Friday, January 21, 2011

Liebster Love

My friend Hollie honored me today by nominating me for a Liebster Award!  
I forget exactly how I stumbled on Hollie's blog but I was immediately captivated by her creativity and writing style. I spent a few hours that day going back and reading all of her earlier content. She infuses so much personality into every post and you can't help but feel like you're catching up with a friend you've known for years when you read them. 

There have been a few occasions when Hollie asked for advice on what to do with a project she was working on and, ever the problem solver, I tried to offer suggestions.  Sometimes they worked and sometimes they didn't. One that I will always remember was my suggestion that she use a fabric with a yellow background and white polka dots to bind this quilt:
Ruthie's Quilt
Just our luck, there wasn't a single yellow and white polka dot fabric to be found anywhere! She decided to use Kona Banana to bind the quilt and I think it works beautifully.

Another thing I love about Hollie is how she referred to her fiance. Her 'wonderful and fabulous fiance'. Sometimes she even threw an 'amazing' in there too! I say referred because Hollie recently eloped! She can now call him her 'wonderful, amazing, and fabulous HUSBAND'. Congratulations Hollie and Hubs!  

The point of the Liebster Award is to highlight the smaller blogs (with less than 300 followers) and introduce them to the blogging world. So without further ado I would like to nominate...

1) Rebecca at Drop Dead Cute. I found Rebecca's blog when she joined the NOVA Modern Quilt Guild a few months ago. Rebecca is new to the quilting world but she's been sewing for quite a long time. She sells her lovely projects in her Etsy shop DropDeadCute. There are some really cute bags and bibs available right now! Rebecca hasn't been blogging much lately because she and her husband recently welcomed a new little one to their family. I made beautiful Asa a carseat quilt a few weeks after he was born which you can read more about on her blog here or in an earlier post of mine here. And here's a picture:
I love the projects Rebecca shares. There are some kid friendly cooking recipes and projects, a room makeover, beautiful fabric stacks, sewing projects, and her first quilt. You should definitely check her out!

2) Molly at A Bit O' Shine. I started reading Molly's blog when she purchased earrings from my Etsy shop to wear with her thrift store finds she planned to re-fashion. I really wanted to see how it would turn out and I have to say that I loved it! You can read all about her re-fashion here. She is great at re-working thrifted finds and making them beautiful. I wish I had her knack for making the old or broken or empty beautiful once more. Molly loves to read and loves nature. I love looking at her mosaics and hopefully one day I will get through my book list so I can start on some of her suggestions! Molly also loves throwing parties. I highly suggest checking out her tea party posts! 

3) Nina at Pretty Little Projects. Nina and I found each other because of my Aunt Ginny. Nina wanted to start sewing and blogging and Ginny suggested we chat. To be honest, she really hasn't needed any of my help with either! I highly suggest checking out her blog to see pictures of the bags she has made and the projects she has done with/for her beautiful daughter and for her precious son. 

So ladies, I’m passing the Liebster Love on to your awesome blogs. Wear the award proudly on your own blog and be sure to pass the award on to 3 blogs you recently discovered and link back to the person who tagged you with the award!


Hollie said...

You are so super sweet Natalie! I can't wait to check out your favorites mentioned here. I love discovering new blogs!

Nina said...

Thank you so much!! :) What a lovely nomination!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Why thank you Natalie! I'm so glad I found your shop and your blog because now I have someone to inspire me to sew even though I'm terrified of it. :)

Rebecca said...

Thank you my sweet friend! What an honor! I am still catching up so I'm hoping to get around to this maybe later this week.