When I first started this blog, I was an unemployed costumer attempting to create period gowns and costumes with very limited means. Although now employed, I still try to be as thrifty as possible. I am still "The Broke Costumer"!

In addition to posts about the outfits I make on a budget, this blog includes short research articles on fashion, history, accessories, styles, or whatever interests me at the moment.

I hope you enjoy my journey into the land of inexpensive costuming and short articles.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Oh WOW!  I am honored, as I have been given the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Chelsea from   http://asartorialstatement.blogspot.com/    Check out her blog.  Her recent post about her Regency gown is wonderful.  Thank you Chelsea!

 To accept the award, one must:
1. Display the award and link back to the person who nominated you.
2. State 7 facts about yourself.
3. Nominate 15 bloggers for the award.
4. Notify the winners.

Seven things about me.....

1.   I love collecting things.  Right now, my favorite collections are: Jadite, Fiesta Ware, Jewel Tone purses, retro frosted bar glasses, Victorian and Edwardian fashion plates, and vintage postcards.

2.   I have always had cats my entire life.  I have never had a dog.

3.   I am very interested in genealogy.   My father was adopted, but I have traced both his blood family line and his adopted family line back to the 1200s.  Both lines originated in Scotland!

4.   I don’t like seafood.  You couldn’t pay me to eat anything with claws or shells.  I do like tuna sandwiches though, my only exception..

5.   I am an avid scrapbooker.   My house looks like a scrapbook supply store.  I actually have racks for my paper, and have dedicated cupboards for supplies and books.

6.   I love crime drama.  My favorites are Law and Order SVU, CSI and NCIS.  I also love retro crime drama like Adam 12 and Dragnet.  I used to be a closet Dog the Bounty Hunter watcher, but I kicked that habit a few years ago.  Maybe its because my dad was a cop.

7.   I have never been on a train (Disneyland doesn’t count).  I have never been on a cruise ship either, but am afraid to.   I got sick on the ferry boat from Victoria, BC to Washington State.  I was green for two days.

My blogger nominations.  I really enjoy reading these and have them saved as my favorites.

1.  http://timetravelingincostume.blogspot.com/  Val is the one who encouraged me to start a blog in the first place.  She is a wonderful costumer, and has helped me personally with my costuming.

2.   http://vintageattirew-dnalof2007.blogspot.com/  Trudy has a flair for adapting patterns to fit her ideals, has wonderful ideas on how to salvage pieces and turn them into something else.

3.  http://madamnovice.blogspot.com/  Kate is no novice in my eyes.  She makes beautiful 18th century gowns and jewelry.

4.   http://vintagepurse.blogspot.com/   Love love love all these purses!  Wherever does she find them all?  I am extremely jealous of her collection of Jewel Tone purses in the photo on her home page.

5.   http://fairyfingers.blogspot.com/  Threads of my Life is an all around great costume blog.  Such cute costumes!

6.   http://americanduchess.blogspot.com/    Absolute perfection in everything!  From hats to her very special shoes, we all love her.

7.  http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com/   Informative, funny, inspirational, I have learned so many interesting tidbits from these ladies.

8.   http://evadress.blogspot.com/    Fantastic vintage patterns.  I like to see the photos of what their clients make from the patterns.

9.  http://georgianaduchessofdevonshire.blogspot.com/    Heather posts Interesting stories about ladies of the 18th century.  The Duchess of Devonshire’s gossip guide is full of history.

10.  http://marie-antoinettequeenoffrance.blogspot.com/  This lovely blog contains paintings, stories and gossip of Marie’s time.    Thank you Lauren!

11.  http://extantgowns.blogspot.com/   All the Pretty Dresses is just that - almost every beautiful gown ever made!  Its here that I get my inspiration for projects.

12.  http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com/    Food, costumes, events and historical homes.   A full lifestyle in this blog!  I want to go visit them now.

13.   http://historicalquintessence.blogspot.com/  Kyrie says it best: adventures with historical costume, haberdashery, antiques, art and other curiosities.  Great blog just full of goodies!

14.   http://livingwithjane.blogspot.com/    Based on her love of Jane Austen, Jenni writes about the things she loves. This blog really shows her love for the simple and beautiful things in life.  I like her Words from Jane at the bottom of her page.

15.  http://quaintrellelife.blogspot.com/   Great vintage blog of fun stuff!  Nifty retro ads, hairstyles, recipes, lifestyles, clothing - all vintage fun.

I am in the process of informing all my nominees, please check out all their awesome blogs.