30/01/2012

Excited Thank You Spectacular!

I was very excited to notice that the blog views for the month had gone over 12,000. Twelve Thousand!!! that`s a huge amount of views. I know there are probably blogs that get that, or close to it in a day but for me it`s a BIG landmark.
A very Big THANK YOU to all those who come to view regularly, all those who have viewed in the past and of course all New viewers. I appreciate all of you coming.
When I first started this blog, it seemed very strange to be sitting here and essentially talking to no one. If you`ve never done it, just try it, a very odd experience. But then the first few people come and it`s exciting.
Over time the views go up, which is great and down, which is natural, though it can be disappointing. Overall, the enjoyment and excitement far outweighs the lows.
There have been times when I really haven`t felt like thinking up another rhyme or taking the time to do it all but I do it anyway and am always glad once it`s done. I suppose it`s the sense of achievemnet that I`ve completed something, rather like something I`ve crocheted. A sense of satisfaction in something that you have created yourself. Which of course goes for any craft.
Once I discovered how to set it up to self publish it made it easier, whenever I went away, to do them in advance.
I can remember in the early days telling my younger daughter that there were more views when I put rhymes on here and she said `well maybe that`s your thing to do then`. So I decided, why not?
I`ve always enjoyed showing handmade crafts on here to give them all a wider audience. Which really is the main reason for starting and continuing this in the first place. I wanted to spread the handmade word and to show people that handmade meant quality and originality, because I believe there is a big swing back now. Many people don`t want mass produced goods that last five minutes, to buy in a shop where it seems to be an effort for the staff to tear themselves away from texting or a riveting conversation, just to serve.
But let`s not get started on that one, else I`ll be here all day..... bit of a hobbyhorse that one, customer service or lack of it.
Anyway the point of all this waffle, apart from reminiscing, is to let you know that the crafts on here today are from a Forum thread that I started on Folksy. As my family don`t get excited about any of this or really have any interest any more, I wanted to share my excitement with like minded people, hence the thread.
I was really touched by the many people who did share it with me and made such lovely comments. So for those kind people I am saying a Thank You by showing something from each of them today.
It never fails to amaze me how kind and supportive the community is on Folksy and it`s not the site, but the people, the crafters. Even after all the upheaval the site admin caused, all the friction they caused, the people who actually make Folksy, are still ready with kind words and support.
Yesterday I went with one brother and his other half, to visit another brother an hour away, to celebrate my nephews 18th birthday. Naturally I took my crochet with me and got one of a pair of gloves almost finished, only almost as I was working on a scarf too. Didn`t get any done on the way home though as it was dark.
We had a lovely meal, it was great to chat and spend time with my family. After the meal we went back to the house for cake and boy, what a cake. An edible rower sat on top and the cake was iced to look like a river with grassy banks, amazing. My nephew is a keen competitive rower and extremely good and fast too.
Oh my goodness, look how much I`ve waffled on.
As usual, to see a bigger picture or a description, just click on the item to view it in the shop.
ENJOY!!!

I`ve done this blog to celebrate
how many folks have come to date,
to share the excitement that I feel
for me it`s a really big deal.
I love to see the view counter rise
but it was a very big surprise
to see it go so very high,
I`m standing tall, could touch the sky.
I feel so very proud
and want to shout out loud
a very big THANK YOU
to all those that come to view.
I`ve spent time to make this work
a task I would never shirk.
Each person that came to share
I went to browse in their
shop for a delectable creation
to help create a sensation.
So many crafts, so much delight,
the buying urge I often cannot fight.
I know it`s often the same for you
a spree can stop you feeling blue.
So go with it, don`t be slack
I won`t be holding you back!!


SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
Spiral Fountain Jewellery. Aunty Joan Crafts.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Fantoosh. Odd Sox.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Funky Mosaics. Whimsy Woo Designs.


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Dees Designs. Victoria Brewer Pure Designs.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Mandy Hills. Sew Happy Shop.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Sparrow Primitives. SilverSpiral.


SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
TempoDesigns. Maisy Muffin Rag Dolls.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
GweddusArt. Clarkie Designs.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Careford Creations. Adien Crafts.


SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
PollyKrafts. Dottie Designs.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Audrey`s Cat. Beady Daze.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Art in Wax by Hazel Rayfield. Crafty Bags.


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Clootielugs... Tea with Martha.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Linen Tree. Little Red Robin.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Flights of fantasy. UniquelyYours.

Hope you enjoyed todays gorgeous array of crafts from these lovely sellers on Folksy.
Thanks for visiting, please come back soon.

17 comments:

  1. Good morning Linda,
    Another fascinating blog. A page full of goodies! Many thanks for including my crochet 'granny' bag.
    Many congratulations on producing such a busy blog - may it go on growing just like your knitting and crochet!!
    Polly
    x
    (PollyKrafts)

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  2. Morning Linda :) Thank you very much for including our shelf blocks in your lovely blog. Congratulations on your achievement and may your readership continue to grow! I love looking at all the goodies you find. x

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  3. Morning Lovely Linda!

    Your choices are so fine,
    thank you for including mine,
    your blog is so fantastic
    no wonder you're ecstatic
    so many love to read
    the comments in your feed
    best of all I love your rhyme
    I really don't know where you get the time!

    Mary :) x

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  4. Am amazing achievement Linda - well done!
    I enjoy looking at the things you find and your support of the hand made community is legendary.
    Look forward to reading more and thanks for including my 'Keep Out' door name print,
    Emma (Clarkie Designs)

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  5. Linda, you are a star - I don't know where you find the time to be so creative and thoughtful! Again, thank you, for including something of mine in your wonderful rhyming blog. Keep up the great work, can't wait to read the next one.
    Sonia x (Fantoosh)

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  6. Its great that you promote handmade. A fantastic blog.There is always lovely things to see. Thank you Linda for including my bag!

    Teresa Crafty Bags

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  7. Smashing items again, Linda. You are a real Gem. Congrats on all your views. All my comments have been accepted today so you might just get this ! fingers crossed, Roy

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  8. Over 12,000!! Wow, well done Linda.

    Great verse as always and superb selection of goodies to view.

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  9. Keep up the good work Linda - I find it totally amazing that you can keep coming up with such fun and topical verses & also find time to include lots of our Folksy goodies. Thank you from me & Earnest the Amigurumi Dog! Shaz x P.S. Would love to see a pic of your nephew's cake - it sounded brilliant. :)

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  10. Huge thanks once again Linda! You certainly deserve those views; you work so hard on your blog and your verses always make me smile:) Love Mary's verse today as well! Glad you enjoyed your nephew's birthday. Vic x PS Hope this works from the PC. Have been trying all morning! Blogger's not happy with me today...

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  11. Thank you all for such wonderful comments, love the rhyme too. I appreciate you all taking the time. Thank you.

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  12. Thank you for showing my pretty pink bird - you are always so generous with your item selctions, and your verse always makes me smile! Well done - top blogging! Jill xx

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  13. HI Linda,
    Firstly a huge Congratulations on your fantastic amount of views, you put in so much hard work, not only your rhymes but all the advertising you do for us all.
    I hope your blog continues to grow from strength to strength.
    A big thank you from me, for including my items over the months.
    Jax x

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  14. Hi Linda
    A great blog as always- thanks for including my earrings amongst all the fantastic goodies!
    Louisa x

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  15. Many thanks Linda for including my Book Cover. Congratulations on your viewing figures - really well done!

    Shirley x

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  16. wow! That is a big deal!! Congratulations xx

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