Friday, 26 August 2011

Folksy Friday: Viva Espana!

I still have the remnants of my tan from my holiday to Cantabria, Spain and thought I would celebrate it Folksy style before the summer is out.

Freckleface Laura’s Lovely Art
Patina Blue Painted Horse Design
Tiny Carpenter Miniatures Canny Belle

From Top Left:
Spanish Flameco Dancer Cushion from Frecklface
Acrylic painting of Calpe, Spain from Laura's Lovely Art
"Toro" Spanish Bullfighting Pendant from Patina Blue
Spanish Dancers lampshade from Painted Horse Designs
3D Spanish Dancers Cotton Tote Bag from Tiny Carpenter Miniatures
Hola, Adios Chitchat from Canny Belle.
(Click on the images to go straight to the respective shops!

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Peg Fairy Kits

I have been busy making some Peg Fairy kits to sell at the school Christmas Fair. I think it has only just dawned on me that it is only three months until the Christmas fairs that I am booked for, start. I have some stock already, but really need to spend September making like crazy!

I have no idea how much to sell these at - they are just fairies with a kit of  paper clothes and little wings and other little accessories, and I want children to be able to buy them.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Folksy Friday: A Glut of Plums

 When I was a child, we had a Victoria Plum tree in our garden which bore so many fruit, that we sold them by the bagful at the bottom of the garden. Here are some luscious Folksy plums!

Gracie’s Garden Bazaar Anna King Jewellery
Ribbon Real Lupin Handmade
Andres Lesley Crochet Candyfloss

From top left: Plum leather & lace cuff from Gracie's Garden Bazaar;
Plum Felt Necklace from Anna King Jewellery;
Japanese Plum & Mandarin Soap from Ribbonreal;
Plum corsage from Lupin Handmade;
Crochet Tea Cosy from Andrea Lesley Crochet;
Pink & Plum Shawl from Candyfloss.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Earring Cards Part 2!

If you are a long standing reader of this blog, you will know that I created some earring cards previously (26/02/11) which were roughly business card sized with punched holes and a little hand drawn decoration. What I didn't think about was that they aren't going to stand up on their own accord, and also the punched holes are far too big for delicate earrings!

So, when I was browsing through my local craft shop, I found something which I hoped would be an improvement. It was a pack of mini cards (3 inch square) from Papermania, which would obviously stand up on their own accord, even with quite heavy earrings. I jazzed them up with some some rubber stamps, and I used a pin to make the holes, so the earrings won't come off easily.

So, what do you think? I know I still need to put my shop name and the price on them.

I have used a different stamp for each shop, so the heart motif are for earrings from Emma Williams Bridal Jewellery and the flowers are from Mrs Jones Handmade Jewellery (I wish I had chosen shorter shop names!). I will probably change the colour of the former, so they are completely different.

I would love to hear about ways you display your earrings, especially at craft fairs or parties.

Love Mrs Jones x

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Yellow Felt Corsage

I have spent the last hour making this corsage out of felt. It was based on the 3D Flower tutorial written by Sian Hamilton in the September issue of Making Magazine. She attached her flowers to a cushion cover. I used a piece of yellow felt because I hoped it would look a little summery. 

In brief you need to cut a circle of felt, cut into as many equal petals as you want, shape the outside edge, then sew at the base of each petal to look 3D. I used household objects for my circle templates and cut my petals by eye, In fact the smaller flower has five petals and the larger six. I sewed a button into the centre, through both flowers. Finally I attached a brooch back to it.

I think a red poppy would look good too, especially if black seed beads were sewn around the centre. Here are some ideas for this corsage:

Love Mrs Jones x

Six Month Anniversary on Folksy

I can't believe that I have been listing on Folksy for six months now. It has definitely been good for my business and I have sometimes spent far too long on the forums. I thought I would flag up the fact that my listings only last for six months, and these two bracelets will be delisted in the next month.
 This is a Jasper coin and tiny star bracelet, reduced from £6.50 to £5.00.
This Yellow & Black bracelet is priced at £8.00, and will not be reduced. You can click on the links to take you directly to my shop.

Love Mrs Jones x

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Folksy Friday: Mountains

I was inspired by the mountains of Northern Spain for this week's Folksy Friday:

Lucy’s Happy Place La Chic Chouette
Alicia Yolanda’s Shop Muddy Ground T-shirts
Maxine Veronica Art Charlotte Hupfield Ceramics

So from top left: 'The Journey' Art Print from Lucy's Happy Place;
Mountain Fabric Board from La Chic Chouette;
Snow Topped Mountain Brooch from Alicia Yolanda's Shop;

Leith Hill / Surrey Hills / North Downs mountain bike t-shirt from Muddy Ground T-shirts;
ACEO Mountain Stream from Maxine Veronica Art;
Ceramic rocky mountain coasters from Charlotte Hupfield Ceramics.

Silvery Blue Bracelet

I have made something a bit different from my usual style of jewellery in this silvery-blue bracelet/cuff with two rows of beads with abstract streaks, some bugle beads and these lovely silvertone flowers. So this is my Day  4 listing on Folksy. I'm not sure why, but yesterday's listing had loads of views, so I am always encouraged by that. Come back tomorrow for my Folksy Friday!

Love Mrs Jones x

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Back to Daily Listing

I feel that two weeks without my stash of beads and pliers was too much and have been glad to get stuck in making jewellery, especially as this is my new day off for my new working hours! So, even though I said I wouldn't, I have joined the Folksy Daily Listing Club again. I think both my shops need new items, so you should see them there soon.

This is what I have listed today:
Other news, I have ordered some lovely beads from a US shop on Etsy. Not sure how long they will take to arrive, but I'm already excited!

Love Mrs Jones x

I'm back!

If you have been wondering what I have being doing for the last two weeks, to be absent from here, take a look at my travel journal!