Friday, 30 November 2012

Folksy Handmade - Shapes

I was trying to think of a theme for this week's Folksy Friday, as I've been doing gift idea lists. I started off with a funky brights train of thought. Then I came across a couple of items that the patterns gave me the new idea of shapes. All these items have designs made with shapes, and a lot of them are bright and colourful too, so still fit my funky brights original idea. These would make great gifts for anyone that likes lots of colour, or clean, retro design. Like me. :  )

As always, click on the pic to visit the shops for more details and pictures.

Abacus Large Print
Mrs Eliot Books
Leather Bracelet Geometric Triangles
Hexagon Pop iPad Sleeve
Jenny Gale

Retro Striped Fabric Bracelet
Menoyu Jewellery
Pink and Purple Coin Purse
Hortensia Designs
Retro Print Oilcloth Messenger Bag
My Sister Mabel

Pop Blanket - PDF Pattern
Tin Can Knits
Colour Block Geometric Tote Bag
Green Swan
Faceted Wall Clock
Raw Dezign

Enamel Triangles Brooch
Triangle Tote Bag
Hello Pushkin
Retro Mod Dot iPhone Case Cover
Crabtree Lane

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Mosaic Bee and Daisies Slate Garden Decoration

Mosaic Bee and Daisy Flower Slate Garden Decoration
Mosaic Bumblebee with iridescent wings

The latest listing to my shop is this mosaic bumblebee with rose pink daisies on a purple slate paddlestone. The bee's wings are iridescent so shine with metallic colours in certain light angles. And the daisy flowers have translucent mauve glass centres to match the plum slate. This decoration would look great placed in a bee border, or near a plant that the bees love. The help you along, this decoration comes with a packet of bee flower seeds.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Folksy Handmade - Men!

This week's Folksy Friday is another gift idea selection, and it's a theme that seems to be a bit of a struggle for a lot of people. What to buy the fellas. I've tried to collect together a range of prices and styles so there should be an idea or two here for what to get most blokes - dads, brothers, OH's, and the rest. Most of the difficult to buy for fellas have to shave. Or if they don't, they can't object to a nice, warm, muted colour scarf. Surely? Men!

(p.s. I collected this lot at the start of the week, before Folksy decided to send out a flipping email with their massive collection of gifts for men. Mind you, I think there's only one of the shops I've got items from on their list, so this Folksy Friday is even more choice for you.)

Click on the pic to visit the shop for more pics and details of the items.

Crochet Men's Chunky Scarf
Daisy Chains by Natasha
Honda Formula One Keyring
Ledon Gifts
Silver Secret Message Bracelet

Contour Map Silver Cufflinks
Alison Moore Designs
Crochet Mens Hat
Daisy Chains Designs
Hemp Mens Toiletries Bag
Ruffle Shop

TLC Shaving Gift Set
The Little Cornish Soap Company
Upcycled Brewers Sack Apron
Maker's Meadow

Upcycled Coffee Sack Seating Cube
The Coffee Bag Company

London Vintage Travel Mug
Connell & Todd

Moosetache T-Shirt
Tee and Toast
Vintage Gig Posters iPhone Case
Backbeat Leather

Friday, 16 November 2012

Folksy Handmade - Crafty Christmas Cards

Suncatcher Christmas Tree Card

I've made my first Christmas Cards this year after I had been experimenting with hand painted suncatcher designs on other cards. I like the idea of something a bit different for Christmas cards. And I like the idea of a craft being used to create the design. So for this week's Folksy Friday collection I've put together a selection of handmade cards with different crafts being used to make the designs. Something special to send this Christmas.

As always, click on the pic to go to the seller's shop.

Quilled Christmas Tree Card
Paper Daisy Card Design
Greetings Card with Copper Heart
The Owl and the Pussycat

Christmas Mistletoe and Robins Card
Under the Stair Studios

Origami Wreath
Water Lily Wishes
Brown Tweed Christmas Robin
Handmade Fabric Applique Card
E and Z Make

Papercut Christmas Card
The Bird & the Button
Christmas Card Red Jingle Bells
Ritzy Swish
Handmade Card Mum and Dad
O'Reilly & Beau

Friday, 9 November 2012

Suncatcher Christmas Tree Cards

Suncatcher Christmas Tree Cards

Suncatcher Christmas Tree Card

This is my latest listing, a set of four Christmas Tree Suncatcher Cards. The design is handpainted onto clear acetate with translucent paint so when the light shines through the card the baubles light up and become jewel  -like. I am really enjoying experimenting with these suncatcher cards. They are something a bit different from the norm, and should light up the recipient's day.

Folksy Handmade - Scarves

Chunky Red Unisex Scarf
Uniquely Yours

The second of my Christmas gift inspiration Folksy Fridays has a rainbow of scarves. Who doesn't like a scarf? And you've got to have a few to mix and match with your outfits and coats. Some of these are unisex so there's something for the fellas too. I love the footie scarf, it's very retro. They do most other team colours too. In fact, a lot of these shops do their scarves in different colours. So if the one you want isn't here, I'm sure you'll be able to find it if you go for a browse. Just click on the scarf picture to go the seller's shop for more details, or more choice.

Cotton Stripe Scarf
Rebecca Surgey Knit and Crochet

Red and White Football Scarf
The Knitted Duck
Hand Knit Recycled Linen Scarf

Yellow & Orange Hand Woven Scarf
Sarah and the Moon
Crochet Infinity Mobius Scarf
Simply Charming
Hand Made Chunky Ribbed Scarf
Victoria Rose Crafts

Moss Green Cowl
Ginger Nut Knits
Blue Handknit Scarf
Kath Heywood Art & Design
Extra Long Blue Scarf

Hand Knitted Scarf
Thick Truffle Hand Knitted Scarf
Feel, Felt, Found
Knitted Pompom Scarf