Monday, March 25, 2013

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I have very recently been awarded the lovely "Very Inspiring Blogger" Award from my friend Lauren over at American Duchess.
It was a very kind thing for her to do and I am very thankful for the recognition! This is my first ever blog award!!!

To accept the award, one must:
1. Display the award and link back to the person who nominated you.
2. State 7 facts about yourself.
3. Nominate 15 bloggers for the award.
4. Notify the winners.

Seven facts about myself:
1. I have pet rats, yes they make me feel like Cinderella when I sew :)
2. When I get old I want to be a crazy cat lady 
3. I could live on pickles and olives alone
4. I love the outdoors: camping, hiking, etc
5. I have a 6ft long tattoo, no I'm only 5'5"
6. I love to read trashy historical romance novels
7. And I'm not on Facebook, and I can't see that ever changing 

And last but not least 15 blogs that I compulsively follow, ahem, I mean I simply love:

1. The Dreamstress: because her Historical Sew Fortnightly challenge keeps me going strong from one project to the next.

2. Kitty Calash: great perspective on 18th century reenacting.

3. Mira at Mouse Borg Designs: the most intrepid and extraordinary young seamstress and artist I know.

4. Ginger from Scene in the past: great vintage and more.

5.Isabella at All the Pretty Dresses: is a great resource for extant gowns.

6. Lauren at Wearing History: always makes the most remarkable things!

7. Jen from Festive Attire: creator of the curtain along project, and other great work.

8. Beth at V is for Vintage: this girl has vintage down and her blog is all about the look and the dancing!

9. Two Nerdy History Girls: they cover my guilty pleasure and my costume hobby.check out the sunday breakfast links.

10. Solanah at Vixen Vintage: her blog is beautiful and not just for her great look but her photographs are like art.

11. Hallie of At the Sign of the Golden Scissors: great tips and tutorials, she even has patterns now.

12. Vintage Visions: is a great blog full of reference and historical notes.

13. Jennifer at Historical Sewing: more then just a blog she is fountain of knowledge and a life raft in a sea of obscure historical sewing.

14. Caroline at Dressed in Time: always has the neatest projects.

15. The Aristocrat: amazing, nuff said.

And off I go to pass off the nominations and continue the journey of this award :)


  1. :-) Thank you! I love olives and pickles as well. Facebook is the bane of my existence (in the real world, I'm a computer security "expert"). And you need to see my Vardo for camping - it's a travel trailer but done in the Tudor style.

    1. A Tudor style travel trailer I just can't even imagine but it sounds like too much fun!! :)

  2. Thank you! I agree with you and Isabella, pickles and olives are delicious and Facebook is pure evil.
    Being a crazy cat lady sounds like lots of fun too. How would the cats get along with your rats?

    1. Mouse Borg. I like to refer to Facebook as "the yawning abyss of banality"(TM). It's my own creation, but you all can use it. I regularly observe what floats through your mother's facebook account, and I can honestly say that I have never seen a single thing of substance from any of her 250 odd friends. Most of it gives "drivel" a bad name. Another alarming statistic is that facebook is a major factor in 1/3 of all divorces (article in UK paper, the Daily Mail). Lots of badness in that.