zaterdag 24 januari 2015

Grow Your Blog Party 2015

                                            Hello Everyone !!

                                          Welcome to my Blog.
                                     So hope you'll feel at home
                            and enjoy the Grow your Blog Party 2015

                          First of all a huge THANK YOU VICKI !!!!
                                           from '2 Bags full'
                              for hosting this party for the third time .
                        For all your many hours and the work you did ,
                                        to make this happen .
                           I'm very excited to join it again this year.
                             What a wonderful chance for all of us
                          to get to know more friends with their blogs .
                          You can find Vicki's adventures : ) and art blog
                                           '2 Bags full' Here.
                           My name is Wilma . I live in the Netherlands .
                    Am happily married for 40 years now ,to my dear,...Mr.B .
                              ( read a little story about us Here ).

                      We have two great sons , a lovely daughter-in-law,
                          and two adorable grandsons of six and four .

We woke up with snow this morning............. : )

                        (see more pics of the guys and our garden Here ).
                                 We love to have them with us and
                                   we're so lucky they live nearby.
                                     I started blogging in 2011.
                          Once I'd seen so many beautiful blogs I just
                            couldn't wait to learn to manage my own .
                       I love to share my creative interests with others.
                                         If you click Here
                                   you can read why I called
                                my blog "SHABBY ROYALE"

                                    This is my studio in the attic...........

                          You can see all about the ' attic-make-over ' Here
                            I love to craft and make personalized presents .
                               Especially for weddings ( in the family : ),
                        using vintage materials that I find in thrift shops , like
                      lace , fabric , broken jewelery , glass and metal ornaments ,
                                boxes , ( perfume ) bottles and old books .

                          Pictures of some recent finds and a Brides Book ,
                                   followed by some altered boxes  ...............

             To read the post and see a lot of photo's of this Brides Book click Here


                              You'll find a post with more photo's Here

                       ......another wedding gift.......    

                             Click Here to see the post and more pictures.

                      ........a bottle I made for the Victorian Christmas Fair.
                                to see more pictures of this event click Here............                              
                     I used led , a part of the label and glass on top of that ,
                                         at the foot of the bottle.........

                       Some years ago I started making fabric / lace cakes
                                             and cake stands .
                           I like to use them as a table centerpiece and
                                           love to make them .

                                          So have some cake............. : ).

             Blogging brought good things in my life. I can travel all over the world .
                      See so many things of beauty, and share joy with all the
                                  lovely dear friends I met in Blog land .
                                   I'm getting to know them better and
                              chat with them . It makes my happy to know
                              that everywhere are children of God that are
                                close to each other and one in the Lord
                                        (  no matter were we live )
                                        through the Holy Spirit.


                        Hope you enjoyed...........see you at your blog !!!

               To find the list of over 400 bloggers that participate in the
                   'GROW YOUR BLOG PARTY 2015' click Here    
                                  Thank you again , Vicki !!
                                                                        With Love,


38 opmerkingen:

  1. Hi Wilma. I loved your introduction. Beautiful works of art! Your family is precious and how fortunate that they are so close. On behalf of Vicki thanks for joining 'Grow Your Blog'.

  2. Hello Wilma

    How lovely to see you here again - we met this time last year!
    I love everything you create - you are an incredible artist!
    Your grandchildren are beautiful - aren't we lucky to have them!
    Mine live in France - 12,000km away from me, but I am going over to see them in June - I can't wait!
    We have our 45th wedding anniversary this year so that’s special too!
    We have much in common - I will try and be a better blogging friend this year!
    I’m already a follower.


    1. Hello Shane,
      Thank you so much !! I really enjoy the crafting, happy you like the results : ).
      I know we're very lucky indeed to have our grandchildren nearby. Can imagine you can't wait to see yours in June !! Hope you will have a wonderful time with them.
      I totally understand it's hard to comment on so many posts from all the blog friends we follow.
      Love to have you as a follower and yes, we do have a lot in common. I will try to keep in touch too !!
      Big Hug !! Wilma.

  3. Hi Wilma,
    I was looking at all your creations and they are so beautiful. I am really trying to attempt to do more blogging. Hopefully I will achieve that this year! Wilma will you do me a favor and follow my website and blog. It would be appreciated. I am already following you. I hope you had wonderful holidays and your family is well. I love the photo and video of your darling grandsons.
    Always nice to visit your blog. Hugs and blessings.

    1. Hello Diana,
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, so good to see you !! Diana, I've been following you already, for a long time now. Maybe you don't recognize my profile photo in the followers list. I've been wondering for some time now if I should use a new photo and take the same for my other profiles. I use a youth photo for following. It's the (greenish :) little girl. I think Beverly from Tea Cottage Pretties follows after me. In my comments on your posts you see my other photo that's in my sidebar too........ I'm happy to have you as my follower and I love the chats we have.
      Hope you and your family are doing well !
      Hugs and Blessings to you dear friend,

  4. Your cakes are lovely, your studio is gorgeous, but your fabric books are out of this WORLD. All your lacy creations are to die for.

    I really enjoyed visiting your blog.

  5. Thank you for visiting! your blog is so full of action. Signed up to follow you. I left it in Dutch, just to push myself to read a little bit, guessing most of it, but I think I got it right! You have such an individual style. I must browse further in here.

    1. Hi Liz, Thank you so much for following. I always try to write my posts in English, and
      hope to reach more bloggers. I'm happy to meet you and look forward to getting to know you.
      Have a great party !!

  6. Hi Wilma, I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party and you are such a talented artist and I love all of your creations. I do hope that we can become blog friends and I joined your blog via google friend connect. I hope that you will stop by my blog Julie's Lifestyle and visit and enter my giveaway.
    Hugs, Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

    1. Hi Julie,
      Thank you so much. I visited your blog, you post about interesting things.
      I'd love to learn more about crocheting !!
      Thank you for following.
      Have a great party !!

  7. Ohhh wat is je werkplek mooi geworden! Gezellig zo, een heerlijke ruimte. En je maakt zulke mooie dingen daar, ik ben helemaal weg van de manier waarop je de stoffen zo mooi weet te plooien, zo sierlijk, zoals de bloemen op de cakes. Veel plezier met GYB en tot gauw weer! Dikke knuffel, xx Wendy van AppleApricot

    1. Dank je wel lieve Wendy.
      Jij ook veel plezier en knuffels !! xx

  8. Hi Wilma, your blog is so pretty, I love all the Shabby Chic.I am now following your blog. Hope to visit again soon, and please stop by and have a chat and a cup of Tea with me anytime.

    1. Thank you so much Sylvia !
      ....and I love tea and chatting : ) !!
      Have fun blogging.

  9. Beautiful Blog!

    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!

    1. Thank you so much Sue.....also for following !!
      I signed up on your blog too.

  10. HI Wilma. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you enjoyed the GYB party. Happy blogging!

    1. Hi Sara, Thank you for your visit !!
      Hope you have a great GYBP too : )

  11. Hello WIlma....WOW WOW WOW!!! I am visiting from GYB and am totally in awe at your work! I joined to follow you as I just love what you do. I would REALLY REALLY REALLY like to learn more about the lace fabric book and the altered suitcase divider items...maybe a tutorial or instructions? Those are amazing and I'd love to know more! I am a quilter, but have done most every other kind of craft too! I have never been so impressed by any work as I am with yours!
    Cheri, the quilting nanny

  12. Cheri.......I don't know what to say, you make me blush, thank you so much !!

  13. Hello Wilma.
    Thank you for visiting me at Christ in me. Your blog is lovely. Your art work is special indeed! And your cakes look too good to eat! I will be following you! God bless your dear heart!

    1. Hi Judy, Thank you so much !! I'm looking forward to getting to know each other.

  14. Hi Wilma! Thank you for visiting me over at Your blog post is amazing!! Such treasures to behold. I am like Cheri above, your altered suitcase and lace book are fabulous! I will be back!

    1. Hello Thearica,
      I loved visiting you. Thank you for your very sweet comment. Hope to be blog friends !
      Have fun blog hopping.

  15. Dear Wilma

    I like your blog and all the things you make.
    You are very talented. Sometimes I think you can make everything what comes up in your mind.
    You are so enthousiastic when you are busy making all your present.
    I am very delighted to see you when you are being creative.
    In all those years i am probably your biggest fan.

    With hugs en greetings.

    Your mr. B

    1. Aww....thank you so much , my Love . You're such a dear.... !!

  16. You thinks are wonderful .I will be back Have fun on Grow Your Blog
    Laura hope you come by

  17. Your cake creations are incredible - they look good enough to eat!! Thank you so much for inviting us to visit with you.

  18. I just gained 30 pounds from all the "tasting" of these gorgeous cakes, then bumped my head on your attic craft room rafters, sat in your chair and grabbed a handful of buttons to eat! Yummy! So many gorgeous chocolate silky flowers and delicious lace frosting! And your Mr. B (who left that sweet comment that made me grin), he showed me all the lovely work he did to make your home so beautiful! ! FLOORS! Wow how wonderful! Then, your BEAUTIFUL grandsons (they can call me Nonnie), wondered why I was eating buttons and why the lace pieces were sticking out of the corner of my mouth! I told them you made the best cakes EVER! And the prettiest too! I must stop tasting! How wonderful to know though that I won't really gain 30 pounds!!
    It is always a joy to visit here!
    Much love,

  19. I love everything you do, so pretty, Wilma!!
    Enjoyed your post and adorable grand sons!

  20. Hi Wilma!

    Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. Your work is stunning! I look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work! My mother-in-law's name is Wilma. You don't see that name very often. She is called Willie. Your studio is beautiful also.


  21. Love Love your blog and all your things.
    I will be back to stay longer.
    Want to try to make one sometime

  22. Dear Wilma
    Everything you share is simply gorgeous! You create with such amazing attention to detail which I love and you are an absolute inspiration to everyone who comes and visits and I hope there will be many more otherwise they will be missing out. Love your grand kids too! A gorgeous photo!
    Love and hugs,

  23. It is so wonderful to receive such sweet and encouraging comments.
    Thank you all so much !!

  24. Wow! I absolutely love your beautiful ribbon and embroidery work. Your work is very inspiring. It was nice to meet you and I am your newest follower.


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