Sewing With Babies
Sewing With Babies was created by Sarah W. from the blog A Most Peculiar Mademoiselle to recognize, "mothers who try (and now and then fail) to find time to create something beautiful and/or useful with needle and thread, between feedings, nappy changes, laundry, nursery rhymes, and baby kisses."
The rules are:
- Post the text below, describing the award
- Link back to the person who gave you the award.
- Describe what you do to make sewing possible, and still have a happy and content baby.
- Pass on the award to three (or more) sewing and blogging mothers of small children.
Sew...how do I make sewing possible while chasing my two year old?
1) I research and plan my projects late at night after she's asleep.
2) I cut and prep my fabric during nap time.
3) Almost everything I sew is done by hand, which is wonderfully transportable. I often sew during my lunch hour (no one will climb on me) and during playtime such as in the back yard, at the beach and in the living room. Pins unfortunately pop out all the time and I've learned to carry my quilter's pin wand to retrieve them in hopes of preventing unnecessary booboos.
I must confess I envy other costume bloggers who speedily recreate beautiful garments and attend frequent events, and I wish that I had discovered my interest in sewing earlier. But I am blessed to have our daughter who makes me smile every day and I eagerly look forward to sharing my passion for sewing (along with the related research) and love of living history when she can better understand what history is. Or as she simply states, "Mommy dress up."
Now it's time to share the award with three other mommy sewing bloggers who have not yet received it...
How can you not love her tagline, "Confessions of a known bonnet wearer"? She "confesses" on a diverse range of topics like sewing projects and museum insider scoop, and mom topics like lunch box love.
Tea Cups Among the Fabric
She offers extensive details and lots of photos in her sewing posts, and I always enjoy seeing pictures of her family visiting historic sites like CW.
The Yankee Girl
While The Yankee Girl isn't a costume blog, she crochets and knits and is super crafty. It's hard not to be inspired by her thrifty finds and kiddy related projects, which she manages while chasing her Monkey Boy.
Playing peek-a-boo in Mommy's Costume Wardrobe...where could she be hiding? : ) May 2012
When choosing who to share this award with I noticed that there are no daddy sewing/history bloggers--at least none that I know of. : (
Versatile Blogger Award
I feel very honored to receive this award, though I'm not sure my blog offers much diversity. While I try to focus on many aspects of the 18th century life (hence the title's double entendre) there are often sewing projects or mommy topics I would share but don't because they don't fit my mission. Maybe I'll post more on these in the future?
- Thank and link back to the person who nominated you. (See first paragraph.)
- Paste the award to my blog.
- Tell 7 thing about myself.
- Nominate 15 other blogs. (I can't manage quite that many as I'm looking for blogs that have not yet been nominated and are not managed by a business/organization.)
1) This summer I saw the Google Maps car driving in Newport and I stalked it along Ocean Drive. (Pictured at right.)
2) I was once a writing intern at NFL Films where I was super fortunate to work closely with their former president.
4) I made my daughter's christening gown from the train of my wedding dress--with great assistance from Hallie. (Also pictured at right.)
5) I wrote my master's thesis on Anne of Green Gables.
6) I do not have a smart phone.
7) I teach ballet and tap to an awesome group of high school students.
My nominations are:
- Adventures of a Costumer
- An Historical Sempstress
- Augusta Fredrikas
- Clearwater Cottage
- Dressed in Time
- I'm Living History I really admire Alena's historical versatility!
- The Hectic Eclectic
- Hyaline Prosaic
- La Chatelaine Chocolat
- The Pragmatic Costumer
- Rococo Atelier
Happy blogging and blog reading!