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Folksy Handmade Christmas - Guest Pinner...

Over the past few months I've been working on a couple of projects for the wonderful team at Folksy. One of which was organising a blogger Pinterest takeover.  It has been so much fun.  Choosing a team of my favourite bloggers to pin their own 'Handmade Christmas'.  What a delight it has been, watching their boards take shape, seeing the items from Folksy they choose and how they sprinkle their board with Christmas magic.

The bloggers who took part were:

Emily Quinton of Makelight Blog
Jeska Hearne of Lobster and Swan
Katy Orme of Apartment Apothecary
Sarah-Lou Kimmer of LapinBlu
Hannah Bullivant of Seeds and Stitches

and finally me!

Folksy is full of brilliant British talent.  From cosy winter knits, to fabulous art work, ceramics and everything in between.  You can really find something for every member of your family, and the best bit is you have supported a small independent British business - you can shop knowing that your hard earned cash has been well spent this Christmas.

My favourite finds were:

1. Gold metal lightning bolt by Super and Super - this will look fantastic at the top of our stairs, outside the boys bedroom.
2. Alvar Necklace by Nook of the North - self gifting!  I ADORE this necklace and hope it will be under my tree this Christmas.
3. Blackbird and Bees Lampshade by Kettle of Fish - this for my Mum, as it would look perfect in her lounge.
4. Dancing Hares lino print by Melanie Wickham - for my Mother in Law who adores hares.
5. Fire pit by Arpe Studio - for Dan.  Who we all know loves a fire!

For more Folksy inspiration head over to the Folksy blog and see what your favourite bloggers have picked.

You can discover more Folksy gifts in my Handmade Christmas Pinterest board here:


Mr Roe by A Wooden Tree on Folksy
A couple of weeks ago I started working freelance as Digital Editor (at large) with the brilliant team at Folksy.  It has been such an honour and pleasure working for these guys.  Folksy is really cool!

As part of my job, I get to look at beautiful handmade items, uploading my finds to Instagram and write lovely interviews with some incredible creative people  - dream gig!

As I flick through the pages on the Folksy website, I have discovered many perfect items of homewares, clothing, jewellery, stationery and craft supplies. Mentally making my dream Christmas wishlist, and also pinning to my new Pinterest board - Folksy Findings.

So if you are looking for some birthday or Christmas inspiration - or just wish to discover some new talent, hop over to check it out... (oh and if you are a Folksy seller, please let me know!).

Folksy Summer School...

This was the Folksy Summer School 2013 from Folksy on Vimeo.

Earlier in the summer the good people at Folksy ran their very first Summer School - set in the woods near Sheffield, UK.  A beautiful weekend for crafters & designer / makers to get together, chat, make and learn new skills.  The line-up of speakers was impressive and a chance to learn that craft you've always wanted to try.

I was invited to come along - but sadly couldn't make it.  (Now I wish I had changed my plans!).  It looks like a thoroughly wonderful time was had by all.

Folksy, can I come next year?

busy busy

I have been super busy this week.
It's all very exciting.
After much encouragement from friends and family I am busy sorting out prints and cards.
I am hoping to open up an Etsy and Folksy shop very soon.
I am a little nervous, I don't know if people will actually buy them!!?!!
Fingers crossed... we will see.

I have some other little projects up my sleeve, I just need to practice and work things out first.
Hopefully the shops will be up and open in a week.

shops open!

My lovely friend Mel has just opened her shop over at Folksy!
It is just the tea towels at the moment, but she is busy printing some amazing new lino prints as we speak ready for the forthcoming Affordable Art Fair next week.
She is super talented, so please support the lovely Mel and pop along to her blog and shop!
She tells me that prints & canvas bags will soon be available too - yay!