Monday, 17 August 2015

Middle-aged playlist

I decided to make a playlist on Spotify of my favorite songs, please tell me if you like it and I may just make more!

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Folksy Butterflies

With the weather improving, it great seeing life springing up everywhere, we saw a lovely red admiral butterfly yesterday...which gave me an idea!  So, here is a round-up of some of the loveliest, scrummiest, butterfly inspired British made items available at at the moment!

Butterfly Brooch
Butterfly Brooch by Realicoul
All of these & lots more are available at - dont forget to visit my shop at 


Saturday, 4 April 2015

Folksy Cowboys

Welcome back to my occasional showcase of handmade goodies available from   This time I`ve gone all Texan & come up with a cowboy theme!  Enjoy...

Cowboy bunting flags- 11 flags, playroom, bedrooms or photo prop
Cowboy Bunting by The Cosy Daisy by Melsy
Pinup Cufflinks of an American Cowgirl, 1950s Kitch and Fun Cufflinks
Cowgirl Pinup Cufflinks by Urbaneye cufflinks
Cowboy Cutie Baby Photography Prop
Cowboy Cutie Baby Photography Prop by Lights Camera Crochet

Cowboy Kitty greetings card
Cowboy Kitty Greeting Card by jill made this

I love this collection, they all made me smile!  Click on the pictures to view the items - don`t forget to visit me too at 

for a great range of handmade quirky wearable art!

Thursday, 2 April 2015

How does your garden grow?

Well, here in Norfolk, the very first stirrings of Spring are upon us.  I had a good look around my garden this morning and I`m pleased to report that Mother Nature is (finally) doing her `thing` and I have lots going on.  With great colour and the promise of lots of busy-bees over the next few months.

My little nature pond, scene of  much annual froggy-friskyness, is now awaiting the magical appearance of frog-spawn and the resulting tad-poles.   The shrubs I planted a couple of years ago are also coming along well in that area.

In my vegetable garden, the rhubarb, strawberries, artichoke, garlic and apple tree are also coming to life.
Over the weekend I also had a clear out of the summer house - getting rid of all the stuff the man of the house had `stored` there over the winter.  I set up my little table & chairs, already for summer afternoon tea & cake!

Monday, 30 March 2015

Viking Style

One of my favorite telly programmes made it`s UK return last week - VIKINGS!  The story follows a norseman called Ragnar, from his days as a farmer to a powerful Earl, it`s lusty, energetic and really quite bloodthirsty and is based on a real Scandinavian Saga.  To celebrate I`ve picked some of my favorite Viking inspired items currently available on!

Handmade Baby Bandana Dribble Bib with Dutch Designer VIKIINGS Jersey Fabric
Handmade Baby Bandana Dribble Bib by BellaOski Designs

Rune Stone Sterling Band Ring - Ancient Viking Treasure - Nordic
Rune Stone Sterling Bank Ring by Nanfan Jewellery
Vintage inspired Danish Viking A3 print Vintage Mid-century style print
Vintage inspired Danish Viking Print by  Planet Utopia

Agnar and Wilfric Tiny Viking Studs Made to Order
`Agnar & Wilfric` earrings by Jewellery Designs by Sarah Birt

Aren`t they great?  Click on the titles to find out or - or visit for more great UK make items -  dont forget to visit my shop too for a great range of handmade resin jewellery!

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Easter Folksy Bunnies Galore!

With Easter fast approaching it`s great to see lots of rabbits everywhere, here are some of my favorite bunnies currently available at  Enjoy!
Rabbit and Thistle
Rabbit & Thistle by Cally Conway Prints

Personalised bunny £18.00
Personalised Bunnies by Cheeky Patch
'Rabbit Costume' A4 Print
Rabbit Costume A4 print by Jimboart
Rabbit Mug £11.25
Rabbit Mug by Laura Kate Draws

Hope you enjoyed these, I think they are great, visit for lots more special stuff - dont forget to visit my shop too!

Friday, 27 March 2015

Folksy Friday - beach huts!

Well, it`s Friday all over again and it`s lovely & sunny for once. 
On a day like today, I daydream about my summer holidays & wish I was sitting in a beach hut sipping a cup of tea while seagulls fly overhead. So I went looking around on instead!
Here are some of the lovely beach hut inspired items I found today on - click on the photos to view!

Fused Glass Beach Hut Tile
Fused Glass Beach Hut Tile by Blue Phoenix Glass
Knitting Pattern for "Sunny Seaside" Tea Cosy
Knitting-Pattern-for-Sunny-Seaside-Tea-Cosy By BusyBee

Beach Hut Suncatcher Stained Glass Blue White
Beach hut suncatcher By JOYSofGLASS

Beach Hut Clock
Beach Hut Clock by Dew Drop Crafts
Hope you like them - visit Folksy for more lovely ideas - and dont forget to pop into my shop too!

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Up-cycling, Scandi style!

I really needed a new chair for my dining room, not necessarily for everyday use with the dining table but as Peter Kay would suggest - an emergency chair.  The type of seating needed with an unexpected guest arrives.
Luckily I was able to pick up a mid-century kitchen chair from ebay for the princely sum of £5.  It was a little tired, although I liked the yellow colour and the pattern, I knew I wouldn't be able to restore the original covering and the seat didnt look too comfortable either.  Instead I took a quick trip to Dunelm Mill and picked up a large Scandi influenced table cloth and an oblong of foam.  Once home, I cut the square of foam to size and glued it to the seat of the chair, then, I cut the tablecloth in half and used one half for my dining table.  I used the other half to cover the chair, using a combination of a staple gun and a hot glue gun, with the new tablecloth, Hey presto - a new scandi-influenced mid-century chair....not bad for less than a tenner and an hours work!

All finished!