Monday, January 17, 2011

the handmade olympics { event 6 }


update! feb. 5, 2011
thanks so much to everyone who has entered!
what an amazing & talented bunch you are!

nominations are now CLOSED.
your nominations have been sent to the judges, and we look forward to the revealing of their short lists (on feb. 14th!) , after which everyone (that's YOU!) will have a chance to vote on who will WIN! yay!
thanks again,


please see the MAIN handmade olympics post for all of the fun-filled details & rules on the events!
now.. welcome to event 6: please leave a comment here nominating:
your favourite thrifty-forward, vintage-friendly, or
sustainably-minded blog,
shop or site!

for this event
think thrifty cyber places you love to visit.
think of sustainable shops + sites (handmade or vintage) that you LOVE.
think of blogs that inspire us all in thrifty, sustainable, creative living!

thanks so much to our wonderful judge for this event, Alison Feldmann (aka TeenAngster) : the cyber-world's go-to-source for all things eclectic & marvelously curious!   


remember, you can nominate yourself + another in EACH event! PLUS get bonus ballots for twittering, blogging + facebooking about the handmadeolympics! yay!
 the amazing PRIZES
valued at OVER $2000.00 USD, the handmade olympics prize packs are just gosh-darn fantastical!

this EVENT will award the following prizes!
:: a GOLD prize pack
including $150.00 worth of thrifty & sustainable goodness:
a $50 gift certificate to vintage by vintage by alex keller
a $50 gift certificate to mousetrap vintage
a $50 gift certificate to adorn+cherish

+ an *i WON* the handmade olympics banner/button image to use on your site/blog/shop
+ an artist/crafter feature on the rikrak studio blog!
:: a SILVER prize pack with $100.00 worth of goodness:
a $50 gift certificate to PeppermintBark
2 months of advertising (march & april) on the rikrak studio blog: value $50

:: a BRONZE prize pack
of one FREE month of March 2011 advertising on the rikrak studio blog! yay!

and of course, there will be ONE overall random nomination selected from all handmade olympics to WIN the FAN PRIZE PACK (a $50.00 shopping spree in the rikrak shop!)


now check out the other events + nominate more fun folks!
just click on the above links to enter each!

happy handmaking, nicies!

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  1. I would love to nominate Dottie Angel and her blog of thrifty goodness ~ her home will make you drool

  2. I want to nominate Civilized:

  3. I am nominating
    for her stunning photos, wonderful finds and just all around awesomeness.

  4. We blogged about the 2011 Handmade Olympics!

  5. We nominate...ourselves and our vintage blog! Because there's nothing like shameless self-promotion.

  6. Well, I nominate our blog, Thrift Store Confidential (, because spreading the word about second-hand delights and the communities who benefit is my top priority. Great posts by everyone, though - checking you all out now!
    Thanks a bunch and good luck to all,

  7. Whoops! I can also vote for someone else?! Then it's gotta be the great folks over at They work their butts off for this great site.


  8. Mercanstyle Vintage Goods

    Fabulous Mess Vintage

    :)good stuff :)

  9. I'm loving Thrift Store Confidential so I nominate them! I've just discovered this web community for "frugalistas" such as myself and I am happy as a clam!! Good to see these other nominations too-I'm checking all you guys out :-)

  10. I nominate the Dollar Store Crafts blog Lots of thrift ideas and inexpensive handmade tips.

    Thank you!

  11. I nominate Sweet Greens - Your Earth Friendly Guide to all Things Green at

    Great Eco tips for families!

  12. I nominate Modish -

    Jena is friendly, shares great ideas and I love her taste.


  13. I think Thrift Store Confidential is the best most progressive, ballanced and informational blog of it's kind.

  14. Alice's Looking Glass is one of my favorites!

  15. Just blogged about this event. How fun!

  16. I'd like to nominate my blog Junie None - we're certainly thrifty around here!

  17. I nominate Tiny Happy who inspires me each day to look more closely at nature and to appreciate every day vintage items.

  18. I nominate the Flickr group Hand Knit Hand-Me-Downs It was started recently by Julie of as a way to pass along hand-knitted or hand-crocheted items that are no longer of use to their maker/owner, but which still have plenty of wear in them. It's totally free, you just have to post a picture of the item you ask for being used once you get it. It's such a great idea for keeping handmade items out of storage or the landfill.

  19. Nominating the awesome shop:

    for her amazing eco-minded creations!

  20. Tweet tweet!!/JoyCharde/status/29008157460135937

  21. I would like to nominate Janelle and her lovely blog - Heartfelt . It's a celebration of childhood, thrifting, all things vintage and she's definitely a nicie to boot.

  22. I nominate the shop JessJamesJake

    I love their style!

  23. I'd like to post a fledgling little shop that has a lot of hope and own :) It's small but growing by leaps and bounds each other words, as much as my three kids will let me accomplish ;)

    It is called Dreamwylde Vintage and you can find it here:


  24. My favorite is the Dear Golden Vintage shop and blog -

    I love her style and how she puts together excellent finds!!

  25. I would like to nominate fabulousmess, their items are gorgeous and fun!

  26. My favorite would be Manda of Treefall Design

    She has great ideas and is honest and thrifty!!!

  27. I am a huge fan of Vintage Renewal. Jeanne Connolly is a sustainably minded, socially conscious furniture redesigner who has a great website, blog and is an active member of the EcoEtsy team.

  28. I nominate Home Grown Families.... thrifty, environmentally friendly, and/or handmade children's products.

    megancrose at gmail dot com

  29. I'm nominating

    It's a fantastic blog about DIY, design and business, with a focus on creative consumerism and popular culture.

  30. I'm now following you via RSS. (wasn't sure which post to put that on, but here it is!)

  31. I'd like to nominate...myself! I have a new blog for crafters and families sharing a love of slowing down, simplifying and finding connections in nature. So far, I have a teeny following of friends. Wish me luck!

  32. oops! I tried to nominate:
    for this event yesterday but did it in the wrong event. So here it is :)
    (I was tired, it was late - sorry!!)

  33. I nominate . Totally awesome handmade plush softies created with reclaimed, repurposed, & upcycled materials.

  34. I nominate True Connection who uses reclaimed wood to make gorgeous furniture & home decor!


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