Tuesday, 10 January 2012

My First Blogiversary!! (Little Giveaway)....

Today is one year to the day that I started blogging!! 

I was inspired to start my own blog after finding lots of wonderful blogs that I like to read.

I had never really read a blog before until I mentioned on the online horse community forum I  frequented how I loved CK and shabby chic - someone sent me a link to Posy  and it was then that I realised that there were other people out there that love CK, crochet and vintage as much as me who knew?!!

In this first year, after a bit of a shaky start when I felt as though I was talking to myself I have gradually gathered over 200 followers - I am grateful to each and every person who reads and am constantly amazed that anyone is interested in my little life.

I have made friends; taken part in some lovely swaps; learned loads from other blogs and my Bloddies (Cuckoo's word - blog + buddies = Bloddies); won and hosted giveaways; been asked to feature in a home magazine (I declined!!); and generally found a whole new way to engage with people.

So, to celebrate I am offering one of my little crochet votives as a little giveaway:

To enter you need to be a follower and leave a comment below - I will use the random number generator thingy to pick a winner next Tues 17th Jan.

In other news, I love, love, love spring flowers so was delighted to see these whilst shopping in Lidl last week and I couldn't resist especially as they were 4 for a fiver:

I chose pink and blue hyacinths, crocuses and narcissus. Lidl is worth a look for seasonal houseplants as they often have good deals and special offers like these. 

It seems to trick me into thinking spring is nearer than it actually is have these in the house, I loathe the post-Christmas period and can't wait for spring proper.

I was supposed to start my Alpha Course (or as Mr G calls it "God Squad") today and after several encouraging comments and a couple of emails from people who had done it I was rather looking forward to it, however today the curate called to say that every single other person had dropped out.

She has offered to do the course material one on one over 5 weeks (instead of the usual 10) in her home so I am weighing up whether to do that or see if I can find an alternative full Alpha course. 

The problem being I have been wanting to do it for years and have never found a course before that started soon and that was during the day - most of the courses are at night and I just know even if I manage to attend a couple I'll not stay the course if I have to go out in the evening (I like to curl up, stay in and put my nightie on after dinner!!)

Anyway, Mr G has lunch ready (I love that man!!) so I better dash....


S x

PS don't forget to comment below for the giveaway!!


  1. Hi Sarah.. Happy Blogiversary .. well done you! Lovely post and I too am feeling rather spring tricked at the moment .. lots of bulb, snowdrops and hyacinths about.
    Have a great day, say hi to Mr G :)
    Mantha xx

  2. happy bloggy-versary ;0)xx
    i noticed lissylou had hers today too. I remember being pregnant with my daughter and leaving full time work due to morning sickness-noon and night!, feeling quite shut in at home due to it and started surfing the net for local fun groups- i joined a knitty group and also started a stall on a fri and sat, depending on sickness and selling makes with my twinny...while surfing one day i came across posy gets cosy blog and realised how wonderful it would be to have a blog!...my camera was crap and only on my phone- so i used to scan in drawings id done and chat on about life and how i was feeling...it opened happy doors- lovely people like yourself sharing your home and makes- wonderful. ive never looked back xx

  3. Happy Blogiversary! Glad I found you :0)
    Kandi x

  4. Happy blogiversary! I so enjoy reading your blog because you are honest, friendly and am in awe of your crafty makes! I read lots of blogs too and have often wondered about starting my own but I don't really have enough to waffle on about and it would be very boring indeed!

    I am also very much looking forward to Spring, it's my favourite time of year with all those lovely pretty colours and blossom popping up everywhere and of course the lighter days!

    Take care

  5. Me! I'm in!!

    I have the Alpha book if you want it? I think that's a good one if you are wavering and not sure if you believe or not. I started reading it but since I already 'feel' God inside me (ok I sound like a right donkey there) I didn't read it through. I didn't need convincing. Any way it's yours if you want it.


  6. How funny, we share the same blogoversary! X x

  7. Hooray - it's my year anniversary too! (hooray for us!)
    No giveaway at mine - booo.
    I would love one of your votives-I've become obsessed of late - and can't have too many!
    Fingers crossed
    fee x

  8. Happy 1st Blogversary!


    Sandie xx

  9. Hi Sarah, happy blogiversary. Gosh, you declined to be in a home mag!

    I love seeing your amazing transformations. Here's to another year!

  10. Sarah, I have really enjoyed your blog since finding it quite by accident! Re the Alpha course, I've done it and I think what made it so good is other peoples' input (just my opinion really). Can I be entered into your lovely giveaway please. One of my New Year Resolutions is to learn to crochet. Just can't get the hang of it! Happy Blogiversary XXXX

  11. Congratulations on your 1 year blogging and having so many followers in that time, I'm at my 6 month mark with 22 followers so hoping to increase a bit more before my '1st anniversary'. Such a compliment to be asked to be featured in a home mag.
    I got a Debbie Bliss book for Christmas that has a pattern for knitted pots so hoping to get some spring bulbs....I can feel a visit to Lidl coming on this weekend x

  12. I cannot believe you didn't take the opportunity to appear in a home magazine. Would have LOVED to see your place in one. You's crazy in the coconut ;-)

    Anyway, YES PLEASE, include me in the draw. I'd love one of your crochet votive thingies. Going to try to make some myself but I bet I never get round to it!

    Nicki xx

    Looking forward to seeing your mini lampshades, they sound lush, I can just picture them.

  13. Hi, happy first blogiversary just found your blog and would love to be entered to win one of your lovely crochet votives, going to go and have a nosy round your blog now! Tina x

  14. Eek, not sure how I missed this!! Happy Blogiversary! :) I'm so glad you carried on blogging, I love your blog!
    I'd love to be entered in for the giveaway, it's so pretty :)
    Ashley x

  15. Oh yes please Sarah, I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!! That crochet voltive is gorgeous. :-)
    Happy blog anniversary!

    Ashley xxx


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