I've only just clocked that Rachel from 'Is It Fitting?' has nominated me for a Liebster! I'm so flattered I actually blushed when I found out. Thanks Rachel!
Funnily enough Rachel's post which nominates me starts with a thought about apologising (or not) for the occasional unplanned blogging break. Although I agree it's somehow weird to apologise when you're only really holding yourself up to your own standards, I have to confess I feel a bit daft not having seen the nomination 'til now, because I haven't managed to post for a couple of weeks...! Plus I'm gutted not to have finished anything in time to catch the glorious cherry blossom in any 'handmade update' photos. Oh well- I will have finished my Sew La-Di-Da Sweetheart Dress soon, hopefully!
My blog is for me primarily a record of my creative output, and hopefully a means of meeting other likeminded people. I've only been blogging for a few months and still quite a slow sewist so I'm not the most prolific blogger, as I usually only post once something is finished (and when I can get someone to take a decent photo) but it's nice to know that some people enjoy reading what I do manage to put out there! I certainly enjoy seeing other people's projects and finding out about the new patterns out there- and getting inspired by the amazing pattern hacks that people come up with.
Anyway, to the Liebsters... As far as I understand from seeing them doing the rounds on other people's blogs they're a way of showing appreciation for lesser-known bloggers by nominating people whose blogs you admire and getting them to answer a set of questions. The folks you nominate then have to carry on the process and shine the spotlight on other new and lesser-known bloggers that they appreciate. Lesser-known means 200 or fewer followers- I'm also using Bloglovin's stats so please don't be offended if your blog is mentioned and you have more followers than I've given you credit for! I've not been blogging for long so am still discovering blogs to read, and this Liebster thing is proving very useful in finding them actually.
I'm following Rachel's Liebster template here by nominating 11 bloggers, giving 11 facts about myself and setting 11 questions for my nominees.
First off, here are my answers to Rachel's questions:
Who do I nominate?
Foxgloves and Thimbles
Disaster in A Dress
The DIY Fox
Nominees, here are your questions...
1. What's your favourite pattern?
2. What's your biggest sewing challenge?
3. Who is your style icon?
4. Who's your favourite fashion designer?
5. What other creative/ crafty hobbies do you have?
6. What's your guilty reading/ watching/ listening pleasure?
7. What is your favourite painting?
8. Would you rather sky dive or scuba dive?
9. Do you have a piece of clothing (handmade or otherwise) that brings you really good memories/ giggles?
10. What's your funniest/ cringiest wardrobe malfunction?
11. If you could travel through time, which time period would you most like to visit?
Well, I think that's quite enough from me for now. Thanks again Rachel for the nomination, and I find out lots of new bloggers to follow branching off from my nominees!
Until next time,