last year, I got a bit more serious with my crafty projects and wanted to have a place to share them, not just the finishes but the process and failures as well. Little did I know about the amazing crafting/blogging community, but after a few months, I was hooked 🙂

Two advices for new bloggers

  1. I’ve found that focussing on stats is really not the way to go. What’s important is staying true to yourself and sharing what makes you happy and proud. The follows and likes will come in time.
  2. Be kind to others, they will give it back a thousand fold! Now, this doesn’t just apply to blogging obviously. It’s the same with life in general. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t bother to say anything. I know it can be hard when you have no filter (hum hum, I AM working of this!) but it will make your relationships way smoother 🙂

Now, I will nominate a bunch of people, in no particular order (I really love all of your blogs!), you can chose which award you want to participate in, you can even do both if you feel like it! Make sure to check those awesome people, it’s well worth it!

A Yarny Robin

Hooked

Rabbit Girl Crafts

Shells and Bobbles

Yochet

The Sailor Crochet News

Claire93

The Messy Brunette

Miss Neriss

The Snail of Hapiness

Coastal Crochet

Zeens and Roger

Craft Mondiale

Wolf Berry Knits

Katie-Lou Makes Stuff

Nerdish Delights

Viridian Archer

My Crafting Obsession Blog

Amy’s Gurumis

Sleepy Kitty Stitches

 

With love,

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Liebster Award: take 2!

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Happy Wednesday bloggers!

The title says it all, I have been nominated by the lovely blogger behind Sleepy Kitty Stitches for a Liebster Award! As this is my second time around, I would like to nominate all of you my awesome readers for this award. So let’s get to it, shall we?

 

I will answer the questions from Sleepy Kitty Stitches here, and you guys can do the same 🙂

  • Where/How did you learn the things you blog about?

My nana taught me how to knit and cross stitch but I taught myself crochet 🙂

  • What’s your favorite/most memorable vacation?

Probably when I was 10 and we went with my family to Sicily. My cousin, brother and I did quite a bit of exploration in our hotel and we had the best time with all the activities.

  • What’s the weirdest dream you’ve had recently?

I can’t remember exactly but probably something wedding related. Like everyone turning up with beach clothing when we’re having a formal wedding! How awful :/

  • What are you watching lately?

Anything superhero related. Can’t wait for Batman VS Superman next week!

  • If you had to be reincarnated as an animal, what would you be?

Probably a cat, I’d love to just spend my days basking in the sun and getting pats! Bliss

  • What do you like to learn about (in school or in life)?

I love learning new things, both for leisure (I’m always up for a new craft challenge) or for work (I am a researcher after all!).

  • Growing up, what were your favorite toys to play with as a child?

I don’t really remember a specific toy but I did spend a lot of time playing Pokemon on my GameBoy 🙂

  • Wish one thing to come true this year, what would it be?

This is an easy one! That I get to marry the man of my life 🙂

  • Would you rather visit the world 100 years into the past or 100 years into the future?

100 years in the past would be in the middle of WWI, so probably 100 years in the future!

  • What makes you antsy if you haven’t done it in a while? (What relaxes you?)

Anything craft related. Also I do love my tea 🙂

  • What would you do if you did not have to work? (If you pick travel, be specific!)

I would create a yarny paradise in my home! And I would still probably go to work because I  really like what I do and I would get waaaay too bored otherwise

 

And finally, you can find random facts about myself here!

Sorry I didn’t quite followed the format, I’m sure you’ll forgive me!

X

Emma

 

P.S. if you want to check out my first nomination you can see it here

 

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Waking up to a nice surprise…

… I got nominated for the Liebster Award. Thanks so much to the lovely Ellen from chronicleofellen.wordpress.com for the nomination! She always posts great stories and she is so inspiring so don’t forget to check out her blog!

Now, for the rules of the award:

  1. Answer the questions asked by the person who nominated you
  2. Provide a link back to the person who nominated you
  3. Nominate up to 11 new bloggers
  4. Ask them your own set of questions (up to 11)
  5. Post these rules in the post

Here are my answers to Ellen’s questions

Have you ever crafted for a charity and if so, which one?

No I have never crafter for a charity but I would be keen to try. If anyone knows of charities in Australia in need of baby blankets and crocheted goods I’m sure I can help 🙂

What genre of films do you like watching?

My favourite movie genre is fantasy/adventure, preferably with superheroes but I also love Disney movies (this counts as a genre right?)

Who would make a better James Bond? Chris Hemsworth or Chris Evans?

Hum, that’s a tough one… I’m thinking Chris Evans because he has brown hair (btw, Daniel Craig, your hair is too blond for you to be a good James Bond) and I can see him get out of a fight without a scratch, adjusting his cuffs and walking away, James Bond style (of course, because he is also Captain America he is stronger than the average bear, so he has to win).

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Because it saw a beautiful, shiny Easter egg in someone’s garden.

Which blog have you followed the most recently?

This blog: wickedstitcher.wordpress.com

This guys does amazing stitching and his pet ferrets are just too adorable!

What are your top 3 tips for someone starting out with a new blog?

  1. Post consistently, it doesn’t have to be too often if it’s regular.
  2. That can also be applied to life in general: always be nice to people commenting and when commenting to people, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything!
  3. Use the right hashtags! It can bring you a lot more views and followers 😉

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Probably on a self sustained boat, where I could grow my own veggies and fruits, fish my own sushi and craft all day while getting a tan. And of course with my pup and my fiancé. Not sure it’s actually exists or even if it can exist but it sure would be nice!

Do you have a pet? If not, what animal would you like to have as one?

Yes I do, he is an adorable Staffy x Ridgeback x Bullmastiff and looks like a German Shepherd (yes he is an odd mix). His name is Fenris (means wolf in Viking) and he is just so soft and cuddly (although he is a bit hyperactive).

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What is the most important thing in life? 

Loooove! Because “All you need is love”.

What is your favourite book?

Such a hard question… I think I have to go with anything written by Robin Hobb (her real name is Megan Lindholm). I think my favourite series she wrote so far is “The Rain Wild Chronicles”, but you need to read the other series first!

What are your views on social media?

I think they can be a good way to connect with people, that’s how I communicate with my family on the other side of the world, and get a lot of crafting inspo! But, I’m not a fan of people posting on Facebook every time they do something.

Now for my set of questions:

If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

What is your favourite/greatest source of inspiration for crafting?

Beach or mountain?

If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?

Do you have any other hobbies apart from crafting and if yes what are they?

What is your favourite song/music at the moment?

You are into a celebrity’s house and you are allowed to bring something home. Whose place are you at and what are you taking as a souvenir?

What was your biggest disappointment of a movie/TV adaptation from a book?

What is your latest WIP?

Which movie coming out soon can you absolutely not miss?

How did Harry Potter go down hill?

That’s it folks!

The bloggers I am nominating for the award are:

https://kirstyholloway72.wordpress.com

https://ofsnailmailbooksandvanities.wordpress.com

https://misscaly.wordpress.com

https://yetanothercrafter.wordpress.com

https://jadeybirdcrochet.wordpress.com

Don’t forget, you do not have to participate if you don’t want to but I sure hope you do!

Have a great Thursday!

X

Emma

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