Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Happy birthday little blog!



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!)

Jenny x

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

26 comments:

Clairy said...

Congratulations and Happy Blog Birthday! I love your blog - it's so pretty and cheerful :o)

edie sloane said...

Happy Blog Birthday!

lemonade kitty said...

Happy birthday to your lovely blog, love the cards, Lucey x

Dinki Dots said...

Happy blog birthday! :o)
Funny that we have the same tastes in sweet drinks, and cheesy music! 'Summer of 69' is definitely up there with my favourites - a classic!
Those pictures are just gorgeous - I definitely want to live in them!
Can't wait to see your granny squares!
Maria xx

Jooles said...

Happy bloggy birthday Jenny!!!!
what a lovely post, i have only been blogging since April and have been suprised how much i love it, like you, the comments really do mean so much, isn't it lovely that people take time out of their busy days just to do that.
I love popping in to your blog and i am so glad that i found you
j x

crafts@home said...

Happy bloggiversary, I'm so glad you decided to start writing one, I love your work and blogs.... It is nice to be able to dip into other peoples worlds especially when you work alone!
Sue Xxx

Megan said...

Happy blog birthday Jenny, and yes, I could step right into those photo's!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Happy 1st Bloggiverary Jenny!!!
It's always a pleasure to drop into this lovely, inspirational little space and see what you're up to! So glad you joined blogland.
Have a great day in lovely Bath, I would love to go back for a visit, it got a great write up in 'Mollie Makes'. Sun is shining here too, let's hope it stays around for a while!
Gorgeous images by the way, I could quite happily live in that green caravan. :)
Vivienne x

Bee happy said...

Happy blogging birthday! I bet the year has just flown by :) Love the pictures, thought i recognised the green caravan! no wonder you couldn't resist buying the cards ;)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Helen Philipps said...

Happy Blog Birthday, Jenny! This is a beautifully written post, expressing all the joys of blogging that I've discovered too. And the Happy Loves Rosie images are a perfcet accompaniment! I think lots of designers start a blog for business reasons, and then find that their work is so interwoven with their life that more personal things creep in too - which is a good thing and makes it more authentic and interesting rather than just a business promo. Your blog is always a lovely place to visit and I always enjoy your posts...so here's to the next year of blogging!
Helen x

Gina said...

Happy Blog Anniversary Jenny. I'm not sure if I have left a comment before but I have been reading for a few months now and love your style. It wasn't until I reached the end that I realised those weren't photographs from around your home!

Artwork By Angie said...

Happy Birthday Jenny's Blog!! very well put Jenny, I totally identify with alot of the things you've said in your post. I started my blog to be able to participate in Illustration Friday (which I never seem to find time for anymore!)- I had no idea where it would lead, so many good things have come out of it, most of all its the inspiration and support from like minded people that I enjoy most too - Blogging Rocks! :-) x

fee @ chipper nelly said...

Hey - happy birthday jenny's blog.
I feel just the same about mine - what a treat it is to have such a diary - never mind make new online (likeminded no less) friends!
Fee ♥

Biba said...

A very happy birthday to your blog! Thank you for being such a great blogger :)

Pipany said...

Happy blogday Jenny. I love what you have written here and agree with all of it. It's a great community and definitely a lifeline for those of us who work alone. Lovely cards too xx

buttonboxcards said...

Happy bloggy birthday to you Jenny!
I remember when you first started following my blog and i was so flattered as your work is so lovely and aspirational. Your always on my daily reads list and i love seeing what you have been up to. I only hope that one day I can make my cards a full time thing as you have done with all your lovely bits and pieces.
Lots of love xx

Rosa Lily (Pen) said...

Happy Birthday Jenny. In agreement 100%. I find dozens of blog (old and new) an inspiration, I admit to having a few favourites of course and I leave comments all the time on those, I also go into the blogs of other bloggers who comment and always find new and exciting things to see and read. Its nice to read about someone personally and its strange how you feel you know them already! As I have an interest in all crafts I find nearly all blogs inspiring! xx

Tabbyroo said...

Happy birthday to your colourful blog! Linda x

Andrea said...

Happy blog Birthday, Jenny.
Such a lovely post to read as yours always are. I know I am glad I discovered your blog and look forward to another year of reading. You have summed up blogging perfectly!
Have a lovely week,
Andrea x

Eadaoin said...

Hey Happy Blog Birthday to you! :D It's funny how blogging times just flies by when you enjoy it so much. And you really have built up a wonderful space for yourself on here, your lovely personality and talent just shine through your posts. Here's to many more years of happy blogging for you xxx

a mermaids purse said...

happy blogging- its funny, when i started a blog i thought how silly it seemed- what was the point? then after a few weeks i realised i loved setting up a scene, showing the ins and outs of my day to day life- my inspirations, loves and creations all around my home life- it became more than a blog- it became a part of me, a little space just for me!...
those post card images are beautiful...
so many talented creative types like yourself keep blogging that so much more rewarding of places to be! x

Sabah Designs said...

Happy 1st Bloggging Birthday Jenny! Your words and thoughts on your blog are always aspiring, You've done a great job in 1 year, keep those lovely post coming xx

Sew Scrumptious said...

Happy blog birthday! Love reading your blog and seeing all the gorgeous things you make. Very inspiring!

paintdropskeepfalling said...

Happy Blog Birthday. Lovely photographs - I want to live there too. :)

Gem said...

I have just found your blog and all I can say is GORGEOUS. Congratulations on the 1st blog birthday xxx

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Wishing you a very happy blog birthday Jenny!...I can relate so much to the first paragraph of your post which were my very thoughts too...like you I found a world full of inspirational and supportive friends that I wouldn't like to be without...
Here's to the next twelve months my friend...I am going to raise my cup of tea to you today!
Susan x

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