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

Thursday, 15 July 2010

New brooch designs.....

This week I've listed a couple of sets of heart brooches. They feature three felt hearts in differing sizes, the largest with an applique flower detail and beading, the middle with a ribbon flower and a cute little one with a ribbon detail and beading. They look lovely when pinned together as a group and are a great way to brighten up a plain bag or jacket. At the moment I have a fuchsia and red colourway available, I will see how well they are received and hope to add more if things go well!!

Monday, 12 July 2010

New items...

Last week I finally got around to listing to few greetings cards, I've not made any for a while so thought I would list a few to go with the new range I've been working on. I've sold quite a few cards in the past particularly at Christmas, but I'm not sure yet how well these will be received! Here's a little look at one of them....

... Also listed in the same range are a couple of new boat brooches, I'm currently working on some keyrings too, so hope to be listing them soon!

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Folksy Friday.....Gingham!

Gingham is a fabric that always reminds me of summer, mainly due to the wonderful selection of bright colours that are available. It is a lightweight, plain woven fabric in cotton or mixed fibres which is suitable for a varierty of uses.... whether a summer dress or a household item.

Textiley fact: The word 'gingham' is thought to originate from the Indian term guingan, meaning striped or checked, it is also alleged that it derives from the town of Guingamp in France, where it was traditionally woven.

Here is my selection of favourite gingham items currently available on Folksy....please click on the image to be taken directly to the shop

Wild Strawberry Picking The Crafty Little Cottage
Lauras Jewellery Polka Dots and Posies
Polka Heavenly Trinkets
Girls lined gingham dress & bag by Wild Strawberry Picking
Personalised wall hanging by The Crafty Little Cottage
Pink gingham teapot & teacup by Lauras Jewellery
'Follow your dreams' Lavender heart by Polka Dots and Posies
Gingham handbag by Polka
Hot pink flower hair grips by Heavenly Trinkets

Monday, 5 July 2010

Punky Pins & OK mag feature!

Earlier in the year I was lucky enough to be approached by Punky Pins. They are a fab online retailer specialising in handmade and personalised jewellery, clothing and stationery. As a new line they were looking for a selection of independent designers and a few familiar names from Folksy now feature alongside their own brand. Click on the photo below to check out their site!

Whilst checking my emails this morning, I thought I would check out my spam folder....this is something that I obviously should do more often! From early June I discovered a message from Punky Pins letting me know that one of my brooches had appeared in some recent press....I was very excited to see one of my little owl brooches featured alongside some other fab products on the fashion section of the online OK magazine!! And even more exciting, both brooches in this style have now sold!! Here's the link to the feature....

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Folksy Friday.....the seaside

....and all things related! I've had a busy week this week, but I've finally managed to start listing a few new items with a more nautical or seasidey feel. To tie in with this I am featuring some lovely beachy, seaside and nautical items currently available on Folksy, please click on the photo to be taken directly to the shop....

Amy Orange Juice Fiona Carver
Molly Moo Designs Jo Fulham
The Mosaic Garden Peppermint Twist

Coombe Martin Stained Glass Panel by Amy Orange Juice

Seaside Lino Print Collection by Fiona Carver

Beach Huts Birthday Card by Molly Moo Designs

Beach Hut Cushion Cover by Jo Fulham

Mosaic Fishing Boat Picture by The Mosaic Garden

Sea Shell Liberty Print Clutch by Peppermint Twist