Friday, 17 September 2010

Folksy Friday - Burnt Orange

In honor of my new burnt orange gloves and the treasury they were featured in, here are some lovely Folksy folk and their burnt orange offerings. 

First here is my craft though not by me..a beautiful crochet flower brooch much more elaborate than I have the patience to make. This is from Crochety Craft and can be found here

N.B. I am also trying to feature sellers who like me have little or in some cases no sales, visit these people and buy from have been

So on to the next one, this great bag is also from a virgin seller, I like it, but I don't need any more bags...actually I want one with a zip top and zipped internal money pocket....small, across the body so I can use it instead of my terminally un-fashionable bum bag...folksy sellers? Anyway this bag is available from Duck Egg Design and can be seen here. Ps the lining is burnt orange..the colours go really well together.

And here for your delectation...a piece of jewellery, I like the chunky nature of this necklace, I think that it would be satisfying to wear and run through your fingers. It's from Jolise Creations and can be found here

And here is a funky fabulous hat to add to your outfit. I really do like straw hats and this one is unique and very interesting. Brought to you by Raffique and available for viewing here 

Last but not least the one exception to my only shops with no or low sales, just because I like it. Especially the bit in the shop about cats really running the it and enjoy. From Inkmeup and can be seen here

I hope you enjoy today's offerings and have a good weekend.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Autumn relaunch

So finally got the autumn relaunch under way. I'm trying to post an item every day. I've got the photos and made more stuff. But adjusting each photo and cropping and then posting on Folksy and Etsy takes time. I've made more stuff as well but then I have to get it photographed.

These are my autumn coloured gloves. Funny story behind those...I bought a whole load of yarn at the John Lewis sale, but it was all pink and purple so I grabbed these few balls of burnt orange stuff. I didn't even like the colour. But now that its autumn I do like it and it fits in well with the season. I've been featured in three Etsy Treasuries which is nice, two on the same day!!! all of them themed around colour. My yellow gloves, my orange gloves and of course the burnt orange. So suddenly I'm in fashion and it was mostly just an accident. Serendipity in fact. Mind you still haven't actually sold anything but it was really nice to be featured and gave me a happy glow all day. Now I have to think of more autumn colours and wonder what to do with the pink and purple...any thoughts on colours for autumn all suggestions seriously considered. I just don't do warm colours much and I don't think I'm very good with them.

If I have the time I'd like to do another Folksy Friday and I would really like to do a treasury but I've read all about doing one and it seems really posting stuff every day is taking all my time.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Perfect Pie

Well OK so this probably isn't the most perfect pie in creation but it is the best one that I have ever made.  Thanks to Nigella Lawson for the pastry and Delia Smith for the filling...I wonder if we will ever see a pitched battle between those two excellent ladies of cooking. A cook off perhaps?..

The beautiful decoration was made by my multi talented daughter and she helped overall. Even peeling and chopping apples, not a job she enjoyed so all the more thanks to her for doing it.

Now that September is here I need to knuckle down and start re-vamping the shop, I will honestly its just that cooking is so much fun and as the days draw in how can I resist baking?.....