Sunday, 9 March 2008

It's Miss Marzie's First Birthday



It's hard to believe that I have been blogging for one year. It has gone so fast. I have been amazed at the blogging community. How so very generous and kind every body is. I just love catching up with 'old' friends and love meeting all the newbies. I have learnt so much from reading about all the lovely ladies and their families all over the world. I have found blogging to be very therapeutic and when you read other peoples' troubles you realise you are not alone.

I have been inspired by so many things I have seen in blogland and I now feel so much more confident than I ever did with my ideas. I am now not scared about giving something a go. Hey what is the worst thing that could happen!!!

I have made some wonderful 'cyber' friends from all over the world and some of those wonderful 'cyber' friends have become 'real' friends who live in Melbourne, who I probably would never have met if I didn't have a blog. I now have a fantastic job working for Jenny at Amitie which all came through blogging!!! That is where I am meeting many fellow bloggers who are just a delight (hello Fi) and of course, meeting and working with my wonderful friend Louise.

Not only are Louise and I working at Amitie, but we are also taking a big step into the world of developing patterns for the beginner sewer to the more adventurous.

We are going to be on the Living Creatively stand at the Melbourne Stitches and Craft Show this week from Wednesday until Sunday. We are not quite sure what exactly we are going to be doing, but if you are going, please, please come down and say hi to us, we would love a chat. We will have a few of our finished articles there, but as this has come about so quickly, we haven't yet done all the finer details as to the actual patterns. So we are there for the chat and for any feedback you can give us, and of course a giveaway. Louise and I are both very excited about this new venture (which is completely foreign to us) but we have great supporters who believe in us (thanks Jenny). So we really would love to see you. We will be in the company of many inspiring women like Jenny from Amitie, Kristen, Kris, Angela, Pip, Fiona, Bianca, Justine, and many more.



By the way, do you like the name for our pattern venture?

Audrey & Maude

Now, because it is my blog's first birthday, it only seems appropriate that I give you a present. So I would love to hear from all the people that read my blog, yes, that means all you lovely lurkers, come and leave a comment and I will pick one at random on Saturday and send you a lovely suprise. Maybe something from the 'Audrey and Maude' range!!



The photos are some of the new 'Audrey & Maude' range of patterns.

See you at the Stitches and Craft Show!!!!

41 comments:

Louise said...

Happy Blog Birthday my friend!! And yay for us!!!

Kellie said...

How exciting Cathy! You must be so excited! I am really pleased for both you and Louise & wish you both the very best of luck! Congratulations on your first year! And thank you for the kindness you have shown to me in the short time that I have been blogging. How did you guys come up with the name - it's good.

Jen said...

Congrats, Cathy! Wish I could come to the craft show but will have to wait for it to come to Sydney in June. The craft blogging community truly is remarkable, isn't it?

Bunny B said...

Happy 1st Bloggiversary, Miss Marzie!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Cath. Hope all goes well at he Stitches & Craft Show, what an amazing experience. You are so brave. Judi X

driftwood said...

happy birthday to your blog, it's one of my favourites! best wishes for your new venture - I love the name!!!

(Angie) Norththreads: said...

Congrats on your blog b-day! Love your creations!
~hugs~
Ang

Leah said...

Congrats to you on your bloggy birthday! Ad even more importantly, congrats on the new venture :)

Abby said...

happy birthday.... looking forward to much more miss marzie goodness...

A Spoon Full Of Sugar said...

Congratulations on your Blog-versary and best wishes in your new venture. The sneak peak lots exciting - can't wait to see more of "Audrey and Maude".

Jodie said...

Audrey and Maude sounds fantastic!!! I am so excited for you both.
Will be at Stitches and Craft friday so I'll pop by and say hi!

CurlyPops said...

I love that name, Audrey & Maude, sounds cool yet crafty!

Cass said...

I'm coming out of lurkdom to say hi and I love your blog. I love the blogging community too, it really is amazing

Ainslie said...

A very Happy 1st Birthday to Miss Marzie. Well done on a lovely, inspiring blog!!!

Cosy said...

Happy blogoversary Cathy! It's been great getting to know you over the past year. Congratulations on the fabulous directions things are taking for you. Looking forward to another year of reading your blog.

Cheers, Carolyn x

dizzyjadey said...

Happy 1st bloggiversary! And congratulations on the pattern line launch. Wishing I was in Melbourne to come and gab with you. But hopefully you'll be able to make the trip when the craft show comes our way. Well done! You'll do well!

ingrid said...

happy Bloggy Birthday Miss Marzie!

I love the nme Audrey and Maude! Just perfect!

crafty things said...

Happy Blog Birthday. Your blog is an inspiring place to visit. Love the name for your new venture. Best of luck.

Little Mysteries said...

Congrats on your 1st year of blogging. Best wishes for your new venture. Audrey & Maude is a great name! I love the little glimpses of the new range, they look very enticing.

Thimbleanna said...

Gosh, has it only been a year??? It seems like I've "known" you for so much longer. Audrey and Maude is an awesome name. Congratulations all around!!!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday to your blog,I read your blog almost everyday. I wish all the best for your new venture I love the name!!! What a cute name!

Corrie said...

ohhhh how exciting and happy 1st birthday! love the new name of the pattern business and can't wait to see what you create!

I'll be at the show doing some stitching for pip on saturday so I hope you'll have a name badge on otherwise keep an eye out for the short pregnant lady with the blonde bob!!!! thats me in a nutshell

Corrie;)

Blossom said...

Happy 1st birthday!!!!

very exciting times!!!

Sarah said...

Delurking! Great blog and love, love,love the name.

Bronwyn said...

There is something about giving us a present when you are the 'Blog'day girl - it is like bringing your own birthday cake into the office for everyone else to have! We should be sending you presents! All the very best at launching your new business at the Craft Show - 'Audrey and Maude' sound like two cheeky chops and the little snippets of the patterns are tantilising.

rousabout studio said...

Cathy, look how far you have progressed in a year, so many followers in such a short space of time, Its good to see you back blogging, I thought you'd gotten lost in all that fabric!!!
Oh you lucky devil, a new name (a really cool vintage one) and a supportive environment for your venture, knock em dead!
PS - happy blogiversary and I might just see you at the show on Saturday.

Leni & Rose said...
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Leni & Rose said...

First Birthday wishes to Miss Marzie! Being, very new at this, Miss Marzie is the first blog I found and it inspired me to get crafty while I'm on maternity leave! I went down to Amitie, bought my fabric, went to Jenny's sewing class, and am currently making my first quilt. So thankyou for your great blog and inspiration!!!

Belinda said...

congrats on your new venture, how exciting for you and Louise. I can't wait to see what you guys have been cooking up!

Sharon said...

Happy birthday! I've just found your blog, it's fab! Good luck with the new venture!

periwinkle said...

Happy Blog Birthday and good luck with your new venture.
Lisa x

Florence said...

Happy blog birthday! I love your choice of name and also the pictures you included in your post - wishing you much success with Audrey & Maude. x

Kate said...

Good luck with your new venture!!

Hollabee said...

Exciting! Happy blog birthday! see you at the show :)

Jelly Wares said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!!!! What an exciting new stage in your life... Only god knows where this opportunity could lead you in the future... I'm so very excited for you and can't wait to see the new audrey and maude range... All of the pics look absolutely gorgeous...
Happy 1st blog b'day. I agree with everything that you've said about blogland. It's such a wonderful place to meet amazing like minded people and it's given me so much more confidence in myself and my crafting talents...

Jodie :)

Christie said...

Oh congrats on 1 year, I just found you via louise's blog- what a good time to de-lurk!

Looking forward to seeing your pattern range!

h&b said...

Hi Cathy - first time visitor, actually via LuLuLollyLegs !

Was actually in at Amitie yesterday visiting Louise, so congrats and good luck to both of you !

x

SadieandLance said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday! And congrats on the new adventure, good on you for getting out there and giving it a go, I'm sure you'll be a great success.

Drewzel said...

Happy happy bloggy-day! xxx steph

greenolive said...

Happy Blog Birthday! Good to meet you at the Living Creatively stand today.

Marina said...

Happy first birthday! Sounds like the Stitches and Craft show was such fun - am jealous as a Sydney girl not to have been there! Good luck with all the new plans....