I'm not sure what to expect, since I just found out about it. It sounded so good that I actually...finally...signed up for twitter. I have to say, my experience thus far has been frustrating. Couldn't figure out how to tweet at first. Then got spammed from some idiot telling me about Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber. Couldn't figure out how to join the Ultimate Blog Party convo. Tried four times, then finally figured it out. You'd think twitter would put that in their help section, but I couldn't find it. Luckily I figured it out. Whew!
Anyhoo, the Ultimate Blog Party is like the ultimate link party. They started out in 2007 with 1000 link ups and last year, they had over 2300. Whoa!
So...to tell you a little about myself to the Ultimate Blog Party goers...My name is Tracy, and I'm a single mom who is fortunate enough to work out of the home as a freelance writer. Back in October, 2010, I started my own blog called The Prairie Patch. It mainly deals with prim decor, but since I have such eclectic tastes, I started up All Thumbs Crafts. It's there where I share my latest crafting experiments.
My other blogs are: Craft Supplies Sales and Resources, North Pole Diaries, Handmade Teddy Bears and Raggedies, and the Sunburnt Cow Handmade Shop. For the first two, I'm always looking for craft sales and tutorials, so if you have any, just let me know. I'll be glad to give a link back to you as the source. The latter two feature various artisans who sell handmade items.
I also have two link parties: one on the Prairie Patch, which deals with prim decor items and goes from Sundays to Wednesdays, and the Sunburnt Cow, which runs from Wednesdays to Sundays. The Sunburnt Cow link party is slightly different from other link parties in that I encourage those who have blog posts revolving around handmade items they have for sale to link up. This party can be anything handmade; it's not strictly in the prim/old fashioned look.
Additionally, the Sunburnt Cow will be holding its first Udderly Amazing New Shop Contest beginning April 1st! The contests will be once a month, rotating between Sunburnt Cow and the Teddies and Raggedies blogs. If you know of artisans who have new online shops that could fit into either general handmade items or teddies/raggedies, please pass the info along to them!
I also started up a recipe blog called Lazy Chef Recipes cuz I'm
Here are some of the craft tutorials I've shared on this blog.
Faux stained glass:
Woodless burlap frames
Braided yarn wreath:
Dessert looking soy wax tarts:
Cardboard Wall art:
Lastly, I'm a freelance writer for hire. :) I started my selling blogs (teddies/raggedies and sunburnt cow) as an experiment using all the SEO tricks I've learned during my online writing career. I'm proud to say that in several key search words, those two blogs are on page 1 and 2 for google search. I'm proud of this accomplishment, especially since the blogs are only two months old! I also do other kinds of writing as well, so just email me (addy in profile) if you have any need for a writer.
Love finding new crafty blogs. Nice to meet you.ReplyDelete
Hi--I love your blog name. :) Found you via UBP today. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Those wax tarts look good enough to eat!ReplyDelete
Wow, you sound like a busy blogger! I had 2 blogs, but it was too much so as of last month they've combined into one. =)ReplyDelete
~Mimi #115 from the #ubp11
Hello, thanks for dropping by my party in Dubai!ReplyDelete
What a great blog! I'm a single mom of 3 working full time from home as well. Loving your blog already. Happy to have found you!ReplyDelete
I've been on twitter since 2007 so if you even need some help, feel free to reach out. =)
Hope you'll stop by and visit my Ultimate Blog Party Post in Miami. Have a great weekend!
I'm following you back from the UBP. I've always wanted to make one of those yarn wreaths. I'm not super crafty, but those look easy enough that I think I could do it. Ha!ReplyDelete
Happy Blog Hopping!
YAY, I love craft blogs! I try to get my craft on - sometimes I do okay, other times...well, let's just say I can be pretty critical of my own work. =)ReplyDelete
I'm definitely checking out your Lazy chefs blog - that's right up my alley 'cuz I'm lazy...er...busy too.
Visting you from UBP. btw, have you tried hootsuite (hootsuite.com) for your Twitter needs? It's easier to follow the #UBP11 conversation b/c you can set up a column just to watch that hashtag.
Thanks for visiting Tales from the Motherhood and Confessions of a Former Child Actress. Glad you enjoyed.
I know you will pick up some awesome craft tips from me over there ... or maybe not but you will get a good laugh.
You have your writing/blogging/crafting/mommin' hands full!
Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog through the UBP11! You sound like you are a busy blogger, especially with multiple blogs, writing and being a mom. It explains the need for quick recipes. I have several, I just need to post them.ReplyDelete
I love the faux stained glass craft, it's beautiful. Following your blog.
That glass and those frames are amazing! Especially to someone like me, who's so craft-challenged it's not even funny. Nice to meet you through the UBP and thanks so much for stopping by!ReplyDelete
I'm excited to have found your crafty blog.ReplyDelete
Your title describes me, I'm all thumbs when it comes to crafts, :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for stopping by my blog. It's good to see another single mom parenting a child on the spectrum. Hope to see you around.
hello! twitter made me crazy for a good month. Don't give up! You can do it!ReplyDelete
Anyway, those crafts are super cool. Happy UBP11!
Very cool. I've never heard of "prim," but it's really fascinating. I'm off to check out your other blogs!ReplyDelete
Omg, lady! When do you sleep? :-) I love seeing the results of other people's creativity (I'm so not good with a glue gun). Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'll be following you on Twitter (@DaenelT) so give me a shout out if you have a question.ReplyDelete
Hi, Thanks so much for stopping by. I have to admit that I'm a complete twitter-phobe. Still not up for it, but never saying never :)ReplyDelete
thanks for visiting my blog and commenting :) I so agree that twitter is frustrating. think i'll stick with facebook and my blog :)look forward to checking out your other sites and tutorialsReplyDelete
Thanks so much for visiting! I've never read so many blogs in all my life. Your SEO experience is impressive and good luck with all your endeavors. Cheers!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I wish you could teach me about your SEO secrets, hehehe! I hope we can follow each other's blogs--writers need to learn from each other! :) Followed you via Google Connect, I hope you can hop over and follow me, too. Cheers!ReplyDelete
I love the name of your blog! I'm definitely in that "all thumbs" category. I could definitely use some help in the SEO area...I'm very impressed you've been able to be so successful with your blogs!ReplyDelete
Hi! Yay! I love all things crafty. I like the Burlap frames above...I think I'll try that. Can't wait to see all of your great ideas. I am now following! Thanks for visiting my site . Happy UBP11 !ReplyDelete
Hi! That glass is absolutely stunning. I'm so not crafty, so I love these tutorials :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog and so nice to meet you! as for twitter, give it some time. Follow people, jump into conversations with something funny/interesting to say and you'll get followed back. Once you've got a following, it's a lot more fun.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog for the UBP! I love the stained glass cup! It's so pretty!ReplyDelete
Wow, what beautiful crafts - the faux stained glass is gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my UBP post - it's great to 'meet' you! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting my blog on this UBP 2011 party! I love to meet new blogs! - LOVE all your crafts - totally bookmarked you! Going to complete the bunnies with my girls - they will love that! PS - keep trying with twitter - great way to network!ReplyDelete
Cute blog!! I love the "feel" of your design. :) Nice to meet you!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm just now catching up on all the UBP fun. I have to say, I don't know how you keep up with all your blogs, but I'm impressed! Keep up the good work!ReplyDelete
I really like those burlap frames. I might actually be able to make something that. *might*ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Thanks for stopping by my blog via UBP and leaving a comment! You are a busy momma and so crafty! You have made some beautiful things! I love that faux stained glass piece! I am not on Twitter and have no interest (for now) or clue how to get an account. I know, I am out of the loop, but I only can tackle one technology thing at a time :) I love your blog's background too! It goes perfectly with your blog theme and interests! Nice to meet you and love your name especially since you spell it "right" :)
Tracy @ A Slice of Smith Life :)
Those are all beautiful creation. Visiting your back thru UBP.I'm now a follower.ReplyDelete
Hi, and thanks for stopping by Science Ficiton Mommy! I'm impressed that you're able to make enough doing freelance/blogging to work from home. That's awesome! I highly encourage getting into screenwriting again--it's always good to exercise the creative writing muscles. :)ReplyDelete
I decided not to join twitter, which means I can't win any prizes (ppbth, I did last year!) because I just don't want to deal with that right now. But I'm glad you figured it out.
I hope you're enjoying the party!
Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm just stopping over to return the favor. I'm a new follower of yours and LOVE your sites, both this one and The Prairie PatchReplyDelete
Laurie @ http://tlmcclain.blogspot.com/
So nice to meet you! I love crafty blogs. I'm so impressed that you're a work-at-home single mom!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog! You have so many great tutorials, I can't wait to try.ReplyDelete
Hi, thanks for stopping by earlier. I love the stained glass! Wow, so many blogs to write for how do you keep up? I'm impressed :) BTW: I'm a new follower.ReplyDelete