This could be complete madness, well if you ask my lovely Sondra she'll say it is (hi honey!). I've signed up for Tinniegirl's "Blogtoberfest 2009". Blogging once a day for the month of October. Yep, madness.

I'm not really much of a joiner, well in some ways I'm not. I'm pretty independent and don't really feel the need to be part of a group. So as far as blogging goes I'm not that great at being super friendly and inviting people in. I don't think I invite conversation here. I'm sort of a here it is take it or leave it kinda lady for lots of reasons. That's what's so hilarious about blogging, well for me. Sondra says "you just do it to get feedback and people to tell you you're good" and I'm like "no I don't, it's so I can share my crafty with like minded crafty". But she does have a point, I do get a kick out of comments, out of feedback on something I've made. I'm a fringe dweller for sure, much happier to sit on the sidelines. I also don't share a lot of personal feely type stuff here. It is a craft blog after all and I figure it's my happy place to share the happy! You don't want to see my skeletons for sure, they're reserved for my shrink and Sondra!

You know what else, since I'm on a soapbox of sorts. What I've also noticed lately is all of the Aussie craft bloggers! I think I must have been under a rock these past 3 or so years and missed the explosion. All of a sudden I've come up for air and WHAM there you all are! It's fabulous. When I started blogging there were literally only a handful of Aussie craft bloggers. Now, there's oodles of us and it's pretty darn cool. I've recently been doing some house cleaning here and have changed my sidebar links, come out of your RSS readers and check out my list of Aussie craft bloggers.

I've also decided that we'll do a little giveaway as part of Blogtoberfest, since that also brings you guys out of the woodwork, everyone loves freebies! But you gotta be quick. Next Tuesday, 6 October, is my birthday. Drop in, leave a comment between now and then, tell me something, leave me a link to something you want to share, could be a tutorial or a crafty picture or crafty supplies, or just drop in and say hi or tell a joke, make sure you include your email address. We'll draw it on Wednesday 7th October. What can you win? Well a couple of you can take your pick from the store, one item. It could be a pendant, or you might want the apple pincushion pattern (and of course I'll throw in a kit) or even a finished apple. We can work it out later.

Ok, well that's enough talking. See you tomorrow! EEEEP.

P.S. Belated birthday boobie hugs WezzieJ.

42 thoughts on “Blogtoberfest

  1. Jules says:

    I enjoyed what you said about being on the fringe. The feedback and comments are nice, but the sharing is definitely the heart of it. Thanks for entering me in your drawing & I look forward to hearing more from you!


  2. trashalou says:

    Heard a funny joke last night – what do you call a man with no shins? ToeKnee ;-)(please bear in mind I have spent my working AND home lives with small people so …)


  3. Lisa says:

    Look forward to loads of posts from you this month! Best wishes for your birthday on Tuesday. Off to check out some new to me Aussie bloggers.


  4. Amy (badskirt) says:

    I’m so glad you joined Blogtober. Mostly because I’ve somehow missed your ace blog and site until now! And while I’m out it, a big shout out for hosting a giveaway. Uber-nice. I’ll be doing one soon too!


  5. Frieda Z says:

    Happy Birthday nest week. I have only recently found your blog and enjoy coming here to read. I usually stay on the sidelines.


  6. Kathy says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I was just admiring your scrabble necklaces-what a fun idea. Anyway, been reading for a few years and appreciate your style. Good luck blogging every day-we’ll be counting;)


  7. Mel says:

    Ooh, happy birthday for Tuesday! I’m liking the look of this Blogtoberfest, it’s helping me to discover so many talented crafters πŸ™‚ Erm… What can I share? How about a knock-knock joke?
    A: Knock knock!
    B: Who’s there?
    A: The interrupting cow!
    B: The interr…
    A: Mooooo!!


  8. Vic @ Punky & Me says:

    How exciting is Blogtoberfest?! I’m still rather new to blogging but enjoying it already – it really does have a festival atmosphere, as strange as that sounds!
    Happy Blogtoberfest! Look forward to reading more! πŸ˜€


  9. Carmel says:

    Happy Birthday for Tuesday! And Happy Blogtoberfest, isn’t it a great thing, all these wonderful blogs to check out that I never knew existed before. I just checked out your shop and I LOVE those apple pincushions.


  10. Clair says:

    I love that Blogtoberfest is all about finding new blogs and, actually, your writing style seems totally warm and friendly to me!
    Would love to win something from your lovely shop, but I’ll be back even if I don’t x


  11. Lori S. says:

    Yes, Happy Birthday. I’ve just stumbled upon your blog. I found myself nodding in agreement. I, too, feel the same way about sharing myself, or not, etc. I do admire you for simply doing the blog and now blogging everyday thru October.
    I live in Virginia. I can’t remember any dirty/saucy jokes. And am today, tired of sewing. That’s why finding your blog came at
    the right time.
    Again HB!!!!
    Just learning how to add pics to internet sites. Hope to send one of a quilt I’m making for my daughter. Here goes….
    Oh, I’m Lori —


  12. Belinda says:

    I think your birthday has just come and gone. Hope it was a lovely day! I bought your apple pincushion kit and pattern at the recent S&C show in Sydney. Very sweet and glad I discovered your blog and taste in fabric!!


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