Hi Hollowers!

I wrote this post completely forgetting about it being the last Friday of the month, however, it was perfect timing!

I am hostly so grateful and truly humbled to be able to celebrate these milestones with you.  In November 2015 I started a little blog called Hedgehog Hollow when Miss Tilly was born, it was really just a bit of Mummy fun and something to keep my hands busy while she napped.  When we decided we were moving the USA it all stalled a little and the blog was quite neglected for over six months.  After all it was just a bit of fun! When we moved into our house in January I set my self a goal of 1,000 Youtube and Facebook followers for 2017.  At that point I had maybe 100 or so followers and most of them were friends of other SU demos from England.

One cold January morning in Ohio waiting for one build for another to arrive to fit something into our new home, I think it could have been a repair, anyway my mind wanders! I decide to do a Facebook live, I thought I could start chatting about the Hollow, our move to the US and my plans to make some more craft videos this year now that I had adopted the basement for me and the girls!  Well, you blew my 1,000 target out the water! My little live video that was more for friends and family went crazy and you wanted more! So every morning I started to plan out what to talk about or show you; you have been on the journey and evolution of the Hollow, from my excessive hoarding collection of stamps that I need to organize, our watercolor workshop in a week and then entering the world outside of Stampin’ Up!.  I have to say I launched the idea of not doing SU video with such trepidation but you all showed me so much support and stuck with me, I can’t thank you enough for that.  There are so many products out there and I love showing you them all, I love how we grow our skills together and you challenge me to stretch myself to show you new things.  I even love it when you still show such kindness when it all goes terribly wrong and I need to rescue a project, but hey that’s crafting!

Back to the point! My goal for a thousand followers was blown out the water, so I thought maybe I could get to 3,000.  Yet again you shared the Hollow and showed so much crafty love, we though maybe 5,000; but that was quite optimistic and I thought I would be crushed if I didn’t make it.  I was having so much fun, and the 5,000 came and went; we have just reached over 7,000 subscribers and over 250,000 views; over a quarter of a million times you have all tuned in to watch a Hollow tutorial and for that I say thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I always want to show you the highs (and lows) of the car making process, I will only ever share what I truly love and if I recommend it, I have used it and loved it.  We are now hoping for 10,000 subscribers on YouTube this year and Would love to reach 5,000 on Facebook.  I hope you ill continue to share our videos in your crafty groups and that you will continue to tune in for our adventures and of course Mr HH’s awesome photography!

I had promised a $25 gift card giveaway for our 7,000 milestone.  However, we also have reached our 250,000 views at the same time so I have decided to add to the giveaway with $55 of gift cards up for grabs.  However, I don’t want to just have one grand prize winner so we will have three winners, I want to thank as many of you as I can.  The first prize will be a $25 Scrapbook.com gift card and two runners up will receive $15 gift cards, plus 5 more of you will receive a handmade card and a little happy mail.  You can use the widget below to enter, please share this giveaway everywhere you can, we want to grow with you all and I have something quite spectacular planned if we reach that 10,000 YouTube target before the end of the year; trust me it’s worth checking in for!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

No purchase necessary to enter, giveaway closes 09/01/2017 12:00am EST, you have 48 hours to claim your prize before another winner is chosen, winners will be announced in our Facebook live and on this widget above.

Thank you again for all your support and stopping by today.  We really do love each and every one of you; it’s so lovely to see consistent faces popping up in our comments, we feel like you are part of the Hollow family and we have such a nice community, yes I am feeling a little uncharitably sentimental writing this post; but I equally love seeing a new name pop up saying you just found us and watch a video, it always puts a smile on my face and Mr HH gets yet another text with your happy comment.  Of course I should mention if you don’t already subscriber click each of the social media outlets coming up to hop on over and join us! You can connect on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter

Thanks for stopping by, I have my fingers crossed for you all.

Happy stamping!