Thursday, 30 June 2011

Final June Bugs Parade!

As we come to the end of another month, we close yet another daily listing challenge club, the June Bugs will be buzzing off to make room for the July Jewels!

Considering we are in the middle of an economic cash flow problem, the June Bugs did amazingly well with over 800 collective sales for the whole month, and each sale was celebrated with bug boogies galore.

So to see the June Bugs off in style, I thought I would show some of my favourite items from today's listings, all colourful, gorgeous, bright and precious.

Please click on the pictures to really appreciate these items in all their bug boogie glory.

May I start with my own listing today, very fitting which I thought for the June Bugs, a bumble bag!

Beautiful pink glass pendant creation!

Beautiful embroidery!

Stunning Bead work!

Gorgeous fabric creations!

Another Spectacular bug, this time a pretty steampunk butterfly.

Stunning stained glass coasters, almost to pretty to put a glass on.

Such creative card making, would suit any occasion.

Dramatic Gemstone necklace, perfect for the summer prom!

Perfect earrings for the Gemstone lover!

I hope you have enjoyed looking through these bug-tastic finds from Folksy today and over the whole month, looking forward to treasures and jewels in July!

Thank you everyone!

Friday, 24 June 2011

Curios Give-Away!

Mix and Match Curios Give-Away!

It's been a while since I did a blog give-away, and now I am also on Facebook, it seems the perfect time to do another.

Therefore, my give-away is for a £20.00 voucher to spend in my NOfkantsCurios shop on folksy, on anything you would like, go for one item, or mix and match its up to you.

Keep the voucher for yourself, or give it to a friend, the only stipulation being that the voucher is only redeemable in NOfkantsCurios shop on Folksy.

You will receive a voucher with £20.00 on it, or if you want to split the prize, I can email out in multiples of £5.00 to the total value of £20.00.

So what do you have to do to take part in the Blog Give-away, 'simples' as Alexander the Meerkat would say:

1. Be a follower of my Blog.

2. Visit my shop and tell me, in the comments below, which item is your favourite and most importantly why.

3. If you're on facebook, a like for my Facebook page would be lovely too. The link is in the top corner of my Blog page.

Could not be easier!

So, for those not familiar with my Folksy Curios shop, it is a complete mish mash of all my crafting loves and passions, I can't seem stick to one medium, so I have featured just a few examples below to give you some idea, but there is so much more.

Gemstone Keyrings or Handbag charms if you prefer.

Unique Knitted and crocheted clothing and accessories, for the young and young at heart alike.

Fossil and mineral specimens, and fossil crafts.

Embroidered Pictures, ACEO's and accessories, such as brooches and hair accessories.

Gemstone Jewellery

Unique Knitted and crocheted handbags in a variety of styles and hues.

The Blog give-away will close at 1.oo pm (GMT) on Friday the 1st of July, and the winning entry will be chosen, by some imaginative way invented by one of my children and posted on the blog, that evening.

Good luck and I look forward to reading all your entries!

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Folksy Friday! Musical Harmony!

Musical Harmony!

After the recent ups and down in the folksy forums, with threads moving into differing forums from their normal home situation, and the upset and confusion that it caused all round, I felt there a little harmony and music would be a good idea to calm the nerves and bring us back into the flow and rhythm needed for artistic endeavours, so please be soothed by these wonderful folksy finds, all with a musical theme.

Harmonious Feature Gallery!

Please click on the pictures to sing and dance your way over to these lovely Folksy shops and enjoy the lilt and wave of these beautiful items, fitting into the rhythm and the beat as appropriate to your particular musical tastes.

I hope you have enjoyed my harmonious and musical themed items this Friday and find the time to visit these shops for the full recital.

Thank you!

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Simple Pleasures Teacher's Gifts.

Teacher's Gifts Continued!

Simple Pleasures!

Thank you for all the support on the previous teacher's gift idea blogs I have posted, and as you can see, I have continued the theme again today, but would like to feature simple and nostalgic gift ideas today and yet again, all these craft items fall into the £5.00 and below category.

I have three little embroidered yarn on card ACEO's to share with you, which all have a child like charm about them.

A gorgeous thank you card for the teacher, what could be more perfect.

Such a pretty button and bead wire ring, I feel the pupil may have difficulty handing it over the the teacher!
A gorgeous thistle floral brooch, maybe for those pupils who have been a little prickly.

Beautiful little change purse, in calming colours, just perfect to sooth frazzled nerves at the end of a hectic school year.

Nostalgia in bucket loads with this traditional style Dorset Button.

Traditional Kimono silk fabric glasses case, a touch of luxury too.

Nostalgia and childlike charm, perfect.

I hope you have enjoyed the latest in my teacher's gifts ideas, please click on the pictures to be transported back to the classroom, sorry folksy shops.

Thank you!

Monday, 20 June 2011

More Teacher's Gifts

Teacher's Gifts for £5.00 and Under!

Following the fun and lovely compliments after my Folksy Friday on Teachers Gifts, I have decided to dedicate another blog to the theme, this one for gifts costing £5.00 or under.

Yet again I was spoilt for choice, with so many wonderful items on Folksy, created by lovely crafters, artists and just all round gorgeous peeps, that I may have to donate yet another blog to this theme in a few days time.

I think you may find it hard to believe the items I have to show you all fit into that price bracket, but I assure you they do.

Gift Gallery.

As always please click on the pictures for a full description and more wonderful pictures.
If I may start with three little embroidered floral ACEO's of my own, flowers for the teacher that will never die. These ACEO's are also charity items, with 100% of the proceeds of the sale going to the Red Cross Japan Disaster Appeal Fund.

Now to the feature gallery, large pictures so you can really take in the full impact.

An apple for the teacher!
Stunning Choice of large beaded hair clips.

One of the school perhaps. A gorgeous goldfish sun catcher.

A beautiful and intricate wire wrapped ring.

Felt corsage to brighten up any work outfit.

Gorgeous floral card to say thank you for a great school year.

Thank you and I hope you have enjoyed my choices for today's blog.