Sunday, April 15, 2007

And the award goes to... moi!

I've given up hope of any form of 'services to motherhood' award (although I may earn a mom-scout badge or two - go and look) but when Jojo gave out these badges, I knew that was one award which had my name written all over it.





And how do I know I deserve one?

Well, that'd be the small matter of:

1. Tardyness in acknowledging goodie parcels

From Tasha - lovely apples and pears fabric in 3 colourways in a little fabric swapette we had going on.



From Paper and String - a gnome-a-licious mini-bag.



I have now won 3 giveaways over at her site (the latest being a name the monkey thing - meet Mustapha Monkey) and if you must-av-one go see her etsy shop.




I need to stop entering giveaways over there, because it's getting embarrassing, but you should go and try your luck.


And to complete the hat-trick, a wonderful parcel from Maxine at Noodles and Doodles, full of the most lovely Easter booty. I can't show you it all because:: you'll be too envious : we've eaten a lot of it : some of the photos didn't come out quite as planned. But look at the amazing twill tape.



And our egg-eating accessories. Don't you need to wear a brooch that co-ordinates with your egg cosy?



2. Uncompleted give-aways
This one is blatant fraud. I hosted a give-away without organizing the package first. Cardinal sin of craft-blogging. My excuse was I could then tailor the contents to the recipient, but instead of doing that promptly, I went shopping. I'm sorry Zoe, next week I promise. And in my own defence, I did find a cute t-shirt.



3. Uncompleted projects.
The trim on my Amy Butler lounge pants, the Spring Bag I promised my mother and have not yet begun, the new kids learn to knit book I have yet to crack the spine of. I need to stop now, because the irony of writing a post about it when I could be achieving some of it is not totally lost on me!

Any guilt you feel the need to offload this sunny Sunday?

18 comments:

kirsty said...

How about the Gold-Plated Guilt (or should that now be "Gilt") that I have for NOT YET POSTING ALI'S PARCEL!!!
Today is Post Office Day :D

jojo* said...

You just reminded me of some other things to feel guilty about. I haven't sent in my package yet for the button swap!!! Ack! Also, I'm extremely late on the fat quarter challenge.

Sarah said...

Oh, I fell in love with a tote bag that used a green version of that fabric, so I might just have to nip out to DP and see if I can nab a t-shirt (the last t-shirt of theirs I fell in love with I couldn't get anywhere, so I'll have to move fast!)

Sweet Treat said...

Heh! Heh! I love this... I think the shopping trip was soooo worth it...love the t-shirt!

Violet & Rose said...

Love the guilty blogger logo! And so many goodies too.

Erin said...

I saw your comment on Stardust Shoes and had to check out what you were guilty of. I think all woman suffer from some form of guilt! Thanks for sharing. Cheers!

Carmen said...

This post is a funny one. I'm always trying to play catch up too. And that shirt absolutely rocks!

Zoe said...

hey, cool t Ali! and don't worry...i didn't even know i'd entered the giveaway hehehe!!!

Angel Jem said...

No guilt. Gave it up when I decided I was just a bad mother & guilt made me feel worse. (I think that was when ignored the pleas to play one day in favour of a really good book.

dee said...

I don't have any blogger guilt as I put it off very often but I do feel guilty this morning that I didn't brush my sons' teethies after breakfast. Not because I forgot or was running late, but just plain lazyness...I will brush well tonight. promise. Your guilt at least does not included cavities!

Louise said...

Wow Ali, haven't you received some lovely goodies. I am really loving all the owl patterns around and your tshirt is a gorgeous example.

samantha said...

I spend a lot of time in therapy for my guilt issues, so I would need one of those logo's, but no guilt about the shopping, especially when you score such a cute t shirt.

Amy said...

That is a cute shirt..and I'm afraid I must be quilty too because my incomplete project list is HUGE! Just found your blog, I will visit again :)

Catrina said...

Love that tee!

nuttnbunny said...

My favorite line is "pack your bags, you're going on a guilt trip" :-)

You're really busy!!!!

lindiepindie said...

Boy, you ARE guilty! :o) But so am I and you didn't even mention the un-blog-related stuff!

I gotta get me some of those ice cream sandwich presses. My boys would love those for their birthdays. They seem to like cookies and ice cream better than cake anyway.

cherry menlove said...

I have a list of 'havent done even though they are urgent' myself. Well done on accepting your award with such brazeness (sp). Nothing more attractive than honesty!

Love Cherry xx

weirdbunny said...

I do organised a give away without making the gift first ! Now it's a case of uhumm I've got the winner what shall I do for the prize ... You know haow one week then rolls in to two that rolls into, you get my drfit !