There's something in the air tonight.
I don't know what it is, but it's magical.
First of all, I received an email from an Etsy member in the USA, the Bead Aerie. She saw my Perfect Picnic Roll and has featured it in a Treasury list, and wanted to let me know. Hooray! What an honour!
Then, I discovered a picture of my A Beauty Of A Bathroom Bag on a Norwegian blog. I can't speak Norwegian, but from the gist of the words I gather she was doing a post on babushkas and featuring some of her favourite products with babushkas on them.
So I went to her blog and commented in English to say thanks. I hope she can read me.
Amazing! And I only listed it on Saturday, along with the picnic roll - they've been up around 48 hours. This has never happened to me before.
Then the mailman delivered this striking fabric called Sugar Snap - it's by Melissa Averinos for Free Spirit. And shortly afterwards, so too arrived my first ever real business cards! How exciting!
They're in my flickettysplits name, which is a nickname given to me by my friend the Doctor - she made it up, and then My One True Love suggested I use it as my brandname. I thought it was a good idea too.
Once I got home from work I checked my blog stats and lo and behold, they'd skyrocketed around 530pm. And everyone seemed to be clicking on the link to This Is A Love Letter, which I wrote about the Stitches and Craft Show. Just the link itself, with no referring website, which made me think, how are people finding this? And it was people from everywhere - Tasmanica, and the ACT, and New South Wales, and Perth - people who ordinarily wouldn't know about my blog.
Lo and behold, there came an email from Tinniegirl, who let me know that Living Creatively - the people who organise the Stitches and Craft Show - had featured my post in their latest newsletter! Oh my goodness! It's like being recognised by your favourite celebrity! I'm so very very proud!
I don't have a copy yet but I can't WAIT to see the reference!