Saturday, 22 September 2012

My Favourite Blog

Creative Treasures

How often do you have time to read other people’s blogs?  Are you a faithful follower and read every post?  Or do you only occasionally “pop in” for a read?  Perhaps, you only read a blog post when the author is featuring one of your items, or giving you some other kind mention in the post?
Well, I’m not going to say which one I am guilty of, but I do like the phrase “time poor”.  Yes, we all fight the battle of time.  We need time to spend with our families, our friends, do our day job, and cook. We need to make sure the house is kept in running order, shop, and a million other tasks that need to be done on a regular basis.  Then of course, if you are an artist or a crafter, you need that all important time for doing what you love.  So, who makes it a priority to not only write your own blog, but read others?

Spiral Fountain Jewellery
I have set myself the task of attempting to blog once a week, but even then it is a struggle.  But, I know lots of folk who blog every day or more frequently because they use it like a diary, or virtual journal, sharing everyday events, or what they are currently making.
My favourite blogger is Linda of Uniquely Yours who blogs every day.
Linda’s blog is a great read, because Linda is a writer and a poet, and you always have the addition of a poem or ditty everyday on her blog posts (a real treat!)  But not only that, Linda is a yarn crafter, a wife, mother, grandmother, good cook and also has a part-time day job!  However, Linda’s love of words is obviously key to who she is, so it is very important for her to write every day.  However, Linda is also a champion.  She constantly features other people’s crafted items on her blog and a great job she does as well!  I am a great admirer of Linda’s blog and only wish I had the time to read it more often.

Dottery Pottery
Other folk love to share by offering tutorials or practical advice in their blog.  Some run competitions or swaps. Others share recipes, holiday snaps, Wedding snaps and so on.  Compared to my simple blog, these seem a lot more exciting – who can resist drooling over photos of a delicious food? Or laughing at the antics or household pets?  Or admiring the bride’s dress and being in awe of the lovely wedding location?  Stunning holiday snaps? And so forth.
I am more of a reflective and questioning writer.  I don’t have any answers, but I have lots of questions.  I am passionate about what I do and being creative is central to who I am as a person.  But, I am full of admiration for artists and crafters who excel at what they do and it shows in all sorts of ways.  I don’t count myself as one of them!!

Finally, and to wrap this up I want to say how gobsmacked I have been this week to discover that folksy have featured not one, but two of my Pinterest boards on the front page of folksy.
My first one was called “What’s your number?” at the beginning of the week, and the second (current) one was called “Harvest Gold”.

Oakapple & Rose
For a long time I kept creating Pinterest boards for folksy’s front page and getting despondent when they weren’t chosen. I have no idea why it was so important to me, but I am the kind of person who says “I can do this.”  And I want to succeed!  Well, I did it!  It is only a small thing, but achievement is not measure by how great is the achievement, but by having a go and being successful at whatever it is!
Enjoy the selection of lovely items from the September Sellers daily listing club which I have chosen for this blog post.  Don’t forget to click on the photos and have a browse in these wonderful seller’s shops!

PS What I have forgotten to mention is that the selection of lovely items are all ones that I love, so that is why I have chosen them!


  1. I'm not going to state which kind of blog viewer reader I am either! LOL!

    Thank you so much for including my beach comber coral today, so kind of you!

    I totally agree with you on Linda's lovely Blogs, they are always so inspirational!

    Natalie x

  2. Lots of lovely things again Edwina.

    I think you should count yourself as someone who excels in their craft! I am a great admirer of your bags and think they show great talent and attention to detail.

    Thank you for featuring my book cover bag.

    Shirley x

  3. Thanks so much for featuring my mince pie plates in your blog today :)
    I like to sit down with a nice cup of tea and browse a blog or two - I'm not really dedicated to particular blogs, just whichever take my fancy at the time!

    Sarah x

  4. A lovely selection and I agree with Shirley, you do excel at your craft. Your bags are gorgeous, love mine and your notebooks, address books, love mine and Diary`s are exceptional too.
    Thank you very much for your kind words about me and my blog, I`m very touched.
    You also do wonderful blogs.


  5. really good read Edwina - a very insightful blog. xx