Monday, 3 March 2008

COME CELEBRATE WITH A LITTLE COLOUR

Today marks one year since I wrote my first post. All I can say is what an amazing journey it has been. A journey that has totally exceeded my expectations.

If I had to choose the three bits of wonderfulness that blogging means to me they would be:

One - looking for the beauty in my life. In all of our lives we have bits of specialness. Little parts of our life that are precious to us. In the day to day of life some of these things can be forgotten. Through the eye of my camera and the discipline of writing I have enjoyed finding and presenting the beautiful parts of my life.

Two - the friendships. I started this blog already knowing some of you and since having met more of you. To anyone reading this blog who doesn't have one you will probably never understand what an amazing strength there is in this community. We all appreciate each others 'bits of specialness', the same things make us all tick and we just 'get each other' in a way that so many people don't. Sharing this adds a special dimension to my life.

Three - a place to share. These friendships bring me to my third favourite part, an audience who appreciates. This is why my blog was created, an outlet to show the things I make. My need to create is so ingrained into my daily life. Having somewhere to channel it and a place to share my creations is so wonderful. In the process, this blog has become a creation in itself. I love the way it has stretched me.



So enough sentimentality, if I haven't lost you by this point I have a little something to share. To anyone who ever reads my blog, whether you have commented before or not, whether you have a blog or not, leave me a comment this one time and you could be one of the lucky three. Next week I will draw three names out of a hat (or something of the sort). I am sending a pack of these gorgeous folders and some other goodies.

36 comments:

Christie said...

Congrats! Nice to have a record of the year & a way to share with people you may never meet...

Lisa said...

De-lurking to tell you that I read your blog, and although I have two boys, I love seeing the pretty things that you make. Happy one year anniversary!

Megan said...

Happy blog-versary, and may you have many more.

Fibo said...

*waves sheepishly* Happy blogoversary, I've been a subscriber to your blog for awhile now but I don't think I've ever de-lurked and said hello. So here I am, hello!

Jodie said...

You know I read your blog and please I don't have to be entered- I just wanted to say "hear hear". I agree with all of that post - beautifully written.

Violet & Rose said...

Hello my friend! Although we share some very quirky coincidences that eventually led to us meeting, I feel like the blog-o-sphere has cemented our connection. I have enjoyed your year and your gorgeous work and family. Looking forward to sharing many more adventures with you.

Bronwyn said...

Thanks Tamara for your lovely words - such a pleasure to have found your blog - it is always one of the first ones I read when I sit down at the computer. Congrats on one year!!

Violet & Rose said...

Oh, and please, although lovely, I'm right for the folders.

Jenny said...

Happy blog aversary to you-and many more to come!Congratulations!

gkgirl said...

this is my first time here
but i will definitely be back...
i found you via applehead
and that beautiful blanket you made!
wow!

happy bloggiversary!

Kristine said...

Happy blog birthday Tamara, the first blogger I met in person. I agree with everything you have said so beautifully in your post. I couldn't have articulated that myself. Here's to many more years of sharing creativity.

Sequana said...

I just found you, but I wish you Happy Year. *S*

Di said...

Happy Blogiversary! It really is a great bloggy world out there!! Looking forward to another good year!!

sewfunky said...

Congrats for reaching the one year mark!

I love your blog!!! :)

Do said...

Congatulations on your one year anniversary! :)

Leah said...

Congratulations on your first year of blogging!

Ali said...

Hooray for milestones and the opportunity to look back at what blogging gives to all of us.

Congratulations!

ingrid said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday! Thanks for sharuing your year with us. It has been wonderful, inspirational and pretty too.

Ingrid
xoxox

dizzyjadey said...

The first year goes quick, doesn't it? Congratulations on making it this far! Happy bloggiversry! (and no need to put me down for the folders, just wanted to say well done on the first year of blogging)

A Spoon Full Of Sugar said...

Congratulations and best wishes on your first anniversary! May you continue to inspire and gain personal satisfaction from your blog. Lisa

Cosy said...

Hey, happy blogoversary!

We started blogging at the same time; I've enjoyed reading your blog and being in touch over this last year.

Congratulations!

Carolyn x

tracing said...

Congratulations! The blanket you made for Marianne is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hello, I am relatively new to the blog thing, but I have really enjoyed reading your blog : )
Judi

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have just found you again after a short computer break. I just had to comment when I read about your Kate and her highs and lows at school. I really relate to that with my Bella who carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. Am thinking of you as we try to bring happiness instead of worry to our girls
Marie/x

Sharon said...

happy blogiversary.

Ainslie said...

Please will you count me in. I only found your blog recently and have added you to my favourites. Those folders look lovely and so does your blog!!!

wendy said...

Happy blog-anniverary! I really enjoy dropping by your blog adnd hearing about all the things you make. I really admire your ribbons too.

Annie said...

..."amazing strength there is in this community. We all appreciate each others 'bits of specialness', the same things make us all tick and we just 'get each other' in a way that so many people don't."

You articulate so so clearly the very essence of what I feel about the whole blogging thing - thank you for your wonderful blog.

The Stamper Story said...

I just happened to be looking at an old post in my blog archives this morning and ran across a comment from you! You said that you have 2 girls, ella and kate, and found my blog while doing a goodle search! funny. My ella and kate at turning 3 and 1 this month. sigh... I have so many birthday crafting things to start and finish! I have enjoyed looking through you blog, will mark it as a favorite, and can't wait for more!

Louise said...

Congratulations on one year Tamara. I certainly enjoy your little corner of specialness. Hope we can catch up for a coffee this year!

Brierley & Clover said...

Happy blog birthday! Yours is one of the first Australian blogs I discovered and I still love reading!

Beth said...

TeeHee! After I saw this site at Alan and Laura's I've been 'checking in' periodically! I'm a sucker for photographs of all things beautiful...but I especially just love seeing EllaBella, KittyKate and Ed-ible.

Grace said...

I just wanted to congratulate you on one year! Blogging is such a remarkable medium. It has changed my life in some very real ways. Congratulations!

liziedoo said...

lovely blog, you are inspiring. keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Tam, you've finally drawn me out of the 'lurk'!! I'm just blown away by your craftiness. It's been fantastic following your first year of blogging - you've done a wonderful job - you should be just so proud of yourself. Thanks for introducing me to all the wonderful 'crafters' out there in the world. What a clever bunch you all are. Now I'll just disappear into the darkness again and bathe in your future delights.
Rach

Bronwyn said...

Sorry Tamara for not letting you know that I had 'tagged' you! I wrote my post and then looked up to see that it was 2 min to school pickup and had to fly out the door! Howabout the birth thing? We can kind of smile to ourselves can't we.