Sunday, 20 January 2013

Handmade Monday 100

Yippeee! Welcome to the 100th Handmade Monday post!

I feel I should be letting fireworks off - or at least offering you cake.  Because doing either probably wouldn't work very well online, I'm going to be hosting some very special giveaways.

cake, anyone?

Of course it's a celebration, but it's also very much about saying a very big THANK YOU to each and every person who has taken part in Handmade Monday, as well as all those who take a passing interest - those people who pop by and squeeze in the time to peruse your lovely blogs, a bit like a lucky dip!

Handmade Monday would never have worked without you all, and most especially, the "regulars" (you know who you are!).  It has a real community feel and people have said some lovely things about it ... it's like an online coffee morning, it's the friendliest linky party out there ... that sort of thing.  Community is a big part of making and selling crafts, and the lovely comments just reflect the very lovely people who take part.  Thank you all.

So, what can you expect this coming week from the giveaways?

There will be a different giveaway every day for five days, starting tomorrow, Monday.  I'll be teaming up with a variety of businesses and creative people to give away books, photo-editing/design software, vouchers for fabric/craft supplies and a very special one-to-one assessment of one lucky person's small business's marketing activity - leading to a personalised marketing strategy covering lots of areas for one lucky winner!  This is incredibly generous - do pop back for more information later in the week.

I'll leave you with a photo of the latest Sewing World magazine...


and my owl pincushion/thread catcher...


I made this owl with fabric from Guthrie & Ghani - do pop by for a look at their range.  While you're there, check out their blog for the ongoing story of the amazing renovation of an old building into their shop premises and home - I love reading about how this is progressing! It feels a bit like one of those renovation programmes but in blog format.



Do pop back every day this week to see what you could win! 

29 comments:

knitnrun4sanity said...

Happy centenary. I am so very grateful to you for hosting handmade Monday each week. I have a) learnt a lot from you and the other members b) 'met' some amazing people and c) thoroughly enjoyed seeing how everyone has developed, become published and made many sales. It is very inspirational. 100 is a lot and I truly hope that there will be another. Thank you.

Handbags by Helen said...

Wow, 100! Already. Happy Handmade HarbourDay.

Planet Penny said...

Wow! 100! Congratulations and thank you for your dedication and hard work. All those giveaways sound amazing...
Penny x

Stephen @ Soy of the North said...

Happy 100th! Time for a telegram from the Queen :-)

Pickle Lily said...

Happy 100th! Many, many thanks for hosting this Wendy. I am looking forward to the coming week. jo x

Free Spirit Designs said...

Happy 100!!! Here's to 100 more :)

Your little owl is adorable! I love the idea of the thread catcher too - mine always end up on the floor.... :)

Will definitely pop back for this week's giveaways, they sound amazing!!! x

Bev Newman said...

Happy 100! I love the little owl. The prizes on offer are amazing, thank you so much for putting all the time and effort in to get them, and for making Handmade Monday such a lovely place to be x

pembrokeshire lass said...

I just love that little owl and the catcher.....s o sweet. Happy 100th and well done! I look or ward o many. Many more. Joan

Ginx Craft said...

Happy 100th!! Love your pincushion, and as I've said before I do think Handmade Monday is the friendliest linky page I know.

Adaliza said...

Congratulations and many thanks, Wendy. I so enjoy Handmade Mondays, joining in, catching up with friends. And 'friends' includes you, Wendy - you're a real inspiration and give sound advice.

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Happy 100 Handmade Monday - only seems like yesterday that the first one went live. It's been great fun and thank you for organising it. Looking forward to the giveaways this week - they sound amazing. i love your owl - great fabric. Hope you have a good week.

Sarah - The Lilac Dragonfly said...

Happy 100th!!
I can't thank you enough Wendy for thinking up Handmade Monday!! Have a super week!!
xx

Ros Made Me said...

Congratulations on becoming a Centenarian! I have enjoyed each and every one that I have taken part in... it is such great fun. :)

Wendy said...

Oh my word! I feel so old!! All these "happy 100th" comments and now I have become a centenarian (thanks, Ros!). Seriously, it is you guys that make Handmade Monday such a fun thing to do - thank you x

Mythillogical said...

Happy 100th! Glad I made it back just in time to participate!

Karen said...

Thanks for hosting Handmade Monday! Here's to the next 100.

Picto said...

Love the thread catcher, so practical and pretty too. Congratulations, I'm looking forward to popping in during the week.

Take care

Jan x

Sarah Evans said...

Linking up my cute kitty shoes :)

Thanks for hosting!

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Chrysalis said...

I love the cute owl. Congrats on reaching 100 HMs and thanks for the opportunity of sharing all the fab work going on in blogland. x

Goodnight Boutique said...

Congratulations! Happy 100!
Thanks for organising this wonderful blog get-together :)

Anna said...

Wendyyyyyyyy, congratulations on Handmade Monday 100! Wow. It's a real achievement organising all this week after week and generating so much interest and a loyal following. Well done.
I must say those cakes look amazing....I really want one now!
I love your owl too. Owls are one of my favourite animals....I wanted an owl as my business logo, but seeing as I am a handmade jewellery business named after a cat I couldn't really see how an owl logo fitted in! lol!
Anna xxx

Fiddly Fingers said...

Congratulations Wendy on your 100th Handmade Monday. Thank you sooo much for hosting this on line 'party' each week. I have made some wonderful bloggy friends which I would have found incredibly difficult to achieve without you. Here's to the next 100 :)

EleanorLucy said...

Another magazine piece - well done! I'm loving your owl in particular! Thanks again for leading the phenomenon that is Handmade Monday, gives me a weekly boost every time :) x

patchworkfairy said...

Congratulations - everything you are doing is really good. I haven't managed all the HMs but I want to make time to do more of them in the future. it's a competition whether to make stuff or read about other people making stuff!!

CatkinJane said...

Happy 100 to Handmade Monday :) and thank you so much for doing this Wendy - it's been a great introduction for me to the blogging world

Ali said...

Congratulations on your 100th post.
Your blogs always a great place to visit for wonderful ideas and inspiration. Those cakes look very tempting I'm sure I've put a pound on just looking at them.
Ali x

Clare Lewis said...

Happy 100th, I've not been around long but I am so glad I found Handmade Monday here:), I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for the giveaways

Sue said...

Congrats on your 100th! It's certainly added to my Mondays since you started - as well as reading your blog of course! Here's to many more... Sue

Gertie said...

Congratulations.

I've just started my own blog (though I have been reading your blog for several months) so I'm delighted to be part of your 100th Handmade Monday.

Here's to the next 100...

Gertie xx