27/11/2010

#HandmadeChristmas #Folksy. Gifts Galore.

Here we are another week gone! The trouble nowadays is that we are all so busy, cramming so much into our lives that it whizzes by too fast. So this weekend take a little time, slow down and really appreciate all thats around you. Take a look outside and take in all the details and enjoy it, if only for a moment. Smile at someone today, say hello and make their day. Chat to that elderly person who wants to talk, it will only take a couple of minutes but will brighten their whole day, you may be the only person they talk to all day. Be kind to yourself and others, smile and be happy.


Sometimes its very hard to even raise a smile,
but if you try, its worth going that extra mile.
A smile makes you feel so much brighter
and the world looks so much lighter.
If you see someone struggle, give a little help
no time, no time do I hear you yelp!!
This world is so busy we forget to look around,
to really see the beauty that does abound.
I`m looking out the window it`s just getting light
its so still and quiet, that star is still so bright.
A light dusting of snow makes everything so white
from where I`m sitting it`s a wonderful sight.
Now there`s colour in the sky a lovely pinky red
Why am I sitting here, I should be still in bed.
Every cloud always has a silver lining,
I might be up early, before the sun is shining
but I see so much I would otherwise miss
So would I exchange it for sleeps kiss?
Now the sun is rising with so much colour in the sky,
orange red and pink so glowing, I can only sigh.
The beauty in the ealy morn looks wonderful to me
but I take the time to look and really see.
I could have stayed in bed and tried to sleep more
but I know it is futile, what would it be for?
So now I am writing this for you in the early morn,
so you can have a chuckle long after dawn!

A very soft warm Hat in Blue and White. A Touch of Luxury.



Ignatius Diddybear by DIDDYBEARS.



Ice White, Swarovski Sparkle Long Necklace by Maxine Veronica Jewellery.



Red and Black Baby Cocoon/Baby Sock by Creative Knits.



Blackwork Xmas Card - Christmas Tree by Lilly`s Night Garden.



***NEW*** The Men`s Collection by Pauline`s Candles.



Knitted Wire Crown or Collar? by Clover Crafts.



Tiny Vintage Gold and Blue Flower Japanese Studs by Silk Purse, Sow`s Ear.



SALE Retro Blue Peanuts Christmas Stocking by Court & Spark.



Newspaper Yarn Art - Framed by Zygote Gifts.



Feather and Crystal Hair Comb by WellyDog Designs.



Coniston Hall by Paul Bailey`s original watercolour landscapes



Hand Carved Pillar Candle by Lumiere Candles.



Evergreen Retro Fused Glass Coasters - Set of 2 by Callula Glass.



Encaustic Wax Card by L`atelier by Anneliese.



Lily Scarf by Broomhead Designs.



Cool Blues Flower Bracelet - Real Leather Medium Size by Artisan Leather.



Christmas Holly Custard Jug by Laura Lee Designs.



Pink Check iPad Case by PipDesigns.



Woven OOAK one-off baguette cushion, wool and bamboo fibres by Eklectikfish.



Pretty good selection methinks for you to choose from. As ever just click on the pictures to go directly to the shop. Enjoy!
Thanks for visiting.

26/11/2010

#Folksy Friday Gift Ideas for a #HandmadeChristmas at #Folksy.

Well how far along are you with those Christmas preparations? You now have 28 days to get everything finished. Are you panicking yet? Well you should be! But help is at hand!!! Ta Da!!! We have lots of gift ideas for you on Folksy. You can browse at your leisure, buy whatever you please and get it all delivered direct to your door. How`s that for service!!

Come to us for what you need
there`s lots to see, yes indeed!
Gift for a baby, child or teen
lots of goodies waiting to be seen.
Something for you to keep warm,
get there quick before the swarm.
What about the males in your life?
Get things from Folksy without strife.
How about something special for Mum?
Lots of things here, no hassle, Ho Hum.
Then there`s Dad, lots here for him too.
There`s even something special for you!
Stockings fillers needed, goods galore
cheaper items for those and more.
Just come a browse, have a look see,
when you find the right things, have a spree!

Crocheted Beret in a mix of blues and greens with white and teal.



Antique Sterling Orchid Filigree Brooch by Contempo Creations.



Rose Trinket Holder by `Bread and Butter` by Bev Jennings.



Over The Rainbow Charm Bracelet by Rainbow Rocks.



Personalised Glass Tankard by Bex by Design.



Sphen the Happy Penguin by Shellie`s Crafty Corner.



Fizzing Bath Melts - Choose your Scent by Mmmm... Luxury Bath Melts.



Tea-Cup-Cake Pincushion by Poppy Meadows.



Handmade Trinket Box - Painted and Pyrographed Celtic Knot Work Detail by TJ Crafts UK.



Mosaic Christmas Decoration by Mosaic Magic.



Hawaiin Hoots by ElleDesign.



Organic Devon Raspberry & Cracked Black Pepper Soap by Original Soap Co.



Rose and Ivory Ribbon Bracelet by Maffa Handmade Jewellery.



Bird Feeder House ~ Small Stoneware ~ by Little Brick House.



Medium Wall Mounted Driftwood Boat by Driftwood Boat Builders.



Handmade Felt bag - Vintage Tattoo Inspired by Frou Frou Felt.



Printed Linen Multi-Purpose Bag by LyttelThings.



Dicksee`s The Mirror Necklace by Occasionally Obsessed about Nothing.



Gold `Bling` Box by Kittys Creations.



Turquoise and Tibetan Silver Leaf Earrings by Willow`s Wiccan Jewellery.



Two Moons Dreamcatcher by Dreamweaver Spirit.



Purple Rose Slide by Licimo Designs.



Mortimer The Sock Dog by One Shy Elephant.



Hope you like todays selection. Don`t forget to click on the picture to go to the shop and read all the details and then buy if wish. Even if you don`t want to buy click on the picture anyway cos we love to see our views rise.
Thanks for visiting.

25/11/2010

Gift ideas from #November Sparks #Folksy.

Time to look at more gift ideas from the November Sparks listing club. They are such a talented bunch, the more I see the more I want to buy! It does make the gift buying side easier when you can browse at your leisure. Saves a lot of time and effort struggling round the shops, not to mention the endless queues to pay for anything.
I seem to have made a lot of choices, got carried away as usual. I have tried to include those that haven`t been on here the last few times. ENJOY!


I keep on hearing that snow is coming soon,
is it really or are they baying at the moon.
I love the first snowfall, I`m excited like a child
I just want to run outside and then go wild.
I want to dance and feel the snowflakes fall,
thats great as long as I don`t skid into the wall.
Is that a snicker or even a little giggle
don`t forget the ice, when even a little wriggle
sends you flying, legs akimbo, feeling like a fool.
There`s always someone watching just like a ghoul.
Most times though someone nice will come to your aid
you both stare at new bruises wondering when they`ll fade.
But the snow brings fun too, playing and getting cold
you stay out far too long no matter what you`re told.
I like to go out and build a great big snowman
once I have done that I`m no longer a fan.
Then I want it gone, no more snowy trek to work
because underneath the snow the ice tends to lurk.
It does look so pretty all fresh and white though,
walking out and playing gives us all a glow!

The snow has arrived!!! Great big flakes thick and fast that laid despite the wet ground. Looks so pretty!!

Chunky Cream Aran Hat.



This is yesterdays listing. A cute Hat to match the little Top/Dresses listed a few days ago.



Vintage Themed Xmas Card - Party Bore by Audrey`s Cat.



Christmas Santa Lavender Sachet/Matching Tag by Vintage Dreams.



Snowflake Obsidian 18x13mm by Unique Beaded Gems.



XL Knitted Shrug by Eccentric Ella.



Rose Quartz Sterling Silver Necklace with Magnetic Clasp by JAusten Jewellery Design.



Winter Wonderland Sparkly Fairy Bag Charm Keyring by Miss Bohemia.



Black Onyx Butterfly Earrings by SP Jewellery.



Printable Trees Calender 2011- can be used as business calenders also by Indira Albert.



Sparklers - Sterling Silver and Faceted Glass Bead Earrings by Esme Dodsworth Design.



Swarovski Crystal and Rose Quartz Beaded Bracelet by Elinor Jenkins.



Satin Matte Bead Handmade Necklace by MarthaMooBeads.



Vintage Firestone Pink and Gold Ring by Silk Purse, Sow`s Ear.



Brooch by Pants and Paper.



Steampunk Vintage Green Man Cigarette/Business Card Case by Steampunk Storm.



Ruby Slippers: Wizard of Oz Necklace Wand by The Whimsical Wren.



Felt Flower Brooch - `Blooming Petals` by Made by Lollyx.



Black Beaded Art Deco Style Headband by All The Cute Things.



I can sing a rainbow Handwarmers by Creative Knits.



Pretty Pink Needle Felted Brooch by Astrid`s Garden.



Holly Berry Necklace by April is Forever Jewellery.



Swarovski Pearl & Crystal Cuff Bracelet by Infiniti Jewellery.



Prancing Reindeer Necklace by Stars & Scars.



Autumn Bliss Beaded Bracelet by Clover Jewellery.



Oooh there are so many lovely things being listed that I could go on and on adding to the list. But I have to stop somewhere. Hope you like my selections today and they give you ideas for your gift buying.
Thanks for visiting, come back again soon.