A blog of all that inspires me and the stuff I love to make.

Friday, 30 March 2012

Folksy Friday

After the announcement that postal prices are set to rise (again) it makes you wonder whether good old fashioned letter writing will actually die out.  Personally, I think there is nothing nicer than receiving a hand written note, to know that someone has taken that extra little time to write to you.  My kids love to receive things in the post, and I still encourage them to send thank you notes, letters and pictures. So for this weeks Folksy Friday, I have decided to feature some lovely handmade writing sets and note cards.  I hope you like them.

Ankara Notecards from Say It

Modplants Notecards from Mrs Eliot Books

Old Fashioned Text Message Notecards from Arbee Cards

Chihuaha Writing Set from Senior Picklesworth

Kawaii Kokeshi Stationery Set from Japan Corner

Winter Cow Parsley Notecards from Gooseberry Moon

Mexican Tile Letterpress Notecards from Cerulean Press

And these are a selection of my Owl Writing Sets in my folksy shop.

So there's no excuse not to pick up a pen and write a short note to someone you care for, when there are so many fantastic writing sets and notecards to choose from on Folksy.

Have a fantastic weekend x

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Wedding Picnics

With all this gorgeous sunshine at the moment, you start to enjoy the outdoors a little more, and I especially love eating outdoors.  And then today I came across this idea - if only I had thought of this 10 or so years earlier, my wedding would have been so different.  So these are some fantastic pictures of wedding picnics...

Friday, 23 March 2012

Folksy Friday

There seems to be lots of the moleskine notebooks around on Folksy (and elsewhere) at the moment, so I have decided for this weeks Folksy Friday to feature a few of my favourite pocket size notebooks...(after all you can never have too many!)
Hand drawn Moleskine from Gx2 homegrown

Notes book Pocket Moleskine from Champignons

Flower Notebook, handprinted from InkyPrints Originals

Dress Pattern Notebook from Kate Bowles

Mint Triangles Moleskine Notebook from Finest Imaginery

Vintage Maps Pocket Notebooks from The Paper Garden

So many notebook to choose from, so if you want to see more, just pop over to Folksy to have a look.

Have a great weekend x

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Lucky Me

My two lovely daughters treated me this Mothers day to breakfast in bed (welsh cakes made by my 10 year old!! - yum), some lovely handmade cards and gifts, flowers and chocs.
But that wasn't all.  After a pleasant afternoon shopping (my wordrobe was sadly lacking in summer clothes which has now been more than replenished) I was also treated to something that I had had my eye on for a while......
So now tea can only been had in our house if its been made in my rather gorgeous Orla Kiely teapot!!!! Definitely feeling rather lucky!

Friday, 16 March 2012

Folksy Friday

I quite fancy the idea of printing, so I decided for this weeks folksy friday just to pick some of my favourite items from the Print Making section on folksy.  It was very hard to pick so I have quite a few to showcase this week!!!

Blue Grey Hares from Dee Beale

Bigger Boat Throw Pillow from Mengsel

Il Pleut from Hello Dodo

Running Fox from Ping Prints

Retro birds on a Wire from Ragology

Book Plates from Zebedee

We can move mountains from Yoke

Yellow Hen from Laura Makes Pictures

We cant all be Stars from Bird House Press

So many talented people out there !
I hope you enjoyed all my finds this week from Folksy.
Have a great weekend x

Friday, 9 March 2012

Folksy Friday

I decided that for this weeks Folksy friday I would have a paper theme, seeing as I use so much paper in my work.  However, I came across so many lovely paper flowers whilst looking, I decided just to showcase these.  Hope you like them...

Unusual Origami Flowers with an A-Z from My Idle Hands

Handmade Paper Flowers from Chicken and Custard

12 Antique White Paper Tea Roses from Rummage Rooms

Pride and Prejudice Paper Flower Bangle from Elizabeth Starre

Paper Flowers from Conjango Crafts

Paper Rose Magnet from Bird and Leaf Studio

Book Flowers from Papillon

All of these lovely handmade flowers can be found on Folksy alongside plenty of other handmade gorgeousness.

Have a fab weekend x

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Mothers Day - from the kids

I love to receive handmade gifts for Mothers Day, it is so lovely to know that the kids have put all that effort in just for you, and so much more special than something Dad had nipped out and got from the shops.
Here are a few ideas I have found for the kids to do, that will put a smile on any mum's face...

Hand printed flower, that doubles up as a magnetic picture holder for all their other lovely creations.

Doily wrapped cones, to hold their hand picked flowers

Personalised biscuits. You are....
How many compliments can fit inside the jar?

Hand made cake toppers to go in those home made cupcakes

Click on the image above to download lots of printable tags and decorations, perfect for Mother's day

So lots of ideas for kids of any age to make, and hopefully lots of happy mums out there x

Thursday, 1 March 2012

New Look

I have had my website for a while now, but decided it was a little too slow loading up, so I have decided to give myself a brand new look. I would love it if you could spare a few moments to pop over to take a peek and let me know your thoughts. Just simply click on the image below to take you there x

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