My Centennial Giveaway!

(From the photo series, "Down by the River".)

Well put your boots on, dear, because today is my centennial! My 100th birthday. My turn-of-the century. My introduction to triple digits. Yup, today is my 100th post on "Made by Katrina". Wahoo! I started this blog in November 2007 when I started my Etsy shop, just a few months after starting my Flickr account. I wrote an email to my friend, Kelly Rae, and confessed, "I have no idea what I'm doing!" To which she graciously wrote back, "It's okay, neither does anyone else." Aww... so sweet. Thank you, Kelly Rae.

So 100 feels like a big accomplishment because a handful of times I nearly gave up! But guess what? I didn't give up. Instead I made it to 100! And what better way to celebrate 100 than with a giveaway?

Yup, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post and at the end of next week I will pick one winner at random. The winner will win a bunch of printmaking goodies from my Etsy shop and other creative surprises too. I'll assemble a package that represents my gratitude for your readership! Everyone and anyone is welcome. Whether you're a brand new reader or you've been reading since that very first post, just leave a comment on this post and you will be entered to win in my very first giveaway. Wahoo! And thanks for your centennial support. XOXO, k.


  1. kellyrae is so right on. i just talked to her today.

    i love your blog, i love your store
    and i love love love that image.

    happy 100 girlie.


  2. eeeek! :) this is so exciting!


  3. Shauna6/27/2008

    happy happy happy centennial! the blog is still so youthful... and more full of life by the day.

    xoxoxox o

  4. i sure hope it's me that wins!
    i REALLY want this photo framed. let us know when you'll be offering prints on etsy. it's time, girly!

  5. Happy 100th! I love your cards- especially the Thank you ones! :)

  6. The big 100!!! Awesome giveaway!! I would love to win it!

  7. Congrats on the big 100th post!

  8. Wowwee!!! Congrats on your 100th post!! Woohooo!!!

  9. love your work darling...

  10. Anonymous6/28/2008

    hi love,

    i woke up today burning to write you a letter.

    I agree that these gorgeous photos need to grace more than people's computer screens.

    birds fly fish swim yeah
    you're doing it doing it!
    made by katrina

  11. Congrats on your 100th post - so glad you didn't give up - tell you what, blogging ain't for the faint of heart ;-)

    And if you ever run out of steam, just dash off an email because IOU!

  12. Anonymous6/29/2008

    i continue to be inspired by you & your ever-evolving crafty work! thanks for all 100 posts and i look forward to the next 100.


  13. I juts found your blog through flickr...the "aged" images are just lovely....
    happy 100.

  14. Happy 100th! Congrats.

  15. Katrina,

    I love you. I have no idea how you find all the time.

    (Giveaway, super. But will you come have a tea with me soon?? Very soon?)


  16. Kat-
    You made it. It's all smooth sailing from here. Keep all the cool stuff coming. The 'different vibe" to your site is inspiring. Here's to another 100 more!


  17. sweet 100!

  18. great things come with age.
    yer aging beautifully!

    first time viewing,

  19. thank you, friends old and new! your comments mean the world to me. your support and encouragement have kept me going to 100 post. THANK YOU for your kind words and cheers. i can't wait to see who wins the giveaway! xoxo, k.

  20. melissa7/01/2008

    I just found you through Kelly Rae...I will have to visit here more!

  21. Congratulations! I only just discovered your blog, but I know how that kind of milestones feel. I still am surprised sometimes that I've been keeping my blog going for one and a half years now...
    I love your photography and I'll keep reading!

    PS I don't have a tea label collection, cause I hardly ever drink tea. Are they worth collecting?

  22. katrina-lee lovely!

    i love your boots putting on image of 100. you eternally inspire me. moxie and i are thinking of starting a blog about our rhubarb adventures...amongst other things, thanks to your fabulous example of blogging the creative life. you rock and rock and rock on!

    so much lovin',


  23. hooray! thanks for you comments. i'm about to draw a winner right now. so that means this giveaway is over. but don't worry, there will be another one sometime soon! i'm glad you were interested. xoxo, k.

  24. I just found your blog and flickr page last night, and I must say that it's really nice to see someone else who loves poetry and photography just as much as I do. I look forward to seeing more from you. :)


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