Blog Sweet Blog

Welcome to my new blog home! Thanks so much for making the trek. I hope you’ll stick around and maybe even add/update me in your sidebar and/or feed reader.

I made the move to my own domain for a couple of reasons:

1. Much easier to share this link with people than the previous URL.

2. I can finally get a working Flickr widget.

3. Custom CSS and graphics that weren’t available to me on my prior blog host. (Although this remains a WordPress blog; it’s just WordPress installed on my own domain.)

No. 3 was the biggie for me. I had a picture in my head of what I wanted my blog to look like and now it does. (Big, huge props to Shabby Miss Jenn Designs and her beautiful blog graphics, which are key to my new look.) More or less. I’m still tinkering a bit, so if you stop by one day and it looks like someone smacked my blog with the ugly stick, you’ll know I’m cussing at the CSS.

I’ve moved all my posts, comments and pictures from my previous blog to here, although I did have a couple of issues. For a very brief period, I was “mirroring” at this blog. Because I had changed my commenting link to here, if someone followed that link and posted a comment here, when I did my final post merge, it caused me to have double entries with separate comments. I ended up manually copying over the comments and deleting one of the duplicates; otherwise it would make me nuts.

But enough with the housekeeping. Let’s get on with the crafting (and the news I hinted at earlier)!

Art in progress

My current work in progress. It’s shaping up nicely although it’s definitely a challenge not to hurry up and finish it. A totally new direction for me — and I’m finding it rather liberating and refreshing, from a creative perspective. I already am sketching out ideas for other pieces. Don’t ask me what I’ll do with them when I’m done. I have no idea. I’m just enjoying the process for the time being.

I also have a lot of fun ideas for some photos I want to take, my passion for the hobby reignited by a little bit of news I got recently. OK, not so little for me. Big. BIG. As in … two of my photos have been selected for publication in a magazine. I have waited to say anything until I got the high-res versions of my images off to the editor. And I’m still holding back just a little bit because I’m a wee bit superstitious and am afraid of jinxing myself by saying what publication and which issue. I promise to spill more details when I get confirmation that they are definitely on the page and rolling off the press (although you’ll have to see which photos were used when the magazine hits stands).

And to spread the love around, I’m going to do another giveaway!

This cute, handsewn apron is my latest flea find. (Miss L and I went “treasure hunting” Monday.) The fabric is actually a bit more pink than it looks in this photograph. I fell in love with it as soon as I picked it up, even more so when I realized all those neat, green stitches were made by hand. It is so sweet and will be going to a new home as part of my Big News/Blog Move Giveaway! All ya gotta do is comment on this post. Easy peasey, right? So what are you waiting for? Leave a comment already! LOL! I’ll draw a name on Sunday evening.

33 Replies to “Blog Sweet Blog”

  1. Wow, the new blog looks gorgeous 😉 A bit hard on the eyes in some areas though. I’m hanging out for news now and what you are working on. Congrats on the pics being in a mag!!! I guess I didn’t even realize you could submit to mags where pics were concerned. I always thought they just had photographers that did that. Hehehehe, shows ya what I know lol.

  2. That apron is super cute! Congrats on getting your photos into a magazine. I followed your link from Angelina’s blog.

  3. Congrats on the new site!

    Hey, I try to reply to the comments you leave on my blog and the e-mail is always undeliverable to the e-mail that is with the comments.

  4. Mary, congratulations on the photo publication! Wow, that is so exciting. Someday I’ll be able to say I “knew you when”. 🙂

  5. Wow, your new blog looks so great. It is just beautiful and you did a fantastic job putting all the elements together. Congrats on your big news. It is quite exciting and I can’t wait to hear more details about where your photos will be published. You deserve to bask in happiness of the moment right now.

  6. Hi Mary!
    Love your new site, I am sure you will be happy here! Congratulations on your soon to be publication. I look forward to seeing what it is!

  7. Congratulations on all of your news- your beautiful new blog and your photos! Wow! I’m glad to hear the news and so happy for you!

  8. Congrats on the move! Hopefully soon I’ll be able to move to a blog that lets me have widgets, they’re much more fun than a plain blog.

  9. Wow wow! I love how the post titles look like they’re stapled on.

    And congratulations on the photos in the magazine! Looking forward to hearing about them when the magazine hits the stands.

  10. Congrats on the new blog, am sure it was a bit of work. Time and effort well spend though – looks great! Also, cute, cute apron. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Congratulations on such wonderful news!! I am LOVING all the beauty over here at the new site as well…you are all updated on my sidebar (can’t miss a post you know…)

  12. Congratulations on your photography news! I’ve admired your work since I began reading your blog and I’m not surprised a bit that you’re being published. I can hardly wait to see them in print… spill the details soon!

  13. You are too funny! Congrats on your pics being chosen. I can’t wait to see them. The pink apron is precious.


  14. hey hey hey!! just popped in to check it out over here. i am in tampa with my sis, having a little trouble reading/seeing the blog. i can see the old stuff, but the rest is freaky! hopefully you will get it all figured out my friend! love what i can see and i am sure that once all is right, it will be terrific like you!!

  15. Congrats on the new blog space, Mary! And also on the publications. Can’t wait to hear more.

    Also, love your new skirts. One of the ladies in my sewing class used that book last week to make her very first skirt. She could not believe how easy it was to draft her own pattern, custom fit to her measurements. It turned out great too.

    Talk soon,

  16. I like it over here, but I already new I would. Congrats on the great news! I can’t wait to see the photos.


  17. I am not surprised, I always think your pictures are fabulous! When should we expect the “Photos like Mary does it” tutorial?

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