Friday, 23 May 2014

It's Friday so that means only one thing it's time to dim the house lights and introduce...

.. Fabulous Folksy Friday Finds!

This week it's the letter 'B' which has brought forth so many brilliant items to showcase.

Do take time to visit the shops, their shop url's are under their photo's, you'll be in for a pleasant surprise and if you are looking for Father's Day gift ideas there are some great ideas to be found.

 B is for...

Do hope bees have faces like these ones!

These busy bee brooches can be found in Lainey's quirky, fun and most of all original Folksy shop:

A pretty birdbath to brighten any garden corner

These colourful mosaic birdbaths come in a variety of styles and gorgeous colours, find then in Jo Sara's Folksy shop:

Re-cycling magic makes a perfect picnic beer carrier!

This Folksy shop breathes new life into old Malt sacks, the smell in Lorna's workshop must be a heady, scent of malty goodness. They also do a range of unique aprons, well worth a visit:

You can't beat Mother Nature's colour chart

We love this twiggy Bunting handcrafted from Willow reeds, from Wendy's Folksy shop:

We couldn't resist adding one of our 'B's here, our Basset crept in when we weren't looking...

Just one of our Doggie friends...

Find him and all his Kennel chums back in our Folksy shop:

Back here we are spending the weekend in the Studio. Gary is just starting work on a new image, this time flora has proved inspirational, can't wait to see the finished print, he's not too sure whether to work with 3 colour plates or use the reduction method of lino printing. Whichever he chooses I just know it's going to be beautiful! 

The garden is far too wet after yesterday's rain to venture into, the ground is waterlogged at the bottom end and we realise too late that a pond would have been perfect there. We moved a huge shrub from one side of the garden into the new curved flower bed just before the rains came so are hoping that it might thrive with being well watered into it's new home.

At least this Hosta enjoys the rain, shame the slugs do too...

'The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain'
Dolly Parton


  1. Hi there, thank you for visiting my blog. Re the allotment beds - we used pipe clips to attach the blue hose. Photo on this post shows the clips - now rusty, but still working. The microfleece is held on over the pipe by strips of wood around the top of the bed and the net has elastic around the bottom, which hooks over buttons. It is a little cumbersome, but it works. I will take some photos next time I am up there. Best wishes, Pj x

  2. Thanks so much for coming by The Marmelade Gypsy -- I hope you return!

    I love what I see in your blog and look to dig a little deeper! Your "ID photo" reminds me of my Gypsy, now no longer with us but whom the blog was named for. Your hosta is great -- mine are just coming on now, too. Spring has been late here in Michigan.

    Your post on the things in cupboards made me smile. Right before I came in to check the computer, I was cleaning the kitchen cupboards too and found rather a lot (including some embarrassingly old). I see cookies in my future -- and lots of pasta!