Friday, March 29, 2013

My First Blog Award!

I've been awarded the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!  :D

It's so pretty!  

To accept the award, one must:
1. Display the award and link back to the person who nominated you.
2. State 7 facts about yourself.
3. Nominate 15 bloggers for the award.
4. Notify the winners.

Seven facts about myself:

  1. My hair is not naturally red.  Shocking, I know!  
  2. I love dolls.  For a while they were my biggest hobby, and I even started a minuscule business making shoes for them.  I should probably shut down that website, though, as I no longer have time for it...  
  3. I grew up in a movie theatre, and for most of my childhood we didn't own a TV.  
  4. My hometown is less than three miles square, with a population of around 2,100.  I'm told this is impressively small.  
  5. I'm a nerd.  I got into costuming because of Star Wars Episode I:  The Phantom Menace.  It's probably the worst movie of the franchise, but it has some of the best costumes!  I'm also into Star Trek:  The Next Generation, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Harry Potter, and Doctor Who.  
  6. I was in a swing dancing club called Rugcutters in college.  I made some of my best friends that way.  :)  
  7. I have been to 41 of the 50 US States (including Alaska and Hawaii), but have yet to travel outside the country - besides Canada.  

Now the really exciting part - passing on the award!  I would have nominated Thread-Headed Snippet, but she's the one who nominated me.  :p  Thanks again, dear Choll!  

15 Inspiring Bloggers:  
  1. The Laced Angel - Amazing corsetry and fantastic costume creations
  2. The Fashionable Past - Beautifully sewn costumes with easy-to-follow tutorials  
  3. The Dreamstress - The mastermind behind the Historical Sew Fortnightly!  And her gowns are always lovely.  
  4. The Broke Costumer - A woman after my own heart - making historical costumes as inexpensively as possible!  
  5. Rococo Atelier - Incredibly detailed costumes with an emphasis on the 18th Century
  6. Rebel's Haven - A fellow nerd with excellent taste and mad skillz
  7. Mistress of Disguise - An impressively eclectic costumer
  8. Maggie's Costume Wardrobe - It's all Maggie's fault that (sort of) that I'm into costuming in the first place.  :p  She makes beautiful dresses and maintains several movie costume research sites, as well!  
  9. Diary of a Mantua Maker - She makes her own shoes.  'Nuff said.  
  10. Chronically Vintage - An impeccably dressed vintage soul in a modern world
  11. Classic Costume - An excellent resource of information on nearly every aspect of costuming, with beautiful gowns besides
  12. Before The Automobile - A beautifully photographed blog full of exquisitely detailed costumes and helpful construction techniques
  13. Arachne Attire - 18th Century and Victorian fashion with a touch of whimsy
  14. An American Seamstress - A lovely costuming blog which also has excellent reference links and a library of costuming/pattern books
  15. A Dedicated Follower of Fashion - Absolutely beautiful costumes with incredible attention to detail


  1. I'm absolutely touched, thank you very much for this wonderfully lovely blog award, dear gal (and the beautiful way you described my style).

    ♥ Jessica

    1. You're welcome! When I grow I want to live my life with as much class as you do. :)

  2. Thank you so much! I am out of town at the moment but will gladly pay it forward when I get home :) Cindy - The Broke Costumer.

    1. You're quite welcome. :) Safe travels!

  3. That makes two of us that got into costuming because of Episode I! :-) And I'm glad to meet someone else who also likes dolls! :-)

    Thank you very much for the award, I really appreciate it! :-)

    1. Ok, how did I not know you had a doll blog? :p

      You're very welcome! It is pretty much solely thanks to that I was about to make my Padmé costumes back in 2004/2005, and start on my journey of costuming - and I hope it never ends!

  4. Thank you so much again! I'm happy you found my blog worthy of this award and thank you for the kind words, too! :) This really made my day!

    1. You're quite welcome. :) I always enjoy seeing your beautiful creations.