Well, it's been exactly three years today since Smockity Frocks has been up and running. In blog years, that's practically a lifetime!
In honor of this momentous occasion, and for your reading pleasure, I thought I would recap the events which led to me saying, "Hey, you know what would be nifty? If I were to publish the thoughts that are bouncing around in my head for the whole world wide web to read!"
- December 2006 - Barbara from Mommy Life announces an apron photo contest while lamenting that her favorite oilcloth apron is no longer for sale. I see the photo of the apron and think, "I could totally make that!" I also decide to enter the contest and coerce my children into taking goofy pictures of me posing in an apron I made from a vintage pattern.
- January 2007 - I let Barbara know that I have succeeded in making the oilcloth apron and she helps me get this thing called a "blog" set up so I can sell them. I quickly come up with the name "Smockity Frocks" based on one of my favorite hobbies, smocking. Barbara graciously kicks off my very first day online with an announcement on her blog.
- Later that same month, I won Barbara's apron photo contest by popular vote!
- I decide I like blogging and proceed to post all manner of riveting material, like this stellar photo essay and this lengthy treatise on how we pronounce Arnold Palmer's name.
So, there you have it. That's how a little thing called Smockity Frocks was born.
Some days I don't know if I have any thoughts left inside this ol' noggin that I haven't already typed out, but then genius strikes and I come up with a brilliant composition on how binding undergarments can be a treacherous thing and I find inspiration once again to keep my readership informed.
It's just my little gift to you, my dear readers. Keeping you safe from the dangers of latex is the least I can do.
What about you? When and how did you start blogging? If you aren't a blogger, when and how did you start reading Smockity Frocks?