birthday celebrations

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Today marks a particular birthday for me, lets just say it ends in a nought!

I have had a wonderful weekend celebrating with friends and family, and feel incredibly blessed. Needless to say there has been no sewing.


As a blogger I am conscious of the blogs I enjoy reading, and how often this is people who share part of their personal life. For those bloggers who do I often feel far more connected with the person, but it something I struggle with personally in terms of striking the right balance. I do wonder how my children will feel later in life with pictures of their childhood being shared on the internet. I am not deliberately withholding pictures – I just didn’t take any!!

Somewhat surprising considering this wonderful gift of a new DSLR, thanks to all who chipped in:) I just need to find a quiet moment to read the instruction manual:)

cameraI guess at this age people often talk about a mid life crisis – I am feeling blessed. This year I have realised that I will never be “sorted” but thats OK, I come with worts and all:)

Blogging has given me a great deal… thank you to those in the blogging community who have supported me, and whom I feel I have grown to know. Too many to mention all, but in particular Kate, Jen, and Irene. This journey of upcycling, sewing, pattern testing, creating clothes has fed my creativity far more than I could have ever envisaged.

This year has led to many opportunities for guest blogging, blog hops, pattern testing, and a magazine article – I’m hoping to be google page ranked, but have no real idea why!! Even a year ago I would not have anticipated having the confidence to have a go at dress making.

This weekend I am very chuffed to have my first blog post over at Sew Mama Sew today – a DIY picnic rug.


But the biggest blessing has to be my husband, children, family and friends:)

As usual I am hopping by Handmade Harbour to see what everyone else’s week has been like,


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  1. Elizabeth
    August 3, 2014 / 6:15 pm

    Happy Birthday Vicky!
    That’s a really lovely blog post. xx

  2. Blue Forest Jewellery
    August 3, 2014 / 6:19 pm

    Many happy returns! Sounds like you’ve had a great day and I’m sure that lovely camera is going to keep you busy photographing your sewing creations.

    Have a lovely crafting week, Alison

  3. August 3, 2014 / 7:25 pm

    Happy Birthday, its amazing how supportive other bloggers can be to each other and it sounds like you’ve had an exciting year. I can’t wait to see all the gorgeous pictures you’ll take with your new camera.
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  4. August 3, 2014 / 8:20 pm

    Happy Birthday Vicky. It looks like you’ve been suitably spoilt. Have a great time getting to know your camera, what a wonderful gift. Have a lovely week.
    Ali xx
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  5. Una
    August 4, 2014 / 7:05 am

    Happy birthday. I notice from your profile info that you like visiting charity shops. That is one of my favourite ways to spend a few hours. The bargains are just waiting to be found.

  6. Jill Spain
    August 4, 2014 / 12:31 pm

    Happy Brithday Vicky and thank you for a really lovely blog post. charity shops are great places to buy bargains that we can use for crafting – you just never know what goodie may be lurking there for us to turn into something gorgeous. Hope you have a good week.

  7. August 4, 2014 / 3:00 pm

    Happy Birthday Vicky I hope you had a wonderful day.

  8. August 4, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    Aww, happy birthday!! And you don’t need to thank me, I’m always happy to help 🙂 If you want any advice on Pinterest or FB at all drop me an email, I’ve been working on those two the last month and it’s finally starting to make a difference 😀
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  9. August 5, 2014 / 6:19 pm

    Huge happy birthday wishes to you honey. What a wonderful present, I am sure you will get the hang of it very quickly and be blogging some fantastic photos! xx
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  10. August 6, 2014 / 11:04 pm

    Happy birthday Vicky, you sound very content which is a great place to be. You are right those who open up and share a little more do encourage us to connect. Mich x
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  11. August 7, 2014 / 2:55 pm

    Belated Happy Birthday!
    Lovely post and interesting reflections on life, friend and blogging 🙂

  12. Stephen
    August 8, 2014 / 10:35 pm

    Happy birthday! Have fun with your new camera.

  13. August 9, 2014 / 2:54 pm

    Happy birthday! And that camera is an excellent gift. I’m pretty new to the blogging community, but I’m already enjoying connecting with so many new people and feeling the creative inspiration. It’s really great, isn’t it? 🙂

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