11 October 2012

Keep Calm and Carry On

Samelia’s Mum is my third child. It was born in 2010 and I have fed it, nurtured it and watched it flourish and grow.

I used to surf the web, on my never ending search for beautiful and creative inspiration.

Back then my husband was away at work for days/weeks at a time (that hasn’t changed - he is still away for weeks at a time) and I had two young children to keep entertained – Sam was 3 years old and Amelia was 2 years old.

Blog surfing was my escape. My guilty little pleasure. I could tuck the kids into bed and spend hours going from one blog to the next. I would read about the daily lives of people I would never speak to, never meet, across the other side of the world.

Blogs taught me to sew. Blogs taught me to quilt. I decided that perhaps I could start my own little space online. Maybe someone would like to see my latest creation?

I went to and created my blog. My early posts were very few and far between. I wasn’t sure what to do, where Samelia’s Mum was headed or where it would lead me.


Talent Blogger Badge


Today, I joined a group of fabulous Australian bloggers in the Nuffnang Talent Blogger Program. These other 11 blogs are amazing and I have to admit that I feel slightly nervous about standing alongside such big names.

Pop on over and visit the other Nuffnang Talent Bloggers participating in the program:

Planning With Kids
The Organised Housewife
My Poppet
Super Kawaii Mama
One Crafty Mumma
Inside Out Style
Sesame Ellis
Tina Gray

Read more about the Nuffnang Talent Blogger Program here.

Even though I’m super excited, I will (try to) keep calm and carry on blogging, crafting, cooking, sharing…

Samelia’s Mum will still remain a mainly family, parenting and craft based blog and I will continue to focus on my favourite types of posts – posts about my family, creative posts and tutorials.

It’s an exciting new era for Samelia’s Mum and I hope you will continue this amazing journey with me.


  1. Congratulations you deserve to be there, well done!

    1. Thank you Sue. I'm excited and nervous all at once!

  2. A big congratulations! Must be so exciting for you. Jacinta

  3. Congratulations, how exciting!

  4. We're thrilled to have you on board and looking forward to working with you and heling grow the blog! - Tim from NN

  5. That is so awesome - Well done to you!

  6. I was so sad you didn't make it for the launch last night.. I was hanging to meet you! Ah well next time! :)

  7. Congratulations! It looks like you're in good company and certainly deserve to be there.

  8. I am so happy and excited for you! Totally deserved. :-) xox


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