A Leibster Award: Discover new blogs.


Many thanks to Alida at Buttercup and Bee for my nomination.

Liebster Award (Google it to find out more) is an award for new bloggers (with less than 200 followers) as a way to get to know each other and introduce some fresh and exciting blogs. I don’t think I’ve stuck to those who have fewer than 200 followers or those that are new to blogging but it turns out that it’s quite tricky to stick to the criteria. These are a selection of blogs I like, some I’ve only recently discovered.

I was a right stick-in-the-mud the other time I got a nomination for a new blogger award (when I had only written a handful of posts). I never got round to completing the task. Tsk. This time I thought I’d make the effort because it does seem like a friendly way of spreading communications between bloggers. And it is fun! However, I do understand if this isn’t something you want to partake in.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
    Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.
  2. Nominate 5 -10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.
  3. Ensure all of these bloggers have fewer than 200 followers.
  4. Answer the eleven questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make eleven questions of your own for your nominees or you may use the same questions.
  5. Lastly, COPY these rules in your post.

….This is my addition to the rules saying, you don’t have to do this if you don’t want to. No pressure.

Here’s who I’m nominating:


Nominating you back! Ha ha.





Connie at Joyful Solitude nominated me for a One Lovely Blog award back in June (the one I mentioned above). Please look at her blog so that you’re aware of events happening on the island of Saipan that, you might not have heard about on the news.





These were the questions I was given to answer (yours are below):

1.What do you do to relax and wind down?

Bugger about on the computer, read, watch movies, but mostly crochet and waft around being “creative” (with or without booze).

2.Do you collect anything? If so, what?

Books. I collect ladybird books, old illustrated children’s books and books about folklore.  Also, random junk from charity shops and jumble sales that gets squeezed onto the shelves in my house.

3.Where would you most like to travel to?

Japan and America probably.

4.What is your favourite meal to cook?

Cooking is awesome, I don’t think I have an absolute favourite to make. I do enjoy making curries though.

5.Name the last book you read. Was it any good?

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Yes it was good, I really enjoyed it. There is a movie coming soon. Don’t mess it up, Speilberg!

6.What is your favourite crafting project to date?

Usually it’s the one I am working on (until it is finished and then I end up thinking it’s rubbish). However, I am still pretty keen on the cherry blossom needlecase I made.

7.What was your worst crafting disaster?

Loads. I can’t think of any specific ones but there are plenty of things I’m thoroughly ashamed of.

8.What would you most like to learn?

Probably another language. Learning a martial art  would be pretty good. And I think I’d like to learn how to use a camera properly. And I’d like to learn how to become a proper dressmaker so I can adjust patterns to suit me.

9.Name a person that has inspired you in your life.

All of my besties. An awe-inspiring bunch!

10.Where do you take inspiration from for your crafting?

Old books and Pinterest.

11.Describe yourself in 3 words.

Don’t want to!  :p

My questions to you:

  1. What did you have for tea last night?
  2. What are you having for tea tonight?
  3. What are you doing at the weekend?
  4. As a child, what did you want to be when you were a grown up
  5. What was your first job?
  6. Name a book you read again and again.
  7. Adventure Time: Yes or No?
  8. What do you collect?
  9. Mastermind subject?
  10. um, running out of questions to ask. Can’t think. Feel free to make up two questions you’d like to ask yourself! Answer them too, obvs. X

Hello, I’m new.

I feel like I’m late to a party. Here I am.  I have finally managed to work out how to blog! It’s something I started thinking about a very long time ago, I’ve been saying for at least two years I’d become a blogger.  Now it is time. Hello!

It’ll take a while to get my head around all the computery aspects of it but I’ve been making and creating arty things for years and would really like to record my progression and the processes it took to get there. I love to make things for others and sometimes feel sad when I say goodbye to whatever it is I’ve made. A photograph is my keepsake of the journey ( a bit like a serial killer and their weird trophies). Knowing that they’re just saved somewhere on a computer file and not getting looked at is a bit depressing so, this is one of many reasons  I have decided to actually do something about it.


I’m just a beginner, so bear with me. Things will be slow, or a bit wrong, but I will get there in the end!