Sunday, May 30, 2010

Bloggy award!

The lovely Nellie from McCarthy Designs and Hilary from a gal and her dog passed on an award to me last week. Thank you ladies!
I'm to list 7 things about myself and pass it on to fellow bloggers.
Righto, lets see if I can think of anything interesting...
  1. I have always loved animals. If I won the lottery I'd buy a big parcel of land and create an animal sanctuary where any neglected or unwanted animals could live out their lives happily.
  2. I like to sew and create art and when possible, I like to combine the two. I am strictly a jeans wearing girl but when I sew I like to use sparkles and beautiful lace. I have been lucky enough to win a few prizes with my creations, including a great prize of a brand new Bernina. Cool.
  3. I'm a fire bug (in a good, legal way). Having the wood fire here at Molly's Maison has helped me discover my talent for getting a good fire going. I can get flames out of a half warm coal and a bit of patience. I think it's a genetic skill passed down from my mother.
  4. I'm a fan of Musicals. I grew up watching The Sound of Music, Hello Dolly, My Fair Lady, just to name a few. I love the happiness, the costumes, the songs - they're so much fun. Strangely, I've only been to see one stage musical, Wicked. I just loved it!!
  5. I must have been a Bower Bird in a previous life - I just love the colour blue. I live in blue jeans, love blue flowers, blue china and secretly think all bathrooms should have at least something blue in them. I've always loved blue and while I go through phases of liking other colours, I always come back to blue.
  6. I'm mildly obsessed by all things Parisian. I spent a couple of days there about 12 years ago and have been thinking about going back ever since. Standing at the top of the Eiffel Tower was simply beyond exciting! I can't explain the attraction..hmm, maybe something to do with the art galleries, gardens, the beautiful accent, fashion designers, croissants, champagne...  :)
  7. When I was a child I wanted to be an Egyptologist. My friend Zeta and I planned trips to Egypt where we were going to make incredible discoveries. Zeta was going to write about them and I was going to illustrate our discoveries and adventures. Mum and Dad said no to me studying Egyptology so instead I studied art. I'd love to see the pyramids but my rather romanticised view of it wouldn't include sharing the experience with hundreds of other tourists. I like the idea of sitting there on my own to ponder the mysteries. I girl can dream...
Why is it so challenging thinking of 7 remotely interesting things about oneself?
Well, passing this on to other bloggies I invite the following ladies to take part...only if they feel inclined...
Now I sort of ignored the versatile blogger award theme and chose people who's blogs I enjoy and a couple you might not heard of...
Anja from Everyday Angels- Everyday Beauty
Annelie from Nature As I See It
Janette from My Sweet Prints
Brismod from Fun and VJ's
Edwina from the Weekend Island

Please visit their blogs for a look!

Image credits: 1 my mum, 2 google images, 3 House of Turquoise, 4 The Cherry Blossom Girl


  1. Congratulations on your award Sarah! Well deserved :) Is that dress one of your creations? It's stunning! I too loved watching the Sound of Music - the last time it was on TV I watched it for the 100th time and sang along to all the tunes - my husband thought I was crazy :) I too am a bit obsessed with anything French after a brief visit there. I absolutely loved the area around Montmartre!! And as for decorating colours, I always find myself returning to good old blue too although I'm trying to be adventurous with other colours lately :) Hope your weekend has been a lovely one xx

  2. Thanks Amanda, yes the dress is one of my creations. I plan on getting them out in the near future to take a few bloggy pics to post :)

  3. Hey! Thanks Sarah. I came on your blog to see what secrets you'd reveal and then found out you gave me an award. That is so nice. And I liked how diverse your seven things are - how cool that you wanted to be an Egyptologist. I also didn't pick you for a musical junkie. I'm a sucker for those old MGM musicals and used to watch Bill Collins' selection of classic movies on TV when I was younger.
    Thanks again for the lovely award! xx

  4. Congratulations with this award..............happy sunday...........hugs from me....Ria

  5. Thank you so much for following our blog. Welcome aboard. I just popped in to yours and as soon as I saw Molly I was hooked. Our last two dogs were slightly smaller versions of a very similar black dog (they were heinz varieties though) Our current dog is a very scruffy spoodle in an apricot colour, she is lovely, but there is nothing like a black dog.

  6. Very interesting, I love reading about people. What a great list..Rachaelxx

  7. very nice! I love Blue also. I longed for the same thing when I was a child, I wanted to explore Egypt's mummy tombs and pyrmids ~ like Indiana Jones ~
    Have a great day

  8. Congrats on the award! Well deserved! I am just IN LOVE with blue! Did you know turquoise is the "color of the year"? Not sure who named it so... I just know it's so.


  9. hey Sarah:)
    Thank you so much Sarah.
    You made my day.
    I love your Blog and I visit it every day.
    Have a beautiful day, and give Molly a big KISS.
    Love Anja

  10. Well, well, well - just stopped by to see what was going on here and see I've been tagged - thanks!! I'll get something up in the next day or so. x

  11. Love blue too.. and Paris and puppies. We would get along just fine! Thank you for your support over my way. Made my day. A-M xx

  12. Blue is absolutely my favourite colour and Paris of course is divine! Will have to check out those other blogs ...

  13. My favorite vacation was spent in Paris. It was so beautiful and we had lots of fun =)

  14. Congratulations on your award. I love Hello Dolly and The King and I - big musicals from my childhood and I actually saw King and I on stage in London with Yul Brenner when I was a child which was so amazing.
    I love Paris too - am going to France on holiday in 18 days (and counting) and may go to Paris for the day if I'm lucky!
    I know I've said it before but your Molly is such a gorgeous girl - she would make a lovely girlfriend for my handsome boy, Woody!

  15. Thanks for sharing these things about yourself. I love musicals too....and blue china!

  16. Fun, thanks for playing along. I love musicals too and your dress is gorgeous!

  17. Whoo hoo - Congratulations on the award - it's great getting to know you a little better
    - I find we have lots of shared interests - like you I enjoy a good open fire, LOVE musicals, favourite colour is Blue, LOVE France and French design, and my friends and I dreamed of being archaeologists when we were at school (I wonder if it has anything to do with watching Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones - lol)
    Have a great weekend, Cheers, Kris


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