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Friday, March 18, 2011

International Friends Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the International Friends Blog Hop (March 18-20)! You should have arrived here from Claudia.  If you stumbled across my post and would like to start at the beginning, get all of the details of the hop from Sweet Magnolia Rose HERE.

The theme for this hop is to make a project that shows a favorite Family Tradition--something that we want our children to carry on, and I chose HAND CRAFTING.

Hand crafting is something that my grandparents and  parents passed down to me, and it is a skill that I hope my own children will continue. My grandfather was a sign painter and artist, and my grandmother loved needlepoint. Both of my parents enjoy woodworking, and my mother is an artist. My own love of crafting began as a small child and has continued throughout my entire life. I love all types of crafting, but my favorites are card making, crocheting and clay (I guess I like alliteration, too, lol!).

Now that I am married and have children of my own, I am passing the love of crafting to my children. Nearly every holiday and gift occasion includes some type of handmade item. My children enjoy digital design and making gift boxes (oldest), card making (middle and youngest), and crocheting (all three), to name just a few.

Since Easter is coming soon, I decided for this hop to highlight some of the Easter crafts we have done in the past and are doing for this Easter.

Last Easter, I made these adorable little chick boxes to fill with Easter candy (chocolate, of course!). I found the idea online.  You can read more about it HERE.

I also made this Easter card:

For this Easter, I am busy making crocheted Easter hats for a friends' granddaughters. Here are some pictures of one of my hats:

And what is a blog hop with candy??

Since I chose Hand Crafting for my tradition, I am offering this assortment of goodies:

In order to enter my candy, please follow me (if you don't already) and leave a comment. I will choose a winner and post the winner on my blog on March 21, after the hop ends. If I have an e-mail, I will contact the winner directly. This is open to anyone worldwide.

Mistyrose is also offering candy for anyone taking part in the hop and challenge. One lucky winner is going to win a gently used Cuttlebug and this:
For a chance to win the main candy, you must follow the rules posted on Mistyrose's blog HERE.

Now hop on to Mallika HERE, where you will see her beautiful project. Don't forget to collect the countries that each blog in the hop originates from. 

My country is USA. 

In case you get 'lost' along the way, here is a complete lineup for the hop:

http://diamondgrove.blogspot.com/ --YOU ARE HERE--
 Happy hopping!



TheScrapbookgirl at CricutConfessions said...

Your work is splendid!


Cre8tiveVet said...

I love all of your projects. I too crochet. I call it my therapy. Check out my blog on the hop. Cre8tivegirls.blogspot.com

Svetlana said...

What a lovely story!!! And cool projects!!!
Svetlana xx

kittirin said...

I love your project!

Hugs Iryna xx

Sweet Magnolia Rose said...

Hey Debbi,

I just love that "Chicky" it is so cute. Next week I will be teaching knitting to the girls at our schools :0) and the entire school will learn to tie-dye T-Shirts :0) I hope our world will continue to pass down all of these wonderful things.

Pedacinhos di Pano by Claudia said...

HI Debbi

very good read on his tradition, his lovely box of Easter.


Tammy said...

Wow...you sure have made some wonderful projects. I love your crochet beanies....I would wear on in adult style. Just too cute!!!

lena said...

All your project are super cute and a lovely tradition.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Cute project!

Chris Wooten said...

how cute...the easter box, card and that so, so, cute hat. some little girl will be so happy to receive it.


shelly said...

sweet story :) i love all your projects. your chick box is adorable :)

Shubhra said...

wow..thnx for offering us the candy..first blog hop for me !

Dhruv said...

i love your project .. !
mallika refered me here !
thanx fer the chance to win
bful work

Jenn said...

That's a lovely tradition! That easter box is so adorable! The card is beautiful and so is the crocheted hat! TFS!
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

Mallika said...

wow !
i love your work !
splendid !!!
following you too !
hopping along


Arushi said...

Awesome !!
Its beautiful !!!
loved the work !!
now following you


Bea said...

you have some lovely projects - well done

AmyJRockstar said...

I love your projects! Fantastic! I just had to tell you that my father and my brother were sign painters too. I made signs for around 10 years myself! I miss it so much, this is why I now do scrapbooking and card making. :0) Thank you for sharing and please swing by and say hi on my blog if you get the chance. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win. I love candy! :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

trisha too said...

Very pretty projects--LOVE that hat!!


Cindylu2u said...

You do fabulous work, love the easter card!!

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