June 22, 2013

Liebster Award; Thank You for Nominating Me!

Oh my land! The amazingly talented, Wardrobe Surgeon nominated me for The Liebster Award!
I am honored to be in such wonderful company, thank you!

The Liebster Award is a token of recognition that bloggers award to fellow bloggers who they think deserve more recognition. The terminology “Liebster” roughly translates to “Dearest” from German, and the guidelines of this award are as follows:
  • Thank the blogger who gave you the award and link back to them in your acceptance post!
  • Share 11 interesting things about yourself.  Don’t be shy, and don’t worry if they aren't relevant to the topic of your blog.  They aren't supposed to be!
  • Answer the 11 questions that the blogger who awarded you asked in their post.
  • Create your own set of 11 questions for the next recipients of the award.
  • Pass the award to some of your own favorite bloggers!  Each awardee should have less than 200 followers for their blog.
11 Crazy, Interesting or Like-wise Things About Me: 
  1. My name is Melody and...I am a diet soda addict. I am aware of how bad it is for me but I can not shake my vice. 
  2. I am actually gainfully employed dressing mannequins. 
  3. I currently live in the middle of nowhere; Iowa. The population of the 4 county's that surrounded my old home (Metro Detroit) was greater than the entire state of Iowa's population. 
  4. I have to wear prescription eyeglasses on a daily basis... so I amassed 18 pairs for wardrobe variety. 
  5. You may have already noticed that I have an innate ability to collect things. 
  6. My vintage pattern collection is at 834 and counting. 
  7. I have well over 100 pairs of shoes. (All this over sharing may be documentation that I might have a problem)
  8. I absolutely hate getting my hair cut. 
  9. I do not enjoy putting on or wearing make-up but I do it anyway.
  10. My favorite indie rock band is Cursvie and I have seen them live 5 times. 
  11. I love leopard print it is in almost every room of my home in some form and in myriad garments, shoes and accessories. 
11 Questions Asked and Answered:

  1. What is on the top of your bucket list? I have never traveled internationally; therefore I would love to see the amazing would beyond. My top 3: Barcelona, Paris, London.
  2. Who is your favorite blogger? I can't say I have a favorite, currently I can not get enough posts from The Cutting Class. Also I love seeing posts of modern interpretations of vintage patterns which is the fundamentals of We Sew Retro; however that is not one blogger it is a collective which only makes it better.
  3. How often do you clean your toilet? Monthly I deep clean but weekly-ish, I touch-up using Scrubbing Bubbles tools.
  4. What is the most exciting thing you've ever done? I took a weekend trip to NYC to see the McQueen exhibit at the MET, it was amazing.
  5. What is your advice for your fellow < 200 follower awards nominees? Have fun in your blogging and be proud of all your projects. 
  6. What is the best meal you ever ate? I love Thai and Vietnamese food. There are two main dishes I miss from my favorite Michigan restaurants: tofu basil Thai from Lai Thai and the cabbage salad from Dalat Restaurant. 
  7. What is your love language? Gift giving/receiving. I am not a touchy person. 
  8. What you do you find meaningful in your life? My son, watching him grow up and become a little man. 
  9. What can you cook better than anyone else? I love cake, made from scratch chocolate cake. I cannot think of one that is better than the other but any homemade cake beats box mix any day. 
  10. What gives you the energy to get out of bed in the morning? Coffee and sewing. 
  11. Do you get emotional when famous people die? Not all, it depends on the person and the meaning they had in my life. I found myself uncontrollably sobbing when I learned of McQueen’s passing.
11 Nominees:
  1. Aux Belles Choses 
  2. Sew essentially sew 
  3. Sew, I've Been Thinking ... 
  4. Sew Gorgeous 
  5. Starcross Sewing 
  6. Dressesandme 
  7. Draped in Cloudlets 
  8. Coco's Loft 
  9. Sewing the 60s 
  10. Sew Debbie 
  11. Sew Squirrel
11 Questions  Asked of My Nominees: 
  1. What is your favorite item you have ever sewn for yourself?
  2. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
  3. Do you sew for others? If so what kinds of items?
  4. What is your advice for your fellow < 200 follower awards nominees?
  5. Do you have a celebrity you really fancy? Who?
  6. What/who is your favorite blog/blogger? 
  7. If you could live in any country, which would it be?
  8. Do you have a sewing stash? What is in it? 
  9. What are some things you own that have leopard print on them?
  10. What is the best meal you ever ate? 
  11. What is your favorite fabric? 


  1. So you hoard everything, including your hair lol! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. thank you lovely for this award! Im going to have to combine the answers for two of these now!

  3. Oh, what fun! thank you so much for this award, Melody. I'll enjoy working on my reply and post. coco


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