Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Happy Blogaversary to me......

It is a year ago today that the big wide world of blogging began thanks to this awsome gal!
I was around visiting Jodie to pick up some chenille when she said to me...."have you seen these great blogs?" "Huh?" I replied.....
I had never looked at a blog.
She showed me hers and the rest is history!!
So one year on, I have discovered a whole new world of wonderful people, met some great new friends, learnt a lot from the amazingly talented crafty community, had lots of fun, been encouraged to keep going, joined a craft group, been on a crafty weekend away, joined some great swaps and kept a diary of it all for the world to see and me to look back on in years to come.
I want to thank everyone who has left a comment here for me. It means a lot and it keeps me going. I try my best to reply to comments but sometimes the sewing machine gets in the way........ :)
Now, no blogaversary can go by without a little giveaway can it?

So, I have organised a gift certificate of $50US for my Etsy shop MyShabbyCottage.etsy.com
I am in the process of restocking the shop so look out!
All you need to do is.....
leave a comment on this post and if you don't have an Etsy account you must register for one
(you can add me - myshabbycottage - as the referrer if you want but it's not necessary)
so that you can receive your gift certificate (it's FREE to join - so go and do it!) and once you have an account you must add me to your favourite sellers if you haven't already done so.
So, that's pretty simple isn't it?
The giveaway will close Tuesday 16th June at 7pm (AEST) and will be drawn on Wednesday morning.
Good Luck to everyone!
Thank you blogland. It has been a blast.
Here's to the next year!!! Hippip Hooray!
Kathryn. XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Giveaway now closed - thank you to all who entered.

55 comments:

Sandra @ Pepperberry and Co. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Congratulations to you :-) That's just awesome! And thanks for offering us the giveaway, even though you should be the one we're celebrating!! xxx

blushing rose said...

What a wonderful birthday celebration. Congrats & many more to come. TTFN ~Marydon

Shabby Raggy Roses said...

How amazing Kathryn! I've been wanting one of your 'little girls' for a while now! Your already one of my favourite sellers on Etsy - you were also my encouragement to start a blog too, yours was the first blog I'd ever looked at too I think...Congrat's on your 1 year anniversary! I always look forward to your posts.
Best wishes,
Jenelle

Perri said...

Congratulations, Kathryn! on your ist Blog Birthday. Your etsy store was already listed as on my favourite list... such a generous giveaway!
Happy stitching, P

Little Mysteries said...

Happy Blogaversary. Its been wonderful seeing all the lavely things you make. May there be many more!

The Handmaden said...

Ooh, count me in please!!

Antique Rose Designs said...

Hi Kathryn congratulations on your 1 year anniversary. Please count me in on the giveaway. Take care Carol

Bear Hugs said...

Happy Blogaversary Kathryn and many more to come!!! You were the beginning of my Blog too, as I signed up to reply to your blog about Woody :)))) Come down and have a coffee and cupcake to celebrate!!!!
Sue
xoxo

Selina said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary! Keep up the good work!
Hope i'm still going strong after a year! Fabulous giveaway, fingers crossed!

Christine said...

Congratualtions. I always love visiting your blog to see the pretty things you create. Have registered with etsy and added you to my favourites.
Christine

bubbachenille said...

Happy Anniversary to you and congratulations on a lovely blog. Thanks for the giveaway too, oh and you are already a fave on etsy !

lillycottage said...

Woohoo!! Isn't it amazing how this little community makes us feel like better people, perhaps even more understood and not at all like a crazy lady who collects fabrics and drools over buttons and ribbons!
Congratulations on your milestone..may there be many more and may I win that wonderful gift certificate! I have to be careful of what I leave around with your gorgeous goodies on it as 'Santa' brought child number 3 a sleepy/awake babushka and she doesn't believe Santa would send postcards or use Etsy...oopps!
Kiss Noises Linda Lilly Cottage

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Ahhhhhhh....
What a great opportunity!!
Pick me Pick me!
I have the etsy account...Will have to go do the other steps.
And how fast does a year fly by!!!

marie said...

Happy 1st Blogaversary to you Kathryn! Your blog is such a lovely place to visit! What an awesome giveaway you're having ~ I would love to be included. I have an Etsy account and you are one of my (very) favorites!
Thanks for the chance to own more of your beautiful creations.

i cant sew said...

i was inspired by linda from lilly cottage... amazing how small the blog world is but how far it really reaches, i talk to people all over the world. congrats on your one year, i mjust be coming up for mine soon too. i am not sure if i have faved you yet but if not consider it done.
i will be having a giveaway for reaching 50 followers!!! that is a big achievment for me :)
%*_*%rosey

The Pink Poodle said...

dear kathryn...awesome!!

we must have nearly started around the same time..(but NOT in any way comparing...jeez...your blog is fantastic..).....mine plods along!!

happy anniversary..

keep WARM!!!!!!! brrrrrr...

xx andrea

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Happy Blogaversary to you...
happy blogaversary to you....
happy blogaversary to Kathryn...
HAPPY BLOGAVERSY TO YOU!

hehe

TattingChic said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary! What a fabulous gift! I'm pretty positive that I have you favorited on Etsy. I KNOW I have a tons of your goodies favorited...especially your purse doorstops! I think they are A-DOOR-able! ;)

I'm of the same name on Etsy, too! :)

bluebird-lyn said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary, quite a milestone....will register on Etsy...Warm Regards Lyn

stillsane said...

Happy blogversery! I love reading your blog after a tough day at work. Takes my mind off stress & turns my thoughts to what I really love to do - SEW!

Thanks so much.

Tracy Duggan.

Kerryanne English said...

Happy Blog Anniversary Kathryn.
Doesn't the time fly!!
I always enjoy coming over to My Shabby Cottage for a visit.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Tulip~Rose Quilt Shoppe said...

Hi Kathryn....

Just popped over to vist and wish you a very happy blogaversary! You are a fav in Etsy already...
and thankyou for dropping by my blog and your lovely comments!
Have a great night! and keep warm...suppose to be -2 C brrrrrr!!!

Glenda xxx

Stina said...

Congratulation on your ONE year!!!! GRATTIS!!!! ( think you need it n swedish too...;o))
Blogging is one of the best things I ever started with.. so many nice people out in the world... and Its getting better an better for every day... and I guess you feel the same!!! You make the most wonderful shabby things.. and you are a true inspiration for many of us!!
THANKS!!!! :o))

Sarah said...

Hi Kathryn,
Congratulations on your one year anniversary. Hip hip horray!!!
Loving etsy, will add you to my fave seller next time I am on.
~S~

Jo said...

Congratulations Kathyn and thank you for such a wonderful giveaway. What an opportunity to add to my little collection of delightful things so beautifully made by you.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Congratulations and best wishes on your blogversary!! We love to visit your blog and see all your charming shabby projects!!

trashalou said...

one year? Wow! I think as a birthday gift you should have a Russian Doll bag. No really, I insist. Honestly you'll love ALL the colours in it as well as those amazing button eyes and cheeks. And the brown-ness of the bag shows up the red of the dress so well. It will look great. No, it is fine I am more than happy to share, I would feel mean hogging it for any longer. ;-)

CurlyPops said...

Yippee! Happy Bloggaversary to you Kathryn. I can't believe you've only been blogging for a year. Time certainly flies when you're having crafty fun!

Sew Useful Designs said...

Dear Kathryn

Happy Blogaversary! Thank you for sharing your inspiring creations with the world!

Warm wishes!
Vikki :-)

Nikki said...

Well done, Kathryn - and I'm SO GLAD you started blogging or I wouldn't have met you!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations on your one year blogiversary. Wonderful giveaway. I love your blog!

LoloDesigns said...

Happly blogaversary! I really love your blog and all your products so how happy would I be to get to buy some of them! You are very generous ;o) Am already a follower and do have an Etsy shop so am off to add you to my favourites if you are not already on there ;o) xx

Celestina Marie said...

Happy One Year Birthday/Blovaverisary!! Blessings for many more great posts to come. You are so talented and such a welcome member of the blogging community. Enjoy your celebration. What a wonderful giveaway. Anyone would be thrilled to recieve a gift from you.
Blessings, Celestina Marie

nanaandpapa1 said...

Happy Blogaversary! we wish u many more, you must be a fast learner and v ery talented.

Deb said...

Kathryn, Happy Blogaversary. Hoping you have many,many more. I love reading your blog and delight in seeing all of the beautiful things you make. Congrats.

sixlittlemonkeys said...

Hi Kathryn,Happy Blogaversary,You make so many beautiful things,your so talented.
Congrats sixlittlemonkeys

Alison Gibbs said...

Kathryn congatulations on your blogaversary. You now know 'you have an addiction' of course it is blogging!!LOL
Alison

annemarie said...

Happy anniversary. You have been on my favorite sellet list on etsy forever - love your blog and all your neat projects. Thanks for the chance to win - keeping my fingers crossed.

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

happy blogaversary Kathryn & well done, please add me to your giveaway & hey you have always been in my favourites in esty.

Lyn xxx

suz said...

Congratulations on your first year of blogging. I've always been a huge fan and the proud owner of one of your bags.

Christy said...

happy 1st blogversary kathryn!your blog and shoppe is beautiful!

Carol said...

A huge congratulations to you Kathryn. I simply love all of your beautiful creations.

Carol

Jelly Wares said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! My how the time has flown by... I've so enjyed reading your blog over the past 12 months and look fr=orward to reading it for many more years to come...

Take Care
Jodie :)

donna said...

I found your site and shop through thornberrys blog. I love your creations

NoƩmia said...

I'm sorry to come so late ( I was in my farm) to say you Happy Blogversary and Congratulations. I love to come, almost everyday to see your work, to talk, to laugh with you, crossing seas and continents, just with a mouse clic! :)
I hope to come visit you next 20 years!

Lindi said...

What an awesome giveaway, Kathryn! Congratulations on your first blogaversary!
Please count me in for the draw. Of course, all of us who follow your blog are already winners. :)

Cynthia said...

I read every single post you put on your blog. It really inspires me and gets my creative juices flowing. Thanks for sharing with me. Happy Blogaversary.

Hen said...

Big big congrats on your one year blogversary. That's quite an achievement. Here's to many more years...
Hen x

Fiona said...

Congrats on all of your 100's - Well Done - I love looking at your creations !!

karen said...

Happy blogaversary kathryn. That first year does go by very quickly doesn't it I must be half way through my second year now although I have been lacking a little in the posting department woops!!!

Any way thanks for this fantastic giveaway opertunity and here's to another fab year full of blogging.

((((hugs))))))

Marilyn said...

Hi Kathryn, I added myself to etsy..have wondered for ages what it is and how it works..so now I know...lol. Looks great!
Please add me for your giveaway. Marilyn xoxo

Maisuli said...

Congrats on all of your 100's!!! Well Done GIRL!!!! .... =)

I love all your BEAUTIES here!

LOVE - Sanna and Saimi -

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

All round congratulations! I don't know how you do it all!!! I have enough on my hands with my two boys :)
Your blog is an inspiration and the things you make are fabulous! I have even had a go at your zippered purse (tutorial). So thank you :)
Very best wishes, Irene x

tales from an oc cottage said...

You are one busy girl!!!! Congrats!!!

m ^..^

Vintage Sandy said...

Congrats on your blogversary I'd love to win your giveaway and go shopping in your etsy store please enter me!!
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