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Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Liebster Blog Award

I couldn't be happier to say that I have been nominated for the Liebster blog award by Lady D at A Stitch in Time and Space.  Thank you!  I am  so honored.

I feel very 'Sally Field Getting an Oscar'.  I can't believe I have a reader and... YOU LIKE ME! It is all too exciting for me since I only really started sewing about a year ago and there are so many very good  blogs out there.

The award is given to bloggers from bloggers.  Here are the rules:
If you are given the award:
1. Link and follow the blogger who awarded you.
2. Blog about the award.
3. Give the award to 5 other bloggers, preferably with less than 200 followers.
4. Answer the 11 questions we ask and give 11 of your own to the bloggers you award

Without further ado, here are my answers to the questions given to me.
What is your best vintage (or vintage inspired)/retro/antique find?
I have a magenta silk scarf from the 30's that was my grandmother's.  I rarely wear it, but it is my favorite.

Do you dance? What style/genre and why?
When I do dance (rarely), I like something with steps, like a swing dance or a latin salsa.

What decade suits you most and why?
For dresses, it is all about the 50's for me.  The dresses are so figure-flattering!

Do you wear vintage/retro/historical for work or play?
Just play, I am afraid.  I have an office job and the petticoats, heels and rockabilly eyeliner would be out of place.  Which is too bad, I say.

Do you prefer vintage, retro, historical, reproduction, steampunk or a mix?
I like retro and vintage.  I love that the big pattern-makers are re-releasing some older patterns. I like thinking about all of the women who wore and loved the same dress pattern before me.

If you could meet any 3 people from the past who would it be and why?
Leonardo DaVinci because he was apparently not only brilliant but quite charming and funny with a huge slacker streak.  I could hang while he was slacking, for sure.   Second, my great-great-grandmother because apparently she was sharp-witted with a feisty sense of humor.  When there was a lack of money for toys, she taught my grandmother how to tan a mouse pelt to make a tiny fur coat for her doll.  It was my grandma's idea (when she was 5), but still, guiding her through doing it was pretty cool.  Finally, I know this isn't the past at all, but I'd really like to meet Oprah. 

What is your all time favorite vintage music track and why?
I am afraid I don't really listen to vintage music.  

If you could be anyone from history who would you be and why?
That is a tough one! If it is from history, I'd probably choose a man because historically speaking,  until recently being a woman really, really blew. 

What colour clothing is the majority of your wardrobe made up of?
My favorite color to wear is black.  But since I want to avoid looking like a Johnny Cash impersonator, I make an effort to buy different colors.  Lately I have purchased a lot of red fabric, so I guess it will be red soon.

What is your fave fabric to sew/wear?
I like a stretch cotton/lycra blend.  It is thick enough to use for suiting, but stretchy enough to sew tight fitting dresses... and still breathe.  Also, it holds things in a bit because I don't generally like bothering with corsets.

What is your top 3 places to get fabric and notions from?
I like going to a place called SAS in Phoenix.  It is sometimes irregular fabric, but when I was just learning to sew, I didn't want to waste a lot of money for stuff that might not turn out.  They also have very cheap zippers and thread. Second, there is an upholstery place called Home Fabrics that often has great prices on stuff that can be used as apparel fabric. And since I'd love to start sewing purses, it will be a great resource.  And I hate to admit it, but I sometimes go to WalMart.  I swing by and look at the clearance bin and have found $1.00 a yard stuff that I like.  I have learned to stay away from the quilting fabric, no matter how tempting it looks. When I find something, I usually buy the whole bolt.  Their bolts have under 12 yards.... that isn't a lot of money for a load of fabric.

Here are my questions for my nominees:
1. What is your favorite project that you have made?
2. What was the most frustrating project you have tackled?
3.What kinds of crafts do you do?
4. Where do you go for craft supplies? 
5. What is your favorite fabric to work with?
6. How big is your fabric stash and do you have specific plans for all of it?  Some of it?
7. How many patterns are on your "to sew" list?
8. Do you sew/craft for yourself or for other people more often?
9. Do you sell your items? 
10. How did you learn to sew?
11. What is your next project?

I nominate:


  1. WOWWIE! This was great news to wake up to =) thank you so much for nominating me. also, Congrats on receiving it yourself as well!

    1. Thanks! I was really flattered. I enjoy your blog and can't wait to see your blog post about it. Good luck on your finals!

  2. Oh, how incredibly sweet of you!! What a pleasant surprise :) Thanks so much, Cherie!

  3. Glad I made your day. :)
    Its nice to pass it on to people who give such a posative reaction.


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