I've been given an award from The Vintage Year, which is one of the most inspiring blogs you can read. Here's what it says:
This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships.
These blogs are exceedingly charming.
These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends.
They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement!
Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut,
even more friendships are propagated.
Please give more attention to these writers!
Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more
and include this clever-written text into the body of their award.
So, thank you! I would love to pass it on to everyone in my reading list but instead here's a selection of eight whose blogs are inspiring and/or very pretty:
~ A Cat of Impossible Colour
~ Bug and Pop
~ Cloth and Fodder
~ Hoppo Boppo
~ Miss Muggins
~ Turkey Cookies
~ Vegan and Vintage
>> Also, I discovered this link a little too late: A Do-It-Yourself Christmas: 34 Great Gifts You Can Make Yourself (it's a list of 34 frugal Christmas present ideas, like personalised calendars, homemade treats, teacup candles and themed gift baskets, to name a few).