make my day award

One of my most favorite bloggers, birdie from dear ada, surprised me with a "make my day award" a few days ago. I was really flattered! Dear ada has opened my eyes to some of the most beautiful works of art I've seen and I always get excited when I see what she's posted. THANKS BIRDIE!

So now I get to pick 5 blogs that make my day. I have bookmarks upon bookmarks of artist blogs and "decor fun" blogs saved so it was kind of difficult to pick only 5. I decided to stick to primarily individual artist blogs (I threw one "decor fun" blog in there for good measure), and I chose ones whose work always makes me smile when I see it. So here are the rules:

1. Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make your day.
2. Acknowledge the post of the award giver.
3. Tell the award winners that they've won by commenting on their blogs.

1: Sian Keegan. Sian is a textile and surface designer. I love her patterns that you can see on her website. She also makes some fantastic plush items, which include bundles of scallions.

2: while she naps. Abby Glassenberg is a soft sculpture artist who makes the absolute most beautiful birds I've ever seen. I drool drool drool everytime I click over to her blog.

3: cha cha. I'm pretty much in love with these handbags. I would love to design bags one day and it's always really inspiring to see a great hand crafted bag. Cha cha bags are sleek and beautiful and I love the details and colors in the designs.

4: modish. Here is one of my favorite what I call "decor fun" blogs. To me that basically means a blog that shows other people's work and just great things that are out in the world, whether it be house decor, crafts, or design. The modish blog, run by Jena Coray, focuses on beautiful handmade goods. You'll find a plethora of fun here for sure.

5: an open [sketch]book. This blog shows the sketches of Suzanne Buchanan. It is one of the first blogs that I ever visited and I'm just in love with her drawings. Every time I'm here I just want to drop everything and start sketching the world around me.


  1. Thanks so much Alyssa. I feel so honored...especially to be listed among such great talents!

    I love your new little mice and your tile!!!! Wow, I wish a class like this was offered near me. I hope you'll be selling some of these on your Etsy shop in the future too.

  2. Yove won a "youmakemyday" award!!
    again =]


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