I’m so late with this (which let’s face it isn’t that unusual) but the gorgeous Cecili at Sewing and so on nominated me for a stylish blogger award a couple of weeks back. In return I must tell seven things about myself – I’ve done this once before but here’s some more indulgent randomness:
1. I failed at Me-Made-March…
… because none of my pants fit! I’ve put on a few pounds this summer thanks to brunches like these which meant everything was a little too tight – aargh! All I felt like wearing this month were Pjs and loose jersey dresses. I now understand the appeal of a muumuu.
2. I love local fashion designers…
… like Juliette Hogan, Cybele & Karen Walker, even if I don’t fit the clothes.
3. I haven’t sewn a thing this year…
… because once I get the order of things in my head I can’t circumvent it. And in my head I couldn’t sew until my sewing space was finished. That hasn’t stopped me adding to my stash though – here are the patterns I added to my pattern library from the BMV sale this week.
4. Sometimes I get things gift-wrapped even when I bought them for myself…
… becuase I’m a sucker for pretty or unusual packaging. My latest find was in a vintage store in St Kevin’s Arcade called Aunty Mavis. They use pages from childrens’ books to seal the simple brown paper bags.
5. I have an addiction to google…
… I almost panic when I don’t have access to it. How else can I find answers to all the random questions that flow through my mind on any given day.
6. I think I stumbled across a possible new career this week…
… Instructional Designer. Designing training materials seems like the perfect combination of helping adults learn (which I do in my current job) and graphic design which I love. It’s also why I’m a little giddy that work is getting Adobe’s Creative Suite 5 (Photoshop, InDesign etc.) for me to use.
7. I have over 250 blogs in my reader…
… more than 150 of them are sewing related. My favourite thing on a Saturday morning is to curl up with a coffee from up the road and catch up.
Now I know the award thing isn’t everyones cup of tea so to the ladies below, there’s no pressure to participate but I thought I’d just share just a couple of the blogs on my radar.
Patty the Snug Bug: Because she creates awesome details like the pocket above and because she is trying to get more blogging in this month so here’s something to write about ;)
Idle Fancy: This is one of the newest blogs on my reader and I’m very much looking forward to Mary’s version of Colette’s Chantilly.
Brumby: For her wicked sense of humour and not letting an earthquake hold her back from me-made-march – changing it into Me Made March’s Munted Metamorphosis.
Solvi of Delfinelise: One of the most productive sewists I know. Check out her progress here.
Jen of Grainline + Hound: An effortlessly chic pattern maker and designer from Chicago. She has just made available her tiny pocket tank pattern for download.
Rachel from Boo Dogg and Me: who is a million months pregnant right now and still looking gorgeous.
The Cupcake Goddess: Sunni has made the fabulously brave decision to quit her job and focus full time on her business A Fashionable Stitch.
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.