Wow I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for over 3 years now!!
My archive spans 4 calendar years. Amazing!
3 years – nearly 600 posts – nearly 500,000 hits.
What a journey!
If I’m honest the last 18 months of the blog journey have been tough.
I’m sure that’s been obvious to everyone since my posts became less and less frequent.
Since I haven’t really been sewing in 18 months and totally lost my mojo that didn’t leave me much other than myself and family to talk about.
To be honest I really struggled with that!
So if you are still here and reading (and commenting) then thank so much for that!!
Many times I’ve wondered about whether to give up my blog all together and questioned why I keep it.
But I could just never bring myself to give up!
The truth of the matter is that keeping my diary publicly makes me keep it.
(I doubt I would be so diligent at keeping one otherwise.)
I love looking back on my growth as a crafter, person and us as a family.
And I love the connection it brings with people.
So despite the struggle I tried to persevere on.
This year we said goodbye to Perth, Australia…
And Hello Wellington, New Zealand…
Ever since we’ve moved back home to New Zealand and moved into our “forever home” I’ve started to feel that bubble of inspiration back again.
Well more like a waterfall actually
– I’m having trouble reigning in the inspiration and deciding what to do with it all,
And I love it.
I love love l.o.v.e feeling so fresh and inspired once more!!
I suspect it comes from the fact that I’m no longer restless.
That word… it’s the key to it all really….
I’m no longer planning and anticipating something that feels so far off but I want to happen NOW.
Feeling stuck, frustrated and isolated.
It’s not that I didn’t love Perth. I did – I really did!
But all along my heart wanted to be in New Zealand with my family.
Now I’m finally there – the place I’ve been longing for.
And I’m lapping it up every.minute!!!
In short – I’m content.
So I’ve decided to give my blog another fresh new look, now that I actually have some new current projects to display.
I’ve also come up with a fresh new schedule of posts and plan for my blogging now that I have a little more time to keep it up…
I feel inspired and I hope to share a little of that with you!
So things will be changing around here.
Hopefully you will all agree that they will be for the better.
You can expect much of the same, but just more of it.
I’m also going to start back sharing what I learn in a new “Share it Saturday” teaching slot. I really enjoy sharing how to do things and writing patterns, so that is taking a big place in my refocus.
I really would like this page to grow…
The new blogging plan is:
Monday: Whatever I want, or nothing
Tuesday: Tuesday Tidbits – random snippets of what’s going on with life here.
Wednesday: Work In Progress Wednesday – Progress of any long term projects if there is any.
Thursday: Inspiration from my Kitchen – A recipe weekly (yes don’t die of shock friends – but I cook now)
Friday: My Creative space – photos of whatever I’m currently working on if there is anything
Saturday: “Share it Saturday” – a new segment where I share a tutorial or information on how I made something.
Sunday: My ??/52 weekly photo diary of the children.
Yes that’s almost a commitment everyday.
I’m ready for the challenge.
Some of the tutorials that are coming are:
** the binding tutorial I’ve been promising for goodness knows how long
** how to draft your own clasp purse pattern
** html stuff for bloggers
** possibly some DIY stuff
Not to mention that I’ve got one new pattern to release this week and one to release in the next month.
To say thank you for persevering with my slack mojo, celebrate my relaunch into blogging and my Flutter from.Kat business I’ve decided to host a week of giveaways:
Each day over the next week I will be giving away something small that I will show you
AND something mysterious…
It will be a surprise for the winner when it turns up in their mailbox, because well who doesn’t like surprises!
Today’s giveaway is:
Two Denyse Schmidt fat quarters in my favourite colour – blue of course.
And ???!!! You’ll find out if you are the winner.
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You can have up to 9 entries as you wish.
To enter just decide which of the following list to do and leave a comment for each one…
** Leave a comment telling me what tutorials you’d love me to show you
** Follow me on Google Friend Connect
** Follow me via email
** Follow me on Bloglovin
** Follow me on Instagram
** “Like” me on Facebook
** Share my Giveaway on your Blog, Instagram or Facebook Page (1 entry for each share).
I will announce close all the giveaways and the giveaway winners next Saturday pm NZ time.
So really, thank you. I appreciate you guys taking the time to read and support me!!
Good luck in the Giveaways!!