I always like to use special dates and anniversaries as a time to reflect. Each New Year, I sit down and journal the incredible moments, achievements and highlights of the previous year, and make plans and wish lists for the upcoming one. I would like to do the same for this milestone in the Pepperberry & Co. journey.
I have been blogging, sewing, discovering, learning and laughing through the Pepperberry & Co. blog since March of this year. In that time, magical things have happened: I attended the incredible Stitches & Craft show, learnt how to sew, figured out how to blog, bought Charlie the sewing machine, squealed as I was featured on other blogs, had my first market, went crazy with giveaways, started my Etsy shop, shared tutorials, and discovered the worlds of Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. These are some incredible achievements, and I feel so happy and proud to have been able to experience them all.
The absolute highlight, however, has been meeting my crafty friends from across the globe. With every comment I receive, every market I do, and every craft event I attend, I discover a new blogger; someone else out there in the virtual world creating amazing craft, making her readers laugh, and sharing her incredible journey with the world. I have been phenomenally inspired by the endless determination, talent, and creativity out there on the handmade highway, and I hope that I celebrate that enough in my little corner of the blogging planet.
Today, I would like to say thank you to the beautiful group of people who have supported me on my journey: those who have been with me from the very beginning and have shared my joys and helped me through my struggles; each and every person who has commented on my posts and brought a smile to my day; the shoppers at Pepperberry & Co. who help make my small business dream come true; the Melbourne crafters who have made me laugh, cry and learn; and the followers and readers who I am yet to know, and who I look forward to being friends with in the future.
Without you, Pepperberry & Co. would not exist, and my heart would not be full of crafty love. Thank you. May the next 50 posts see as much joy, laughter, silliness, craftiness, friendships, and learning as those that I have already written.xx Sandra