Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Sister(or sibling of any gender)hood of the World Blogger Award

Crystal from Adventures in Bias Tape has nominated me for a blog award! Thank you!

Award Rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site
2. Put the Award logo on your blog.
3. Answer the ten questions sent to you.
4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer
5. Nominate ten blogs.

Crystal's questions and my answers:

1. Why is your blog named what it is?

It was a last minute sort of decision. I didn't know what to call my blog and I was doodling mouse borgs in my sketchbooks at the time, so I just chose that. It's not a name I really like, and I'm still debating whether or not I want to go through the fuss of changing it.

2. What made you decide to start blogging?

I wanted to participate in the Historical Sew Fortnightly! And I also had to make a blog for communications class.

3. What do you enjoy most about blogging?

Talking to other people who sew. It's much easier to find people who share specific interests on the internet than it is in person.

4. On average, how much time do you spend sewing?

It varies greatly. Some days more than 10 hours, some days none at all.

5. Of your favourite eras, do you prefer having patterns pre-made or making your own?

I always make my own. None of that nasty crinkly tissue paper for me.

6. Speaking of favourite eras, which one is yours and why?

I like the second half of the 18th century the best, as well as the very early 19th century. Big buttons, stripes, fabulous embroidered waistcoats, ruffly shirts, and then all the smoothly tailored regency suits that came after.

7. What is the most unconventional object used in a previous project? (Either in the making of, or actually in the item)

Hmm. I'm not sure. Maybe the dimes I used for waistcoat buttons?

8. Describe your ideal sewing area.

A big room with many enormous tables so I don't have to put my half finished projects away. Ideally I would take an old cathedral and replace all the pews with tables and other sewing stuff. The stained glass windows would provide light, but not too much, and it would all be quite goth looking.

9. Care to share your favourite sewing tip/trick?

Um, I'm not sure what that would be. My best advice is to own one of those fuzzy red lint brushes and to not skip ironing anything.

10. Coffee or tea? Plain or doctored?

Tea! With what most would consider to be too much milk.

Oh dear. I was going to make up 10 questions, but then I realized that I haven't been reading very many sewing blogs lately and don't have any new ones to nominate. Since this has been sitting in my drafts for over a month I'm just going to post it now.
I really need to get back to posting stuff on this blog. I blame tumblr for the lack of activity here.