Monday, July 18, 2011


6 years ago today I started blogging!!!  Thank you for reading my blog.  I am genuinely flattered by each and every comment I receive and the fact that anyone wants to hear about what  I get up to. 

The draw has now been done for the giveaway on my previous post.

Assisted by my lovely helper, who is also 6,  all the names were printed out and put into a little basket.  The name drawn out was .........

....... Memmens!

Congratulations Mary,  a bag of celebratory goodies will be winging their way to you.

Thank you to everyone who commented and told me about the changes you have experienced in the last 6 years.  I enjoyed reading them.  6 years is a long time, here's to the next 6, cheers x Pin It

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Vintage Weekend

This weekend, 16th and 17th July, I will be having a stall at the Vintage Weekend to be held at RHS Rosemoor here in North Devon. Read more about it in my new blog that I have created on my website.

Don't forget that you have 6 days left to comment on the post below to be entered into our 6 year draw for a fabulous fabric giveaway. Pin It

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Now We Are Six!

When I was One,
I had just begun.
When I was Two,
I was nearly new.
When I was Three
I was hardly me.
When I was Four,
I was not much more.
When I was Five,
I was just alive.
But now I am Six,
I'm as clever as clever,
So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever.

A A Milne

In 12 days time this blog will be 6 years old!  On the 18th July 2005 I started a little blog to keep in touch with my sister who had moved to the USA and my best friend who had moved to the South of France as well as a few friends in London. I was writing for a handful of people to keep them up-to-date with my life.  I never imagined at that time that 6 years later I would still be writing and that my blog would be read by people all over the world, many of whom I have never met, and many I have met because of it.

In the 6 years that I have been writing this much has changed.  I had a little baby who is now an independent, funny and sweet six year old, I had a little boy who had just started school, he is now just about to start Secondary School.  My 15 year old daughter has grown into a beautiful woman and now lives in her own home.  I started my own business, in a small way, to fit in around the children.  That too is growing (still slowly) and continues to give me great pleasure.  I am no longer blonde!

I have met so many wonderful people through my blog. This was very important to me at a time when I was at home, in rural Devon, with a small baby. The crafting and vintage community has grown and flourished and I have been so grateful to have been part of it through my website and this blog.  I have enjoyed reading each and every one of your comments and am blown away by the amount of people who come up to me and tell me that they read my blog.

So, to celebrate, I am having a giveaway.  A goodie bag of vintage fabric loveliness will be given to one lucky person. All you have to do is comment on this blog, those of you who never normally comment, now is your chance. Tell me one thing that has changed for you in the last 6 years.  I will draw a name out of the hat on my blogoversary on 18th July.  Good luck!

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