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Just the other day, I noticed that I’d passed the 900 mark when I was looking at my blog posts in my dashboard. I started blogging in 2008 and it has been a wonderful journey. I initially began my blog, to document our homeschooling journey and compile a visual diary for our family to look back on. I really didn’t realise that I would meet so many amazing people. I have connected with lovely people and made many friends on similar paths along the way. Even though we are separated by great distances across the globe, it is such a joy and comfort to be able to ‘visit’ these spaces of inspiration and have a window into the lives of others so far away.

Thank you so much to everyone who visits here and for all your lovely comments…

To celebrate 900 blog posts on Natural Suburbia, I would like to offer this giveaway to you…



1 Maxwell Williams mug, to sit and sip your tea while you knit.

1 Skein of naturally dyed aran weight Merino wool, dyed with cochineal, (here’s the cochineal dyeing post)

1 Notebook

1 Set of 4 freshwater pearl stitch markers


This giveaway is open to anyone, it is international.

I am giving this away to one blog reader.


To Enter:

If you would like to enter, just leave a comment below the post.

To earn extra entries you can subscribe to my Feedburner reader in the sidebar near the top right of my blog, share on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest and remember to return here and leave separate comments each time you share or follow:)

The winner will be chosen next Saturday and will be announced here in this post, please ensure I have a way of contacting you.

Congratulations to Andrea!

Andrea from ziezo July 15, 2012 at 9:07 pm # Edit

Congrats! 900 entries you have shared with us, and I thank you very much for sharing that journey. It’s always nice to visit and get some inspiration from you. SA was our home for some years and I often feel like coming home when I visit you and your family online. . . Thanks for that as well.

Please remember, if you are reading this post in your email from your reader, you will have to go onto Natural Suburbia to leave a comment so that the random generator can count it there.

Wishing you a peaceful Sunday



700th Natural Suburbia Post Giveaway!

This week I have posted my 700th blog post! I thought I would celebrate with a giveaway:) Thank you so much to everyone who visits this space and leaves such encouraging and kind words, I really appreciate all the wonderful old and new friends I have connected with through this blog:) Thank you…
You can see more of my patterns on my Etsy Shop here.
Instant downloads on my Ravelry shop here.
Giveaway Winner:
Congratulations to:
Rachel~ At the Butterfly Ball said…

Congratulations on 700 posts! I so enjoy visiting your space here!

September 27, 2011 7:24 PM

I am giving away:

One knitted owl softie.

One 3.5 ounce (approx) skein of South African Merino yarn, I have hand dyed these skeins with cochineal natural dye, the lighter shade is from an exhaust dye bath of cochineal dye. You can choose the shade you would like:)

I am also giving away a wooden acorn that I cut and sanded on our scroll saw.

One Goat Pattern (emailed)

One Bear Pattern (emailed)

One Cat Pattern (emailed)

One Alpaca Pattern (emailed)

To enter:

This giveaway is open to all.

Just leave a comment in this post.

For additional entries, Tweet, Facebook, Follow or Blog about this giveaway and please let me know by leaving additional comments:)

The winner will be chosen on Tuesday the 4th of October. Please ensure I have an email address to reach you if you are the winner. The winner will be announced in this blog post:)

 Waldorf Toy, Alpaca Toy Knitting Pattern, PDF
Waldorf Toy, Cat Knitting Pattern, PDF
PDF, Bear Knitting Pattern, Waldorf Toy
Goat Knitting Pattern (PDF)

Our Little Homestead

I really am grateful for our little homestead in the middle of suburbia. Today has been a warmer day so outside we went to do some work on the chicken coop. The young chickens have grown now so we thought it was a good time to integrate them among the older girls who live in the main chicken house. We opened the fence, took out the small wooden house and moved it away to the wall and now the little chickens live in the main chicken house too. We decided the smaller house can be an egg laying spot out in the garden for them…

The Violets are here… I love them…

Last week we noticed our number of eggs per day were down, on closer inspection of our grounds, we found a nest behind our water storage tank with 10 eggs in it. I found this one there the other day… They really are free range birds…

This is our porcupine aloe in flower…

Kye is watching the girls scratching around the spot where the small chicken house used to be.

One of our hens laying next to the egg laying box:) She is trying to figure out what I am doing with my camera. Look how she has turned her head:)

Walked down to our veggie garden and picked some fresh leeks for leek and potato soup for lunch today.

And Charlie overseeing all the goings on around the homestead…


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