Pass It On

It never hurts to recognize other people for the good they put into the world. For me, reading about the exciting events that other people attend, seeing pictures of their fabulous creations and outfits, and sometimes just sharing with their struggles brings joy. I appreciate being connected to other people who share my passion and sometimes I just want to escape and look at lovely things or share my own fun experiences and creations. Along those lines, I wish to thank Kelly, (who writes the blog Seam Racer) for recently gifting this blog a Blogger Recognition Award.


As these awards usually go, there are rules that each recipient tries to follow. They are:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.

The story of my blog…

I started my blog as a place to share the historical clothing creations I was making. I was just starting to attend vintage dance (and other historically clothed) events and I wanted to be able to share that fun with others. The blog was a great way to chronicle the awesome clothing I was creating as well as the amazing events I was able to attend. It also became a way of preserving memories in words as well as images–there are so many details of events that I’ve written out in blog posts but put aside in my head. It’s so nice to have a solid bank of memories to be able to review at will in such detail!

My advice to new bloggers…

#1: Find a way to incorporate pictures into all your posts–or at least most of them. It makes them less dense to read and more interesting to us visual types. Take the time to take pictures that are clear and go through them so you can include pictures that really tell a story. Of course there are exceptions–when you’ve made a beautiful thing and all your pictures are stunning, for example. Or perhaps you’ve had a very silly photoshoot and the pictures aren’t clear but they tell a great story.

#2: Comment on other people’s blogs. Express your excitement, ask questions, appreciate hard work, or maybe just let the author know you read their blog and enjoy it. You’d be amazed how much it can feel like you know someone when you’ve been blog-commenting back and forth but might have never met them in person. It helps feel like you’re part of a community, and if you ever get to meet those people in person, think about how much easier it will be to talk to them!

Passing on the award…

I greatly enjoy reading all of the blogs on my RSS feed list. It was hard to choose only 15 to pass this award along to! However, I eventually had to make decisions so I could get this post up. So here are the blogs that I would like to pass this award along to:

A Sartorial Statement

Beauty From Ashes

The Dreamstress

Dressed In Time

Emily’s Vintage Visions

A Frolic Through Time

Kleidung Um 1800

Mode de Lis

The Modern Mantua Maker

My Happy Sewing Place

Plaid Petticoats

Polka Polish

Rococo Atelier

Ruby’s Rags

The Shadow Of My Hand



9 thoughts on “Pass It On

  1. Oh how fun! Congratulations to you Quinn and how very deserved! I love all your advise to new bloggers and I very much agree with it all! Especially all the pictures! I love that most about blogs, all the lovely eye candy! Thank you so much for passing the award on to me! That makes me giddy with delight coming from you!
    ps…your blog makes me so happy!!!

  2. I’ve been meaning to comment on this and your other posts for ages! First off – congratulations! I’m really delighted and flattered about you passing this award on to me! (And what a boost of motivation for trying to keep on updating the blog, as it seems to get more difficult for me these days.) So thank you very much! And I agree Gina, your blog makes me happy, too, and I always feel a spark of joy/excitement when a new post from you pops up on my feed! 🙂

      1. Oh thank you again!^^ I have to admit that sometimes blogging seems like shouting to a deep void for me, so this was really nice reminder of the fact that there are still people reading it, even if I’m not aware of it all the time! 🙂 Actually, I’m really sad that blogging has gotten less popular than what it used to be so I wouldn’t like to be one of those people who give up on it either. I think many people must have switched over to Instagram because it’s so much easier and faster than blogging. Even I’m more active there now, so I can totally understand why it has happened. But I’m happy there are people like you who still stick to blogging as I very much prefer blogs as a more comprehensive format for sharing about sewing! 🙂

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