Friday, 29 May 2009

I'm in a Treasury....

The wonderful niftyknits has included me in her Etsy Treasury 'Geminis dream of romance'.She chose my Verdant Green Rainbow Pin. Thanks nifty! I surprised you had the time to create a treasury, what with all that global trekky meerkat domination...

Kitty Ballistic!

Hi all, just a quick post today to suggest you check out the fabulous Ms. Kitty Ballistic! She makes the most wonderful range of jewellery, from the quirky to the classic. She also creates cute little felt toys. Something there for everyone!

Monday, 25 May 2009

Festival Chic!

Ok, so I'm probably not going to get to one of the big music festivals this summer (boo!) but if I was, I'd definitely be taking one of Handmaid's gorgeous scarfs. These are the work of Julie Mills, who creates wonderful designs which are then digitally printed on silk satin, before being finished by handstitching. My favourite is the Blue Bird Scarf, shown below, which is also available in pink.

A scarf like this is an invaluable piece of kit for an outdoor festival as you can wear it in so many different ways, including as a bandana if the sun gets too much or if all that camping has given you a 'bad hair day'! Also silk satin is a lovely lightweight material and so can be packed easily... in fact, why not just go for the blue AND the pink?!
If you're a fan of Julie's work you can check out her website or follow her on twitter.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Coriandr Express

Yup, me too, I am indeed aboard that glorious crafty locomotive with a gaggle of creative buddies! Our mission is to promote each other, coriandr, and handmade gorgeousness in general! First stop Dig The Earth, next stop global domination.....

I have to say, I love Dig The Earth. After all I am married to Kev, the chap behind it all! And I can vouch for the fact that his cards are just as fabulously colourful as they appear in the photos.
 His green credentials also extend way beyond the items he makes for his shop. As a household we recycle everything we can, we even have a wormery converting all our kitchen waste into potent compost for the garden (sad excuse for a pet I know). And check out his blog if you want to follow progress on The Shed!
If you're not already a convert, pop over to coriandr - there are lots of wonderful handmade things on there, not just from the riders on the Coriandr Express!