Monday, January 24, 2011

My first post

Hi there,
my name is Karen Bailey and this is my first time as a blogger. I have so much more to learn, so if anyone has any advice, tips or ideas for me, I would love to hear from you!

I decided to create this blog so I can share my love for crafting and old treasures. Crafting has always been a big part of my life. I have been married for 20 years now to a British soldier and have two beautiful daughters. We spent most of our army life all over the world including Germany, England and Canada - finally settling down here in Ontario. Despite the constant uprooting of our lives every 2-3 years, crafting has always been something I could take with me wherever I go.

I get my inspirations from many sources such as books, websites, blogs and once in a while I come up with a design of my own and that is the only time I will put my name on it. My favorite blogs are by my friends Dawn at "The Feathered Nest", and Barbara-Jean at "Treasures from the Heart" - so if you get a moment, please head over and take a look! 

I plan to 'blog' whenever I can, so please come back and see if I have posted anything new!
That's all for now,

Karen B.


  1. woo hoo!!! Great job!! Love your layout, banner, background! (birds, so of course I would love it!!)
    And I'm so blessed you would let me be one of the first ones to know.

    You will do great at learning one step at a time like all of us did, and do.
    Cannot wait to see pictures of your projects!!

    Welcome to blogland!!!!


    barbara jean

  2. Hi Karen!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS Sweetie!!!!! Everything is gorgeous over here've created a beautiful blog ~ you are so going to LOVE blogging and all the sweet friends you will make along the way!!!! I can't wait to see you blossom and grow dear friend ~ I will follow you right now!!! hugs and love, Dawn

  3. Welcome Karen! You will love blogging and I can't wait to see what you create! I love the look of your blog already. Being a single parent and working full time doesn't let me craft as much as I want (or need) to, so I really enjoy seeing what others create.

  4. Welcome, Karen! Beautiful blog you have! I'm here from Dawn's. So nice to meet you. I'm a fairly new blogger too - about four months. If you have any questions just email me. I'm always more than happy to help. I look forward to your posts and getting to know you better! Dawn and Barbara Jean are two of my favorite people too. Take care!

  5. Welcome to Bloggieville! I hope you have as much fun as I do finding new blog friends and learning from them! Your blog is so pretty! Can't wait to hear more from you!

  6. Karen, Welcome to BLOGLAND! I found you from Dawn & wanted to say hello. LOVE your background with the lace & MOP buttons. Have fun!!!! Charlene

  7. Hi Karen, Welcome! You've got such a beautiful place here, a great start. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Love, Penny

  8. Hellooooo! Just came over from Dawn's to wish you a good start on your blog. Come visit when you can,

  9. Wow girl... what a lovely job you have done with your first post... Dawn is a old friend from my first year of blogging and you have already learned much more than I ever knew... I just was self taught how to do different things and sure am still learning... Welcome... I will place you on my blog list and come back and read all your posts... Seems our passions are very similar.... Blessings and Welcome.....

  10. Hey girl
    As soon as you get a picture up, I'd like to tell my friends about you! OK??

    big hugs and blessings

    barbara jean

  11. Welcome to blogland Karen. It looks really really nice. Your banner is so pretty. What does the name mean? How do you pronounce it?
    I would not have started a blog if it wasn't for Dawn, aka Mamma Bird, aka Fairy Blogmother. I hope you enjoy makeing new friends as you surely will.

  12. Hi Karen,
    nice to meet you and welcome to blogging!
    You have a lovely blog and I'm looking forward to see your creations. Have a great evening.
    XO Marie

  13. Karen, you are among will LOVE blogland...if you are creative AND LOVE OLD THINGS.. you will have all sorts of things to post...which we will all enjoy I am sure.

    19 followers alreday as of THIS post....that may be some kind of work record !



  14. Welcome Karen!!

    So happy to meet you and glad that you have decided to start blogging! You'll learn alot as you go along just in doing - really!

    Your critters are adorable and I am so looking forward to your future posts!

    "Her" and Romeo (who will normally leave you a message...)

  15. Hello Karen,
    I'm here too via Dearest Dawn at The Feathered Nest. I think you have done a fantastic job with the beautiful banner and delightfully pretty background you have for your blog. I absolutely love love love the vintage shabby chic style of it. You photos are lovely, I especially love the ones beautiful bears.
    Looking forward to visiting again.
    Warmest best wishes,