Friday, 29 April 2011

Folksy Friday - Something special is happening today...

Well, you might not have received one of these

Wedding Invitation
by Vanilla Inspirations

but I am told that on this day, two lovely young

Royal (Wedding Crown Plush)
by Quirky Boots

 people particular

William & Kate (Royal Wedding Brooch)
by Julia Davey Ceramics

are getting married! So, the

London Streets (Journal)
by peony & thistle

are going to be jam-packed with well wishers,
there will be much waving of the

Union Jack (Coaster)
by The Mosaic Garden

and street parties across the land will be strewn with

(Nautical) Bunting
by kvintage

Of course, we are all dying to see THE

by Brushes & Bodkins

and the Queen's hat, or will it be a trendy

by Madge Hatter

There will be wonderful British pageantry, with handsome

London Town Guards (Cufflinks)
by Grace Showers Jewellery

and a beautiful

Royal Princess Carriage (Pendant)
by Lelli Jewellery

Then we will await

The Hoppy Couple (Wedding Card)
by Hoppy Bunnies

as they wave from the balcony of

Buckingham Palace (Springtime at... ACEO)
by Pink Tulip Art

and photographers will be poised to capture THE

Kiss (Bone China Mugs)
by Ceramics for Everyone

So, we all wish the new Royal

Mr & Mrs (Cushion)
by Homemade Gems

much love and happiness on their special day and in their lives to come

(Horseshoe Pendant)
by Handmade Silver Jewellery

...and patiently await the pitter patter of little

Baby Booties
by bubba

Congratulations William & Kate
with very best wishes
The Lime Garden 

(and sincere apologies to those Folksy sellers whose product names I have "altered" )

Friday, 8 April 2011

Folksy Friday - New Homes For Sale

I revealed in my blog post last week that I have a burning desire to become an Estate Agent... I also mentioned this on Twitter, and promptly lost 9 followers! But hey, I am undeterred!

This ambition of mine stems from an absolute love of property - big, small, whatever! To me a house is more than just bricks and mortar, more than just a home. A house is the heart of every family - their sanctuary, their shelter, the place they come back to, the place they laugh in, cry in, play in, grow in, and a house should be a reflection of it's occupant's life, love and soul.

So with all this in mind, I decided to get in a little practise for my new career, and this week I bring you twelve delectable new homes I have found on folksy... (and no mortgages required!)

As usual, click on the label below each picture to find out more...

by Caractacus Pots

by The Craft Shed

by H B Ceramics

by The Meadow Craft Workshop

by Dollydoo

by Coastal Wood Craft

by Betty and Butters

by Wudwerx

by Skiprat Creations

by AngeMadeCeramics

by Alix Swan

by number 72

So, when are you moving in??

Friday, 1 April 2011

10 things I have learned this week...

They say you learn something everyday... well, you certainly do! It may not be earth-shattering, or highly intricate or academic - but KNOWLEDGE IS POWER !! I'm not quite sure how empowered I am feeling by these realisations though...

1.  You may follow knitting patterns to the stitch, but they won't necessarily turn out like the picture on the front.

2.  Using plain flour instead of self-raising flour, and forgetting to add any baking powder, will definitely lead to a flat stodgy sponge - but the dog WILL still eat it.

3.  There are dishonest sellers on Ebay that go bonkers when you point out their deceptions - but you CAN embarrass them into a partial refund, especially when their feedback score depends upon it.

4.  Not all hospital procedures are necessarily as painful as you think they are going to be - so there really is no need to be scared.

5. I really can kill a houseplant without even trying.

6.  The world does not stop if you don't Tweet for 24 hours.

7.  My cat does NOT like trout?! Or yoghurt.

8.  Palm wax is truly beautiful - and is absolutely the way to go.

9.  Apparently elephants are the only mammal with 4 knees... yes, really.

10. Strangely, I have realised that I have a strong desire to become an Estate Agent.

I am taking active steps to realise this last revelation - but I'm not entirely sure how useful I will find the previous 9 !!