Saturday, 24 January 2015

Grow your Blog..........


Hello and Welcome to the Summerhouse by the Sea.


This is the first time I've taken part in the 'Grown your blog 'party held by  2 Bags Full and to be totally honest with you I only remembered in the nick of time that it's running today, oops never mind.


 
So my names Clare and I've been blogging for a couple of years now at the Summerhouse by the Sea here in the UK.  Above is a picture of my lovely Old  I mean vintage Summerhouse which is home to my crafting and is affectionately know around these parts as the shed.


Where I love to create all sorts of things from crochet to arts and crafts, there is always something going on here and a ever growing pile of WIP's


Since I've been blogging and crocheting I've been making seasonal wreaths and last year saw me complete the set with my Summer and Autumn Wreaths and I was lucky enough to have a picture of my Summertime wreath published in Crafts Beautiful magazine, (such a wonderful surprise)


I'm in blanket making mode at the moment, working on a couple of Attic 24 Cosy Blankets and also a granny blanket. I'm a bit of a one for starting new projects.


As well as working on getting things finished for a local craft exhibition due to start at the end of February with themes of The Owl and the Pussycat, Fantasia, Egypt and Masks (still in the planning stage eek).



So what else goes on here at the Summerhouse, well a lots of resting too as I suffer with quite severe ME/Lyme disease and spend most of my time stuck in bed, but a positive of this is it's led me to discover my creative side, as regular readers will know I had a bit of a tough time with my health over the last twelve months and my blog and all the other lovely like minded people you meet in blogland have helped cheer me on through the tough times so I very grateful for that.


 One last thing you all should know about the Summerhouse is that it stands in a garden full of beautiful flowers and I quite often like to share mosaic's of what's going on out in the garden.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have enjoyed you're visit. I've recently set up a Facebook page for the blog which you can find 'here'  feel free to have a look around the blog archive too.

You can also follow me on Bloglovin or Google if you'd like to

Happy Crafting

Clare xx

 



38 comments:

  1. Another lovely post. I am interested in your condition as I am suffering some very similar symptoms and am trying to get a diagnosis of some sort which is proving very difficult. Take care of yourself. xx

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  2. Although I am not joining the party I really loved this post. Great job Clare.
    Meredith

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  3. Nice to learn a little more about you Clare. I have been reading your blog for a little while.

    Linda

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  4. Lovely post and it's always very nice to learn more about a blogger we're following. Have a creative sunday !

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  5. Its lovely to see the wreaths again they are stunning and I love your mosaics of the flowers.

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  6. Hi Clare, I already follow you and love your blog but somehow never knew 'where' the summerhouse actually was. I love that it is in your garden and would just love something similar myself though I may need to crochet one as the finances just keep disappearing! Fab post and I just love seeing your Lucy blanket grow in your own colours.

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  7. Wow what a fabulous summerhouse you have there! My boys and I are desperately waiting for some snow up here in Solihull but only a frosty smattering has occurred so far! I love your flower wreaths - I took part in yarn bombing Solihull last year with flowers - such fun! I have found you via Grow Your Blog and will be visiting again! Have a great day. Sunshine Girl - Grow Your Blog section 24.

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  8. How lucky to have such a lovely place by the sea! I live by the sea as well and I wouldn't want to live anyplace else. I'm sorry you have such a hard time with the Lyme's disease. You must be quite a positive person to look at the good side of things. I love your needle work and am looking forward to the lovely images you will be posting of your garden. Please come and visit my blog and follow if you would like.

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  9. Visiting from Grow Your Blog hop, lovely flowers and I am sooooo jealous of your 'shed'!!

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  10. I am a follower already and loved seeing you here with the Grow Your Blog too! I love your wreaths!AriadnefromGreece!

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    1. Nice to meet you! You do some wonderful work, I love the set of wreaths!

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  11. Hello! I am a helper from Vickie's Grow Your Blog. Just wanted you to know that a helper came by and peeked at your blog! How wonderful it is to have such a beautiful crafting studio as your little shed! And the gardens -- oh what gorgeous flowers! I very much enjoyed seeing your work!
    So glad you wanted to be part of this fun Blog Hop! Thanks for posting and enjoy the hop!

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  12. Nice to meet you from the party-your "shed" looks so cozy and comfy-and would love to see it amongst all those pretty flowers.
    enjoy the party!

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  13. So nice to see your wreaths again Clare! I do like them so much. It is great to have a review of all your crafty loveliness again as well. I hope that it isn't too too cold and that you can get back to the summerhouse soon! xx

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  14. It is so nice to meet you today Clare. I am here too from the GYB party and I see that we both have a love for crochet. Your wreaths that you made are just beautiful! I would love to be a follower of your blog and I hope you stop by my blog for the GYB and enter my giveaway too.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

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  15. Hi Clare. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your wreaths are so cute. I've never seen anything like them.

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  16. So nice to meet you! I'm here from the GYB party and look forward to following you stitching adventures.
    Cheers

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  17. Loving all your crochet projects. Ali x

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  18. I love your beautiful summerhouse. I can imagine what it must be like when all your flowers are in bloom. I also love the Lucy blanket you're working on. The colors are just lovely.
    Rest and be well.

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  19. Hello Clare! After you left me a comment I had to come check out your blog - your blog name was quite enticing :)

    May I just say your creations are truly beautiful as are your blossoms. I am happy to be following and look forward to visiting again. Hugs!

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  20. This is a great introduction to you and your blog, Clare. I really enjoyed it even though I'm not part of the party.... or maybe I'm just a wallflower : ) so to speak xx

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  21. Bonjour from the other side of the Channel, I saw you waving and came over asap. I have shed envy! Your summerhouse looks fab, your crochet and knitted blankets look wonderful too. If you enjoy turning your photos into mosaice then why not join us for Mosaic Monday hosted by Judith at Lavender Cottage? There's a link on my sidebar if you'd like to check it out.
    BTW just signed up to follow you, us Brits have got to stick together!

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  22. Hello Clare

    I found you through Grow Your Blog event. I enjoyed reading about you and your blog :). I too love all things vintage :). Your crocheted flowers are to die for! I would like to wish you every success in your blogging adventure.

    Have a fabulous weekend and a happy GYB! Hugs, Asia

    If you'd like to visit me back and find out more about my blog Under a Creative Spell, that would be fab!

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  23. Hello! I'm delighted to have found your blog and look forward to seeing more of your creations over the coming months as I'm your newest follower. Please do pop back to my blog if you have time! J9 x

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  24. Ooh, I always enjoy your tales from the summerhouse...and all your lovely makes. Your current WIP blankies look fab too. And how very dare "they" refer to your fabulous summerhouse as a shed?! Tsk, tsk... ;-)
    Happy Tuesday! Hugs xx

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  25. 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!
    SuZeQ

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  26. Hi Clare - stopping by to say hello from Grow Your Blog Party and enjoy all of your lovely creations. Looking forward to following you to see what is going on at Summerhouse.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Erin

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  27. Hi Clare, so nice to meet your blog through this GYB party.. All of your creations are so pretty! I too love crocheting and thanks for stopping by my blog. Will sure come back to read more of your posts.. Cheers:)

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  28. I love your summer house and your wreaths are amazing!
    love Jooles x x x

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  29. Hi Clare, I just popped over from little Vintage red suitcase blog and I am so glad I did. I am really sorry to hear you have been suffering with your health this year and I hope this year you are able to have some good days. My son suffers with Crohn's disease he is 18 now and was diagnosed when he was 12 he has good days and bad he has been struggling the past few weeks with his chronic fatigue and I am just hoping he is not going to get another flare up. Your summer house is lovely and I love your crochet and your wreathes you made. I will pop back again soon I have just started blogging again and Its lovely to find some new blogs to read and make friendships again. Take lots of care, dee x

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  30. Hi Clare, yours is the most beautiful shed and your creations are simply fabulous. I love it here and will be back for more visits. So nice to meet you.

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  31. Hi Clare, You have a lovely blog! I look forward to reading more.

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  32. THough I've never crochet...I love your work and added myself as a GFC follower. Stop by! Val from myplvl.blogspot.com

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  33. I'm a textile artist visiting via GYB from St. John's, NL Canada. Lovely work. Thanks for sharing. I'm having a giveaway on my blog. Please drop by.

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  34. I found your lovely blog from 2 Bags Full and love it...I too love ATTIC 24. I will add your blog to my favorites. Thanks for sharing.

    Penny ALASKA

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  35. I do envy you your 'shed' - how wonderful to have a special place like that. So sorry that you are suffering through Lyme, but glad that you have your creativity to help you cope. Nice to meet you!

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  36. Hi Clare, your shed nestled in a garden would be heaven for me since I work in a tiny little bedroom. The flower pics remind me that spring is not too far away. Enjoy the blog party. Susan

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  37. What a gorgeous Summerhouse to create in. No wonder you feel so inspired to create all the wonderful things that you do and I love your flower collage too. I bet the outside looks so gorgeous in Spring and Summer. What more could one possibly want!
    Hope you are enjoying the party Clare.
    You might like to see my little garden room in my GYB post too. I couldn't live without my garden of roses and flowers!

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