Monday, 1 July 2013


Thank you so much to Fiona at Diary of a Chain Stitcher for nominating my blog for the Leibster award. I've been lurking blogs for a while now but I've only just started commenting and making my presence known. I've realised how amazing it is when people write lovely comments about your makes so its nice that from my comments Fiona checked out my blog and I got this ace nomination!

So, onto the questions...

1. What is your favourite film of all time and why?
My favourite film is Cinema Paradiso. I studied it at university and fell in love with it. My short essay on it also got a first so that helped too!

2. What kind of holidays do you like? Beach, city break, raving in Ibiza?!
I like a combination of beach and city breaks. I like doing things and love the hustle and bustle of cities but sometimes you can't beat lying on the beach with a good book and a cocktail.

3. I spend a lot of time commuting, if you had a spare hour on the train what would you do?
Sadly whenever I'm on the train for work I always manage to get lots of work done! There's nothing like a good train journey to sort your emails out. However a couple of weeks ago on the train I could be found hand stitching the lining to my Elisalex.

4. What is the best sewing book you have read?
The sewing book I use the most, practically every time I'm at the machine, is the Readers Digest Complete Guide to Sewing book. I "borrowed" it from my school teacher a loooong time ago and I appear to still have it. I feel a little bit guilty every time I get it out but at the same time it's so damn useful.

5. Knits or wovens?
Wovens wovens wovens! I'm still building up the courage to try knits.

6. What is your favourite blog?
Such an unfair question! But, the three blogs that I found and followed first and probably inspired me to get back into sewing were TillyGertie and Julia Bobbin.

7. What other crafts do you do and which is your favourite?
I am baker plain and simple. I love making cakes but I love eating them more. If i'm not sewing I'm probably baking.

8. What is your karaoke song?
I do NOT do karaoke. I wish I did but I just don't have the balls to do it!

9. Sweet or savoury?
Sweet sweet sweet.

10. What is your favourite accessory?
Hmmm, I'm not very good at accessorizing so it would probably have to be any one of my handbags.

11. If I gave you £50 to spend on fabrics, patterns or craft supplies what would you make from it?
Ooh, well I really like the Watson jacket from Papercut Patterns so maybe I'd make that up in a nice camel wool. But then again I really want to try some of the Deer and Doe patterns too. 

That was fun. And in return I shall nominate the following bloggers for the Liebster Award:
1. Sabs at Tybalt: king of cats

2. Lara at Dreaming of Avonlea

3. Hannah at Made with Hugs and Kisses

4. Rachel at A Study in Stitching

5. Ami at The Litle Tailoress

I think I'm supposed nominate 11 bloggers. Sorry. I'm also going to be incredibly lazy and once again ask the same questions as I was asked! Sorry again.

In other news I am having an absolute fight with my Anise jacket. I've been fitting it for what seems like months now (it's been a full week). They say 'measure twice, cut once', well I've measured about 50 times and now i'm giving up and cutting! Wish me luck...


  1. Congratulations! Good luck with your Anise. I've just finished mine and had a couple of problems too.

    1. Thanks, congratulations on your second award!

  2. I don't know how but I have only just noticed this. I am so sorry.
    Thank you ever so much for the award though, and a huge congratulations on being nominated yourself :D xxx