Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Liebster Blog Award

Oh, my!  I have been nominated (again) for a Liebster Blog Award!  This time it is from Ashley at one of my fave blogs Craft Sanctuary.  She has a lot of the same sewing sensibilities as me so of course I read her stuff all the time!  So last time I was nominated I didn't exactly do it right and abide by the rules.  This time I shall and even officially nominate some really great blogs!

The Liebster Blog Award Rules:
  • Nominees must link back to the blogger who awarded them
  • Write 11 random facts about yourself
  • Answer 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 new blogs and ask them 11 new questions

Eleven things about me:

1.   I am a stay at home momma
2.   My favorite author is Joyce Carrol Oates
3 .  I wish I could eat cake for every meal
4.   I started running over a year ago and the furthest I've run yet is 7.33 miles
5.   I sew in my basement
6.   I've watched every episode of Go Diego Go
7.   I'd rather be watching Downton Abbey
8.   I minored in painting in school
9.   I have a hot tub on my back porch 
10. Two large orange alley kitties live on my hot tub
11. My two year old son told me this morning he wants to be an animal rescuer when he grows up

And to answer the questions Ashley asked of me:
1.  Do you have a favorite pattern? (Sewing, knitting, crochet, whatever.)
Right now I think it may be Deer & Doe's Sureau DressI've made it two times and will likely again.

2.  What was the last thing you made?  
I just finished Image Wear #1001.  I've yet to take photos or blog about it yet as I write this. It's a lovely, simple dress that turned out well but holy cow I had some problems... the directions... uggghhhh!

3.  What is your favorite print? (dots, stripes, floral)  Or, do you like solids better? If you like solids, what's your favorite color?
It can vary.  Right now I am drawn to anything with pretty, spring-y colors and prints.  When fall comes around I will be all about anything earthtone.

4.  What is a typical day like for you?
Wake up.  Dress & feed me and my little guy.  Check the weather.  Do some errands/tasks or something my son likes (library, playground).  Lunch.  Naptime for my guy and sewing for me!!! After nap, watch a show, play, read.  Hubby comes homes. Make dinner.  Spend time with them. Sleep.  Do it all over again  

5.  Where is your favorite place?
In front of a slice of cake for meAnd that could be anywhere from home to anywhere in the world.  I love to travel.  Road trips are fairly normal for us here in my house.  I'm on the constant search for the best vegan dessert. 

6.  What do you do when you're feeling down?
Hug my son and have him pet my head.

7.  What is your crafting space like?
It's a catch-all area really in the basement.  A tv room, music room, etc.  I like to refer to it as the rumpus room.

8.  Which blogs do you look to for inspiration?
All of them.  Seriously I read sewing blogs like it's my job.  I really enjoy Cloth Habit, Very Purple PersonFour Square Walls, Félicie à Paris, Made by Gigette... to name only a few.

 9.  Would you rather live by the sea or the mountains?
Both, please.

10. What's your favorite meal?
I really could go for some really good Thai right now.
11. What makes you happier than anything else?
A big hug from my son and hubby at the same time.  Then sewing. 
I officially nominate these blogs for a Liebster Award:
Church Sexy
Today's Agenda
SA Curve
i heart fabric
G Marie
Craft Scene
The Home Blues
made by J
Three Stitch Studio
Byrdie Couture
Esme Wonders 

And here are my questions for you:

1.  Do you have a favorite pattern? (Sewing, knitting, crochet, etc.)
2.  What was the last thing you made?  
3.  What was the first thing you sewed?
4.  What is your favorite online crafty shop? (sewing, knitting, etc)
5.  What is your favorite crafty shop you go to in person? (sewing, knitting, etc.)
6.  Do you follow any fashion designers or their work?
7.  Do you hand-sew ever?
8.  What blogs do you look to for inspiration?
9.  Have you ever taken a sewing class?
10. If someone visited your town, what's one of the first places you tell them to visit?
11. What makes you happier than anything else?
Thank you again to Ashley at Craft Sanctuary for nominating me! 


  1. Thanks for answering all my questions :) I had fun reading! I have yet to buy/make a sureau yet, but every month I say it's going to be my next project. Maybe in the spring?

  2. Oh this looks fun!! I hope I can remember to do this :) Thankyou!

    1. No pressure to do one yourself!! I just wanted to share all the great blogs I read. And I am pretty sure you have the best blog title ever.

  3. Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself (love the sound of the hot tub) and thanks for the passing the award on. Will pop a post together this weekend...J

  4. Congratulations on your award, Kathy! And thanks for nominating me as well!

  5. Congrats for the award Kathy! You certainly are a great blogger. I mean you make frequent posts and so many different and garments to show us! I never get bored with "kathy sews"! So i'm very happy to see my blog nominated by you! Thanks a lot!

  6. Thank you so much for nominating me Kathy! It was a lovely surprise! What a fun idea!

  7. Hey thanks for the nomination and congratulations on yours! I have enjoyed reading your blog as well. We have something in common in that we both have toddlers to run after!