Last night we got to put our nice dresses on (with only a bit of baby sick on them) and travel to London for the Brilliance in Blogging Awards where we were finalists in the craft category. We got to hang out with some lovely inspiring bloggers (one of our favourites being Jess from Let’s Do Something Crafty).
Maybe she is simply really vain, but my Little Button just loves looking at photos of herself, so anything I get to make for her that involves photos of her, she loves. I made these personalised puzzle blocks out of wood cut from an old fence post. But just so she doesn’t get too big-headed, the photos of her sit alongside a selection of colours, numbers, letters and patterns, which she can enjoy matching up.
We are so utterly thrilled to find out yesterday that we are finalists for the MAD Blog Awards 2015. Thank you, THANK YOU to everybody that voted for us, we are so happy to be shortlisted. And we get to go to a fancy party with loads of amazing other bloggers – hooorahhh! We are up against five other great blogs (click here to have a look at them).
We’re so excited to share our news that we are now going to be working with high street stationers, Paperchase, on their recently launched blog, The Journal. We are probably the two biggest fans of Paperchase out there (we both recently bought a whole load of matching stationery from there… losers!) so to be working with them makes us really happy.
Yesterday we found out that our blog has become a finalist in the Brilliance in Blogging Awards (BIBs) for Best Craft Blog. When we found out via twitter, we did a wiggly, jiggly dance and texted each other with a OMG!!!!!! We are so grateful to everyone who voted for us to get this far, anyone who comments on our posts and for turning up in the first place and reading our blog – we wouldn’t be here without you (we’d like to give you all a big hug). We’re up against so really fantastic crafts blogs and feel very privileged to be among them. Click here to have a look at the finalists.
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.
Life in Pictures is our weekly mini-gallery of what our Little Buttons have been up to over the last seven days. We’ve had a REALLY exciting weekend… we’ll share all the details very soon, but for now here’s a little taster.
Ooh, we’ve got a really exciting weekend ahead of us – tonight we’re off to the MAD (Mums and Dads) Blog awards as finalists for best craft blog. We never get dressed up these days, so we’re very excited to get to wear fancy dresses and paint our nails. It’s also the first time we’ve left two of our Buttons for a night away so it’s exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time!
We are very (very very very) happy to announce that we have been shortlisted for BEST CRAFT BLOG at the 2014 MAD Blog Awards!!!! Can you hear the squeals as we type this? We can barely contain our excitement and are struggling to resist the urge to fill this post with exclamation marks!!!!!!!! (Sorry, couldn’t help that one…). The MADs are the Mum and Dad Blog Awards, that honour the best parent blogs in the country.
We’re really lucky here at Little Button Diaries to have been nominated by Karinna from Cheesy Biscuit and Simon from Spade Fork Spoon for a Liebster Award, and Jo from An Expat Abroad for the Sunshine Award. Both of these awards are given to blogs from other bloggers as a way of paying it forward. We are so thrilled that people enjoy reading our blog as much as we enjoy writing it. Thank you!
Victoria at Verily, Victoria Vocalises tweeted us yesterday to say she had very kindly nominated us in the Best Craft Blog section in the MAD Awards. The MAD Awards are the Mum and Dad Awards, that honour the best parent blogs in the country.
We are so thrilled that even one person thinks what we do is award-worthy. We would really appreciate your support, and if you like what we do then we would love it if you could vote and spread the word.