I am very excited and privileged to be amongst such generous and inspiring company. Over the last few months, I have won several giveaways, received some gifts AND have also been honoured with some awards. I wanted to post the ‘goods’ with a link to all those who were so kind as to offer up gifts and bestow awards. I am humbled by your fabulous, creative company. So…Thank You.
GIFTS and GIVEAWAY WINS
- A lovely rayon/linen blend ecru coloured fabric with matching thread and buttons and a McCalls summer top pattern from Dale at Finished Threads
- A very beautiful and different Vogue coat pattern from Mari at Disparate Disciplines
- A cute and ’70s looking poufy sleeved Simplicity Dress pattern from Denise at Dottie Doodle
- Fun retro top and shorts Simplicity Pattern, Project Runway Blouse Pattern and a luxurious brown silky satin stretch fabric from Kristin at Sew Classic
- A small piece of very cute Yoshiko Jinzenji fabric and an Amy Butler pillow pattern from Kerry at VeryKerryBerry
- A retro, frilly ’70’s blouse pattern from Carmen at Carmencitab
- A vintage sewing book on CD: Practical Dress Design – principles of fitting and pattern making. Author, Mabel Deane Erwin. From Deborah at GraceDressmaking
- Lovely winter weight plaid fabric and a whole slew of notions to match from Gillian over at Gilly Makes
Thank you so much everybody! Cannot wait to sew up some fabulousness with these lovely items.
- Very Inspiring Blogger Award: Bestowed on me by the experienced and always helpful, Brooke at CustomStyle She’s always ‘game’ for answering my questions or some wonderful sewcialist chat on Twitter. Her blog is rife with sewing information.
I was blessed to have received the Leibster Award by four (FOUR!!) extremely fantastic and talented bloggers. This award requires that you answer 11 questions given to you by the presenter. For purposes of brevity, I have opted to answer 3 of each person’s questions.
I did not make any nominations as I was recently nominated for 3 blog awards here and nominated some wonderful folks at that time.
- Sarah at Sarahmshultz. Sarah hosts some fun blogging parties on her blog and is also adept at organizing as well as sewing.
1. What made you start blogging? My new-found love for sewing and my desire to record my journey and be able to interact with others.
2. If there were to be a zombie apocalypse, what would be your weapon of choice? My wits.
3. Do you actually have that weapon easily accessible? Sometimes, depends on the day :P.
- Cherry Pix from Cherry Pix. She makes some super fabulous things for her cat, including a matching mom and cat outfit! Kitty is already in love with her. She has also made some simply lovely garments and her blog is so much fun to read.
1. What is your number-one favourite sewing gadget? My rulers. I have many, different styles, lengths, curves, squares, triangles, metric, inches, see-thru. Bliss! Going to do a blogpost on them in the future.
2. Are you a pattern tracer or a pattern cutter? I trace, trace, trace. Often while utilizing my rulers. 🙂
3. Which of your own sewing creations are you most pleased with? My Ikea Butterick 5285 Skirt.
- Amber at Miss Parayim. Amber makes beautiful outfits and may, indeed have a fabric fetish. (Don’t we all?) She always seems to find JUST the right fabric for JUST the right outfit. Note to self: I must go fabric shopping with her one day!
1. What kind of machine do you use? A Janome My Lock overlocker / serger and currently borrowing my mum’s Kenmore sewing machine. I’m in the market for a new sewing machine. Any opinions or advice would be much appreciated, feel free to comment!
2. What inspires you? A fantastic book or a terrific song with lyrics that amaze. A spectacular warm, sunny day by the water. Selflessness in others. And, the underdog. Always, the underdog.
3. What do you want to make next? Summer dresses! A long, flowy halter style made of silk and a shift dress made with cotton.
- Kacie at Thimble and Cork. Kacie calls herself a beginner sewist, but I don’t think she can be! She must be practicing on the fly, when she is supposed to be sleeping because her stuff is top-quality. She also has the kindest things to say to my Twitter posts.
1. Do you do most of your fabric shopping in local stores or online? Local stores. I have only just VERY recently (this week) ordered my very first ever mail-order purchase!! There is likely to be more of that. I was warned…
2. Which new sewing skill are you most excited to learn or perfect? Tailoring and altering clothes and patterns to fit properly.
3. Is there a movie or TV show that you think has particularly inspiring costumes? Well, my answer is not theatrical and dramatic nor overly technically complex, but, for outfits that I would actually wear, I rather like Mary and Rhoda’s wardrobe on the Mary Tyler Moore show. And, it hasn’t opened yet, but I’m fairly confident that The Great Gatsby is going to have some stunners.