Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Blogger Award

You guys spoil me!  I have received two beautiful blogger awards (I think I received three--but I can't remember where I saw the last one--sorry)!  One from Steph at 3 Hours Past the Edge of the World and one from Sherry from Pattern, Scissors, Cloth.  Thank you both!

As part of the award, I get to tell you 10 interesting things about me:

1. I love cats.  Though I don't currently have one--I am looking forward to the day when I get to come home and have a kitten waiting for me!

2. David and I love the Lord of the Rings!  In fact, our wedding bands were designed by David and represent the two trees from the Silmarillion.  Here is the sketch:

One tree is silver, the other is gold.  One blooms during the day, the other at night--but they give light to each other. sweet is that?

3. I am currently in the process of switching jobs and I am super excited for my new job which will start in October! For a congratulations gift, David got me this AWESOME hat (see number 1 above):

How awesome is this knit hat?  I can't wait to wear it!

4. I love the year 1940 for fashion. I think you all already know how much I love the late 30's/early 40's in terms of fashion.  Here's a lovely pattern from that time period which encompasses everything I love about the year 1940 (gathers, great waist detail, wonderful sleeves, interesting collars, nice length, and very feminine yet sophisticated):

5. I used to be a part of the NY Jedi.  The NY Jedi are a group of people that meet up in NYC to do stage combat with light sabers.  It's loads of fun.  David and I both have light sabers, that we, ahem, brought with us to Scotland.  We dress up as characters (I am Sith and he is a Jedi):

(though I have the jedi lightsaber in this photo :-)

6. I am allergic to leather. Actually I am allergic to the heavy metals they use to tan leather (chromium).  I'm also allergic to nickel and cobalt.  As my allergist advised "wear cheap shoes and expensive jewlery".

7. When I was little, I used to collect paper dolls.  I loved paper dolls.  Especially the ones that had the hollywood starlets!

8. Now, I collect vintage patterns. I think I am finally admitting to myself that I will not make it through my stack of patterns in the next couple of years, which means I am collecting at this point!

9. I have naturally curly hair. Which means when I do pin curls, my hair gets really curly.  Here is a pin curl set all styled up:

Here is my hair after brushing it out (giggle):
(I don't know why my time period isn't disco--I think I could rock that look! hehehe)

10. I never thought I would be a blogger.  If you asked me a year ago if I would be blogging weekly, I would have just laughed at you.  I have a hard enough time answering emails, let alone collecting my thoughts to share with the blogosphere.  But that is before I really got into vintage sewing!  Through blogging I have met a group of wonderful people and I truly enjoy posting projects, seeing everyone else's projects and interacting via blogging.  Thanks everyone for making it such an enjoyable journey!

Now, I get to tag five other bloggers for the beautiful blogger award!  It's really hard because I follow a lot of amazing blogs.  But here I go....I nominate the following lovely bloggers for the Beautiful Blogger Award:

-Lisette over at What Would Nancy Drew Wear
-Charlotte at Tuppence Ha'penny
-The Ingenious Indigenous over at Kyla con Styla's Bitchery Stitcher Blog
-Superheidi at the Swing of Things
-Rosy at Sewingadicta


  1. Aww... glad you joined the blogging community! x

  2. That cat hat is so fab in a cute and funny way!
    Whoo, seeing my blog awarded made me shriek. I'm so flattered and will post on it soon. Thank you.

  3. OK, I love everything! Your wedding rings are absolutely stunning (fellow LOTR geek here!), the cat!, and love, love your lightsaber!

  4. I´m very impressed you remembered me, Thanks!!
    Althought you´re very, very funny.... and amazing!
    I will be very difficult to overcame that!
    I´ll post soon. Thanks again, is the first time I receive an award, I´m very excited!

  5. I love the cat hat - it is adorable! And your hair in the last picture almost looks like Princess Leia buns - love the lightsaber!


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