Friday, January 18, 2013

Grow my blog

Hi everyone
I sure hope I meet some more new friends
http://vicki-2bagsfull.blogspot.com This is my giveaway If you comment and hope you come back
I blog to meet new friend visit back and forth, and I like to do swaps. I have learn alot about sewing
Also I'm the Paper clay design team I have had fun trying to come up with new ideas for me any way

I have alway done crafts even as a kid.When we lived in Texas I took a painting class and fell in love with it and have been painting since. I had a small studio and had painting classes. I went to many classes and conventions. Did allot of things I would never have done if I had not been painting.

I have been retired for a few years and now I do what I want to do and that is allot of different crafts

I wood carve,fuzed glass, crazy quilts,paint with watercolors,acrylics, oil and pastels .paperclay,sew doll clothes. I think the only one do not do is scrapbook and quilting.
 I collect Himstedt dolls I have 15 different ones some twins.  Here are some pictures of them at the holiday time. I change there outfits all the time I think it is fun.
I do love antiques have a too many .I can not go to actions I just have to buy and my house is full!!.

I have a son and daughter , they each have two girls spend time with them they live aways from here.
Me and my husband do travel some was in Spain last spring and I spent a week in New York for the Macy day parade so much fun!! Will go again someday. Hope to go to Italy in the fall

This is my giveaway for the grow my blog

 This is my sandy hook heart

 Valentine box swap
http://askmichelesomethingspecial.blogspot.com
Zipper coin swap
 http://www.sewdelicious.com.au/2013/01/sweet-pouch-swap-sign-up.html
Here are my swaps the mug rug and cups are in the swap too
The fish is paper clay eye glass holder ,bird there is also a pin cushionI'm trying some new designs for paper clay team
This is the Initial heart swap
This the  pink scarf for Breast Cancer


I will have a give away .So follow and make a comment.

52 comments:

  1. I love your dolls all dressed up for the Christmas procession! I am a follower and love to see what you have to say.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Stopping by from the Blog Hop Party, have fun meeting new bloggers and enjoy the journey!
    Hugs Marilou

    ReplyDelete
  3. blogs are a great way to meet people and learn different things...
    love the dolls dressed up..... so clever...
    Hugz

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hey there, stopping by from the Hop! Check out my site www.highheeledmama.com and follow if you like!

    Happy Saturday!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. As soon as I saw your cross stitched pieces at the top I knew I would like your blog, I have that pattern for the Eiffel Tower in my to do pile. Lovely yo meet you and visit your blog.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

    ReplyDelete
  6. really enjoying this blog party. please enter me. i just love valentine's day. makes me feel like a kid again. wish you well. please stop by my blog when you can. take care. ( :

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for stopping a my place..I've enjoyed my visit here..these blog parties are fun

    ReplyDelete
  8. You really are an artist. So much nice things! Have a nice week!

    ReplyDelete
  9. You have a very lovely blog. I would like to but I do not know how to follow you. The 'Follow' button is missing...

    ReplyDelete
  10. Laura,
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, Betsys's Heartstrings. It was so kind of you. I LOVE so many things that you love! The dolls are so beautiful, I have a few porcelain dolls, and have been going to get a doll similar to yours when I was in Germany, twice...but I have yet to come home with one. I LOVE your crazy quilt! That is one other things I am looking forward to learning to do. I have a dear friend who is going to help me this winter to get started. I have been purchasing and planning for a memory box with crazy quilting as the base for over 20 years....yeah, silly, I know. IT is time to begin! I'll be your newest follower!
    Hearts to you,
    Betsy

    ReplyDelete
  11. Lovely blog and wonderful meeting you. I used to do many swaps a few years ago but then got too busy with other things and stopped. Reading your blog makes me want to start again! Thank you for visiting my blog.
    ManonX

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog. My mom had tons of dolls as well. She collected Madame Alexander dolls and I still have a few of them. I look forward to stopping back by.

    Lori

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow, what great items you have here. You do all kinds of fun things. Wish I had more time to devote to my creative side. Glad I found you at the Blog Party. Hope you are enjoying it as much as I am!
    Aloha

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow, what great items you have here. You do all kinds of fun things. Wish I had more time to devote to my creative side. Glad I found you at the Blog Party. Hope you are enjoying it as much as I am!
    Aloha

    ReplyDelete
  15. Saw your Pink Saturday post - do you link up with Beverly at How Sweet the Sound? Lots of participants there.

    Popped in from the Grow Your Blog hop.

    Give me a visit some time ~
    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. You are so creative! Love your dolls! So nice to meet you:-)

    Hugs, Terri

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog, and I'm sure glad I 'hopped' over to yours! I think we're kindred spirits. Will most certainly be back, again and again.
    Sweet Blessings, Chris
    http://redwoodmountainmusings.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi Laura,

    Thank you for your comment on my blog. Liked visiting your blog and will come back. Like the painting on the tray very much !!

    Blessings Wilma.

    ReplyDelete
  19. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I am glad I found your blog. Looking forward to reading your posts. Looks like your blog is lots of fun.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wow, you are not only very creative but very prolific as well! You know so many techniques, I can imagine it makes you very happy. I'd never heard of crazy quilts before so I learnt something, which is excellent. Maybe I will make a crazy quilt one day, see if I'm crazy enough.
    (deleted my earlier comment because I wrote I was going to follow you but I can't! I'm probably being silly but I cannot find the button anywhere on your blog - if you could let me know how to do it I'd love if you could let me know!)
    Pia

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi Laura: Thanks for visiting my blogs. I admire you work! The swap gifts are really neat, especially the Initial Heart! Will put your blog on my interested list! Marlynne Snare

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi Laura, thanks for stopping by :) You sure are multi talented, thanks for the chance to win some of your goodies!
    - Jeanette
    http://scrappinhappyxo.blogspot.com.au

    ReplyDelete
  24. Thanks for visiting- wow you have so many talents! Couldn't find your join button but will visit again!
    Cheers
    Christina
    Pennywise

    ReplyDelete
  25. Love the crazy quilt pieces. I CQed for years but had to stop cause my arthritisy hands just couldn't handle it. Enjoyed my visit!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Thanks for visiting my blog Laura. You have made a lot of beautiful crafts. I love your doll collection.

    ReplyDelete
  27. you need to come visit me so we can craft together.. we do so many of the same things and can get in trouble trying the new things.. :D

    I soon will be working on your PIF.. I haven't forgotten.. :D

    Sending hugs.. love your give away...

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thanks for visiting me - isn't this a great way to meet new people and learn about new crafts and crafters.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Thanks for visiting - I just looked back through your blog at your paintings - they are beautiful and I wish you would proudly display some on a gallery on your blog as you have a great talent there - I especially love the snowman.
    Betty

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hello,

    Nice to meet you in this party.:)

    There is a giveaway on my blog,too.

    http://petite-armoire.blogspot.com/
    betikarauski@gmail.com

    All the best.:)
    Bernadett

    ReplyDelete
  31. I love your blog - so many creative ideas! I'm a new follower. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment!

    ReplyDelete
  32. So many lovely ideas. Looking forward to seeing more soon

    ReplyDelete
  33. I am a follower now :D
    Beautiful blog and I love your lovely giveaway...
    Thanks for the chance to win

    ReplyDelete
  34. Hi There! Thanks for visiting my blog through the hop! I'm participating in Michelle's Candy Box Swap too! Can't wait to see more!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Just stopped by to say hello! Hope you are enjoying the tour :)

    ReplyDelete
  36. I see you do hearts as well. I hope you are enjoying the party. I'm loving it.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Beautiful work! I am having fun on the GYB party, I hope you are too! Your heart is beautiful! Linda

    ReplyDelete
  38. HI!!! :)
    I am so happy to be here at your lovely blog.
    I really have enjoyed seeing all your wonderful creations.
    You and I are a lot alike, we have a passion for many mediums of art.
    I stopped by your blog on Saturday and quickly became a follower,
    but before I could leave a comment, I had to step away from the computer to take care of my sick granddaughter. She's better now, and I'm back :)
    I know i will enjoy visiting each of your new posts.

    Take care,
    ~Diane

    ReplyDelete
  39. Hi Laura,
    It is a wonderful way to connect and to be inspired..Hoping you are having a wonderful crafty week. Thanks for coming over and visiting me.
    Hugs,
    Dagmar

    ReplyDelete
  40. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog. It has been a pleasure to meet you!

    Happy Crafting
    Tracie

    ReplyDelete
  41. Hi Laura! Your blog is really fun! The heart for Sandy Ridge very touching. Thanks for visiting my blog too. Dianna

    ReplyDelete
  42. You have a lovely blog! I'm new follower and 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Thanks for stopping by my blog) It was great to visit yours and to get to know a bit more about you)
    Hugs from Turkey
    Nina

    ReplyDelete
  43. It is so nice to meet you. Your blog is lovely. I'm still making my way through visiting everyone from Vicki's Grow Your Blog party. I hope you will stop by to say hello.

    ReplyDelete
  44. Nice to meet you! I look forward to your posts! Visit me also!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Lovely things! You have such varied interests and talents. Nice to "meet" you via the blog party.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Beautiful collection of this and that:)

    ReplyDelete
  47. Your giveaway is gorgeous!! You have so many unique items. I have a giveaway going on as well.


    Tiffany
    www.pinkfaithtoday.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  48. visiting via Vicki's GYB Party; enjoying your blog. it's been so much fun and I appreciate Vicki's hard work.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Hello there and thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment and for following me too. I am now following you!
    You really are quite the artist and make beautiful things. The scarves are so pretty along with the crafty things. I really love the mannequin or frame form, whatever you call her, with paper mache?
    I collect dolls too!

    ReplyDelete
  50. visiting you from Vicki's GYB Party...I have enjoyed going through your blog and looking at all the inspiration...

    ReplyDelete
  51. You have a lovely blog and so much going on. I am glad to meet you while visiting via Vicki's Party. Please stop by if you haven't already and sign up for my giveaway. (I'm tardy because my motherboard died and went to the grave!) But, I have a replacement now! Hugs from Alaska. Karen

    www.alaskabluemoose.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  52. ...thanks for letting me tour your blog.. and oh my.. great blog candy THANKS.. mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

    ReplyDelete