Ok, lets just say that I am really excited! I have been following lots of craft blogs for just over a year now and been totally inspired by them. Not just by the tutorials and ideas, but by the women behind them. I was on maternity leave when I first started (what is the correct word for following others blogs almost daily? stalking sounds too strong!) Anyway, my husband bought me an iPad and it was so easy to sit with baby and read about what others were doing. I then got a sewing machine and it went from there. Sewing, knitting, crocheting. I got hooked and still am. I have always thought of myself as being scientifically minded (as a Science teacher, this is a plus point) so it was easy to learn new techniques. What I didn't expect was that I would start to become more creative, more at ease with my own ideas, more confident to give new things a try and go with the flow.
So why am I really excited? Well, 2 of my most favourite blogs and inspirational women, Mollie from Wild Olive and Shannon from luvinthemommyhood are promoting Celebrate color with Rachel from Stitched in Color. Rachel's blog is full of wonderful projects, photos and ideas. Another blog to add to the favourites list! Celebrate colour is not only a chance to enter a project and win some gorgeous prizes, but the chance for a community to get together and share their inspiration for Autumn/Fall projects.
So tomorrow, hopefully, I will be entering my first link up ever! It sounds strange, but I'm actually nervous about linking up to what I would say are well known blogs. However, it seems like fate. I started this blog at the end of August with the intention of putting myself 'out there' into the community (if you'll have me!) and this event came along. One thing that I have learnt from my experiences this year is that I am not alone in juggling with kids, and jobs, and life. I also know that it's ok if I make mistakes, along as I don't drop one!