Saturday, January 25, 2014

Grow Your Blog..

Hello my dear friends,

in my case this post should really be called "re-grow your blog".

Welcome to my blog!

Many of you know me but for those who don't I am Karen B. and my blog is 'Todolwen'.
 
I am the wife of a now retired British soldier and for many, many years we travelled the world with the British army. In 2006 we moved back to Canada (where I am originally from) with our two daughters.
 
Creating has been a part of my life since I can remember; I started to sew when I was 5 and knitting came next and after that my thirst for more ways of being creative just kept growing. Even today I will try anything new that looks like it could be fun.

I also have a love for anything very old, tarnished and tattered and love spending time at antique fairs, shops and markets.
 
I started blogging in 2011, after meeting Dawn, Barbara Jean and Lisa on the Internet ~ all ladies with wonderful blogs ~ and they all inspired me so much. Because of these ladies and my love for creating I wanted and did create my own blog and that is how Todolwen became.

My blog name 'Todolwen' is an anagram that I created specifically for my blog from the words 'old to new'. The reason behind these words is that, that is what I try to do - take old things and give them a new life. It took me some time to come up with the right placement and rearrangement of the letters but in the end my blog name was created and I loved it.

 My blog is my baby, at times my escape and it is my little place to come to and enjoy other bloggers talents and beautiful work.

 I also love sharing my creations and many of my tutorials which most of them are free. From time to time I even share a little bit about what is happening in my life too.

These are some of my free tutorials ...



... that you can find there on Todolwen.
 
Vicki is one of my dearest friends I made in blogland.
My reason for joining her amazing event of  'Growing your Blog' this year is ...

Vicki's Blog
 

... not only to make new friends and re-find old followers but also to inform you all of what can happen to your blog if you intend to make changes and are not very careful.

Until recently I had many followers until I decided to do something to my blog's URL. I wanted to make a change my name and please don't think that I just went ahead and didn't inform myself first via blogger, because I did. There were no alarm bells going off saying that if you altered/changed your URL there is no turning back and that you will lose all your followers ... so I went ahead and did it. To my horror after I changed it, that is when all of the sudden the message appeared that you can not undo what you just did and all my lovely followers were gone and there was no way I could find them again.
 
Therefor my advise to you is not to ever change anything to do with your URL as it will have a huge impact on your blog!

Work is still continuing on my blog, trying to get it back to where it was before that dreadful day last November and I am sure more is still to follow for a little while longer but please don't let this stop you from visiting me at Todolwen ~ I have so much to share!

And now ...

... if you wish take a few moments and explore Todolwen but before you do so make sure you leave a comment to enter my giveaway!

 I haven't had one in a long time and this special event seems the perfect occasion to have one.

And this is my giveaway gift!


 




 

 
 
Any one can take part and you don't have to be a follower to enter my giveaway but it would be lovely if you decided to become one! The winner will be announced on Feb. 15th 2014. 
 
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 The giveaway is now closed! 
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And last but not least ...
 
... I would like to say 'thank you' to my dear friend Vicki for being such amazing person and for hosting this event again.
 
I hope you are well my dear fiends and life is treating you kind.
 
Have a peaceful and creative day.
Yours,
 

Karen B.
 

109 comments:

  1. Yeah for the party. I actually had a sneak peak a couple of days ago because I love old things too. I'm starting a new site and I agree the whole thing is nerve wracking. Right now my link will take you to the new site but I think you might enjoy my more personal one where I blab on about life on 5 acres in BC. www.aslongasyouhaveagarden.blogspot.com. Please include me in the draw. Butterflies seem like a constant motif in my life.

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  2. I follow your blog on Bloglovin. Like you, I love to create new things from old things, especially vintage embroidered linens and trims. Thanks for the info on what happens when you change your URL. I admire your work and love reading your blog. I also love butterflies. Isabel from Isacreativemusings.blogspot.com

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  3. I was a follower before Nov last year when sadly you lost all your followers..since then I have rejoined.... your blog and your work is so inspiring & beautiful...I adore the shoe & stickpins..you are so generous to offer this wonderful giveaway...I would love to be included in the draw...Have a happy weekend... Hugs May x x x

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  4. Oh Karen, how lovely is this creation! And some butterflies are out of an old german book!
    I bought some old books in german, english and french for my cardmaking and even some with musical notes. I love old things like you and so I am right here on todolwen!
    Hope your followers will find you and that you will show us many more of your creative life!

    Ines♥

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  5. Hello Dear Karen
    I am welcoming you to this amazing GB party on behalf of dear Vicki as I am one of her volunteers here to assist her in visiting everyone.
    I know how much your visitors will be inspired by your amazing tutorials and gorgeous creations often based on vintage findings just as in the Giveaway here. The pincushion and laces are divine!
    I do hope everyone visiting follows your beautiful blog today as I have and takes head of the advice offered by you if they have any thought of making changes to their blogs.
    Wishing you warm hugs and much happiness with your new blog again!
    Suzy

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  6. Karen, I'm one of the lucky ones who did not lose because of the change in URL, I really like your blog and slowly you will recover all your followers.
    I'm from Catalonia and I speak only a little English but I follow you with great interest.
    Regards

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  7. Hello dearest Karen
    It's so lovely to know a little more about you!
    I've often wondered what Todolwen meant - now I know - that's clever!
    I know the heartache your blog changes have caused you - I hope everyone who is part of GYB 2014 will follow you, as they don't know what they're missing until they do!!
    I've always looked for vintage baby boots - but haven't found them yet - I love your pincushion!
    Do pop over and enter my giveaway too - there's a little surprise for you!
    BIG HUGS
    Shane xox

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  8. Hi Karen, I was so pleased to find you again after all the problems with your blog. You are an inspiration and so generous with your tutorials. Thank you so much for the chance to win your gorgeous giveaway too. Margie x

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  9. Hi, this is Wanda from Tidbits and Treasures, stopping by from the Grow Your Blog 2014 hop.

    Your bootie/pincushion is just adorable (and thank you for offering it), as are the other things you displayed with post. I especially like the butterflies.

    Scanning the previous comments, I see that at least one person didn't get lost in the shuffle with your URL and now at least one of those who was lost has found you again! How cool is that? Enjoy the "hop"!

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  10. Hi Karen,

    You have a really lovely blog, it has such a gentle, soothing feel to it. I'm sorry to hear that you lost your followers - I confess I did the same thing last year, and I am also having to build up my followers again. That was one of the reasons I joined the blog party, but I also wanted to find some lovely new blogs to follow. And I have - you're the first new blog on my list. :-)

    Helen.

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  11. Здравствуйте., дорогая Карен! Я есть ваш постоянный читатель очень давно. Я читала ваш старый блог, теперь с удовольствием буду читать новый блог! Вы имеете волшебные золотые руки, и делаете красивые вещи! Все эти вещи напоминают мне мою любимую бабушку. Моя бабушка очень любила шить, вышивать, вязать делать руками красивые вещи, и научила меня это делать. Осталось очень немного ( мало) старых вещей от моей бабушки. Я увидела ваш блог и я хочу дать им новую жизнь, я учусь у вас, Карен. Спасибо вам большое! Я плохо пишу на английском языке, надеюсь, вы понимаете мое сообщение)))

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    1. Hello., dear Karen! I am your constant reader a very long time. I read your blog, now happy to read the new blog! You have magical hands of gold, and make beautiful things! All these things remind me of my beloved grandmother. My grandmother loved to sew, embroider, knit, make the hands of pretty things, and taught me to do this. Left very little ( little) old things from my grandmother. I saw your blog and I want to give them a new life, I learn from you, Karen. Thank you very much! I write bad English, hope you understand my message)))

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  12. How lovely to meet you today on the blog party. I hope you get your followers back! Thank you for a beautiful giveaway too.

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  13. Good morning Karen,

    I have loved your blog since the first time I took a peak at what was inside. I don't remember how I was first introduced to it, but I love to see what wonderful things you are doing and creating. I have followed you since that first peak inside and always look forward to what is new from the old here. I love the baby shoe pin cushion. They always touch my heart with memories of my children as babies. Please keep sharing your creations. They are always wonderful to see.

    Micki

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  14. Thanks for the warning about changing a URL Karen! I have been lax this past year about blogging because of some personal challenges and I am aiming to grow my blog and keep in much better touch with those I have grown to love here on Blogger. I will be checking out the link to Vicki's Blog Party and look forward to meeting everyone! I also noticed on one of your tutorials that there is a bit of tatting, an art I have long wanted to learn!!! Lucky for me you were still on my "reading list"!
    Here's to 2014 and happy times!

    Tina xo

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  15. I how horrible about the blog change and THANKS for the warning!!! I am a new happy follower!

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  16. Lovely blog. Sorry about the loss of all the followers. Sometimes these computer things can drive us crazy.

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  17. Hi sweet girl!
    My life is finally settling down and I would really like to focus more on blogging and making art. Step one is visiting all of my friends starting with you. What a great post to land on. I am such a vicki fan and this blog party is so great. Thanks for the inspiration. BTW, no matter what your URL I'd hunt you down! Lisa
    PS please enter me in your amazing giveaway, been a follower for ages.

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  18. karen, your blog is awexome and i am thankful that i have been able to find you thru your ups and downs of late. i would love to win your giveaway - amazing!!!

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  19. Hi Karen,
    I'm so glad that I didn't lose track of your blog...I so enjoy all your sweet posts. I'm excited to visit the other blogs participating in the "Grow your Blog" event too.
    Thank you for offering such a lovely giveaway!

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  20. I'm loving seeing so many new to me blogs today! I love your choice of materials :)

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  21. I missed the boat to register for the tour, but I still plan to go around and visit everybody! Good luck, and I really hope you get your followers back.

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  22. I follow your blog for years now. You do such wonderful projects. I love the pincushion and all the extra's that you are giving away. It has been so long since I have added to my blog, I wish I could keep it up like you. Nancy P.

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  23. Love the name of your blog, and love the thinking behind it too! You've some great creations on here.
    Gaynor x

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  24. Hi, I really enjoy your blog...I did not drop off as a result of any changes you did. I lost quite a few with the change to bloglovin. Keep creating and they will find their way back to you!!

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  25. Karen, What a lovely pincushion, so delicate and sweet. Thanks for the chance to win it. XOXO

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  26. I'm so happy to be receiving your blog. (This is the first time I have figured out how to post a comment!) Your pictures are amazing - I study each one to appreciate the detail. I too am drawn to vintage, linens, precious memories - I can't seem to keep away from them when I go to estate sales, antique shops, thrift stores. I am amazed at the items people can part with. Thank you for sharing your creations with us, and for the opportunity to actually win one.

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  27. I love your blog. Great writing and pictures. I predict you get many followers from this party and hopefully some of those you lost. Please sign me up for the giveaway and come visit my blog. Congratulations from a fellow Canuck.

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  28. I love how you came up with the name for your blog! I'm so sorry you lost your followers but it won't take long for you to build that back up. Your blog and the things you create are so beautiful. And what an amazing giveaway! I hope I win!

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  29. Hi Karen! This is Deb.
    So nice to meet you. I come via the Grow Your Blog blog hop. Your blog is lovely . Even if you
    are still trying to recover from the url dissaster...... Please count me one of your many new followers and count me in the GiveAway. Hugs! deb

    nuleaf at comcast dot net

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  30. OMG!!! I love your creativity! Those pins you have in the little shoe are so sweet! I have always had a thing about little childrens shoes, the vintage ones of course. How awful that you lost your followers from changing your url. I have been wanting to change the name of my blog but now I will not. It is so hard to start over. Looking forward to seeing all your creativity! If you have the chance I hope that you can visit me at www.littleputtylittlepaint.blogspot.com. take care and god bless!

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  31. Hi Karen, I've followed you for a while, both old,new and new. I rarely comment,*sorry*, probably I'm just so amazed at your talent and/or eager to try one of your tutorials. Thank you for your inspiration, and sharing your talents here on Todolwen, I have enjoyed coming here immensely. Your creation for the giveaway is gorgeous as always, fingers crossed, xx's Kim
    If you like you can find me here www.babesandbrides.blogspot.com

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  32. Hola Karen:
    Yo te seguia, te perdi y te volvi a encontrar en la otra dirección y de nuevo vuelvo a la primera.
    Soy una fan tanbién de todo lo antiguo, me fascina. Así que comprenderas que te sigo con autentica emoción.
    Un beso, Silvia.

    http://eltallerdelaosa.blogspot.com/

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  33. I have continued to follow your blog, even when the mishap required to "follow you" again. I thoroughly enjoy reading your posts and seeing what new magical creation you've come up with.
    I hope you'll continuing blogging for many more years. Your giveaway looks amazing, I just love your pincushions.

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  34. What beautiful things you make! I'm sorry about what happened to your old blog -- I've heard other bloggers say the same. I don't much like my URL address. They make you pick it before you really know what you're doing! :) But I'm sticking with it. Your blog is beautiful. Glad to have found you!

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  35. Hi Karen, I've been waylaid with back problems, but hopefully can keep up with you once more. Your ingenuity with "little pretties" never fails to astound me. Count me in on your giveaway, please!
    Cheers, Linda.

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  36. I just popped by from GYB but I'll be back to explore properly soon. Your ethos old to new is what fills my head too and I love what I have seen of your work so far. Eleanor x

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  37. Hiya - found you via Grow Your Blog :)

    And what a lovely blog!! Really like your 'look' and will be browsing your tutorials soon! Also what a great giveaway.

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  38. Love your blog and meeting you. I will be returning often...

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  39. Hi Karen
    Your blog is lovely lovely lovely.
    It feels like a restful place that I am looking forward to exploring.

    So sad to hear about the big URL disaster. Ooof. But glad you are still here and I'm so grateful to Vicki for giving us all the chance to peek into each other's worlds.

    Your give-away is beautiful. The recipient will be lucky lucky lucky.

    Enjoy the party ~p

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  40. I started following your blog recently and am always so inspired by your creations...thank you for such a lovely giveaway.

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  41. I have your blog in my sidebar on my blog! I like your sense of style!

    Patty

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  42. Hi Karen, I still feel so badly that you lost your blog-I love that you are still here though-hugs. I would love to have a chance for your giveaway-enjoy the party! Kathy

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  43. I've visited your blog before and am now a new follower. I'd really like to create a nest with your felted tutorial but have to find a lambswool sweater to cut up first.
    Thanks for sharing what happened when you tried to change your URL, I don't mess with things any more and let Karen Valentine my designer make all changes.

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  44. Karen,
    Loved your blog all along and was SO glad to have only missed a post or two when the "disappearance" occurred in November! I love your pincushions, and that little shoe is just adorable! You are so creative and generous to offer all these lovely items in your giveaway! i'd love to be included in it!
    hugs to you!
    Betsy

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  45. Your creations are just beautiful.

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  46. I'm so glad that Vicki's GYB party has led me to (re)discover your blog...I was/am a follower of your original one. You make such lovely things! Can't wait to see more...Sara

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  47. I am your new follower. I would love to take part in your charming giveaway.

    Arathi
    http://novicedecorator.blogspot.com/

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  48. Here from GYB. Your work is absolutely stunning.

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  49. Hi Karen it's great to meet you! I've known of your work for years thru Dawn...I remember seeing your perfect paper feather and just loving it. I'm crossing my fingers tightly and hoping to win your precious giveaway with all the goodies that I LOVE! Hoping you come visit me too...

    Maggie
    Www.themagrag.com
    (Your newest follower)

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  50. Hi Karen,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is so nice to meet you and your pretty blog! I just love your header design. You are very talented! I am a new follower. 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

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  51. Hello,

    Nice to meet you.:)
    I would like to participate in your giveaway.
    petitearmoire2@gmail.com

    Greetings.

    Bernadett

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  52. This is darling! I always enjoy seeing what new things you have created and I especially like the little shoe as a pincushion. The butterflies are adorable, as are the lace, doilies and certainly the tiny heart. The hat pins are wonderful. Where did you find them? Or did you have them already? This little pincushion is as precious as your little bird, which was the first thing that led me to your blog. Such a creative idea! It would have a very special place in my corner of the world. I would be delighted to win your giveaway! Thanks so much for sharing your artistic and creative adventures. I am inspired whenever I visit your site. I have a simple little blog that I am looking at revamping. I started simply to inspire others to create beautiful homes and enjoy the simple things of nature. It was a bit of a test run, but I am loving it, so I am looking at making changes to be a part of the blogosphere. Do you recommend bloglovin'? If you have a moment, please drop me a line...marylouisepoteet@gmail.com, www.twigsandthings.com.

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  53. I would love to win that sweet little show. So creative! I am following you already but always glad to visit from Grow Your Blog. I am at Cottage-Wishes.blogspot. Didifinds@gmail.com

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  54. I'm so glad you didn't give up when you lost your Blog...I've been a follower for some time, but this is the first comment I've made. I would love to win your generous give-away, but wish the best of luck to all that enter

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  55. Karen, every time you pop up in my Inbox is a happy time. Thank you so much for always gracing me with your beautiful creations. I know I've been a fan of yours for quite some time and just love what you do. Thank you for re-growing!

    PS - Yes, Vicki is absolutely AMAZING.

    SuZeQ

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  56. Have begun following your blog and absolutely love! It's peaceful, beautiful and clear. Thanks for the chance of wining one of your creations.

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  57. How nice to visit you again after being MIA. I am sorry your blog went through some issues, it can be a terrible stress, but you are back and all will be well. I remembered when you started your blog, I had signed up then, and just signed up again.
    Blessings in your day
    Marcie

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  58. I LOVE your loving creative spirit! Keep creating. (BTW I too shed a tear when I watched your daughter's wedding video. I felt the love all the way here in Ohio.

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  59. Beautiful things. Glad I found your blog.
    VictorianGypsy

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  60. Hi Karen. I've been visiting before and will be back again!

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  61. Hi Karen, I'm totally new here having find you via the GYB party, and I immediately became a follower - your blog is so pretty and I love the vintage feel :)
    I'm so sorry you had to find out the hard way re. changing the url - it's a cautionary tale I will not forget - thank you :)

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  62. Hi Karen,
    Love your blog. I'm a follower now. So sorry about your first blog !

    Blessings Wilma. shabbyroyale.blogspot.com

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  63. .......so special how you named your Blog, very creative !! Thank you for the generous giveaway!

    hope to visit you more often,
    Wilma.

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  64. Please enter me in your giveaway! I enjoy your blog!

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  65. Karen,

    Came to your blog via GYB party and subscribed! We love to thrift and frequently find things that are too broken to fix; your tutorials will give us some ideas on how to reuse what is already out there!

    Cheers,

    Kathy and Deb

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  66. Oh dear, what a sorry turn of events! I can imagine your followers miss you as much as you miss them and hopefully some will find their way back via this party. I am your newest followers and wishing you luck!

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  67. I love what you do and am sure you'll find your past followers again when word gets round that your back!
    I'm following along from here on in with you : )

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  68. Hi Karen! Great to see you again here in blogland. I just signed up as a follower because I missed all your lovely posts. Your giveaway is just dreamy. Have a great day.

    Hugs,
    Robin

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  69. Your creations are beautiful. I am a fan of antique stores and thrift stores myself. I am not an old follower but I am a new one.
    Mary Ann
    http://littlehouseonthedairy.wordpress.com

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  70. I'm in!
    Christy @ seamsewcountry.blogspot.com

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  71. Karen,
    I follow your blog by email and just love it. I managed to stay right with you when you lost it. I really like your creations and would love to win this fabulous give-a-way! have a wonderful day.

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  72. I follow your blog and was able to find it again after your crash. Good luck with everything.

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  73. Hi Karen
    Great to meet you - I'm visiting from England!

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  74. Hi Karen from a new follower. It's very nice to meet you and look at your gorgeous blog!
    Donna

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  75. Hi Karen it is nice to meet you. I'm a new follower and love how creative your pieces are. Have a wonderful day!

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  76. Hi, lovely blog - your work is beautiful. It is so nice to meet you here. I look forward to meting you again soon. By the way what part of Canada do you live in? I am from Alberta.

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  77. Your work is so beautiful thank you for sharing this lovely piece with us. I am a new follower and am so excited to find your blog! I am sort of in the same situation as I decided shortly after last years event to purchase a .com rather than the free wordpress site. I am originally from Canada so I hope you are enjoying being there! I will be coming back to your blog often!
    Naomi
    http://sewknitcreate.com

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  78. Hi karen it's nice to meet you, you've made some wonderful things

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  79. Sorry you had to go through all that. Happy to see you back on track, though!

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  80. So glad I found you again. Please enter my name in the drawing. Love all these treasures.
    Debra Ganas

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  81. Working my way through the blog listing...happy to have landed here, anew. Todolwen probably stands for PERFECT, also! Count me as your newest old follower...Happy Tuesday - Tanya

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  82. i've been a follower for a long time now, and i am a fan and follower of vicki too. (just got my first nest from her) I love to come here since it seems we love many of the same things. Stay warm and have a great evening.

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  83. Hi Karen,

    What a treat to have found your blog! I am enthusiastically becoming a new follower! And I am sure I'll be back to visit again and again!

    xoxo Silke

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  84. What a lovely little shoe. I'll be back after the party to read your older posts.
    Diane

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  85. Old to New = we need a lot of that in this world. You are doing a great and creative job of bringing beauty to the world. Thank you. I'm glad to be a new follower

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  86. what a lovely blog to fall into. Am happy to follow. I love your work. It is beautiful.

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  87. Hi Karen
    So sorry about your URL catastrophe! I thought it was so sad when I lost my flag counter!!! I hope this event helps you find some lost friends. I love your blog. Your creations are so pretty. I am a quilter - I hope you will stop by and have a look at my blog. I knit and crochet too. In fact, I just love creating things.

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  88. I'm a new follower now but I've been a fan of yours for a long time! I love your beautiful creations and appreciate your tutorials! Thanks my friend! Hugs, Diane

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  89. Karen, I've been following you for quite a little while now. Just being here brings me peace. Your artwork is so lovely and you have such a sweet, gentle soul. Many blessing to you and thank you for the opportunity to win this gorgeous example of your work! Teresa Jaye

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  90. What a terrible thing to happen to your blog Karen! Hope you get to recover your followers and pick up some nice new ones. Hugs, Dasha

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  91. Oh Karen, I am so glad you joined Grow Your Blog. I followed your old blog and didn't know you had moved. I love your work and have done some of your tutorials (you may remember, I was the one that asked if I could piggy back on your paper feather). It has been lovely re-discovering you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  92. Hello Karen, what an absolutely lovely giveaway. Totally understand the web trouble. Deleted my entire website once. Really like your blog. Am a new follower.

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  93. Oh my goodness- look at all the new friends you have made!!!! I'm so happy for you! All of us sending you love--
    Xoxo
    Vicki

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  94. Your blog is like a little treasure I keep coming across. I'm going to fix that and become a follower so I won't have to search for the jewels anymore. Thank you for sharing your creativity. You are very inspiring.

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  95. it's lovely to meet you :D I've only just found your blog. But it's good to know not to change my blog address I was thinking of doing that the other day!

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  96. Your blog is great and I am so glad to have found it. I am now a follower via email. I love your giveaway and sure hope to be the winner. Thanks, Jackie.

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  97. I love all your tutorials - especially those tiny crocheted items - with your great instructions I hope to make some of them myself some day - I love reading your blog and your giveaway is generous! Thanks!

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  98. Lovely! I'm already a follower and always enjoy your posts- I'm participating in Vicki's blog party as well and it's been such fun visiting so many great blogs old and new :)
    I would love to be entered in your delightful giveaway
    Cheers

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  99. Thank goodness I found you from Shane - 'Roses,Lace & Brocante' as I'm still plodding through the list !! of the 600 blogs at GYB party. I must say what a lovely blog you have, I'm sure I'll enjoy following you & seeing the lovely things you produce with bits of lace, I did crochet some baby shoes/booties many moons ago ( my daughter would kill me if she knew I'd said that ,as I made them for her when she was born ) just going to sign up as your new follower, My comment is your 100th, maybe that's a good sign to win your give away :) If you have time please pop in to visit me .

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  100. I just found your blog via pinterest and I love it. You make my dreams come to life. You are an inspiration to me as I have been collecting bits and pieces for many many years. I have just finally organized my craft/junk room into what is now my "studio". It is hard to control my creative thoughts and ideas. Soon I will open an Etsy store and may just create a blog. Thank you.

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  101. What charming and beautiful ideas and items you have. Thank you for sharing your lovely treasures with us.

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  102. 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 422 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.
    Oh thanks for letting me part of your giveaway.

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  103. I have followed your blog for a while now and always enjoy my visits! Love your creativity. So fun to learn how the name of your blog came to be.I would love to be entered in your darling giveaway.Hugs,Jen

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  104. Hello Karen :)

    I found your blog through Faye at The Blessed Hearth. I am a new follower and cannot wait to go through your archives. Thank you for the tutorials, I was wondering how to crinkle seam binding and thanks to you I have been able to achieve that. Thank you for the opportunity to win such lovely items.
    Have a blessed day!

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  105. Hi Karen, just reaching your blog in GYB. It has been lovely to share in your talents and your keen eye for nature. Some of the pictures you have captured are wonderful, really inspiring the winter chill! Thank you for offering them to us through your blog; I hope you gather back your followers etc and find plenty more too! x Keli x

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  106. Hi Karen! Nice to meet you :)
    Best wishes from Russia :)
    Nataly

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  107. Greetings from the Pacific Northwest. I enjoyed visiting your blog.

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  108. Hi Karen, I'm just visiting from GYB. What a lovely blog you have and such beautiful makes. Looking forward to returning and following you on bloglovin.
    Love and best
    RedSetter
    Craft blog http://gonebeading.blogspot.co.uk/
    Cat blog http://pepsimaxaddict.blogspot.co.uk/

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