Grow Your Blog

For those of you visiting my blog from the "Grow your Blog" linky event, 
I started my blog in 2007. It has been a lot of fun over these past seven years finding different things to post to my blog. It is like a journal or a time capsule of things that I have made so it keeps me pluggin' along. I like to do everything! I like to paint....
I like to make jewelry out of old silver plated silverware. I have made a lot of rings....
I have flattened some and stamped on those....
I have also used the bowl part of the spoons to make pendant necklaces.
I really-really love to repurpose things... Here I took some old door knobs and made some photo holders.
I like to crochet too, it is my "go-to-craft" when I want to make something but have no clue what to make. Just recently I made a pattern for a Sweet-tooth Voo-doo doll.... just because I thought it would be funny~ (I shared the pattern I made *wink*)
I also love to play with old vintage jewelry and repurpose that into new jewelry pieces.
Other times, on my blog, I like to show off some of the amazing purchases I buy on the weekends. This entire box of vintage horse ribbons was only $1.00!
Every now and then, I like to do things to my house. I tore out the sink in my bathroom and replastered the walls and put in a new floor and sink. I love how it turned out-- although the first few days I wasn't so sure I would ever get it completed.... slow and steady, slow and steady.... just keep trudging along gets the job done!

I have also made a Barbie house for my grand daughter. I gave tutorials on how I did a lot of the things to create this Barbie house. Soon, I am going to start working on two miniature houses as well. One is a log cabin which I am going to turn into an old store, and the other one is a two story miniature house. 
On the right hand side of my blog you will see the most popular posts from my blog... that will roughly give you an idea of what your likely to find at any given time on my blog. I am all over the place with different things I like to create. My blog has many facets to it... mainly because I get bored easily and I have to mix it up! My studio is a hot mess of tubs full of practically finished fabulous stuff---- I get bored and have to pop a lid on it and "shelf" it until I get "un bored." I am always amazed at how close I am to finishing something then stop working on it cold turkey and put it aside.

I am always working on my pirate themed backyard. Here is a photo of some rum and whiskey boxes that I made out of some old discarded drawers that I got for free.
When my grandson was born and while holding him for the first time... he looked at me with one eye, closed it, and then looked at me with the other eye... at that very moment I proclaimed he was a "pirate!" So, every year I have hosted a pirate birthday party for him, and his little sister too. She is a pirate by proxy *wink* I am currently working on building another Pirate store (number 2) and a rubber band shooting gallery and also a 25 foot buffet table... This year will be the eighth year of pirate festivities for my two grand kids. I look forward to it as much as they do... as do all their friends!
I hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog and having a look at the things that keep me happily busy. I hope you will consider visiting again. Vicki, who's blog is "2 Bags Full" is hosting this Grow your blog linky event.
big hugs,


  1. Welcome to the Grow Your Blog Party! I am one of Vicki's volunteers and wanted to stop by and share how excited she is that you joined the party. You and I have sooooo much in common, I, too, never finish anything!! Love the Barbie house. Thank you for joining in and hope you find lots of new blogs and new friends. Your work is beautiful! Gloria

  2. Hello from Spain: I love your creations. You are a very creative person. You always do very inspiring things. I really liked your dolls house. Your family is always lovely. Keep in touch

  3. Hi Cheryl I came from the Grow your blog hop. Wow! You have a creative and fun filled blog! I love your jewellery. I also create unusual pieces and am always looking for inspiration. Blessings

  4. Cheryl, your studio and its organization just blows me away. I can hardly believe it!

  5. Hi Cheryl...I have a general store/upstairs home miniature house too! The girls are wanting to dust it off and get it set up again. We'll have to work on them together!

  6. Man, I love the sweet tooth voodoo doll! That's hilarious. Your repurposed jewelry and photo holders are great. Things look pretty fun over here! Enjoy the blog hop!

  7. I'm a fellow often-not-finisher too... when I tidied my craft room recently I found an awful lot of WIPs!

    I love the barbie house you made; really wish I could have one even though I am supposed to be grownup now!

    Popping in from GYB


  8. Where is the grow your hop? I found you on a Pinterest link. Thanks!

  9. Oh your jewelry is completely charming! I adore all the ribbons, great deal!

    Have a beautiful day!

  10. 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!

  11. Hi Cheryl, happy Friday to you. I'm visiting from the GYB event and I really love your blog and I enjoy crocheting too and being creative so we have that in common. I am going to join your blog and hope that we can become new friends. I have a blog called Julie's Lifestyle and I do hope that you will stop by and I have a little giveaway too. I enjoyed learning about you today. Take care and have a nice day and weekend.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

  12. Oh I love all your tubs! You are so organized! And prolific!

  13. Hello Cheryl, I'm visiting via GYB-Party and have to say: your cutlery jewelry is amazing! Gorgeous! Kind regards from Germany! Annett

  14. I've enjoyed my visit here with you! Love the doll house and have to admit to a teeny little glimmer of hope that someday I might be fortunate to have a little granddaugther so I can make one too!

  15. You had me at Pirate Themed Backyard, then I had a look around and just loved everything :0) New follower here!!

  16. LOl Love that Pirate Palace !
    My grandson would adore it too.
    I should make him something like that since I make tactile stuff for ( visually impaired) kids anyway, and Jack is always asking me to make or build him something or other too.
    had fun visiting, thanks : )


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