Thursday 20 June 2013

Liebster stuff... :)

I am really behind on my blogging! About a month ago (or so) Jessie, aka: the some times sewist, nominated me for the Liebster Award. It's an award bloggers can give to other bloggers as long as they have less than 200 followers.  Jessie chose 7 bloggers she liked and here's what she wrote about me:

7. Rikki of Rikki Sews:  She may be a fairly new blogger, but it’s obvious she’s definitely had some quality time with sewing for a while.  This petite lady has blogged a few rockin’ knit dresses…and you all know what a big fan I am of knits!  She’s another person I found from Pattern Review!  :)
Liebster  post on Jessie's blog :)
I still consider myself somewhat of a beginner, so it was pretty neat to be recognized by someone I admire :) Jessie is very talented, and I enjoy seeing her creations on P.R. I'm pretty late here posting my answers to the questions Jessie posted, but here they are :)

1. If you could spend an afternoon sewing with anyone in history, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
If I could spend an afternoon sewing with anyone, it would be my grandmother, Emily Fougere. She passed away over 10 years ago. She truly loved to sew, on an old-fashioned peddle Singer, so less! She had a doll at her house for us kids to play with when we visited, for which I made a few outfits from old clothing fabric. She got a kick out that & she used to say I'd become a seamstress. I think she would have enjoyed seeing me take up sewing like I have these past couple years (I'm actually sewing clothes I can confidently wear in public! I like to think she'd be proud of me :)
2. If you could have up to five yards of any fabric in the world for free, what would you choose? (“Bonus” points for a picture)
Only 5 yards!? How can I decide?? :) Hmm, I absolutely love knits, so probably a nice silk jersey (I've only heard of it, my local fabric store doesn't carry it, but it sounds decadent, haha :)

I absolutely LOVE fabric, so its hard to settle on any one print. I can get "starry-eyed" when I go into fabric stores! :) I remember once I went into Fabricville with the intention of purchasing a particular print, but once I got in, the store had their new Spring selections out, and I was so overwhelmed, I left after an hour because I couldn't decide on anything!
3. What would you make with the mythical unicorn-like fabric from question 2?
Hmm, a dress of course! I have so many ideas on the go I wouldn't know where to start :) Probably a faux wrap dress of some sort.
4. What’s your favorite fruit or vegetable?
I would have to say bananas! I use them for PB & banana sandwiches, smoothies, muffins or just plain snacking :) Bananas are awesome. They're also yellow, one of my favorite colours (not that it has anything to do with the taste mind you) :)
5. What’s your favorite non-sewing project of all time?
Hmm, well, one of them would have to be my wedding shoes. I looked all over the place for glittery purple heels, but couldn't find any. I purchased an inexpensive pair of black heels from Walmart and "painted" purple glitter mixed with glue over the shoes! I thought they were pretty cool! :)

With my sisters (also my wedding party :)

6. What’s your favorite aspect of sewing?
Sewing is such a great creative outlet. I love the freedom to create whatever style I want in the fabric I choose. It's so exciting  and rewarding seeing a garment come together. Nice to say "yes, thanks, I made this :)". I think that's more than "one" favorite aspect of sewing (sorry I got carried away!).
7. What’s your dream job?
If I could sew for "myself" and get paid for it, that would be amazing! Sigh, no such job will ever exist :(
8. What’s your favorite era in fashion, and why?
My favorite era is now. The way I look at it, if I admire some kind of fashion, whether or not it's currently "in style", I'll make it anyway! There's always an occasion for everything, as long as its appropriate. I wouldn't kid myself and wear something ridiculous (unless it was Halloween maybe ;) Seriously though, there are some beautiful "vintage" patterns that have been re-released, so why not just make what you want? I think I have a good sense of what suits me :)
9. Is there any type of clothing that you’ve always wanted to try making but have never attempted? If yes, what is it?  Also, what’s stopping ya?
Jeans! They really are on my to-do list. I'll probably wait til the fall (summer dresses are at the top of my list). I find it difficult to find RTW jeans that fit right and are in the style I want, so I'd love to sew up my own pair(s). Plus, it sounds like a fun challenge! :)
10. What’s your favorite part of blogging?
I love writing blog posts! It's so much fun posting photos and writing about my sewing experiences. I don't write a post usually, unless I've just finished an outfit, so I don't have dozens of posts yet, but I try to aim for quality on the posts I do write up. I try to make them enjoyable for people to read. When I started though, I said to my husband that if I was the only one reading my blog, I would still do it, just because its so much fun! I do very much appreciate comments and feedback from others (I'm like "Wow! Somebody likes my blog! ;)


  1. Hello blogger I've never met before! I love your wedding shoes - great job with those.

    (came here from PatternReview).