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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.

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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.

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.

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!

Folksy Fhursday – Mice

June 24, 2010

This weeks Folksy Fhursday is a collection of mice related finds. Inspired by the fact that today I had to rescue two chickens that had been nibbled by mice while quietly minding their own business sat on a shelf in a craft shop. All they’d wanted was to find some friendly humans to take them home. Don’t be fooled by the cuteness of the mice you are about to see!

These Wee Mice from Quernus Crafts are annoyingly sweet, it’s very unhelpful when I’m trying to hate mice. They are sold individually and each one comes with a tiny piece of cheese.

According to the maker of Cara mousie, she was either named after Irene from Fame or the robust potato. Either way, she is another far too innocent looking mouse. Get her from Treaclezoo.

I love these postcards from Alice Wood. The mice have baked a tiny cake for Maud the elephant, they must be apologising for eating through something belonging to Maud.

This Mousie Mouse Moleskine Notebook has been gocco printed by Ink Me Up.

This Little Mouse Button Badge comes from Pixie Doodle Gifts. After picking this to go in this weeks Folksy Fhursday, I suddenly realised that the shop name was familiar because Pixie Doodle sells stuff in the very same craft shop that my damaged chickens were in. I hope it wasn’t this mouse that is to blame!

Folksy Fhursday – Bikes

June 17, 2010

Today’s theme is ‘bikes’ as this week is National Bike Week. Also, on Sunday, it is the London to Brighton bike ride, which means getting anywhere round here will be a test of creative thinking, trying to get from one side of the route to the other!

First up this week are these Bicycle Road Sign Cufflinks. You can get them from I de Claire.

This Collage Glass Pendant or Ornament has been made from two glass microscope slides, vintage ephemera and a vintage photograph. It is one of a kind so get over to Come day go day quick if you want it!

These fantastic steam punk earrings are from Jezebel Charms. Driving anywhere on a Sunday usually involves getting stuck behind cyclists, I don’t think I’d mind though if they were on a Penny Farthing!

This Bicyclette – Silk Neck Tie is 100% silk with a bicycle screen printed on. You can get one from Projector.

The last pick for this week is this Panda print from Chloe Batchelor Illustrations. The cat in the basket looks like he is having a fantastic time!

Folksy Fhursday – Bunting

June 10, 2010

I can’t believe it’s Thursday again! Unfortunately, this Thursday is a little less sunny than last week so I thought I’d do a bunting theme to help us all feel a bit more summery!

I love this idea of a 3D bunting card from 1000degrees Art Studio. A message can be written on the post blocks or on a flag at the top.

I love this Bird on bunting coin purse. You can get this and other lovely things from Dinky Daisy.

For something a bit different to the usual fabric bunting, how about some vintage paper bunting? Get it from English Vintage.

This purse from Pants and Paper is really summery! It would be perfect for holding your holiday spends.

The last pick for today is this bunting from Nickynackynoo. Why have triangles when you could have stars?!

I hope you enjoyed this weeks bunting finds. If you are still yearning for more then have a look at the bunting that I made for my wedding!

Folksy Fhursday – Sunshine

June 3, 2010

This week’s Folksy Fhursday is a collection of sunshine inspired finds due to the lovely weather!

First up is this gorgeous ‘Sunshine days, Lady Mya Merino tops spinning fibre’ from My Heart Exposed. This 100% merino wool has been naturally dyed using daffodils and dandelion flowers to make it a lovely, sunshiny yellow.

This sunshine yellow ninja has been made by the lovely Vicki of Lilley’s. I love the tiny throwing star that he’s holding!

Use this Baby bird window decoration to ‘catch’ some of the sunshine! You can get one from Through The Round Window.

How about this Sunny Yellow Bow Headband from Lupin. Surely this would make you feel sunny even on a rainy day!

The last find for today is this Button Heart Giclée Print in shades of sunshine orange and yellow. Get one from Dig The Earth.

Hopefully the sunshine will hang around for the weekend, as tomorrow evening Joe and I will be having a stall at a garden opening and on Sunday, we will hopefully be celebrating our first wedding anniversary with a picnic!

Folksy Fhursday – Brighton

May 20, 2010

As we have been down to Brighton twice this week, (well, Hove really but Hove isn’t the inspiration for anything good!) I have decided to look for some Brighton inspired finds.

This set of 3 Pier illustration postcards is from Elli Moody. I love that the clouds seem to be cut from the patterns on security envelopes.

This photograph is of a roller coaster on Brighton pier. Get a signed print from Cassia Beck.

This is an original painting of Brighton pier in watercolour & ink, by Eddie Saul.

The final pick for this week is this sea pottery necklace made by the Brighton based, Beach Shack Project.

Folksy Fhursday – Doughnuts

May 13, 2010

This week is national doughnut week so here are some doughnutty Folksy finds!

You can get these Doughnut earrings from Cherryloco. They are hand painted and come in a gift box.

You can knit yourself some of these doughnuts using this pattern from Lynne’s Pattern Parlour. They look like they’d be a great project for using up left over bits of yarn.

This Doughnut Pincushion has been made by Pipinopolis. If you are after a different flavour then they can be made in any colour that you request.

This fantastic White Iced Ring Doughnut has been wet-felted by Woolly Duck. There are a few different types of doughnut in the shop and it took me a while to try to narrow it down and just pick one… I couldn’t do it though so here is another:

This amazing jam-filled doughnut looks so real!

I have been featured in a Folksy finds post myself this week so head on over to the It’s the little things blog to see a collection of farm inspired picks.