Friday, 31 October 2014

Nearly November ...

.. and this fact is hard to believe with all this mild and sunny weather we are experiencing here. The only nod to the seasons has been the clocks going back an hour and the evenings drawing in at around 4.30pm.

So it's Friday again and that can only mean one thing, it's...

 .. Fabulous Folksy Friday Finds!

'X' -  such a difficult letter, so much so we decided to bend the rules a little this week and cheat! So for this week X stands for Xtra special, or in other words a Xmas wish hope Santa takes the time to read this blog.

Do pop by the shops, their url's are under their photo's.

  'X' is for...

Simple elegance
X is for - Xtra Special necklace. This natural Pearl and white Topaz necklace has just the right amount of simplicity in its design to really let the beauty of the pearl shine through. Karen has been designing jewellery for a number of years and has sold to Liberty, a quick mooch around her Folksy shop and you can understand why they would love her work as much as I do!

Soft tones and beautiful stitching
X is for - Xtra Special blanket. It's both the detailed patterns and the thoughtful colour choices that makes this blanket so special. It took Claire over a year to make it, what a labour of love:

A wonderful addition to any front door
X is for - Xtra Special door knocker. Hayley's wonderful ironwork is a great example of how a feminine touch in a usually masculine medium can produce such beautiful, strong and yet delicate pieces of work. This stylish knocker would welcome all visitors into the heart of your home:

A long stretch from a twiggy feline
X is for Xtra Special cat. Twisted and turned out of willow wands this slinky cat is suitable for both indoors and outdoors. Sarah's Folksy shop also includes a rather handsome willow hound and a stately stags head for all your baronial halls:

Back here we 
have been getting inky this week. Both replenishing stocks and also printing one of Gary's new creations so consequently our drying rack is groaning under the weight of paper.

More Black Labradors ready for their new owners

The new print isn't quite ready for our online shops but we'll let you be the first to see the reveal... what could it be?

Is that a tree branch?

Lastly as it is Halloween tonight one of our black cats decided to make an entrance...

Happy Halloween!

'To err is human, to purr is feline'.
Robert Byrne


  1. I love every single one of your Folksy picks and I like the way you got round the tricky "X" problem!
    Your new mysterious print to be revealed looks interesting :D

  2. I am far too cautious with on line buying but every visit here suggests I gotta get over this fear-love the pup the cat and now is this a tree's branch, I cannot tell :-)

  3. I love your xtra special stretching cat -- and your own handsome black cat print as well! Wonderful!

  4. Loved the door knocker. Wish I had the right sort of door!