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Tuesday, October 4

I've been blogging for a while now, I think maybe two years.  I started initially to share the cards I had been making, to connect with like minded people.  Then one day I borrowed a craft magazine from the library, found a creative website which led me to clever Jodie of Ric-rac who designs and makes the most amazing soft toys. A whole new world of blogs was then discovered.  I began to do more than just make cards, I started to sew again and teach myself to crochet.  I found that blogging has helped me to discover my creative side and given me the chance to also discover more about myself.  It's also allowed me to meet some wonderful people and develop friendships with people I haven't met before but one day I hope to meet.  One of the sweet ladies who I've made a connection with is Jane from Life on Planet Baby.  She is such a kind lady who writes from the heart, who I know if I met in real life I know she would be as down to earth and sweet, like she is on her blog.  Last week I got this lovely mail from her, thank you Jane it was a beautiful surprise to get and blue is my favourite colour.
Another of my blog friends is Amanda from Homely One.  She is one of the sweetest ladies, she's thoughtful, kind and adores spending time with her daughter Grace and soon to be a Mum to another. I know if we got a chance to meet we'd enjoy sitting down enjoying a cup of tea outside, doing a bit of craft and watching the girls play.

On my doorstep yesterday I received this pretty parcel, a thoughtful gift from her for my birthday last month.  The book is lovely and definitely me, I can't wait to make something out of it. Thank you so much Amanda.

What made you start blogging?

13 comments:

  1. Aren't we lucky to have such thoughtful bloggy friends? Love that photo that Jane sent you of the paper dress :)

    I started blogging to connect with likeminded women and as a creative outlet. It has exceeded all my expectations and then some :)

    x

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  2. Aren't you so very lucky!

    I started a blog to write but then I abandoned that blog and started Miss Prudence as craft and thrifting was more my blogging style...i keep my cards separate on My paper valentine blog...

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  3. Oh Sweetheart! I'm so delighted it made you smile. It was the least I could do to thank you for my birthday gift ☺. I count my blessings every day that I've found you and Amanda through this bloggy caper! J x

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  4. yes, i can totally relate Catherine. i started blogging purely on a whim, and i never imagined how much inspiration would come from it. i craft more, try new things, share new things and meet some truely talented and amazing people!!! ps - happy birthday...that book looks great xx

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  5. I started blogging to promote my little ZippyZippy shop. To give customers and potential customers and feel for who they were buying from. It has been great, have met bloggers in real life after talking to them in "blogworld" Its great to connect with other mums, crafty types people who have dogs a bit like us :) :) I have a post going around in my head about this very topic - one day, I may get around to it

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  6. I love the blogging community, you really feel like you know so many people without even meeting them in person. Lovely mail from such thoughtful bloggers.
    Happy belated birthday Catherine. x

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  7. Yes Blogging is such an amazing experience I agree.So much lovely people to connect to, share things, get inspired, inspired, meeting in person sometimes :)...receive super amazing gifts! :) I will have to check that book out it looks really enticing! Enjoy xx

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  8. since i was taking my children away from their grandparents, i wanted to create a space where my family felt connected to them. it has become so much more then that though. x.

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  9. I started blogging for grandparents when we moved over to Australia. Unfortunately they disliked the concept and refuse to read it. Now I do it as a diary for our family and the bonus is the amazing friends I have made along the way!

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  10. Lovely presents Catherine - they look very you!
    I'm not really sure why I started blogging - bit of frustrated writer and the whole wanting to remember things
    The connections are amazing though

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  11. Oh Catherine, thank you so much for your kind words and I'm so happy you liked the book - hope it has some great projects for you to try. I am constantly in awe of the kind, thoughtful like minded bloggers I come across through blogging. I initially started when Grace was a newborn and I found myself wanting a creative outlet to give myself a bit of 'me' time. I love the way blogging lets you connect with like minded people and I constantly draw inspiration and get ideas from posts like yours :)

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  12. It's such a beautiful, creative community we have tapped into here. What lovely little gestures from your online buddies :)

    ...I started blogging because I wanted to connect with creative like-minded people, and also to make a record of my family life that we can all look back on.

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  13. I started blogging after the loss of my sister to cancer hoping to find beautiful friends just like you thank you for being You xoxo

    I now have 20 other ladies that come and say hello now and then and it makes my days much happier.

    Always Wendy

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