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(kazoos blowing, confetti shower falling, huzzahs all round)
mmmcrafts x 2 years =
over 3000 subscribers
over 500 sales in the shop (thanks so much!)
at least 784 cups of strong coffee consumed (conservative estimate)
countless laughs, snorts, aha moments and warm gushy feelings from all your great comments.
And so so much learned. That's what it's all about for me. Trying new stuff. Making new things. Learning new methods. Honing my skills. Having crises. Innovating under pressure. Getting some creative Me-time. Being inspired by others. And sharing that with you.
I've enjoyed every minute. Well, most of them. I've had a lot of wild-eyed full-on apoplectic moments (and dragged you along), but those were more to do with dysfunctional crafting mania/time management handicap than blogging. I never ever imagined when I wrote my first lonely post that I would have 'met' this many of you and been enriched so much by the crafting and blogging community.
To all my faithful commenters, a thousand thanks, and you know who you are. I really really appreciate it when you take the time to wade through the weird (but necessary, believe me) security word and give some feedback or share a little of yourselves. I dig hearing from you. I even enjoy the occasional snide remark. Not mentioning any names.
(loud clearing of throat that vaguely sounds like the word 'robyn')
To Robyn and Olivia, thank you above and beyond for being the best pattern guinea pigs, proof readers, style advisers, and craft consultants a girl could have. I love you guys!
And I have to mention all those who have taken a moment to write and encourage me in my faith in Christ, I just can't tell you what that means. My thanks to all you present day Barnabases, may we all stand firm in the faith and grow in the Word. All glory to God.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
And you know I had to have a giveaway, since this is an Occasion. I'm giving away one tooth pillow for each year I've blogged, made with my own little wizened hands (using my basic free pattern you can find here if you'd like to make one).
They are made from wool-blend felt with safety eyes, and each has a mouth pocket that functions as both the tooth depository and also the place for the coins. I also sewed a larger pocket on back if the Tooth Fairy likes to leave something too large to put in the mouth pocket.
Each has a ribbon loop for hanging over the doorknob or dresser pull, because the modern enlightened Tooth Fairy is not into fishing around under pillows. NOPE.
For a chance to win, all you have to do is make one comment. (Originally I was asking you to share how you found my blog, but after the first 40 comments it became clear what a completely silly question this is, since no one can remember, ha! I was just trying to shake it up, you know. Oh well.) And, if you have a preference, let me know if you want the blue or the pink tooth. I'll be randomly selecting two winners* on Saturday, April 3.
Yay! Happy birthday, mmmcrafts. (blows kazoo) Looking forward to another creative year.
*I'm willing to ship internationally, within reason. I mean if you live on Tristan da Cunha or in an Antarctic research station we may have to discuss.