This is the second year I'm taking part in the Grow Your Blog Party which is being hosted by Vicki at 2 Bags Full
This event is designed to help bloggers find new followers but more
importantly to make new friends, so for those of you who are just
visiting my blog for the first time, a very big welcome to you and hope
you'll stop a while to take a look around.
Last year was so much fun visiting all the blogs that took part and it was a good way of finding new blogs and friends that I would have probably missed otherwise.
Before I start I want to say a very big thank you to all my faithful followers who always inspire me to create with their lovely comments and for those of you who are new to my blog now's the time to tell you a bit about myself so here we go.
My name is Maria, born in Spain, brought up in the UK from the age of three where I lived until 20 years ago when I moved to the Middle East. I'm married with two wonderful kids. My daughter is 26 and studied Textile and Fashion Design and now does what I do for a living only on a much larger scale and my son who's 23 is still at uni studying Physical Education.
I started blogging in November 2011 just to keep a record of the things I make and never imagined I would make so many wonderful internet friends becasue of it.
A few years ago I started doing bag testing and now it's a full time job for me. All the designers I test for are wonderful people and some have become close friends. You know who you are, I don't want to name names LOLL. I sell most of what I make but on occasion will keep some things for
myself. I'm very fortunate to have a job that is my passion.
This blog started with bags and then I got into quilting and loved it so much that last year I did more quilting than bag making. In fact I even tested a couple of quilt patterns which I thoroughly enjoyed. At the moment there are loads of bags on the list to test but I really would love to start a quilt and have one in mind but need to find some time.
I also love making kitchen accessories and fabric boxes/baskets. In fact if anything can be made with fabric then I'll try it out.
Here's a collection of the things I made in 2014.
I hope you've enjoyed stopping by and hope you'll leave me a comment. I'd love to hear from you and make new friends.
~ Maria ~