A perfect 10...

Two days ago I was writing a new blog post when I started wondering how long I had been blogging f...

Two days ago I was writing a new blog post when I started wondering how long I had been blogging for.  My first blog was a Dutch weblog which was part of my website.  When my website and blog grew, and more of my readers were non-Dutch, I changed my blog to a dual language one, and finally, just my English blog here on blogger.

I had to search for my first weblog, I could't even remember what is was called! But as it is still online, it didn't take me long to find it.  From there of course it was easy to find my very first blog post.  The date?  February 13, 2006.

Which means... today is my 10 year blogging anniversary!
It was fun to read some of my old blogs again, they are such a great documentation of my miniature explorations.  Thank you for your support and all of your wonderful comments all this time!
I made a very small photo selection from some of my posts of the last ten years:

28 December 2006:   Building the back wall of the bedroom.  Toile de Jouy wallpaper.



6 February 2007:  Publication in Dutch magazine Dolls House Nederland about my IGMA scholarship.

15 October 2008:  Kitchen sink with apples and hortensia.

6 January 2009:  My first handmade Louis XV style chair.

5 April 2010:  Spring colors in the kitchen.

21 September 2011:  A Tudor chest carved in a class with David Hurley.

24 July 2012:  Building a 17th century kitchen roombox.

10 March 2013:  A side addition to my canal house 'Singel 224'.

27 March 2013:  A sofa tutorial.

23 December 2014:  A cozy Christmas.

17 April 2015:  Mirror and fireplace mantel for a dining room.  

17 January 2016:  Green walls for the dining room.  


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55 comments

  1. Congrats on your ten years of blogging

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  2. Hi Josje! That is a Wonderful Anniversary to celebrate! I want to say how thankful I am for your recent comment on my blog.... it saved me a World of trouble and despair! Yes, the second bulb was also a dead one! The Lights work!!! Thank you again for taking the time to share your wisdom and experience!!!
    As for the Beautiful pictures you have shown here from your long blogging history.... it always fascinates me how much we progress in ability and style and taste even in a short period of time! The early pictures are utterly charming! And yet one can see a definite progression in skill and details from then to now! Your recent work is so refined and elegant! It is always a pleasure and an inspiration to see your creations!!! Please keep posting! And Congratulations for all those years being a creative mini blogger!!!

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    1. Thank you Betsy, I am so happy the lights work! That saved you a lot of hassle and work.
      Yes it was fun for me too to see the progress I have made by looking at my old photos. I have to say I did not read all of my old posts, as I didn't have enough time, but it is fun to read about things I had almost forgotten about already.

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  3. WOW! Happy tenth Blog anniversary. I think I started following you in 2009. I have enjoyed every post! I look forward to many more to come.

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    1. Thank you Catherine! I hope there will be many more posts in future, even though I have slowed down a bit compared to my first years of blogging ;-)

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  4. How fun! Happy Blogiversary :) I loved the retrospect---

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    1. Thank you Linda! I must say I rather hurriedly picked I few photos from some of the posts I looked at. I wanted to be in time for the day itself ;-)

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  5. Gefeliciteerd Josje, 10 jaar al,hoe de tijd vergaat
    heel hartelijk dank voor alles wat u mijn geleerd heeft,zoals de Workshop van het bed,het pronkt noch steeds in mijn huis.
    Hobbygroetjes,
    Miriam🐭

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    1. Dank je wel Miriam, ja de tijd vliegt! Het was een leuke workshop, fijn dat je nog steeds plezier hebt van je bed. Groet!

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  6. Gefeliciteerd Josje met je 10 jarig bestaan van je blog. Ik hoop nog lang te mogen genieten van je prachtige creaties.

    Vriendelijke groet,

    Xandra

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    1. Dank je wel Xandra. Jij blogt ook al een hele tijd, toch?

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  7. Happy Blog Anniversary. I discovered your blog during your Canal House journey and have enjoyed your work ever since. I will always associate you with the Louis chairs - they're beautiful pieces of work. Please keep all your wonderful posts coming!

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  8. Hi Josje, Congratz on the 10 year bloggeversary! And thnx for all the great inspiration! Hugs AM

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  9. Congratulations, Josje! Happy 10th Anniversary!

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  10. Happy Blog Anniversary!!! It is always a pleasure to see your posts.
    Geneviève

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  11. van harte gefeliciteerd Josje, dat is een hele tijd! Ik geniet al heel wat jaren van je website en blogs en hoop nog heul lang! Leuk om van elk jaar een foto te kiezen, mooi overzicht is het geworden (en mooie foto van je bij die publicatie!). Op naar de komende 10 jaar dan maar he? :D

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    1. Heel toevallig dat ik bedacht eens te kijken op mijn oude blog. Maar wat zeggen ze ook altijd weer...toeval bestaat niet ;-) Dank je wel!

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  12. Congratulations on your 10 year journey. The photos you chose to show us are amazing.
    All the best
    Vivian

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  13. Congrats!! Your beautiful work was one of the first I discovered in this hobby and has inspired me in so many ways! :D

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  14. Gefeliciteerd met 10 jaar! bloggen, Josje, en nog vele jaren erbij ;O)!
    Leuk idee om dit te vieren met foto's van allerlei miniatuur werk, is een mooi overzicht zo :)!
    Fijn (Valentijn) weekend gewenst.
    Groetjes, Ilona

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    1. Dank je wel Ilona. Ik ga mijn best doen voor nog een paar jaar bloggen!

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  15. Feliz aniversario ! tu blog es una maravilla!

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  16. Happy blogiversary! Your work is amazing and inspiring.

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  17. 10 years!! Well done.
    It was so great looking through your "old" pictures and remembering them - that sofa caused quite a stir when you posted that ;-)
    Here's to 10 more years...
    Best wishes
    Si

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    1. Thank you Simon! I never would have thought ten years ago I would still be blogging today. We'll see if I make it to 2026 ;-)

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  18. Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary of your blog. Your photos are wonderful and so inspiring. You are a true master of miniatures!.
    Cheers, Linda

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  19. Hello Josje,
    Congratulations! I am so happy to follow your artwork. You are insanely talented and it is a pleasure to see your miniatures. I wish you many more decades of blogging.
    10 big hugs
    Giac

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    1. Thank you Giac! You're so kind, too much praise, but thank you!

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  20. Congratulations on ten years of blogging Josje, it is so great to have met you personally in 2012 and to do a class with you in Tune in 2014. I have enjoyed the times I have spent with you and hopefully there will be more of those in future years. And to have had the priviledge to see your beautiful work for real. May you have many more years of enjoying the hobby and sharing your beautiful work with us :-)

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    1. Thank you Elga! Haven't we seen each other each year since that first time, was that 2012? I am sure we will see each other more in the future, you are welcome here (well, not always, hahahaha!!!!!).

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    2. Yes we did, I just mentioned the highlights :-) and LOL for the last bit.

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  21. Zalig om die knutsel juweeltjes bij elkaar te zien. Ik heb heel wat kunnen leren van jou, hiervoor mijn grote dank.
    Ik wens jou nog heel veel succes
    groetjes Ingrid

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    1. Leuk om te horen Ingrid, dank je wel!

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  22. Al weer 10 jaar bloggen leuk hoor en wat je ook maakt ik geniet er van,ook de workshop van het stoeltje vond ik geweldig denk er vaak aan terug.hartelijke groeten adrie bosman

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    1. Dank je wel Adrie! Ik vond het ook echt enorm leuke dagen destijds. Groeten terug!

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  23. Lovely pictures, they are always an inspiration, happy anniversary I hope I will be around to see you in another ten years time!

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  24. Happy Blogaversary!! What fun it must have been to go on this journey through your timeline and to see all these wonderful treasures sitting happily amongst all your own gorgeous work.

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    1. Thank you Janice. Yes it was fun. Far too much to show here!

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  25. This was such a delicious little taste of some of your past work, Josje. I for one, am always inspired by what you are able to achieve and I consider you a Master at your craft. Congratulations on your blog anniversary, and I hope that the years ahead will bring you just as much Joy, as these past 10 years have.

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    1. Thank you very much Elizabeth. I'm not blogging as much now as I used to do, but my enjoyment of miniatures has not changed.

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  26. Very good work.Ä° saw your blog today. Very nice. Ä° am waiting my blog. Minyaturvehobi.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for your compliment! Sorry it has taken me so long to publish it ;-)

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