Friday, 22 January 2016

Nine Years of Blogging + a Faraway Feature

Believe it or not, this week I celebrated the NINE YEAR anniversary of my blog.

In my very short first post back in 2007 I wrote that I hoped blogging would "encourage me to make more stuff" and it has certainly done that! I have made and blogged about a lot of crafty stuff over the past nine years, and my blog has helped me connect with loads of lovely, creative people and led to so many interesting and exciting opportunities for me and my business (including writing my books!).

Whether you're a new reader or a long-time one, or just a passer-by who has stumbled onto this post on your internet travels, thank you so much for reading! :)

Talking of things that would never have happened without my blog and the magic of the internet...

... one of my projects is currently featured in a magazine on the other side of the world: Australian Homespun (which is apparently the no.1 craft magazine in Australia! Exciting!).


It might be cold and dark and wet here at the moment, but in Australia it's the middle of summer so this issue is full of cheerful summer-y things like quilt patterns inspired by ice-creams and beach umbrellas, a round-up of sunny fabrics, and those charming Victorian bather dolls featured on the cover.

 

On page 14 you'll also find a trio of seashell-themed projects found on Pinterest, including the seashells I designed to accompany the sea creatures in my second book, Super-Cute Felt Animals.

 
 

Click here for the free tutorials for making your own felt seashells.

Many thanks to the team at Homespun for featuring my project and for sending me a copy of the magazine!

9 comments:

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Congratulations and well done!
Liz

Ariadne said...

Wow!Nine years is quite a long time! Congrats! Hope you will go on! AriadnefromGreece!

Wendy Ward said...

yes we love your work down here and it is currently 35degrees so often stitching is the thing to do

Amy at love made my home said...

Happy blogaversary, here's to many more!! xx

Fiona (fizzi~jayne) said...

Congratulations on your nine years! :-)

Crimson Kettle said...

Nine years amazing! Congratulations here's to the next nine years. :-)

Jacqui Wise said...

Congratulations Laura. I enjoy reading your posts. Love the felt shells & you must be thrilled to see them published in the magazine. Maybe you could request some summer sunshine in exchange!

bairozan said...

It's a lot of hard work but also talent, Laura! Congratulations!

BugsandFishes said...

Thanks everyone! xxx

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