I have made a few fabric purchases lately. I love the new Cake Rock Beach range by Joelle Hoverson. I bought some here (I was impressed with the speedy service – less than a week from USA to Australia) in lovely brown, earthy tones. Perfect for some new cushions. (because you can never have too many!)
I also purchased some lovely spots…. ‘cos you can never have enough dotty prints.
I made a trip to my local quilting shop yesterday and came home with these for a project that I am working on….
I made up a Coloured Pencil Roll today using some bright cheerful fabric from IKEA.
Now on to the tag. We were tagged by the lovely Kellie from Don’t Look Now. Kellie is a wonderful quilt designer and maker, and uses a lot of appliqué in her work. You should check out her fabulous work.
1. Why did you start your blog?
I only discovered that the world of sewing/craft blogs existed in January 08. My New Years resolution was to find more time for myself and doing things I loved. I wanted to make good use of the lovely new overlocker that I got for Christmas. Sarah and I love to work on craft projects together. She loves computer applications and was keen to set our own blog up to showcase the things we were making. I agreed because I thought it would be something fun we could do together.
2. How did you come up with the blog name?
Sarah and I love to cook, and usually bake together each week. The name popped into my head and we decided to stick with it.
3. Do your friends and family know about your blog and what do they think?
Only a small handfall of people know about our blog. My mum (an avid crafter) checks it regularly to see what projects Sarah and I are up. We haven’t told most of our friends as they aren’t really into the craft scene.
4. How do you write posts?
I usually sit down at the computer when I get a free moment and write about my latest project. Not a lot of forward planning goes into it.
5. Have you ever had a troll or had to delete unkind comments?
All comments have been great – we are pleased that anyone comments at all!
6. Do you check your stats or care how many people read your blog? If you care, how do you increase traffic?
My husband recently installed a stat checker. We enjoy seeing how many countries our visitors come from and have been amazed at the amount of traffic as we don’t really do anything to increase traffic.
We are supposed to tag a couple of others. Most of the sites we visit regularly have already been tagged many times. Two people we would like to tag are Collins from Collins Creates who makes some adorable bags and clothing; and a recent find, Jen from Frazzy Dazzles who makes the most beautiful dolls. Play along girls if you wish but don’t feel under any obligation.
Have a great week,
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