It’s not Friday (again) but Japan is on my mind, and one of my favourite Japanese motifs is sakura, cherry blossom, so here are some very lovely items featuring sakura, from British makers on Folksy.
Cherry blossom cuff by Claire Gent
Red and Ivory vintage kimono silk cushion by Ribbonreal
Cherry blossom tree painting by Louise Mead
Leather phone case by Tovicorrie
Cherry blossom hammered silver cuff ring by Sophie Marie Smith Design
Kanzashi brooch by Cuttlefishlove Kanzashi
It’s not Friday, but better late than never. Pearls are much more than a string around your neck, here’s some pieces from Folksy illustrating the versatility of pearls.
Jasmine – Swarovski Pearl tiara by Hint of Elegance
Pearl baby shoes – by Buzybee
Lavender Mist Pearl and Crystal Boutique by The Patchwork Bride
Silver and Pearl Leaf necklace by Alexis Southam Jewellery
Freshwater pearl nest pendant by Lillibets
Freshwater pearl and silk wrap by A Very British Affair
Folksy Find – Paisley.
Paisley hare by Rachel Eliott Glassworks, Paisley Brooch by Buttercup Boutique, A6 notebook with handmade fabric cover by Green Grass, Purple cuff bracelet by Made by Daisy, Wash bag Paisley hearts by Ritzy Swish, Paisley sterling silver pendant by Alison Moore Designs, Brass paisley cuff by Mel Bandeira Jewellery, Paisley cream and black letter by Roseberry Boutique, Large white button earrings by My Vintage Designs, Gold paisley hoops by Misskukie Fine Handmade Jewellery, Large turquoise cushion by For Alice With Love, Handmade Vintage Cushion by Paisley Fox, Paisley the Bear by Barley Bears, Paisley stretched canvas by Higgledy Piggledy Homemade, Turquoise paisley clutch by Not Just Handbags, Paisley catnip toy by Molly’s Mice, Mosaic garden bird bath by JoSara, Baby booties by Accidental Vix.
Well not just English but British roses too. This week was St George’s Day and Shakespeare’s birthday so I thought a bit of the English national flower would be good.
Rose clutch by Handbags by Helen.
Rose ring by Silver Quail Design.
Rose corsage by Handmade by Joanne…
Tudor rose by yew tree glass.
Heart of roses greetings card by Old Wives Tale.
This week I have mostly been trying to find a nice new second-hand bike, and thinking about selling mine, so of course this week’s collection had to be bicycles!
Bicycle cushion by Beetrootshed1
Screen printed bicycle birthday card by Moonpie Designs
Sterling silver holiday bicycle necklace by Huiyi Tan
Men’s t-shirt by Proud Cloud Creations
Bicycle brooch by Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes
This is my first collection of items from Folksy, a website for British craftspeople, designers and makers. This week’s theme is the sea, because I’ve been travelling up and down the Hampshire and West Sussex coast this week. Hope you enjoy them.
Sea labyrinth trim by Historical Weaving
Sea Bubbles Necklace by Lucy Campbell
Seafoam Sea Glass necklace by Tidal Creations.
Orkney seashell card by Little Wren Cards
Ocean Wave stained glass panel by Sugar Lips Glass