Monday, August 27, 2012

Happy Bloggy Birthday to Me!

On August 11th last year, I hit the publish button for the first time. I know my bloggy birthday has passed but I consider the whole of August 'birthday month'!

I look back on my first post now and realise that I have come such a long way! Part of me is a bit embarassed by that post - especially the terrible photograph - but I'm proud too because it was the start of something that I love doing.

When Sew Delicious started, my main audience was my family. My Pa read every single post, and then we would discuss it everytime I saw him. He passed away in December, but I still write as if he is reading it. Now I think my male readership is down to two. Hi Dad! And hi Trev (husband) who has created a Sew Delicious app on his phone so he can check in on me!

Here are what I consider some of my favourite posts and projects -


The Peggy Skirt. One of my first ever and most popular tutorials. Anna still fits into it, still wears it, and I still get wonderful feed back from readers who have made it and loved it.


My Baby Gift Zipper Pouch. My friend Vanessa still uses this bag for her little boy Sam who is nearly one now! Honestly, I think the fabric choice is what made this project stand out for so many, but it remains popular and I think a good beginner zip pouch project is a must for anyone who sews!


My DIY clothing labels tutorial. The most popular post I've ever published - by a mile! I had such an amazing response to this post, I was quite overwhelmed and really excited.


My Tohoku Tote. I made this as part of Ucreate's 'Create With Me' series last year. I'd never made a bag before and I learned a lot during the process. It became a bit of a milestone project for me in terms of my sewing skills and my confidence.

What is a birthday without presents?? I am having a fabulous giveaway tomorrow to say thanks to my wonderful readers for your support, encouragement and just generally extending your friendship to me over the past year. I have made some wonderful friends through blogging.

Due to the nature of the prizes, tomorrow's giveaway will be open to Australian residents only - but my international friends, do not despair, I will have something for you very soon!

16 comments:

  1. Congratulations and happy bloggy birthday!!!! x

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  2. Congratulations Ros and happy blogiversary! Those DIY clothing labels is what brought me to your blog and I'm so glad to have found you!

    Anne xx

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  3. Congrats, I've loved being a reader of your blog and am so grateful for the help you offered in starting my own. I'm sure your Pa would be very proud

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  4. Congrats on a very successful year of blogging, Ros...

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  5. Congrats Ros! I hope you are very proud of yourself and your lovely blog! All the best for the next year ahead :) Jen x

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  6. Congratulations on your one year blogiversary!!

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  7. woo hoo!!!! Happy blogger birthday to you!!! I love your blog and cant wait to see what the next year brings :)

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  8. Happy blogger birthday. And I'm sure your dad still reads everything you write. I am a new follower, so I have lots to look back on.

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  9. What an achievement. Congrats! I live visiting your blog and seeing what crafty goodness you have been up too.

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  10. Happy blogiversary! I think we all look back at old posts and hate some of the photos, but that just means we're always improving :)

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  11. Happy Birthday Sew Delicious.
    xx

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  12. Happy Blog Birthday !! I can't believe Sew Delicious is only one year old , it's so professional ! Super job !

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  13. Congratulations on your blog turning 1! You should be very proud of what you have accomplished in only one year :D

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