Tuesday, 3 March 2009

An anniversary and a giveaway!

Monday March 3rd 2008 was the day I started a blog and you can see my first tentative step here. I wasn't sure if I would take to 'blogging' as I used to be a reclusive kind of girl, but one year and 45 posts later and it's still going strong and I've discovered I like it! I also find it fascinating to be able to scroll back through that years worth of entries and see my portfolio of work. The collage below shows the projects I have had published during that time.




In order to celebrate my blog anniversary, I am going to hold a little giveaway! The earrings below were made to compliment my 'Daisy Chain' necklace which was published in Bead magazine in September 2008. Leave a comment on this blog entry and in one months time I will put all names (excluding spam!) into a hat and the first name out will win the cute little pair of daisy earrings on gold-filled hooks as shown in this photo (photo courtesy of Ashdown Publishing). Don't forget to make sure I have a way of contacting you in case you are the lucky winner!




As an anniversary gift to myself, I am going to give myself permission to be more carefree about blogging. I have tried to post something every two weeks, but I don't want it to become a pressure and I don't want to bore my readers by having to come up with something just because it's blog time. So in future, if I have something to blog about, I will and if I don't, I won't!




I'm also happy that I have received gifts from others in the shape of seeing my work in two Etsy treasuries! The first treasury 'Rain Beautiful Rain' was curated by Sue of Beadweaver and includes my 'Frosted Flower' made-to-order necklace. The second Treasury West 'Is it spring yet?' was curated by Jama of These Precious Things and includes my 'Bougainvillea Bouquet' made-to-order necklace along with lots of other Etsy BeadWeaving beauties - thank you ladies :0)




See you whenever I have something to blog about - oh and don't forget the giveaway!

23 comments:

  1. Hiya Kerrie what a successful year it's been too. Keep on beading
    xx Chris

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  2. Heck year I want something from Miss Kerrie!

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  3. Hi, Kerrie!
    Congratulations on a very successful year, and may this next one be even more so!! Love your work! Hugs,
    Karen

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  4. What a fantastic year for you. Let's hope next year is even better. Well done!
    Helen

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  5. Give-away, give-away-give-away!!! ;)

    Seriously, Kerrie - please accept my most sincere congratulations to a productive year, full of wonderful creations, sales and publications!

    Best wishes,
    Olga

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  6. Yay for giveaways! I love all of your flowers and have been thinking about subscribing to the online version of Bead just because you publish in it so often! :)

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  7. Congratulations Kerrie! I love reading your blog and enjoying your FAB creations. Don't be a stranger now! (isn't it time for another get together?)

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  8. Wow Kerrie, You are so inspiring to me!! I have been told many times to enter my work into magazines, and just have never done so. I'm starting to rethink that. Your work is beyond fantastic and deserves to be in all the magazines. I'm honored to be on the same beadweavers team with you, and congrats to a fabulous year!!
    Most Sincerely,
    Rachele

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  9. I admire your success - something to emulate. And of course I'd love to wear your cute earrings!

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  10. Well done on your year! I think it's good to be a little freer about blogging, trying to think of things to write when you're forcing yourself is blinking difficult and detracts from the enjoyment of it. It's lovely looking back through a year of your fantastic work!

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  11. A wonderful milestone, Kerrie...and your generous giveaway is a wonderful way to celebrate! :) Congratulations on the treasuries also...well deserved!

    I too beat myself up about not blogging enough. But I figure there's no point writing about nothing, just to write about something! LOL I don't know if that makes sense, but pregnancy does tend to scramble one's brain ;-)

    Wishing you many more creative and prosperous years of blogging! ♥

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  12. Congratulations, Kerrie, on your 1 year anniversary. I think your blog entries have been great. Love seeing what you are working on. By the way, love the daisy chain earrings.

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  13. Congratulations on the milestone! I'm not surprised that you are enjoying blogging as I enjoy doing it too. Those earrings are adorable and I'd love to call them mine!

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  14. Congratulations on one more accomplishment!
    You are such a talented beader, winning your earrings would be good luck.
    eddy

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  15. Sending you congratulations for not only your one year anniversary, but your success also!! I love all your creations, and can't wait to see when you post something new!!

    The daisy earrings are stunning!

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  16. Congratulations on one year of blogging. Your work is fabulous. I can't wait to see what flower piece you come up with next.

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  17. Congratulations, Kerrie! Your work is fabulous and your Blog is elegant and stylish. I always enjoy reading it.

    Of course, I would love to own these earrings but I am never the lucky one, LOL.

    Happy, happy anniversary!
    ileana

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  18. Kerrie you are so talented!!! Congratulations on all your accomplishments this year!

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  19. Well Kerrie, I am so glad you are continuing on with the blogging thing!!! We get to see more pretties then!!! Congrats on a successful (and mostly enjoyable) year of blogging!!!

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  20. Congratulations for your blog´s first year! I admire very much your creations, so I hope you will continue to show us your wonderful jewels in your blog.

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  21. Congrats on 1 year of blogging - as you know I am a real fan of yours! I hope that you have many more happy and successful years! Your work is magnificent!!

    Julie
    (Gems By Jules)

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  22. Hi
    Your site is lovely! I am interested in learning this stuff and would have posted a comment even if there was no incentive to get that lovly daisy earring :)

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