phew! I feel like I can finally come up for a breath and am not spending every free moment deep in the muck of code and development. I've had a chance to catch up on my blogs and so much is happening!
Congratulations to Amy and Amanda for reaching the big one year milestone! It is quite an achievement! Now we stop counting. I think blogging is one of those things you don't really want to know how long you've been at it after the one year mark. Maybe that should be added to Amy's Common Sense Rules for Mental Health.
Congratulations to Rosa for doll #500 and her adorable new doll design! Rosa's photos of her dolls are already so amazing and now with them being poseable - I can't wait to see what trouble they'll get into.
And Big Congratulations to Hannah for baby number 3, Arlo. What a cute name! And despite the fact that I'm extremely jealous of her six minute labor I'm still very happy for her. Hannah, I'm popping this little bunny in the mail to you today for the new baby. (best for up on a shelf though unless you want to embroider eyes)
I thought I'd share the photo because this is going to be the next free pattern on the site. Here's another view. She's a bunny variation of the wee pattern (which means she's easy to make!) and will be up in plenty of time to make it into Easter baskets.
In site improvement news, it was pointed out to me that my links list was too short. I like a short list but of course it's not representative of all the blogs I read so I added a link to 'and even more' down there under the weblogs links.
Also new to the sidebar, sometime today or tonight I'd like to add new galleries for the pointy kitty, the wees and shrinky dink pins. I'm going to set up flickr groups for each and then send out invites and I'll put the links up here. If you'd like to join you can add your kitties, wees and pins to the galleries. Then I'm going to add flickr badges to the sidebar. They pull a random photo from the group every time the page is loaded. That way, unlike the wee gallery I have up now on typepad, all of your photos will get some 'spotlight' time in the sidebar and when people click on them they'll link over to your flickr account. I think that sounds really fun! If you don't have a flickr account a basic account is free and it's easy to sign up even just to add a few photos. Then you can put a link in your profile back to your blog. (In case you're looking for how to's for flickr badges for your site the info is here. they really bury it and I always have a hard time finding it.)
Finally thanks to everyone who left a supportive comment about my new blog! I was really nervous about the reaction I'd get and I'm so excited people are looking forward to it. Now to get over there and fill it up with something!