Our MAD Blog Awards Weekend

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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 ~

19 thoughts on “Our MAD Blog Awards Weekend

  1. LOVE love love this video. It was so lovely to meet you two on Friday, I shall definitely be following your blog from now on. Also loving the amount of red and mustard yellow you both wear -truly you are ladies after my own heart 😉 xxx

  2. Congratulations on your award! I can’t believe I’ve only just found your blog. It looks fantastic – I am now a Follower, rest assured. I also wanted to let you know that I LOVE your video debut – so cute!

  3. Ahhh you two are so amazing and it was so lovely to not only get to meet you but to hang out with you ladies with Butwhymummywhy & MummyDaddyandMe. You both deserve your awards so huge congratulations! Your blog is amazing and beautiful and glad you get a chance to be recognized for it in it’s first year! You both looked stunning on the night too! Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope you enjoy my blog hop. Its a great place to read various blogs all in one place and get to know so many others! Hope to see you again soon! #sharewithme

  4. Your video is lovely – I love that you capture the arrival and the homecoming too :)

    Many congratulations on your win, it was thoroughly deserved and I have a second trophy winging its way to you as we speak!

  5. Thanks so much Jenny. That’s so nice of you to say. It was a pleasure to meet you and hang out. Hopefully we can meet you at something in the future. We will be joining your blog hop next time xxx

  6. Ahhh that would be amazing! Thank you. It runs everywhere and you can share old or new posts! Yes, definitely. I tend to go to a few of the conferences like BritMums, Blogtacular, BlogonMOSI, etc during the year. Fingers crossed it we all make it again next year to hang out too! 😉

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