Thank you to Lauren Cherice Designs for nominating me for the Liebster Award. Firstly here's what it's all about, it is to nominate and share new up and coming bloggers that have less than a 200 followers. You answer the questions that the nominator has sent and then ask 10 or 11 more to other bloggers with less than 200 followers.
It's similar to a blog hop, but you get to know a little about the person behind the blog too. It's about sharing and support for fellow bloggers within your field.
So here are the questions Lauren asked me:
1.Who is your biggest inspiration? Design wise it has to be Lucienne Day and the way she took the 1951 Festival of Britain by storm. I love the optimism of the whole of 1950's era and the way they were not afraid to try new things.
2.What is your favourite food? Mmm tricky, I have a sweet tooth so puddings are probably it, especially Pavlova or panacotta!
3. Reading or Blogging? I would say a bit of both, I love finding out what other people are up to and what projects they are working on. But I also like sharing what I'm up to or something that has inspired me.
4. Countryside or Beach? The countryside! Always full of inspiration and I love taking pictures of flowers and interesting views or worn stone walls.
5. Have you got anything exciting planned for the rest of 2013? I'm trying to build up my little one woman business at the moment and hopefully once a few teething problems have been resolved, it will tick along nicely.
6.What is your biggest achievement? It's got to be going back to college/uni to retrain and achieving a 1st class degree! I enjoyed every minute of my degree course and made some lovely friends and learnt tons.
7. Ice cream or chocolate? Tough one this as I really like both (just eaten a curlywurly!), my favourite flavour ice cream is rum and raisin.
8. The one thing you can't live without? Please can I have two things?!?! My cats Snowflake and Sparkle, gorgeous silver tabbies, who keep me company in the studio. My lovely Marek who bless him always gets my latest creations to look at! Oh so technically that's 3 oopps!
9. What is your design starting point? I always start with visual research and then move onto drawing and draw until I feel I have enough to start designing with.
10. What is your favourite memory? Being proposed to on the very top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, magical :-)
So here are my nominations:
Mavis at http://mavisglover.blogspot.co.uk/
Jeanie at http://jeanieandjewell.blogspot.co.uk/
Pauline at http://embroidererspicnic.blogspot.co.uk/
Some great blogs that I follow and enjoy reading and seeing what they're up to.
So to my questions.....
1. If you were given a travel ticket where would it take you?
2. Favourite designer and why?
3. What flavour ice cream would you choose vanilla or rum n raisin?
4. If you were put on a desert island what book would you take?
5. When you work do you have music on or like to work in silence?
6. Night owl or early bird?
7. Where would you most like to see your work displayed/sold?
8. What is your main source of inspiration?
9. Banana or strawberry milkshake?
10. What is your favourite colour combination in a design?
11. If you had the chance to work alongside a famous designer past or present who would it be?