Thanks Alison from AMIdesigns! A fantastic jewellery designer with a rather nice blog herself…

Alison has awarded me a blog award:

The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity & creativity inspires others in the blog world.
The rules for accepting this award are:-

Put the logo on your blog or within your post.
Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.
Link the nominees within your post.
Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

It’s a great opportunity to have a think about which blogs I follow that really inspire me creatively or are  a great and interesting read. I’ve decided to award mine to these 12 fab blogs, be sure to check them out: 

Hannah Nunn  – succinct, inspiring, the ultimate crafter’s delight
Insomniac Mummy – wonderful intelligent writing, and still amusing whilst parenting drives us mental!
Dustjacket Attic – oh my, what wonders I behold! 
Artmind – truly, this blog comes from an art mind, so beautiful, succinct, interesting
fleurfatale – beauty, art, crafting, with a wonderful feel
Glamoursleuth – no nonsense advice, great intelligent summing up of what’s going on out there
Quernus Crafts – busy full blog that works really well, and is so darned CUTE
Sally Wag – Sally has a great take on life, and don’t believe what she says about the ‘inspiration’
S and O Productions – great looking, interesting read, approachable, fun
The KitschenSink Journal – love Rowan’s work, and her outlook, a crafting bud!
Cuteable – Lynsey is a full time mum, yet she does this everyday – how? it’s brill!
UNDER THE ROOT – wow!  slightly subversive and dark in the most wonderous and beautiful way

Rachel x

Rachel Lucie Johns

Hi! I'm Rachel, a jewellery designer-maker & nature photographer. My work is inspired by the gorgeous countryside around West Yorkshire & Art Deco design. This blog is where I share my creative life and inspiration. find out more ...


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    Quernus Crafts

    22nd January 2010

    Thanks so much for awarding my blog a Sunshine Award, Rachel – very much appreciated! It was a lovely surprise to come back to after my trip to the States! Will post a thank you on my blog, together with my nominated blogs, over the weekend!

    Kirsten x

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    17th January 2010

    you're welcome, I'll be interested to see who you nominate.

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    S and O

    16th January 2010

    THANKS so much for the award!!!!
    you are too sweet!!!!
    We will be sure to pass it out soon on S and O:)

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    Insomniac Mummy

    15th January 2010

    Ah! Thank you Rachel! Very lovely of you indeed.

    I shall have a think about who to pass it on to.



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    14th January 2010

    Hey Rachel, thanks so much for passing on the award to me & for your lovely words about my blog! *blushes* You're so sweet! :)

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    14th January 2010

    Sally – d'oh, knew that came out wrong! not giving backhanded compliment, trying to say 'don't believe what she says about no hard work'

    Rowan, dustjacket, you are welcome!

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    Dustjacket Attic

    14th January 2010

    Thank you So much for your comment and this totally lovely award. Really honoured darling.

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    Rowan | KitschenSink

    14th January 2010

    Ta very much, I'll try and do this at dinner time :D xx

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    sally boyle

    14th January 2010

    what you mean 'bout inspiration, huh? I am inspired by everything, me!: expense scandals, financial meltdown, health scares – you name it! I'm inspired!

    ps. only kidding! thanks rachel. u r the best.