Monday, January 31, 2011

Yeah! One World One Heart Starts Today!

Welcome to the begining of One World One Heart. 
ONE WORLD ONE HEART 2011Check out this link for more details.

This is my first year to be involved in One World One Heart.....and I can't wait to meet all the wonderful bloggers out there. I hope to make some great new friends all over the world.  I am married with two daughters and 7 grandchildren.  I live in Michigan and right now I am in Alabama and Florida trying to get away from all the ice and snow at home.  Soon I will have to head back to my Michigan home....I miss my family too much.   I love artsy the present I am trying to make jewelry, needle felt, sculpt clay...especially realistic OOAK babies, and hand stitch OOAK miniature teddy bears.
Today, I am heading back to Michigan from Idex (International Doll Expo) in Orlando, Florida.  It has been so great because I have met some of my internet baby group friends here for the first time.  Also I have met some other famous sculptors and saw their babies. I bought my first silicone baby here from Rita Rich and this little sweetheart is so tiny and dainty.

 When you visit my blog and this post, just comment and let me know if you are interested in winning a giveaway.  Please tell me where you are from and how I can get in contact with you to tell you if you are a winner.
Now, I want to show you my giveaways....I have three, one for each week.  The first one is a tiny handmade dolly for your dolls, and the other two are handmade mini clay piggy banks.  I have made all three of the giveaways, but, they aren't quite done in the pictures.  I forgot my Genesis heat paints at home, so I will have to paint and finish them next week when we get back to Michigan.  There are 3 piggy banks in the picture but only 2 are for this giveaway.  Good Luck!


Belinda said...

You have an awesome blog,

I love your work its awsome love your giveaway come check mine out

MOLLYE said...

Sooo sweet! My fingers are crossed!!!!

apinkdreamer said...

hi!!!i'm eleni from greece! please enter me in your wonderful givaway! thanks for sharing!!!!!
visit my magical owoh post too:

Janine said...

Hallo, nice to meet you
Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
This is so sweet.
Please count me in.
Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

Anonymous said...

How lovely! I would love to win it!
Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
Be well & wish well,

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well. or #230 on the OWOH list.

Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

Hugs, Gayle
my blog:

Dolly said...

Oh girl stay in florida....
its so bitter cold here in Michigan and we are getting even more snow!
Yep...more snow!
If you have to come back, bring us some sunshine and warmer weather ok! :-)

Love your sweet creations!

Smiles, Dolly

Arya said...

Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

Jingle said...

These are really cute! How fun! Please include my name in your drawing and I hope you get a chance to stop by mine, as well! #357 jinglesells at gmail dot com

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. Love your creative talent. Everything you create is wonderful. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

The Altered Paper said...

So many creative blogs! WoW! Count me in your OWOH Door Prize Please! Thanks,Tee

Bertie's said...

Hi, nice to meet you and thanks for visiting my blog. I love your little darlings and I'd love to be in your drawing.Bertie

Cherry said...

Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

Cheryl said...

Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

shawkl said...

Too cute!

Mimi said...

I would love to win!

Please stop by my blog and enter my OWOH giveaway also! I'm #590.

hoerauf at comcast dot net


baglady said...

Very cute! You won't want to be hurrying back to Michigan- we have a Blizzard Warning tonight! The weather people are so excited and I guess the kids might be too if school is cancelled. A good night to stay inside and visit blogs.

BabesbyBarb said...

Hi Carolyn, love your giveaways

PEA said...

Hi Carolyn, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win either the little dolly or darling piggy bank:-)

Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

Hoopie said...

What a great give away You have !

Thanks for participating in
One World One Heart 2011

check out my blog #635

Nanbon44 said...

So very nice to meet you,
Please enter my name in your lovely giveaway-
Bonnie in Florida
Blogs #566 and #567 USA

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I collect dolls so my dolls would LOVE have a new dollie! How very sweet! I'm from Florida! Thank you! ♥ Visit me soon! I'm # 389 ! ♥

Aimee Jeffries said...

Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)


Lezlei Ann Young said...

Oh please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


Digital Misfit said...

So cute! I love the wee piggies!
Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
hugs from ON, Canada

Lutka And Co. said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your clay creations are adorable! Aren't dolls fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Connie said...

adorable doll and piggies! come visit my blog too!

Beadwright said...

Hello from Florence Oregon. There is nothing like meeting up with internet friends. So glad you could do that. Please count me in on your giveaway.

CathyH said...

So cute Carolyn, thank you!
cathyguitarteacer-77 at

Maggi said...

Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

Hi, nice to meet you! This dolly and the pigs are so cute! I would love to be entered!

If you haven't already, you're welcome to visit my OWOH post anytime!

Happy Blog Discovery!

Ayala Art said...

Oh my gosh Carolyn!!! MEEE me me me!! Pick meee heheheh I love those piggies, and the dolly. Hugs from California!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Carolyn,
How precious!!!! It's so nice to meet you and I am your newest follower.
Happy OWOH!!!

jane p said...

soooo cute. I'm from Singapore.

Sherry Edwards said...

It’s lovely to meet you Carolynn Thanks for the chance of winning one of your prizes. Your tiny handmade dolly is exquisite!

Thanks for already stopping by my giveaway - good luck.

Sherry from England, UK (OWOH#133)

Betty said...

Thanks, Carolyn, for stopping by my blog! Your giveaways are so cute!

carylsrealm said...

Awww! Love the dollie and the piggies! :)
Caryl OWOH #270

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How adorable. I'm from Kansas in the US and all my info is on my profile page. I'm # 11, and would love to have you stop by if you haven't already.

Danielle said...

I'm currently in Kansas and I LOVE those piggies!!
binafan at hotmail dot com

Gale Varland said...

Hello from Oregon! I have enjoyed peeking around your blog. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. Love the piggy banks! Do you sell them also? They are so cute. LOL
Please stop by my blog and enter my giveaway if you get a chance. OWOH # 473
:) Gale


you have such a wonderful blog and great give away! I shall have to keep my fingers crossed! Visit me too #220 needlewings at

crafty creations said...

Hi Carolyn I've enjoyed reading your blog which is very inspiring

Your gifts are brilliant and I would love to win one I'm sure it would be happy and well looked after here in the UK - please enter me into your draw

Come visit me at No 177 and No 727


Fallingladies said...

Sign me up! and stop by my blog if you haven't already!

Carola Bartz said...

I guess you are back in the cold by now... Your little pigs are so cute.
Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Kim Dellow said...

So very cute. Nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

Deedra said...

Adorable giveaways!! Please count me in!

Caroline said...

Very cute! Please enter me--thanks :) OWOH #318

Beckie Holso said...

Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

Beckie =)
artbeckons at hotmail dot com
San Diego, California, USA

OWOH #119
OWOH #132

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hi Carolyn! I was so happy to have you visit my blog post for the OWOH. Your piggy creations are too darn cute! I am keeping my fingers crossed :)


AZviaTx said...

(I like the spelling of this name better!) I had a great time on your blog. Reading the posts about your various pets. Your cousins sound like my cousins, they made my little brother ride a cow once! Luckily, he didn't get hurt because that cow did not want to be ridden! I love the little bear in the dress. She's so dainty and cute. But, the baby dressed up as a bear stole my heart. I even awwwwed outloud, all alone, and giggled. Thank you for sharing your marvelous little darlings with the blogging community. Hope you have time to hop around yourself! Tina

Donna said...

Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

Fabric Art said...

Hi Carolyn nice to meet you, thanks for visiting my OWOH post, your dolls are fantastic and the little doll and the pigs so cute.

I'm Toni said...

Thanks for visiting my blog (3AM Designs)! I enjoyed visiting yours and reading your posts so much! I love your little animals so much and I would love to win a little doll or a pig! They're so cute!
Have fun with OWOH!

BluMoon said...

Hi Carolyn, thanks for visiting me I enjoyed reading about you thanks for sharing what cute little piggies. Please add me to your list.

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Thx for stopping by my blog. Very cute doll and piggies. Please enter me in your drawing.

Amy said...

Please enter me in the drawing. I think little sets of pigs symbolize good luck? All your 'lil darlings' are great!

Fisher and Staff said...

Hello from Florida. Your prizes are adorable! and thank you for visiting my blog, too.
PS our google account belongs to Fisher the cat!

Miriam said...


You entered my OWOH-giveaway and I am entering yours. What a lovely piggies!

Greetings from the Netherlands, Miriam

Anonymous said...

What a lovely giveaway! Thank you for your generosity and a chance to win. Also, I appreciate you stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment :)
Warm greetings from Mexico ~

Novelda said...

Aloha! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I would love to win one of your adorable prizes. I would give any of them a loving home. Nice to meet you!

Keisha said...

Hello from Navada! I love your giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you!!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

Wanda AKA "Craftymule" said...

Well, hello there from snowy Arkansas! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and if you haven't already, be sure to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway, too.

Warmest regards,

Wanda Eash
Two Crafty Mules

Colleen said...

Thanks for visiting Edge of the Woods Studio blog. It's nice to meet you. Your hand stitched bears are precious. This is such fun traveling the world from the comfort of my chair, visiting blogs and meeting artists.
OWOH #313

stampgram said...

Greetings from Cody, Wyoming! Isn't this event awesome? I love your babies - just so cute. Please enter me in your drawing.

( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com }

If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
# 385
# 132

Debra said...

Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Midlife Mom said...

Oh my goodness, what cute things you make! I would love to win one in the give away!

s hyler said...

I would love to be entered in your wonderful drawing. Please stop by my blog #809 for a chance to win my door prize.

Annie said...

Love the little piggies and the doll!!!! It was so nice to stay awhile and enjoy a coffee with you. If you get the chance I would love you to visit me downunder (Australia) so I can return the favour. #819

Teri said...

Greetings from Shelby Township, Michigan! My name is Teri
and I love to scrapbook and create altered art jewelry. Your blog
is wonderful and I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing! Have
fun on you OWOH journey! I'm having a blast! This is my first
bloghop I've joined. Please stop by my blog.

Thanks Teri

...Darlene said...


thank you for the visit. Hope it wasn't to cold for you here in Florida. Have a safe trip back to MI.
please enter me in your gift giveaway.
darlene armstrong

Downunderdale said...

thanks for visiting my blog
Dale said...

Hello, greetings from Malaysia. Happy OWOH to you.
I'm also participating in OWOH 2011 and here is my link.
Please come visit me too!

whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

Barbara said...

I love these little piggies since I missed the first doll for my babies. It makes me thing of the poem for babies. "This little pig went to market", and the smart stayed home to save his pennies. I love the blog it is neat to see your babies. Thanks for stopping by my blog Blossoms Bloomers and commenting on Royalty Pin The Queen Wears Boots.

Susanna said...

Hi Carolyn, thanks for visiting my blog! it is a joy to go to your 'world'!
It must be a great pleasure to create your dolls and all animals!
greetings, Susanna

Glenda said...

hiya,thank you for coming to my giveaway,.I would love to be in your giveaway, I think your blog is awesome and loved reading everything.,thank you love Glenda

Villa-loredana said...

Thanks for visit me and nice words, glad to meeet you. Count me on, the lovely prize.

kristi said...

Super cute...let me know if I win!!! thanks for coming to see me too!

Wendy said...

Greetings from Ottawa Ontario. You have a wonderful blog and I'd love to be included in you giveaway. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Lisa said...

Aw, your little piggies are so cute! Would love to win one. Thanks for visiting my blog too! I can be reached through my blog. Lisa in Chicago

Stitchety Grub said...

Fabulous Giveaway - please include me and do come and visit my blog and enter mine too –if you haven’t already – I am #139 - I will be back for a more leisurely look around your blog after the event :-) – Cheers Britt in Australia

JBlanton said...

You have an awesome blog and giveaway- I am having so much fun checking out OWOH participant's blogs. Thanks for the opportunity to win

Dena said...

Thanks for visiting and I am glad that you like my Art Angels.

Good luck,

Dena #324

rebecca's rainbow kisses said...

Greetings from a snowy Massachusetts. I work with clay too. I make ooak art dolls. I love these little creations you have made. Oh, I would love to be in Florida away from this cold and snow right now. I hope you have a chance to visit me too. Blessings in the journey, Rebecca #393

Azurlin said...

Greetings from Ipswich, MA USA

Very nice to meet you. Please enter me in the OWOH drawing.

I hope you have a chance to visit my blog, too. I'm offering a shabby chic denim necklace. And...please, come by again later so we can chat. :)

Peggy Alborn said...

Thanks for visting me! Your little pigs are so darn cute! Peggy

writergirldreams said...

Thank you Carolyn for visiting my blog and leaving kind words for me. Those piggies are adorable! How fun. wgd

Chelle said...

Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


Tammy Freiborg said...

Greetings from MN. Please visit #875

Barbara Olivo Cagle said...

Hi Carolyn, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted dolly's and clay piggy banks. How sweet! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Greetings from Philly, PA, USA! Your work is great! Count me in for a giveaway. I am a watercolor artist and photographer looking forward to meeting a new friend. If you haven’t visited me yet, please visit my new blog anytime (#864)
I hope to come back later to take more time checking out your blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn! Hello from Chilliwack, BC, Canada! Thanks for dropping by my blogs during the OWOH 2011 hop! Hope you’ve had a fabulous experience! It’s a pleasure meeting you! Keep your art alive!
~Spike (#22) (#24)

spikelikeart at gmail dot com

Trishia said...

Carolyn, I blog-hopped in my sleep all last night:) Thank you so much for visiting my blog! This OWOH is quite a feat, isn't it?
Your baby doll is cute as can be and the pigs remind me of an old joke about applying for a credit card. I got turned down when they asked me the name of my bank and I said, "Piggie." :) Merci encore!

Lotus said...

How adorable!
Please add me to your drawing!

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Hi Carolyn,

The tiny baby and the tiny banks are all so cute!

BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
Southern Illinois, USA
prpldy (at) comcast dot net

Linda M. said...

Hello, It's nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Have a great time with the OWOH event.

Shelly said...

Hi Carolyn! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you had a fabulous time at the doll expo... it sounds like you did! I wanted to be sure to stop by and enter your adorable giveaway (could those piggies be any cuter?!?!) Plus, I wanted to answer your question about the vintage paper packs... I make them up myself from books and papers I've purchased from antiques malls, received from relatives who stash paper away, and from book sales. The paper packs will include papers from atlases (my favorite), old ledgers, school books, and other fun books from my stash. Hope that answers your question! :) -Shelly

Liv said...

Hello from Australia!
Awwww...aren't those piggies and the lil dolly adorable?!? I think I have the perfect spot for either the dolly or piggy to sit... and I have a Thai wooden elephant that looks the same size as the piggy banks, so I'm sure they'd get along quite well! :)
Can you please enter me in the drawing for your great giveaway? Thank you so much!!
You're more than welcome to visit my blog, where I'm also having a OWOH giveaway! I'm number 591...

--Liv from Australia--

gloomy_liv AT yahoo DOT com DOT au

Elena said...

Really cute! Thanks for visiting. Always love meeting fellow riders. Elena of MyQuest

Esme said...

these are the cutest piggies

chocolate and croissants at yahoo com

please stop by.

Doreen G said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting and please enter me in your draw.
Regards Doreen from Canberra Australia

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Hi Carolyn,
Thanks for flying by my blog.
Nice to meet you!
Lovly blog!...and how cute are your giveaways!
Having such fun meeting so many talented creative peeps in Blogland!
Jan (UK)

Jenxo said...

Hi carolyn, thanks for stopping bymy blog and theanks for entering me in yours....the little piggies are very cute cheers jenxo

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

Hi there! Your little piggy banks are adorable! So nice to meet you here through OWOH. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier:-)


Anonymous said...

Hello from Singapore! Those piggy banks are just too cute for words. Thanks for dropping a line at my blog

Missy said...

A doll expo sounds fun, so does Florida this time of year! Cute giveaway, love the poiggies. If you need to per chance get a hold of me, just follow my avatar.

Barbara said...

Hi I'm from Flippin, AR and I thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I have my fingers crossed here.

Hugs XX Barbara

Sandi M said...

Hello from SE PA. Thanks for dropping by my OWOH. Those piggy banks are darling. My daughter collects pigs - she inherited part of my Dad's collection. Maybe I'll get lucky and she'll have a new one to add to her collection :)
Sandi #559

janil said...

Lovely giveaway!
Greetings from Spain and thanks for the chance!!!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

Emakesart said...

Thanks for stopping by and entering my OWOH giveaway and good luck! I just wanted to say, so please don't include me in your giveaway. Thanks! Hope you're having fun!!


Anna Circo said...

Greetings from southern California. Love your amazing giveaway. Please add me to your hat. I'm flying in during the final hours of OWOH. Thank you and cheers!

C5 said...

They're so cute! Thanks for coming to my blog at Global Recycled Products!

Rough Seas Designs said...

I would like to have my name submitted for a chance to win your drawing!

I love to meet fellow crafters so if you have time stop by for a visit!

Thanks so much!!

New End Studio said...

Hi C C, I'm in the heartland, currently in the Midwest- Ohio and your travels and doll show photos are making me smile. Those dolls are amazing, you doll mamas are so talented! Your dolly for a doll is so sweet and the little piggies are cuteys!
Hope you get some rest after your travels and find your creative stuff (paints, etc.) right where you hope them to be.

Thanks for an entry to your giveaway!

Mandy said...

wow...adorable....a lovely giveaway...please count me in ...thanks for popping by my blog too...

Flutterby Trina said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, it was lovely to have you there. Please enter me to your give away!



Sunshineshelle said...

These are SOOOO SWEET, I know what you mean about family, mum & my brothers & sister are in Sydney, so is my husbands family (but that's a GOOD THING LOL) I'd love you to come on over check out my giveaways & comment at my OWOH post too if you haven't already I believe there are a few hours before close off :) oh & please feel free to drop in now and then after OWOH if you're in the bloggersphere :) that'd be cool! Now let's enjoy the last hours of the final One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :) I feel like I'm in a marathon LOL!! Up, UP & AWAAAAAAY!!