24 January 2011

Favourite Folksy Buys

I bought one of these fabulous Flower Loom kits from ffflowers http://www.folksy.com/shops/ffflowers for my Mum at Christmas.  She loved the kit and started making ffflowers straight away.   These looms and other lovely things from ffflowers can also be found on Etsy - http://www.etsy.com/listing/63406141/flower-loom-kit-makes-3-ribbon-ffflowers


She was inspired to make this pretty wool brooch using the loom and I stitched the beads on to it.   

Lynda from SimJaTa http://www.folksy.com/shops/SimJaTa was lucky enough to convince her OH to buy her these wonderful penguin earrings from Leopard Print Bee. http://www.folksy.com/users/LeopardPrintBee Lynda loves penguins, earrings and things out of the ordinary and she just loves these - who wouldn't, they are adorable!   

Sarah from Suger Mice http://www.folksy.com/shops/sugarmice bought this stunning necklace for her wedding from 
 Huiyi at Studio59.  http://www.folksy.com/shops/studio59 Sarah say of her purchase - "My wedding dress is dark blue and I’m getting married somewhere very cold lol so this was perfect! She even made one ‘specially for me as it had sold on etsy a couple of days before and kept me updated at every step of the process. It’s absolutely beautifully made, looks stunning on and I am so happy with it :)"   I agree with you Sarah,  it is beautiful.  All the very best for your special day.

CheeryMishMashhttp://www.folksy.com/shops/cheerymishmash  just had to have these beautiful earrings when she saw them for sale in Deborah Jones Jewellery  http://www.folksy.com/shops/DeborahJonesJewellery   I can see why you wear them all the time, they are gorgeous.

That's just a few of the items for now - there are lots more so look out for another "Favourite Folksy Buys" feature soon!  When, hopefully I will have mastered the art of placing the photos where I want them and not where this clever blog decides they should go! Hx

Links to Shops - here we go!

Just practising how to insert "clickable links" so you can click on the image and go straight to the makers shop!    This is one of my "In Orbit" wire wrapped rings which are proving to be very popular!  I love making these rings and until the final wrap is made I never know quite how the design is going to turn out.  

Looks like the clickable link works! 

23 January 2011

Folksy Features

It's Sunday, it's January, it's cold outside so have a look at these gorgeous things I've selected from a few of my favourite Folksy shops. Nothing like a bit of retail therapy to warm you up!  

I love the colours in this fab beret from Uniquely Yours. 

This beautiful brooch from The Crafty Little Bead Box would warm up any winter outfit.

I love this polymer clay tea-light holder from Victoria's Polymer Art - just beautiful!

I can only knit in straight lines but may have to give this pattern from Lynnes Pattern Parlour a go - if only to save me from eating the real thing! 

There's lots and lots more lovely items that I'd love to show you but time is running on and I've got ironing to do!  Please come back soon to see more.  Hx


Welcome to my very first blog!  This is all very new to me so please bear with me while I find my way around the wonderful world of blogging.   I hope to feature lots of wonderful handmade items here and updates on my latest projects.  Helen.