Junky Chicken Love!

September 10, 2010

Today I have been featured in not one, but THREE Folksy Fridays… It’s a good day!

My map envelopes have been featured in this Packaging and Post themed Folksy Friday by Cuppa Tea and Cake.

My sheet music envelopes were included in this musical Folksy Friday by Wrapped Up With String.

The third blog, by Gemmipop Designs, has featured one of my lavender houses.

Thanks guys, it’s made my day! 😀


Folksy Fhursday – Organic

September 9, 2010

Folksy Fhursday is back, although I can’t guarantee that it will be here every Thursday as I am technically still on maternity leave and I’m far too busy changing nappies and enjoying baby smiles!

This week I have looked for some organic Folksy finds as it is currently Organic Fortnight.

The first organic find is this great t-shirt with a hand painted jellyfish on the front. You can get it in blue or pink from Laura Lee Designs. Unfortunately they don’t come in adult sizes.

The next item is this set of handmade, organic soaps from Spiral Moon. The soaps come in several different flavours.

This fantastic organic ‘Contented Cat’ bib is from Nell. There are some other great designs in her shop too so go and have a look!

This delicious sounding, ‘Strawberry Toffee’ organic merino yarn has been dip dyed and hand painted by Wharfedale Woolworks.

The last Folksy find for this week is this hand screen printed Kokeshi Purse from Peris & Corr. They have some lovely things in their shop so make sure that you go and have a look around.

Where I’ve Been!

August 26, 2010

For anybody that is wondering why Junky Chicken has gone a little quiet lately, this is all due to the owner of this tiny foot! My husband and I are now proud parents of a baby boy and have been busy enjoying him.

Junky Chicken will be reopening again soon but if you are desperate to spend money then you can always have a look in our felt shop which has been reopened today. We are offering a 10% discount on all orders placed between now and midnight on Friday.

Doodle Schmoodle – Day 2

July 21, 2010

The doodle page for day 2 of the Doodle Schmoodle challenge was ‘My Pirate Self’ so above is my doodle. I have decided that maybe I should actually be a pirate because I look pretty awesome!

The Flickr pool is really filling up now so make sure you go and have a look at all the doodles there. Check 0ut Joe’s pirate self too 🙂

Doodle Schmoodle

July 20, 2010

I’ve decided to join in with a journal doodle challenge that is being hosted by Chantal over at Betty’s Place. I have always loved drawing and yet never seem to have the time to do any so I’m hoping that joining in with this will give me a good excuse to do a bit!

The basic idea is that every day there will be a different doodle page to print out and go wild with. The first doodle page was entitled ‘Me Me Me’ and above is the doodle that I came up with. A very pregnant me wondering when the baby is finally going to come out and meet us!

A Flickr group has been set up for the challenge so go and have a look at everybody’s doodles! Joe has also decided to join in and will be blogging his doodles too, keep an eye on him over here!

Folksy Fhursday – Russian Dolls

July 15, 2010

This week I have decided to have a look through Folksy for some Russian Doll inspired finds.

The first find for this week is this Lambswool Russian Doll Egg Cosy from Sara Carr. Sara knits all kinds of beautiful things so make sure you go and have a look round her shop.

How about a bagful of Babushkas?! You can get this bag of 3 plushie Russian dolls from Beaky. If you are a fan of Russian Dolls then you will love Beaky’s shop as it is full of Russian Doll themed things.

This Childs Tote Bag is covered in Russian Dolls. You can get it from Nics Knots.

Judging by her dress, this cat is obviously a fan of Russian Dolls too! Get her from The Linen Cat.

The last find for this week is this fantastic set of Ship’s Crew Russian Dolls from Hole in my pocket. They have been hand-painted so each set is unique.

Popular Crafts/Junky Chicken Giveaway

July 12, 2010

Just a quick post to let you know that Popular Crafts are holding a giveaway at the moment in which you can win a pack of my sheet music envelopes. Head over there now if you want to enter! The giveaway runs until Friday 23rd July.

Folksy Fhursday – Guitars

July 8, 2010

This week I have decided to do a collection of guitar themed finds:

This Keep Calm and Rock On Pendant has been made from an old wooden scrabble tile. Get it from Pendant Pixie.

This Baby Bandana Bib is made from some great guitar print fabric. It’s made by Sew Pumpkin.

Get your own fingerprint hand engraved onto a silver guitar plectrum made by Chris Parry.

This Blue Wooden Guitar Brooch has been made by Voodoo Kiss.

This Hand Stamped Silver Guitar Pick from Silverhand can be personalised with any short song lyric, phrase or message.

Quick Website Update

July 2, 2010

Today I finally got round to changing a few links and things on my website. I originally built it when I first thought about getting into selling things a couple of years ago and what I do has changed completely since then. (I also know a hell of a lot more about building a website now!)

I started off doing textile art pieces and using some other girls name (who’s Jenny Foreman?!) but then the first chicken was born and these proved to be much more popular than the art pieces. As in, they actually sold!

So then I became Jenny’s Textiles, a name that still insists on stubbornly hanging around in certain corners of the internet O_o I was never entirely happy about this name as it made me feel limited in what I could make and I instantly found myself wanting to make non-textile based things!

About a year ago I relaunched as Junky Chicken and so it really has taken me far too long to find the time to sort my website out a bit. A complete rebuild will hopefully be starting soon but it probably won’t be until after our tiny human has made their entrance into the world. Until then, this will  have to do! If you’d like to look around a more impressive website though you can always have a look at the one that I built for the husband! Hopefully I will be as pleased with my own site someday soon!

Folksy Fhursday – Zebras

July 1, 2010

This weeks theme was picked by Joe. Zebra was the first random word to come into his head!

First up is this Zebra Sock Owl from the lovely Shaz at Oddsox.

This Cute Zebra Pin Badge is from It Belongs To Turtle.

This Sock Zebra is called Stripes and you can get her from Socklings.

You can get this set of 6 Vintage Style Zebra Gift Tags from Circusville.

Maggie the Sock Monster has been made from a toe sock, you can get her from iMake. I love that she has a third eye on her back!