|Isn't Paula gorgeous?|
My sweet friend Paula at Eggshell Blue mentioned me so sweetly in her post here and tagged me with a few blogging awards. As I recently posted in response to one here, I’ll sit this one out but please treat yourself by popping over to Paula’s blog. It’s one of my all-time favourites – her whimsical photography is such a treat to behold. I adored her post on pastel chalk – you’ll see what I mean about her photographic artistry. She’s a clever cookie, mum to the gorgeous Lily and a delightful person.
I was lucky enough to win Magnolia Square’s giveaway of Bronnie Masefrau’s new ‘Ideas book – be inspired as you transform your house into a home’. It’s a nifty little book, well styled and laid-out. A clever designer, Bronnie provides a host of different decorating and storage ideas for every room in the house with ideas and matching photos for inspiration. There are also sections for jotting down people’s contact details, websites you fancy and a ‘watch these bloggers’ section. I’d better start filling in some of your names there ☺. I particularly admire her concept of a ‘parents’ retreat’ – what a welcome haven that would be on Planet Baby! She also has a blog which showcases her latest finds and passions. I have a feeling this little book could inspire a few welcome changes on this planet…
My newfound fellow stationery fiend, Louise of Love Stationery, kindly passed on a Versatile Blogger award to me. She finds the niftiest and most stylish stationery treasures from all over the world. You can also find her shop here. As for #1 above, I’ll sit this award out but encourage you to visit her at her new blog, The Design Villa. She describes it as her ‘new home of professional graphic design, styling and photography services’. I was particularly smitten by her post ‘Collecting’ which had the following fabulous photo of some vintage stamps. Hmm, it’s about time I posted about my love of philately…
I then had the luck of winning an enormous giveaway from fellow Tasmanian blogger, Michelle, of Michelle Walker Designs. Michelle is a crafty girl who had an over-abundance of her fabric ‘stash’ which ended up on Planet Baby in the form of a huge, packed-to-the-brimful vintage pillow case of fabrics samples, scraps and haberdashery. Here are some of the pretties inside it. What about the cute blue buttons, too? You can find out more about Michelle’s many talents including a display of her artworks here.
Then sweet Courtney at Vintch came up with a fun idea for a giveaway which I lucky enough to win. She found the book ‘Love is a mix tape’ so enchanting, she decided to do a giveaway with a twist. Have any of you Planetarians read it?
So here’s the twist, set out on a card inside. Courtney, I’m going to paste it in so it doesn’t get lost, okay?
It’s such a sweet idea, don’t you think? I’m relieved Courtney hasn’t given me a timeframe to read it but has encouraged me to savour it. Once I’ve read it, I’ll have a little giveaway for you to allow the book to continue its global journey – okay? Courtney writes beautifully in her blog – you’ll enjoy reading it. She also has a delightful Etsy shop where she sells vintage clothing.
And that, sweet friends, is *only half* the blog love I’ve received lately. I’ll be back with Part 2 shortly! Doesn’t receiving such kindness from complete strangers really transform this bloggy caper into something altogether extraordinary and life-affirming? It never ceases to amaze me. Do share if any has flowed your way lately.