The Blogger Series: Pincushion Treats

Hi everyone, I am glad to say that things are starting to fall into place chez Dibs, and I have not murdered Noah yet, so that is a good sign that all those sleepless nights have not driven me mad….for now.

Remember when I mentioned here that I was trying to psyche Mr.Dibs into getting me a DSLR camera after the baby came? Well I succeeded, and I am now the proud owner of a Nikon 3100D. I was torn between a Canon and a Nikon, but I settled for the Nikon because it offered video shooting features, while the Canon did not….well not for the money I was willing to pay. I am so excited about the camera, and I have been playing around with it in my spare moments.

Which led me to the reason for this post. Its no secret that I enjoy meeting fellow sewing bloggers, and I feel meeting them in person, and hearing their voice, or laughter, makes reading their blog posts more fun….am I crazy? Probably…anyways, I thought it would be nice to do a series of posts where I interview fellow bloggers I meet, so that you can also get to know them through my Nikon lens. I don’t know how this will pan out, but I hope I can meet as many bloggers as possible, and interview them. Its nothing serious, just a fun 2-3  minutes interview. Is anyone game? I know having a video of yourself on the internet is not everyone’s cuppa tea, so if I approach you with a determined look in my eyes, do feel free to tell me where to put my camera if you are not interested.

For anyone wondering, no, I am not a journalist, but my undergraduate degree was in Journalism and Mass Communications, and so I do tend to delude myself that I could be the next big thing…I’m sure Oprah started somewhere at the bottom too…..NO….she did not?…..really?

First off, I went to visit Pincushion Treats yesterday. When I was pregnant, she visited me on several occasions, bringing me guilt inducing edibles like chocolate macaroons (promptly devoured by all in the Dibs household, with both senior and junior messrs.Dibs clamouring for more…sorry guys, I don’t know how to make them), the softest chocolate chip cookies ever ( I seriously prayed to God that Mr.Dibs would not want some, and surely, it was a blessing that she brought them on one of the nights that was with his mom….someone say Amen please.)

I went with Junior Mr.Dibs II ( you have to start them young on career paths I tell you), and I can assure you that he has, as of yesterday, started his media career. A couple more years, and I can retire to a life of luxury, while he slaves away to keep me in all the luxury I am MOST confident I can become used to. I dare anyone to say its child labour.

This is my first time editing a video, so do feel free to laugh at my mediocre attempt.

In sewing related matters, I am currently buying fabric and patterns, and wondering when I will ever sew anything. It may be a while before I finish any thing, but I shall continue trying, one machine stitch per week. Who knows, maybe I might actually sew a renfrew just in time for Winter.

Have a good weekend everyone.



  1. May 11, 2012 / 6:41 pm

    Yay!! Great interview….most impressed by your editing and appropriate mood music! Well done all and great that noah featured !! Xx

  2. May 11, 2012 / 6:45 pm

    I am looking at train tickets to come and interview you too lol

  3. May 11, 2012 / 6:59 pm

    You're back! Hurrah! Glad that you are surviving the first tempestuous months. They're hard, but there are some amazing moments too. And your little guy looks great.

  4. May 11, 2012 / 7:12 pm

    Awww it's so cute to see a moving Junior Mr Dibs II!!!! That's such a cool idea to do the videos, y'all have such a nice group over on that side of water!!! I mean we do too but I'm 1500 miles away from the one going down in San Francisco. 🙁 I'mma need a sewing meet up travel budget and maybe one day I can be interviewed by you! On the sewing front, Just do one thing a day. Cut out your pattern one day, shoot put it on the fabric another, and cut it out on yet another day. I'm sure you will have something in a week or two.

  5. May 11, 2012 / 7:13 pm

    Oh and it's good to see Melissa too! I promise I was listening and not focused on the baby! LOL

  6. May 11, 2012 / 7:14 pm

    Ah, I love this, and the wee little babe is darling 🙂 Funny (and weird?) but I was *just* thinking of you when I opened my reader, wondering how you were getting along, and hoping you'd be back soon! Great interview, I love the idea of this series!!

  7. May 11, 2012 / 7:43 pm

    Noah was such a great little guest star! You did a great editing job! Bravo! And thank you for allowing me to be the first interviewee in the series!

  8. May 11, 2012 / 7:57 pm

    lol. You will hold him. We are coming to see Rochester.

  9. May 11, 2012 / 7:57 pm

    No worries. great little guest? what about the epic poo? lol

  10. May 11, 2012 / 8:00 pm

    Sorry, my silly iPad mistyped. I really want meet Noah and as long I can hold him, you can get an interview. I miss you and Mela and I were talking about you x

  11. May 11, 2012 / 8:00 pm

    lol. I would like to think I am back, and will become more active, but i don't know.I find sometimes that this happens to me. seriously, i think of someone, and then i see them, or they call me. its just plain weird I think lol.

  12. May 11, 2012 / 8:01 pm

    yeah she told me. let me know when you are free so I can book my ticket and come.

  13. May 11, 2012 / 8:04 pm

    You never know. I could interview you sooner than you think.

  14. May 11, 2012 / 8:04 pm

    Thanks Mommy en France. Yeah there are some really funny moments.

  15. May 11, 2012 / 8:17 pm

    I love that you UK sewing/blogging ladies all seem to know each other and get to meet in person! I don't know that there's a single sewing blogger within 5 hours of me!


  16. May 11, 2012 / 9:43 pm

    Oh, gosh, I've been wondering how you and Noah are doing! Glad to hear you're well! And it's so fun to see/hear Melizza! Girl– her treats!! I can't believe you've gotten to eat them! I see photos on her blog and they make me SO. HUNGRY.

  17. May 12, 2012 / 1:09 am

    That was so sweet! And your boy is adorable!

  18. May 12, 2012 / 3:19 am

    Aw I love this! Pincushion Treats AND Mr Junior Dibs II. Perfection.

  19. May 12, 2012 / 4:44 am

    You're back. I've been wondering how everything was going with Noah. He makes a beautiful guest star in his cameo role. Well done.

  20. May 12, 2012 / 6:42 am

    Glad to see you are doing well and the baby looks adorable. The interviews are a great idea!

  21. May 13, 2012 / 10:58 am

    Oh goodness me I want that baby! Hand him over NOW!
    (Dries eyes on sleeve)
    Great idea Miss Dibs! We get to meet the sewing bloggers and you get half an hour of free child care! 😉

  22. May 17, 2012 / 4:44 pm

    What a cool idea, and a lovely interview! Noah is such a cutie!

  23. May 22, 2012 / 12:00 am

    That was so fun to watch – Please keep them coming!

  24. July 10, 2012 / 10:54 pm

    I just found you via Melizza's blog, and I'm so glad I did. The pair if you are so sweet and funny. I love that you call al, your boys misters.

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