Thursday, March 25, 2010

Happy Blogoversary To.......

......me!   Two years ago today, I began this blog, not having a clue what I was doing.  Some days I still feel that way, but at least now it doesn't take me all day to upload a photo.

I've also acquired a follower or two along the way, for which I am really grateful, and often surprised.  A little research tells me that the appropriate 2nd year anniversary gift is something made of cotton.   I don't work much with fabric, but I do enjoy making fabric brooches.



So, to celebrate the beginning of my third year of blogging, I am giving away some (haven't decided how many) of these (mostly cotton) brooches.  They have a tie tack on the back, and if you don't want to wear it on your lapel you can attach it to a tote bag, apron, or just stick it on a bulletin board.

Thanks so much for reading my blog, and I LOVE reading your comments, so I'll be picking people randomly to receive a happy blogoversary brooch.  Just leave a comment on this post (and include a way for me to contact you) and I'll pick some winners after the weekend.

80 comments:

Kathy Eddy said...

These are fabulous Eileen! Of course I love all of your work. I check out your blog every day!

Shari said...

Mmmmmmm...your fabric brooch is yummy! I can see it on my lapel right now. If I keep visualizing it there, do you think it will appear???? I hope so! Pick me please :)

Terrie said...

Congratulations on your 'Blog-o-versary'! How clever of you! I do love checking out all the things your have on your blog...and of course the brooches are lovely! (terriek@surewest.net)

Nancy said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!
I REALLY like this brooch! You are so creative, Eileen ..

Angie Hall Haviland said...

HAPPY HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY, Eileen!! 2 years of your FABULOUS ART and SHARING!!! HOW WONDERFUL!! Love the Fabric brooch...YUM!

Dorothy said...

Awesome job on the blog Eileen!!!
Beautiful flower also!!!
2ndchance55@att.net
Have a great day!

Patti said...

Your brooch, like all of your work, is stunning. Congrats on your second year. I really enjoy reading what you post!
Patti
zanderz@comcast.net

Barbara said...

Eileen - your work is great and I'm always anxious to see what you post. Congrats on the anniversary. The fabric brooch is cool!
Barbara
(b kirk 999 at comcast dot net)

Lori said...

Well, well, happy blogoversary to you, my friend! I love your blog, you're so darn creative, it makes my head spin. Your brooches are darling, for someone that doesn't normally work with fabric! lol I wanna be a weiner! I mean, winner! (I'm already a weiner) (I must be feeling better)

Sherry Goodloe said...

Happy Blogaversary Eileen!! Oooooo next year is LEATHER (or crystal/glass if you go modern and not traditional) - hee hee

Please add my name to the growing list of hopefuls for one of those "mostly cotton" brooches! *smiles*

Socrates said...

How wonderful! Joyeux Anniversaire. Let you eat cake, then!!! Your brooch is fantastic. And I noted it`s made of little hearts. Heart is my word of intent for the year!!!! Beautiful work. And I get to see your work either way... lol. Sox from Marie journals. ;-))

Scrapping Mom said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary. I know I love visiting you blog daily. You are truely a great artist and proud to say a great friend to me. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
Celeste

Debby said...

Way cool pin. Congratulations on having a blog for 2 years. It is cool to see what you come up with as you are very creative. Thanks for sharing with us.

Debby
stampitout@sbcglobal.net

Goodling said...

Always wonderful to skip over to your blog and see just what you have created! Sometimes I come just to see if you can give me a boost of inspiration to get my muse started.
Your jewelry fascinates me, as do you!
Happy Anniversary, Eileen!
Gina G

divester said...

How cute are the fabric brooch!! I love to see what you are always creating. You are a great inspiration. Congratulations on 2 years!
debbieivester@yahoo.com

jrmathers said...

absolutely love this

Elaine A said...

Happy Blogoversary! I had to chuckle on your note how it almost took all day to learn how to upload a photo to your blog when you first started blogging. I am still learning how to do things with my new blog. (LOL)
Anyway, congrats, and your fabric brooch is very, very lovely! I couldn't visualize how these looked when you wrote that you made them.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful eye candy art with all of us.

Sara Carns said...

Congrats on the blogoversary, Eileen! You do some Amazing stuff, Lady! It's taking all the strength I have not to scroll down and look at your pennants! (I'm in the swap, too!) I love surprises but I'm already guessing yours are FANTASTIC! Have a great day!

tracyozzie said...

Your blog is a constant source of inspiration. It is such a thrill to know that I am part of the round robin journal group with you. I get your work in more then one journal. yea me.

SusanK said...

I'm not into wearing jewelry myself but that fabric brooch is super! I'm sure it would look awesome on my denim jacket! LOL

Janet Walters said...

Absolutely awesome...your brooch, your blog, your in-detail descriptions/how-to's. Happy Blog Anniversary, and many, many more!

Helena said...

Happy Blogaversary Eileen! Discovered your blog after the fantastic Mexico Cruise and have been enjoyed seeing your creations ever since.

Julie Ann said...

Happy Blogoversary!! Actually, you've given us all a gift every day already, because your blog is always filled with such inspiration and fresh approaches to art! Thank you for sharing your journey with us! :)

Annel said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! I love spending time on your blog you have some GREAT ideas. I look forward to spending the next year seeing what else you do.
Annel
http://annelsblog.blogspot.com

Kathleen Sigg said...

Your blog is so inspiring and love everything you do. My interests are so varied, mixed media, collage, ribbon work, beading, fabric collage, altered arts, etc., etc., etc. I love this brooch! Thanks for all your inspiration.

Healing Woman said...

I've been following your blog for about a month now Eileen. I see you participating in all the challenges and wonder how you have the time. You said that they have helped you grow as an artist. That is wonderful. Your content is always good and I look forward to each new post. Happy blogversary!

patricia smith said...

Your Blog is amazing! Thank you for sharing your work. I love the colors in the brooch, and would love to be wearing it! I missed Tim's apron, so hope to get a brooch instead!
Hugs,
Pat Smith
trish@phango.com

Sandra said...

happy anniversary!
those flowers look like such fun!
Sandra
slbt17 at yahoo dot com

Nanc said...

Happy Anniversary. I love your fabric brooch. Wow, it is just gorgeous. Would be honored to have something like this.

Lucy said...

Congratulations Eileen. I'll certainly drink to your two year anniversary. Here's to two more. Enjoyed looking at your blog. You do good work!
Lucy

Victoria said...

Happy, happy! I love your blog & brooches.

Sharon said...

They are beautiful. I'd love to win them. Happy Anniversary.

Anonymous said...

Eileen
I love your blog and have followed along since your cruise. Of course I dont know how to sign up to be a regular follower so I just look when you post. You are always so quick to get your wonderful swaps done, and love seeing them.
Cheers Libby

Elaine A said...

Hi Eileen -

Congratulations my Dear! AND Thank you, thank you for 2 years of great art to look at, wonderful tutorials to try and just plain fun! Wishing you many more years of blogging fun.
I love that pin - how neat is that?!

Hugs - Elaine Allen

2amscrapper said...

Happy Blogoversary Eileen! Your art inspires me every day. I would love to own something you made.

Pam Austin said...

Happy 2 years! A great accomplishment from the perspectinve of one who only dreams of having her own blog. Thank you for all you share!
pamicat :)

Sandi M said...

Congrats on 2 years Eileen :) Glad you posted this on ATT because my email hasn't told me of your latest post yet - it usually does. I can see that pretty fabric flower clipped to a headband - right on top of my daughter's head!

Linda Cain said...

Wonderful idea! Love the colors and the flowers. Congrats on your 3 years of blogging. It keeps us off the streets! Ha!

Linda

Penny Duncan Creations said...

WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Indeed Eileen!!!! Happy Blogiversary to you!!!! Reminds me I need to check mine too.......Your broaches are GORGEOUS!!!!!! What a treat they would be to receive!!!

sue said...

Happy Blogaversary! I enjoy your blog and creativity! I still think they should make a die of your grungepaper wallet. sueirvine@comcast.net

Cher said...

well arent these the cutest! congrads...and I wish u many more followers ( I am) and ty for the ideas and sharing all the time.

Helen said...

Happy blogoversary! gorgeous brooch, it would go so well on my coat!

mamakat said...

Happy, happy blogaversary!!! Love popping in and checking out your posts and seeing your messages in Tim's group as well as Wedy's. AND I am a HUGE fan of big lapel pins! I'm currently working on a printer's tray hanger for my vintage and other special pins. Would love to have one of yours to add to the collection.
Kathryn Harpold

Gloria L. said...

So cute! Happy Versary!

inge said...

Hello Eileen,

happy second anniversary ! If you lived close, I baked you one of my cakes :)

I often visit your blog : I bookmarked you but hardly come around to visit all my bookmarked blogs... but thanks to the posting on ATT I've been kept updated and it leads me your way now and then.

What I like about you and your blog is your sharing of what you experimented, learned,...
I recognize you as a regular commentor on ATT, a regular participant in the swaps,... because of you I'm now in the Marie Antoinette swap :)

so I guess , you will hear and see more of me in the future if you want it or not..LOL

greetings from Belgium
Inge

pinkepinke@telenet.be

Diann said...

Happy Anniversary! It's a joy to come visit and I try to often...enjoy your day...Love the giveaway brooch! Diann

Susie said...

Happy Happy Anniversary. You are so talented! Wow you are always so creative. I would love to wear your broach or brooch however you spell it! I love it. I really do.

LaStamper said...

Wow Eileen, TWO years! That is a milestone. I love to read your blog and greatly admire your creativity and art. Thanks for taking the time to share it with all of us.

Kim Mailhot said...

Happy Blogaversary ! Though I am relatively new to your blog, I always enjoy the humor, the openness and the fun art that you share here. Here's to many more years of Blogging happiness.
BTW - I have a black felted bag that I am working on that would look fabulous with one of your beautiful flowers ! I hope I win !
Cheers !

Bethan said...

Happy anniversay Eileen! your blog, your creativity is a pleasure and inspiration to all.

Sherri said...

Happy #2 Eileen! I love visiting your blog! =)

ShellyRaeWood said...

HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY to you
HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY to you
HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY dear Eileen
HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY to you.....and MANY More!!!! :)

Chris said...

Have learned so much from your blog and had such fun seeing your art. Congratulations.

Sue said...

Happy Blogoversary! The brooch is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win! :) Snick~ Sue

Kerry said...

Happy Blogaversary! This is my first visit and I really enjoyed it. I will be back! Your fabric broaches are adorable! Thanks for sharing, thanks for letting us get to know you. Kerry Peasland peaslandk@yahoo.com

Debs Doodles and More said...

no one would know you don't really work with fabric when you look at your brooches. they are lovely. happy 2 years and many more
DebR

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary! I love all your work and check your blog every day! This fabric brooch is just awesome! Thansk for the chance to win one of these beauties! stampin betsy at yahoo dot com

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Happy Blogversary! And many more!

Lisa Phillippi llelsik@aol.com said...

Congrats on 2 yrs of blogging....I also had no clue when I started my blog & have found it to be sooo rewarding! LOVE the flower pin!
:)hope that you have a fabulous week!

Kathy said...

cute brooches...love everything you post. Congratulations on two years!
kathy m

Sandi said...

Congrats on 2 great years! I love those fabric flowers. I have been wanting to try them. Your's is especially pretty!

Hope you have many more great blog years!
Sandi Figura
figg25@comcast.net

Juliet A said...

This is really cute, and a refreshing change from the burnt rayon corsages I've been seeing elsewhere. I would definitely wear this, but I'm not getting my hopes up. I would settle for a tutorial.

Carol's Crafts said...

OMG Eileen, your fabric brooch is fabulous. The colors are wonderful together too. I would love to have one of them to call my own.
Thanks for having this blog candy for us to win.

Dawn said...

Congratulations on two fabulous years!!!

Erin Glee said...

I think the alternet material for celebrating the second anniversary of such a creative and wonderful blog as yours is Grugepaper!(wink)I would be so honored if I won a fabric broach... thank you for the chance!
Congratulations on learning the blog ropes~YAY EILEEN!

Julie from Montana said...

Happy Blogoversary to youhoo ;o) I love your brooches. You have the most wonderful ideas -- things beyond beyond ;o) I love your dreams-in-color too & am dreaming of making a clown w/a playing card body just for your circus page!
I'll toast right back atcha!
Hugs, - Julie

craftyM said...

Woohoo.. congrats! Love sharing journals with you and look forward to meeting you in a couple of weeks at Elena's! YEAH!
Marita

Linda said...

congratulations Eileen on you second blogoversary! have a nice weekend!
lindavanvliet at home dot nl

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary!!

Great Broaches. I have yet to make one so winning one of yours would be wonderful.

Nancy said...

Congratulations, your blog is great. Your fabric brooch is wonderful. Would love to wear it. Nancy P. (nplyman@yahoo.com)

Irene Lenihan said...

Congratulations on sticking to your blog for 2 years. You have very interesting ideas that I love seeing.

Patzee said...

Congrats on your Blogoversary! I love checking in to see what you've created and what you will inspire me to attempt. Thank you for sharing your art and keeping me motivated! Cotton for the second anniversary? I thought it was Bourbon! Cheers!!

Jennifer R.D. said...

congrats Eileen! I always learn something new from you and I love to see all the fabulous trips you take.
I wanna be YOU when I grow up!
Hugs,
Jen

Anonymous said...

your blog is the first I read everyday. You have given my muse a much needed kick in the butt many times. Some days you ARE my muse.
Congrats on your 2nd year and I hope for many years to come.
Thank you for always sharing and caring.
Love, Liz
Prescott, AZ

Lillian M said...

Love the brooch Eileen
it would look very nice on my shirt!!
Lillian

Roxie's mama said...

congrats on such an amazing achievement! your blog has always been a resource of fun, inspiring and "why didn't i think of that" moments. Keep up the good work! :) Corris

buglady said...

Congrats on doing a blog for two years. Someday I will get brave enough to start. I love all the things that you post about at and life.
Aloha, Kate

Wanda H said...

Eileen, Happy Blogoversary!!!! Your brooch is gorgeous!!!! Have a great 3rd year blogging!!!

Ann said...

Eileen, congratulations on your blogaversary !! Your fabric flower brooch is beautiful..I'd love to own one!! Always love visiting your blog..so many lovely art pieces to see and I appreciate your tutorials!
Ann :)

andizee said...

congrats...i would love to know why your blog is arts saves lives...can u share the story w/ us???