January 25, 2014

Grow Your Blog!

Welcome to Grow Your Blog! I am Jan Petty born again Christian, doll maker, wife of a wonderful man Reggie, mom to 33 yr old Nikki and Nana to 15 yr old A'keyla and 11 yr old Jonathan. Love, love, love those grands! I live in lovely Cape Coral, Fl where the weather is great and the fishing is endless! Vicki at 2 Bags Full is the moderator of this event so be sure to stop by there. Enjoy the pics and don't be a stranger!

My studio and office space.

A'keyla at 12 playing dress up

 Mommy's birthday celebration 3 yrs ago.

My sis Deedee and her hubby Johnny lives in Rockford, Ill

A'keyla and her Picatoo creations!

A'keyla's Chinese Dwarf hamster Bella

This is Jonathan when he was 6 years old on his very first fishing trip with Papa Reggie!

Friendship Baptist Church is a lovely and warm place to visit nearby in Fort Myers.

This is my daughter Nikki, her fiance Jay and my beautiful grands this past Thanksgiving.

This is a commissioned Minnie Mouse doll I did Christmas for a very special little girl named Kayla!
Her granny adores her and Kayla loves all things Minnie!

My hubby Reggie loves to fish, I love to eat fish only!

 My brother Gerald loves fishing most of all. He's a fanatic!!!

My beloved 93 year old mom Janie at Manor Care Nursing Home at Lely, Florida lives about 45 minutes from us so we see her often!

Here she is visiting at my home in the Cape

Minnie loves the whimsy Christmas tree!

Shes a done deal!! One of a kind by yours truly!

I will be having a giveaway on Feb 15th, 2014 so don't forget to stop by on that day. I am not quite sure what the prize will be so as I decide I will be posting an update. Happy blogging!!


  1. Hello Janice,
    Thank you so much for your visit and very sweet comment on my blog, new follower and sister !
    Great to meet you.

    Blessings to you,
    Wilma, Shabby Royale.

  2. You have a lovely blog! Thanks for sharing your photos. What a great way to get to know you. I'm your newest follower and will be visiting often!

  3. Hello Janice! your blog is beautiful! I like!! nice to meet you!.... I want to eat this fishh....Happy grow your blog!

    1. Thank you so much Janina! Do you have a blog? Blessings, Jan

  4. your family is beautiful!! you brother is handsome!! i love Jonathan!

  5. i love your Christmas tree. that is just a beautiful pop of colors ... love it!! enjoy the fishing shots too ... was that a kiss for the fish? too fun! hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party. ( :

  6. You have a wonderful family--especially the grands! Your dolls are very cool. Good luck with the grow your blog party!

    Deb and Kathy

  7. Hello Janice
    Thanks for dropping by my blog for a visit. We have a friend with a winter home in Cape Coral and we will be coming south ourselves from under 3 feet of snow in Ontario to Clearwater for the month of February.
    You have a beautiful family and are blessed to still have your mother with you at 93.

  8. Hello, Vicki asked me to be a helper; I'm Sandra from Thistle Cove Farm. Welcome to the GYBP; thank you for participating!

  9. Hi Jan! Your blog and creations are a delight, and I am pleased to be a new follower! Thank you so much for sharing you precious family with us...I feel I am part of the family too :) Your sister In Christ, Jennifer

    1. Yoo hoo! You are the winner of my picatoo necklace! I am so glad you won! Please email me your address and I will be posting your package by the middle of the week. Good for you!

  10. Hi, nice to meet you and your lovely family here - have a great hop!

  11. Hi Han! so nice to meet you. I love your eclectic taste. I will be following your blog. Stop by if you get a chance to be entered in my fabulous fifty giveaway.

  12. Hi Jan,

    Lovely family. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Judy in Colorado

  13. I stopped by for a quick visit and am following. I enjoyed your blog. You have a beautiful family. I'm trying to get to as many as I can today, but promise to come back for a more detailed visit. Visit me at sugarmoon56.blogspot.com

  14. Thanks for sharing your blog. I can't wait to read more posts. I am an embroiderer participating in Grow Your Blog too.


  15. What wonderful and folksy creations you have made! That Minnie Mouse doll is totally awesome. I enjoyed browsing your blog and Etsy shop, as well. Perhaps you might find a moment to check out my little spot on the blog list! Blessings for a beautiful week ahead!

  16. Wow! Lots of great pictures. It is nice to meet you. Your doll head looks really neat.

  17. Lovely pictures, thank you for sharing. I hope you're enjoying our party as much as I do!
    Evalina, This and that...

  18. Lovely photos of your family and creations. Love your work space - so pretty and neat and tidy.......not like my mess!!! I'm visiting from GYB, my blog is Anlaby dollshouse minis and tiny textiles.

  19. I instantly fell in love with your blog especially when I read of your love for our Lord :) I found you via the 'Grow Your Blog' event and am so glad I clicked on your blog name which is what caught my attention in the first place :) I am now happily following along, new friend. Blessing to you!

  20. Hello Jan
    It's lovely to meet you at the party!!
    You are a very warm hearted talented lady and I love your dolls.
    Thank you for introducing us to your wonderful family.

    I'm following you now so I'll be back later when this party quietens down
    I would love you to come over and meet me and enter my Giveaway - a vintage fabric and lace collage.
    Have fun and enjoy the party!
    Hugs and blessings

  21. Hi Janice,
    first, thanks for your lovely comment and visiting my blog. I am loving meeting all of the wonderful and talented artists. I will be following you. Loving all the pics of your beautiful family. Thanks for sharing and have fun at the GYB party!! I'm having a blast.

  22. What a beautiful family and great studio space. Looks like Florida and California are enjoying the same weather right now while the rest of the country freezes. Joining in the GYB party and a new follower.Cheers

  23. You have such a beautiful family and y'll look so happy.Im not sure theweatheris a warm as I want it to be. I live in Prince Edward Island, Canada and I'm visiting my daughter in NC and it is colder here than at home. Yourdoll makingis a beautiful art. Onecrafty lady,
    Itwould be nice If you came by and visited myblog. I'll be there, trying to type with this so small computer.

  24. Hi Janice--thanks for visiting me via the GYB party. What a gorgeous family you have :) I am your newest follower. Blessings, Diana

  25. Great to "meet" another Christian blogger! You have a beautiful blog too! :)

  26. Stopping by from the GYB party! Lovely to meet you and your family, and to see your dollmaking. Enjoy that Florida weather! and thanks for visiting my blog too!

  27. Appreciate your testimony/witness!

  28. Such gorgeous pictures and it is WARM where you are! Visiting from GYB


Hello and thanks so much for visiting and for your lovely comments! I hope you enjoy my blog! Jan