Sunday, 10 January 2010

Who would have thought it?

Little shoulder bagWhen I set out on blogging a couple of years ago I never would have imagined that I'd get to 100 posts. It's been tough at times - the last 2 years have been full of changes for me. I've grown tremendously as a crafter too - it's really interesting to look back on the earlier offerings to see how much more confident I've become in my crafting choices. Who for instance would have thought I would make a bag in this particular colour combination? It's a bit pink...and green...and purple (I've used this cute pattern from Melly and Me).

But I love it, and I hope you do too, because it's going to be the main part of my Celebratory One-hundredth Post Giveaway.. All you have to do to get a chance of winning this cute little number (it's just 20cm high and frivolous rather than practical!) is to leave a comment here or sign up as a fan of
Craft Matters on Facebook. If you are exceptionally keen then you can do both and I will give you 2 entries in the draw (assuming that I can connect your ID here with your ID there). There'll be some other goodies, and maybe a sweet treat or two, in the parcel too. Hopefully it will cheer up the lucky winner in this chilly new year. I'll do the draw 1st thing next Monday (18th) so get your comments in/get joining my FB fan page before then.

I wish I could send all my visitors a little gift to say a huge thank you for all the kind and thoughtful comments that you've left on my blog over the last 100 posts. It's all the friendliness in the crafting world, and the general fabulousness of people who support crafters by buying handmade, that keeps me going when my confidence has taken a knock or I'm feeling depressed about progress. So a huge thanks to everyone & I wish everyone a very fulfilling 2010.

27 comments:

Kerry said...

Gorgeous! Are you going to make them to sell at all?

Hannah said...

what a great giveaway prize!!! :)

I am now a fan of your facebook page I'll see if you can guess who I am ;)

Sam Gillespie said...

such a cute bag! ... I've just become a fan on fb x

Suzanne Vaughan said...

Lovely bag - colours are very summery - just what we need in the midst of all this snow!

Gemma said...

That's so cute. And there's no such thing as too many bags ;) xxx

Gail said...

That's lovely Ali, congratulations on 100 posts!

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

well done on 100 posts :0)

SpoiltPig Jewellery said...

aw yaay! I love giveaways :) didn't know you had a facebook page either before so now a fan.

Izabela said...

congratulations on 100th post keep up good work!

I did a facebook thing as well!

xxx

Digital Misfit said...

Congrats on your 100 post milestone!
That bag looks fabulous in those fabrics.
I just recently got that pattern, but have not yet made the cute bag.

hugs,
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

I am a new FB fan :)

juanitatortilla said...

Congratulations on making it to your 100th post, and may there be more!

cupotea said...

Well done on 100 posts - the wee bag is just lovely. I have also become a fan on facebook :D

gtlady said...

Love those colour combinations! And huge congrats on 100 posts, and thanks for letting us follow your ideas and thoughts, long may you continue!
(not done the facebook thing - can't work the **** thing out still!)

Ann-Marie Dewhurst said...

Congratulations Ali :) Cool bag!
xxx

Craft Matters said...

Thank you so much everybody. What a boost to have so many lovely comments!

urban craft said...

Yay! Here's to 100 more and your stuff is great. I too have to practice to perfect my crafting skills. But your mentality of never stop learning/growing/ evolving as a crafter is inspirational.

cm crafts said...

well done on 100 post its a lovely bag it brought a smile on my face and i thought of summer days
here is to too a 100 more postyou have some lovely things well done
love clare
cm crafts

mad about bags said...

congratulations on your 100th post and love the bag you have made for the giveaway!!!

jolicious said...

I've fanned you on FB and I already follow your blog! Lovely bag!

FairlyGirly said...

Congrats on the 100, heres to the next!

The bag is lovely. I am now following you.

barum bazaar said...

That bag is so funky, the colours just seem to go huh!

Stephanie - My Calico Heart said...

Congratulations on 100 posts - gorgeous bag too!

The Sunroom said...

Well done & congratulations - keep on blogging :-) Here's to the next 100!

Kitty Ballistic said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! And what a fantastic prize to give away - it's really cute, and the colour combination is great.

andrina said...

Lovely blog, look forward to trying some of your patterns.

andrina said...

Lovely blog, look forward to trying your corsgae pattern.

Cat said...

You give so much to aspire to! I'm just starting with my new sewing machine and crafting and hope that one day I'll have a fraction of your talent.