Monday 31 January 2011

One World One Heart 2011

Welcome! If you've never visited before, I am delighted to meet you. Whether an old friend or a potential new one, it's great that you have dropped by.

Hooray for the Internet and for OWOH, allowing us to make new contacts and expand our horizons through the joys of blogging!

I'm Jules, artist, doll maker and creator. I am passionate about art and the world of craft and handmade items, and I'm never happier than when I'm creating - except maybe whenI'm admiring other people's work! I love to try new media and new methods of working.

Whether it is doll making;

or embroidery design;

painting and drawing;
needle felting;

or anything else!

Usually, when not doing my day job, I'm in my studio, running between projects - or if the weather's fine, I can be found outside, in our wildlife /veggie garden;

or walking through our local woods and wonderful historic places - with my trusty camera to hand.

I love to travel and visit new places, and I'm always looking for the interesting and unusual in the world around us, camera and sketch book at the ready.

You will probably notice a few themes running through these pictures! I'm constantly inspired by the natural world, culture, history, and the world of faerie.

I'm joining in with OWOH again this year, because it's such an amazing concept. It was was such fun last time and I met some wonderful people from all around the world who have since become great blogging friends. I hope to connect with more like minded people this year.

My art is primarily based around face and form, so for my door prize I am going to offer one of my 'girls', in some format or other - she may be a painting similar to this one;

or perhaps a very simple doll, or possibly appear as an image on another item. It's going to be a surprise!

If you would like to own one of my creations then all you need is to have a current and active blog. Just leave me a comment on this post. I will pick a winner using a random generator, and that name will be announced in a post on 17th February. I will also e-mail them to let them know they have won!

Good Luck and thank you for participating!

I hope you'll visit again, I am looking forward to meeting lots of new friends on this exciting and inspiring journey. x


  1. Wow! Many different talents and a wonderful eye for photography, too. Have a wonderful OWOH.

  2. What a lovely many delights for the eyes!!! Your creative work is lovely, I especially like your embroidery. And your photographs!! I felt like I had taken a little trip to southwest England. Thanks for visiting my blog so that I could visit your blog and your corner of the world!!

  3. Hello Jules ! I had such a lovely time looking at your creations and also drooling over the greens and colors of your other photos. Quite a treat when my landscape is so very white here in New Hampshire USA.
    Thank you for the chance to win your secret prize !
    Enjoy the OWOH lovefest ! Cheers !

  4. Hey Jules! Haven't been around for a while... Love this post; It's a real re-introduction to you and your inspiration. Looooooooooove that second doll above too. I can easily imagine you teaching and think you should take the opportunity- you'll be a natural! Happy arting! Sandi xo

  5. Jules, I love the variety (and skill) of your art. I think we have very many similar likes and taste. I would love to win one of your "girls."

  6. Well Jules - I am mightily impressed by those blue tits in a tree you made. And is that really your house? Wow! You live quite the life!!

    OK, only joking ;)

    Lovely creations - and any friend of Cheryl's is a friend of mine :)

  7. Hello Jules, everything on your blog is beautiful - your photos, your drawings and especially your dolls! Thanks for already stopping by my blog today - and good luck!

  8. Wow! Such a fabulous blog! I've enjoyed taking a look around and getting to know you a bit.

  9. What amazing photos you take

    happy owoh

  10. Thank you for being apart of the OWOH journey!

  11. My goodness, it is beautiful where you love.
    Have your best OWOH ever.

  12. so many pretty things!
    happy owoh!
    come visit me too!
    hugs laura

  13. ´*•.¸★♥★¸.•*´*★*´*•.¸★♥★¸.•*´
    Have a wonderful week of surfing with friends!!

  14. I would love to win your surprise gift. your art and photographs are all lovely!

  15. Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

  16. Your felted teddy is gorgeous and I love the surprise giveaway idea - please include me and do come visit my blog too - Cheers Britt in Australia :-)

  17. Your work is amazing and your photography is insightful. Thank you for sharing.

  18. I love how you've done your blog post giving us a glimpse into your wonderful world. Such lovely photos of it all. Thanks for sharing. I'm in too, but no # yet.

  19. Hi Jules,
    possibilitarian - I love it !
    Nice dolls too. Same for the photos, there's no place like Britain for lovers of old stone.
    PLease drop by if you find time
    PS love the teddy !

  20. Hi Jules :)
    Lovely giveaway & great photos!
    Pls count me in and if you want, pls take a moment to visit my #58 on Magic Carpet :)
    Thank you for the chance to win!
    Hugs from Tuscany, Italy
    Mila :)

    #58 on Magic Carpet

  21. Greeting from Yorkshire :) Wow, you are so talented and generous to share a piece of your work in this event. Your photo's are also beautiful... taken with the artistic eye ~wink~.

    Thank you!

  22. Your photography is awesome as are your dolls. Amongst all the other arty craziness I find myself involved with I also make cloth art dolls. Yours have great personalities :D
    Lovely blog, please add me to the growing list of your door prize drawing.
    Thanks for the invite to visit.
    Hugs from extremely snowy New Hampshire USA
    Beth P

  23. Oh I love surprises. I feel like I visited your country just from seeing this post. Lovely photographs.
    tkm1960 at

  24. Love your little art, dolls and photo's.
    We are coming and doing concerts in London.
    Check my husbands calendar for June 10 and 11.
    It would be fun to see you.

  25. Beautiful pictures.
    No wonder you like going out with your camera at hand.
    I love the doll with the blue dress. She looks as from one of Jane Austin books.

    A big hug from Spain.

  26. I so enjoyed looking at your blog and your work. Your dolls are adorable and the little needle felted bear even more (lol). If you have a minute, just stop by. Happy OWOH!

  27. Please put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize!
    Thank You,Tee

  28. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. I've enjoyed it so much over the years. I love all of the photos you share. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Love your creativity and artistic talent. Count me in please.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  29. What a lovely post. I love that you describe yourself as a possiblitarian! Thank you for the opportunity to win your door prize.

  30. Your blogs are always a joy to see, I loved the dolls and all your hand embroidery. I also love to see the photos of historic buildings. Our house soon goes on the market and I have my fingers crossed I might soon be back in the UK.

  31. Hiya Jules Im from the UK too

    You have a great blog - beautiful pieces - I would be delighted to win one of your prizes and would treasure it. I shall keep everything crossed :):)

    I've joined your followers so that I can come back for a more leisurely look - I would love to have a go at textiles

    Enjoy your trip around OWOH

    I'm No 177

  32. Greetings, Jules! Thanks for the visit and sweet compliments! Count me in please!

  33. I love your dolls - and your photography is breathtaking! So nice to visit today.

    Jeanie Callaghan

  34. Your dolls are lovely! what a great home I could give one here in Lincolnshire!

  35. Hi Jules!
    What a wonderful blog you have! Your artwork is wonderful and you take such beautiful photos.
    It's so nice to meet you through OWOH!
    My e-mail address is in my blog profile if I am lucky enough to be a winner.
    OWOH # 312

  36. Glad to see you take part in OWOH Have fun.

  37. Wow ! Those dolls sure look like they need a holiday with me in Cornwall!
    Great Work,

  38. Hiya Jules
    thank you so much for stopping by on this incredible OWOH flying adventure and for your warm encouraging comments. Simply had to return the visit and, to my delight, only had to travel a relatively short distance.... greetings from a damp Cheshire! Have spent quite a while wandering around this delightful haven of inspiration and beauty you have created here. wow, you seem like a girl after my own heart in your passion for possibility, nature, creating and life-long learning. It soooo thrills my heart to have met you. Please be assured that I will now be stopping by often!
    Eeeee.... soooo excited!
    hugs Jo xxxx

  39. You have such beautiful talent! Such a lovely blog and a fun giveaway. I look forward to this event each year. Please enter me and thank you!

  40. What a fun mystery from such talent. Your photos are wonderful. Please put my name in the hat for your drawing, and if you are wandering around blogland, pop over to meet me at #521!

  41. A Possibilitarian ~ I like that! It was such fun reading about you and I thoroughly enjoyed all of your photos.
    ❄ So nice to meet you through OWOH. I'm playing too ~ #225 ❄

  42. Your photographs are amazing!

    Please come by my blog and my OWOH giveaway as well. I'm #590.

    hoerauf at comcast dot net

  43. Thanks for stopping by my blog,and glad you enjoy my ladies... I paint them to keep sane, truly. I have so many images in my head I need to get out!
    wow you're busy with lots of arts!
    I'd love to be in your giveaway!

  44. Hi Friend! Thanks for the lovely pictures, we needed some color...10 inches of snow and ice at my house:) We are safe and warm all is good. I just signed sure to stop over and sign up. Take care, thanks for being my blog friend!

  45. Greetings from Pleasanton, California

    Please enter me in your giveaway -
    your art is lovely -

    If you have time to visit me at:::

    I am giving away 7 different things

    & if you want, please join my blog too!

    Thanks for the entry & consideration

    Blessings ♥ tere

  46. Yay! A surprise! I love surprise art best!
    Stop by and visit my OWOH giveaway!
    I'm #50 on the journey.

  47. Hi Jules
    wow you've got a lot of comments on here please enter me in your draw

  48. Hi Jules,
    this is a great way to meet new bloggers! And the bonus is someone gets a present! Have fun, you have a lot of reading to do! :-)

  49. Hi. I've just found your blog and imagine my surprise as I recognised your picture as you keep popping up on my facebook page as a suggestion as a friend! Now I can say yes. I think your dolls are just fantastic. Please enter me in your draw for whatever you decide as the prize. And do pop over to my blog to enter my draw as well.

  50. Your creations are absolutely wonderful and I love that you are keeping the prize a surprise! That makes it even more fun! jinglesells at gmail dot com #357

  51. Wonderful to visit your blog and meet you. Put my name in your darw and then take a minute to visit my blog


  52. You are truly a creative artist, is there anything you can't do? Thanks for the chance and drop by when you get a moment,

  53. I am pleased to meet another happy doll-artist from the UK!
    HAPPY OWOH to you!

  54. Hi Jules,

    It's been a whole year since I met you on OWOH. I have enjoyed getting to know you and coming to your wonderful posts. I have seen you grow so much during that year! Your dolls have become masterpieces! I would be honored to receive anything you make Jules...also please check out my post at number 92 (I feel that old right now after all this bloghopping!)


  55. Great prize! I love all of your artistic ventures, *especially* the lovely gal with the strawberry legs! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

  56. I am so excited to participate in my first OWOH blog tour . Your creativity is lovely. I hope I am lucky enough to win.
    please check out my blog
    that little felted bear/monkey(??) is so darn cute.
    Count me in!

  57. Jules your dolls are fabulous! I love the pictures you've given us to look at. I must visit your land some day!

  58. loved your blog and all of your artwork and photos are lovely, please stop by my blog for a visit

  59. Great tour on your blog.
    Lovely doorgifts, count me in, please!

    Greetings from Finland,
    I'm number *451* OWOH
    It was nice to meet;-))m

    leikkaan AT

  60. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your work is beautiful and those photos are amazing! I'm new to England so have to take the camera with me everywhere to get shots constantly, lol. I look forward to seeing more of your blog :-)


  61. Your creations are amazing, especially the dolls and felted teddy!

  62. I'm a tatter in Singapore. Thanks for the giveaway!


  63. Hallo , nice to meet you.
    Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
    This is beautiful.
    Please count me in.
    I signed in as a follower to, to see more of your artwork.
    Please come visit me on my blog aswell,I join the OWOH- event too.
    Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

  64. Hello from Thailand! Wow! your place is lovely!

    COunt me in your giveaway

    Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

    laetricia (@) gmail (d0t) com

  65. thank you for visiting my OWOH blog post, this is my return visit

    I really enjoyed looking at your dolls they are lovely,


  66. Hi Jules, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win one of your beautiful works of art...who doesn't love a surprise:-)

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

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  67. I love your beautiful dolls! I collect dolls so that would be perfect for me! ♥ Thank you! Visit me soon! I'm # 389 ! ♥

  68. HELLO! I'm a doll/bead artist too. I'm always looking around to find other art forms to add to my growing list of things to put onto either jewelry or dolls. Nice to met you...hope you don't mind that I follow you this coming year

    dot #599

  69. I love your creations and would love to win one of them. Please visit me at #678.

  70. Hi Jules :D Thanks for your fab comment on my OWOH post :)

    Eeek - I love your work, I dream of being able to take photo's like that. Just bought a better camera so more practise methinks! So many fabulous doll makers on this tour, I am itching to have a try. Yours are gorgeous! I would love to win one of your creations - thanks for the chance :)

    OWOH #365

  71. Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful "surprise" giveaway - so many talents!!
    Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
    wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
    Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

  72. Oh my Jules...I feel as though I have found my English sister. We absolutely love the same things. I signed on to follow your blog. I love every minute I've spent here. I also signed up for clay art dolls membership. Thanks so much for coming to visit me. I'll be visiting often.
    Boom in Kansas USA

  73. Hi Jules ,

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your photographs. Very nice dolls, when I am feeling better (have stomach flu... should be in bed) I will take a longer look around, I think I saw we are both in the same doll group.

    Dena : ) #324

  74. Surprise me, Jules!!

    Happy OWOH to you--stop by for a little visit if you get the chance, I'm playing along, as well!

    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

  75. Such a great blog! I love the photos. Please stop by my blog as well OWOH 760.

  76. Hi Jules. It is so very nice to meet you. I would love to have a chance to win one of your creations! Your artwork is absolutely beautiful.

    I hope that you will come on over to my blog for a visit, I would love to see you there. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list.

  77. thanks for stopping by the owoh page...I was so surprised with the comment from Patti. She is a dear lady , if you are in communication ... just ask her about the spam!!
    lovely dolls and a most delightful picture of the squirrel. I have tried to take pictures of them when the occasion arises but they flitter off tails fluffing. knidest regards ..Sarah

  78. Loved having a cup of coffee and running through you photos. Loved your blog and had a nice visit! Looking forward to your draw. Hope you will join mine too. #220 Wanda
    needlewings (at) mac (dot) com

  79. your blog is beautiful and your doll offerings so lovely!
    please come visit my blog #30 on the list!
    warm hugs & blessings from Montana!

  80. You know I love you, your art and where you live. Your friendship is the best prize for me. Please don't enter me and instead allow someone else to win one of your lovely girls. I know I treasure mine.
    xx, shell

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

    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

  82. Your blog is wonderful. I enjoyed looking around because I wanted to know where all those photos were taken. You are such a tease! I can't wait to see what the lucky winner gets. I'm number 11 and hope you drop by. My contact information is on my profile page.

  83. Hello Jules

    Very please to meet you. Your dolls are lovely.

  84. jules, you are so talented in so many ways! Your dolls are awesome!
    cathyguitarteacher-01 at

  85. Lovely work and photos Jules. So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

  86. having a glimpse of your life, your passions like this is wonderful and a very good life~
    Your art is charming as can be and that embroidered bunny totally caught my eye! Awesome.
    Please include me in the draw for your surprise!

  87. Hello! I am just flying in from OWOH. Please enter my name in your wonderful prize and pop on by my blog if you would like to enter my OWOH giveaway. You are most welcome to visit my blog any time. :) I love visitors. :)


  88. love your artwork - especially your dolls! please enter me in your giveaway and come enter mine!

  89. What a long blog post and an equally long list of comments!

    Thanks for your kind words and good luck with all your future projects, you are a very talented lady.

  90. Hi Jules,
    Just stopping by to say hello and not to enter the giveaway. I never enter blog draws. ;-)
    All of your work is wonderful. The embroidery rabbit and bird are very lovely!
    I also like to have a variety of creative ideas. It is good to explore new things.
    All of the photos here are stunning. I am glad spring is on it's way so we can get out and about, to see a few National Trust gardens.
    Spring Blessings.
    Jo. xx

  91. I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get a chance to stop by my blog is #809

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

  93. Jules
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Love your creations, any one who can create with a needle and thread has the utmost respect from me

    Lovely to meet you xxx

  94. surprises are cool Sweet Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.

    Please visit my OHOW giveaway:

  95. Hi from Canada Jules! YOur work is awesome, love all your photos too.
    I hope you can find the time to stop by and say Hi if you haven't already-

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  96. Hello there! Well, I love your art and love surprises.....Nice to meet you! Take care, Michelle of HippieDog #15

  97. This is fun! 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


  98. You are a very multi-talented artist, Jules! I love your stitching and art dolls.
    Thanks for participating in OWOH 2011. Hope you get a chance to pop by my blog, #51.
    Hugs from ON, Canada

  99. Greetings from western North Carolina.
    You have an awesome blog and giveaway. I am having such fun checking out all of the OWOH participant's blogs.

  100. You are an inspiration and talent. I love how all of your dolls are completely different for example. How your delicate needlework stands strongly alone alongside your dolls. Lovely work! Please enter my name for a chance to win this special draw. Thanks, Norma (95)

  101. so nice to meet you through this event. I hope that you'll stop by my blog to say "hi" too. such fun seeing all of the wonderful creativity across blog land and meeting folks from around the world.

  102. Love your work!!!! I too would love to make my faces into dolls, I have join you as a follower, I think you may have just inspired me. 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. I have just joined you as a follower and will pop back soon. #819

  103. Jules,
    You love to create don't you! It was great fun reading about all your different areas that you love to explore and experiment with to express your creativity.
    Have a terrific time touring the OWOH bloghop.
    Warmest regards from Western Canada,

  104. Hello! I'm so glad I found One World One Heart and was able to visit your blog! I'm pretty new to the blogging world and I love seeing the different ways of blogging. I hope you will check out my blog and maybe find something useful there. I'd love to be entered for your door prize, thanks for adding my name to the list!

  105. Hello, and it is wonderful to meet you and take a little visit around your lovely blog. Your dolls are so wonderful. I would love to be a part of your generous OWOH giveaway. It would be so Exciting! Please do drop in a visit me during your journey. It would be such a treat.
    wishes and whimsy
    WenDy from WonDerLAnd

  106. Just flying in from Cody, Wyoming! Isn't this event fun? Your dolls are awesome and I love your have been to some lovely places. Please enter me in your drawing - I love surprises. (stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
    If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
    # 385
    # 132

  107. You are very multi talented. I love the doll in the red corset with the polka dotted legs a lot and the others are beautiful too. Please add me to your giveaway and come over and visit me too. I am No. 229 on the list..

  108. Hello from Florence, Oregon USA what a nice blog you have. Please count me in on your giveaway.

  109. thanks for being a part of OWOH so that we could find you! i'm enjoying your blog this afternoon and look forward to spending a lot more time here!

    thanks, too, for a chance at winning your wonderful prize! you are so talented in so many mediums...i'm sure any and all of them will be stunning!

    i hope you will have a chance to stop by my blog and enter my give away, too!

    joe in montana

  110. From the Florida Gulf Coast
    I am entering for my daughter Melanie, she had wanted to participate in this year's event, but a fire changed her plans... I thought I would surprise her and do this for her..
    Visit the site I set up for her on my blog #579.. and enter her name in the contest, thank You


  111. Greetings from Ipswich, MA USA

    It's nice to meet you. I'm a jewelry artist of sorts, watercolor painter, and over all creative adventurer! And...I'd be honored for you to follow my blog...

    Lovely offering! Please enter me into the OWOH give away.

    Also, I hope you can visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come chat any time.

    Hugs¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Linda L

  112. Jules,
    I want to be your camera! Such wonderful places you've been. Gorgeous photography. I love what you do. Tina

  113. Hi, I love your photos, add me to your hopefuls. Love this OWOH meet and greet. Come for a visit Leslie

  114. Hi Jules, I would love to win your beautifully handcrafted art projects. 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.

  115. Your pieces are wonderful! Any would make a fab prize, you have creativity to spare!

  116. Greetings from the Philippines! Enjoyed your photos and I love surprises! Count me in pls! Patsy.paterno (at) from

  117. Hey Jules, It's lovely to meet you via OWOH. Wow... you are one creative gal! Love your dolls. And a surprise "girl" giveaway sounds marvelous. Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH #598

  118. I love surprises! Please visit #875

  119. I love surprises, too! Please count me in!

  120. You are so multi talented! I would love to win one of your girls or dolls :)Please enter me into your draw-- thank you so much!
    ~martha (#384)
    (from Toronto :)

  121. Your art is wonderful so the surprise would be wonderful too!!!
    Thanks for the chance and greetings from Spain!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es


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