Hello dedicated Second Fiddle readers!
I feel I should explain my prolonged absence. After much deliberation, I've decided to close Second Fiddle's doors for good. It's taken me through the last 5 years of my life, through graduating from Zoology, vet school, moving in with Andrew, graduation again, getting engaged, moving away for my first job...so many major events in my life. I feel the time has come for a fresh start, a clean slate, for me to take the lessons I've learned from Second Fiddle and start again for this new, exciting period in my life.
I've never been entirely happy with the name 'Second Fiddle'. I chose it because my Mum came up with it and she seemed so delighted to
have helped me with my new hobby-business-venture that I just went with
it. To be fair, it's done me well, I've had a busy little Etsy shop that kept me in pocket money as a student under this name, and my wee corner of the blogosphere has thrived (over 23,000 page views! I know that's not much by bigger blogs' standards but I'm pleased with it!). I just feel that the time has come to move on.
But fear not! The blogging will still be continuing, under a new name. I've finally settled on the name Craft and Thrift and have registered a new blogspot account with that title. I've started the process of setting up the new blog, it'll be pretty much the same layout as this one, right down to the same banner, but with new content and posting schedule. I'm going to do the next one right, more regular posting, no long gaps in between posts, better photos, more links. Basically amalgamating all the lessons I've picked up along the way to do it properly this time.
I very much hope you can all join me over at Craft and Thrift. It'll be starting afresh very soon and I would love to see you all over there! Things to look forward to in the coming year include wedding related crafts, new house DIYs, knitted jumpers, thrifted clothes refashions, learning beadcraft...so many awesome things to share with you!
In the meantime however, goodnight Second Fiddle. You've served me well.