Wednesday, April 07, 2010


Five years! Oh vey, such a journey.

If you dont want to read the shmultzy stuff and just get straight to the GIVEAWAY - scroll to the bottom of post!!!!!!!!!

Its started back in 2001. The doorbell rang and a big heavy box was delivered. No, noone jumped out of it, just my first laptop. It was the start of my connection to blogland. I found a huge community of talented people, of people that shared their passions and creations with the world. I found fantastic inspiration and a craving to learn to create and make.

A few years on, after a ball of acrylic and a Teach yourself to knit book, Sweetpeaknits was created.

My blog journey has seen me through many handmades, some good - some bad. Gifted - and frogged. Learning curves - and mis-perfections. My proudest moments - one being my contribution to Knitty with Bobblicious .

This love of knitting spurred a craving to learn more a craft. There was a period of home dyeing yarn, which proved too messy for my kitchen. There was my teach myself to crochet and the many crocheted blankets and granny squares that came out of it.

Then, receiving of my vintage Singer and learning to operate it - to creating my first garments. Not to mention the opening of my Etsy shop.

Sweetpeaknits, I've loved every moment of you.

This blog has grown up alongside me and my family. We've shared some wonderful holidays. We've laughed at treasurable moments. We've cried at the saddest of times. Best of all, I've made some wonderful friends in blogland and we share common passions. Bless you all.

To mark this occassion I'm hosting a GIVEAWAY.

A Sweetpea4kids T-shirt of your choice.

All you have to do is state your favourite t-shirt in the comments section and follow my blog. View the whole collection here at my Etsy store.


Future Mama said...

5 years?! WOW!! Go you!! Congrats on sticking with it! And you are soooo talented!! I'm just getting into crafting but I'm finding it's sooo addicting! It's hard for me to make gifts for other people though, haha, I like making stuff for Spawnie!

I checked out your shop and I think my favorites are between the octopus shirt and the ladybug shirt cause I call my daughter my Ladybug too! :)

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

Wow, 5 years!! Congrats, that's fantastic. I love the Aeroplane shirt - thanks for the chance to win!

Heart Felt said...

Happy Blogaversary and congratulations. Isn't it a wonderful record to look back on! Fantastic. You are very talented ~ Sadie said she love the Russian doll t. She picked up a wooden one at the thrift shop today. x

Sugarmice said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!

I love this:

It was a close call between this one and the little Russian doll, but I think he's so cute :)

MageeMommy said...

Oh they are all so cute but it's a close call between the Boys Aeroplane and Nelly the Elephant. TOO CUTE!

And LOL about getting a heavy box delivered to your house that was a laptop. LOL I had an old laptop that I just upgraded from and whew it was like lifting weights compared to this one. :)

Happy UBP2010!!!
cindyloumagee (at) yahoo (dot) com

Jen said...

congrats! thanks for stopping by, you have such cute stuff. I think I'd pick the retro robot. so often I pick up girly stuff (and my girls love me for it ha ha) but my little man would love this

Susie B. Homemaker said...

Wow, congrats on 5 yrs! I'm such a newbie, I just started blogging a few weeks ago, lol.

My daughter would LOVE the 'Cupcake Candy' t-shirt! :)

Linda said...

Just stopping by on the UBP trail... thanks for stopping by my kitchen at Cooking Tip of the Day..

I really like your blog and will follow it... I hope you comeback and visit me and follow too.

I love your stuff... and have to laugh... I'm originally from NY.. yes, the city... and thinking of oi vey with a British accent just tickles my funnybone...

I love crafts too... and I hope this will be the start of a pretty cool friendship...

mudmama said...

Congratz on five years and thanks so much for visiting my blog. Yay us for having IVF work. Would love for you to read the book! (if ya follow the blog/on twitter you get extra entries :) )
Your shirts are great! I like the airplane one best b/c it is so classic "little boy" and I can see my five-year-old in it!
Nice meeting you at the "party", I am going to follow you!
ps) my sis-in-law lives in Hampstead Heath

Polka Dot Daze said...

Wow 5 years! Congratulations. I only found out what a blog was just over a year ago.
My favourite t-shirt is the kitten one.

katia said...

i love the with love from russia shirt! adorable!
and congrats on 5YEARS!!!