Healing Handcrafting

exploring process and healing through fiber arts and handcrafting

A Sweet Surprise~ The Creative Blogger Award Nomination That Made My Day


I was so incredibly pleasantly surprised to see in my email a notice that my little blog here had been nominated by another wonderful blogger, Mrs Craft of Craft and Other Crazy Plans for the Creative Blogger Award! You know, it’s really quite a lovely feeling to learn that someone reads my words, looks at my pictures and thinks that they’re cool! It’s also wonderful to have the chance to share the blogs that I love to read and look at for inspiration, information and simply because they are fabulous! So, I’ll get to that below!

This is especially tender for me because I am actively working on a “healing” piece. With heartbreaking world events, a busy life, transitioning to summer break with my children, and experiencing a bit of grief of the personal and existential sort, I needed to begin a piece I’ve been thinking about for a while. I’m using my large Majacraft Circular Loom and making a sitting rug. It will be textured and smooth, soft and hard, mostly in a beige/off-white/cream color palette. Peaceful. Natural. Cloud-like. Quiet. I want something to call my own, my little space that invites touch and that reflects the complicated aspects of life, but in dulled down color. I need that space and am making it for myself.


Part of being nominated for this sweet award includes the act of sharing five things about myself, so here it goes:

  1. I am absolutely fascinated by ancestral history, and believe that as I age, I will spend more and more time pursuing information about all of the people who came before me in my family. I wonder about them. I thank them for surviving, because without them, I wouldn’t be here.
  2. If I could go back in time, I would not quit creative writing in college. I would pursue that interest with more devotion and more discipline. That regret is fueling my urge to write, and my discipline now.
  3. I hope to join the Peace Corps one day, even if I can’t until I’m an “old” woman. This woman inspired me not to let my mind succumb to antiquated and stereotyped images of aging.
  4. I love to run, workout and be strong, and have found this love later in my life.
  5. I used to live in Florida and I really, really love and miss the Gulf of Mexico. I also love the Atlantic and spent a lot of time at the Jersey Shore when I lived in NJ as a youngin’. There is something magically wonderful about salt water and all of the life it supports, and I hope to get to hang out by the sea a lot more in the coming years.

And here are my nominations:

  1. I Accidentally Ate the Whole Thing
  2. Begin to Believe
  3. Healing Tree Farm
  4. Mulch and More Crafts
  5. Fibery Goodness
  6. Two Hands Healing and Creative Arts
  7. Violet’s Vegan e-Comics
  8. art does matter
  9. The Archivist Cooks
  10. Ingrid Art Studio Blog
  11. alexand knits
  12. Love Those “Hands at Home”
  13. Story Skeins
  14. Crochet Thread
  15. Spin a Yarn

The above blogs are ones I love to follow and check in on. They all have inspired me, not just in the crafting way, but in the living life artistically kind of way. I hope you check them out.

Here are the rules for the bloggers I’ve nominated. I hope you all enjoy participating in whatever capacity you choose.

  1. Nominate 15-20 bloggers and add their links.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  3. Share five facts about yourself.
  4. Notify the bloggers you included.
  5. Keep the rules in your post.

Thank you again, Karen (Mrs. Craft) for nominating me. This was really fun!

~ Bradie


Author: healinghandcrafting

I am a psychologist and a fiber enthusiast. I have a deep interest in the healing effects of handcrafting, and its place in our common histories.

8 thoughts on “A Sweet Surprise~ The Creative Blogger Award Nomination That Made My Day

  1. Those were all very interesting things to learn about you. I love reading your posts because you clearly put so much thought and reflection into your writing. Sometimes I have to wait until I’m in a “reading mood” before delving in. I think that’s a sign that there’s real substance to your posts, which is sadly missing from so much of the writing we take in on a daily basis. Thank you!

    Thanks also for the nomination! I have a bunch of new blogs to check out, too!

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  2. I love the look of the new sitting rug you’re making – it already looks peaceful. Thanks for sharing about yourself – especially the bit about the woman who inspired you not to let age stop you from living life to the full. I clicked on the link to her and felt equally inspired. Thank you for also nominating us for this award – we are really thrilled 😀

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  3. What a wonderful post! I’ve just found your blog and look forward to reading more. I saw your comment on a post over at Spin A Yarn. Thank you for linking to the story about Alice Carter. She sounds like someone well worth emulating. 🙂

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  4. Bradie, I love that you are making something for you, for the joy of making it! I get so caught up in the practical and the planned that I lose track of making for its own sake sometimes! Thanks for the links to new blogs to check out (and for including mine, as one you enjoy!)


  5. So glad you joined in! I hope your project brings you all that you want it to. 😊


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