10.25.2011

A Year of Blogging

Celebrating a year of blogging with the yummiest cupcake of all time! Seriously it was sooo good!

Here's the short version of how Tangled Happy came to be.
On my thirty-first birthday my friend gave me a gift card. With that card I bought a learn to crochet book. I read that book from cover to cover. Made all six projects and fell in love with crochet. 
Then I discovered bloggers! It was like opening the door to a whole new world. It was colorful, inspiring, and a bit addictive I must say. The blogosphere became one of my favorite places to be. A place to be inspired and connect with other amazing, positive, creative women. I wondered if there was a place for me...
I started Tangled Happy as a way to keep track of patterns and inspiring people I came across online. 
The only thing missing... Some original Tangled Happy inspiration. So I prayed one of those sort of selfish prayers asking God to give me just one design to share. That night I had a perfect vision of the Granny Stripe Boutique Bag. The next day this little bag came into existence. I know this one came from Him because it's still my most popular design to date. I love how He will sometimes indulge even our simplest requests. Since then there have been lots more Tangled Happy designs and I hope there will be lots more!
Thank you to all of you who have let me share your designs and to all of you who have shared Tangled Happy with others. Because of you Tangled Happy has become a source of crochet inspiration all of the world!
How can you help make Tangled Happy an amazing inspiring place?
Tell me what you would like to see in year two.
So very, very excited to hear what you have to say.
Wishing you a happy week!

42 comments:

  1. Happy blogging birthday & thanks for your blog it has been a wonderful source of inspiration for me x

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  2. aww... sweet! I am sure happy you are here with your lovely blog! And, for the little prayer you prayed about your pattern. I am making one for each of our wee granddaughters this year for Christmas. Will post soon (with a link back, of course)

    Happy Anniversary, Sara!

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  3. Congratulations to a year of wonderful blogging, you could have fooled me! I thought it would've been much much longer!! (That's a compliment)
    Esther.

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  4. Happy Birthday Tangled Happy! This blog became one of my all time favorites as soon as I found it and I've used several patterns that you've posted and that you've created. You've also been a huge influence in my bloggy life and you're always so sweet =)

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  5. I did think that as you had been announcing your anniversary you were going to send out a cupcake to each of your followers! ;-)

    Love your blog, great was to discover lots of lovely crochet and fellow bloggers, thanks for your stirling work!

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  6. Congratulations on 1 year of sharing your lovely blog. I love your approach where you celebrate everybody's work and your own. I was so chuffed when you featured the Crochet Snake which has become a firm favourite with the Operation Christmas child boxes
    Thanks Sara and good luck with the next year!

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  7. Congrats on making a year. I have been following your blog for ages and would love to make that bag for my little girl but need to finish the cushion that I have been learning on for months. Thanks so much for sharing all this hooking inspiration. melx

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  8. Congrats for completing a year....Since the day i discover your blog i am loving your posts.You are very inspiring....

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  9. Hi Sara, Congratulations!!!!! I would have thought you had been blogging for lots longer! You have a wonderful inspiring blog and I have loved it for some time now. Thank you for sharing so many fun, inspiring and lovely patterns, blogs and projects. I haven't missed a post in about half a year. Good luck on the next year!!!!! xoRobin❤

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  10. Well a very Happy Blogiversary to you!! I remember when I first discovered what I call "Blogland". It was like discovering a whole new world, like Wonderland, or Munchkinland.. And in it were so people who were creative and artistic like ME, because here in the "real world", there are very few crafty and artistic people to share with, or relate to, or to learn from. It's been a blessing to me ever since!! It's wonderful to see the joy you have found here too! Wishing you all the best in the year ahead!! ~tina

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  11. Congratulations on your first blogging anniversary Sara I too thought you had been blogging much longer than that, your blog is lovely and full of inspirational idea's. Thank you for the lovely comments you made on my blog and yes I will definitely be helping out those poor orphaned elephants with an elephant blanket lol.

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  12. Congrats on one very successful year! I enjoy coming here each day to see what you have featured. Blog on...

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  13. Happy Blog Birthday!! I love visiting Tangled Happy, you always feature such fun patterns!

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  14. Congrats T.H!!!! FYI...you are a daily stop for me so thank YOU for scouring the web to find the perfect daily project. Happy, Happy Birthday.
    -jenn

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  15. Happy Blog B-Day - I love your blog, and I've used several of your patterns. I would love to see more accessories like shawls/shrugs/hats, etc. Wishing you another wonderful year.

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  16. Hi Sara,
    Congrats on your one year blogiversary. I enjoy checking each day to see what you share.
    I loved your granny stripe bag. I have made several and taught two of my friends how to make the bag too.
    I wish you contined success, and will continue to check in to see what new goodies you share.
    René

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  17. Dear Sara,

    "Happy Birthday Tangled Happy"!
    Your blog is a big inspiration for me, thank you so much!

    Send you many Greetings,
    Marion

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  18. Happy blog birthday Sara, your blog is always a source of great comfort and inspiration to me. How about getting into knitting ! ? ! xox Penelope

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  19. Felicidades¡¡ y que tu blog siga muchos años más enseñándonos cosas tan lindas. Un beso.

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  20. Congratulations! And happy birthday to you, tangled happy!!! :-)
    I have to say that the cupcake photo is making me drool - it looks SOOOOOOO good!
    Carly
    x

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  21. Happy birthday Tangles Happy! I thought you had been blogging a lot longer than a year. You're very good at it! I love waking up and starting my mornings with your posts. One Saturday, I didn't realize it was Saturday and got upset when I didn't see a post from you. I love what you do here and I wouldn't change it!

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  22. Congrats on your 1-year blogaversary! *woohoo* *clapclapclap*
    Your blog totally rocks, so I really have no clue where it should be in two years time... But for me, your blog is always a good touchstone to see what's going on in crafty blogworld. So as long as you keep your 'feel' with the blogosphere, you're good! :)
    xo,
    wink
    ps I have a giveaway on my blog that I think you might like - care to enter? :) Take a look at winkieflash.nl!

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  23. Congratulations on making that first milestone. I enjoyed reading about how you started blogging; I wasn't there when it started, so it was fun to learn. I also had not seen your litle granny stripe bag, and it's cute as can be!

    Here's to many more blogging anniversaries!

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  24. Happy blog birthday, love, love, love your blog & your granny stripe bag has been made several times by these hands, a real winner!!!!!
    Karen Xxxxx

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  25. Happy birthday! Wow I didn't realise only a year, you have so much good stuff in your blog!

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  26. Congratulations!! Your blog is an inspiration to my and to all handemade lovers!
    thanks!
    Greetins from Portugal,
    marlene

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  27. Happy blog birthday!! I love your blog, and you've certainly accomplished a great deal in one year! :) I'm looking forward to the next years of your postings. samm at rav

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  28. YOU are an inspiration!
    I have only joined the bloggy, crafty world a few months ago...and I'm totally addicted.
    I'm currently on an orchestra tour...and am quite happy nowadays to sit and knit/crochet (read blogs) while everyone else goes and drinks!

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  29. Congrats on a year! I love your site, and I am glad I found it a few months ago!

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  30. happy blogging birthday. I was often inspired by your cute objects.
    Greetings from Germany

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  31. What a great year you have had! I love visiting your blog to see what's new. Here's to year two and beyond!!!!! Keep it coming :)

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  32. Happy Birthday Tangled Happy!!
    xxx

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  33. Congratulations, your blog is one of my most favorite places to be- always positive, interesting and inspiring!!! Janettexxoo

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  34. Thank you for all the nice comments and good wishes! ♥

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  35. Congratulations on a year of blogging! Your blog is one of my absolute favourite places to visit on the 'net. You bring the ideas/inspiration to me - I no longer need to go looking! Thanks for all the work you've put into your blog - it makes a lot of people inspired and happy every day. Here's to a fabulous second year!
    Caz from Never Knew :)

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