Friday, August 9, 2013

Vintage Posts

It's been a little over seven months since I first created the Disenchanted & Co. blog. At times it seemed like it would take forever to get to the first release date, but now it's only a few days away. For me the entire journey has taken even longer; it's been almost four years since I had this wild idea for a story and decided to run with it.

I hope you've had as much fun here as I have since January. As I expect an influx of new visitors next week I thought it would be an excellent time to do a best-of post; not only so they can find the all the good stuff on the blog but so I can find out what you've liked best about Disenchanted & Co.

To start, I've picked seven of my favorite posts since I began the blog:

January: In the Beginning ~ how it all started with NaNoWriMo back in 2009

February: From the Toriana Sketchbook ~ a peek at my original sketch of the BrewsMaid.

March: Looking for Toriana ~ how one trip to a county quilt show helped inspire my writing

April: Listening for Kit ~ characterization through music

May: Market Bag ~ my favorite how-to sewing project on the blog

June: Let Them Eat Icing ~ the recipe for my strawberry and cream tea cake

July: Steampunking Barbara Samuel ~ an interview with our first guest author

Visitor Favorites:

Darlene Ryan: Mind Your Manners

bluebamboo: Sachet on Over Here

Terlee: Gadgetry and Print from the Past

Theo: Wednesdays, which are now devoted to World-building

Now it's your turn: do you have any favorite posts on the blog? Share them in comments, and I'll add them to the list.


  1. Mind Your Manners, from March. I love the Victorian directive about the "evils" of reading novels!

  2. Sachet On Over Here from March. I especially loved the history and background on sachets. Plus it had never occurred to me to make my own, and after that post I was gung-ho. New annual tradition for me!

  3. There were many interesting posts, some you've already listed, though not two of my favs: Gadgetry 4/19, and Print from the Past, 6/26

    Can't wait to open my Kindle on Monday!! I've already planned the day around my reading time...woo hoo!!

  4. Writing Wednesdays. Definitely Writing Wednesdays though I love the craft things too. And I'm patiently waiting for Monday...yeah, patiently...uh vewy vewy patient...

  5. Thanks to you all for helping pick some interesting posts. Tomorrow, we launch!