Friday, 31 January 2014

Somebody loves me!!

Just yesterday, I had a nice comment on my latest post from a lovely girl named Kaitlyn, from Kaitlyn's Simply Vintage. She told me she had nominated me for a Liebster-award.


I was of course thrilled, and a wee bit surprised! Obviously, someone is bound to stumble upon my blog at some point, but they don't necessarily have to like it, but it sure is nice that some of you do :)

The Liebster award is a token of recognition that bloggers award to fellow bloggers who they think deserve more recognition. (The term "Liebster" roughly translates to "Dearest" from German)
The guidelines of this award are as follows:

You must answer the 11 questions set by the blogger who nominated you.
You yourself then pick 11 blogs who in turn have under 200 followers.
You must then think of 11 questions for the blogs you have picked and also tell them.
You must link back to the blog that nominated you.
Write 11 facts about yourself

So, onto the question Kaitlyn has given me:

1. Why did you start blogging? 
I think it mostly was down to curiosity, "can I manage to make a blog?". But as I realized that I indeed could, it turned out a great way to keep myself motivated, and organized. I liked having somewhere to track my progress. Blogging well is kind of hard work, and getting nice comments on your extra effort is very satisfying.

2. What is your favorite piece of music?
Oh.....tough one. There is so much nice music out there, and I listen to so much different stuff. I guess my answer would be whatever matches my mood at a given moment. Funk and Rockabilly is never wrong though!

3. Do you thrift shop? If so, what purchase are you most proud of?
We actually do have one thrift shop where I live. I've been meaning to go (for years) but never get round to it. Weird, because I love all kinds of old stuff, flea markets and thrift stores!

4. Tea or coffee?
Both! But whenever there is GOOD coffee to be had, I prefer it over tea :)

5. What colors are the walls in your bedroom?
They are a yuckie yellowish color. Me and Mr. Pinhouse bought our house 3 years ago, and redecorating bedroom is now high on the to-do-list (mine, anyway)! I dream of soft grey and white, with a contrast wall of driftwood (there will be discussions, I know...) Heh!

6. What is the best piece of advice your parents ever gave you?
All of them, probably. I was just too young and stupid to listen. "Get an education" is high up there!

7. What would your dreamhouse be?
Easy. Bilbo Baggin's house.

8. What creative pursuits do you follow?
I am good at switching focus, and there is sooooo many things I want to master.
I am however, determined get more practice playing my didgeridoo!

9. Are you a morning person?
That depends. If I have to go to work, it's no big deal getting up at 04.40 in the morning, but whenever there's a holiday or vacation, I'd rather be awake all night. I think I descend from those people that used to keep lookout for predators and kept the fire going when we lived in caves :)

10. What is your ideal fashion item?
I am not very good at fashion, personally. My lifestyle has always called for practicality, before style. Not that those two can't be combined, but factory working and horse owning do set some standards. But if I were to choose an item that makes me think of fashion and style, it is the hat. I wish hats could make a huge comeback, so that one could wear one without feeling slightly ridiculous :D

11. Do you collect anything?
No, not per se. But I do however notice my ever growing stash of vintage sewing and knitting patterns.....

My 11 Liebster nominees are (in random order):
Go check them all out, some are currently hosting give-aways!! Yay!

My list of questions to the nominated bloggers:

  1. What do you find most challenging about blogging?
  2. If you could choose any super-power, what would it be?
  3. What is the most important thing in your life?
  4. Which object/tool could you not do without on a daily basis?
  5. What is your favorite movie of all times?
  6. What is your dream destination for travel?
  7. Which wild animal do you find most fascinating? 
  8. What is the most romantic thing anyone's ever done for you?
  9. Who do you admire the most, and why?
  10. If you could make a living doing anything, which profession would you choose?
  11. Describe yourself in 5 words.

Lastly; 11 fun-facts about me:

  • I love dinosaurs.
  • I have moved 18 times in my life.
  • I have eaten bugs on purpose.
  • I once slept for 32 hours in one go.
  • Snow makes me happy. The more ,the better!
  • I talk to myself out loud when I am alone.
  • I physically can't sing when someone is listening.
  • I was Norwegian Champion in hairdressing for apprentices in 1998.
  • I love travelling alone, no matter how far.
  • When I was young, me and my best friend "adopted" a baby crow that had fallen from the nest and hid it in our basement. We nursed it until it could fly, and then released it.
  • I cannot wear rings on my fingers. I loose them.

Thank you for nominating me, Kaitlyn!
This was actually quite hard, but very fun :) Can't wait to see what my nominees answers on my little "quiz"!


  1. Great answers, and questions. I would totally live in Bilbo's house any day!!

    1. Hi Kristin! If I ever win the lottery, I am building my own Hobbit-house in a buttercup meadow :D

  2. Thanks for the nomination; that's so lovely of you! And I'm so glad you posted the link to your blog, because I haven't been able to find it till now. I'm so impressed by all that you've made! You may be a "complete novice", but you're an incredibly talented one! :)

    1. Thank you for saying, Danielle ;) You know, this sewing business is great. With some help, cheerful comments and some determination, I find I can now tackle stuff I was unsure I could. I want more people to realize you can make fabulous things with your own hands!

  3. Yay! Congratulations! And some very interesting answers.

    1. Thanks, Béa! Answering questions was the fun part :D

  4. Yay, Congratulations Siri! :) I'm completely honored that you nominated me! :) I loved your answers. You and my friend inspired me to take up knitting as well. Currently, it's frustrating, but calming. I love all of your makes! :) Congrats again, Siri! :)

    1. Wow, that's fantastic!! Just hang in there, it will be easier as you go :) Can't wait to see what you make!

  5. Congratulations Siri! I really enjoyed reading your fun facts - I'd love the opportunity to sleep for 32 hours straight!! How did you do that??

    1. Thank you!! Well, I had the flu and was delirious with fever so it wasn't quite the pink cloud angel sleep we all love ;) Felt totally hung-over when I finally resurfaced..!

  6. Thanks for nominating me :) I loved reading your answers!

  7. Thank you so much for nominating me! I loved reading your answers and I can't wait to do mine, though that will be in several weeks as I'm just now getting caught up on everything. But I will soon!