Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Me? Nominated for a Liebster Award? Read on....

Today's topic is a little different to the norm. Recently I was nominated for a Liebster Award by the lovely Claire Szabo (aka  I was so touched at this that I had to enter as it would be rude not too after being nominated and I hope I've not left it too late! This is also great for new bloggers like myself to try and put them on the blogging map! 

So to accept the award there are a few rules:
  • Each blogger should answer the questions the tagger has set for you.
  • Choose eleven new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) to pass the award on to and link them in your post.
  • Create eleven new questions for the chosen bloggers.
  • Comment on their page to tell them about the award.
  • Each blogger should post eleven random facts about themselves.
  • No Tag Backs!!!
So the questions I got asked are below...I thought these were great questions... 

1) If could sew an outfit for someone famous who would it be?

I think it would have to be Will Ferrell. I totally adore this man and think I am his number one fan! He is so flamboyant in all his films, I actually think he would be like that in real life. I would make him an orange and green stripped zoot suit with a cream frilly shirt – a bit like Tom is modelling below!

2) If your sewing machine could talk, what's the first thing you would ask it?

“Why do you work  smoothly one minute, then jam the next?"

3) Where is your most favourite place in the world?

London town... I love it so much! It has so much to offer and as the saying goes:

"Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford."
Samuel Johnson

Every time I go into town I see something new and it excites me so. The buildings, the people, the atmosphere, the smells, the hustle and bustle.... you can't experience this anywhere else in the World.

4) What's that one song that can make you feel better about a bad day?

'Frustration' by Soft Cell

5) How would your friends/loved ones describe you in five words?

Giving; Considerate; Truthful; Loyal; Stubborn

6) If you could go back to college what would you study?

Maths! I thought this as early on as the end of my first term at University…but stuck with what I was doing. I really enjoy maths and when I do maths in my current job it really makes me happy :)

7) The one thing you can't live without?

Tea...I'm totally addicted to tea. Betty's tearoom teabags are the best...I now don't take sugar anymore which is a big thing for me but now wonder why I had it in the first place.

8) It’s date night and 1985, who do you pick to go out with and why? Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estevez or Judd Nelson?

Andrew McCarthy...I was a massive St Elmo’s Fire fan and I used to swoon over him and Rob Lowe…. what a combination… I best stop or I may get arrested!

9) Who is your style icon?

I don’t have one! I’ve never really followed the crowd when it comes to styles… I went my own way and made lots of mistakes but looking back the mistakes are funny now. I love women who are confident in what they wear and more importantly enjoy wearing it!

10) You just got detention? What's the thing you most likely did to get in trouble?

Talking! This is a family trait and I could talk the hinds leg off a donkey! I was always at the back chit-chatting about something or other (usually boys) and was often sent out for being disruptive!

11) You're playing spin the bottle. Who DON'T you want it to land on? 

Chris de Burgh

So my questions my chosen blogger nominees are...

1) If you held a fancy dress party what would it be?
2) Swimming costume or bikini?
3) Tea or coffee?
4) Tattoos or no tattoos?
5) What was/ is your favourite toy and why?
6) What is your favourite sewing tool (excluding sewing machines and overlockers)?
7) Thong or knickers?
8) If you were to do a burlesque act what would be your song to dance to and why?
9) Which series is the best series of Star Trek?
10) Flats or heels?
11)You can star in any movie you choose… who and why?

Now the bit you've all been waiting for... the 11 facts about moi!

In 1997, I went on the Kilroy show with my Mum. At the time I thought a perm and a see-through lace top and black bra was a good idea….looking back this was not a wise choice!
I love Will Ferrell! I just love everything about him – especially as he always strips and sings in his movies :)

I’ve always wanted to work in a pet shop! It sounds random but I’d love it! I love all animals and I’d have the added bonus of looking after them and get paid for the privilege!

I had only been to London four times before I moved here… once as Brownie in 1989, once to visit friends in 2003, as a birthday surprise in 2005 and the final time to find a flat in 2005! I now can’t imagine living anywhere else!
I’m a secret trekkie…well not so secret now! Original Series and Next Gen are definitely the best… I do like Riker (only with the beard)….

I’m nuts… no as in allergic to nuts. I’m allergic to all tree nuts! That doesn’t include peanuts as they’re legumes.

I failed GCSE textiles….and now I’m a stitching enthusiast who has totally caught the sewing bug! I hated textiles at school… I think it had something to do with the teacher… such a shame as I would have a few years of experience under by sewing machine now.

I’m obsessed with the weather… I have five apps on my phone and always go with the best prediction – however this year is proving hard to find decent weather on any app!
I have a pet guinea pig! His name is Mr Black and he has a double bedroom as his house. He is so adorable and his favourite food is cucumber. He was in the monthly guinea-pig magazine….claim to fame.

I detest horror movies... all things horror... especially zombies. '28 days later' totally freaked me out and it just gives me the creeps. 

I epilate... stuff waxing and shaving... epilate all the way. I ain't gonna lie, it does hurt, but now all the pain has been worth it!

And now my nominees...
1) Betty Blues Loungerie - a super sexy blog! This lady makes amazing 1950s lounge wear! It's gorgeous and I'm saving up for some. I hope she visits London again soon.

2) Handmade Jane - this blog is excellent for sewing beginners and have followed the wash bag tutorial. A great blog to help on your sewing journey.

3) We'll Meet Again - Great read on all things vintage!

4) Countdown to a Vintage Wedding - I love reading this blog about how she is organising her wedding! I can't wait for the next installment. I also think she is fabulous x

5) Incendiary Blonde - The passion in this blog just oozes out of the page - great read from a very talented lady!

6) 101 Reasons why I'm single   - This girl is super and her tweets and blogs brighten up my day!

7) Pintucks and Peplums - Although this blog is a little out of date, I still love the photos and what it has to say.

8) A Brighton Belle - A fabulous vintage read

9) Sparkly SuperNova - A blog on a mixture of things - well written and well presented. Great twitterer too!

10) Sew Retro Rose - A lovely blog on all things vintage and sewing... what a great combo!

11) Quiet Vintage Sewing - Again, another great read for all things sewing and vintage!
So that's it! I hope you've enjoyed this little trip into my world. I look forward in anticipation to what my nominees have to say and hopefully I could be a winner!

Happy Liebster Awards x

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much, that's so kind of you. And I'm delighted to hear that you followed the wash bag tutorial! x