Hello to you all whether you are an existing follower of my blog or a new one (becuase I think I have acquired some new followers this past week!)
What a week I have had - and for great reasons! So I have to warn you that, in the words of Louise from The Caithness Craft Collective podcast, this post is a bit ME ME ME!!!
Last weekend I was involved in the Art from the Heart bloghop to celebrate their 10th birthday (which is this weekend - Happy Birthday!) Art from the Heart is my favourite art shop ever. It is a good hour and a halfs drive from where I live, located in Harrogate in Yorkshire. They sell the most amazing art and craft supplies and host fabulous workshops in art journaling amongst other things. I am off there tomorrow morning, very early, for a gorgeous taster workshop with Dyan and maybe to spend some pennies! So anyway, back to the bloghop, I signed up for it thinking it would be fun. I was allocated to the 7 Gypsies team and so had to make anything using 7 Gypsies products, photograph it and then share my project in my blog hop post. What fun!!! So, I made my journal page, filled in the template and set my post up to publish at 10am on Saturday morning. Good, mission accomplished!
Now, if you comment on my blog it has to be moderated before it goes live. I check my iPhone and I have 6 comments to be moderated. Ooooh, thinks me, how lovely! However, it didn't stop there and I soon realised that this blog hop thing was going to be much bigger than I ever imagined. To cut a long story short, I currently have something like 80, yes 80, comments on my bloghop post and, last Saturday, my blog was viewed 695 times! I still cannot believe it - how amazing!!
So, after that most exciting event last weekend, my Craftseller magazine arrived. This is a new magazine that is all about selling your crafts. It is really good, has some great advice in it and projects that you can make and sell. I got issue one back in May and made some little babushka dolls (you can find them in one of my past blog posts). I joined the Facebook group and posted a link to my blog post about them (I like to share!) and that was it. Until I received an email from a lovely lady at the magazine asking me if I wouldn't mind them featuring my dolls on their letters page. So Issue 2 arrived on Thursday and I am in it, it is small but it counts. I will also let you into a little secret, but I may be featured again in a future issue. Squeal!
|Me in print|
Also this week, yes there is more, I have been asked to teach some workshops and to guest blog on another blog. (Slowly but surely I am taking over the World!)
I have to say that when I started to blog I never imagined that any of these things would happen, but it sure feels great that it has! Blogging is a fabulous way of meeting like minded people and I have met so many. So, whether you are an exsisting follower or a new one, thank you for stopping by and making my blog so special!