Monday, June 2, 2014

BloGIVErsary

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Guess who turned three last week?  This blog!  Can you believe it?  I certainly can't.  Time flies!  In fact, SWAO's little anniversary really snuck up on me and kind of caught me unawares.  But as it turned out, I had been working on this little crochet motif, which I thought was a great example of where the blog/I have been heading.

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My crochet skills and overall confidence have been building, and I've been enjoying challenging myself by creating patterns with a little more complexity (like my owl prototype as an example.  [And I'm almost done tweaking it, for round 2!]).  In fact, I just did a little freelance job creating a jute bowl pattern, which I'll share more about when the time comes!
  
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I certainly wouldn't have come so far without you lovely readers and friends. Your encouragement keeps me going!  Thank you so much!!  I really enjoy talking to you, answering emails about crochet questions, and seeing the projects you've made from my tutorials.  It really is so fulfilling to see that I've inspired someone else into creating something with their hands.  I've met so many fabulous people through this blog!

As a little thank you, I'd like to send these little 4.5 inch coasters to some of you!  If you'd like one, just comment on this post, and I'll pull four names on next Monday, June 9th.  And since I can't give coasters to everyone, I'm going to write up directions for this motif for anyone who wants to give it a try!

Thanks for reading my dear friends!! 

15 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your blogversary,you must feel great.Lovely coasters in lovely colors,perfect for spring and summer.Have a lovely week.

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  2. Yay! Congratulations Kate! Your crochet creations are always inspiring! Please drop my name into the hat, but I would be simply happy with the pattern too!

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  3. How exciting a blog birthday and a gift for someone!
    I do really love this lovely little doily coasters and they're so pretty in all the different colours, with a special soft spot for the pale yellow and orange... though the red is perfect at Christmas and the pink wonderful for a vase of pink flowers.
    Lovely, Kate!

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  4. AWESOME !! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO AN AWESOME BLOGGER !! Would Love to be put into the hat for the drawing also. If not maybe some time we could get the pattern for such a beautiful coaster. Wouldn't they make a beautiful bunting also 😊😊. Congrats on 3 years !!

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words Lynn!! Using them to make a bunting is a fantastic idea!
      Consider yourself entered for the drawing, and happy crafting!!
      Kate :}

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  5. Love making and receiving (wink wink) doilies. These coasters are adorable as well as practical since it's summer here and I know the lemonade will be flowing.

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    1. Thanks Lisa! One can never have too many doilies right?!
      Have a great weekend, and happy doiling!!
      Kate :}

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    2. Hi Lisa, you are one of my winners!! Can you email me your address?
      signedwithanowl@gmail.com

      Kate :}

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  6. I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing all your creations. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

    Linda

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  7. WOW!!!!! Buon compleanno to your blog Kate!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!
    I don't know what to say…. the coasters are beautiful, but at the moment we are packing…. yap! We are leaving Indonesia in July for a new destination!!!!
    I'll be waiting for your pattern, btw!!!!
    xxxxxxxxx Ale

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  8. Congrats on your 3rd anniversary!!!!
    Love your blog and your coasters!!!!!!!
    happy summer
    Stephanie Haworth

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    1. Thank you so much Stephanie! Thanks for reading and happy summer to you too!
      Happy crafting,
      Kate :}

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    2. Hi Stephanie! You are one of my winners! Can you email me your address? signedwithanowl@gmail.com
      Kate :}

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  9. Happy Anniversary!!! :) Here's to many more....

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  10. O, happy day! Happy BLOGiversary ;)
    I will be waiting for that doily pattern, although I already have different plans for its usage - of course jet another blanket... ;D
    and keep up the amazingness!!!

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