Sometimes I find it hard to believe that this blog is now almost four years old. I started out as someone who had just made her first quilt and four years later I find myself sat here as an established fabric designer and accomplished author. I'd like to say all that happened by accident but that just isn't the truth. In reality, it took a lot of work, quite a few risks, a number of downfalls and a heck of a lot of learning on the hop. During the whole of that time, I have consistently made an effort to drop in here a few times a week and write up a post. Very rarely have I gone for a week without writing something and it doesn't always come easily. And then there are the pictures that go with the posts, I probably take at least 50 to 100 photos for every 5 I end up using and probably that is an underestimate.
What I'm getting at is that regular blogging does not happen by accident, it takes commitment. It's not that I have more time than other people, it's more that I prioritise blogging over (let's face it) ways of making money - writing more patterns, more books, diversifying into other area's of licensing. Things I've never taken much time to look at or work at because quite frankly I'd rather make a quilt, pouch or other fabric thing-y and blog about. I like writing a blog because I like reading them and the world would be a much sadder place without them.
BUT things are getting tougher - I'm getting more requests for work and then theres the flux of change and upheaval that comes with even thinking about moving house. And yet, I would like to think that I could still find the time to continue coming here and writing a blog post as regularly as ever in a way that makes it still a viable option for me.
Therefore, I have made the decision to finally open up this blog to sponsors. It's something I have resisted doing for a long time but it has never made more sense to me than it does right now. I am especially looking at fabric shops that sell modern fabrics but also would consider shops that sell handcrafted finished goods. If you are interested - please email me from here for more details.