25 Jun 2013

Crafty Turns One

Life can throw us many curve balls, and although I had great intentions to bring out all the bells and whistles to celebrate this week, things unfortunately did not pan out as I had hoped, and I missed a very important birthday celebration.

Two days ago Craftypjmum turned One ! 

A little over twelve months ago, with the support and gentle nudging of the wonderful Jules of The Bumpiest Path I sat before my computer and wrote my first blog post read it here I was nervous and scared out of my mind, but I pressed the publish button and within a few seconds Craftypjmum was out there, live and open for anyone to read. It was a big moment for me, and an opportunity that I am now glad I took.

Now, as I sit here at my computer writing this first birthday post, I am completely blown away with how far Crftypjmum has come. Who would have thought that people would actually read any posts that I write ? Not me and sometimes they even enjoy them 
And as for comments, WOW I actually have some :)


I admit that even though a year has passed, I am not much wiser to what I am doing, but I hope that with each passing day I continue to learn a little more. But no matter what, I must say that without Jules and the constant encouragement she continually provides, Craftypjmum would still just be a small niggling thought in the back of my mind and most likely would not be anywhere near becoming the reality that it is today.

I had great intentions of unveiling a brand new look for Crafty's birthday celebrations, but unfortunately life has a way of throwing us curve balls at times when we least expect it.

Anyhow, I just want to thank all my lovely readers for stopping by and leaving such lovely supportive comments. I appreciate each and every one of you.

Thank you to the lovely Jess of Essentially Jess for hosting IBOT each and every Tuesday, I really enjoy joining in with all the other amazing bloggers :) Jess you ROCK !

To the gorgeous Grace of With Some Grace thank you for FYBF, I have been inspired like you wouldn't believe by the wonderful posts that link in each week. Thank you so much.

And last but definitely not least. Thank you to the beautiful Jules of The Bumpiest Path
You have made my first blogging year a joy. You have helped me iron out so many bumps no pun intended and you have become an amazing friend. You are one in a million girlfriend, thank you  so very much, I will be forever grateful for all that you have done.

Linking up with the lovely Jess
for another week 

Have a birthday cup cake on me :)

In loving memory of my Grandfather 
who we sadly lost on Sunday
may you rest in peace 


  1. Happy Blogoversary! Nice work on making it through te first year! Here's to many more!

    And I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather, such sad news, I hope you're doing ok. XxXx

    #teamIBOT was here!

    1. Thank you for the blogoversary wishes, here is to another busy blogging year x

  2. Happy First Birthday Craftpymum !!!! Even if it is a few days late - better late than never.
    I am so sorry to hear about your Grandfather - it is always so difficult when we lose those close to us - sending heaps of hugs your way.
    Thank you for the friendship and the support that you always provide - I am constantly blown away by the support and envouragement I receive online and my online friends - well there aren't enough words to say how happy I am to have them !
    Have the best week - I know that things have been topsy turvy but what would life be without a few curve balls thrown our way ?? Remember that you are never dealt a hand that you can't deal with.
    Love, hugs and positive energy !

    1. Thank you for the blog birthday wishes and for kind thoughts at the passing of my Grandfather. It is always hard when you loose a family member. I can just be thankful that he is no longer in such pain. xx

  3. I love your blog, your honesty, your humour! Happy 1st birthday CraftyPJMum.
    And hugs for your grandfather :(
    Em xx

    1. Thank you for this wonderful comment, and the birthday wishes. I only hope that I can continue on in the same way that you have come to know me for xx

  4. Happy happy birthday!!!! Yay for one year!! Such a huge milestone! So glad I've got to meet you through IBOT, but also in person. And Jules. I'm kind of in love with her :)

    1. The year has gone by so quickly !! It seems that only yesterday I sat down to write the first post. Thank you for your support Jess, I really appreciate it xx

  5. Very interesting post! I am really appreciated your afford! Thanks for your sharing! I love your blog very much. I am sure I will tell all of my friend to follow your blog!

    I would also like to invite you to visit my blog at http://1newbornbabyclothing.blogspot.com/ and share all the baby thing with you! Thanks a lot.


  6. Happy birthday to blog, happy birthday to blog, happy birthday dear bloggy, happy birthday to blog! Hip hip, hooray!

    Sorry to hear about your Pop. Hope you're doing ok.



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