Well, this is my 50th post and I can't quite believe that I've managed to rack up that many. I have to say that I'm finding blogging quite addictive !
I've met so many lovely people through blogging - people I would probably never have met in the "real" world. So thank-you to all of you lovely people who read my blog on a regular basis and to all those of you who take the time to leave lovely comments, who I chat with via email and send me lovely pressies and that I count as friends. THANK YOU !!
So, hands up who wants to try and win a freebie??
Well, as a celebration of my 50th post I've decided to give away a freebie. BUT, I'm afraid you'll have to work for it !! I have decided to try and drum up some new business via Google Adwords (seeing as I can't get anywhere near the first couple of pages). But what I need some help with is keywords.
For those of you who don't know about Adwords, basically it's a pay-per-click system whereby I specify a maximum cost per click that I'm prepared to pay Google everytime someone types in one of my keywords and then clicks on my website link.
So, what I need you lovely lot to do is provide me with a list of keywords that you might type in if you were looking for my website (not Picture it in Stitches obviously) but anything you might type in if you were looking for something specific to do with my site. I've got a basic list, but it would be great to hear other ideas and suggestions. After all - lots of heads are always better than one !
Anyone that leaves a list of keywords for me (doesn't matter how many) will be entered into the draw and I'll pick a winner on Sunday evening. The lucky winner will receive a needle-felting set which will consist of either a purse or pencil case (your choice), a choice of 3 colours of felting wools (again, your choice), a felting pad and needle. So, if you fancy giving needle-felting a go (and I think everyone should try it !!) .... for FREE ... then you know what you need to do !
Can't wait to hear from you all.
Feeling Stitchy (click on the link above) - is the Embroidery Blog of one of Flickr's Groups that I'm a member of. They have some great members who have submitted some fantastic photos of their work (including me of course - haha !)
- The boiler on the swimming pool packed up
- The swimming pool pump packed up
- I managed to hit a parked car
- Our neighbour is hassling us to cut down a 250 year old juniper tree which he says is stopping sun from getting into his garden
- My computer at work packed up
- I wrecked the iron by getting bondaweb stuck all over it
- We had an absolutely torrential downpour the other evening (I've never seen anything like it) and had water coming in the back and front doors, as well as through the shower-room window (which wasn't even open at the time)
- Half my tooth fell out
I have been looking at the children today and thinking how wonderful it is to be their age and so carefree. Only having to worry about whether mummy is going to make them eat something they don't like for tea seems like a lovely thing to have to worry about. Oh how I wish I was little again.
Unfortunately, because of all this stress I haven't done much actual sewing or felting and the To Do list I shared with you last time hasn't had a single thing crossed off of it. Now I'm really starting to panic.
However, I have been trying to chill out a little and have spent some time looking at all the wonderful images on Flickr. So many things are inspiring me at the moment and I'm desperate to get going, but just don't know where to start - I suppose the To Do list would be a good place !!
Anyway, whilst surfing Flickr I came across this most wonderful book which I am desperately trying to track down a copy of. It seems to be a US edition though, so I might have to spend a few pennies (or more likely lots of £s) to get it shipped. It's a Robert Louis Stevenson book entitled "A child's garden of verses" and is illustrated with the most beautiful embroidery by Virginia Tiffany.
So sorry for whinging, but hopefully next time I'll be in a better mood and have lots of pictures of things I have finished to show you.
- 50 loopy corsages
- 50 beaded bracelets
- 60 sets of hairclips
- 20 scarves
- 1 "Name in a Frame"
- 2 Funky daisy textile pictures
- 2 hot air balloon textile pics
- 2 boat textile pics
- 2 car textile pics
- 2 ballet shoes textile pics
- 1 dinosaur textile pic
- 1 butterfly textile pic
- 3 embellished felt bucket bags
- 5 embellished felt purses
- 5 embellished felt pencil cases
- 40 felted and beaded keyrings
- 2o felted fridge mangets
- 20 yoyo ponytail bands
- 15 appliqued calico bags
The first event is in September. ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH - I'd better get going !!!!