Monday, January 14, 2013

500th Post and a week of giveaways!

Welcome to my 500th Post!!!

Do you like the new look on my blog? Trimming things down for a new year! (and I did it all by myself following Sophie's tutorial here and using the awesome PicMonkey!). I still have some tweaking to do but I like the new look :)

I started my blog in October 2009, primarily as somewhere to share my crafting. It has followed me on my journey to learn to crochet, becoming Coeliac, moving country's and house's numerous times and all the UPs and downs in between.

Looking back, my kids have grown so much in this time and we are now entering new territory... Tweens and puberty! Exciting and terrifying all at the same time.

This year I aim to spend more time crafting, visiting blog linky's (especially these ones) and connecting to other bloggers. I have a quilt to finish and crochet I want to make. I have just ordered Project Life sleeves and have got out my watercolours to start painting again. Yes, this is the year of craft here.

I have made some AMAZING friends through blogging and hope to continue to further develop those friendships and meet more bloggers this year (here! are you coming too?).

In celebration of my 500th blog post I thought it was fitting to do a week of giveaways for my lovely followers.

GIVEAWAY: DAY ONE

Do you remember this cute little fella I made here???

Well I have made one for you too!!

edited to add: I hearby call you Jimmy the Crobot


Just leave a comment and go in the draw. It doesn't matter where you live in the world, I am happy to post him off anywhere.

Be sure to come by tomorrow for another giveaway. All giveaways will be open until 31st January 2013 so send your friends over too.

Be sure to visit giveaway days two, three, four and five.

Leonie
x

21 comments:

Widge said...

CUTE! count me in please :)
And welcome back!!
and with ya on the puberty front, should we start a bloggy support group? lol
I had to explain why and how Dad can't give mum babies anymore just after dinner the other night...
yup.
it's all changin!

Sophie Slim said...

Happy blogging! and YES PLEASE! He is cute! Whats his name?

PaisleyJade said...

Congrats on 500 posts! Have loved getting to know you and count me in for your cute giveaway!!

TracyP said...

nawwww he is ADORABLE
I am so glad to have met you too, and I have also decided to join up with more linkies this year too :)

Gail said...

Gorgeous. Count me in. Love following your journey - I admire crafters with a green eye.
And always appreciative when you drop my way too.

Louana nzgreenbuttons said...

Congrats on the milestone! He's super cute :)

Katie said...

He is cute and love the new look! Congrats on 500 posts :-)

Ange - Tall, Short and Tiny said...

Congratulations on 500 posts! Love the new look, and as for Jimmy the Crobot...LOVE him!!

Kylie said...

He is very cute. Yay to year of crafting. I'm planning on one of those here too.
Are you heading back to NZ for that? It looks like alot of fun.

Miriam said...

Well done Leonie - 500 posts is a great thing I love the way you share so many different parts of your journey here I feel like I have learnt a lot from you xxx

Leonie said...

Congrats! what a huge milestone! Yay for a crafting year and making more friends x

Nadia said...

oh thats sooo cute! I still have the little heart, sitting against a candle in my bedroom. :)

Fay said...

Congrats! Loving the new look xx

Neetz said...

Oh my beautiful friend... Happy Happy 500th post! *chink of champagne glasses*. :)

Love ya, and Love your new look!
xx

Nikki said...

Yay on 500 posts! I dream of the day I'll get there! The crobot is so choice, count me in! I've loved following your blog for the last year or so of my blogging life. And on instagram too! Xx

Sima J said...

Woah 500 posts .. well done you! I totally love PicMonkey .. it is my new(ish) favourite! I just don't like that now you have to pay for some of the effects :-(

Christine said...

well done on 500 posts!! Little crobot is very cute! :)

hueisei said...

Congrats!!! Love the crobot.. so cute

Kimberley Atkinson said...

What a sweet thing! Clever you

Kelly E said...

I really like the new design - I wish I could find my blogging mojo. It's so good to look back over time and see how things have progressed

ayngela said...

Aaaaaaaaaw he is gorgeous!!!!