Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Thoughts on Two years of blogging.

I've been blogging for roughly two years now. I'm not sure if I ever thought it would last this long bt it has and I'm feeling pretty darn proud of myself.

This is officially my 437th post which seems a long was from my first ever post.

Ive seen my sewing and knitting skills improve in the last two years and I've noticed a huge boost in my confidence. I no longer avoid difficult techniques in patterns instead I take my time, google it and do the best I can.

I've been lucky enough, to win competitions, review products and write tutorials. In fact If you'd have said to me in the beginning I'd have my own tutorial section on my blog I'd have told you to shut up.

My little blog has come a long way since I first set it up. Originally It was just going to be a platform to help me sell things in my etsy shop, and at craft fairs. Until I realised I didn't like selling stuff. I liked making things, and if I was going to sell something, I wanted it to be a custom order I could have fun with, not something I had to churn of 30 of. I like writing, I like writing about sewing and knitting, giving my opinions and sharing my inspiration!

Now this blog is my personal sewing diary. I like to imagine that when I'm 90, old and frail, with arthritis from knitting and terrible eyesight from unpicking seams I can sit and re-read this and remember everything I once did.

This blog gave me my own space when I was a new mum who felt like her identity was melting away, It gave me a creative outlet and introduced me to some of the nicest people I've ever known.

I sincerely hope that the future is just as bright as the past if not brighter! And if you've been reading, thank you. It really means a lot that you've sat an enjoyed my ramblings.

Much Love




  1. Happy anniversary Frankie. I have been reading your blog for a while now and really enjoy watching your crafting exploits. As you said yourself you are not afraid to try anything and I like that. Here's to many more years of blogging.

    1. Thankyou, I'm glad to have a reader who isnt related to me!!!


  2. Happy blog birthday! I love reading what you have been up to, keep up the great work X

  3. Hi there Frankie. Like yourself I have been blogging for about two years. I started when I left work after 30 years. I didn't really have a reason for doing it, I just fancied a new project and wanted a way to let people I had known for years but wouldn't really see anymore to be able to see what I am up to. Sometimes I wonder who, if anyone, really reads what I write and how I can try and increase my readership, any tips would be great. I think I have decided, like you, that I am doing it for me, because I enjoy it and to look back on and enjoy reading about the things I did and the places I visited. I love reading what you get up to so definitely keep it up. :-)

    1. I think if you write about what you love then you cant go wrong, its very easy to spot someone who isn't passionate about what they write. I personally enjoy your posts and sometimes I think its just quite nice to do someonething for yourself!



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