Friday, 13 April 2012

My first award!

Thank you to Nina at Youloveityoudo, for nominating me for my first award! It is the Versatile Bloggers Award and I am really chuffed to get it. Nina is quite new to blogging but has some lovely stuff (I am particularly in love with her VW campervan cushion!)

So the rules of the VBA are that I must nominate 15 other bloggers to receive this award. In no particular order (and with apologies if you have already been nominated elsewhere!), here are my nominees:

Julia Crossland
Sal's Snippets
Hand Knitted Things
Sew Recycled
Bobo Bun
Fan my Flame
Marmalade Rose
Tizzy Crafts
Easy makes me happy!
Teeny weeny design
Maximum Rabbit Designs

Some of these blogs I have visited many times, but some are new to me ... all are full of inspiring posts and insights into some crafty minds!

The next thing I have to do is tell you seven things about me:

I live in the most northerly town on the British mainland. I can see the Orkneys from here!
As a child and a teenager I was an actress, appearing in several children's TV programmes, soap operas and even a pop video!
I was taught to knit by my next-door neighbour's granny. She was very patient when it came to sorting out dropped stitches and too-tight tension.
I have had many different jobs, including manager at Harrods in London and auxiliary coastguard.
I have rather eclectic tastes in music and am a big fan of Kate Bush and Bat for Lashes. And Debussy.
I have a degree in Behavioural Sciences. Not terribly relevant to crafting!
I have lived in 14 different places, including an island with a population of 32.

Thank you for reading, I'm now off to add my VBA button to my blog and pass on the good news to all my nominees. Have a great weekend.


  1. Congratulations on your award. It was fun to read the 7 things about you. So many interesting things to ask about, but for now, which island with 32 people on it (presumably fewer people now that you have left)?

    1. I used to live on the Isle of Muck, but it was a good few years ago now! I think the population has grown since then though. It's a beautiful island (the smallest of the small isles).

  2. Wow you don't look old enough to have done all those things! Thank you so much for popping by and for the blog award. Just off now to read some of your older posts.
    love Fi x

  3. Oh thank you Fi, that's very flattering! I'm actually forty (forty one this year in fact), but sometimes I feel I have packed rather a lot into a few years!

  4. congrats on your award, and thanks for nominating me! lovely to read such fun facts about you x

    1. It's nice to share a bit of love around :o)
      You also won my giveaway (see my previous post!) - if you email me at with your address I'll pop it in the post to you!

  5. Hi Jill, Thanks for the blog award... just trying to catch up at the moment but will mention it soon. Gina x

  6. Congratiulations on your award and thanks for nominating me. You live in my favourite country, Scotland!! You are a very cersatile creative person.

    Best wishes,

  7. Thanks Jill :) I'll pop this up as soon as I tot up a list of 15 bloggers hehe! x

  8. Brilliant Jill. Love it some of the patters on the fabrics are just stunning . So envious of you talent


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