Saturday, 19 January 2013

Grow Your Blog - Blog Hop & Giveaway!!

This Giveaway is now Closed!! Thank you to everyone that entered :)

I'm pretty excited to be a part of the 'Grow Your Blog' blog hop that is hosted by '2 Bags Full' and even more excited to find some new blogs to follow and enjoy! There's just something about reading beautiful blogs that I enjoy much more than watching a video, although I enjoy that too, reading and pouring over gorgeous photos is very relaxing and something I usually do once everyone has gone to bed.

I started crafting in about July 2012 and have really been enjoying myself, over the years I've dabbled in different things such as sewing and scrapbooking but never really called myself a crafter but I now know that deep down I always was!! From my love of sketching when I was young to the mere fact that I loved to help my children with all their 'assignments' at school should have told me that :)  I like to share my projects on youtube and am having a lot of fun trying new things.

For this blog hop I thought it would be nice to offer my visitors a piece of my 'work' in the form of a wall hanging. I'm only new to this style of work, in fact this is my first wall hanging and if you would like to see it in more detail please watch the video I made which I will link below.

As this is my first blog hop of this type I may be adding to this post in the next day or so, mainly because I'm not sure exactly what to do (I'm hoping there will be a list of blogs to visit or something :)). 

Please feel free to leave me a comment if you would like to win this wall hanging, you do not have to have a blog to enter, just leave me a comment.  I will randomly pick the winner and announce it on 1st February.

Ok so if you'd like to see the hanging up close and personal you can watch this :)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I will try to visit your's (if you have one) over the next few days.

Have a lovely day

Jeanette xx

* (update) Please visit Vickie's blog for the full list of participants in this blog hop, JUST CLICK HERE
If you do not have a blog and are entering this giveaway please leave your email for contact just in case you are the lucky winner :)


  1. Hello Jeanette, my name is Debbie and I am here on a mission to Grow your Blog! I think you do lovely work and glad you came out of the closet and now know your a crafter! If it wasn't for my "therapy" I would go insane.Thanks for the chance to win some of your work. I also have a give a way on my blog "" should you stop by.
    Have a good day.

  2. What a beauty! Love the vintage and lacy display!

  3. Fancy lace!! I'm doing the gyb thing too today. I hope I win this *fingers crossed*

    -Jade @

  4. nice to meet you. glad to have found your blog through the blog party. i wish you a great weekend. & please do take the time to see my blog as well. all the best to you. ( :

  5. Lovely to find your pretty blog. I shall enjoy following you on your crafting journey. x

  6. Your wall hanging is fantastic! So wonderful for your first hanging, you do have the talent indeed.
    I see you follow some of the same blogs as I do, I so enjoying looking at beautiful creations, too.
    I am a new follower.

  7. Wow! What a beautiful piece. Love it. I perused some more of your blog, and signed up to become a follower. I love seeing what other people do with vintage linens, lace, doilies and other trims. I try to make something with mine, but I don't think my creations are as beautiful as the ones I see on the internet.

  8. Hi Jeanette, I finally made it to the S's and still have a long way to go! Glad I found your wonderful blog through the GYB party!
    Looking forward to seeing more of your adorable creations!
    Have a great weekend,
    your newest follower!

  9. Hi Jeanette, not officially part of the Grow Your Blog day but I have been looking at a few of the blogs that are and immediately fell in love with your style. I am a card maker and quilter and love vintage looks. Happy to become a follower to GYB. Linda x

  10. Hi Jeannette! so happy to have found you! We do similar, wonderful things with laces and fabrics! I'll certainly join your blog and look forward to seeing more of your work!
    Sweet blessings, Chris

  11. Hi Jeanette! LOVE your work, and nice to meet you via Grow Your Blog!.. Hope you're enjoying the weekend! ~tina

  12. I like your hanger very much
    You made me want to try and do one
    If you visit I will visit you

  13. Jeanette! I'm nominating you for a Liebster Award!!! Check out my post with the details and let me know if you have any questions! It's all about new bloggers getting to know each other and motivating each other!


  14. I have just taken the most lovely tour through your blog. So glad you participated in this tour as I have added you to my reader. Your work is gorgeous and I'd would be thrilled to own this piece! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  15. You have a lovely blog. I'm new follower and 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun in at the party!
    Evalina, This and that...

  16. Jeanette, Thank you for taking the time to do the video of your beautiful lace hangar. The details are so beautiful. You do wonderful work.

    I found you through Vicki's GYB party. If you have a chance, come visit me at


  17. Your work is beautiful! I'd love to enter your giveaway.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

  18. visiting via Vicki's GYBParty and the work of your hands and heart is truly beautiful.

  19. Hi!Nice to meet you and your lovely blog! I love all your creations!Your wallhanging is fantastic!!!!Thanks for offering such a beautiful gift!Come check my blog!

  20. Nice to meet you through the BYB party, you have crafted some wonderful things.

  21. Hello! What a lovely blog you have! Im fascinated by your recycles and want try the paper roll one. Im your newest follower. Dianna

  22. Hello Jeanette - Your collage is beautiful and I know how much work you devote to your beautiful creations.
    Such a great opportunity to GYB organized by dear Vicki.
    Your blog is lovely too and I wish you every success with this.
    I'm going to follow and you may have to email me when you have a new post so I come over and look.
    Life just so busy between garden, creating and blogging but it is just amazing how your life will change now you are here!
    Hugs from further a blackened ground around us,

  23. I can't believe this is your first wallhanging, girl, it is gorgeous! I am so glad I found your blog through Vicki's blog party. Had to start following you, lol, I just have to see what your second, third, fourth... are going to be like. I am looking forward to lots of shabby chic, lacy projects. Snowy greetings from France.

  24. I love your blog theme -- it's so cheery! And your lace collage is just gorgeous, and full of the stuff I love! I hope you get a chance to visit my blog, too. Nice to meet you!

  25. Your Blog is beautiful, Jeanette. I'm so glad to reach you via Vicki. Please stop by my blog and checkout the lacebook collaborative in my sidebar... Your video is wonderful - love listening to it. Smiles and hugs from Alaska. Karen ( - and, such a lovely giveaway you have.

  26. ..ok.. wow.. this is an amazing blog.. and Amazing blog candy.. thanks for letting me tour your blog.. mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

  27. Nice to meet you at the party!
    Beautiful blog and I love your giveaway!

  28. I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. You have a very pretty blog. I love lace too! I hope I'm not too late for the giveaway.

  29. Your lace collage wall hanging is so scrumptious, Jeanette! I think you put together some amazingly pretty materials. I guess it worked therapeutic for you getting "messy" ? LOL

    I know what you mean. I'm still hoarding laces, rhinestone brooches or old stuff from fleamarkets to try making a lace book some day.

    Such a clever job and I admire how your chiffon trim turned out! Hugs,


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