Monday, September 29, 2014

Around the World Blog Hop

It has been absolutely wonderful to be able to travel all over the world, meeting many wonderful people and making some very sweet friends along the way...And all while sitting in front of my computer....Hee, Hee,Hee. What a wonderful place this Blogland is.

One of these very sweet and dear friends who I have met in my "travels" is Carolyn from Draffin Bears. She is a very kind and dear friend who lives in New Zealand. She loves her family, traveling and is a very talented and creative soul...She creates the most beautiful mohair bears. If you haven't met her yet you should stop by and say
(Aren't Carolyn's little bear creations adorable?)

Carolyn invited me to join her in the "Around the World Blog Hop" which I was happy and thrilled to accept the invitation. As part of this blog hop I have to answer some questions, so here we go.

Question #1: What am I working on right now?

I am not one to sit still with idle hands for too long. It seems that there is always something I am working on. As of right now there are a couple of projects I am working on....

Crocheting this white and creme, zig zag pattern throw.
Also working on a new doll...I love making dolls. I am still in the very early design stage.
And although I haven't started yet, but will very soon... I will be working on a couple of Halloween costumes for myself and my daughter...Hubby's is already done.
Question #2: Why do I create what I do?

 I Have always said that I am the happiest when I am with my family and when I am creating. I love to create and to be creative simply because it makes me happy. I create what I do because it makes me happy and because when I create something for someone else it makes them happy too.

Question #3: How does my creative process work?

Well, this is a long and complicated process which always seems to amuse my hubby, but since this post is already long enough I will put it in a nut shell....First step would be inspiration, second step would be trial and error, trial and error and then some more trial and error and final step would be the creation itself :-)

And now comes the part where I get to introduce to you three more wonderful people I have met through my blog travels...

I would like you to meet my sweet friend Teresa from I Got The Sun in the Morning who lives in Portugal. A kind, thoughtful, sweet, caring, supportive soul who I have the honor of calling friend. She loves to share with her blogger friends interesting articles, positive quotes, her beautiful home and garden and most of all her heart...Please won't you stop by and say hello here.
I would also like for you to meet my sweet sorella, Ally from the blog with the same name who lives in beautiful Italy. She is my sweet Italian sister who even though we have never met in person has become a very dear part of my heart. Although she will never admit to it, she is a very creative and talented soul who loves to create. She has two beautiful children who she adores and a heart of gold. Do hop on by for a visit here.
And last but definitely not least I would like to introduce to you my sweet friend Alessandra from My Romantic Creations. She also lives in beautiful Italy. She loves to create and tries, with beautiful success, to always incorporate a romantic touch to all she makes. I'm sure she would love if you stopped by and said hello. You can find her here.
If you are still with me after this really long post...Thank you. I am so happy you stopped by and stayed a while. I always appreciate and enjoy the company.

Also a special Thank You to Carolyn for her invitation.

Wishing you all a beautiful new week.

Hugs and Kisses,


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love that you create dolls! I did not know that. xoxox

Art and Sand said...

I am familiar with Draffin Bears, but now you have taken me to new parts of the world. Thanks for the intros.

And now, you have inspired me to get a little creative today.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I so enjoyed reading this post dear friend.

Junkchiccottage said...

What cute bears your friend makes. Adorable. Loved to read your answers to the blog hop questions.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ana,

Thank you dear friend for playing along with the blog hop.
It was fun to find out more about you - I look forward to seeing your new doll and always love to see what wonderful projects you are creating.
Many thanks for introducing us to some of your friends and now I will go and visit them.
Enjoy the week

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Ana,
What a beautiful post! I can't wait to see your doll... You will share won't you? I am always in awe over how many talented artists there are out there...
Such a treat to have you in the blog hop..

Alessandra said...

Dear Anna..what a lovely post! I enjoyed reading more about you. I'm curious to see your dolls. I know Ally and her blog, i love her creations. Thank you very much for being so deary with me!!!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Great post Ana! I feel so much better knowing someone else does the trial and error thing many times just like me! And I love how are you really went around the world picking fellow bloggers to participate.
This was a fun post and I look forward to meeting your blogger friends. Have a great week!

Duni said...

Hello Ana,
the bears made by Carolyn are adorable!
It was fun reading your answers to those questions! (I did this some time ago too). I agree with you, that creating just makes me happy :)
Excited to see your Halloween costumes!!
best wishes from Germany,

Claudia said...

Dear Ana,
sorry I am late with visitng you and your wonderful post! Did not have a lot of time during the last days.....It was so nice to read more about you and your wonderful work, your dolls are beautiful :O)
Wishing you a wonderful and creative october,
Love and hugs,
P.S. Did not forget about the knitting pattern...;O)

Teresa said...

Thank you for the mention Sweet Ana.

It's always a pleasure to learn a bit more about you.

I hope to make justice to the iniative.

Love and "see" you soon,


•♥ Ally ♥• said...

sei la persona piĆ¹ adorabile che conosca. ti voglio bene mia dolce amica

Ti said...

The bears look so cute :)