Monday, 4 April 2011

Welcome to the Team Julie!

When I started TFA about 3 ½ years ago, it was a solo effort. It was just me, at home with my yarn and my dyes. Chris was supportive, and he helped whenever he could, but for a long time it was just me. It was fun to be doing something that I loved so much, but isn’t doing something that you love always so much better when you’re doing it with people that you love?

Flash forward a couple of years and TFA has officially turned into a team effort. Chris and I work full time and it feels like mom is here helping out more often then she’s not. Stella has always provided emotional support, but other than her cuteness, she doesn’t really bring that much to the table.

I am so excited to officially add another member to the TFA family. Introducing, TFA’s Director of Awesomeness, Head of Social Networking, Media, News, Designer Extraordinaire, Super Friend, Super Gal: Julie Crawford!


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You all know Julie from the wonderful Knitted Bliss blog. I’ve loved Julie’s blog and knitterly style for years. She’s upbeat, entertaining, insightful, and of course, very cute! I’ve always felt like Julie was a friend, and now that she’s come on board and joined the TFA team, she’s also a partner.

Julie has graciously agreed to help us out in several areas that I’ve been wanting to participate in more actively but just haven’t been able to do on my own; Facebook, Twitter, Ravelry… with Julie taking the wheel, hopefully it’ll be easier to keep everyone updated on what’s new and exciting at TFA! Julie’s got lot’s of great ideas, she’ll be helping out with the blog from time to time. Tomorrow you’ll see TFA Tuesdays making a comeback. It’s only appropriate that she take them over since her awesome Modification Monday posts were the inspiration for TFA Tuesday in the fist place. Together we’ll come up with all sorts of other fun projects to work on together, so things will no doubt get exciting!

For me, one of the best things about having Julie on the team is the fact that like me, she just loves to knit and loves to share her knitting. She gets excited about yarn, colour and design, and she is the perfect person to bounce ideas off of. TFA has grown slowly and organically. Having Julie join the team feels very natural, like it was meant to be. I knew that I had met a kindred spirit way back in ’09 when I sent her an e-mail about how pretty her wedding dress was, and how I was looking at the same one for my own wedding, to which she casually suggested that I just wear hers! Like it was the most natural thing in the world.

Julie will share her two cents on joining the team on Wednesday. TFA is growing, it’s still the same old colour loving little company that it’s always been, we’re just getting more organized. With one more enthusiastic team member things can only get better from here!

17 comments:

  1. YAAAAAY!!!!!! Best job title ever!!

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  2. Two of my favourite bloggers, together? Sweet.

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  3. Congratulations on the expansion Tanis and on the stellar job title Julie - this is great news! With a girl from Sudbury on the team (my hometown too), sky's the limit! ;-)

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  4. I agree on the job title. :)

    I can't believe she offered to let you wear her wedding dress ...

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  5. Very exciting news! :) p.s. the social networking is working - I learned about this on Twitter!

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  6. A great addition! I love her blog.

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  7. Awesome! Congrats to Julie, it's so awesome to see one of my favourite bloggers team up with one of my favourite dyers like this.

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  8. Cannot wait to see you on Facebook!!!

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  9. I'm with Voie de Vie; I can't believe she offered to let you wear her dress. That's a great story!!

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  10. Yaaay!! This is too perfect! What's really funny to me is that I found TFA through Knitted Bliss, after Julie posted about her Log Cabin mittens, and I FELL IN LOVE with the Sand colorway... and I found Knitted Bliss almost when I first REALLY got into knitting about 2 years ago. I feel like you've both been there with me since day one!
    This is super exciting, and I'm very happy for you both : )

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  11. you must be the prettiest knitting team out there! I really like her blog and I'm curious to see how she expands your business. Congrats!

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  12. Bobbie in AK5 April 2011 15:48

    Awesome! I have quietly read Knitted Bliss for a while. Welcome Julie! I was wondering when TFA Tuesdays was coming back. Can't wait!

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  13. I'm looking forward to Tuesday's now. :)

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  14. This is really exciting! I've been following Julie's blog for a while and I am sure there are great thing to come!

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  15. Yay! More good stuff from Julie! I've been following her blog for a bit now and love it!!! So I'm happy to subscribe to another blog featuring her and others like her! Happy day!

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  16. Congratulations Julie! Love her blog and I'm sure she will be a real blessing to you and TFA.

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  17. I love your one off colours & the blue mulberry silk on your blog is my fave. I actually love your stormy colourway best, especially in the cashmere sock.
    Claudia

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