The Liebster Award



Well, this made my day 🙂

The lovely Barbara Jane from has nominated me for the Liebster award: an award given to bloggers from other bloggers with the intention of recognising and promoting newer and smaller blogs with less than two hundred followers.

Barabara Jane posed a few questions for me to mull over. Here are my responses…

My favourite sewing skill and why? Well, that one was easy- inserting an invisible zip. This was the cause of much frustration the first time I attempted it. The air was positively blue. I’m not known for swearing usually, but attempting to insert one of these monkeys really did push me over the edge. The trick: an invisible zipper foot! But even with one of these beauties I’m both amazed and relieved every time it goes in… First sewing fear conquered!

Thirdly, how did I learn to sew or knit? Well, My mum taught me to knit many moons ago. She’s a brilliant, and deeply addicted knitter. But whilst I enjoy knitting the odd item, usually during the Winter months, it’s sewing, which I only discovered recently, that has really ignited my passion. I think because items tend to come together much more quickly and if they don’t? Well, it’s relatively easy to unpick and readjust at any step of the process.

Lastly, my favourite time of year and why? I love Autumn. Maybe because it’s my birthday month or maybe because I’m a teacher, so I never fail to get that shiny-new-shoes-and-pencil- case-feeling as September rolls in. Either way I love that it’s a fresh start: a chance to pause, reflect, or simply to do things differently. I also love Autumnal colours, the leaves turning and that slight nip in the air.

I’ve chosen to pass the award on to a fellow newbie who charts her adventures of a new sewing apprentice at, the ‘chronically overdressed’ Bec of, Suzie, over in Montreal in Canada at, creative writing student Charlotte from Birmingham at http://www.aplaceonthebookshelf and lastly, but of course not least (ly!) enjoy some beautiful scenery over at with Emma from Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

If you wish to accept the award, the rules here, are copied from Barbara Jane’s blog:

Thank the person who gave you the award, linking back to that person’s blog. Copy and paste the Liebster award to your own profile.  Answer the 5 questions your nominator asked. Pick 5 blogs you feel deserve to be noticed (they have to have under 200 followers). Ask them 5 questions. Let your nominees know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.The award I’ve copied from the

My five questions are:

when and why did you catch the sewing bug?

who infected you?

which handmade item are you most proud of?

and lastly what’s your favourite sewing soundtrack?


Many thanks again to Barbara Jane for paying it forward my way 🙂


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