Hello hello

Welcome to AppleApricot!

But Wen, surely we know you already, so what's with the welcome???

Well, it is...

Dear Vicki has done it again, she's hosting this wonderful party again this year. Thank you Vicki! And I'm welcoming every sweetie, old friend or new, to my share in the party.

So who am I? I'm a girl with a rabbit and we look a bit like this:

Only I'm a little older and greyer and my rabbit won't sit still like that!

Let me show you what my bloghome is all about. Friends who already know me and my blog: please do make yourself at home and help yourself to the fridge.

In my blog home you will come across some fabric, ribbons and laces.

Above is a little pouch in the making for example.

I've done a lot of collaging
and paper works.

Like these...

And here...

But I'm on crossroads at the moment.
Next week is my last week on the design team of

So here's my road ahead
open to whatever comes to my mind.

There will definitely be more fabric and stitching involved!

I'd love to finish this fabric book below...

It's been waiting on my desk for so long now.
Poor thing.
But I have big plans and high hopes for her (him?)

I did finish some little books.
Here's one...

And here...


I love a good laugh.

So you'll bump into some here sooner or later.

I love to go on treasure hunts in thrift stores and places like that.
(My granny's cupboards and hidden boxes too... heaven!!)

And I love photography. I'm on the team of Our Beautiful World where we have a new word prompt every Sunday and love to share the beauty around us with each other.

Ya, like my feet, which are in desperate need of some new shoes by the way.

And here's something else I love:

vintage children photos
and editing them in photoshop elements.

Here's one for you.
Free to use.

Come on play kitty cat!

So now you'd like to hear about a giveaway, don't ya?
Well, you have to be a little bit patient then.

In a little while I'll be having my second blog anniversary.
So what you'd say to a party again then?
I promise there's a giveaway involved...

Hope to see you around then!

Happy bloghopping!

xx Wen

(So I could have done with a lot less yada yada, couldn't I.)


  1. Wat een leuke post Wendy en wat een veelzijdigheid aan creativiteit!!

  2. A beautiful post, with some humor also.

  3. I always love to visit Wendy!! YOur lovely vintage laces, photos and goodies always are a delight for the eyes! I love love all things lace and vintage so you always inspire me :) Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Gorgeous creations Wendy, you have a wonderful gift in creating with beautiful fabric and lace!! Hugs

  5. Those journals are beautiful, the one with blue toile and lace is going to be stunning

  6. Love all things lace and vintage too!

    Many thanks for stopping by - have a lovely weekend!

  7. Lovely post ... made me smile this morning ... Have a lovely day!

  8. I loved your blog presentation!AriadnefromGreece!

  9. Welcome to the big beautiful Grow Your Blog Hop! I volunteered to help Vicki as a GYB party volunteer. Vicki may stop by later but with over 500 blogs participating, she asked for volunteers to help with the visiting so I offered to help. I am so happy I did because I have found your blog. Your photography and crafting is beautiful. I really love the books and collages. I used to make paper journals. This makes me want to start again. Now I mostly quilt. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat @ Life in the Scrapatch

  10. Thanks for the sharing of your interests. I don't have a rabbit but I too have grey hairs (hares).....
    Love your sense of humor.
    I'm crazy about fabric, vintage photos and having a laugh, so I hope you'll pop over to my blog and have a peek as we "grow our blogs", Oma Linda

  11. Hi Wendy,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. You are very talented! I love your vintage papercrafts and lace items. I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

  12. Amsazing stuff in your blog. Thanks for the postcard :-)
    We meet us tomorrow at "Our Beautiful World" again.
    Lets have a great party :-)

  13. Oh heerlijk om weer even te komen neuzen Wen! En lachen dat jij met dat koetje begint! (zie je morgen wel op mijn blog ;-) Wat lief, dat konijntje! Zijn m'n lievelingsdiertjes, zou er zó eentje hier in huis rond hebben willen huppelen, maar goed, da's niet echt praktisch geloof ik (wél gezellig!) En tja, schoenen? Ach, daar kan deze Imelda ook enorm van genieten (kijken alleen al!) Geniet van je weekend, liefs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  14. Dear Wendy,-
    A wonderful post introducing yourself,- your lovely home, and all your gorgeous creations,-so beautiful are they all, the collages, and fantastic books you made. I can`t wait to see what you comes up with next, my friend,-your book in white and blue, will be such a stunning piece when all finished, as it is already so beautiful!!
    Hugs and love, Dorthe

  15. What a lovely post. I really enjoyed all the pretty pictures. I am visiting from Grow your blog party.

  16. So great to see all of your beautiful projects Wendy. Hope to see that beautiful fabric book completed sometime. Have a great weekend.


  17. It's all so beautiful!

  18. Hi Wendy! It's so nice to meet you and explore your lovely blog and wonderfully creative eye candy!


  19. Fun blog! I can't wait to see the journal all finished. It's gonna be gorgeous!!!

  20. Hi Wendy ... what a lovely post ... I am in awe of your projects, they are beautiful, especially the lace book in progress. count me in as your newest follower!

  21. Definitely not too much yada yada Wendy! Esp when it's as entertaining as yours is! :)
    You have such a lovely blog and it's always a nice journey when I visit.
    All your laces and fabric and flowers are good for the soul and you know my mum used to crochet 'granny' doilies a lot! I still have some of them, but these days she usually crochets afghans.
    Love, love your sweet little books and had a look at the tutorial on Pinterest and will give it a go! I've been interested in making them for quite a while.
    and that look on the face of the little one on skates is just so precious!
    Sweet freebie too, thanks so much. ♥

  22. Oh Wendy you are too funny! I found you through Grow Your Blog although I have participated in challenges at both Our Beautiful World and City Crafters so I'm sure I've been here before. Either way ... now I won't miss whatever it is you'll be up to next because I'll be following you on Bloglovin. I too love vintage as you will see if you have a minute to visit my blog and am so inspired by your beautiful creations! See you again soon!
    Hugs from Ohio, USA!

  23. Oh Lord! I love this blog!
    Definitely will be a loyal follower.
    I love your humor and your talent!
    What lovely vintage stuff!!!

    diane @ thoughts and shots

  24. Oh Wendy
    I'm so at home here, as you would know,
    amongst your beautiful lacebooks, gorgeous images, roses and doilies!
    I'm looking forward to seeing your blue and white book completed too!

    Don't forget to put yourself in my Giveaway at the GYB party too!

    Big hugs,
    PS Your photography is stunning!

  25. i love how you call it "blog shopping" that is precious. great nickname.

    hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party. ( :

  26. You are quite talented in your paper crafting and photography! Visiting from gyb and a new follower - I hope you drop by for a visit as well!

  27. Oh such a lovely stop in the GYB party - I'm so delighted to have found you. Laughter and pretty things - doesn't get much better than that.

  28. Your lace books are beautiful and I see we have many common likes. I am your newest follower and so happy to meet you!

  29. found/followed you from the gyb party. wow! that's really all I can say. you do so many different things! can't wait to follow along w/ you...

    hope you'll stop and visit me as well!

  30. Hello Wendy- visiting from gyb- Nice post. What fun to do collages and papercrafting. Have a great week :)

  31. Nice to meet you Wendy. Love the fabric journals. I have doilies and never thought of using them for that. New follower!

  32. Enchanting. Positively enchanting. It is so nice to meet you Wendy. I am falling in love with your photography and what you collect and work on. I love lace and I love soft photography. When Victoria magazine first came out I could not get enough of it. Your blog has a sort of romance about it. It's very beautiful. I also have to say, best photo of a cow ever. Just loved it.

    Blessings and good to meet you,
    Bird http://birdsearthyspirit.blogspot.com/
    Oh, I came from Vicki's GYB party.

  33. Your yada yada was just fine! Love your fabric books, by the way.

  34. Oh My what a delightful place to land. I love your creativity and all you share. Am a happy new follower

  35. Beautiful blog, stopping by from GYB:) vicky

  36. So much fun to visit you Wendy. I have really enjoyed my time here and so glad I had the opportunity to meet you through the GYB party.

  37. Your blog has such a romantic look to it. Lace does that. Glad to have met you via GYB.

  38. Hey Wendy, I have been a happy follower for a year now since I found you last year during the grow your blog hop. I love your creations, how romantic and soft they are. You write delightful posts that are fun to read. Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us this year.


  39. Hello Wendy, so glad to meet you just popped in from GYB party. Loved your beautiful crafted lace books. I used to collect lace & vintage linen, but as I got older I was so busy helping to bring up my two lovely grandsons here in France, I never seemed to have time. I think it's about time I had a look in my store cupboard and brought a few pieces out to share. Maybe a good idea for my give away! oops I might have just let the cat out of the bag !! don't tell anyone it was supposed to be a surprise. Hope you'll pop by and find something you like in my blog. I'm just off to sign up & follow you, then I won't miss anything. Look forward to your visit.

  40. Hi Wendy--I loved all the yada yada! SO glad I've visited from the GYB party. Your projects all tug at my heartstrings! I love working with vintage images in my little creations, too. Ooooh, that blue and lace fabric book...what a treasure that will be! I'm signing up to be a follower :-)
    Hope you can stop by my blog, too...


  41. What a happy fun blog you have! And I love your creations - my style ) visiting from the party - stop by my blog I have a give away too : ) cheers from singapore

  42. Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Very nice to meet you. Great photos! Thanks for sharing.

  43. I am visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. Love your fabric books. so pretty. Your blog is beautiful! Stop by mine too for a giveaway.

  44. A very charming blog- thanks.


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen