So this is a very special week for me. Today I celebrate a full year of blogging…yay me!! I thought it would be a fab way to really celebrate this milestone if I held a special 1 Year Blogiversary Giveaway…So with that in mind, I approached the lovely Sheona of Sewisfaction and she very graciously offered to sponsor the giveaway with no less than 2 metres of fabric…how cool is that! It’s a great way to thank all of you lovely readers and followers of my blog and to spread a little fabric love too. I mean…heaven knows we always all need more fabric don’t we…don’t we??
Now, I’ll come back to the fabric giveaway in a while, but first I want to reflect a little on my first blogging year. I touched upon it a bit in this post where you can read about some of my 2017 highlights.
I’m really glad that I started my blog…I’ve found that it’s benefited me in many ways. Actually sitting down to write a blog post has really made me use brain cells that hadn’t been exercised since high school…seriously! Writing is not something I had done much at all in all these years…I guess it probably shows, lol. I hope, well I think, that my skills have improved somewhat by blogging, but you know, it’s good for me. It’s true when they say that if you don’t use it you lose it and now I’m using it (the old grey matter) and it’s great! So… I’m finding my feet with the writing and I’m also finding out about what I like to share with you my lovely readers and also about what you enjoy reading. It’s an evolving kind of thing, but ideas for blog posts are coming to me all the time and I’m loving it. In fact, I just love sharing all things sewing related with you and all of these processes are good for my sense of well being, particularly helping me to get focused when stress has been evident in my family life, particularly these last few months.
Connecting with other bloggers is also a wonderful by-product of blogging. I’ve met so many lovely people both online and in real life over this last year. Exciting things are now beginning to happen in 2018 too. For one thing, I’m thrilled to have been asked to be part of the blogging team for the Day and Night Dress Challenge. You can read all about it on Elizabeth’s blog ‘Elizabeth Made This’…suffice to say that I’m very excited about it (will be posting more on my two contributions soon) As you know, I’m also doing the Ready to Wear Fast 2018 organised by Goodbye Valentino’s Sarah Gunn. Add to that my commitment to Hila’s Burda Challenge and I’m already starting the New Year on a high.
I couldn’t have got where I am though, without your support. Knowing that my posts are actually being read and enjoyed (hopefully) by you, makes it all worthwhile…It’s so good to know my words aren’t just disappearing into the ether! So thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Which brings me back rather nicely to the point of this post…want to win some fabric?? Of course you do! To enter, all you have to do is pop across to the Sewisfaction website, have a browse of the wonderful selection of fabrics and then leave a comment below telling me which one you would like if you won. All of the names of the commenters will go into the draw.
If you want a double chance of winning, then I’m also hosting this giveaway on Instagram where you can take part too. Just find the giveaway graphic on my feed and follow the instructions on it. I’ll be doing the draw next week and you have until midnight on Tuesday 30th of January to enter. Once a winner has been picked at random on Wednesday I will announce it on Instagram and on here. I’ll then be in touch and will need details to pass on to Sheona.
It therefore just remains for me to say a HUGE thank you to Sheona for offering the lovely prize and being a fab sponsor.
****Please note 1…The winner will be picked completely at random and the giveaway is open to all, but entrants living outside the UK may incur postage costs, it’s still free fabric though!
****Please note 2…No payment has been received by myself for this giveaway.
I look forward to reading about your fabric choices!