On to the second part of accepting the Leibster – sharing the smiles and publicly recognizing upcoming bloggers from whom I learn a lot of things and that I enjoy reading.
The Eleven Nominees are:
- The Shadow of My Hand – Written by Nora, a talented historic costumer from, I think, Finland (although the blog comes up English). Lovely work, great photos, good writing.
- Unsung Sewing Patterns – “an archeology of home sewing.” This blog just squeaks under the 200 followers, but is worth mentioning. Andrea goals are “to document an ongoing experiment in sewing new clothes from old patterns” and “shed a little light on this lesser known side of home sewing in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.” Very interesting for vintage sewing buffs.
- Costumes, Cats and the 18th Century – Coming from Stockholm, Sweden, in English, this is all about – wait for it – the 18th century. Great photos and text. Lots of costumed activities.
- Medieval Silkwork – Dedicated to medieval clothing and needlework (“late Middle Ages to Early Modern times”). Fabulous costuming with lots of step-by-step photos. I’m not much into those eras, but love the blog.
- Frolicking Frocks – Written by an “over-enthusiastic amateur costumer” from the SF Bay area. Lots of photos, good research, great reproductions.
- Costumière hystérique – Funny, well-written, great photos plus loads of history and background. (In French)
- Dressed In Time – Caroline gives wonderful how-I-did-it instructions with tons of photos. Love her sewing.
- Mode Historique (Historical Personality Disorder) – Loads of info and photos, great writing and fun, fun, fun.
- Rococo Atelier – Another nominee from Finland! Sanna is a graduate of “modern dressmaking studies with a passion to historical costumes and history in general.” Wonderful writing, great projects, lots of history and photos, and tons of great links.
- 18th Century Stays – “Discussing aspects of stays and the stay-making trade” Need to know about 18th century stays? This is the place.
- The Quintessential Clothes Pen -A great exploration of historic costuming with tons of historic references and construction details with photos.
The Eleven Questions are:
- What do you enjoy most about writing your blog?
- If you could travel to anyplace in the world, where would it be?
- What is your fondest memory from childhood?
- If you could dress in any style you wanted you wanted (ignoring dress codes, peer pressure, family outrage, and financial ruin) what would you wear? Marie Antoinette? Japanese samurai armor? A cloak of invisibility?
- What is your favorite color combination?
- What is the best thing about where you are in life at this moment?
- What is the one as-of-yet-nonexistent invention you wish you could get your hands on now?
- Which is your favorite pair of shoes and why?
- If you could instantly become competent in a new art or craft, which one would you pick?
- If you could live out the storyline in any one book, which would it be and why?
- What one thing are you most looking forward to in the future?
Congratulations to all the nominees. Your work is excellent and I look forward to reading more.