Friday, 14 March 2008

Blog's First Birthday

A little late but that is how life goes sometimes. Thursday 13th March was the day when we were able to proudly say to each other - we have been blogging for one year. What a journey!

We have found ourselves looking eagerly at the comments left, pondering on the lives of those who visit, finding new blogs to visit from comments left and being constantly amazed at where the visitors to our blog come from.

To celebrate our 1st blog birthday - another giveaway! This time a little zipper pouch and another block of good old Cadbury's could be winging it's way to you. Leave a comment and be in the draw. Comments will close on Monday night.

The zipper pouches are the latest bit of crafting to be explored. I had previously made a pouch from the instructions in our Bend the Rules Sewing book and was a little disappointed with how the zipper looked in the corners. Much blog surfing later and I came across this tutorial. Instead of the zipper being at the top it is on the side - giving a very nice look to the whole pouch. Thanks so very much Sew Sally for posting this tutorial for all to share.

Another try from the Bend The Rules book was the simple tote pattern. I am not that sure with the end result - it is quite small. I love the fabric and have found that small it may be but it is the right size for my lunch box. So now I have super duper lunch box bag. Cats on the outside and umbrellas on the inside. I think that I may have made the box corners at the bottom of the bag a little bigger that the one that is pictured in the book. There are no specific measurements given. It would be an ideal size for a toddler's bag.

Thanks to everyone who left a comment. We will be posting soon to let you know who the lucky winner is.


  1. Yum, I would love some cadbury dairy milk and one of those yummy pouches.

  2. Happy, happy bloggy birthday to you!

  3. Happy blog birthday - cute little pouches.

  4. Cute pouch and tote! I had the same frustration with that
    Bend the Rules book--lots of mistakes, no measurements, scant on information on the important parts--it definitely could use some better proofreading! I made the "Pleated Beauty Bag" per instructions and it didn't even have the same size or shape as in the picture. Ah well, she does have some gorgeous things in there, though!! Your tote came out great, despite the lapse in instructions...

  5. Thanks for the sweet comments - your little bags look great!
    - Sew Sally

  6. yipee happy blog b-day too you,that year jst flew bye hey...
    cheers Vickie

  7. happy blog birthday. we are a mother and daughter blog as well although i have to say that i do more posting than emily. i love the tote you made and i'm hoping to make a zippered pouch too - so it was good to read about your experiences.

  8. Congratulations Girls, One year and lots of posts, sewing, stories, giveaways later. Well Done.
    Love those zipper pouches and love the different way of making them.
    Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.
    Cheers to another twelve months.
    I'm organising my 300th post for tomorrow, must giveaway some Cadbury's too..... if I can part with it.
    Hugs Fiona

  9. Congratulations on your blog anniversary! I'd love to be included in your giveaway.

    I really love your ladybird in the other post too, that's so sweet.
    Have a lovely Sunday,

  10. Sweet bags for sweet treats! Happy blog birthday!!!

  11. Cute bag and yummy treat, that's what I call a celebration. Congrats and I hope you have many more years of blogging.

  12. Isn't it fun to see where people come from in blogland? I just love blogging. I found you via your last winner, Gina- and I'm so glad I did!
    Happy Birthday! Cute pouch!
    Have a wonderful day...

  13. Congratulations on one year of blogging. I'm sure I'm coming close to mine too. Love the tote too.


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