Friday, 28 May 2010

Fairy Time

I've always been interested in fairies and have just finished making 12 flower fairy pendants which are on my Facebook page under the 'Shop' section. They are so sweet!

fairies on my FB!

Flower Fairies are tiny creatures (the biggest is only 20cm tall) that live in the bottom of gardens, the middle of grassy meadows, and on the edge of distant marshes. Wherever and whenever a seed sprouts, a Flower Fairy baby is born. Each Flower Fairy lives and sleeps in their chosen flower, plant or tree, and as this grows the fairy grows too. Each and every Flower Fairy is in charge of looking after their flower or plant; keeping it strong and healthy by making sure it has plenty of sunshine and water to drink, sweeping away dead leaves, and polishing flowers and stems.

The best times of the day to see a fairy are at twilight, midnight, just before sunrise, and midday. And the best time of the year to see a fairy is on Midsummer's eve, as this is the most magical time for all fairies. Flower Fairies love music and dancing, and hold many balls and parties throughout the year, but on this special night they throw the most wonderful party of all, and every fairy in Flower Fairyland is invited! Fairies don't like to be discovered, and are very good at disappearing quickly (with the help of their magical fairy dust), so you must be very careful and very patient if you are to see one.

Flower Fairies are very shy creatures, and are especially wary of humans. Each fairy has extra-sensitive ears, so if they hear someone coming close to them they are careful to flutter into their flower and curl up tightly. Each fairy wears an outfit made from their own leaves and flowers, so it is easy for them to hide. To befriend a fairy, the first thing you must do is to leave a dish of milk or sugar or even cream out for them in the night.

Here are a selection of other fairy items I have found from these Folksy sellers :)

fancymade Dark Bluebell
SUE SEWN AND HELS Hazel Cottage Crafts
Silent Theatre Fairy Sparkles

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Alicia Mirambell

I seem to spend a lot of time browsing shops on Etsy and finding beautiful items to add to my wish list! This store is a real gem and to make it even better, there is another store by the same designer!
So I've put toghther a few items from each shop as I really want to share these beautiful items by Alicia.

Shop aliciasmagicland's on Etsy

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Shop aliciashomewares on Etsy:

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Friday, 14 May 2010

Time for a cup of tea!

Before I came to live in England I didn't drink a lot of tea, now I do! When I worked in London my fellow workers and I would drink tea in the morning, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. It was given if something bad happened or someone was upset and for something good there was champagne but that's another story! everyone drank tea (or coffee)
My favourite tea is earl grey along with any normal brand but I also drink herbal teas such as lemon & ginger, green tea with lemon, peppermint, raspberry & strawberry and vanilla & camomile. My very good friend Cath also introduced me to chai tea with soy milk and honey which we would drink in Brisbane when we met up.
So I had to buy a teapot and I've been looking for a tea cosy and found these gorgeous items from my fellow folksy shops. Love them all!

Vintage Rose Handcrafted Accessories The Crafty Bride
Andrea Lesley Crochet Magic Minky
Tafferty Designs tinyinc

Friday, 7 May 2010

Election time-Oink Oink

I was wondering what theme to do this week for Folksy Friday then I thought well it had to be the election of course! So I looked around for slimy things and found some wonderful snail items but then realised I definately had to do Pigs. I read Animal Farm by George Orwell when I was at school and I thought that summed up the election theme a lot better.
So here they are-some very cute Piggy items!

Dready Derry Designs PatsParaphernalia
haptree lej jewellery
Art by Adora Sparrow Primitives
With Hugs and Kisses mezzaluna

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

If you go down to the woods today, you'll never know what you'll find......

I found these beautiful English Bluebells-how gorgeous they are. They covered the floor of the woods like a lavender-blue carpet. They flower only in April/May time and have a light scent.