Friday, 3 December 2010

Folksy Friday.... festive Robins

Another festive Folksy Friday from me this week, featuring a lovely Christmassy selection of Robins! Please click on the photo to be taken directly to the item details...
The Felt Menagerie Inkmeup
Swirlyarts Fiona T
Ella Johnston Art Chain of Snow Daisies
Tweet Robin Redbreast by The Felt Menagerie
Cheeky Smelly Robin Lavender sachet by Inkmeup
10 Fat Robin Gift Tags by Swirlyarts
Zombie Robin Embroidered Bookmarks by Fiona T
Hand Drawn Christmas Robin Card by Ella Johnston Art
A Trio of Rocking Robins by Chain of Snow Daisies




Thursday, 25 November 2010

Folksy Friday ..... festive holly

This week I've introduced a new design into my shop especially for the festive season. So, here is my new lttle holly brooch....

...featuring two appliqued holly leaves edged with beads and finished with a pretty button berry and ribbon detail. So far they have been well received, having sold one brooch and receiving a custom request for a keyring version :)
So, for Folksy Friday this week I have decided to feature some other festive holly items currently available on Folksy. There are so many beautiful items available but here are a selection of my favourites :) Please click on the photo to be taken directly to the shop...


Laura Bateman Roslyn Mitchell
Fleur de Perles Pea Pod Jewellery
Diomo Glass Owl House Crafts
Holly & Mistletoe Pincushion kit by Lorna Bateman Embroidery
Hand Painted Holly Tealight by Roslyn Mitchell Designs
Golden Christmas Holly by Fleurs de Perles
Solid Silver Holly Leaf Christmas Decoration by Pea Pod Jewellery
Christmas Holly by Diomo Glass
Holly Design Mosaic Plaque by Owl House Crafts




Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Christmas is coming....

Oh dear.... how long since my last blog?! I can't believe it's been so long, I promise to do better in the future!!
Well I'm back anyway :) I've been busy sewing and preparing for Christmas which is slowly creeping up on us. I'm going to be having a mainly handmade Christmas this year and hope to be doing lots of gift shopping at Folksy. I will soon be putting together a few gift guides, ideas for beautiful decorations and fabulous Christmas cards all featuring items available at Folksy! I have a few decorations listed in my Folksy shop, so will leave you for now with a little look at some of them :)


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Thursday, 9 September 2010

Folksy Friday....Lace

A textiley Folksy Friday from me this week. I love vintage cream lace and just recently have seen lots of lovely items. Here are some of my favourites, all very beautiful and available on Folksy! Please click on the photo to be taken directly to the item details.


Claude Pretty Goods
Freda & Me Vintage Princess Accessories
Gracies Garden Bazaar Pants and Paper

Lace Flora Brooch by Claude
Linen & Vintage Lace Lavender Heart by Pretty Goods
Floral Clutch with Lace & Button Detail by Freda & Me
Burgundy Belle Hair Band by Vintage Princess Accessories
Vintage Lace & Velvet Ribbon Leather Cuff by Gracies Garden Bazaar
Wedding Ring Holder by Pants and Paper



Latest additions....

..... to my Folksy shop. Just a quick update! This week I've added several new Autumn brooches to my shop. All little birdies and owls in some lovely deeper shades for Autumn/Winter. I'm currently working on some new items along a similar theme, I hope to have these listed next week.....then it's on with the Christmas stock!!


Thursday, 2 September 2010

Folksy Friday....birds

Well, I'm back in birdie mode this week, with some new autumn bird brooches on the way soon! There are some gorgeous bird items available on Folksy at the moment, all sorts of birds in all shapes and sizes. Here are a selection of my favourites, please click on the picture to be taken directly to the item details.

Joanna Rutter Fibrespace
Superfumi Rae Welch
Tania Holland Gallery Edamay
Walnut Scallop Bird Necklace by Joanna Rutter
Little Bird Brooch by Fibrespace
Flower Robin Pocket Mirror by Superfumi
Paper Bird - Goldfinch by Rae Welch
Love Bird with Jute Bag by Tania Holland Gallery
Bird Badge Pins by Eda May

New ideas...


Last night I came across a lovely selection of fabric swatches. I have previously worked in both the woollen and worsted textile industries here in Yorkshire and along the way have acquired a few of these swatches, left over from mood boards that I used to produce. They are all in fabulous qualities, some 100% wool tweeds, superfine worsteds and some lovely wool silk mixtures....a bit different from the pretty florals I usually use but just what I was looking for, for inspiration for some new Autumn brooches!

This week I've also been busy checking out the colours for the coming season. I'm now stocked up on felt in new deepers shades and have been buying in new buttons, ribbons and embroidery threads....





....can't wait to get started on some new designs now!

Friday, 27 August 2010

Folksy Friday...purple

This week I've been working on some new brooches in some lovely deeper shades for the Autumn. I've started with purples and greys and so far have listed the two brooches shown below.

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I love deep plummy purples for Autumn/Winter so for my Folksy Friday I have chosen to feature some lovely purpley accessories which would be fab for the oncoming season. Please click on the picture to be taken directly to the shop.


Bauhaus Sarah Elizabeth Designs
Beady Pool Yana K
Victoria Jackman Created and Felted
Purple Felted Bag by Bauhaus
Purple Knitted Corsage by Sarah Elizabeth Designs
Purple Necklace by Beady Pool
iPhone Case by Yana K
Cottia Scarf by Victoria Jackman, Knitted Textiles
Purple Felt Pouch by Created and Felted

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Folksy Friday.... cupcakes!

Here's a delicious selection of cupcakes currently available on Folksy. Please click on the photo to be taken directly to the shop.



Cupcakejojo Designs Crafty Little Greetings
Hill Farm Crafts Purple Sparkle Crafts
Jill Maguire Ceramics & Glass Pendant Pixie


Hand Knitted Shabby Chic Cupcake by Cupcakejojo Designs
Embroidered Yummy Birthday Cupcake Card by Crafty Little Greetings
Pink Cupcake Keepsake Memory Gift Box by Hill Farm Crafts
Vanilla Cupcake Wax Melts by Purple Sparkle Crafts
Ceramic Cupcake Trinket by Jill Maguire Ceramics & Glass
Keep Calm & Make Cupcakes Scrabble Tile Pendant by Pendant Pixie

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Busy bee....

My sewing work has had to take a bit of a back seat recently. I've taken on a temporary home working job, hand finishing silk ties! As convenient as it is fitting it in around looking after my daughter, it is quite time consuming and my little brooches will have to wait!
I don't want my Folksy shop to come to a standstill altogether though, so I will try to fit in making and listing when I can .... just when I'm raring to go with some new ideas too, typical!!
Anyway, here's today's listing a new little bird brooch in a lovely shade of Wedgwood blue, hope you like!

Friday, 23 July 2010

Folksy Friday....hearts

This week, to coincide with my new sets of heart brooches, I've decided to feature lots of lovely heart items currently available on Folksy. Aren't they all gorgeous, I hope you like them as much as I do! Please click on the picture to be taken directly to the item.


Chantal Devenport Designs Once Upon a Time in the North
Heart Box NR Jewellery
PotStop Sew Sweet

Hand painted white hearts by Chantal Devenport Designs

Applique hearts & buttons bag by Once Upon a Time in the North

Pearls & buttons duo heart box art by Heart Box

Copper & silver love heart earrings by NR Jewellery

Pink heart bowl by PotStop

Pink felt heart keyring by Sew Sweet