I am finally passing on the coveted Liebster Blog Award!
To reiterate, the rules are:
1. Acknowledge the blog that nominated you
2. Answer the questions the nominating blogger created
3. List 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers that deserve some recognition
4. Write 11 questions for them to answer
5. Notify them that they've been nominated
I did #1 and #2 already in my previous post, so now it's time for my nominations! I found that I had too many to choose from, so I narrowed it down by choosing bloggers with fewer than 100 followers:
Arachne Attire - Sarah creates lovely 18th Century garments (along with maternity stays - how cool is that!?) and some very unique Victorian ensembles.
Black Tulip - features both historical and contemporary clothing projects. Her posts on hat-making in particular are delightful!
Dames a la Mode - Taylor makes beautiful 18th Century and Regency gowns, always perfectly accessorized with the gorgeous necklaces she sells!
Fabric & Fiction - Hannah's Regency apparel is fun and whimsical, and she writes with a bright, sunny style that is a joy to read. And she makes wigs, which is fascinating!
Kostiumy Ms. Nelly - gorgeous 18th Century gowns, blogged in both Polish and English.
Places in Time - Amy has both sewing and cooking on her blog, with a couple of hair tutorials mixed in. Mostly Regency era.
Sewing Empire - Nessa sews mainly Regency attire, and writes very easy-to-follow tutorials, as well. Definitely a good resource for a new sewist.
A Stitch in Time and Place - an awesome mix of historical, vintage, and cosplay! Any fan of The Doctor is cool in my book.
Thread-Headed Snippet - the funniest blog you will ever read. Also extremely interesting and well-researched.
The Victorian Needle - Kristen and Rebecca provide extensive research and tutorials on 19th Century jewelry, motifs, and sewing accoutrements. They also have an Etsy store.
The Young Sewphisticate - Annaliese sews beautiful costumes, and often blogs the whole process from concept sketch through completed ensemble.
I do realize that a few of my nominees have already received this award, but I'm ok with it. You don't have to answer the questions or do more nominations, but you can if you want!
Now for my questions:
1. Where is your favorite place in the world?
2. What has been your most challenging project, to date?
3. What do you like most do do on a rainy Saturday when nothing else is planned?
4. If you could travel to the past or the future, which would you choose? How far in time would you go?
5. What is your favorite holiday tradition? (Christmas is coming, so that's on my mind.)
6. How do you motivate yourself when a particular project is difficult or tedious?
7. Do you ever have a hard time explaining your hobby to strangers? If so, how do you handle that?
8. What is your most invaluable tool?
9. What is your dream project? Time and money are no object - what do you make?
10. What is the last book you read?
11. What is your biggest guilty pleasure? (Food, TV show, clothing item, etc.)