Tuesday, 13 October 2009

The Wonderful World of Blogging

When I started blogging, I wasn't quite sure what would happen. Would I be able to find things to write about? Would anyone actually read what I wrote?! I'm relieved to say that neither of these fears came true! I've met some fabulous bloggers (both in Blogland and face-to-face) and I'm always thrilled when I find messages about my musings. I'm genuinely touched that you all take the time to stop by!

As you know, I write articles for various magazines, so I jumped at the chance to write all about some of the sewing-related blogs that I love to read. The article's just been published in the November issue of Sewing World and features this very talented trio: Nicky over at The Vintage Magpie, Viv of Hen's Teeth and Manda from Treefall Design.

Here's a sneaky peek...

And talking of bloggers...I couldn't resist suggesting a little detour to Chudleigh on our way home from our recent foray to Devon. I'd been reading all about Nicky's new studio and I let out a little whoop of delight when we found it!

All The Vintage Magpie loveliness just waiting to be discovered. Nicky gave us a very warm welcome!

Cards, prints, rabbits...so much to look at!

Even Nicky's work table has a lovely vintageness about it. She was making Halloween cats when we popped in!

Happy blogging everyone!


5ft Inf said...

OOo...that looks so impressive!
I want to say well done, but that just sounds a bit pathetic and not up to the standard of your articles...I have always wanted to go to Burgh Island, by the way...you're so lucky
x P

Ticking stripes said...
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Ticking stripes said...

I'll look out for your article! Great post re Burgh Island too - wanted to visit for ages...it always looks fabulous
(Sorry had to delete previous post due to dreadful typos!)

Pomona said...

A really great subject for an article; it is so interesting to read about how and why people create - I know about Treefall but will go and look at the others. And that little shop looks wonderful!

Pomona x

BusyLizzie said...

great article & a lovely post about Burgh Island.. I was very jealous of course... lizzie x

gingerwine said...

Thankyou for posting this - I love blogging and blogland!

Ooo and how lovely is Nickys studio?

Sam xx

Cowboys and Custard said...

I received my copy today Katie.. what a lovely surprise that was.. thank you so much for giving these talented lasses (yourself included) some rays of limelight that you all deserve..
and of course the generous mention of the Vintage & Handmade Fair.
Nicky's studio is just as I imagined it to be.. charming and full of her great style..
Michele x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Thanks so much for the magazine Katie! It is a fabulous article about 3 really talented ladies & thanks for the mention of the fair!


Kitschen Pink said...

Oh my what a treat to visit Nicky's studio! I'd love to rummage through the drawers in that big dresser! I'll bet they're full of treasures! I'm going to try and get a copy of that magazine tomorrow to read your article! t.x

Corinne Phillips said...

Ooh Katie - can't wait to get a copy. And the little shop looks idyllic!

Cally's Cottage said...

I am fairly new to blogging and had all the same concerns but it has been a wonderful experience and has put me in touch with so many like minded people that I am a total convert!
And how lovely of you to write about such talented and interesting people too.
Happy Blogging!
Warm Wishes,

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Hi Katie

You certainly picked 3 very talented ladies - all of whom I've purchased goodies from in the past and 2 I know in person from the V&H Fairs of course.

Sadly pages 3 and 4 wouldn't enlarge on my screen so I still haven't managed to read the full text. Shall see if I can find a copy on my way to the shop today.

Look forward to meeting you on the 14th.


Mary said...

I read your article and have just started my own blog, is it hard to get people to read them ? Any tips would be appreciated
I enjoyed your article and am a subscriber to Sewing World.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Katie

I must get the magazine, what I have managed to read so far (not all photos will open up) is really interesting. What a good subject for you to choose to write about.
Look forward to bumoing in to you at the fair.
Will we go for the same bunnies again this time??? ;-))
Isabelle x