Thursday, 9 December 2010

The Colours of Christmas

So the big day is nearly upon us again. I'm a big kid at heart and love Christmas, from the presents to the food (especially the food!) but I especially love putting up my decorations.
I've been making lots of festive themed hats and fascinators for a while now as I started too late with my Christmas items last year and didn't sell very many. But this year my hair clips and hats have been flying off the virtual shelf of my shop. I still have a few items left if you want something special for Christmas day, have a look at my Folksy shop for the selection below.

Below is a selection of my favourite festive items from my fellow Folksy sellers;

This sweet little mince pie plate is perfect for Santa from  Dottery Pottery

How about these cute beaded holly earrings from MillieBead

A lovely patchwork stocking from Audrey's Cat

These beautiful gift tags from Crafty Pagan. I've bought these and can't wait for them to arrive!

Or how about these stunning stained glass window hangings from Through the Round Window

And finally, how cute is this crochet Santa hat from NOfkantsCurios

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Lace and Pearls

At this time of year every gals attention turns to party season looks and I'm loving  this seasons pretty lace and pearl embellishments. In fact I've been making a lot of headbands using vintage lace, sequin and beaded embellishments and buttons.
I think it's such a classic look and an easy way to update a favourite dress, just add lace tights and a pretty headband for an instant update. Or how about a beautifully embellished cardigan as a stunning cover up.

Below are a few of my party season headbands, please check out my Folksy shop for more or get in contact to place an order (please note the last date for UK bespoke orders in time for Christmas is 14th December)

Now for a selection of my favourite embellished items from fellow folksy sellers;

A stunning lace and pearl brooch from Flonightingale

These lovely snowflake embellished cards from Astrid's Garden

A lovely sparkle pin brooch from Daisy Florence Designs

Oh my goodness, I want want want these shoes from TLC Creations

And being the bookworm that I am, I just love this pearl encrusted bookmark from Miss Bohemia

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Make a Statement

I love costume jewellery, the bigger the better! Beads, bangles, baubles in fact anything shiny usually catches my eye.
I have large collection of vintage bead necklace that I have picked up over the years but at the moment I just love statement necklaces. I was so excited with my newest acquisition arrived from Tiz Designs I just had to share it with you. It's a beautiful black and silver ethnic inspired coin piece

While I was taking this pic I thought, why not show you some of my favourite pieces too? So here they are

They are L-R: a vintage lucite amber beads, a blue and gold multi strand beaded necklace (Primark), a three row pearl necklace (Vivienne Westwood), a vintage long faceted glass bead and brass findings necklace and a faux coral and gold necklace (Primark). Sorry about the poor pictures!

All this thinking about lovely necklaces set me looking on Folksy and here are a few of my favourite statement necklaces from fellow folksy sellers:

A beautiful blue cameo collar from Oh Sew Vintage

This ever so stunning necklace from Madam CC

This quirky, festive piece from Scars & Stars is already on my Christmas list

I found it hard to choose just one from Maxine Veronica but I think this is my favourite

This baroque necklace from The Whimsical Wren looks so wintry, perfect for the snow queen herself

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Retro looks found on Folksy!

Well, as I'm a member of the lovely Folksy community I thought I would bring you a folksy related first entry. Who wants to look like everyone else in high street fashion, not me that's for sure.

So here is my pick of unique retro inspired piece found on Folksy, click on the link to take you to each item.

First off this wonderful hand knitted cardigan from Flossy and Dossy

How about this beautiful dress from Dig for Victory. I absolutely love this shop.

It's not just about clothes. Adorn your home with a up-cycled clock from Fizzy Popov.

Loving the Mad Men look? You need to check out Imogen's Imagination for this fab hat. Very Joan!

This hen from Northfield Primitives would look perfect in a country kitchen or a vintage look nursery.

I just love these intricate scarflets from Uniquely Yours, wouldn't they would look great teamed with a tweed blazer?

Finally this lovely bag from Audrey's Cat, made from genuine 1950s fabric. I want!