Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Own Blog Party

Today I'm joining Vicki from  2 Bags Full for her 2nd Annual Blog Party. I'm sure there will be many blogs to visit, so I'm going to  have a lot of fun and I'll try to get by and visit as many as I can as it is always another adventure to find more creative souls to visit and share with.  I hope you will do the same:) 
I'm Marilou a mixed media Artist  and dabbler who loves to create with fibers, fabrics and paper and pretty much anything else that tugs at my heart. While loving to try new techniques and products  I'm always going in several directions at once. I'm an active member of  Roses On My Table and Group Leader of the Tag Art  Swap Group. If you love to make Tags you can come visit me there or here on my Blog for other Artistic adventures. These are the my Tags I created for the current Swap "Queen Of Hearts"
Another favorite is making Paper Art Dolls for Swaps. Here are the latest of those "Winter Fairy Queens"

If you are wondering why there is a lapse in post for awhile a few months ago I had a bad fall and broke my ankle. Now that I'm starting to get on my feet more regular posting can be expected.
Above are a few things I love to create along with a year long project of making a Crazy Quilt Sampler which I usually work on during the evening while watching the TV. 
If you would enjoy checking out past creations click on the link titled My Art under my header:)
Last but not least I would like to Thank Vicki for all the hard work and time put into hosting this Annual event! Big Hugs Vicki and thank you:)

25 comments:

ann said...

Hi Marilou your tags are really beautiful and yes this is one of the best swap groups around, my tags travel from Australia because it is such a talented friendly group :)
Oh yes I also love the dolls :) xx

Nook and Cranny said...

Marilou,
I love your crazy quilt sampler piece, so beautiful!!
I love your winter paper dolls, I have swapped in that group a few times, should get back to that...
You know I love me a good swap and so enjoy your tag swap group.
I must go check out some other blogs, I am always up to making some new friends.
Have a great weekend.
Big Saturday hugs for you.
Michele

lindaakacraftygardener said...

Hi, I'm Linda from craftygardener.ca and I'm one of the volunteer helpers of the Grow Your Own Blog event. We are stopping by to see links and comments etc work fine.
Your site looks great and I hope you get lots of new visitors and followers.

Your work is gorgeous. Hope that ankle is healing nicely.
It's great meeting you, have a lovely day.

lindaakacraftygardener said...

Hi, I'm Linda from craftygardener.ca and I'm one of the volunteer helpers of the Grow Your Own Blog event. We are stopping by to see links and comments etc work fine.
Your site looks great and I hope you get lots of new visitors and followers.

Your work is gorgeous. Hope that ankle is healing nicely.
It's great meeting you, have a lovely day.

Denise said...

Good Morning :) I also am joining 2 bags full party but I already have been following You for a long time.If You don't follow Me You just might want to drop by and meet one of Your followers.I love Your work :) Denise

Jann said...

Your art is absolutely beautiful-I LOVE the crazy-quilt panel that appears at the top of this post. Thank you for a peek into your world! You have a lovely blog.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Marilou,

I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is so nice to meet you. You are very talented! I knew right away your pretty blog had to be a Valentine Design. Karen also did my blog many years ago. She is just wonderful. 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

Janet Ghio said...

Lots of beautiful art on here Marilou!!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Marilou
I think we met here last year!
Sorry to hear about your ankle - it takes a long time to get back to normal.
I broke my wrist a couple of years ago.
I love your CQ piece.
Do pop over and enter my giveaway!
Hugs
Shane

Hettienne Grobler said...

Oh heavens! What a beautiful blog and what beauty everywhere!!! I am so happy to have found you and am now a follower. I hope you will visit my two blogs and find some heartfelt beauty there as well, Hettienne

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

Mom E. said...

Marilou!
Such beautiful things you have here! I will be back again! love your CQ! I hope to participate in the CQJP next year! THis year I will practice!!!!
hugs,
Betsy

Mom E. said...

And thanks so much for coming by my blog!
Betsy

Renee said...

Your crazy quilting is just beautiful. I love the way you filled a section with SRE rose vines. Just lovely! I hope you ankle heals up quickly. I look forward to watching you CQJP 2014 progress here and on the CQJP blog. There is just nothing like relaxing with a bit of embroidery in the evenings, is there? I do the same. :)

Tisha Dolton said...

Lovely mixed-media!

Thanks for visiting & viewing my redwork/ embroidery blog aprilsongstress.blogspot.com!

aprilsongstress

Judy said...

Nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Judy in Colorado
judy@atticraggedys.com

Jo said...

your paper dolls are so sweet! i am loving them! I look forward to reading your blog, i am your newest follower!

Martha's Favorites said...

Marilou my friend, you do amazing work. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Marilou,.
So very happy to see you are back, hurray! Glad you are feeling better now and thank you for visiting me. All of your creations are gorgeous and amazing, love all of them. You always do beautiful work. Congratulations on everything. Many blessings...Lu

Art and Sand said...

I love the title of your blog mainly because we have a puppy whose name is Little Lulu.

What amazing creations!

Lorraine said...

Hi Marilou, Sure like your crazy quilt block!

CatieAn said...

Hi Marilou. Your blog is so lovely. I love your creativity. I too am a mixed media artist. I just had ankle surgery two weeks ago so Know what you have been going through. Sitting around with your foot up most of the time is making me crazy.
I am a new follower.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Very nice to meet you.

Dawn Castrova said...

I like all things creative n thrifty and I found you from the GYB party.

I don’t have a lot of blog time in for I just started blogging when I joined the blog party it was my New Year resolution. 600 entries and I am Reading my 388 blog and more to go. Whew a lot of good read and great giveaways too. My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/and contact info is ovr_brd@yahoo.com I believe inspiration comes from all facets of life even knowing the great people out there with wisdom and knowledge the do's and don'ts and even the wonders of life from a personal point of view. And loving the crafting networks. I just want to comment on those paper dolls. I have got a lot of cutter files on dolls and wasn't quite sure why I like them so much. But, after visiting your site. I can see some great potential for my files now. Love the inspiration.

macmillanmarie said...

Thank you for sharing your creativity with us - your work is beautiful. It has been a pleasure to meet you.