Saturday, January 25, 2014

Grow Your Blog 2014 ~ With a Giveaway!

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Before we get started I would like to thank Vicki for hosting this wonderful blog hop.
 
Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog. 
I'm Caroline, a jack of all trades, I share that here on my blog.  My post are a smattering of art, food and book reviews, my three loves.
 Today I am giving away this wall hanging.  I created it just for this hop!  All you have to do is leave a comment and a way for me to contact you. 
I will draw a name on February 15th..
 A little about my art.  I love to share my creations and offer many of them for free in my Etsy Shop.
 I am not dedicated to a particular style, I like to try new things and mix it all together.  This year I am trying to make a video tutorial every month.  You can see all my video tutorials on YouTube. You can also click on the Tutorial Tab and it will take you to all of my tutorials.

When I'm not in my studio or reading I love to cook.  This year I have started a series of posts that I'm calling Monday Munchies.  These are not original recipes (which I do share also) but reviews of recipes from the plethora of cookbooks I have in my home.  I offer tips and tricks to making them work or just flat out changes.  
I would love it if you joined by just leaving a comment. 
And that brings me to my passion for books.  I read and review all different genre's and am a member of two book clubs. 
Well that's me in a nutshell.  Please follow me on my blog, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter
 Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to meeting you.


81 comments:

Judy Corner said...

What a lovely Blog you have. I love your creativity. I am a cardmaker and know the pleasure that making something can bring. Happy Weekend. Judy x

Claire said...

So lovely to meet you, and thank you for leaving a lovely comment ;) I've become a follower and will be back on a less frantic day...
Yes, I've done a few book reviews - my latest was a debut novel by Rebecca Alexander 'The Secrets of Life and Death' (I think) - a cracking good read :)

Linda Wildenstein said...

Hey there, thanks for the lead to being involved in Grow Your Blog. This is fun flitting from one blog to another and seeing what other folks do.
I love your creative spirit. Crafts, cooking, whatever you do has "fun" all over it. xoxo Oma Linda

Donna Heber said...

Hi Caroline,

I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is nice to meet you. You are very talented! I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. Your wall hanging creation is just gorgeous! I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

Peg said...

Hi Caroline lovely to meet you, I love your art it's so pretty. You know many people hear you say you knit, sew, crochet, paint etc they think of just the odd jumper or so. I love to open up their minds to the vast world of bloggers out there who make the most amazing creations. Thank you for sharing and popping by to visit me. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create next.

Peg x

Peg said...

Hi Caroline I hope you don't get this twice, Google keeps telling me to wait whilst it's catching up!
It was a pleasure to find your blog, your work is beautiful.
I actually finished Celtic Noel in just over two weeks, I was having one of my enforced bed rests whilst stitching it. I also completed Celtic Autumn just afterwards. I didn't convert the colours myself I'm not clever enough I used a conversion for both from Victoria Sampler a LNS here in the UK she makes beautiful changes.

I've become a follower so will be back to see what beautys you come up with next:)

Have a great weekend

Peg x

Catherine said...

Thank you for visiting my blog too! I love your creativity.
www.ditsygranquilts.blogspot.co.uk

Judy said...

Hi Caroline,
Nice to meet you.You make some beautiful creations. Thanks for visiting my blog today. Please enter me in your giveaway.

Judy in Colorado
judy@atticraggedys.com

Dolores Fegan said...

Hello Caroline! Love all the diversity of your lovely site. Have not tried to do tutorials with a video. I will be following your blog and looking forward to reading more posts. Have a wonderful evening!

Aunt Marti said...

Caroline, welcome to the Grow Your Blog Hop! I volunteered to help Vicki as a party volunteer. Vicki will stop by sometime I am sure, but with more than 600 blogs participating it will take her time to visit everyone so she asked for volunteers to help today. I offered to help. I am so happy I did because I have found your blog. I will be following you for book recommendations!

Patricia Dolton said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I did as you suggested & adjusted my comments settings.

I am in a book club as well, with 3 of my closest friends. We have a tea party every month & the discuss the book assigned. My favorite books are books on the suffrage movement & biography.

Patricia Dolton said...

I think I commented already, but I also wanted to thank you for your kind words about my embroidered portraits.

Thanks for visiting.

cristi wuenschel said...

found/followed you from the gyb party. love your art!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hi Caroline
A gorgeous giveaway!
Lovely to see you've joined the party!
Do pop over and enter my giveaway!
Shane
PS your little parcel arrived - Merci!

DreamChallenge said...

So fun to read your blog and see your creations. You are a busy lady and I appreciate that fact. Thanks for visiting DreamChallenge. Love your give away. Jan

Diana Petrillo said...

Hi Caroline! Thanks for visiting me at Adirondack Girl @ Heart :) We have a lot in common--I love your art project that you are giving away--count me in, please. Reading is my favorite passtime, so I jotted down some of the books you recently reviewed--thanks for the tips. I look forward to following you:) Blessings, Diana

creations.1 said...

Hi Caroline - have enjoyed reading your blog - you do beautiful work - and I am now a follower!!

DebraKay Neiman said...

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

asri wahyuningsih said...

Hi Caroline...what a lovely give away...And I am following you now..

Asri

BluMoon said...

Thank you for visiting my blog Caroline, I see you do a lot of stuff too your recipes sound yummy! Love your giveaway too.
Jackie

Teresa Young said...

Caroline, thanks for coming by my blog...www.Foxhollowtales.com. I wanted to let you know that I know you art projects and will be back to follow you with them. I really like your style.

Teresa

KarmasJourney said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I am definitely following yours. I need some new recipes and your art work is really pretty. Good luck with the GYB party. :)

Jennifer
www.karmas-journey.blogspot.com

CATHY said...

I think I may have gained 5 pounds just reading your one post! : ) What a fun blog you have. Thanks for visiting me and my blog singapore!

Renee said...

Caroline, thank you for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed my visit to yours and hope to return when I have more time to really browse through your posts. I LOVE your ribbon doll. Adorable. Hugs, Renee

Wandering Wren said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, I feel bad because i come over to yours and you have pressies and even chocolate cake on offer on your Monday post - what do I offer? Nuffink except a bit of a chuckle or a giggle (hopefully)
I am your latest follower looking forward to getting to know your better
Have a great week
Wren x

Spices up your Life said...

Hi Caroline! Thanks so much for dropping by my blog! Your blog is so lovely and inspirational! Thanks again for your generous giveaway event!

Liz said...

Hi there, thanks for visiting my blog. My mouth is watering after seeing that chocolate cake.
I'll be checking in again especially to see those Monday Muchies!
Liz, www.rambling--prose.blogspot.co.uk

LesleyAnn said...

Thank you for visiting Plum Hollow and your kind words.

I so enjoy your blog. Your crafts are lovely. Those cupcakes look divine. I don't know anyone who loves cake more than I. haha

I doubt your snowy weather will last long but I'm sure it's stressful nonetheless. I hope everyone stays safe.

Mom E. said...

Caroline,
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am happy to meet you. Love the beautiful art you make! that rose is gorgeous. I am all for signing up to win a beautiful giveaway, that is for sure! You are added to my list as well.
I look forward to touring your blog later!
Hugs,
Betsy

aspiritofsimplicity said...

it has been great getting to know you a little bit. I love reading also. I am one of your newest followers through gyb hop

Barbara Lilian said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I'm glad you like what you saw. What fabulous art work you do.
I'll definitely be back soon to read more about you.

Wilma said...

Hi Caroline,

Thank you for your visit and kind words on Shabby Royale.
Lovely art! Will be following you.

Blessings to you,
Wilma.

Nesta Sangermano said...

Love your art work! I am so happy to have found you through GYB and admire your many talents.

Lynne said...

Your work is gorgeous!!!! I'm your latest new follower. I'm going to look for you on YouTube also. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog, too.

Kippy SoMature said...

thank you Caroline for you visit to my blog - and kindness about Mr. Hippo :) you rally do have a super blog, and lots of interesting and helpful information and tutorials! And your art is simply lovely :)

CatieAn said...

HI caroline Thank you for visiting my blog. Am so glad you did. I love your blog. I am going through your tutorials this evening. What fun. That is so sweet of you to share your talents with others.
I am a happy follower.
catie

Pinnylea Creations said...

Hi Caroline
What an amazing blog. I love your ribbon doll and other crafts. Thanks for visiting my blog too.

Sarah and Dan said...

Ooh, I think I need a raspberry cupcake right about now!

hafza said...

Hello Caroline! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Enjoy reading your blog with so many beautiful creations!

Izzybeads by Laney said...

Wow that give away prize is beautiful :) I love to read and would love to be a member of a book club but then I fear I wouldn't do anything else! New follower from me I will enjoy reading your blog :) Laney x

HalfDozen said...

Hi, so nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by Noguchi Designs- I tried to reply but it seems you are a no-reply blogger. I'm here checking out your monday munchies posts.

the east coast desi said...

Love your blog and the creative endeavors. Thank you for stopping by and visiting me. Will definitely be hopping in often to check on your cooking adventures. Good luck
Hugs,
Sruthi

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Love your projects--that cupcake looks pretty good too! I'm slowly working my way through the blog list--glad I stopped by!

Foxxy said...

That wall hanging is so pretty. How creative and artsy you are. I too love to read. I wish I had more time for it though. I have so many books that I've started and haven't finished. I guess I need to make time for it. Enjoyed my visit here. Following you.

Sami said...

Hi Caroline, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I also love to read and have the habit of reading 2 or 3 books at the same time...a bit silly I know!

Peg said...

Hello Caroline - received your comment on my blog, and followed it along to here. You do lovely work! Thanks for stopping by my blog, you'll be included in the GYB giveaway draw. Please exclude me from your draw, though, as my walls are already full, with no space left to add anything. Unable to reply to your comment on my blog as you're a no-reply commenter - sorry!

Gina said...

Caroline, it's very nice to meet you. You have a very lovely blog. I look forward to reading your blog post, I'm following via GFC.

fairyrocks said...

Beautiful creations, good food, great books...Hmm I'll be right over with coffee. Keep smiling and creating.

Derrith said...

What a fabulous blog! I can't wait to see what you post next! Your give away gift is darling.

Trina Autry said...

Love, love, love it!

September Violets said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Caroline! You have a wonderful array of interests and a very fun blog ;) Wendy x

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Thank-you so much for visiting my blog earlier. Following yours was a very easy decision to make. I look forward to reading your book reviews, seeing all your art and I love reading recipes. This blog party has been great!
Andrea

KatieQ said...

I stopped by your Etsy shop. The ruffled heart cards and handmade French ribbon roses are beautiful.

knitalatte said...

Caroline,
So nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by knitalatte during this years gyb party. I'm glad I popped over to see your lovely blog and check out what you've been up too.
Hugs,
Karen

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning Caroline, so glad you found me from the Party. I love all your interests-especially the reviews and recipes on monday-I am a new follower Kathy

Kathy said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I don't know how I missed you when I was visiting the party but I am happy to meet you now. Your tag is gorgeous!

Deb Moon said...

Gorgeous flower! I'd love to win.

Jo said...

Oh my goodness, your blog is beautiful! Your art is wonderful and your reading list is extensive! I will be checking out all of your tutorials, i love the new sew doll ... really will be checking that out in minutes! Thank you for visiting my blog, your words are kind and wonderful! Trying to follow you on blogger, but it is not cooperating at the moment. arrrg, technology .....

Diana Seal said...

Hi Caroline, thanks for visiting my humble little blog and your kind comment. Love your beautiful creations and yummy recipes, I definitely be back for many more visits!!!
Have a great weekend,
Diana

Deborah Montgomery said...

thanks for visiting my blog! I am slowly working my way through the GYB list. Your giveaway item is beautiful. I am in a book club, too, and love it.

Vicky Myers said...

Catching up with GYB, not quite got round everyone! Lovely blog, are you taking part in #52books? 52 books in a year, keep meaning to tweet when I finish a book!! Vicky

Ellie said...

Hi Caroline, thanks so much for dropping by my blog. It is lovely to meet you :)
GYB is such a great idea isn't it, but it is hard work getting around to visiting everyone.
You have a lovely informative blog here, I'll need to come back and read some more.
Have a lovely week. :)

Jan Gartlan said...

I will be back for sure visiting your blog. Such pretty photos.

Shirley said...

Hi Caroline, First, Thank you for coming by my blog. I am going to be visiting as much as possible. Sometimes my time is taken up with my other half and issues at the nursing home.I like your blog and you are very talented jack of all trades. I love the rose hanging you made. I like to read, I like to embroidery. Have a wonderful day. Shirley@shirleystitches

Yarni Gras! said...

Oh my gosh! What a gorgeous wall hanging.... I love your post. Seems we have much in common.....eniugh so that I'm a new follower!

Art and Sand said...

I was away on vacation when the GYB party began. I am still working my way through the long list of party people.

Your cards are absolutely beautiful.

I like that your blog is a mix of things- as is mine.

Di said...

Beautiful creations! I love your card and your bird is just fabulous. Would love to win your lovely giveaway. Di@Cottage-wishes

pegsplace said...

So many interests, just like me! I love your art, so different from my quilting. I too am a book lover, so many books in the world and so little time it seems! Thanks for visiting my blog! I will be back Caroline!

reddoorquilts.com said...

Caroline, your work is beautiful! I'll definitely be checking out your videos on Youtube.

Thanks for sharing..

Jo :)

Lorraine said...

Hi Caroline! Thanks so much for visiting and leaving such a lovely comment. Like me, it sounds as if you dabble in all kinds of creativity - so fun. I'm going to read a little further about the books you've been reading of late - I need a good read! Cheers, Lorraine

Neesie said...

I'm a little late waving from Bonnie Scotland ass part of Vicki's GYB party but I'm here at last Caroline,
You have great looking blog with lots of interesting things happening and being created ;D
Enjoy the party...and have a great creative week!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

How lovely! I'm really enjoying poking around your blog-so many wonderful posts and creations!

dosierosie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, your giveaway looks lovely.
Gillx

Terry said...

Hi, Caroline!

Thank you for visiting my blog!

I love that you put things on your Etsy Shop for free. I am just getting ready to open an Etsy Shop and I love that idea! Thank you!

I too am a reader. I am presently reading Sue Monk Kidd's new book The Invention of Wings. It may not have received great reviews, but I am enjoying it!

I will definitely be a follower of your blog. I love it!

Terry

Patty Antle said...

Very nice project Caroline. You make so many pretty things.

Mara Paz said...

Hi, thank you for visiting and leaving a kind comment on my blog. Yours is really beautiful. You are so creative!

Cache-Mire said...

Very nice meeting you at the party! You have a lovely blog! Will look forward to seeing what you are cooking! ~Terri

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Very nice to meet you. Your work is great!

Gillie said...

Books, art and food, what's not to like, lol? Thank you for your comment on my blog, would love to be entered for the giveaway!

macmillanmarie said...

What a wonderful blog. I too love to read so will be subscribing to your RSS feed to see more of your book reviews. I am also intrigued by your recipes. I look forward to getting to know you better.

ACBeads said...

Thank you, Caroline, for visiting my blog. I'm your latest follower. Please count me in for the giveaway. Carpe diem. Ana