Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Seaweed & Raine Turns 1!

Today my little blog has it's first birthday. 

The past year has been an interesting journey - and hasn't always been what I pictured it would be in terms of creativity and what I blog about. I never expected it to have people I didn't know reading along, it was just a way for me to share with a couple of my friends what I was doing. Along the way I have started teaching myself  crochet, got interested in felting (more on that later), found some wonderful blogging friends AND even managed to sew a few things (with the encouragement of a couple of fabric loving types). Thank you for being part of my journey. Your sweet and helpful comments have helped my creative journey, and have helped make Seaweed & Raine what it is today.


Since birthdays involve presents - I thought I'd like to give you a little something... I'd love to give you all something, but that might prove a little tricky, so instead I am having a GIVEAWAY. Yep. Entry is open from today till June 15, when a winner will be chosen via a random small helper. The prize consists of 1 small lined flannelet bag (with handles), 2 pieces of vintage home decor fabric from my stash, 1 of my handmade cupcake key rings, set of 3 eco gift tags handmade by me (using up-cycled boxes, and an array of ribbons from my stash) and a Ambre Sublime perfume sample (smells a tiny bit like apples and cinnamon mixed with something spicy - I have this scent too).

To enter choose any of the following:
1. Leave a comment about anything that has inspired you lately.
2. Follow and leave a comment letting me know that you are following. If you are already a follower, leave another comment letting me know that you are a follower.

And for those of you who have been waiting (forever) for a donut softy tutorial - It should be up in the next couple of days! Yay!

21 comments :

  1. Happy blogiversary! I'm finding springtime particularly inspiring at the moment! :)
    xo,
    Wendy

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  2. i would love to make a donut softie...and congrats on your birthday! happy to celebrate along with you! xxx

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  3. Happy Blogday! Lately I've been inspired by the fashion students I've been working with on a special project. They have the most amazing ideas and they make me wish I was 20 years younger and become a student too.

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  4. Oh and I forgot to tell you I just became af follower!

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  5. Congratulations on 1 year blogging! These days my best source of inspiration is my children. At the moment I'm busy making bags and wallets for them, so much fun!!!

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  6. Happy One Year of Blogging!! A big milestone no doubt! And that cake in the picture is fabulous! Oh and I know what you mean about starting with one idea in mind and seeing how it changes over time. It's a fun journey isn't it? So glad we have met and look forward to sharing more crafting, sewing, and puppy stories with you!

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  7. I broke the rules already (ha!) I am being inspired by sunshine and puppies lately... and I have been happily following along for sometime now! xoxo

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  8. Hi! Great giveaway! I've been inspired by so many lovely colours on the blogosphere. I love checking out other blogs for inspiration and a feel good factor!

    BTW, I'm having a giveaway at mine too!

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  9. happy birthday, I have just joined as a follower........I just came across a fantastic tutorial of how to make your own twine from a simple crepe paper streamer!!! I love blogs for tutorials, photos, new ideas and inspirations.....I look forward to future posts from you! Jodi xo

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  10. Happy blog birthday. I'm new to blogging and finding that really inspiring. :).

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  11. Aaah congratualtions on your blog birthday! Sorry I havnt pooed by in a while. I'm glad I didnt miss it entirely. Isnt it incredibly how much you can get through in a year! Anyway I love your blog so am very pleased that you are celebrating. Did you make the cake just for the occasion?

    Anyway on things that have inspired me lately - I'd have to say people like you (cheesy I know) who pop by each others little blogs with encouraging and thoughtful words. You were one of the first people to ever really comment on/ come back to my blog and it was (and still is) fantastic to have people do that. :-)

    Longest comment ever from me so I'll sign off. k

    p.s. I'm a follower! Giveaways - love 'em!

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  12. What has inspired me lately: I was watching an episode of the "Waltons" where Grandma has just finished a postage stamp quilt...all done by hand. I recently finished a nine-patch quilt top in a twin size and am now hand-quilting the whole thing :)

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  13. I am following your blog :)

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  14. Congrats!Would love to be added in the giveaway.
    Blogs are my greatest source of inspiration.

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  15. been a follower for quite some time now :)

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  16. Congrats on your blog birthday! My inspiration is my son : )

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  17. Forgot to mention that I'm also a follower.

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  18. I am feeling very inspired by all the amazing items people have been blogging about on "our creative spaces" which is how I found you! Love the gumboots and hat!

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  19. New yarns and other supplies are the best inspirers for me! :)

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  20. oh happy bloggy birthday to you! I thought i was already a follower, but it appears I am wrong, so off to rectify that immediately. I do so love what you are doing with yarn lately, great work!

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