EDITED: GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED, congratulations to Leonie! You are the winner!
Five years ago (er…well the day before yesterday) I hit PUBLISH and my life changed! I’ve now been blogging for FIVE whole years! And because of my blog I’ve had some amazing opportunities, got to know some fabulous people and worked with some amazing companies – for which I am so very grateful!
WANT TO SEE WHERE IT ALL BEGAN? CHECK OUT MY FIRST POST!
Each blogiversary is a huge milestone and my 5th birthday is no exception. What started as a complete experiment is a large part of how I evolved into a working crochet designer, but I blog because I enjoy writing, I love to share my passion for all things crochet, and I love to hopefully inspire you.
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do – Rumi
The past five years have been full of highlights and new experiences for me. Here’s just a few (of many!):
- Having a design appear on the front cover of LGC Knitting and Crochet Magazine in 2017
- Being part of the Stylecraft Blog Tour in 2016
- Being the guest designer for The Crochet Sanctuary in 2018 (can’t wait to go back this year!)
- Designing the mascot for Yarn Shop Day 2018
- Being invited as part of the press in 2017 gang to The Knitting and Stitching shows (again really looking forward to going again at the end of this month!)
- Starting a yearly Crochet-Along , having Scheepjes sponsor the 2018 CAL, and seeing all your projects grow and develop!
- The opportunity to interview some fab fellow designers that I admire and who definitely inspire me! Like Dedri Uys, Lucy Ravenscar, Kerry Lord, Irene Strange and Eleonora Tully (definitely want to try and do some more of these this year)
- Having the whole design supplement with Granny Square designs for Simply Crochet Magazine in 2018.
And I’m so appreciative to all the awards my little blog has received over the years!
You don’t start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it’s good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. ― Octavia E. Butler
I was looking at some stats about blogs in general and was really surprised to learn that almost over 80% of blogs do not make it past the first three months – so I’m going to take a little moment to say go me! I’m still here – as are so many of you!
Just in case I don’t say it enough I want to say a big THANK YOU to you all that read my ramblings! I really appreciate the time you each take to visit my blog and especially when you leave me comments and feedback. I’d also like to thank you to those of you that have shared my blog your friends and family too.
LET’S CELEBRATE MY 5TH BLOGIVERSARY WITH A GIVEAWAY!
I’ve actually got double cause to celebrate at the moment because as well as blogging for five years my Facebook page recently hit the mahoosive milestone of 15 thousand followers! Just amazing! So I’m going to do a giveaway here on the blog, a different one on Facebook and another little one on Instagram because I like hanging out there! So that’s THREE different prizes up for grabs starting with this one!
So what do I have on offer as prize here on the blog for my blogiversary? Well one winner will receive the following:
- 5 x Keep Calm and Crochet On UK crochet patterns of your choice
- 1 x Dear Ewe Monochrome Maker Mug in the ‘Yarn’ design
- 1 x Dear Ewe Medium Project Bag ‘Make Something Amazing’ design
- 1 x 100g / 225m skein of ‘Firey Sands’ 100% Suprima Hand-dyed Cotton by The Mermaid Purse Yarns (purchased by me)
Here’s how you can enter:
To enter, leave a comment at the end of this post telling me which 5 patterns you’d pick as part of the prize – to gain an extra entry maybe you might like to sign up to my newsletter.
The contest is open from RIGHT NOW until 8pm (GMT) on Wednesday 20th February 2019. The winner will be selected using a random number generator and I will need to be supplied with a full postal name and address to send out the prize. If efforts to contact the winner remain unsuccessful after a week, an alternative winner will be randomly selected.
This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE!
Thank you my loyal friends and followers for your everlasting support and encouragement! Without you, I would serve no purpose!
Until next time; keep calm and crochet on my friends xx
30 thoughts on “Five Years Blogiversary Giveaway!!”
Great giveaway – thank you 😊
I’d choose (1) Stitch story. (2) Giant narwhal
(3) Speedy sloth. (4) Harmonious Hexagons blanket.
(5) Lovers Ladder infinity cowl
Congratulations on 5 years! If I won I’d like Leafy Boughs, Spring Blossom Wrap, Chunky Cosy Bedrunner, Pembroke Seascape Shawl and Baby Braid Summer Blanket.
Wow, 5 years is an amazing achievement. I would pick 1) Springs Grace ponchette 2) Chunky crown 3) Bowling bunnies game and 5) Crocdile puppet if I was luck enough that is!
Congratulations on 5 years!! If I won I would choose the Chocolate Box Twist Baby Blanket, Chunky Cosy Bed Runner, Pembroke Seascape Shawl, Bunny on the Shelf / Easter Bunny, and Toy hammock patterns. Thank you for the opportunity!
Congratulations on your anniversary and thank you for the chance to win five fabulous patterns. Hard to choose just five, these are my top picks: Making tracks hat and scarf, Ice flash hat and cowl, Mummy and baby koala, Rudy the reindeer and Lucky the loveable lamb.
Hi there!! My pattern picks would be Chocolate Box Twist, Infinity, Solomon’s Cross, Shy Violet and Daisy Chain Flourish 😊💕
What a lovely treat🤗🤗, my choice would be Infinity, Bordered Heart, Elephants on Parade, Octagon Garden, Sunflower 🤗🤗
Ps. I’m sure your enter by date is Saturday 23rd February 2019😘
Congrats on 5 years! I had a really hard time picking only 5. I would choose making tracks men’s hat and scarf, tahiti sunset skinny scarf, daisy chain square, chocolate box baby blanket, and spot the giraffe blanket. Thanks!
Congratulations on five year’s of sharing crochet joy. I’d choose: Pembroke Seascape Shawl, Chunky Cosy Bedrunner, Inca Trail Hat, Spring Blossom Wrap and Carly Shell Scarf.
Congrats on being around for 5 years
Thank you very much Dianna 😁
Such fun picking patterns I don’t already have and love <3 would have to be Elephants on Parade. Spring Blossom Wrap, Baby Braid Summer Blanket, Pembroke Seascape and Stitch Story just so I can have a complete, all in one pattern. Happy Anniversaryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
Congratulations on five years! If I won I would pick Chocolate Box Twist,Infinity Blanket Pattern,Pembroke Seascape Shawl,Spring Blossom Wrap and Ice Flash Hat and Cowl
Congratulations on your 5 Year Blogiversary, and Many Happy Returns of the Day!
Here are the 5 patterns that I would choose:
1. Owl Pals (I have a friend who adores owls, and I would put some lavender grown in the Pacific Northwest inside them.)
2. Pembroke Seascape Shawl ( I love the dreamy, serene colors.)
3. Seahorse Duo (My sister and I love seahorses.)
4. Blooming Flower Afghan (Just the thing for a grey, rainy winter day.)
5.Betty Prickles the Hedgehog (I’m very fond of hedgehogs, and Betty very kindly looks after one’s pins and needles.)
Congratulations..I would choose tearrific set, Rudy the reindeer, Larry the lamb, elephants on parade and heart border blanket. So hard to choose !
Happy Anniversary and many more. I would choose Inca trail hat, Daisey chain blanket, Chocolate twist baby blanket and Granny square series three. Keep on creating.
I would pick the patterns Daisy chain flourish, elephants on parade, bordered heart, infinity and blooming flower. I am already subscribed. thanks and congrats.
Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary, you really are living the dream, and thank you for the give away. If I won I would choose Elephants on Parade (new grandson on the way), Chunky cosy bedrunner, Leafy Boughs, Spot the Giraffe blanket and Holly napkin rings. Beautiful patterns, all of them, and difficult to make a choice.
Many congratulations! Here’s to many more years for you 🙂 If I were to win I’d love Sierra Summer Diamond, Gnorman the Gnome, Spot the Giraffe Blanket (adorable!), Pembroke Seascape Shawl and Polar Bear Square (again, adorable!!) 😀
Congratulations Leonie, you are the winner! If you can please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your postal address and either your Ravelry Username or email then I can send you out your prizes 🙂
Congratulations on 5 years. I think I would choose
1. Rascal the Raccoon Amigurumi
2. Koala Bear Hug
3. Tulio the Toucan
4. Speedy Sloth
5. Heidi Hippo
Congrats! Great job!!
I would choose
Baby Braid Summer Blanket
Elephants on parade
Butterfly dreams car seat blanket
Thanks and all the best in the year to come!
Congratulations on 5 years and thank you for being so generous! My pattern picks are:
Stitch Story Crochet Along
Merino Shades Granny Hexi Blanket
Harmonious Hexagon Quilt
Chocolate Box Twist Baby Blanket
No idea what patterns I’d choose… just wanted to say what a great session it was at the crochet sanctuary. Here’s to many more years of blogging.
Awww thank you lovely! It was great fun, I’m looking forward to going back again! Maybe see you again there sometime? X
What an amazing achievement, happy 5 years blogiversary!
1) Beaded Make-up Bag
2) Loopy Ridges Boot Cuffs
3) Bordered Heart Blanket
4) Making Tracks Hat & Scarf
5) Granny Square Series 3
So amazing to celebrate 5 years. Happy Blogiversary!
1) Beaded make-up bag
2) Loopy Ridges Boot Cuffs
3) Bordered Heart Blanket
4) Making tracks hat & scarf
5) Granny Square Series 3
Congratulations on five years. I love all of your patterns, but if I have to choose I would like: The Chocolate Twist Box Blanket, the Merino Shades Granny Hexi Blanket, the Bordered Heart Blanket, Elephants on Parade Blanket and The Summer Braid Baby Blanket. Can you tell I love making blankets? Happy 5 and blessings for 5 more!
Congratulations on your 5th anniversary but wow what a hard competition! Pick 5? That’s the toughtest thing I’ve had to do in ages! 😀
If I was lucky enough to win I’d like to pick
1- Elephants on Parade Blanket
2- Bordered Heart Filet Blanket
3- Daisy Chain Flourish Blanket
4- Stonewash Bag
5- Merino Shades Granny Hexie Blanket
Thank you and good luck everyone
Happy five years! I might get River Rose Cushion, Bordered Heart, Mummy and Baby Koala, Jellybean Bunny and Baby Braid.