Saturday, May 1, 2010

I Won...!

I thought it would be fun to do a double post about winners on this first day of May! 

First, I want to announce the blog awards so generously bestowed upon me by some of the nicest bloggers in blogosphere over the past several months:

From Tracey, at I'm Just Your Average Mom


 From Emma, at Mimi and Tilly

From Jessica, at Chronically Vintage

From Amanda at Sew Wonderful, So You

You all are so sweet! I'm really always really touched and delighted to know how much you all enjoy this blog.  Thank you.  Please check out their wonderful blogs too!

Those of you who have been reading from the early days of Serendipity Handmade know that I drag my feet a little in announcing awards because they often come with so many requirements.  Well, I'm going to be a bit of a rebel this time!  Instead of writing another long list of things about me (and after having read three such lists I'm sure another will just bore you)  I'm just going to tell you just one more little tidbit about me:

After I began learning to sew I decided to get a part-time summer job at a local fabric store.  I learned quite a bit about different types of fabric and really enjoyed the work, though at times it was exhausting from hefting those fabric bolts.

Now that I'm on the other side of the fabric counter I remember fantasizing about allowing a few of the regular sewists cut their own fabric off of the bolt as they were sometimes a bit hard to please about the accuracy of the measurement or how sharp the scissors were.  So please remember to be extra-nice to employees at the cutting table (after all, they have sharp scissors in their hands!) because it's a tiring job.

Finally, let me show you what I am grateful to have received in a blog giveaway from Pretty Damn Cute on Etsy:

Black 1950s evening bag by After-Five

I REALLY wanted it, as I have been on the lookout for a new (or new-to-me) evening bag.  I've even been designing a casual crocheted evening bag (no, I'm not even near finished).  But I'm so glad I have this more formal and sophisticated clutch, with its little clear and black rhinestones on the hardware. I especially like the darling attached change purse too!

Have a great weekend, everyone, and I'll see you back here on Monday!


  1. Congratulations on your lovely award! And thanks for sharing a little tidbit about yourself. :) Theresa

  2. I love how the old clutches had the change purse attached. My mother had many of these. This one is gorgeous. Great find.


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