Wednesday, July 9, 2008

One Whole Year!

Hello, Sweets! Guess what today is??? It's my One Year Blogiversary! It's so wierd because there's a very real way it feels like, "How can it have been a year already?" but there's another equally real way that it feels like, "How can it have been only one year?" I have met so many wonderful friends via my blog, participated in some really fun swaps, made so many special connections and had over 34 THOUSAND individual people stop by here! I looked that number up on my stat counter thing and I was flabbergasted. I had no idea. I thought that must surely be pageloads or total visits or something but no! That's amazing, unbelievable and wonderful that I have, on some level, connected with that many wonderful new friends in just one year. What a warm, special feeling that is! So thank you to YOU for being one of those precious friends...

And guess what else happened today? The Fed Ex truck pulled up in front of my house bearing my VERY FIRST shipment of fabric for my new website, Confections Fabric! What a thrill! I have my first 6 gorgeous bolts of yummy fabric sitting right here in my studio, tempting me to make something delicious! I'm going to start putting it in my Confections Fabric etsy shoppe today! I can't wait to open the website in just a few weeks but until then I hope you'll enjoy "Yummies by the Yard" from my etsy shoppe where you will always receive free shipping within the U.S.

Take a look at some of my favorites! Imagine looking at a big, fat bolt of each of these yummy prints...



and look at this delightful "repro" apron pattern. I'll be offering these, as well!
LOTS more in store...this is just the beginning of the yumminess that will be in stock! Check back often since we will be recieving new inventory almost daily!

So....in honor of my blogiversary AND my first Fed Ex trip of fabric ;) I'd like to have a little giveaway! I'd like to offer one of my yummy cake tags to 3 of my "bloggy buddies." Friday morning (California time) I'll choose the 3 by using that random number generator thingie! Here's what you will receive: Most people who order these are surprised by how big they are in person...they're about 6" in diameter, counting the crepe paper ruffles. They have a little ribbon loop on back which makes them perfect for attaching to a gift or hanging in your yummy studio!

Thank YOU for making this year so special. I value and appreciate each and every one of you. What a delightful, inspiring, fun and loving group you bloggy buddies are!

Big Hugs and Lots of Love,

Cheryl


p.s. Look what I made with some of the new fabric!!! :) A sweet little "Southern Belle's Church Bag" for a little girl to carry over her arm to church! It's a custom order but I'm putting a listing for another one just like it in my etsy shoppe so if you'd like one, hop on over there! :) I'm going to be making another in the aqua tones, as well as a couple more custom orders so just drop me a note if you'd like to order one, as well. :)

41 comments:

Jenni B said...

Cheryl,

I just think your blog is so darling. You have wonderful taste! And happy anniversary! It's amazing how quickly a year goes by, isn't it?

Have a SWEET day!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Cheryl, I have enjoyed getting to know you this year.
Congrats on your Blogversary! :)

Lori said...

congratulations on your one year of blogging:) your fabrics look yummy indeed!!!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Well....a big CONGRATS on the blog-aversary! Isn't it funny how time flies like that! AND another big CONGRATS on all the exciting news! A fabric shop! heaven. on. earth. I'm sure you will enjoy much success, you have such a good eye for this cottage/shabby style that we all love so much! Nothing but good wishes headed your way!
Smiles, Karen

Wanda said...

Congratulations on a whole year of blogging. That fabric is delicious. Oh, please do make a few things to share with us. You are so talented with thread and needle.

Andrea Singarella said...

Happy Blogiversary Cheryl! I'm looking so forward to meeting you in November!!

Scrappy Jessi said...

congrats on a year girl!!
wow!!!How cool your own fabric store!! i want that cupcake fabric. i can't wait till you open!!

oxoox,
jessi

Kim Caldwell said...

Congrats on your first year! Can't wait to meet you at Silver Bella!

CupcakeSugar said...

Congrats! Many Happinesses to y'all! Happy 1st Year and many more to come! xxoo diana (cupcakesugar)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Congratulations! You have a beautiful inspiring blog!
Your new fabric is lovely and I adore the vintage repro patterns!

Diane said...

Happy Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful new venture, the fabrics are really yummy, and the apron pattern is just darling. You are going to be a busy lady can't wait to see all the new stuff. Count me in on your giveaway (:
Hugs, Diane

Becky said...

Happy Blog Birthday!! Looking forward for many more to come. Love the new fabrics.

Lori said...

Oh Cheryl, my sweetie pie!!! you made me smile today, BRAVO to you! When I seen your delightful fabric and the darling children and you with your oh so cute short cut it made me all smiles!!And sweerie the fabulous give away, how YUMMY!!! I decided today to hav ethe dredded back surg, one week from Friday. I am scared but I so want my crafty decorating life back! I 'm just sad my Marc won't be here to be my helper through it all! Sending you hugs and love,Lori

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Happy Happy one year Cheryl!!!! you are a super sweet girl and I am so happy to have gotten to know you this year.... your blog is beautiful and I wish you SO MUCH success in your new website! xo Heather

She'sSewPretty said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary and your fabric shop, Cheryl! A fabric shop with nothing but pretty fabric would be a dream come true!

Karin@creativechaos said...

Happy one year!!! So glad you are apart of the blog world!!! The fabrics look fabulous.......And I totally thought that "little" button was about 3" or so.....I would love to win one!

LiLi M. said...

Happy Blogversary! I always think of you as the lady who puts all the yummy stuff, like that beautiful picture of the sewing girls I once used in a swap, on her blog! And now those fabrics! Whow keep on going girl!

Natasha Burns said...

Congratulations sweetie on your one year bloggy birthday!!! Can't wait to check out your fabric store and those patterns look so darn sweet!!! xo

Michaele said...

Yay! A whole year! The fabrics are beautiful, and the cake tags are super sweet! Your blog gives me a wonderful dose of "girliness" each time I visit! Thank you and congratulations!

Michaele

Anonymous said...

Your fabric is just beautiful would love to see what you make from it. Congrats on your anniversary.
Vicki Page

Sugar Bear said...

Happy blogaversary Cheryl! Visiting here is always a wonderful treat. Gorgeous fabrics! I can see why they are tempting you.
Karla

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Wow, I have got to have that darling apron pattern! Best of luck in your store, but with those fabrics you're bound to be a hit! Love the cake tag so please enter my name for your drawing.
vivlyndesigns@gmail.com

karen said...

Cheryl
I love reading your blog each and every day! Thankyou so much.
Karen

Heather said...

Congratulations! I love your blog and am delighted its been a year already. Can't wait to see those yummy fabrics in your shop. I love them!!

jillian said...

How wonderful!!! The fabrics are beautiful. Did you design them? Your blog is so fun to visit, can't wait for what you come up with next!

Janis said...

Hi Cheryl! Happy Anniversary on
your one year of Blogging. I always
enjoy reading your Blog! Best
Wishes always. The fabric is
adorable. : )
Hugs

Wendy said...

Happy Blogiversary Cheryl! I think that your cake tags are adorable and would love to be entered in your giveaway. Good luck with your Etsy store!

twinkleshabbystar said...

HAPPY ONE YEAR SWEETIE!!!! Im truly truly delighted and tickled that we met and became fast friends thru blogging! Your blog is truly one of my FAVORITES and your MONDAY YUMMIES NEVER DISSAPOINTS!!! Im extremely thrilled and happy for you and new new ventures! I know your Confections Fabric is going to be a HUGE success. The samples are soo ME!!! I'll be one of your biggest fans and supporters!
Happy one year! Virtual ((HUGS!)) XOXO,Jenn

Pamela Jane said...

Congrats on the blogiversary, sweet Cheryl! Looking forward to meeting you in person in November!

craftyhala said...

Happy blogiversay to you! I am not surprised at the number of visits. I think your blog is fun.
Mahala

Kimla Kay said...

Congratulations Cheryl on your 1 year anniversary! I am so happy to have found your lovely blog and to have you as a cyber friend. You are mucho talented! Best wishes on your new shoppe!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on your blogversary! Your new fabrics look awesome! I enjoy checking your blog. Thanks for the smiles.

april said...

Yummy fabrics! Happy One Year! Looking forward to many more to come!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hi Cheryl,

Congratulations on your achievements. I would be interested to know on how one goes about having fabric made. I have stacks and stacks of ancient fabrics. Would love to share.

Sadie Lou said...

Yummy Yummy!!
I love your eye for color!
I also love those cake badges--so darling!
I hope I win!
*squeezing my eyes shut*
Yay!
Happy Blogiversary!
~Sadie Lou

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'll definitely be a big customer. Absolutely LOVE the fabrics! Congrats on your 1 year anniversary! Wendy

quitecontrary1977 said...

the fabric is very alluring.. and i simply must have that cake tagg! so frilly and sweet!

quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

happy blogiversary!! xo Britt

jthom03 / Jan Thomason / thomranch@hctc.net said...

have always loved your work and i really love your new fabric!!

jenny holiday said...

Happy Happy Blogiversary!!! You sweet thing you!! Blogland is certainly a prettier, sweeter place with you around!! Thank you so much for all that you share!!

Love ya!!!!
xoxo Jenny..and Aaron

holly doodle designs said...

Cheryl, that blue cameo fabric is FABULOUS! I can't wait to see your shop filled up with beautiful fabrics!