Thursday, 7 March 2013

Folksy Friday

March Back in Time

My first go at a Folksy Friday and I'm so excited to share with you a few of the great shops I've found on Folksy! My chosen theme is all things vintage, because I just love it. So sit back, march back in time and let the nostalgia wash over you!

Silent Theatre

Silent Theatre is one of my favourite shops on Folksy and has some gorgeous art prints sourced by Berkshire-based designer, Clare. I think Clare has a real flare for finding art work which, for me, sums up the golden era of days gone by.

Once Clare  has found the right piece of art work, she incorporates it into her own unique design, using her photo editing skills.
The art work I've chosen is entitled Art Nouveau Vintage Jewels and I just love the serenity in this picture. If you would like to see more of Clare's work, visit her Folksy shop at:

Mache Moon

What  a great idea to encapsulate time in a fashion bangle! What really strikes me about these gorgeous chunky bangles is that, as well as being a great piece of vintage art - they're so wearable.

Vintage Flower Decoupage Bangle

Mache Moon is the creation of Belinda Nicholson.

Belinda loves to upcycle and her chosen media is paper mache.

I think it's great that an item you can cherish had a 'previous life'!

All Belinda's bangles are finished off with varnish to make sure they are really hard wearing.

You can also find adorable Teddy Bears made from Paper Mache too - visit Belinda's Folksy shop Mache Moon at

Ultimo Clump

I go quite weak at the knees when I see vintage buttons!
So imagine my delight when I stumbled across this fantastic shop on Folksy.
26 Vintage Gold Buttons

Ceri Dawkins stocks a mouth-watering range of vintage supplies, including this pack of 26 vintage gold buttons.

I also just love the way Ceri is packaging her supplies; it's clear to see exactly what you're getting and has a real vintage feel to it.

If you want to see some more of the goodies Ceri has in stock, visit her shop at:

Ginger's Altered Bits

Fantastic name for a shop!     Designer and maker Carol Fox is based in East Anglia, where she works with a mix of new and reclaimed items

Just look at this beautiful fridge magnet! It's made from a game domino.

Vintage Domino Fridge magnet

carol's vintage fridge magnets are finished off with a coat of clear resin and this particular one has a copper dragonfly detail.

The effect is just gorgeous and I really like the whole steam punk theme in Carol's shop.

If you would like to see more of Carol's work,
visit her shop and take a peek.
Sew Amy

Amy Thompson's Trash to Treasure theme is just so inspiring.

Amy makes a stunning range of vintage themed books; notebooks; guestbooks and journals.

I feel so inspired when I look at the tremendous detail Amy puts into all her projects.

This lovely journal just makes me feel I want to open the pages inside and get writing about my life!

If you want to see some more of Amy's work, do visit her shop  - I guarantee you will feel as inspired as me.

So that's it! I do hope you've enjoyed looking at the work of these tallented designers as much as I have and thanks so much to all of them for being such good sports and letting me have my first little dabble at a Folksy Friday. Happy crafting everyone. X

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for including me in your Folksy Friday. Carol X ( Gingers Altered Bits)