Friday, 24 January 2014

Grow Your Blog

Good morning and, if you're here for the Grow Your Blog hop, welcome!

2 Bags Full

My name is Wendy, I'm married with 4 bunnies, I live in England and work full time in an office, in my spare time I like to make things.  I started blogging back in 2010 when I started making things, as a bit of a record, but then I made friends, found blogs I love to read and now I'm pretty much hooked.  I'm on a one woman mission to try every craft there is going, I've made a great big list of all the crafts that I'm ticking off, slowly!

If you're interested in seeing what kind of things I make, I've put together some pictures and links to posts for you.  I'm keeping this short and sweet as I know you've got many other blogs to visit.  If you don't know what I'm talking about, here's a quick explanation of the event:

The "GROW YOUR BLOG" event is designed to bring more readers and FOLLOWERS to your blogs. The premise is simple-- just visit as many blogs as you wish and sign up to follow those that interest you. In turn, all the other folks will be doing the same thing.  You can see the other participants at 2 Bags Full.

I love to do many different crafts, here are some of them...

I love sewing...


I love to quilt...


I love to crochet...


I love to make jewellery... 


I love wire work...


I love making chain maille...


I love beadweaving...


I love macrame...


I love polymer clay...


I love bead embroidery...


I love cross stitch...


I love embroidery...


I love needlepoint...


I love Chicken Scratch...


I love Hardanger...


I love blackwork...


I love punch needle...


I love to work with glass...



I love making mosaics...


I love to felt...



I love to make candles...



I love making cards...


I love latch hooking...


I also love bunnies, chocolate, bunnies, coffee, bunnies, The East Midlands Guild of Modern Quiltiness, bunnies, reading, bunnies and staying at home with the hub.

I do NOT love Knitting, I do NOT love English Paper Piecing and I certainly do not love housework.  

Nice to meet you ladies, thanks for dropping by!

69 comments:

Janet Bocciardi said...

I'm a lot like you - love doing all kinds of crafts. I do love knitting though. :-) To get it all in I focus on jewelry in the summer and fiber in the winter. How do you fit it all in?

JoJo said...

And I love all your crafties!!!!

Sandra :) said...

Hey Wendy - do you ... love bunnies? !!!!!!!!!!!!! :) You should nickname them The Fab Four ... LOL!

Oops-Lah said...

Is there anything you can't or won't do (except those you've mentioned you don't like). I'm always in awe at all the different things you make and the variety of crafts you try your hands on. Well done! Keep up the good work. xx

Createology said...

Hi Wendy. You have a very interesting array of crafts you like to do. Thank you for sharing and be prepared for your blog to grow...
Creative Blessings.

margaret said...

you certainly LOVE things Wendy, I had not realised how many different crafts you excel at, good to see and read all about them

Maria said...

You are so talented but then I already knew that as I've been your follower for some time.

Jane Galley said...

Lovely to have a glimpse of all your projects, love the embroidery snippet. I've enjoyed following a part of your journey and look forward to what comes next

Celtic Thistle said...

That is an impressive list of loves!

Elizabeth Braun said...

Great post, Wendy!

Wow! You are into so many different things! I'm especially impressed by the glass piece. That's something it would never occur to me that one could do, so I really love it!

Now I have to work on catching up with your travel list. The good thing is, I see someone's 'been to' list (as sent by e-mail off-blog) as something to aspire to, not as something to murder the owner of.=)

Happy crafting, travelling and meeting new on-line chums!=)

Kerryp77 said...

And there was me thinking there wasn't a craft you didn't like!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

I know you have a keen interest in a lot of different crafts, Wendy, but seeing them all together... WOW!!! You are well on your way to fulfilling that one woman mission.

Melody said...

Hi Elizabeth, I'm one of Vicki's helpers in the GYB party. Welcome to this fabulous event and I hope heaps of people pop by to say hello. I must say I love your blog and I have visited before. Big kisses to the bunnies.Hugs from Melody in Melbourne

Arty Tea said...

My goodness Wendy, you dabble in just about everything! Great stuff...ALL OF IT! Enjoy the Party and thanks for stopping by for a visit to the Arty Tea Party.

Marianne said...

A kindred spirit ! Someone who is not afraid to try everything at least once. Who was it who said "to truely love life you must love many things" ? and of course bunnies too !
I am a new follower ! Nice to meet you !

Dawn Williams said...

Hello Wendy-
thanks for visiting my blog and now i'm here on your site and you fascinate me!! That song Brave describes you and dare I say I want to be like you so I will def be subscribing and following.
So much I want to try but have been afraidI wouldn't be good enough. But you have inspired me to get out there and just give it a try!!! thanks.

Elaine said...

Okay you win!! For all the things I also enjoy doing, have done, haven't tried, are afraid to try and hope to try soon... Thanks. You are the craftiest lady ever! Very nice work and nice to meet you from the Grow your blog event!

Acorn to Oak said...

Sounds like you're a lot like me...rarely meeting a craft you don't like. lol Although, I do love knitting. I didn't for most of my life but gave it another try about 10 years ago and have been hooked ever since. Enjoy the party! :-)

Donna Heber said...

Hi Wendy,

I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is nice to meet you and your bunny friends. You are a woman of many talents! I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

lindaakacraftygardener said...

Hi, I'm Linda from craftygardener.ca and I found your site from the Grow Your Blog event. You certainly love a variety of crafts. It has been nice browsing through your blog.

dosierosie said...

Hi Wendy.
Love reading your blog and keeping up with your different projects.
Gillx

EvalinaMaria said...

Hello from another 'grow your blog' participant. I hope you're enjoying this party as much as I do.
Evalina, This and that...

Yarni Gras! said...

We seem to have much in common...but do you love wine? Hope so!

asri wahyuningsih said...

Hi Wendy...Many talents you have here...
I am following you now.

Asri

Patricia Dolton said...

I do not like knitting or cross-stitch. LOL You have definitely tried a lot of different crafts. Thanks for visiting my blog & I made some adjustments to my comments settings like you suggested.

cristi wuenschel said...

I do all kinds of things as well!

new follower - found my way here from the gyb party.

hope you'll stop by and visit me too!

Beth said...

Wow. You are a very talented lady. I can't wait to see more of your work.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Wow, that really is a lot of crafts! This was a great post, I loved reading it. :D

Miss Lilly said...

Oh wow! So much crafting *___* I look forward to seeing more of your work :)

rosiepink said...

Wow - you're certainly multi-talented. I really like your glass panel. It's beautiful.

RedSetter said...

Hi Wendy, popping over from the comment you left on my blog and still laughing-we do appear to be blog twins trying to devour all things crafty! I cant believe you've been so organised in writing a crafting list and I will definitely need it use this as my 'go to' when I need inspiration. So looking forward to following you and your crafty exploits.
Love and best
RedSetter
Ps the little dove got foiled and is now on my dining room wall.http://gonebeading.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/decorative-glasswork-course.html

DebraKay Neiman said...

I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Louise said...

Wow! you must have a wonderful stash of craft supplies. I had to chuckle at you not loving knitting, and housework. Me, too! I prefer crochet to knitting. And I'd rather do most anything than housework. I do prefer a clean house, but my craft clutter tends to take over unless I keep after it! Love your blog!

Little Treasures said...

Wow - we share so many things in common and as well "hate" the same things. I do not love housework although I succumb to it every day and dutifully do my errands.

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

I am right there with you on the housework! I think that your glasswork looks amazing. That seems like it would be a lot of fun.

Susan said...

Thanks for stopping by. Your blog is fresh and fun. I'll come back and read the list of online shops-U.K. shopping offers so much more in the way of design.

Ella and Nesta said...

Hello!
I'm already a big fan of your blog and have been following for a while now via e-mail. Your are so incredibly creative!

creations.1 said...

Hi Wendy - I have enjoyed checking out your blog - I am now a follower - this blog party is a great idea but it is keeping me busy hopping - I look forward to coming back and reading more!

Joy McD said...

Lol, you do love a lot of things, don't you?! Ah... how could we ever get bored?! xxx

Micupoftea said...

Hello- visiting from gyb. Wow- you ARE a 'Jill of all trades'! Lovely embroidery, crocheting and macrame. I especially love the crocheted hat and the Union Jack project! Have a great week,
S

~ Toni ~ said...

I'm still chuckling about your NOT list. Looks like you have been able to accomplish trying several crafts best of luck on your journey.

Dasha said...

Ha ha ha! I am glad you added the things you didn't love. I was beginning to think you would end by saying you loved housework too. ;-)

Renee said...

Wendy, Thank you for visiting my blog. I am going to guess you really, really like bunnies! :) I love embroidery, cross-stitch and love finishing a sewing project (even if the sewing itself is a bit stressful to me.) Someday, I hope to make my first mosaic and to make my own candles. Until then, I look forward to living vicariously through your craftiness.

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Wendy - - All I can say is WOW! You sure do love to craft -- lovely projects and a fantastic post. Thanks for stopping by the blog and saying hello - I'm revisiting from GYB. Hugs,
Karen

Crochet Bliss said...

Woah! You do a lot of different crafts...that's amazing! I do go to keep up with my main interest of crochet. xD

judith said...

I Love that you love doing all those things and have. A very crafty lady. Enjoy the tour thru GYB.

Carrie P. said...

You "love" a lot of crafty things. I am sure you stay busy.

Pinnylea Creations said...

Hi Wendy; what an amazing crafter you are. I haven't heard of Chicken Scratch before so I'm going to chat with my friend "Google" to find out more about it. I'll definitely be back ♥♥

LesleyAnn said...

Thank you for visiting Plum Hollow and your kind words.

Your craftiness is fantastic! I love it all! The beadweaving is beautiful as is your needlework. Perfect!

I'm a follower now. :-)

canuckquilter said...

You are one multi-talented lady. I wonder if your days have more hours in them than mine? I can't fit quite so many projects in...

Bluefinch said...

Hello! It is so nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog too! Wow! You are one busy crafter and apparently good at all of them! LOVE the bunnies too!
Looking forward to seeing more!
XO
Rachel

Kathy H said...

It looks like you like many of the same things I do so your blog looks really interesting. I look forward to reading your posts.

Pickles Quilting said...

I am completely blown away by your creations. Can I just start out by saying that I am visiting via the Grow Your Blog Party and I am SO excited that I found your blog. I LOVE bunnies too (I call my dad Rabbit) (haha)...that bunny pillow is AMAZING!!! I also love your jewelry and those cupcake candles! I am totally a new follower, and I cannot wait to see what else you create!

Cache-Mire said...

Thank you for stopping by during the GYB party! I am still catching up with visitors and visiting myself. You are indeed very crafty! Will enjoy following you. Hugs, Terri

Mokki said...

Who doesn't love bunnies? They're so fluffy! That's really alot of crafts. You're obviously quite multi talented which is awesome

liniecat said...

Now Id love to try that glass work!
I must have missed your blog out somehow in the roiginal GYb list but as a brit with a sense of humour too, Im tagging along with you now : )
Lyn

kilnfiredart said...

Hi Wendy, nice to meet another craftaholic like myself. You do some lovely work, I'm in awe of your cross stitch , such tiny stitches.
I'm following you with Bloglovin
Jill

Sheryl S. said...

Returning your visit via GYB. What a lovely assortment of crafts - beautiful glasswork, I´ve never tried that. I´ll have to return later to read all your blog it is very interesting.

Peg said...

I love your enthusiasm and diversity! Stopping in from the GYB party - so nice to 'meet' you!

Gina said...

Wendy! It's very nice to meet you! I'm visiting from GYB hop. Thanks so much for visiting me! You have a very lovely blog. I've read several of your blog post, you are very talented. I'm following via GFC and look forward to reading more of your post!

Jules Woolford said...

Hey Wendy! Thanks so much for visiting meand the 'follow'! So lovely to meet someone else who loves variety, and another UK blogger too. You have really some lovely work here.I'm following you on Bloglovin' - as Google is not happy this morning and keeps having a tantrum whenever I try GFC! Jules x

Terry said...

Hi, Wendy!

Thank you for visiting my blog. My you are very talented! All of your work is beautiful!

Happy blogging!
Terry

September Violets said...

You sure love a lot of different crafts! Great blog :) Wendy

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Nice to meet you. Wow! You do like a lot of crafty 'stuff'! Very nice projects. Thanks for sharing. I think I'll be back soon.

Shirlee Fassell said...

Love your blog! Thought I visited before but I must have missed you. The GYBParty was a blast!

macmillanmarie said...

Wow - are you talented - so many talents - I also make jewellery but I cannot have all the skills you possess - what fun to meet you. Thanks for sharing.

SoCal Debbie said...

Wow, Wendy! You certainly LOVE a lot of crafts! Thank you for visiting my blog in the GYB party, too!

gilly said...

Lovely to meet you Wendy, and just for the record I certainly do not love housework either!
Great makes and I look forward to following your crafty adventures,
love Gilly xx

Karen M said...

I like that you dabble in a variety of crafts. Your work is nice. I really like the pic of your workshop too-where it all happens.