Friday, 25 May 2012

Folksy Friday - Gent's Gifts!

Thinking of the Gents!

We are fast approaching Father's Day on the 17th of June, so thought it might be timely to showcase some gorgeous gift ideas for the Gent's!

Having said that, the items I have chosen to feature today would be lovely gifts for ladies too.

I have tried to choose a wide range of products, so that there is something for everybody, so I hope you like my feature gallery and will visit each shop by clicking on the pictures below.

Mini Me Feature Gallery!


I hope you have enjoyed my little blog today!

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

300th Sale Discount opportunity!

Approaching 300 Folksy Sales!

Its just hit me that I only need 10 more sales to make the Magic 300 sales total on Folksy!


So, rather than say the person that makes the 300th sale gets a discount, I have decided it will be more fun if the names of the next 10 people to buy something from my shop, will go into the hat for a chance to win 25% off their purchased item cost, which will be refunded via paypal after the draw!

Of course, I am unable to give a specific date that the draw will take place, because I have no idea how long it will take ti sell the next 10 items to take me to that magical 3rd century sale!  However, I can promise that once the payment has cleared on that 300th sale, the draw will take place, can't say fairer than that!

So how to take part, easy peasy, just make a purchase as normal, and as long as you are one of the next 10, you are in!  It can be anything in my curios shop, you are not restricted to a certain type of product or cost bracket.

Some examples of items in my Curios shop include knitted and crocheted items for the young and young at heart alike,

 gemstones of all varieties, as key rings, handbag charms and even some jewellery items, 

unique and bespoke items, such as my tie creations, upcycling gent's neck ties into handbags, accessories 

and even large items such as aprons and so much more, please come and take a peek!

Come and help me celebrate hopefully reaching that 300th sale!

Thank you! 

And the Winner is! 15th July 2012

Thank you to everyone who helped me reach the magic 300
sales figure, which happened today, YAY!

The lucky winner of the 25% refund of their item price was 
the wonderful Deborah of Deborah Jones Jewellery, who 
creates wonderful, bespoke jewellery, so if you have not 
checked out her beautiful shop, please do, you'll be in for a

~Thank you all again ~
Natalie xxxx

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Sporting Cards!

Feeling Sporty!

I have a glut of male birthdays, son's, brother-in-law's, Father-in-law, nephew's and not to forget Father's Day on the horizon, so have been looking out for suitable cards for my men, small and large alike!

Since I have joined Folksy, I buy all my cards from the fabulous card creators and their Folksy shops, you just can't beat the value and originality available, there is always something suitable, the problem being, for me, is that I buy too many, so I have a huge stock already at home, but then at least I am prepared for every eventuality!

My men folk, old and young alike, are very sporty, either actually taking part or watching and supporting, so have dedicated this blog to some of the fabulous sporty cards I have found today.

Sporty Gallery!

Please come and 'take your mark', 'get ready, steady and go' to these fabulous shops, 'take aim' and be ready to be 'bowled over'' by their wonderful designs!

I hope you have enjoyed my sporting card gallery and will champion these shops for your future card purchases.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Feeling Patriotic

Feeling Patriotic!

United we stand!
The Queen in Command!

The Union View!
Red, White and Blue!

Jubilee preparations,
Diamond Celebrations!

Happy to be seen,
Our Diamond Queen!

Patriotic Gallery!

Lots of red, white and blue in the high street, in our homes and on Folksy at the moment, everyone has patriotic fervour, proud to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of our Queen, from all four corners of our wonderful country and beyond! 

Its wonderful that we can all take part in celebrating together, quietly or out loud, privately or within the community, there are many ways people are commemorating the Diamond Jubilee.

So I have chosen a few of my favourite patriotic items to show you, please 'flag' up these items, by clicking on them, to see them 'happy and glorious' in their shops.

I hope you have enjoyed my patriotic blog today!

Friday, 11 May 2012

Folksy Friday! Tree Hugging!

Tree Hugging!

It's Friday yet again!  How quickly does the week go!!!!

This week I would like to feature tree's, as my lovely husband has just given me a belated 20th Anniversary gift, he has had a tree planted for me, via the Woodland Trust, somewhere in Leicestershire, as part of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, and my husband's message to me is also going into the commemorative book of celebrations.

How lovely is that, he knows I am a bit of a tree hugger!

Tree Hugger's Gallery!

So if you are anything like me and love tree's, here is a gorgeous forest gallery for you to enjoy!  

Please click on the pictures, to 'branch' out to these shops amongst the 'forest' of shops on Folksy, and I hope the 'leaf' and impression on you!





Have you 'twigged' that I like tree's!  LOL!

Friday, 4 May 2012

Folksy Friday! Hair Raising!

Hair Raising!

Its Friday yet again, where does the time go?!?

Today for my Folksy Friday I would like to feature some lovely hair accessories, as Mum and I are off the the hairdressers today!  Yay!

I shall be cut, coloured and quaffed and Mum cut and set, so we'll look gorgeous for the weekend!  Well in my eyes anyway!  LOL!

So my Folksy Friday is totally indulgent, but all the better for it I say!

Hair Accessory Gallery!

Please take some time to look at these wonderful hair accessories, whether you are a bob, perm, long, or short hair style, all of these will look gorgeous in your hair I am sure!

Please just click on the pictures to take a 'short cut' to the accessory and hopefully it will be your 'style' and you will feel inclined to make it a permanent addition to your home.




  Thank you so much for taking some time to look through my blog.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Hello to May Daze!

May Daze!

Another month has flown by, April and the April Artisans Daily listing club has come to an end and a new months daily listing club commences, hoping that the April showers will soon be leaving us and the May spring weather will shine on us all, with this in mind, the listing club members voted for the name May Daze for this month, which I hope will be prophetic as well as eloquent.

The April Artisans did very well, considering both the economic and well as actual climate and made a wonderful 341 collective sales, and although this is greatly reduced from this time last year, I think it reflects the current downturn in the economy in general and to be expected, more is the pity, lets hope that things improve for us all, and especially for the May Daze daily listers!

May Daze Gallery!

So to start us off, I thought I would show you a selection of the wonderful creative talents on show already this month!  

There is no particular theme, just all gorgeous!

I do hope you have enjoyed my May Daze gallery selection and will visit the shops in question by clicking on the pictures.