Category Archives: Folksy Friday

Folksy Friday 29th June

My Friday favourites are here again………comes around quick, doesn’t it !!

the weeks are flying by , only 3 more days of school and they’re not back till the 27th of August  !

Right then ,,,,,,   let’s go shopping   🙂

NO..1    Tea with Rachael & Stephen.

You’ll come across lots of fun cushions , cards and party invites in this shop , the hand stitched bicycle cushion I’m featuring today is 10″  x  8″ and has a great backing in red , blue and black , depicting scooters , tandems , tricycles and American style pull carts , you know !   the trendy red ones  🙂

NO..2    Saffron  Barr.

OOOOOOOOhhhhhhh , doesn’t it look too delicious for words , I love handmade soap , the more rustic and lumpy the better  🙂

 Patchouli essential oil and rose fragrance oil combined,  making an exotic looking soap with the advantage of a long-lasting fragrance.

Most of the soaps are 100g  and others  for sale in the shop are   ~   Juicy Pear  ~  Rose Geranium  ~  orange Spice  ~ and the best seller Black Raspberry and Vanilla…..sounds heavenly, mmm…..

NO..3    Monique Boutique.

Here we have a chunky black wire knot key-ring , I really like this idea , so simple but it looks beautiful , will be strong enough to hold plenty of keys and especially important in most bags…be easy to grab !

At Monique Boutique there’s fabulous jewellery made out of keyboard parts , bags , toys , baby shoes , cards and oodles more…65 things to be precise .

NO..4    ~        Light and Dew.

Here’s a lovely thing …. I adore antique furniture , especially classics like this Thonet chair , the modern fabric perfectly compliments the 1920’s chair and brings it bang up to date.

Originally a desk chair the legs have been reduced slightly making it perfect for a bedroom or perhaps a fireside chair , it’s made of beech with a dark stain. It’s measurements are  26″  x  21″  x 18″ and it has the original Thonet makers stamp on the base.

NO..5    Rebecca  Kemp    ~    Guildford.

Rebecca makes one of a kind curious creatures called Pheeples.

This one is Walter , crafted from grey Merino wool with a purple ‘heart’ and turquoise wire glasses , he’s just toooooo cute  !!

Walter measures 90mm high by 60mm …………………….and……………..he has friends……………….  x

NO..6    Kathryn Driffield    ~   Les Petit Anglais.

Oh , how I’d love my daughter to be 2 again……….this is theeeee most adorable party dress!   it’s got everything going for it , flowers , red , fluffy ruffles and an absolute must…… the twirl factor  🙂

Kathryn has some gorgeous girls’ dresses in her shop including one very special dress-up costume…….none other than a Kate Middleton wedding gown , click on this red ruffled wonder and be transported to girly heaven  🙂

NO..7    Megan Cheetham    ~    Salisbury.

In Megan’s shop, Married to the House you can buy funky applique cushions decorated with applique and machine free arm embroidery…something I’d love to try someday….once I’ve unearthed the sewing machine from the dark recesses of the workshop  😉

This little painting caught my eye ,   ‘Finished Coffee’ , it’s an original acrylic , gloss varnished on canvas , measuring  6″ x 4″ , the outside is  5.5 x 7.5 allowing a good-sized area for framing.

NO..8    Linda Carmichael    ~    Northern Ireland.

A super fun shop , you have to take a look !     this resin bangle featuring real colouring pencils is just one of a range Linda makes for Ruby Bijou , her shop on Folksy.

Other items in the jewellery range are studs , brooches , necklaces and drop ear-rings all fashioned from pencils  🙂

NO..9    Raw Dezign    ~    Birmingham.

What a statement wall clock………it’s a Polyhedra ( news to me 🙂  )

It measures 7″ diameter and has a non ticking clock mechanism , you can choose from gold , black and silver hands and custom colours are available.

Raw Dezign individually casts  resin to form all sorts of homewares , lampshades , chandeliers , vases, more clock designs and they also sell bowls made from melted toy soldiers ….fab !

So there we are Folksy fiends , another week of lovelies.

Enjoy the week-end and I hope the sun shines for you  x

toodleoothenoo          ~~~~( *.*) ~~~

Advertisements

3 Comments

Filed under Folksy Friday

Folksy Friday 8th June

Helloooo   Cheery  Buntings

I ‘ve been busy browsing Folksy  and have another 9 gorgeous makes for you……..Ok.lets get  shopping  🙂

NO..1   Helen Newton    ~    LillyBlossom.

PDF for a reversible tea towel tote.

This simple tutorial will be sent via email to your inbox , 11 pages full of clear and easy to follow instructions , very little is needed to make your tote bag , just a couple of coordinating same size tea towels , cotton tape and thread.

Why not whip one up for this Summer  🙂

  NO..2    Eduardo  Hirschfield    ~    East London.

Beyond Fabrics is a fabric and craft supplies shop based in London, they have a super selection of colourful fabrics and this unusual ribbon.

2 metres long and   1 1/2 inches wide , each ‘ticket’ is   1″ x 2″ , it comes in 6 other colours too.

NO..3    SciArtImages.

Mouse mats in a huge choice of amazing designs , the clever folks at SciArtImages  have captured microscopic images and transferred them onto bookmarks , cufflinks , key rings , mugs , cards and mousemats , great Father’s Day gifts.

NO..4    Lucy Smith    ~    Love Lucy.

Lucy is an artist who’s published greetings cards are stocked by Marks and Spencer and through Phoenix Trading.

Here on Folksy she produces the most beautiful personalised paintings , this is one for the boys, with a football inspired theme.

Measuring  18x13cm , the mount isn’t included , Lucy paints in watercolour and gouache onto 300gsm Fabriano card.  There are New Baby , Father’s day ,Wedding , Best  Teacher , and  little girls   x

NO..5    Anetta’s Craft.

This shop has a very vintage feel , mainly brought about by the antique style prints Anetta uses to decorate her cushions and wall decor.

This delightful  cushion cover measures  16 ”  x  16″  , made from heavyweight hessian with a cotton centre depicting an illustration of a whale.

Anetta has 19 cushions with a similar look to them , I love the Penny farthing bicycle , the old toys and the vintage roses.

NO..6    The Urban Magpie    ~    Zoe Mitchell , Leeds.

This is a fun necklace made from recycled bits of jewellery , vintage glass beads and a doll house tea set , it measures 43cm.

The Urban Magpie is full of quirky , well  put together jewellery , just the kind of pieces I’d wear myself  x

NO..7    Heloise V    ~    York.

We’ve all got tins of lip balm scattered here and there …but there’s never one when you want one  !!

This is a handy crocheted cover for your tin which clips into your handbag easily and securely ……….you’ll never lose it again  🙂

Available in lots of lovely colours crocheted with soft cotton.

NO..8    Sally Kelly    ~    Preston.

This is a glorious acrylic abstract , Sally has 20 others for sale in her shop.

Painted on a 16mm deep canvas it measures 40  x  30cm.

Sally , a qualified architect got into painting just over a year ago after she bought her children some acrylics and canvases….she’s never looked back since having sold over 150 from various different outlets.

Her talent is most definitely in creating beautiful , colourful landscapes full of interest and life !

NO..9    Chris Logan    ~    Hampshire.

Faux books to glam up your Kindle…..these covers by Klevercase were brought about by The Manor Bindery , a book binding and faux book manufacturer in The New Forest.

Available for all Kindle models , made from super strength card with a moulded interior made specifically for each model , the ‘Classic’ covers come in a huge library of titles with the likes of Sherlock Holmes , Jane Austen , Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and Dracula.

Please excuse the tiny photos this week , WordPress wasn’t playing  😦

That’s all folks……………….    🙂

Grab yourself a bit of hand crafted  loveliness ………… register at Folksy today, you’ll be glad you did  x

5 Comments

Filed under Folksy Friday

Folksy Friday 1st June

Hallo    

How goes it with you all ?

At our house , children are, at last ! getting to sleep before 10pm………… I’m thankful for the cooler temperature ……..I don’t know how many more nights I could stand of  scratching midge bites…..’cool’ water bottles………..fans that were too noisy and all the other excuses for getting out of bed and running round the bedroom  !!

Ok then , lets shimmy on over to Folksy and have a peek at some lovely things.

  NO.1   Caroline Mouran    ~   East Sussex.

This is an eye-catching , tropical looking little hanger , sure to cheer up a dull corner.

It’s made with a combination of kiln fired crushed glass, silver dichroic fish and measures   18   x  8 cm .

Caroline can make you a hanger that’s a little bit larger with 3 fish for a small extra charge.

NO.2   Sarah Morgan Bridal.

‘Grace’…………it’s not often I’m stopped in my tracks when it comes to bridal wear but this gorgeous creation just took my breath away   x

Grace is made of pure silk chiffon adorned with crystals and pearls, the bodice is hand ruched and Sarah will happily make it with or without a train.    Made to measure, the gown would be with you from between 6-8 weeks plus delivery.

NO.3    noodlebubble.

I’m gushing at the cuteness of this …… ‘Bunch of Flowers’ is 5cm in diameter , made from black felt and decorated with hand embroidery.

In the shop there are more lovely brooches with a mainly black theme.

NO.4     Pierre Cochon.

Want your website , YouTube channel or Facebook page to get more clicks ?

Have your own personal QR code printed on a T-shirt , all someone needs to do is scan the code with a smart phone…great huh  !

Loads of sizes , loads of colours… on good quality cotton,  have a look for yourself , the shop has loads of other cool shirts for sale.

NO. 5    Windswept and Interesting    ~    Cornwall.

Two   ‘Pieces of  Eight’   handmade and cast in lead free pewter , all the way from the sunny Cornish coast where many a shipwreck can be found down in the murky depths.

They’re 2cm across and are ideal for drilling so perfect for charm bracelets , ear-rings or whatever you fancy making with them  🙂

The shop is full of lovely pewter charms and jewellery , it was the stripes cat I noticed first of all , great fun !        go and have a peek , he’s lovely x

NO.6      Jackie Power    ~    London.

What a lovely bag………..candy stripes with a sugar pink centre !

This is beautifully made from cotton canvas, inside are 3 pockets ,one zipped.

The strap adjusts from  29 1/4 ”  to  54″ and the bag itself measures 13 1/4″ high and varies between 14 and 17″ in width.

Jackie has lots of very stylish bags in her shop…go and have a browse , you won’t be disappointed   🙂

  NO.7       Laura ~ Seaglass Sparkles    ~ Ayrshire.  

‘All who wander are not lost’……….. a  true statement  indeed.

This is a  very pretty necklace, Jackie has hand stamped the phrase on a silver tag along with some waves , she’s combined it with a freshwater pearl and a nugget of her lovely sea glass , it hangs on an 18″ Sterling silver chain.

There are 120 products for sale at Seaglass Sparkles , necklaces, bracelets , personalised discs……Jackie can combine all her techniques to make you a very special custom piece if you wish , go and have look at all her beach finds , you may be inspired to make some jewellery of your own !

   NO8.    Janine Basil    ~    London.

What a shop  !!!    120 amazing hairbands and  fascinators ,  this one is positively tame compared to Janine’s other wild creations , you   Really  have to go and look for yourself , they’re incredible  !

This hairband  ‘Glamstars’ is super sparkly blue on black and attached to an elastic so one size fits all   🙂

NO.9    Sall Clapham    ~    Ruby Blue cards.

Isn’t this sweet  … so simple……modern and uncomplicated.

15cm square approx , made with heavy textured card , Sall can personalise any of her cards for a small charge.

You’ll see a variety of card styles in the shop from cutesy or structured and more in the style of this beautiful Wedding card , just wonderfully elegant.

Well now,  I’m off to recover from this morning’s bike ride , haven’t been on a bike properly for about 25 years    ….. shame on me ….

sore bum tomorrow  !

Take care Folksy fans   ~  till next time.

Alexis

1 Comment

Filed under Folksy Friday

Folksy Friday May 18th

Fabulous   Friday’s   Favourites

Some more gorgeousness for you today , my 9 faves this week , click on any of the photos for details on the maker , prices and shipping.

NO.1   Jaine Rose    ~    Beeswax and Broomsticks.

Art work to make you smile, that’s what I like  !

Jaine has lovingly brought together a machine embroidered , acrylic and ink profusion of colour.

This dear little collage measures  15 x 16 cm , it’s painted on old book pages and then vintage scraps of bright fabrics have been applied and overstitched , Jaine has written ….. Grow !…..little garden grow…

In the shop there is more original artwork and cards too , I love the goodies for sale here , go and have a browse !

NO. 2    Mimidapi.

A wonderful brand new shop to Folksy ……I’m so glad I found it !

‘ My King and I ‘

Have a look at Charles and Ruby… a pair of love sick Kingfishers , made entirely from paper scraps , they’re absolutely adorable   x

Measuring a dinky 9cm high by 3.3cm wide , they’ll come to you in a heart-shaped box.            I  love  x  love x  love them  !

NO.3   Barry Bulsara    ~   Hand pulled Screen Prints.

Ha Ha Ha……………Make it Sew………… Star Trek fans will love these guys sitting at their sewing machines ,  great fun !

This print is 43 x 34 cm  , printed on acid free 315 gsm cardstock , also in the shop there are   sooooooooo  many more fun prints to choose from, such as  ~  Lord of the Rings   ~   Dr Seuss   ~   Captain Kirk   ~   and  Dr Who and Star Wars combined.

If you’re a mad keen sci-fi fan then you’re going to love this shop , why not hop on board the Starship Enterprise for more good stuff !

NO.4   Seamingly Possible   ~   Bournemouth.

More cute patooties   🙂

Michael Miller fabric fashioned into the cutest baby boots you’ve ever seen !

‘Alice’   baby boots measure 5.1 inches and are sized for 18-24 months.

Also in the shop are women’s slippers , personalised bags and oodles of teeny shoes for girls and boys.

NO.5   Keith Martin   ~   CK Automata   ~   Cornwall.

Here we have an aluminium sculpture of Pegasus measuring 28cm tall.

Keith has hand cut then stamped the metal to form the body of the horse , it’s mounted on a wooden base with a metal handle which when turned allows the wings on Pegasus to move realistically.

NO.6      Lisa Sutlow.

Lisa makes the most fabulous Fimo charms , in this necklace she’s made tiny Union Jacks and encased them inside resin with red and white buttons.

The resin heart measures 4.5cm at the widest point and it comes on a 16″  SP chain.  Have a look at Lisa’s  ‘ Calorie Free Treats’  including a fantastic bag charm with Cadbury’s Creme Eggs………YUM !

NO.7    ~    Faith Bowman   Abyjem   ~   Cumbria.

This super shop is bursting with 154  goodies for you  !

I chose this beautiful pin/brooch today as I loved the glorious handcrafted bead combined with the hand forged copper.

The bead was made by Iona Ruttle and measures approx 25mm across , the whole pin is 55 x  35 mm  and has been hammered and shaped in pure copper by Faith , she’s  finished it with some Swarovski crystals which match beautifully and give a bit of extra sparkle  🙂

NO.8   Lucy Teacup     ~   Bradford.

Tea bags ‘  made from off white cotton have been appliqued with a cup and saucer then stitched up and filled with super strong lavender , you’ll receive 3 in this listing , you can contact Lucy to request a particular fabric from the ones shown if you’d prefer not to have a random selection.

Also in the shop are  ‘ biscuity things ‘  , embroidery hoops with jammy dodgers , bourbons  and custard creams.

No. 9    Rosie Ann Vintage Inspired Aprons.

Anyone who knows me will testify to the fact that I’m no Domestic goddess but boy would I feel like one wearing this little black number  !

A fifties inspired cotton apron , bursting  at its tiny seams with ruffles , ruffles and more ruffles.

Burgundy flowers on black with a cute black and white polka dot sash , pocket , hem and neckline , the length is 29″.

At Rosie Ann’s you’ll find  LOADS  more aprons and some half aprons if your goddess is feeling a bit less ambitious in the kitchen  🙂

Only one more Friday left in May………….. don’t miss it………more loveliness on it’s way  !

Bye bye for now           Alexis x

4 Comments

Filed under Folksy Friday

Folksy Friday May 11th

Hello my lovelies…….

Friday’s are back  !!

Here are my favourite 9 this week   🙂

NO.1     Poppies  Handmade.

A beautiful inspirational handmade ceramic tile   ~   8cm square in a lovely subtle combination of textures and colours.

The tile is backed in ply and denim as it’s intended as a coaster but it’s far too lovely to be under  mug   🙂     I’d fit a hook on the back and display it proudly on the wall .

There are other phrase tiles for sale as well as some textile pieces , go and have a look….click on the picture to go direct to the item.

NO. 2    A Curious Whim    ~    Cambridgeshire.

Oh what a lovely boy……..!!!!

His name is Stanley and he’s a vintage style artist bear , totally one of a kind because the creator doesn’t use patterns.

He measures 27cm high  , has aged seams , patches and tufts missing from his fur , just like you’d expect if you’d found him in an attic after 50 years.

Stanley is a sitting bear , he looks like he could do with a rest !   many little hands look like they’ve played many make-believe tea parties with him and all the other nursery toys.

You’ll love looking at the other animals in the shop, there’s a donkey, a rat with definite psychological problems ….. Red Riding Hood’s wolf , a badger , cat and more lovely bears.

NO.3    ~     Cocoon  Jewels. 

These delightful flower drop earrings are silver plated and hang 60mm , I love the irregular shape and the hammered finish , the faceted clear quartz tear drops are the perfect accompaniment .

There are 42 unusual items at Cocoon Jewels , such as friendship bracelets , plenty more gorgeous earrings and some necklaces.

NO . 4    ~    Dotty  Diane   ~    Whitstable.

This is a tiara kit for beginners using a mix of Swarovski crystals and other glass beads , this cute little tiara stands 3cm high when finished and it’s also available in pink.

Diane has other ‘make your own’ kits for sale you can buy felt egg cosies , birds and fabric lavender hearts.

NO. 5    ~    Dottery  Pottery.

A dear  little light turquoise bird sits on his birdcage perch , this adorable ceramic necklace is on a 17″ chain and the pendant itself measures 4cm  x  3cm.

Hand cut , embossed and fired to a high temperature so rest assured he’s super strong !

Dottery Pottery has buttons , plates , more jewellery and sweet hanging hearts and birds.

NO.6    ~    Sarah  Howarth ~   Hootchie Mama.

Something for boys……..I don’t often find goodies for little boys but I liked this retro pocket-money purse , perfect for holiday spending money on the go !

It’s measures 11 x 8 cm and you can request which mode of transport you’d like , click on the purse to see the other choices.

Sarah has key rings , bandanas,  fridge magnets as well as other cute purses and bags.

  No.7   ~      The Leather  Store  .

Lime green leather bag , handbag or messenger as it’s supplied with a shoulder strap.

It closes fully with a zip , a must in my book……I’ve had the contents of my bag all over  the floor too many times before I decided it had to be zip close only 🙂

There’s a zip compartment and a mobile phone pouch and it measures  14 ”  x 13″.  Also available in purple  x

NO.8   ~    Bobbin and Bumble.

A golden velvet apple bookend with satin leaf and checked wool stalk , this is weighty enough to prop open a door , lovely as a decoration or for it’s intended use as a gorgeous book-end. The apple is 20cm high and filled with sand and toy stuffing.

Leanne has wonderful bug cushions and more lovely apples.

No.9    ~    Rachael  Rowe    ~    Grace and Favour Home.

Brilliant bunting  !!

I love the look of this……these stamps would be fab pieced together as a mini quilt for a child’s room or framed in little box frames but Rachael has probably put them to their best use of all………bunting….yay !

Each fabric  stamp is double-sided and measures 10 x 7.5cm and there are 10 flags on a 2 metre length.

Also at Grace and favour you’ll find postcard purses , map bunting ,  and the same stamps made into lavender bags      x

So there we have it………….please excuse the 2 week break from Folksy Friday…………..it’s nice to be back   🙂

Take care till next time,

Alexis

5 Comments

Filed under Folksy Friday

Folksy Friday 20th April

Helloooooooo    Fabulous ones………….!

How is everyone  ?

I’m getting back down to it and about time too !  no illnesses lurking………no Winter blues … it’s got a lot to do with me working up a felty storm in the workroom  🙂

I’ m making some stock for a craft fair in Moffat , it’s a school fundraiser and takes place in the town hall on the 6th of May, so I’ve been busy with girls’ hair accessories which always call for felt.

Right….on with the goodies , here are my faves for this week , prices range from  £3.74  up to £21  inc p&p.

 NO.1   Helen Jones    ~    Holly Jolly Cottage.

Here is my kind of shop   !

Fun , colourful , great detailing and with such flair  ,  her fabric hairbands are wonderful.

This delightful bag is a riot of patterns , just my cup of tea and perfect for a little girl, it’s 12  x 10 ”  and has a handle long enough to wear across the body , Helen can  add a name if you like.  Click on the  pompoms  to go straight to her lovely shop  🙂

NO.2   One Silly Moo   ~    Cheshire.

I want to EAT it….!!!!!!!!

Have you ever seen such a wonderful thing  in your life  ?

This is a focal bead with     ‘Va Va Voom‘     it’s outrageously beautiful  !

Christened  ‘Sunrise’ and the maker’s inspiration was the solar system.

Measuring   17mm  approx , it would look simply stunning on a chain with no need for anything else  x

 NO.3    Hattifer’s Handsewn Gifts.

Twit   twoo  …  look at you sitting pretty on your branch  x

This sweet pink felt owl is perched on her tree just waiting  …….waiting for Whoo  ?                    it’s twit tyou.   Sorry , couldn’t resist .

If pinks not your thing you can have an owlet made up in a colour of your choice.

In Hattifer’s shop  there are  fabulous dog key rings , pincushions , hanging decorations , brooches and oodles of other stuff !

NO.4    Helen  Rhodes    ~    Derbyshire.

Such a beautiful little lady mouse…..isn’t she gorgeous  !

In differing shades of tweed and other fabric remnants , she has suede ears , boot button nose and eyes and a leather tail.

Measuring just 8cm high and even with her quite round tummy she’s just 5cm wide……..cute !

Filled with toy stuffing and steel shot, so Mrs Mousey would make a very lovely paperweight     x

 NO.5    Gary  Danton.

This a moody black and white , quite a hole in that sky  !

this image is 8  x  8″ and it’s also available for sale in 5   x  5 “.

NO.6    Tinker  Prince    ~    Sussex.

Here we have an unframed print of a very dapper young kitty which has been printed directly onto an old dictionary page.

Measuring 7.6″  x  10.5″  , all of the prints are on offer at the moment , it’s buy 2 get one free.

Other images in this unusual range of prints include , a bowler hat with birds ,union jack Tardis , an old typewriter  , red phone box to name but a few , many feature bugs , birds and butterflies.

NO 7.   Your Country Home.

You wouldn’t believe hessian could look so beautiful would you , Karen at your Country Home has achieved it wonderfully with this gorgeous feminine cushion.

It’s made from hessian and has a plain calico back, sold complete with a feather inner , measuring 16″ square.

With the addition of deep tiers of muslin, pretty cotton lace edging and a blousey rose , I think the combination is just perfect.

Karen has lavender bags , peg holders , wheat bags and more fabulous cushions , her range has a country or shabby style.

NO.8    The Long Collection    ~    Berkshire.

In this shop , which is very well stocked by the way with 55 items for sale, you’ll find this delightful card featuring a prince charming waiting for his kiss  xx              The card is blank inside and measures 13.5cm square , it’s been carefully embellished with sparkles and grosgrain ribbon.

Amy also makes jewellery and home wares , pop on over to her shop and have a peek at her adorable fabric buttons   🙂

NO.9    Jackie  Cardy    ~    Lancashire    ~    Dog  Daisy.

Lastly today its a lovely brooch by Jackie Cardy , this really is a one -off as the silk velvet is hand dyed and the felt it’s stitched onto is handmade too.

In shades of pale green ,grey and turquoise , the paisley leaf shape has been defined with lime and plum stitching.

There are more lovely brooches at ‘Dog Daisy’  , my other favourite is the same design but in plum shades…….gorgeous  x

Well ………another 9 shops to have a browse through , click on any of the photographs for all the details.

Have a super week-end whatever you’re doing and remember……. Do something you love , every day………………x

Till next time

Alexis

4 Comments

Filed under Folksy Friday

Folksy Friday 6th April

Ello my lovelies ,

Today’s selection ranges in price from  £5.50  up to  £95 , click on the individual photographs for all the details  🙂

NO.1   Amanda Sutherland   ~ The Design Studio   ~   Suffolk.

A statement brooch if ever there was !

This eco-friendly corsage is made from recycled aluminium and measures  5  x  3 “.

Clusters of petals have been cut to create a very three-dimensional piece , its backed onto a can base and has a textured look to it , Amanda can also reproduce it in other colours.

The handy brooch back is two-way allowing it to be pinned onto clothing or clipped into the hair , the fact that it’s aluminium will make it lovely and light for the wearer.

Have a peek at Amanda’s shop, she has some truly stunning creations !

NO.2   William White   ~   Hillsborough  Ireland.

This gorgeous pink Tourmaline ring has been made in a lovely satin finish , the silver was fashioned especially for this stone ,  a complete one-off !

The gemstone measures 10.5  x  8mm and the weight is 2.74 carats , William can resize the ring at no extra cost from sizes K to N.

This is a well stocked shop with 34 beautiful pieces for sale , there are rings , bracelets , ear-rings and necklaces all very contemporary and if you fancy a chainsaw , handgun or an anatomical heart to wear round your neck then this is the place for you  🙂

NO.3   Yvonne  Moxon   ~   Boxoftrix   ~   Scotland.

A truly beautiful romantic heart brooch , made from silk layers with machine and hand embroidery details , complete with a delicate antique mother of pearl button.

The brooch back is fastened to a felt layer which finishes of this stunning piece perfectly !   it measures 2  x  2 1/2 .

Yvonne has some other beautifully made hearts , all with a very romantic feel , each one hand embellished with mixes of lace , seed beads , diamonte , pearls and buttons  x

NO.4   Diane Watson   ~   Hartlepool.

I love this funky cushion….   with what looks like a very cool pair of Dr Marten’s.

It’s the creation of Diane Watson of Naughty Dog , you can find some more great cushions in her shop with dogs and butterflies.

This one measures 40  x  40cm and has a linen backing with vintage fabric appliqued to depict the boot.

Diane can make  cushion commissions with your favourite shoe if you fancy or anything else I expect because this is one talented lady  !!

NO.5   Terri Tovill   ~   Ayrshire   ~ Blackpin a Victorian Hatter’s Emporium.

How about some drama to brighten your day  🙂

This intriguing  hatter’s emporium is all a flutter with feathers , lace , velvets and organza , not to mention the odd fob watch , button or chain used for additional decadence in Terri’s fabulous head wear.

All the hats are made to order taking around two weeks to complete.

My featured design has rook feathers , corseting , and broad black grosgrain ribbon .. …. ..  .true undertaker chic   !

  NO.6   Amanda Pullin   ~   Poly Beads.

I love this extremely unique charm bracelet , it has a super mix of  Swarovski crystals , jade , glass and other semi precious beads but the real stars of the show are Amanda’s one of a kind polymer clay pillow beads , these are not made from ready-made Millefiori canes but made from scratch !  I also love her addition of the crystal embellished black button , it’s details like these that really bring this piece to life  🙂

You must have a look at her phone covers…………a sweet sight to behold  xx

  NO.7   Louise Tullener   ~   Worcestershire   ~   Loutul.

What a sweet little embroidery this is , I love mini works of art like this.

Starting life as  a pre printed image , Louise has given dimension and detail with the skillful use of shaded threads , the hair for example is beautifully done and their dresses are so lovely. Silk ribbon and metallic threads adding to the effect of the overall piece.

It measures  6 ”  X  6″  and an extra inch with the inclusion of the cream mount , the miniature easel has been made especially to display the art work.

Louise has a full shop , my other favourites are her pewter bottles and bookmarks.

  NO .8   Margarita Hardington.

A pretty but practical  school / baby tote bag in a lovely  dotty taupe and a delicate pink daisy motif made from one of my favourite fabrics , oilcloth.

The bag measures 13″ high and 17″ wide , it has a three large pockets inside , fastens with a magnetic clasp and has one outside zipped pocket.

Margarita also has scarves , cushions and more funky bags , click on the photo to have a browse through her sixty nine products  x

NO.9   Jane Fraser   ~   Tidal Creations   ~   South West Scotland.

Another Scottish maker ,the third one today, what  a talented lot  !!

This is  a find  , quite literally !     Jane loves to comb the beaches for beautiful sea glass and stones.

She’s drilled this mix of 6 stones for creative souls to add to their own projects , be it  jewellery , crochet or paper crafting.

The stones range in size from   40  x 23 mm   ~   25  x  20 mm , I think the colours are absolutely gorgeous  x

Have a look at Jane’s shop she is the most amazing artist , her portraits have to be seen to be believed !

Well then……….they were nice , weren’t they 🙂

Yet again Folksy doesn’t fail to deliver , please have a browse through today’s shops , you’ll find all the prices when you click on each photograph.

Take care till next time…………..  Alexis  x

3 Comments

Filed under Folksy Friday