(this photo has nothing to do with the post, but I thought you may like to see what we wore at our "Royal Wetting Party")
I started my blog a year ago today (timed so I could visit Jodie at her stand at the Stitches and Craft show and tell her I was a blogger too - which I did, after hours of loitering in her presence...).
When I started blogging, I expected to do a lot more "making" than I have actually done, and to live up to my blog title in a way... so on first glance, this year hasn't lived up to expectations.
On the other hand, I hadn't expected:
- to make connections (and in some cases get to meet and become real life friends) with incredible, smart, creative and warm-hearted women
- to experience the incredible generosity of so many people, and to begin to give back too (though I think I really have received more than I have given so far...)
- to share snippets of our own life and home, and my own thoughts and values, and in doing so, to begin to feel more comfortable in my own skin (thanks, Cath)...
- and... well I could go on, but I'd like you to reach the end of this blog post!
In celebration of a year of NOT living up to expectations, and being pretty happy about it, I'd like to offer a surprise giveaway (at this stage, not even I know what it will be, which scares me a bit, but I will try very hard to make it good!).
Just leave a comment on this post (about anything you like - maybe even something unexpected that has happened to you that you were happy about?), and I'll draw a winner on Sunday May 16, at 12 noon.
Thank you so much for making this year unexpectedly good xx