Wednesday, October 1, 2008

BLOGTOBERFEST - Day 1 - On My Desk and a Launch

Woo Hoo! Here we are. BLOGTOBERFEST begins. I'm so glad to have some friends already joining the fun. It's very simple. All you need to do to join in is post on your blog every day in October. Don't worry though. If you can't make it every day the blog police won't be around to trouble you. Don't be shy either. You can join in any time you want.

I've got lots of other fun plans for BLOGTOBERFEST but I'm not giving everything away yet. Like I said you'll have to visit HQ for regular updates and the latest happenings. If you can't or don't want to post every day you might like to join in some of the other things that I have planned.

So, without further ado I officially declare BLOGTOBERFEST underway. To celebrate I promised a giveaway. There's a couple of goodies On My Desk that I would like to pass on to some creative superstars out there.

This is a collage I did when I first started crafting again last year. It's called 'every pear has a silver lining'.

This is a book that I'm not getting much use out of. I'd love to pass it on.

If you'd like to be in the draw leave me a comment by Sunday evening eastern Australian time and I'll announce a winner on Monday.

56 comments:

Nathalie Brault said...

Yeah I, the first one to comment, that's a first for me. That's a good sign, you never know I love crafting books. Thanks for the chance to win this. Blessings to you, and I'm off to bed.

Juddie said...

Hiya Cathy,
count me in for a peep at the Sew and Stow book please!
Thanks for setting up Blogtoberfest too .... things are getting hectic for the last four weeks of my studies so I may have to watch from the sidelines this time, but it should be entertaining!
:-)

Tessa said...

I am so excited about BLOGTOBERFEST... This looks just lovely! Thanks Cathy!

THE ESSESS said...

Thanks for including me in Blogtoberfest. I intend to post everyday so that will be a challenge for me to do something creative eachday...? Must start another project so I can post tomorrow!!

thetinylittlegirl said...

i don't have the blogging stamina for blogtoberfest, but good luck to you!

i'd love to win your giveaway ;-)
if you head on over to my blog i'm doing one too! (ending the 4th of this month).

Karin said...

This looks fun. I don't know if I can get a post in a day (maybe I could just post a photo LOL) but I will give it a go! Blogtoberfest. Great title. LOL!!

amy.gunson said...

Blogtoberfest sounds like fun! If my recent habit keeps up, I shouldn't have a problem with my daily post. Thanks for letting us join and for kicking it off with a giveaway!

Amy

CurlyPops said...

Yippee! I love a great giveaway.

edward and lilly said...

I'm putting my hand up to be part of Blogtoberfest, it will be the perfect excuse for me to sew, click and blab more. Thanks for organising it, can't wait to see what's in store!!!

Bec said...

What a great giveaway!! I'm struggling to do a post a week at the moment, so Blogtoberfest is definitely not for me :P But I'll enjoy reading your daily posts!

Claire (ethel loves fred) said...

Great name!

Taccolina said...

Yippee! I'm all for festival-anything (well, I think so!) Happy Blogtoberfest Cat, and looking forward to lots of good reading...

JustJess said...

Blogtoberfest a great excuse for a great giveaway! I'd love to be in the draw please!

flossy-p said...

Hey hey, a giveaway! Yipee!

I'm hesitant to join up to Blogtoberfest because I barely have enough time to post twice a week as it is... but BLOGTOBERFEST is such a great word, and for that alone I want to try and do it :D

Please don't hold me to it though, I may fail miserably.

Cass said...

Ok I'm joining Blogtoberfest I just hope I can keep it up. I'd love that Sew and Stow book if my lucky number comes up

Bells said...

I'm joining it! Very excited to play along.

Kali said...

arrghhh...i know i shouldn't but, go on then, i'll give it a twirl. i'm joining blogtoberfest! i've done a post for today so i suppose that's a start, haha.
and a giveaway, you are very generous. haven't seen that sewing book before, looks interesting.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Blogtoberfest sounds like a great idea!! Can't wait to see your posts each day!!

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

We be bloggin' in Blogtoberfest. Hey, I'll join you in blogging each day.
I'll even throw in a giveaway of my own! And I'll be happy to be in the draw for yours too. :)

Jan said...

Blogtoberfest - sounds like a great idea but a big call for me...I'll see what I can do! Thanks for the giveaway!

Donna Lee said...

I read about Blogtoberfest on Bells' blog and although I have never committed myself to one a day anything (other than vitamins) I think I'll give it a whirl. Maybe it'll make me more observant. Count me in!

Leonie said...

Bells mentioned Blogtoberfest on her blog so I came on over to have a look see and I think it might be for me!!! Count me in. Must be off have just over an hour to do today's post!!!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

I really like your beautiful collage. Hope you've done some more of those.

Love the launch of Blogtoberfest too!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Wow, "Blogtoberfest" sounds like just what I need to get me out of my blogging funk of late. But um... I think I'll have to start tomorrow, which if you think about it... with Japan time... it will still be the first somewhere in the world.....

Great giveaway! Count me in! Oh, and if I was super lucky enough to win, you could post it to an Aussie address for me, I'm sure you don't want to be posting a book overseas - ouch!

knitnthings said...

A reason to get back to my blog - fabulous!!! I doubt I'll post every day but an effort to post more can deffiantley be a goal!!

Awesome giveaway! I'd luv a book on making organizy bag things!!

Grand Purl Baa said...

Me too. Me too. Can I play? I thought to pretend I started on the 1st and just back date the post... but though I have bad cheating ideas... just can't bring myself to execute it. I blame those bloody nuns. Loani

Georgie said...

Hey, Im a day late, but I'm in too! I need a kick-start and this is a great idea. Let the blog-fest begin!

Julie said...

Great idea, sounds like fun, and a giveaway, will be in that. Will keep a check on HQ.
Julie.

jesska said...

I'm a sucker for a giveaway - that sewing book looks great! I'll be in for Blogtoberfest as well :)

Car said...

Count me in (only cause I want that book!!!)

I'll do my best to blog everyday, but don't like my chances as my life is quite boring, but as October is shaping up to be a big month - I might have something blog-worthy to write about :)

Katie said...

me me me, pick me!!!

nomes said...

well as i'm new to all this i thoguht what great timing, i have taken your lead and will not only join in in blogtoberfest but do a give away of my own. So pop on over the kettle is always on for you lovey

Kerri-Ann said...

Count me in too! Even though I'm a day late, I'll have a go at posting every day the rest of the month!! Good excuse for me to stop lurking!! :-)

Vegan and Vintage said...

Hey lovely, call me crazy but I'm playing along on BOTH MY BLOGS! Arghhhh!!!

Hollie xx

sparklygreenknickers said...

What a great start to Blogtoberfest!

little red hen said...

I decided to try not to spend too much time on the computer while I've been on holiday and spend more time actually crafting, however as I've been working I've been posting and yesterday I posted three times! Hows that for a start to Blogtoberfest!!!(and I didn't even know you had declared it so at that point, I've just arived via Kimono reincarnate)
I like the title of your pear art work. I've done a few pear pieces myself and like the idea that they have silver linings.

AnastasiaC said...

ohhh i love giveaways!!! craft books are the best...it looks like a good one!

Stacy said...

Okay, I'm going to try to commit to Blogtoberfest! Sounds like fun...

Sasparilla Sue said...

I'd love to join in on Blogtoberfest! My poor blog has been a bit neglected of late so this is great timing. That collage is pretty awesome and that books looks like just the thing for a beginning sewer like myself.

LynAnne Smucker said...

Please count me in. I love crafty free stuff and want to take part in the blogtoberfest too.

cindy said...

I would love to join in Blogtoberfest. I have been posting every second day so hopefully this will whip me into action!

Jaime said...

Ooooh that Sew and Stow book looks like fun! Thanks for including me in your draw. I'll have a giveaway later this month so be sure to stop in. :)

Christie said...

i'm gonna jump on the blogtoberfest bandwagon, it sounds like fun-yay!

Leni and Rose said...

Oh yeah - I'm in for sure!

Nyssa Rae said...

OOh, that book looks full of goodies. I have decided to joint he Blogtoberfest, in the hopes of maintaining somewhat regularity on my blog heh. Albeit I'm joining on the third day... but meh :D

Katrina said...

I'm always late, so it looks like this is no exception. Please count me in for Blogtoberfest... add me to your list, baby.

Linda said...

what a wonderful giveaway and Blogtoberfest what a great idea! I may be a little slack on the posting front for that but will give it a go I think

Bellgirl said...

ooh yes comment comment. I am finding there are days that I cannot blog without negaitive consequences, so I have decided to be an avid Blogtoberfest groupie and read all the blogs I can. My aim is to visit and comment on every blogtoberfest blog during this month. I'll be seeing you all around!

Picky Eater said...

Ooh Ooh I want to play! Can I play along with Blogtoberfest and be on the list too? It sounds like a fun (and motivating) challenge!

Sophie said...

Oooh!! Can I play too? I know I'm a bit late off the starting blocks but I have been posting every day. Looks like a fun month ahead

Cosy said...

Can I throw my hat into the ring? That would be really ace. How lovely to have a give away!

I'm even going to throw myself into the Blogtoberfest! Yikes.

mayaluna said...

Thanks to Nikki at You sew, Girl I discovered you and all the wildness of your October challenge! I'm loving this and will keep checking back to see what fun you're all having...if I muster enough courage to join in I certainly will! I so appreciate the open invitation. I love your pear and would be thrilled with the book, as well. Please put my "name in the hat", so to speak.

Nicole said...

think ill give Blogtoberfest a go :o)
i like your blog

Litamora's Patchwork and Quilting said...

Count me in, I'll try to blog everyday:-)

Kat said...

It can't possible be blogtober already. Where has the year gone??? I would definately like to be in this giveaway.

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

This sounds like so much fun! With our moving in progress, I'm not too sure I can keep up with a post a day, but I will try to post as often as possible.

Thanks for entering me in your drawing!