Monday, May 21, 2012

Liebster Award

Back in the beginning of April, I was pleasantly surprised to see that CJ from the blog mystitchnbitch gave me a blogger award!  This is my very first award, and I'm so thrilled!  Thank you CJ! 
I can't remember how I first stumbled onto CJ's blog, but I think it was around Halloween last year.  She made the most incredible Looney Tunes costumes I've ever seen!  She also made a bacon and eggs costume, and an omelette costume, just like the one Justin Timberlake wore on SNL.  Unbelievable!  Check out the madness!  
Since then, I've enjoyed watching her sew all kinds of dresses in lots of fun prints and colours.  I recently found out that she lost her dad earlier this year, and after some soul-searching, she decided to start living life to the fullest, and went skydiving for her 30th birthday!  Way to go, CJ!

The rules for the Liebster award are:

Thank the person who gave you the award and link to their blog.

Choose 3-5 blogs with less than 200 followers and pass it on.

Display the Liebster Award somewhere on your blog.

I have been following Joy from 21 Wale for quite some time.  
She has 5 kids, and she sews all their clothes, and all of her clothes.  She also follows my blog, and I love how we comment on each other's blogs.  This is how bloggers become friends!  She is a master of cargo pockets.  She's also drawn to some of the same things that I love, such as bellbottoms and sporty design details.  I have so much fun watching her kids grow up!  I can't believe how big Molly is now!  Speaking of Molly, check her out in this absolutely super cute vintage romper.  I love it so much, I want one in my size!

After seeing jadesabre9's incredible swashbuckler/musketeer costume on Pattern Review, I started following her blog, Sew Frustrating!  
She is learning to sew, and I am so entertained watching her progress.  She reminds me so much of myself when I was just learning to sew.  She makes a lot of the same mistakes I used to make!  I'm sure she will progress much faster than I did, because she's blogging about all her projects, which adds a lot more insight, and she's connected to the online sewing world, which has taught me so much more than I ever learned when I took Fashion in college!

I think I discovered Suzy's blog, Suzy Bee Sews, from browsing through other people's blog lists.  
I've been following her for several months, and I honestly can't believe that she's only been sewing seriously since January 2011.  Wow.  I think she's learned more in a year and a half than I have in all my 19 years of sewing, including 2 years of college.  I'm blown away by the couture finishing she puts into each and every garment she makes.  She's also made a lot of pants, which many sewers don't tackle for years because skirts and dresses are easier to fit.  Suzy is fearless.  She has made several jackets and coats, including this purple trench coat, which is her latest.  Stop on over at her blog and have a look!


  1. Wow, Kristin, thanks :) Being new to the "blog-o-sphere" and new to sewing, this means a lot - what a great community! Your work is fabulous; I am super impressed, especially by your swimsuits. So much to learn from you!

    1. You're so welcome! I'm looking forward to watching you improve your skills. This summer, I'm super excited to do a lot more sewing for myself, so stay tuned for lots of quick, easy garments, like skirts, casual tops, and maxi dresses!

  2. Thanks for the award, Kristin! I'm seriously tempted to make a vintage romper for myself. At least I wouldn't grow out of it in a month!

  3. You are da! Sorry I have been a little M.I.A on the blogsphere and just saw your post. I look forward to seeing more of your costumes!