Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Happy Birthday Blog...!

12 years ago today, I wrote my very first blog post.  It was brief and to the point (you can read it here) and I thought it would last for the duration of the project I intended to document.

However, several major miniature projects later, it's still going.  Honestly, nobody's more surprised than me!

It's seen me though a multitude of ups and downs, trials and tribulations, high points and successes.  I've enjoyed writing every single one of the 1600+ posts and responding to comments by my lovely followers.

My stats reveal that there have been over 260,000 page views which is nothing short of unbelievable, considering that a very high proportion of posts involve Small Dog's ramblings insightful prose, interspersed with flights of fancy and feats of procrastination.  

So Happy Birthday Blog..... I hope we enjoy many more years together! 

Predictably, Small Dog is entering into the spirit of the thing and has suggested that we have a cake to celebrate.  She has even been Googling what she considers to be the most suitable cake design although she did express some reservations that my cake-baking skills might not be up to the mark.




Hmmmm..... definitely not SD! My efforts would probably result in something more akin to this.....

Bwhahahahaha.....





4 comments:

Megan Wallace said...

Well done on twelve years of blogging! Maybe stay away from the kitchen and order your cake in. I had visions of making some of those lovely little gingerbread houses that can hang on the lip of a coffee cup. I'm sure you've seen them, Pinterest is stuffed with images. So I ordered some expensive custom cookie cutters and an icing syringe thingy and researched recipes for hours. This weekend I got into the kitchen and had a trial run. My little gingerbread houses look like a squatter camp after a storm... I've eaten the evidence. We can't be good at everything!

Sandra Morris said...

Thanks Megan....
I think you've hit the nail on the head. We can't be good at everything. But as a 'maker' I tend to think that anything is possible which is often the recipe for disappointment. I should force myself to remember that it's taken me 30 years to attain the skills I need to do what I do for a living and I'm still learning every day.
I'll give trying the gingerbread houses a miss, on your advice though!
Sx

Esther Westcott said...

Happy blog birthday, Sandra. Your posts have given many people a great deal of pleasure over the years. As well, the series you did on how you make your little dolls was fascinating. I had no idea there were so very many steps involved. Please tell Small Dog that I have especially enjoyed her contributions. I’m sure she has been a great help when you just couldn’t think of a thing to say. It must have been such a relief to hear those little paws tapping away at the keyboard! One day, if you need blog ideas, I’m sure your many fans would love to read more about how you chose tiny dolls and toy-making as a career. I’m always interested in how the artisans I admire go about building their skills. Best wishes for many more posts in future! Esther

Sandra Morris said...

Thanks Esther.....
I'm pleased to know that you so enjoy my posts. Yes, SD has been a valued contributor with her insightful interjections when my blogging muse was AWOL!
Good idea about the career path choice too, as January 2019 marks 30 years as a doll and toymaker! Sx