1 Year, and 1 Giveaway!

August 28, 2012 | Miscellaneous

One year ago today, I nervously hit ‘publish’ on my first post for Fellow Fellow, not knowing where it might take me. It’s a bit surreal to look back now and see how much this little blog has grown in a relatively short period of time! Thanks to you, dear readers, we’ve now had over 625,000 visitors, and over a million pageviews. Can you believe it?! What started out as a side hobby to my shop has taken on a life of it’s own :)

I wanted to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone out there who’s been so supportive of Fellow Fellow in the last year. For always leaving lovely comments, sending such kind emails, featuring me or my work.. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it!

I can try and show you how much I appreciate it though.. how about a GIVEAWAY??

**Please note that this giveaway is now CLOSED**

**Please note that this giveaway is now CLOSED**

Some of you may remember this piece of art I created for one of my ‘Words‘ posts… and now I’d like to give one away to a lucky reader! Here’s the deal…

Prize: One A3 size ‘Want Less Appreciate More’ paper cutout/collage by Fellow Fellow (Shipping included, frame not included)

How to Enter: All you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what you love about Fellow Fellow blog, and what you’d like to see more of :)

Entries Close: 4th September, 2012 at 11:00pm Singapore time.

Who can Enter?: Anyone! The prize can be shipped internationally.

Rules: One entry per email address only. Please be sure to supply a valid email address when commenting, otherwise I have no way to contact you if you win! The winner will be chosen using random.org, and will be announced on the blog (and via email) on Wednesday 5th September.

Good luck!

**Please note that this giveaway is now CLOSED**


  1. Emily Dodson

    Hi Claire, Congrats on the first big year! This is what I love about Fellow Fellow-

    I Love my boys beautiful handmade name banners sitting above their beds.

    I love the handcrafted beautiful products you make and your obvious talent in creating them.

    Well done Claire and I would love to see beautiful baby products in your store. xoxo

  2. There are so many reasons I love this blog, but one huge reason is because I aspire to be as creative as you are. I’m a senior in college and the way you brand your blog and everything that you create is very inspiring and I hope to develop my own brand and have it as cohesive and beautiful as yours. I’d love to see more of the Freebies they are always amazing and helpful! Thank you for all that you do!

  3. I pretty much continue to follow your blog because of how gorgeous and inventive your lettering is. it’s AWESOME.
    and I love your diys–they’re not super run-of-the-mill. more of those would be great!

  4. Ana Paula B

    Claire congrats!! This is an amazing blog! I love it!! I will love to see more DIY lots and lots of them!

  5. Renee

    I really love seeing your personal illustration projects – very inspiring!

  6. ana

    Well, congrats then :).I can’t remember what made me start following your blog, it was some time ago, but I do love your photos, the color you are able to get in them. They are very inspiring :). Please keep up :)

  7. Emily Krieger

    Congratulations on your one year blogiversary! I love your DIY projects, and I think your entire blog has a lovely aesthetic.

  8. liiså

    love the hole atmosphere, lettering, pics, diys, joy,
    No less no more is needed:) congrats!

  9. Cathie

    Happy Blogiversary!!
    Fellow Fellow is an inspiring place to spend a bit of your day. Claires use of colours and typography is always spot on.
    Thank you for making the world a prettier place :D

  10. congratulations!!!!!!happy birthday Fellow Fellow!!!i start follow your blog because of the amazing diy projects!!!keep inspire us!!!i wish you the best!

  11. Only one year? I do not know when I started following you, but I like everything you post.

    Your DIY are incredible, I love all what you do with typography (one of my favourite things in this world) and your pictures are great.

    Thanks for the giveaway. It would be perfect in our new home.

  12. Congratulations!
    I am a huge fan of your sence of humour and the way you see the world. So happy to have found your blog during your first year!

  13. Lili

    Hi Claire!
    I follow you from France since few weeks and you are one of my favourite blog!
    Thank you for all the beautiful pictures and all the DIY projects (which give me a lot of works!). Long life to your blog!

  14. Marion

    Ever since I discovered FellowFellow, about 4 month ago, I’ve been visiting the blog on a daily basis. And if I leave for holidays, it’s so great to have various posts to read through when I come back !

  15. Mrs. D

    Congratulations! I started reading your blog about a month ago but I can’t stop reading the archives and always excited to see new entries. What I love about it is how you express your creativity and it inspires me to do most of the DIYs. Blog is clean and easy to read. I am also inspired to take a course on graphic design! BTW, I’m Divina from the Philippines!

  16. Nathalie R.

    Joyeux anniversaire à votre blog et félicitations !!!
    I’m a french reader and I just ADORE your blog. So fresh, so interisting, love your freebies…
    Congratulations and have a loooooooooong web life ! :)

  17. What do I like about Fellowfellow? Everything! Congratulations!

  18. Claudia

    Congratulations on you first year! Your blog has helped me to get up and start creating beauty around me!

  19. happy one!
    what i love most, and saw nowhere, is the Workspace Wednesday. Love the idea!
    and also the general feeling of the blog.
    I sign for one more year!

  20. Happy one !
    My favorite blog posts are the Workspace Wednesdays. Never seen this before and I just love it !
    Congratulations !

  21. Congrats on the first year! I stumbled across your blog a few months ago and adore it. I enjoy your work with type, your photography and DIY posts. It’s always exciting to see what other ex-pats are doing around the world!

  22. First off, congratulations! You’re doing a great job.
    I love your DIYs but all this photography is stunning as well.

  23. Congratulations! I hope you have many more years to come, so you can keep publishing these amazing things you do… I love your DIYs, but everything is so great I could never stop reading! hahahah!

  24. Alex

    Super Fellowfellow!! I love your blog! Since I found it I visit it everyday! This is my good morning!
    I love your DIYs! Really! Stunning pics! Congrats!
    And… Wednesday 5th September is my birthday!!
    Ale from Italy!

  25. Marília Paiva

    Congratulations on the first year, there’s a lot more to come!

    I’m from Brazil, and i’ve known Fellow Fellow for a couple of months now, but I can say that I already love it {♥♥♥}! I’m studyng graphic design in college and your creations are really inspiring for me and my work. I hope i’ll be able to work with colours and lettering as good as you can. I’d love to see more DIY projects as well as freebies and stuff that inspires you to create.

    Keep up with the good work! :D


  26. I love seeing your work and I’ve been using your iPhone wallpapers for a while now. great work, great style, great blog. Congrats on 1year :)

  27. Rachel Moger

    Woohoo! I’ve been reading your blog for about 6 months now… and I totally love it. I launched my first blog post last week, and am nervously awaiting what’s to come.

    I love your wallpapers and DIY projects- and of course peeks into what you’re up to! :)

    Looking forward to the next year.

  28. Lauren

    Big congrats on Year One! I love the music you post on Friday. I downloaded Ewert and The Two Dragons after I listened to their song you posted. I also love all the lettering projects you do – they always look so beautiful.

  29. Congrats! It’s amazing what you’ve been able to accomplish in just one year – your work is beautiful!

  30. Lauren

    I love the paper crafts and I would like more personal things…you are a neat lady!

  31. Hi!! Congratulations on the anniversary! I like the DIY posts, patterns and decoration issues. I´m a graphic designer too and I´m starting my own endeavor about handmade screen printing. That´s why I enjoy watching other´s patterns and prints. Congrats again! greetings from Argentina!

  32. Awesome job on the first year!!!! I’ve been following fellow fellow since the very first post, and this neck of the woods before that, and actually I’ve been following you Claire for the past 9 years, waiting patiently until our wedding a few months ago.
    What do I like about Fellow Fellow? The amazing woman behind the scenes who continues to remind me of what a creative person I am married to…
    What would I like to see more of? The great responses of all your fellow followers. The comments really prove that you have created a great site for people to come and be inspired, which in turn inspire us to keep it all going!
    Keep up the good work!!!
    Love you,
    Dave ( the arguably better half)
    Ps. For those of you who might be concerned that I’m just in it for the awesome giveaway, I will gladly forego the opportunity to ensure that one of the loyal followers gets rewarded!!

  33. Congratulations! And what a lovely giveaway! I adore your blog, especially your DIYs. I find myself pinning just about every one of them! (I’ve also tried quite a few successfully!) I would love to see more of…your home! Your style is impeccable, I can imagine it flows to every aspect of your world.

  34. Ana Lyu

    what I love about Fellow Fellow is that i just discovered the website yesterday so i spent all afternoon enjoying beautiful content, so here i am again discovering that almost 1 year ago someone created a place to inspire more people to do beautiful things, thank you!

  35. I love the simplicity of this site. Congratulations on one year! I would love to see more DIY and maybe a post about travel tips.


  36. So fun! congrats! While I love seeing your most recent work with lettering, I also adore seeing your photographs when you explore the city you live in. You have such a wonderful eye for composition.

    PS. I just read your husband’s comment above. SO sweet! :)

  37. caroline

    Hi! I love the colors, pictures, ideas… everything! Keep going on that way!!! Congrats

  38. Happy 1st birthday ! What a success ! But it’s no wonder given all the great things you come up with ! What do I like most ? The freshness of your photos ! What do I want see more ? More DIYs ! I’m always a sucker for these :) And thanks for this giveaway !

  39. I’m actually pretty new to your blog but I really love it as it is! :-) Keep up the good work, congrats!

  40. I love that every day I come to visit, I find something that inspires me.

  41. kaela

    happy birthday! i absolutely love the diys and crafts on your blog and would love to see more of them!

  42. Renee

    Congratulations on one year of wonderful posts! I love Fellow Fellow because I can always rely on your blog for a little creative pick-me-up, especially with gorgeous typography! Keep them coming, please!

  43. Angelica

    I love you DIYs! It’s fantastic, keep finding cool knew things to do!

  44. Hiromi

    Congrats!!! Just found your site….sooo full of creative energy…love it….=D

  45. Jocelyn

    Congratulations, Claire on your first year!! What an awesome milestone!
    I’ve been following Fellow Fellow for around 7 1/2 months now, and I am a sixteen year old girl from Southern California. For a while I’ve wanted to become a graphic designer. However, I wasn’t very familiar with the work of graphic designers. Because of your blog, I am so inspired to pursue that dream! I am in love with your aesthetic! You take beautiful photos and you are an amazing artist. I look to you for your innovative typography and gorgeous watercoloring. I never cease to be in awe of your creativity and talent! I don’t know really what else to say other than I admire you so much! Thanks for sharing your stunning creations with us for the past year! Here’s to many more!

  46. Congrats on your blog turning one! I’m so glad to have discovered your blog recently. I like your Words & DIY posts and it’s also fun to see photos from your life.

  47. Arati

    I found your blog about 3 months ago and I loooove the typography! As well as the diy projects.
    Thanks for some great inspiration!

  48. Esha

    Congratulations on your first year! There are definitely a few things I love about your blog. The first being your letter challenges. It’s just really great to see a creative person challenge themselves and to get to see inside their process. Second, I love all of your posts about Singapore! It’s great to see it from a (albeit new) local’s perspective.

  49. Molly

    Yay!! Congrats on 1 year! My favorite part about your blog is the ‘words’ and ‘drawn’ categories. You inspire me to draw/doodle more!!

  50. Leigh

    I love seeing a piece of your life. Your world seems so different from the world of any other blogger that I follow. I love reading about your adventures! Your work is absolutely beautiful. Your paper color choices inspire me in my own watercolors.

  51. Congrats on your blog birthday! I love all your DIY projects.

  52. jennifer giacomet inda

    Hi, congrats on the first big year! i love all on your blog, but the diys are the best!
    thanks for all!

  53. My favorite thing about your blog is your treatment of type in your work :D It’s always clean and lovely.

  54. Elisabeth Lyons

    I love love love the style of your blog. Modern, sweet, and friendly.

    Keep up the DIY posts..they are my fav!

  55. I like the DIY tutorials that you share on here! Happy Blog Birthday! =)

  56. Katie

    Just like you “nervously hit ‘publish’” on your first post, this is my first comment on a blog, ever! :)
    Congratulations (!!!) on your first year. I’ve been a ‘behind-the-scenes’ follower for quite awhile. Your blog is so professional and fun, it’s hard to believe it’s only a year old. I love your wonderful DIYs and all your generous freebies. I look forward to reading it every day. =D

  57. Congrats on one year of having this writing space!

    what’s there not to like about your page? ;) love the easy suggestions on how to beautify the areas around us. maybe with some ideas, Singapore can become something easier on the eyes too.

  58. Shelley

    Oh Claire! My favourite part of this blog is Davids comment above!! And seeing this beautiful world from your lens – I’m glad you share that with everyone :)

  59. Congrats on the one year! :)

    I definitely love that this is an inspiring and creative place for everyone! You’ve come up with some amazing ideas to share with everyone and it’s so obvious that we’re all loving it. Keep up the amazing work!

    P.S. Dave’s comment = my favourite :)

  60. Irene

    Congratulations! I love almost everything you post, but my favourite posts are your DIY projects and I would love to see more of them. Oh, I also love your Words posts :)

  61. I love how you make me want to be creative all the time AND I wish I could see more DIY because I want to make ALL THE THINGS.

  62. Tammy T

    Congrats on your blog anniversary! As someone getting ready to start a blog I have to say I really love the mix of inspiration and personal that you have on yours! I love what you make, love the travel, and love the photos. It’s all really beautiful!

    Tammy T

  63. I just started following fellow fellow in the spring and it’s one of my favorite daily reads! I love seeing a peek at your workspace and the DIYs…so inspiring!

  64. Congratulations! There are so many reasons I love reading your blog; I know whenever I visit that I will come away inspired and it has a very calm and genuine feel to it. Your DIY’s are fab as are the selection of product and photo’s you share. Please don’t change anything, it is perfect the way it is.

    Lotts x

  65. yay congratulations! What do I love most about your blog…I think it is the perfect mix of everything I love! You are so creative and crafty and I always look forward to what you have come up with next :) it inspires me to be crafty more often

  66. Rachel

    Hey congrats on 1 year of Fellow Fellow :) I absolutely love your photography posts + ‘My Singapore’ posts, because I’m from Singapore and the ‘My Singapore’ posts were such an eye-opener for me too. Also love how creative you are with your DIYs, a lot of them are really unconventional :) Looking forward to see more ‘My Singapore’ posts if you do have the time to walk about and enjoy new neighbourhoods!

  67. I love your blog Claire because it is a great reflection of you what I know about you – stylish, calm, colorful, interesting and genuine. Your photography inspires me to take better photos. Love the comment from your hubbie, very sweet.

  68. I absolutely adore your blog. Your blog is so neat and creative but simple. I would love to see more DIY’s on here because i love yours.

  69. Katie H

    I stumbled across your site a few months ago and I am so glad I did. It’s a simply gorgeous blog! Your creations and song choices never cease to inspire me. Can’t wait for the next update.


  70. Jason

    I just love the simple artwork

  71. I’d love to see more of your take on Singapore! It’s so lovely to have you here. We should have out more!

  72. I like the DIY projects very much -all of them-, but specially the paper crafts. I just would like to keep seeing lots of DIY.
    And if you want to have posts in spanish, just let me know! I´m from Argentina.
    Good luck and congratulations!

  73. saskeltxu

    I love your style and wait every day for your DIY ideas!
    Thanks for sharing them!

  74. Stephanie H

    Well done Claire! What I love about your blog is that it has amazing do-able DIYs and it has a great style. I love that it makes me want to check in everyday! And last but not least that you inspired me to start my own blog (which will be going live in October….eeek) and that you sent the most honest and fantastic email reply to my query about how it felt to start a blog. Thanks again and I hope the next year is just as incerdible!!

  75. AndyD

    Fanatically follow Fellow Fellow! Happy Blogiversary (awesome word whoever said it first!). Good work on a geat site! Looking forward to more FellowFellow in the future!

  76. So good to see so many beautiful comments on this post… you deserve every single one of them!
    You know what? Fellow Fellow has become part of my morning ritual: just after I wake up, while I’m still cozily under the blankets, I check your daily post on my iPhone… and it’s the best way to start the day!

    You are the best, Claire. Thank you for being so awesome!

  77. I LOVE the WORDS feature and the DIYs and recently 3 for Free so, yeah, I love just about everything here. I would love to see more sketchy “Words” features.

  78. Congrats on one year! Once I hit one year I was more confident, just knowing that I’d made it through a year. It’s all uphill from here :)