Friday, 5 July 2013

Blogiversary and Carry It Forward

My first blog post was a little over a year ago.  It somehow feels like I've been blogging for much longer - strange but I guess that this is because I've followed so many blogs for a good few years, so my own little bit of cyber space feels like a natural extension of this.

By way of celebration I'm offering an Owl themed giveaway.  There are two sets of goodies on offer.  One to celebrate the anniversary of my blog...
Blog Anniversary Giveaway Goodies
...and the do my bit in the Carry It Forward (CIF) - I apologise immensely for it taking 5 months for me to get around to doing this!  My goodness, time just flies.  If you don't remember my excitement at winning handmade goodies made by the very talented Hen of Henhouse you can see her original post showing the fabulous things she crafted here.

I've crocheted the owls myself using Bunny Mummy's fantastic tutorial and there are a couple of crochet flower brooches I've made too using Lucy's May Roses pattern which can be found here.  Plus I've added these cute wooden owls to the parcel, two white cotton scented tea lights and some pretty little pegs! 

Craft it Forward Goodies to be won!
All you have to do to enter is to leave me a comment below saying what your favourite Simple Thing is.  You can get a second entry if you mention the CIF on your blog and link it back to this post (just drop me another comment letting me know that you've done this!).

If you like my blog I'd love it if you'd consider following along for the journey - it'd be great to meet more of the lovely people that are reading Simple Things.

Finally, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to read my bit of cyber space and to those of you who leave such lovely comments - a sincere THANK YOU for your support and encouragement over the past few months.  I've met some lovely people due to those comments and visited a variety of 'new to me' blogs as a result - meeting some likeminded people is an unexpected pleasure of blogging.

This giveaway is open internationally and the closing date is 19th July.  Anyone can enter the anniversary giveaway but you will need a blog and be willing to craft something to do your bit in the "Carry it Forward" concept.  I will announce the winners shortly after the closing date and request further details at that point from the lucky winners so I can get posting off your goodies!!

Good luck!
J9 x
Today I'm sharing in these fab parties!


  1. Hi Janine! Congrats on you blog-anniversary! I'd love to win some goodies! My favourite simple thing? Cuddles on the couch with my little people!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Hi Janine, congratulations! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway. :)

  3. Congrats on your blogiversary! My how time flies when you're having fun. Love your cute little owls. Throw my name in the hat please.

  4. Janine, you don't need to throw my name in a second time, but I posted your give away on my side bar. Forgot to tell you my favorite simple thing. Rays of sunshine shining through my windows.

  5. Congratualtions on your blogniversary, may you celebrate many more with us! Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your giveaways - lovely owls!
    I am following you now so I shall come back often to visit :)