Sunday, 21 July 2013

Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop 2013

Today is my day on the Let's Get Acquainted New Blogger Blog Hop 2013. I would like to start by thanking Beth at Plum and June for hosting the Blog Hop and for giving me the chance to join. It's an incredible way to meet new bloggers and learn from their experience too.
Plum and June

Why did you start your blog and where did your blog name come from?
Ella (my daughter) and I (Nesta) started our blog in a "Little Room" in 2010 as a diary of our craft projects. Only this year did I become particularly curious about the on line craft community and blogging. The blog has passed from just a diary to a way of setting myself goals and getting projects finished, meeting people with the same interests and learning, learning, learning. Sewing and blogging is also very therapeutic!


When did you start quilting and who taught you?
I started quilting three years ago thanks to a patchwork course at a local shop. I enjoyed the course so much I decided to buy myself a really cheap supermarket sewing machine. I am sure I spent more time trying to fix the thread on the machine and unstitching things that the machine had messed up than making anything, but I didn't give up. After a year, still in love with sewing and quilting, I decided it was time to get a real sewing machine (which was actually a wonderful present!).


What is your favourite type of project?
The time I'm left over with, after my job in maintenance of public buildings, maintenance of the household and playing with my two wonderful daughters, is dedicated to sewing. At the moment small scale projects are on my to do list. I'm really enjoying the the Zakka Along 2.0:: Patchwork, Please! sew along.


I would like to invite you to participate in our blog's 100th Post Giveaway, which has just opened and is running until Sunday 28th of July. Thank you so much for visiting our blog and please do not miss the great blogs in today's Blog Hop:


Alison @ Making Happyness
Ella and Nesta @ Ella & Nesta's Little Room
Nicole @ Modern Handcraft
Aylin @ AyliN-Nilya
Kelsey and Amanda @ Everyday Fray



43 comments:

  1. Your projects are super cute

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  2. Very nice to meet yiu and enjoyed reading about you and seeing the cute projects.

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  3. Ooh, love your zakka projects! So cute!

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  4. great to meet you through the hop! I really enjoyed looking through your blog. Your projects are great!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  5. Sew glad to have met you through the hop, Nesta! Thanks for sharing a little about you and your world. You sure do keep busy! Your sweet projects all look like a lot of fun!

    Lorna:)

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  6. Dropped by from P&J LGA, you've made some great pieces, I'm loving the cutesy dinosaur hat especially :)

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  7. I love that dinosaur hat! Great projects!

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  8. The dino hat is super adorable - as are your other projects. Great to meet you and read about you in the blog hop!!

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  9. Your Zakka projects are wonderful - I have fallen badly behind on that project but your work inspires me to get going again. I'm glad you were able to get a machine that causes you less frustration - looks like it has been worth it! Nice to meet you on the hop.

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  10. It's so nice to meet you via the blog hop! I love the little hat and the other zakka projects you show. I can relate the the frustration of having a machine that doesn't work properly. Gad you were able to get one that does--it makes the process so much more enjoyable!!

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  11. Nice to meet you - I spy lots of cute projects! That dinosaur hat is just too sweet!

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  12. Nice to meet you through the blog hop, you have some beautiful projects!

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  13. I love that the blog is shared with your daughter! Wonderful! And the picture by your bio is cool. Like others...love the dino hat!

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  14. That little dino hat is just too cute! Lovely blog and projects :)

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  15. What a great post! You have made some really cute projects! How fun!

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  16. That little baby hood is hilarious! So nice to you meet you :)

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  17. You're right, the blog hop has been the best way to dive into a bunch of new blogs I never would have found otherwise. That Dino hood is still my favorite!

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  18. that little baby hood is so cute- I haven't seen it before! Lots of lovely things to look at!

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  19. Congrats on your Zakka Project finishes. I have been following along too but I am choosing projects out of order - I did the market tote, the hexagon trivet and the pin cushion....I have loved the projects too. Congrats on your intro post :-)

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  20. Lovely work. I really like your dino hood. so sweet.

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  21. Lovely to meet you ! Very cute projects....especially the dinosaur hood :)

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  22. That minke monster/dragon hat is SO adorable!! I totally have to make one of those for my friend's newborn. :) Beautiful work, thank you for sharing!

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  23. Lovely to meet you on the blog hop, you do such beautiful work! Love your butterfly and flower mini!

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  24. So great to meet you on the hop. I am loving your Zakka projects. Stuff outside of quilts scare me so I always appreciate folks who sew "outside" on box

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  25. That dinosaur hat is too cute!! I've gotta get that zakka book. I've seen so any cute projects from that book. Great to meet you on the hop:)

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  26. So nice meeting you. It's so wonderful that your determination outlasted the thread and machine troubles. Your Zakka projects are adorable! I have yet to make one project - I can't decide where to begin.

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  27. You have made some great projects. I love the dinosaur hat. So cute.

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  28. I think the photo of the runner with the stones on the dock against the water is an outstanding photo. I do love a well-styled quilt photo!

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  29. I just picked up that book from the library and can't wait to put a few of the projects on my to-do list!

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  30. That sounds like my experience at my first quilting class! Great blog hop post!

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  31. What a great idea to have a mother daughter blog. And it's amazing how the blogging world opens up, I find it great for goal setting and accountability too!

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  32. Great post! I love that you do this with your daughter :) I treasure the time creating with my mom :)

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  33. I like small projects too. Very satisfying to see a completed project. Breaks up the monotony of a longer project.

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  34. My machine was a gift too! Best gift ever, right??!! Nice to meet you - visiting from the blog hop. I am so enticed by the Zakka sew along - loving all those small projects.

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  35. So great to meet you here on the Blog Hop:-)

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  36. How sweet! I am loving your Zakka projects. So cute. Congrats on the 100posts!!!

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  37. Nice to meet you! I love your Zakka projects!

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  38. I love that you're a daughter/mother quilt duo! I blog with my cousin and it's a total blast. It was so great to see your blog this week :)

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  39. I love your Patchwork, Please projects! They're so much fun to make aren't they?

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  40. Here via the hop - the baby hat is adorable! I might want to make some for my own kids :)

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  41. Nice to meet you! I've never even thought of a blog as a means of goal setting. Great tip! Sorry I'm a little behind on my hoppin' :)

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  42. What adorable projects! And I can totally relate to using blogging as a means of keeping yourself accountable -- it works, right?!

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