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Thanking you kindly...

It's not even been four months since we started this blog and already we have been nominated for not one... not two... but THREE bloggers awards!!!! Woweeeee!!!!!

Even more flattering though, was being nominated by someone who's blog we love and follow - A Gastronome's Closet - if you haven't yet, check her out! Inspiring makes, lip-smacking recipes and beautiful photographs.

So the deal with these inter-blog awards, in case this is all sounding quite bizarre, is this:

– Thank the blogger who nominated you
– Include the links to their blogs
– Include the award image in your post
– Copy the award image to your site
– Give seven random facts about yourself
– Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award
– When nominating other bloggers include the links to their sites
– Let those bloggers know they’ve been nominated

Kind of like a chain email but instead of spreading superstitious fear, we are spreading LOVE. Wonderful.

7 random facts about the By Hand London girls:

1. Charlotte will be rendered completely incapacitated if tickled on her back.

2. Victoria has a phobia of water so intense that she can't even close her eyes in the shower.

3. Elisalex has a thing for hairy chests.

4. After a few drinks we pretty much stop talking to each other normally... Silly accents only!

5. Charlotte is a sucker for a man who sings in Falsetto from time to time, ie. Prince, Marvin Gaye, D'Angelo.

6. As well as being an amazing pattern cutter, Victoria has also trained as a kickboxer.

7. Elisalex still hasn't taken down the plastic mistletoe from last Christmas. Nor does she ever intend to.


15 awesome blogs we'd like to pass these awards on to:

1. Heather Lou of Closet Case Files - LOVE this girl!

2. Lauren of Lladybird - she sews, she knits, she drives a pick-up and she lives in Nashville. Jealous? Us??

3. Joanne of Stitch & Witter - hilarious, honest, and reading her blog feels as if you've been invited to hang out with Joanne in her studio.

4. Marie of A Sewing Odyssey - we share a mutual love of outrageous prints and jersey...!

5. Dixie of DixieDIY - beautiful Texan gal and super talented seamstress, and a sewing with knits expert.

6. Yes I Like That - fellow Londoner and seamstress who's "schizophrenic" approach to blogging we like. Yes we like that very much (sorry, couldn't resist the pun!).

7. Katie of The Little Red Squirrel - if vintage is your bag, Katie is your gal!

8. Ingrid of Ingthings - even if you don't understand Dutch (which only one of us here actually does), no matter, Ingrid's pictures are just soooooo pretty!

9. Kristin of Lemmemakeit - you'd never guess this girl also blogs for Martha Stewart.

10. Yes Missy - we're especially digging her nail art tutorials...

11. Rosie of DIY Couture - Rosie's renegade approach to sewing is genius. If you live in London, get yourself to one of her workshops!

12. Oonaballoona from Kalkatroona - loud, hilarious, beautiful, and makes a mean cocktail.

13. Juliana of Glitter Smack - daughter of the infamous fabric designer Anna Maria Horner, this girl's tumblr never fails to inspire us.

14. Cotton & Curls - one HAWT mama, with a mouth watering selection of DIY projects to boot.

15. DIY Natural - all the DIY's you could possibly need for living a more sustainable, self sufficient life. For the hippy within.

Thank you again, Lady Gastronome, it's great to know we're doing something right!!

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Comments on this post (18)

  • Sep 06, 2012

    Thanks Ladies!! :)

    — dixiediy

  • Sep 06, 2012

    You’re welcome! :)

    — byhandlondon

  • Feb 21, 2013

    VERY belated thanks! lol I never saw this for months and months and months! But better late than never. Thanks for nominating me!

    — Eileen

  • Sep 04, 2012

    Well helllooooo :) Thanks for the nomination, ladies! If you come to Nashville, I will totally y’all Honky Tonkin’. You can even ride in the back of the pick-up truck, if you’d like :P


  • Sep 04, 2012

    We might just have to take you up on that – dying to go back to Nashville!! :)

    — byhandlondon

  • Sep 04, 2012

    Oh you guys are the sweetest. Elisa, I hear you on the chest hair. There is a reason I think Ron Swanson from Parks & Recreation is the sexiest man alive, and 60% of it is the chest hair (and maybe the woodworking and the mustache). Also, thank you (or screw you?) for adding all these new blogs to my roll. So many great bloggers, so little time. xoxoxo

    — Heather Lou

  • Sep 04, 2012

    mmmm chest hair and woodwork… It certainly doesn’t get much better than that! x

    — byhandlondon

  • Sep 02, 2012

    You’re so welcome Marie x

    — byhandlondon

  • Sep 03, 2012

    Definitely! Love a good crafty meet-up.

    — yesilikethat

  • Sep 01, 2012

    You’re welcome! We love your blog too – Elisalex has been a fan for aaaages through her personal blog

    We should get the London crafty crowd all together at some point…

    — byhandlondon

  • Sep 01, 2012

    Wow, thanks so much for the nomination…flattered to see my name next to such talented bloggers!!!

    — Marie

  • Sep 02, 2012

    um, these are the best seven facts EVER. thank you for le trophy, what lovely company, and can’t wait to meet those new to me!

    — oonaballoona

  • Sep 02, 2012

    We certainly had fun compiling our random facts list! Shame it was limited to just 7… ;)

    — byhandlondon

  • Sep 01, 2012

    Y’all are one of my favorite blogs! So I’m soooo glad to nominate you. Good job =D

    — 7cakes

  • Sep 01, 2012

    Thank youuuuuu!!!!! We love you toooo! :) :) :)

    — byhandlondon

  • Sep 01, 2012

    Wow thank you so much! I only discovered your blog the other day and it’s awesome. Love discovering fellow crafty people in London. Really want to do your galaxy t-shirt tutorial, such a great idea! x

    — yesilikethat

  • Sep 01, 2012

    You’re so so welcome!! Been a big fan of yours since your first posts! Xxx

    — byhandlondon

  • Sep 01, 2012

    Gah! Thanks kindly for nomination – so nice of you! I’ve also got my christmas jingle bells still on the back of the door :) Looking forward to ploughing my way through some of these new (to me) blogs. x

    — Joanne

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