Thursday, March 22, 2012

the handmade olympics {event 7}





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update! april 17th, 2012
thanks so much to everyone who has entered!
what an amazing & talented bunch you are!

nominations are now CLOSED. 
and YAY you can go VOTE on the judges' SHORTLISTS here! 


 
 
VOTING ENDS friday, april 27th @ 11:59 pm EST!



thanks again,
k.

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yay!
please see the MAIN handmade olympics post for all of the fun-filled details & rules on the events!


now.. welcome to event 7: please leave comments here nominating:
your favourite BLOG with a handmaking focus!
one you love by another maker & one you've made yourself!

for this event think lovely blogs.
think handmaking nicies who share with us by blogging.
think creative blogs that inspire you every day!

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thanks so much to our fabulous judge for this event,  the wonderful Dana Willard of the  popular DIY sewing, design, and photography blog--MADE.  Her designs have been featured in multiple sewing books, print magazines, and online creative sites.  Her first book, Fabrics A to Z, publishes in April and outlines everything you'll ever need to know about fabric. {p.s. AND... she's a 2011 GOLD medal winner in this event! woohoo!}

find out more about this nicey here!


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remember, you can nominate yourself + another in EACH event! PLUS get bonus ballots for twittering, blogging, facebooking & more about the #handmadeolympics! yay!

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the amazing PRIZES
the handmade olympics prize packs are just gosh-darn fantastical!
 this EVENT will award the following prizes!

prize pack includes $190 worth of handmade goodness:
a $50 gift certificate to manus made
a $50 gift certificate to the lovely smith
2 months of advertising {may & june} on the rikrak studio blog: value $60

+ an *i WON GOLD*  handmade olympics badge to use on your site/blog/shop 

+ an artist/crafter feature on the rikrak studio blog!


prize pack includes $60 worth of handmade goodness:
2 months of advertising {may & june} on the rikrak studio blog : value $60

+ an *i WON SILVER*  handmade olympics badge to use on your site/blog/shop 

 

prize pack includes one FREE month of may 2012 advertising on the rikrak studio blog!


+ an *i WON bronze*  handmade olympics badge to use on your site/blog/shop 

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PLUS, there will be ONE overall random nomination selected from all handmade olympics entries ( & extra ballots!) to WIN the FAN PRIZE PACK (a $50.00 shopping spree in the rikrak shop!)

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now check out the other events 
+ nominate more fun folks!





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happy handmaking, nicies!
** PLEASE NOTE: please make each nomination its own comment! thanks! **

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54 comments:

  1. I'm going to nominate my own blog ;)
    blog: the on-going saga of minouette
    by: minouette (me)
    why: well, I really do enjoy it and I think it's an interesting example of handmaking blog
    link: http://minouette.blogspot.ca/

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  2. I'd like to nominate:
    blog: Aesthetic Outburst
    by: Abbey Hendrickson
    why: filled with art, craft, home decorating/renovating, lots of DIY ideas and is lovely and fresh and fun
    http://aestheticoutburst.blogspot.ca/

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  3. I would like to nominate my little crafty blog! :)
    www.craftedblog.com
    My name is Dom and I am from Sydney, Australia.
    I am nominating my blog because it is dedicated to handmade goodness. Not only my own, i use it to spread the word of other handmade peeps too. :)

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  4. I would also like to nominate punkprojects.blogspot.com
    Katie works really hard on her handmade projects and has some wonderful ideas.

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  5. Dom let me know about the handmade Olympics, and her blog is full of handmade goodies, tutorials and more. I would like to nominate her awesome blog- http://www.craftedblog.com/

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  6. I'd also like to nominate my own blog.
    www.punkprojects.blogspot.com
    by me- Katie Smith

    I post daily with lots of craft tutorials, art inspiration, photography, scrapbooking, and more.
    Thanks!

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  7. also, I tweeted about the #handmadeolympics. ;)

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  8. I would like to nominate PunkProjects.blogspot.com

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  9. My very favorite blog from a mega-talented woman: http://maureencracknellhandmade.blogspot.com/

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  10. I would like to nominate my favorite Handmaking Blog: How About Orange - http://howaboutorange.blogspot.ca/

    Jessica Jones' site is filled with great resources and beautiful designs. It's my go-to blog each and every day!

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  11. love reading all of your nominations, nicies. so many fabulous folks here! thanks for playing!

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  12. i nominate my own blog, imagine gnats

    http://imaginegnats.blogspot.com

    my blog is about my journey through handmade, sustainable living, encouraging others to try crafting, and sharing other great sites.

    rachael@imaginegnats.com

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  13. i also nominate Casa Crafty

    http://casaturtle.blogspot.com/

    Kelley's blog is a great resource for making the most of handmade, from activities with kids to upcycled sewing projects and DIYs.

    rachael@imaginegnats.com

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  14. I'd like to nominate Oh, Fransson! She has terrific quilting tutorials and lovely patterns.

    http://www.ohfransson.com/

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  15. I'll nominate my own blog too. :-)

    http://www.shinyhappyworld.com

    I have lots of video tutorials teaching sewing, embroidery, and quilting - and I design all my patterns especially for beginners, with links to videos teaching them all the skills they'll need to complete each project.

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  16. Ok, I cannot resist, I'm nominating myself...blush:

    http://www.luvinthemommyhood.com

    A fun, friendly neighourhood connecting crafty, creative moms filled with handmade goodness galore.

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    1. well deserved :) love your blog!

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  17. I would like to nominate the super talented Rachel of Stitched in Color.

    http://www.stitchedincolor.com

    Her tag line says it all:

    MAKE. handmade. do. GOOD

    Love it!

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  18. So many wonderful blogs here, but I would like to nominate my own, naturally. :)

    www.mommyforreals.blogspot.com

    I create mostly sewing and quilting projects, but I throw in a few tidbits as I discover them. I also post recipes and show other people's crafts I like.

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  19. So many lovely crafty blogs to choose from!
    I would like to nominate myself:

    http://casaturtle.blogspot.com

    why:
    at Casa Crafty I try to be as handmade as possible, giving my children the example of love in doing it yourself. We make together, laugh, love and get a little messy!

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  20. And I would like to nominate Rachael at imagine gnats. I love seeing her quilting and childrens clothes, as well as how much support she shares for a lot of us other crafty bloggers!
    Thank you
    http://imaginegnats.blogspot.com

    kelleyetg at gmail.com

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  21. these are wonderful! love finding some new-to-me blogs, too!

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  22. I nominate my favorite - Everything Etsy. I don't even have an Etsy shop and I love Kim's resourcefulness!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.everythingetsy.com/

    Thanks.

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  23. I nominate Curly Birds...I love all of her kid inspired handmade things. http://curlybirds.typepad.com/curly-birds/2012/03/behind-the-scenes-flower-seed-pockets.html

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  24. I also nominate my own blog Buzzmills...
    www.buzzmills.net
    My blog is about sewing and crafting. And, creating with kids. There is a little nature adventure and gardening thrown in there as well! Lots of times its quick little "winging it" projects that turn out pretty cool or cute.

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  25. I'd like to nominate Oh My! Handmade Goodness, as they've been invaluable to me as a recent handmade small business owner!

    http://www.ohmyhandmade.com
    Thx
    Geri

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  26. I nominate Oh Dear blog! There is the beautiful finds from the world of handmade, Etsy, tutorials and giveaways.

    http://ohdearteam.blogspot.com/

    Thank you
    Lena

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  27. I'd like to nominate SkooksPlayground - 'crafting out loud for the swingset crowd'

    http://www.skooksplayground.com/

    Great tutorials, inspiring & creative ideas and fun to read

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  28. I'm going to nominate Oh Dear blog! There you can always find inspirational board matched wery well, simple and interesting tutorials and DIY projects, giveaways .
    thank you
    Katrin

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  29. I`d like to nominate this young blog with great handmade pics - beautiful and inspired http://ohdearteam.blogspot.com/
    thanks!

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  30. I nominate Much Love, Illy - http://www.muchlove-illy.blogspot.com

    Ilene always has something engaging happening on her blog. She also features many handmakers.

    Thanks for hosting,
    Marielle

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  31. I would like to nominate my own blog, A Life Sustained. It focus on "handmaking" in every sense of the word: making objects, food, and experiences with each other.

    http://alifesustained.blogspot.com

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  32. I'd like to nominate my own blog, 52 crafts in 52 weeks. I spent a year trying a new craft every week for a year. Year 2 got stopped in its tracks by an international relocation and a pregnancy so it's focused more on nursery & baby crafts now.

    http://52crafts52weeks.wordpress.com/

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  33. I'd also like to nominate Lu Summers' blog, http://blu-shed.blogspot.com/.

    I love her fabrics and her quilts and she's an all-round lovely person.

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  34. I'd like to nominate my blog (of course!)
    http://www.cloverandviolet.com
    It is primarily a sewing/quilting blog, and I try to keep it full of tutorials, free patterns and other fun things. Thanks!

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  35. I'd also like to nominate papernstitch:
    http://papernstitchblog.com
    because it is a great handmade and business resource!

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  36. I'd like to nominate Talk2theTrees. Her blog is about art and handmade, but also about facing life and seeing the beauty around her. Inspirational!
    http://talk2thetrees.blogspot.com

    marciadresner@woodartforliving.com

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  37. I'd like to nominate the Baltimore craft blog. This group blog includes tutorials, stories about local craft events, stories about what local crafters are working on and more.
    http://baltimore-etsy.blogspot.com/

    marciadresner@woodartforliving.com

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  38. I would like to nominate my handmade focused blog, Buttonwood Cottage, www.ButtonwoodCottage.com

    I am nominating my blog because it is dedicated to handmade, happiness, and all things crochet. I try to provide tips and tricks on making your best, most meaningful hand crafts, being happy, and developing new crafty skills.

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  39. I would like to nominate my blog PagingSupermom.com focused on making and sharing Supermom Moments -- whether it be a fun project to do with your kids, great home decor idea or neighborhood gift -- we've got lots of ideas that encourage even people who don't think of themselves as crafty to go ahead and do something creative!

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  40. i second that one above there somewhere...skooksplayground.com! x

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  41. I'd like to nominate the Trashion Team blog!
    http://www.etsytrashion.etsy.com It's filled will eco-friendly news, events & advise!

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  42. I'd also like to nominate my re-maker blog http://www.re-maker.blogspot.com I'm just getting into the swing of things and am trying to share some of my journey!

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  43. I'd like to nominate www.FeltedChicken.com

    Because I just started it up last week & have been working hard to develop it into a blog that focuses on sharing all kinds of fun things about felt, needle felt, handmade business. It's in it's beginning stages, but hopefully next year I'll be a contender!

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  44. I'd also like to nominate http://meylah.com/meylah Meylah's blog because it's always shares really good information that relates to handmade business owners.

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  45. I nominate my favorite handmade BLOGGER - elsiecakes from A Beautiful Mess - http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com/

    Her blog always inspires me with great D.I.Y. projects and she many tutorials to make as well.

    Thanks
    Sally P.

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  46. I'd love to nominate my own little craft blog: star graf design projects.

    http://stargrafdesignprojects.blogspot.com/

    It's full of all the fun handmade projects I create, work working, knitting, sewing. As well as a lot of messy kids craft ideas.

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  47. I'd also nominate Jess from Running with scissors

    http://projectsbyjess.blogspot.com/

    Her site is full of fun handmade projects.

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thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!