Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Bring me sunshine

I really should be making my son a pair of Tintin pantaloons to wear for World Book Day but am procrastinating badly.  So whilst I drum up some enthusiasm, I'll talk about The Sunshine Award which the lovely Janene at ooobop! very kindly nominated me for this week - thank you so much! 
I've met Janene in real life and can confirm she's a top woman, a fabulous seamstress and has a penchant for polka dots, which is probably why we got on so well!  As part of the award there are a few questions to be answered, so here goes…

Favourite Colour: Red

Favourite Animal: I'm not a great animal person, but if push came to shove I'd have to say monkey

Favourite Number: Never really thought about it, probably 23, which is my birthday

Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink: I'm a northern girl so it has to be Vimto!

Facebook or Twitter: Facebook, although I'm pretty rubbish at keeping up with it.  I haven't yet had the pleasure of twittering/tweeting/whatever it's called. If we're talking new social media obsessions though, look no further than Pinterest…

My Passion: My family... sewing.... and crime thrillers

Getting or Giving Presents: Giving, without a doubt, I LOVE giving presents

Favourite Pattern: Polka dots and gingham - don't make me choose between them

Favourite Day of the Week: Sunday

Favourite Flower: Tulip

There you go, scintillating stuff!  Here are three more awesome bloggers I've recently discovered that I'd like to pass this award on to:  

Kathryn at yes i like that
A stylish, London based blog about sewing, knitting, art and culture.   

Kyle is a member of that rare species, a man who blogs about sewing.  I like his witty writing style and the amazing job he did altering his uncle's old suit.

What can I say?  Just that this woman makes the most beautiful clothes I've ever seen AND she's the brains behind the brilliant Mad Men Dress Challenge. 

Ladies (and gent), please don't feel you have to answers the questions in return, I know these things may not be everybody's cup of tea, I just happen to be feeling a bit sunshiney.

Whilst I'm on a roll, Joanne from Stitch and Witter also passed on the Versatile Blogger Award recently.  If for some strange reason you don't follow Stitch and Witter - get over there now for great taste in fabrics, lovely makes and Peter Pan collars aplenty.  
This particular award asks you to name some interesting facts about yourself.  Now I've done this exercise before and believe me, it took me about 1000 years to think of anything.  I can't possibly think of any more, so if you want some more fascinating Jane facts, read them here.

Much as I'd like to, I can't really procrastinate any longer, the boy-reporter pantaloons are calling.  Happy Tuesday. x 


  1. Yay for Northern Girls and Vimto!
    Good luck with the pantaloons.

    1. Ah Vimto, it was THE drink of choice in 1970's Bacup! x

  2. Boy reporter pantaloons? What have I missed?!

    1. Much as the idea makes me laugh like a drain, the boy reporter pantaloons are for my son - see the first sentence! x

  3. Thankee kindly for mention Jane :) You are truly deserving of the sunshine award as you bring a little bit of sunshine into my google reader every time you post heheh :) x

  4. Jane - you complete me. Thank you so much for the mention and passing on the award! x



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