Friday, 30 April 2010

By the seaside

Last week I went on a day trip to Swanage with some friends. We enjoyed a lovely day in the sunshine! a long walk around the bays and then an icecream on the seaside.

Swanage is a small coastal town in the south east of Dorset, England and is approximately 10 km south of Poole and 40 km east of Dorchester.

The town, originally a small port and fishing village flourished in the Victorian era, when it first became a significant quarrying port and later a seaside resort for the rich of the day. Today the town remains a popular tourist resort, this being the town's primary industry, with many thousands of visitors coming to the town during the peak summer season, drawn by the bay's sandy beaches and other attractions.

So my theme this week is 'By the seaside' and these are some of the lovely items I have chosen from my fellow Folksy shops.

Blue Stripes Minifelts
LoveHector Ticketty Boo

Made With Love X CARDITZ
AmyOrangeJuice Beady Pool
The Smiling Heart Widget and Friends

Friday, 23 April 2010

23rd April 303 - St. George

St. George is the patron saint of England. His emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England, and part of the British flag. St George's emblem was adopted by Richard The Lion Heart and brought to England in the 12th century. The king's soldiers wore it on their tunics to avoid confusion in battle.

St George was a brave Roman soldier who protested against the Romans' torture of Christians and died for his beliefs.

One of the best-known stories about Saint George is his fight with a dragon. But it is highly unlikely that he ever fought a dragon, and even more unlikely that he ever actually visited England. Despite this, St George is known throughout the world as the dragon-slaying patron saint of England!

Mrs Gibson katie-sshed
Eddie Gaul Dolly Knits
HELKATDESIGN Karen Hilton Designs

Friday, 16 April 2010

Folksy Friday - Turquoise!

Pantone LLC, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, announced PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise, an inviting, luminous hue, as the color of the year for 2010!

Turquoise is a color that most people respond to positively. It is universally flattering, has appeal for men and women, and translates easily to fashion and interiors. It makes a statement that can look elegant and dressy in fine silk and gemstones, or casual and fun in cotton and athletic apparel. Because of its versatility, Turquoise is a great accent color in jewelry, purses, shoes, hair accessories and even nail polish.

So, here are my lovely turquoise finds from these Folksy shops!

Birgitta Designs
Alexandra sun dress @ Birgitta Designs

pins and needles
Crochet hook pouch @ Pins and Needles

Wharfedale Woolworks
Hand-dyed cotton yarn @ Wharfedale Woolworks

Maxine Veronica
Stunning bead necklace @ Maxine Veronica

Clare's Creations
Hester the rabbit @ Clare's Creations

Adien Crafts
Stylish flower card @ Aiden Crafts

Beautiful butterfly necklace @ Bliss

Lavender rabbit @ Pouch

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Nautical for Folksy Friday

Inspiration for my 'folksy friday' is Nautical, check out these great sellers I found on Folksy!

Nautical necklace @ Knot For Sale

Anchor applique nautical cushion @ BubbleBay

Nautical percher @ Hatastic

Nautical anchor earrings @ Eclectic Creations

Octopus toilet roll cosy @ Saxyjax

Old coin ring-dated 1966 @ bazaar

Happy days at sea Brooch @ Fluffs Stuffs

Friday, 2 April 2010

Easter time!

Last Easter we didn't buy any easter eggs, but this year as we have friends over we thought we would treat ourselves-yummy-can't wait till sunday!

Romantic themes

This gorgeous image inspired me to make this lovely birdcage necklace with a Sulphur-crested Cockatoo on top of the cage! Her name is Polly.
Available to buy now on Etsy, OOAK