Firstly the two lovely bloggers who nominated me are:
One Small Stitch
http://Yellow Submarine Time.
A huge thanks to both of them; to say I was thrilled is an absolute understatement.
The nature of the award is the nominators ask you questions, you answer, then nominate 5 blogs you love and set them questions in turn. Here goes... (I've chosen to answer a few questions from each of my nominators as otherwise it would go on forever!)
1. What is your favourite make so far? It would have to be my my blue jacket.
I wear this all the time, I love how it makes me feel really confident.
2. What is your favourite thing about your home? This is easy, it is my garden. I LOVE it, full of colour, light and joy.
He was my hero. He's still a great actor, but not my pash any more - went off him when he married someone roughly my own age and it was not me! I'd got my hopes up when he divorced from Emma Thompson and his relationship with Helena Bonham Carter didn't work out!
4. Early bird or night owl? Definitely night owl, I don't function at all well in the morning until I've eaten and had my morning cup of tea. My children know not to annoy me in the morning as my tolerance levels are very low.
5. What is your favourite tool/gadget in your sewing box? Actually my favourite thing is my little sewing box.
It is beautiful: a Japanese wooden lacquered box with inlaid mother-of-pearl flowers. It makes me smile every time I open it. It's very small, but even so I can fit machine needles, bobbins and spare feet inside it.
Here are the five new blogs I am nominating for their own award. The idea is that hopefully there will be some blogs here you don't know yet, but which I am sure you will enjoy.
1. Nightingale and Dolittle I love Ruth's blog, her dressmaking and her knitting are lovely. Oh how I wish I could knit.
2. Grosgrain Green Now technically Helen's already had one of these awards but I don't care she deserves another one. She's on fire, eight months pregnant, and sewing up a storm.
3. Ladystitcher Sue is a prolific sewer, vintage and the very on-trend Cocos. I love her style.
4. KitchenTable Sewing relatively new to me, this mum of four teaches sewing and offers her advice. A good read.
5. Seams right to me I found this blog as it had a similar name to mine! I've been blown away by what this young sewer can achieve. When I was 18, I doubt I could have sewn on a button, much less have knocked up a stylish wardobe.
My five questions for them are:
1. What is your biggest, most ambitious make to date?
2. What do you get out of blogging?
3. What's next on your sewing to-do list?
4. What advice would you give a new blogger?
5. Where would you most like to go on holiday and why?
Well, I've waffled on for far too long now, so I'll finish before they start the music!