Tuesday, June 12, 2007


well it all began a year ago on a hot and sultry Monday evening in June. A year on and it is now a hot and sultry Tuesday evening and the adventure continues. Who would have thought I would stick at something for this long? Not me I am not good at sticking with things.

I haven't posted as much as I thought I would do in those initial heady days of my blogging honeymoon. I certainly read more blogs now than I did back then and I believe I have gained a lot of confidence in my sewing and crafting exploits thanks to the support and advice these blogs offer. But hey that's enough of that, I don't want this to get all preachy or award ceremony acceptance speech-like.

I do plan to archive this year though and I am thinking a Blurb book could be the way to go. It is great you can just suck your blog in and then it can be printed in either paper or hardback formats. However, I would like to play around with the formatting a bit and I need to find a way of including the comments. At the moment they don't show up on the pages and heck the comments are as important as the actual post so they need to be there.

So to mark this occasion I thought I would offer up a little prize to the person whose name is drawn out of a receptical to be decided upon. But what could be the prize? How about a bag similar to this one.I made it for a friend of my son. It is her birthday today and the gift has been given so I am safe to show pictures now. The lining is gorgeously green and spotty and has a nice large pocket inside.I also made a couple of complimenting badges, just for good measure.
So how to enter. I thought of doing just names in the hat but have now decided to add a little element of contest so how about a question? So why not email me or leave a comment answering the question .... how many legs does Jack have? I'll put all the correct answers in the proverbial hat and pull out a winner on Monday.

Here's to another year!


Blogger dottycookie said...

I've no idea about the answer to your question, but wheeeeeere did you find that cupcake material? I love it!

June 12, 2007 10:54 pm  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Two, four, six, eight -- who do we apprecieight??? Based on that little ditty, I'm going with eight! Unless, of course, you're talking about Jill's Jack, but I'm pretty sure you're not! ;-) And for dottycookie, I don't know about in the UK, but in the US, that cupcake material is pretty hard to find! Happy Comment Blogaversary!!!

June 13, 2007 1:58 am  
Anonymous kirsten said...

EIGHT! now i realize i probably could have cheated - but i DIDN'T!

June 13, 2007 4:30 am  
Anonymous www.bigbucketgirl.typepad.com said...

I keep thinking of jack sprats! but have no idea of the answer..YET! I'm guessing your archives will hold the key and have read June and July this morning! Bear with me...

June 13, 2007 6:58 am  
Blogger Ali said...

None! But then I think I have the advantage of reading your blog from pretty close to the beginning. And I may be mistaken...

And I agree with you on the blog book - I cherish some of the comments more than the blog!

June 13, 2007 1:42 pm  
Blogger sunshine said...

Jack has eight he was supposed to be a octopus but ended up being a jeely fish I think.

take care and happy blogiversary
Mine is coming up soon to and I have a drawing too to win a mini quilt if it gets to 100 post I will add another mini quilt to the game a yo-yuo one
take care

June 13, 2007 1:58 pm  
Blogger Poshyarns said...

Many happy returns of the day to you. Gosh hard to believe you have only been blogging a year, you have shown us so many lovely projects in that time.

I am guessing zero legs, if Jack is what I think he is....

June 13, 2007 2:10 pm  
Blogger Angel Jem said...

Jack has eight legs... and cute ones too! Happy blogoversary & may there be many more!

June 13, 2007 3:07 pm  
Blogger Cosy said...

Jack has 8 legs... OK, I Googled Jack + dolliedaydream to get the answer! Happy Blogiversary! I hope someone gives you a present!

June 13, 2007 3:27 pm  
Anonymous Emma said...

Jack has eight tentacles, not legs. I think anyway. Congatulations on your blogiversary, looking forward to the next year!

June 13, 2007 3:40 pm  
Blogger Dawn said...

Eight is the right number...how did I know that? 'Cuz I've been a lurker for quite sometime now! Congrats on your one year blogiversary!

June 13, 2007 4:15 pm  
Blogger Di said...

Congratulations on your one year bloggiversary!! I am not sure about Jack but cheating by reading the other comments I am guessing 8!

If he was meant to be an octopus I am so happy! I have always had a toy octopus! My mum made the first one out of a ball of wool when I was 6 - I lost him when I was 33!! That was a heartbreaking day!!

June 13, 2007 6:19 pm  
Blogger Penny said...

I was fairly certain Jack wasn't a child, and I didn't think you had a cat, so I'll just copy everyone else and say EIGHT! Or zero, depending on how you look at it.

Happy Blogerversary!

June 13, 2007 10:23 pm  
Anonymous www.bigbucketgirl.typepad.com said...

I feel like I could explode..it took 2 hot cross buns, 5 strong coffees and a creme egg to go through your archives! My entire kids are all involved in this because they recognise I need a bag like that! So I'm going with Jack the octopus and want to say 8 but DD is insisting i say zero because she says they have arms not legs. DS#1 says its zero because they're appendages! (his new word!) and all 22 months of DS#2 says 'yes, yes,yes, ank yu'.
So our collective family answer is as clear as mud...erm 8 or zero.

June 13, 2007 10:46 pm  
Anonymous Liz said...

8 or 0 depending on how you read it! I loved going back to that page and seeing the photos - how much of that fabric stash have you worked your way through? Happy Birthday!

June 14, 2007 11:31 am  
Anonymous Lynn Delahunty said...

Hi Caroline - Happy 1st Blogging Anniversary!! I am saying Jack has zero legs, because he has tentacles - 8 of those to be precise!! Is this a cryptic question???

Love reading your blog downunder and seeing what crafty exploits you have been up to! Love, love, love the bag you made for your son's friend!

Happy future blogging!

from Lynn, downunder in Oz!

June 14, 2007 12:13 pm  
Blogger Soo said...

One year on...congratulations!!!
Is it eight? I hope it's eight!

June 14, 2007 12:20 pm  
Anonymous Simmy said...

Hi Caroline,

Just wanted to say Congratulations and I'm so glad you're still going. You've been a great inspiration and it's always lovely to see what you're up to.


June 14, 2007 5:10 pm  
Blogger Mirre said...

Happy bloggaversary!!

I saw the answer is 8, but I have to be fair and say I didn't know :(

June 14, 2007 10:26 pm  
Blogger dizzyjadey said...

A bit of a giveaway, when I can read all of the other comments. Sooo can I copy them and say eight? Happy bloggiversay!

June 15, 2007 5:20 am  
Anonymous monica said...

zero if you consider them tentacles... eight if legs...

Either way he was cute.

happy blog anniversary!!

June 15, 2007 11:30 am  
Anonymous carolyn said...

Congratulations on your boggiversay, many happy returns!

June 16, 2007 2:47 pm  
Blogger Linny T said...

Jack has eight legs, although this does not an octopus make! Jack is a very cute, eight-tenticled jellyfish, according to your Monday, September 11, 2006 blog.

June 17, 2007 10:15 pm  
Blogger Lucy Locket said...

Sorry - I'm afraid I'm another one who has cheated for this by reading the other comments although I still can't decide whether it is 8 or 0! I was going to say 3 because I was going to assume that Jack was a cat and we have lived next to a 3-legged cat at the last two houses - weird coincidence - and it seemed as unlikely a possibility as any other that your Jack had 3 legs too. So what is it to be 0, 3 or 8? What if I add them all together and divide by three to get the average - would that let me win??? If so, my answer is that Jack has 3.666666666666666666667 legs. Can I win pleeeeeeeeeeease?! Lucy

June 18, 2007 8:00 pm  

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