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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sunshine nomination

I'm sorry to say that my poor blog has been terribly neglected lately, so this is going to be a long and somewhat varied post.

Sunshine Award
This blog was nominated for a Sunshine Award by one of my wonderful Oh Canada! Etsy teammates, Mortira, of Inspirational Beading and The Sage's Cupboard on Etsy.

There are some rules for accepting this award, which are:
- Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
- Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.
- Link the nominees within your post.
- Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
- Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

It's been a tough decision, and these are a bit of a mish-mash in terms of content and audience, but I felt it important to only nominate blogs that I read and find personally inspirational. It wasn't easy, but I've settled on 12 blogs/bloggers. Here they are in no particular order:
1) Mahar Dry Goods blog
2) A Year of Slow Cooking
3) a hippie with a minivan
4) Maggie's Raggedy Inn
5) Dee's Adornments
6) Safe mama
7) Etsy Kids
8) Sawasdee Buikema
9) Keiara's Keep
10) Glass circus
11) Green Cottage Gallery's Blog
12) Only dead fish go with the flow
In addition, in honor of the award, I've followed Mortira's example and created this poster sketch, which is a celebration of sunshine, happiness, and all things yellow.

Shops were randomly chosen by using the search term "sunshine", and are as follows:
(L-R, top-bottom)

Jealousy Design, Afiori, SillyBeanz, Karisma's Jewelry and Gift Shop.
Kissing Kumquats, StoneLink Designs, Blushing Ewe, Andromedii Designs.
Linda Woods, Memory Bean Designs, Moxie Photos, Nadinoo.
Tara M. Photography, crafts cafe, The Greenhouse Soaps, Knecht Ruprecht.

Have yourselves a bright, sunshine-y day ☺

New section in my shop
I've added a new shop section to reflect the jewelry sets that I've begun to make. I don't know why I didn't do these from the beginning, but I've had several people ask if I do sets, or if I have something that "goes" with this or that piece, so I've decided to make necklace/bracelet/earring combinations that coordinate with one another, list them together at a somewhat reduced price (vs. what they would cost if each piece were purchased separately), and place them in this new section of my shop. I'm still creating more with the intention to do necklaces combos as well, but here are the first two, listed this afternoon.

(above left) Turquoise crazy lace agate set (right) Striped carnelian set
Both available in my Etsy shop

New team treasuries
The team members of the Oh Canada! Etsy team are still going strong producing beautiful and creative treasuries. Here are two of the latest that I am honored to be part of:

Love is like a butterfly: a soft purple haze, by soapstarcanada

and Made in Canada: A few of my favorites, by somethingbunny


soapstar said...

here's to the sunshine spreading! lovely post ☺

Shana said...

thank you so much for featuring my Sunshine Yellow Gerbera Daisy hair clip!

Maria-Thérèse said...

Hello there,
Thank you for featuring my heather photograph! I took it a very sunny day in August near the beach. There was a small wooded area which practically GLOWED with heather.

♥ Maria-Thérèse

Linda Woods said...

Thanks so much for including my Sunshine cupcake print! What a lovely collection! :)

shellbell said...

you have a lovely blog and beautiful shop! glad i found you via the Oh Canada etsy facebook link!

Robert Mahar said...

Molly, a very belated 'thank you' for your kind nomination - it's so thoughtful and mush appreciated! xo

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