Sunday, 25 January 2015

Grow Your Blog 2015

Welcome to anyone coming here for the party and lots of love and thanks to Vicki at 2 Bags Full and her little helpers for being hostesses with the mostest!
This is the second year that I've joined in and I just loved last year as I really expanded my blog reading horizons and found so many lovely bloggers. I will be doing a giveaway and will announce it soon. This is not to encourage you to make a second visit but because I am a bit scatty at the moment!

Grab a glass of fizzy apple juice as I tell you a little about my blogs.
I am from Glasgow, Scotland
and have two blogs, this one all for me and over at pepsimaxaddict is all about my nutty cats and my life in their service
Originally the blog started off with jewellery making (and rescue from sneaky predators doing bite tests)
 Right angle weave heart key ring
 Paracord bracelet
Angel keyring
As time has gone on I've diversified in to other crafts such as crochet, knitting, decorative glasswork and wrangling a sewing machine.

even the Christmas tree got the crafty twist this year

I also love taking you along with me on virtual trips and days out
Wallace Monument, Stirling 
Luss, Loch Lomond
 Rob Roy MacGregor
 Girl on a Suitcase Gourock
 Start of the West Highland Way Milngavie
Duck Bay Marina, Loch Lomond 
I love sharing my love of reading and listening to audiobooks
I also blog about random items, things that I have on my mind and certainly in the last year I've blogged about events such as the Scottish Referendum. However, my interest in politics and world affairs is very limited so these were probably one off events!
 I have a few relatives I've been considering recycling!  
 Irn-Bru's very apt Commonwealth Games campaign 
George Square, Glasgow on the eve of the Referendum 

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope this has given you a little flavour of what my blog is all about. Please feel free to leave a comment if you'd like and enjoy the rest of the party.

With love,


  1. Hello! I am the helper from Grow Your Blog. On behalf of Vicki I want to welcome you to the blog hop! I loved seeing your art work and photos! Enjoy the hop!

  2. Hello! Popping in from the GYB event and really love your blog!
    Your pictures are wonderful (I've always wanted to visit Scotland.) Your crafty projects are great and I'm sucker for a blogger that loves their feline companions! Looking forward to reading your blog in the future.

  3. you've made some beautiful things,xx Rachel and SPeedy

  4. Great to read some more about you and get to catch up on some of your earlier makes that I hadn't seen! I hope that you have fun with the blog party visiting and being visited! xx

  5. I love your blog, especially reading about Red and Magic!

  6. What a FABULOUS blog! I also love your kitties and all your bright sparklies for beading! Oh my gosh and that crocheting!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! I am your newest follower by the way... couldn't let your blog get away! LOL!!! I just recently purchased new storage for my beads - but haven't had the chance to organize them all yet. Thank you for popping over to my blog for a visit and taking the time to leave me a comment. One can never have too many sisters in art in my opinion!!! Anyway, I'm babbling on and you have other blogs to visit I'm sure!
    Hugs for now,
    Beth P
    The Whimsical Dowager
    Harrisville, New Hampshire USA

  7. Well, I hope you haven't GONE BEADING because you invited me to your party! Beautiful work, by the way.

    You throw a great party. Thank you for inviting me!

    So that you know, I've become a Follower and when time permits, I'll be back to see what other beautiful things were made by your hands!

    What this party is all about is to GROW your blog and I'm hoping to do the same. When you get to Section One, check out A Country Chic Retreat and SuZeQ Creations, my personal blog, in Section Fifteen I'd love for you to follow and subscribe to.

    Happy crafting!

  8. It's a very interesting blog.

  9. So nice to meet you and your fur babies (ahem - bosses). We had cats all our married life until recently when DH developed an extreme allergy to them. Now our Cosmo lives with our son.

  10. I recognise those books! Mr AJ read them and really enjoyed them (I gifted them to him for Father's Day!).... and I don't think I blogged about them at the time, which I apologise for. Oops.
    I really enjoy coming along with you to the places you go. We've only ever been North of the Border twice, so it's lovely to see the places that we might never think of going to.

  11. I would like to got Scottland It must be very green .Would like to paint a field of sheep a village in the back ground.
    hope you come see me.

  12. What wonderful projects! Visiting from GYB. I'll be following on Bloglovin to see your new projects and travels. My husband says I have a short attention span too, LOL, which is why I do so many different things.

  13. So many lovely projects, and what a great city! I have never been to Glasgow but will... one day... when time allows :-) Lovely to learn more about you my lovely xx

  14. It is nice to meet you. Your crochet work is very beautiful. I have been crocheting little flowers this evening. I hope you will visit my card blog.

  15. Always a pleasure to visit your blog and see what you are up to and where you are off to. Love your photos and interesting posts.


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