Friday, 26 February 2010

Folksy Friday

Todays Folksy Fridays theme is going to be........Flamingos.
I think these birds are so cute and was surprised how many had found their way on to Folksy.
Pink Flamingo coin purse by Clouded Yellow

Flamingo earrings by Nelli D

Flamingo Apron by Needles and Buttons

Pink flamingo resin necklace by Penny Dog Jewellery

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Bouquet Giveaway

Have just seen this lovely giveaway over on Folksy Weddings. It is a lovely bouquet made by Jaime and Pete from Jamball, who have a lovely shop on Folksy.

If you would like to have the chance to win, pop over to the blog here and you may be the lucky one on the 28 Feb. Good Luck everyone!

Monday, 22 February 2010

Misi Monday

Todays Misi Monday is all items that are useful for the kitchen.
Country Cottage tea cosy by vintagetown
Pretty magnetic note pegs by fabfingz

Little Helpers Apron by Baggy T's
Kitchen poster print by TaylorsType
Large square mug in daisies by Joanna London

Friday, 19 February 2010

Folksy Friday

My Folksy Friday selection today is the end of my current theme. Did anyone guess over the pass few weeks that I was building up to ............Rainbow

Patchwork heart by vintagepatchworker

Multicoloured feather headband by Tied and Feathered

Rainbow Cushion by V for Violet

Ernie the sock monkey by Oddsox

Rainbow Gadget Cozy by the Rainbow Room

Monday, 15 February 2010

Misi Monday

My selection from the Misi craft site today all

Lovely pattern on this Pixie Hoodie by RaggTagg

A very pretty Personalised standing jigsaw name by Etchandscratch

This felted beret by FuzzPot Lane in my favourite colours.

I love this storage bucket by Jo Hawley.

OWOH Winner

Thank you to everyone who took part in my OWOH giveaway, I had an amazing 226 entries. I have enjoyed my magic carpet ride and found some lovely blogs along the way. I hope you have too and please pop back to mine at any time.

I have used a random number generator and the lucky winner of my giveaway was number 149.

Who is that I hear you ask.............JOANIE of FULL OF BOLOGNIE!

Congratulations! I have emailed you for your details.

I have been very lucky and won the following items:-

A scarf from Wendy of The Life of Me

Earrings from Nancy's Perpective

Peaceful Journey print by Shirley's Illustrations

Thank you for giving me the chance to win, I am delighted to have won your giveaways.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Folksy Friday

Time for my Folksy Friday selection again and to continue the theme todays colour is Violet.
One of my favourite colours is purple so I enjoyed looking at all the items available in this colour.
With Amethyst the birthstone for February, there is some lovely gifts available for birthday presents!
Ribbon flowers by hmsdesign.

Violet bird brooch, by iEllie.

Grandpa slippers, which are handknitted by Knitwillo

Minty Violet Tote Bag by Handmade Prettyness by Glitterysah.

Parma Violet BFL Aran hand dyed yarn by Wharfedale Woolworks.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Folksy 2010 Valentine Heart Swap

Back in Dec, Lisa from noodleBubble suggested a Valentine Heart Swap on Folksy. The only stipulation was that it had to be HANDMADE and a HEART. Then in Jan she told us who we were making for, with the aim to post by the 5 Feb so it would arrive in time for Valentines Day.

The person I was making for was Claire of LittlePudding, so to get some inspiration I had a look at her shop and profile and came up with the following gifts for her.

Some heart stitch markers, as a knitter I thought these would be useful.

Most people like to read, so a red heart bookmark.

and it wouldn't be Valentines Day with out some chocs!

I have heard that the parcel has arrived safely, so I can now post these picks. She was delighted with the gifts and I've been told the chocs didn't last long with a glass of wine ;-0).

I am so glad you loved your gifts LittlePudding.

My Heart swap was waiting for me when I came home from work today. Suzanne from Handmade - fromtheheart was given the task to make for me.

I received these lovely wooden hanging hearts

and some chocs also!

Thank you Suzanne, they are lovely gifts.

Thanks also to Lisa for arranging the swap, I know alot of time goes into organising these events.

Happy Valentines everyone!

Monday, 8 February 2010

Misi Monday

My theme today from the Misi craft site is the seaside, with beach huts and boats.

A lovely seaside beach hut brooch by Love Hector.

Small zipper pouch by Peppermint twist.

Beach hut on driftwood by Michelle Jenkins.

Nautical tea cosy by ronnieandjoe.
Seaside collection print by Fiona Carver.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Folksy Friday

Another week has gone by and it is Folksy Friday time, continuing with my theme todays colour is indigo.

How pretty is this pin cushion by Sweet Pea Embroideries.

This heart print is made of buttons by Dig the Earth.

For flowers in constant bloom, here is a blue french anemone by Beads in Bloom by Nichola.

I love the shimmer in this fused dichroic pendant from Snow Queen Trinkets.

Here is a lovely silk scarf from Blue Box Studio, isn't the pattern great on this.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Sunshine Blog Award

I have been lucky to receive this award from Dinky Daisy she makes the most adorable purses.

As I have received this award before, I shall not pass it on this time but show you some of my favourite items from Dinky Daisy instead.

I adore the bee on this bee-cause I love you purse..................

or how about this bird on bunting pencil case .................

we would definately make use of these wine coasters!

If you would like to see more items from Dinky Daisy take a look in her Folksy shop.

Thanks again for the award Debs.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Misi Monday

My theme for todays Misi Monday is going to be fish.

We have had a stressful weekend with our fish tank. We bought a new Angel Fish on Friday and put him into our tank. Unknown to us he must have been carrying a disease as by the following morning he was dead, along with 8 other fish. Yesterday was equally stressful as another 7 died. This included a keyhole cichlid which we have had from the beginning. Our son has insisted on burying this one in the garden. Several of the ones that we have lost were favourites which makes it even worst.

We have been back to the fish shop twice and hope to sort something out with them. We have always bought our fish there without any problem but this must have been a bad batch, which turned out very costly for us.
So, with fish definately on my mind, here is my picks........

I love the colours in this pink fish vase by Salt of the Earth.

A great Sea Things Tee, by BonbiForest.

This is a lovely childrens bag by Nicsknots, they will love the pattern of bright fishies.

When you go fishing here is a couple of signs you can put up, the first Gone Fishing Plaque is from Kelso ...........

and the second Gone Fishing sign, from Baggy T's.