Friday, 19 September 2014

Better late than never...

This Friday blog was very nearly put on hold. Unfortunately while eating lunch on Wednesday I cracked a back molar and exposed the nerve. I've managed to get an emergency appointment this afternoon with the Dentist, so for once I can't wait to get there! It's not much fun and I have had to resort to heavy duty painkillers, but hopefully I will come out of the Dentist without pain and regardless of the novocaine will be attempting a lop sided smile.

Time to introduce...

 .. Fabulous Folksy Friday Finds!

The letter 'S' has allowed us to follow a theme this week, there's definitely a scent of the salty sea about our finds. All shops are well worth a browse around, their url's are under their photo's.

  'S' is for...

Pretty in Pewter
S is for Seahorse - Such a charming picture delicately worked in Pewter. There is a nod to the Art Nouveau period in Judith's Pewter work pictures, her Folksy shop is well worth a browse around:

Memories of the beach
S is for Seashell - An unusual necklace with a sunny holiday feel to it. Elizabeth lives in a beautiful spot on the Scottish coastline so the inspiration for her work is close at hand. Lots of pretty sea inspired jewellery back in Elizabeth's Folksy Shop:

Stormy night at sea
S is for Sail Boat - This tough little boat is heading into the eye of the storm. (Know it hasn't any sails but just had to sneak it in here).We love Helen's selection of boats, they each have their own personality and would make a great gift for both sailors and land lubbers alike. See the rest of the flotilla back at Helen's Folksy Shop:

These Seagulls will keep an eye on your bag

S is for Seagull - Such a humorous, original bag. These cheeky seagulls would brighten any day! Irene only makes one of a kind bags so if you are looking for something different bob along to her Folksy shop:

Back here we've been enjoying the September sunshine. The garden is still a rich artist's palette of colours with the butterflies adding their bright wing patterns to the mix.

Hanging on to summer...

The postman delivered the first spring bulb order this week. They are always received with great excitement and thoughts are turned to next years floral display.  

Anticipation in a box - lots of Alliums

In the Studio the press has been busy printing lots of dog prints. We've been adding new colours to some of our dog breeds, they are all now available in our online shops.

We've also taken advantage of the sunshine to start the long process of taking new product shots of all our prints. It's a big job but we are ploughing our way through the list, hoping to have them all completed in the next week.

'Caged' hounds drying off

Enjoy your Weekend.

'Your life is your garden,
Your thoughts are the seeds.
If your life isn't awesome,
You've been watering the weeds'.


  1. Nice picks this week. I love the pewter seahorse, so much detail! I'm also trying to figure out how they cut the heart into the shell pendant :D

  2. I love the display of your dog prints -- they're really beautiful! We're having some sun, too! Wish we could get together in person and sip bordeaux!

  3. everything is lovely but my favourite is your dog prints drying...I have a bone to pick with 'anon' :-) some of my favourite plants are weeds...