Sunday, December 23, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

I got an early Christmas present form Natalie over at Frolic Through Time She tagged me in the Liebster Blog Award.
Thank you Natalie you made my week!


 Here are the award rules:

 1. You must post eleven random facts about yourself.
2. You must also answer the eleven questions the awarder has given you and make up eleven questions for your awardees to answer in turn.
3. Tag eleven fellow bloggers.
4. Notify them that you've awarded them.
5. No tagging back.
6. The eleven blogs you tag must have less than 200 followers.

11 Random Things About Me

1. I really like suassge! I suppose this comes with being German. The only sausages don't like are hot dogs.

2. I have six siblings 5 brothers and one sister. I'm the youngest. They are all my half siblimgs however as I'm the product of a second marriage for both my parents.

3.  I love Italy, I want to be Italian, I think I was Italian in a past life.

4. I'm very unathletic, my 9th grade gym teacher actually accused me of pretending to be extremely bad at sports for the entertainment of my friends, but the sad truth is that I'm really just that bad at sports!

5. I love  Garnets.

6. I have a dust allergy, it sucks!

7. I still sometimes fantasize about being a princess!

8. the first costume I made was a "renaissance" dress made from a horrible 80's mauve pink velvet curtain. I was dressing up as Juliet, but I had told my Romeo to shove it like 3 days before the halloween party i wore it to, so it was just me and my curtain dress!

9. I have 2 cats Amadeus and Seraphina. But I call them Pookie and Fina. Pookie is evil and Fina is me in cat form. She's fat, uncoordinated and all she does is eat and sleep.

10. I love champagne with gummy bears in it! It's awesome you should try it!

11. I want to move back to Europe one day I miss it so much!

Questions from Natalie:

    1. How did you become involved in costuming, which as people may have said to you, is a rather unusual hobby?
    The Town I was born in had big Mardi Gras celebrations and I always wanted a new costume every year. As long as I can remember I have always loved to dress up. So when one year my mother told me she was done making my costmes and if I wanted a new one I better learn how to make my own, I did and I have been addicted to making costumes ever since!

    2. What is the oddest thing anyone has every said to you when they found out that you like to sew costumes?
    Hmm not sure. I don't thinlk I have ever gotten a really weird reaction, confused yes, impressed sometimes, finding it strange and changing the subject more often than not. But nothing truely wird that I can think of really.

    3. Are you by nature one who crosses all "t"s and dots all "i"s, or one who prefers to wing it, or      somewhere in between?
    Oh I totally wing it. Being really organized and structured about things just kills the joy in life for me. Not that I don't take things every seriously  but, well I guess I'm lazy, hence my blog subtitle....

    4. In your dream home, what would hang at the windows, or would anything hang there at all in the way of coverings, I mean?
    That's something I have never really thought about, I guess I don't just have one dream home, I have several and it depenmds on the mood I'm in. One day it is a grand medieval castle in which case I guess it would be heavy embroidered curtains to keep out the draft. Another day it may be a a large Tuscan villa with large sunny windows, which would be bare to let in all the light, and on another day I fancy myself in a rococo palace with heavy brocade drapes in soft pastel colors. So really this answer entirely depends on the day you ask me. All I do know for sure is that I hate my current living room curtains, they are dark and ugly and suck the life out of me, and must go! Come spring I plan to get some nice new curtains!

    5. If you celebrate Christmas and put up a tree, what type of tree do you like and how do you decorate it?
    A large, real tree since I love the smell. Decked out all victorian with delicate and whimsical ornaments and velvet bows.With clear lights, since i can't stand colored lights.

    6. If you could travel anywhere in the world for two weeks, where might you go, and what would draw you there?
    Italy! I've been to Italy several times, but there's someting about the light and the countryside and the wonderful people that just becons me to this beautiful country!

    7. Do you think you'll costume so long as you breathe, or do you think you might tire of it at some point?
    This is a lifelong habit I think. I'll create costumes till the day I die

    8. Do you like like meals that come from a single pot? In German that sort of dish is called an Eintopf, and my dad always called his creations "one-pots", a direct translation, with no gussying up.
    I love Eintopf!!!! It's a very common way of cooking in Germany and lot's of the food I grew up with was that sort of all in one pot meal. I cook Eintopf style disehs most of the time myself. The other day when I made pork chops and mashed potatoes my husband actually asked me if it was special occasion, because I was feeding him something that had not been cooked in the same pot!

    9. Caffeine or no caffeine in your cup or glass of a morning?
    Caffeine all the way for me. I'm not a morning person. I'm not even much of  an afternoon person, so anytime before 4 pm I need caffeine to function.

    10. Do do you enjoy tying bows on things?
    Sure bows are great I put them on everything hats, shoes, dresses, Charlotte's hair, the chritsmas tree, presents. Bows make everything prettier!

    11. If you could present your best-loved one or ones with any gift in creation, what might it be?
    Happiness If I could give happiness I would. I would gladly take all their cares and sorrow so they can be happy.

    Tagged Blogs

    Finding 11 blogs that I love and that haven't gotten the Liebster Blog award is a tall order. So please excuse my rather small selection

    Jenny La fleur.
     I love her creations and reading her website got me out of a major costuming slump after the birth of my daughter. So thank you Jenny for inspiring me!

    Eva's Kleidertruhe
     I love reading blogs from my homeland. It's nice to read about my hobby in my native language and see they are up to costume shananigans as well!

    Regency Tea Party
    Cause who doesn't love regency tea parties!

    The Amateur Seamstress
    My friend Melissa writes this delightful blog

    Adventures of a Costumer.
     This blog has more than 200 followers But I gotta give a shout out to a fellow Pittsburgh girl.

    Serendipitous Stitchery
     My fellow regency addict Maggie writes this neat blog

    11 Questions for my tagged friends

    1. It being the day after Christmas today. What was your favorite gift this year?

    2.  Do you prefer modern or traditional Christmas music?

    3. Who is your favorite historical person?

    4. What is your favorite historical period?

    5. What is your favorite ethnic food?

    6. Do you have a favorite fabric source?

    7. Are you a ballgown or a work gown kind of girl?

    8. If a fairy granted you 3 wishes what would you wish for?

    9. What's your guilty pleasure?

    10. Your favorite season?

    11. And last but not least what was your favorite toy as a child?

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