Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sewing Blogger of the Year 2011

Well, what a year! It's been a busy one at Backstitch HQ... and we're really looking forward to the next.  In the reflective nature of New Years, we have an exciting event planned for January 2012.

We have teamed up with The Sewing Directory to bring some recognition to all those hardworking sewing bloggers out there. We would like you to vote for your favourite sewing blog of 2011, and we will reward the winner with £50 credit in the Backstitch shop to spend on whatever they wish!


There will also be 2 runners up prizes plus one voter will be picked at random to win a prize too.

How cool is that?!  Everyone gets one nomination, so you will have to think hard about who has really inspired you this year.  Perhaps it is a new blogger who is breaking ground or an old favourite.  And, you never know, somebody may even vote for you...  Gosh, I don't think I can take the excitement!

Prizes
1st: £50 voucher for Backstitch
2nd & 3rd: Prize bundle including fabric pack, sewing book & handmade ceramic buttons.
Voter prize: £15 voucher for Backstitch

How to vote
You can send your nomination using this entry form on the Sewing Directory website, or you can put your nomination on The Sewing Directory Blog or this Backstitch blog in the comments below our posts about the awards. Please do let us know why you love your chosen blog. We know you may have many sewing blogs that you love but I’m afraid we have to limit to 1 nomination per person. You have until midnight 31st January 2012 to get your vote in.

Please do feel free to post about these awards on your blog to encourage your followers to vote for you.

You can 'grab' the Sewing Blogger awards button using the code below, then your followers can go straight through and vote!



Terms & Conditions
One vote per person, multiple votes will result in all of that person’s votes being removed. All nominations must be received by midnight GMT on Tuesday 31st January 2012; winners will be announced on the 1st of February 2012. There is no geographical limit, you can enter from anywhere in the world, and vote for a blogger based anywhere in the world too. Postage costs for your order on Backstitch will be taken out of your voucher credit. The nominated blog doesn’t have to purely focus on sewing so long as at least 25% of the posts relate to sewing. In the event of a tie break we will use a random number generator to pick the winner. A voter will be selected at random to win the voter prize.

40 comments:

  1. I'd like to nominate Very Berry Handmade. There is always so much included in her blog - inspiration, fabrics, information - and it feels as though a friend is chatting to me.

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  2. I would love to nominate "House of Pinheiro". She is so helpful and creative.
    I don't have a blog and I feel i don't need one when I read her posts

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  3. I would like to '2nd' the "House of Pinheiro". Each post on the blog is well presented, articulately written, and creative. The sewing is relevant to all age groups, very multi-talented in sewing, craft and cooking... a much deserved nominee!!!

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  4. I vote for Kitschy Coo. Not only does she make gorgeous things but she is also very very funny.
    http://kitschycoo.blogspot.com/

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  5. I vote for Sew Scrumptious. Her blog is utterly hilarious, always puts a smile on my face, makes me laugh out loud but also is always packed with practical relevant information and handy hints on how to achieve projects. Great at sharing "found" products / presents, other blogs/websites and a spends a huge amount of time on charity projects, "Dresses Around the World." Organised the generous donations of 500 homemade dresses to Africa. Amazing. An all-round top blogger.

    http://sewscrumptious.blogspot.com/

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  6. I vote for Sew Scrumptious! She does such wonderful work for Dress a girl Around the World. she's incredibly talented and generous.
    http://sewscrumptious.blogspot.com/

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  7. I'd like to vote for Very Berry Handmade too. I'm new to sewing and really enjoy reading the Very Berry posts - lots of ideas, inspiration and useful information. I like the updates on fabric bargains across the web as well. A great blog.

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  8. I'd like to vote for Lynne @ Lily's Quilts ... great inspiration, a tour de force for us Brit Quilters, and a wonderful knack for forcing you to tea snort with laughter ...

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  9. Definitely Lynne @ Lily's quilts for being the best writer and quilter.

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  10. (Thanks to folks who have voted for me...!) So difficult to nominate just one!! But I'd like to vote for Kathrin at annekata.com. I always look forward to her posts and call round there most days to be inspired by her meditative approach to sewing, creativity and style. She's a total one-off too.

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  11. I would vote for .........
    sew scrumptious!
    Completely down to earth person who is not afraid to try new things and incredibly generous at sharing anything she has found on the web.

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  12. Thank you for the lovely people been nominating me and so many generous words ! xx

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  13. My vote goes to 3 hours past the edge of the world. An entertaining blog, refreshingly honest, user friendly and useful/educational

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  14. I would like to vote for Flossie Teacakes, Florence makes really beautiful things, sells lovely patterns that she designs and is full of sewing-related wisdom.

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  15. I vote for Sew Scrumptious. She works so hard for the dress a girl charity and has inspired me to become involved...to date I have now made 91 dresses :-)
    She also designs and makes so many other lovely things.
    Hugs,
    A x

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  16. sew scrumptious - how could you not join in with dreesing a girl!

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  17. I'd like to vote for Sew Scrumptious for being so pro-active with the Dress a Girl Around the World campaign. x

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  18. I'd like to vote for Sew Scrumptious ~ not only is Louise's work for the Dress a Girl Around the World campaign a winner ~ but she is also one of the friendliest and most courteous bloggers I have met to date!

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  19. I'd like to vote for Sew Scumptious a brilliant blog and the 'Dress a Girl Around the World' is an amazing campaign.
    Carol xx

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  20. I vote for Very Berry Handmade - lots of different topics and always lovely lovely fabrics. Although I should probably not thank her for the amount spent due to her weekly fabric roundup!

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  21. My vote goes to Sew Scrumtious for her blog and bringing awarness to the 'Dress a girl around the World' campaign. A tireless worker and much to be admired. She has inpsired me to make 8 dresses so far.
    Hugs Mrs A.

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  22. My vote goes to the House of Pinheiro. She is amazing and very multi-talented in what she does. A fantastic sewer, her blog is well written and interesting, very inspiring really, plus it's so easy to navigate....

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  23. MY vote goes to Flossie Teacakes - her tutorials are fabulous, especially the hot to quilt one she did this year. In my first year of sewing, she has been a constant inspiration and excellent at signposting to other sights and places of interest. Sharon

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  24. I'd like to nominate Louise from sewscrumptious.blogspot.com mostly for her fabulous work with Dress a girl around the world.

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  25. My vote goes to Lily's Quilts - she goes above and beyond to be helpful. And so many inspirations.

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  26. I'd like to vote for Lynne@Lily's Quilts - she is so inspiring and supportive with a fantastic sense of humour!

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  27. My vote goes to Aneela from Comfortstitching!

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  28. Hadley from flyingblindonarocketcycle.blogspot.com gets my vote.

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  29. I'D CHOOSE "COMFORT STITCHING" BLOG BY ANEELA! SUCH NEAT IDEAS+DESIGNS! JUST LOVE HER INSPIRATION!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  30. I'd like to nominate Katy from I'm a Ginger Monkey. She's so funny and I love her sense of colour and her tutorials are really great (the one on binding a quilt is fantastic!).

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  31. My vote goes to Flossie Teacakes - wonderfully informative and inspirational blog.

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  32. Well there is too many to chose from lily's qulits for her wonderful work and keeps me going, Kitschy Coo for well her words, photos and keeping a smile on my face,sewscrumptious for a dress around the world, so who do I choose (all worthy of winning but Kitschy Coo #1 for I have followed her through my blogging life. Kx

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  33. Louise at Sew Scrumptious gets my vote. I have followed her blog for ages and love to see what she makes with all her scrummy fabrics. THEN due to her infectious enthusiasm - I joined the "Dress a girl around the world scheme". To date I have sent over 200 frocks to her! So well done Louise for, not only an inspirational blog, but also for giving me such a fun and "crafty" opportunity to help others. Jo

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  34. I vote for Louise at Sew Scrumptious too, the work she is doing with the 'dress a girl' campaign is outstanding as is Annie and Jo's who have supported this campaign for a long time and made oh so very many dresses.

    Keryn x

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  35. My vote is for Flossie Teacakes - Florence's writing style is so friendly and inspiring, and her tutorials are so easy to follow. Always interesting, with lots of tips and links etc.

    thanks
    Sarah x

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  36. Most definitely sew scrumptious - dress a girl campaign says enough but she is a lovely person and I really enjoy catching up with her when I can, and I am always inspired by something she is doing :) xx

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  37. I would have to vote for Ali at Very Berry Handmade, at the very least for the amount of Blogs she posts. Very inspired!

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  38. I vote for sew scrumptious not only an interesting blog but also for the work carried out for the dress a girl around the world project

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  39. Kitschy Coo, Kitschy Coo! Cos Amanda is very funny, makes cool kids clothes and makes me think I could actually sew some stuff.

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