It was Thursday 12th November 2009 that I started this blog, I transferred from blogger to WordPress after only a few blogs on blogger.
It was when I was with howies, I was writing pieces for the catalogue and blogging for their website, and I liked it a lot.
At school I loved English classes and my reports were always good, I loved reading and going to the Library was a favourite Saturday activity but I didn’t think I would like to actually write but I do.
I decided there are things that I like and I’m passionate about and as great as it is to read about everyone else’s loves I wanted to write about my own. And I was always getting annoyed by how I wanted to do creative projects outside of work but I never did them, I thought this blog would help me do them. However now I realise I was working so much I can’t believe I even had time to cook food, see friends, go rowing, walk the dog, spend time with my Steve and all the usual household chores as well, crazy when I look back.
Anyway things I wanted to blog about as well as projects were:
Clothes & design that I love, with a emphasis on knitting, wool, pattern and colour
My house rennovations
My dog, our Beagle George
And outdoor sports, kayaking , surfing, camping etc.
I still blog about all these things as well as our move last year from the other side of the world to live. That in itself was a great reason to have a blog, so I could share the journey with friends and family back home.
But now 2 years later and I am closer to being where I want to be. I no longer have the day job – hurray, my Steve can pay the rent – hurray, we’re living in Australia – hurray (oh my I still can’t believe it when I say or write it) and I am starting to make things every day with a goal of having a collection I am super proud of.
Yesterday I came full circle again when I sold a few of my knitted items on an Australian handmade market, Madeit, it’s such a great feeling when someone loves something you’ve made enough to buy it.
I’m working on new designs and making my blog the main point of everything I do, so all my makes and adventures will hinge around it. I’ve decided to use my blog name for my brand as it can travel with me wherever I go and I don’t have to keep creating new labels, oh and people will be able to find me easier too.
I hope that in 2 years time I will still be in Australia (with 1 year to go on the visa and big decisions will have to be made) I will have built up several collections by then and will have a business of designing, making and selling online and direct to the customer.
I am very excited.
So here’s to the next two years of adventures and blogging