I’ve been blogging for one year now and what an amazing year it has been.
In about 2013 I embraced miniatures and decided it was okay to have a hobby, even when the chores are not done. Through the internet, I found there were others like me all over the world, and I became a mini blog junkie.
I found that our city had a miniatures club. I joined, and met some very talented tool-toting ladies. I gave our club website a refresh. Then I asked myself, “Should I join the blog community that I have grown to love? Would I have enough to say?”
Yes and yes. Although I am fairly new to putting all my energy into miniature making, I’m pleased that you find my site worth visiting. I especially enjoy your feedback with encouragement and ideas.
I worked with many new materials and techniques throughout the year. I explored most of them to make a birthday gift for my daughter who manages the fabric department at a sewing center. I was kind of secretive about it so it would be a surprise. I needn’t have been concerned because she only follows me on Instagram anyway.
Being a miniaturist really works for me because it is so many crafts rolled into one. Here are some of my projects using papers, paints, woodwork, metal and textiles. I’ve shared what I learned about new materials like pvc foam and other plastics, and the tiny rivets and flat wire I discovered. I also added both 12-volt and battery operated lighting to my work. I contributed to a respected magazine for our hobby. Then I went out on a limb and bought a die cut machine!
I’m ready for another year, looking forward to facing new challenges and discovering new solutions.
In addition to achieving a year of blogging, I have had a total of 1000 visitors from all over the world! Thanks to all of you for taking me under your wing and including me in this talented, supportive miniature community.
This blog year also concludes with the worst pandemic in recent history. I am thankful that I am part of a caring virtual community and can pursue my hobby in isolation. Stay safe everyone, “Keep calm and let the glue dry.”