So it was a year ago today that I started my blog! I didn't know what to expect from blogging when I began and really only intended it to be a place to supplement my website where I could add up to date info and news about my products and design work. I hadn't really read any blogs at that point, and really only set up my own because I thought I should have one to promote my business!
But over the past year it's become so much more than that, and I really do like my little bit of blog space now. I love the online friends I have made this year and I really enjoy taking a little peek into the worlds of like minded people every day (I am a nosey one!!!) I also like the task of actually writing each post. I used to write a lot but barely ever do anymore, so it is nice to do something a bit different and spend some time each week preparing a post or two.
I also love to read blogs and have a lovely long reading list which is growing all the time - I've discovered so many talented and creative people out there that I would never have found if it weren't for their blogs. I'm thinking of maybe doing a series of posts on some of my favourites soon, as I'm sure there are lots of you who would also appreciate them too! Just wish I had a bit more free time in my day to spend having a good old catch up, sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day to visit all the blogs I would like!
Anyway over the past year writing this blog, although I have made a conscious effort to keep the focus mainly on my textiles work, I have also found myself writing about my hobbies, inspirations and a little bit of family life too. Although I don't tend to write about anything really personal on here, I do like it when people share a little of themselves as well as just their work - I think it's really nice to get to know the person behind the work/business/blog.
I have also loved reading all the sweet comments that have been left on my blog over the last year. In fact, there are a few of you lovely people who read and leave comments on nearly every post I write... you will know who you are! Thank you so much for continuing to visit me here so often, I really do appreciate your lovely comments, and I also have enjoyed getting to know you through your own blogs too. The blogging community is such a supportive and inspirational one, and I am very glad to be part of it. Working from home with just the radio for company can be a bit lonely so it is really nice to be able to take a little trip to blogland sometimes!
Anyway thanks once again for all the support this year, it is very much appreciated! Hope you are having a lovely week so far (depsite the Autumnal temperatures and lack of sunshine!)
P.s If you are wondering where these gorgeous images are from, they are a set of four greetings cards I purchased from Happy Loves Rosie last week. I discovered her fabulous blog a little while ago and these cards had been calling out to me ever since! Don't you just want to live in these pictures??? I know I do, they are my idea of heaven! They are just the perfect inspiration - I definitely won't be sending them but instead they will be going in my studio so I can admire them every day :)
p.p.s granny squares are also coming on nicely (if a little slowly). Will pop back later in the week to show you my progress so far! x