Friday, 24 September 2010

Folksy Friday Harvest Festival

The September Stars on Folksy are having a harvest festival!

Some rather tenuous links here! Why did I choose such a hard theme?!! Anyway, here's the bountiful crop that I've picked... (click on the shop names to find out more about each item).

Brighten up your home with these cute Russian Doll Matryoshka Hanging Decorations by Court & Spark - with their rosy red apples!

Prepare yourself for that scary party next month with these Happy Halloween Pumpkin Earrings by Miss Bohemia.

Sweet and very practical Baby Dribble Bib - Cherries by Painted Ghost.

Add some individuality to your correspondence with Swirlyarts Jack and the Beanstalk Recycled Envelopes.

I think this luscious Red Cherry Coin Purse by Pipdesigns would certainly cheer me up on a cold, dark winter's day... especially if it was full of money ;)

And finally, Ialbert has produced this very stylish Fine Art Print - Damask design is all over an apple - perfect for your dining room wall.

Have a lovely weekend!

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Friday, 17 September 2010

Folksy Friday - September Stars featuring Butterflies

This week's Folksy Friday is showcasing the hardworking September Stars. This time, featuring BUTTERFLIES (and a dragonfly) - a final blast of summer heat and colour before the cold, wet and windy days of autumn take hold...

As always, click on the shop links to find out more about the individual items.

I love the little details and mix of gorgeous fabrics in this pretty, red Purse by Pants and Paper.

This Twilight Dragonfly Necklace by Whimsical Wren looks so classy in sophisticated black and silver.

Sweet and girly Pink Butterfly Fused Glass Pendant by Blue Daisy Glass.

For an unusual gift why not buy a Ceramic Butterfly Brooch by Tait Gallery? It can be personalised with the name and design of your choice.

This Beautiful Black Butterfly Jotter by Jessicas Jotters is stylish, and really useful too!

Another black and silver combo, this Butterfly Keyring by Sprinkles is simple, but stunning.

Beautiful colours and detail in this delicate Vintaj Woodland Necklace by Facets.

The bird/butterfly image on this Green Bird Pocket Diary by Lilly's Night Garden looks really striking against the gorgeous, handpainted background. I love it! I bought it!

I started my Christmas shopping on Folksy a little while ago. I tend to buy little 'bits and pieces' for my family and friends rather than one big gift, and I get a real kick out of buying them something handmade, something unusual, an item that they won't have seen in the highstreet shops. And of course the shops on Folksy never close for the day; you can browse and buy to your heart's content at 3am in the morning if you like! So if you haven't already, why not click on the links in this post and discover some fab designers/makers. Support handmade! Buy British! Christmas is coming...

Have a great weekend. x

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Wednesday, 1 September 2010

New 'The Needle Works' Range

These are my latest designs for my The Needle Works shop on Folksy. I made them for the August craft fair at Newcastle's Grainger Market where they received many favourable comments and lots of sales. A few of these charms, in various designs, are still available for sale. They are all individual and unique, and handmade by myself.

Choose from yummy cupcakes...

Or beach huts to remind you of summer...

Or pretty flowers and pots...

Or sweet little birdies.

The charms can be used in a variety of ways: attach them to your keys so that they can be easily found in the bottom of your handbag...

Prettify a handbag, or attach it to the zip to make it easier to grab hold of and use...

Or attach it to your scissors so that they don't get lost in the bottom of your sewing basket - and doubles up as a pin cushion too!

I love this range: so colourful and cheery. They'd make great little gifts or stocking fillers (Christmas is only 116 days away you know!) or as a lovely treat for yourself. Hope you like them too!

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