Archive | April, 2010

Focus on Designer Makers – Design Circus

26 Apr


Just thought I would share this little ‘secret’ with you…

Design Circus finds

Design Circus finds

Way back, before Christmas I found this lovely Pop-Up-Shop in West Bridgford (Nottingham), filled with handmade gifts, accessories, cards, bags and trinkets, and decided to treat myself to some goodies including this yummy cupcake keyring (which I’m still using today to adorn my keys) made by Molly’s Mum, and these sew cute little badges made by Lily Be Funky.

The only sad news was that it was a Pop-Up-Shop, due to close after Christmas, but I’ve just found out that its still open!  Run by the makers that stock it, the shop is now a permanent fixture.  Why not pop along if you’re nearby… or check out their new blog.

Support handmade, and UK makers!

Folksy Shop Updated

21 Apr


Just a quick post to let you know that I’ve updated my Folksy shop, adding new items including my geometric Felt Bib Necklaces for 2010.  I made a small collection of them, each different colours, using new and reclaimed felt, hand painted textiles, and reclaimed/vintage buttons.

They are one-offs, each unique – perfect if you want a statement necklace.

So keep checking as I upload new colour ranges, or get in contact and I can give you more details of the colours available.

Folksy Shop Updated

16 Apr


Just a little post to let you know I’ve uploaded some of my new recycled stationery onto my Folksy SHOP, including …

Some of the new Basic range of Cards (basic because they don’t have inserts or buttons attached, and are a bargain £1.50 each).  They are still made using quality recycled card and recycled envelopes, and have hand stamped messages onto the front.

I’ve also uploaded some of the new Recycled Notepads, with hand stamped messages of ‘HOPE‘ and ‘dont forget‘, so you can always remember that shopping list, or song lyric in the future with these lovely little pads.

If you have any wording or messages you would like putting onto a card or notepad, please get in touch and I will see what I can do!

Leicester return visit

9 Apr


I said in an earlier blog that I would go back to Leicester some time – and I did!  I only had a couple of hours, so had a very quick glance round some shops.  I would still like to go back some time and explore some of the side streets and independent shops.. but thats for another day.

John Lewis window at Leicester

John Lewis window at Leicester

From sparkly new…

I’m not normally a fan of new building aesthetics or architecture, but the pattern on the John Lewis building at Highcross really does make a boring flat wall of glass … pretty!

Leicester Clock Tower

Leicester Clock Tower

to older…

If I got lost, I just needed to ask where the clock tower was, as it sits in the centre junction of the main shopping streets.

Market Harborough

Market Harborough

to even older…

Ok, so it’s not in Leicester (its in nearby Market Harborough) but I had to post this – how quaint ‘n’ olde English is this?! (Dated 1614!)  A pretty market town, I found an amazing bakers with a Tea Shop attached, perfect for afternoon tea – homemade coffee meringue anyone?

Flowers for Spring

2 Apr


Daffodils for Spring

Daffodils for Spring

Now the clocks have gone forward (yay! – brighter days and longer evenings), I thought it was about time to post a Springtime piccie, and what better than Daffodils?

Have a happy Springtime everyone!  😉