On Friday we waved bye-bye to our Buttons for the night (secret high-five) and hopped on a train to London for the MAD Blog Awards. These awards honour parent bloggers in the UK and we were finalists in their best craft blog category. We had a really lovely evening and totally weren’t expecting to win anything (our competition were all established and awesome blogs) so when they called our name out as winners… Well it was all a bit of a shock. We have no idea what we said when we picked up our award but will probably cringe when we see the video.
We’d like to say a massive thank you to all of you for your support, votes, comments and general niceness! We really couldn’t have done this without you.
It was also great to meet new blogging friends at the awards and to chat to some lovely people who have been an inspiration to us in the last year: particularly Verily Victoria Vocalises, who was the first person to nominate us and showed has us constant support and encouragement since we started blogging. (Also the lovely Mummy Daddy Me Makes Three, Hurrah For Gin, Gammon and Chips, Along Came Cherry, But Why Mummy Why and Just A Normal Mummy to name a few.)
After the excitement of the awards we went to Hampton Court Palace on Saturday to attend The Handmade Fair. The fair was a collection of crafters and makers and it was great to see so much crafting talent in one magnificent setting. There were lots of bunting, tea and pom-poms to be seen and talks and demonstrations galore. We particularly liked the giant knitting skills of Wool and the Gang!
But rather than tell you about it, why not take a look? Yes, we’ve finally gotten around to doing one of our New Year’s Resolutions – we’ve made a video! (We’d love your feedback. It is our first attempt though, so please be gentle…)
~ Laura & Tia xx ~