Friday, 18 May 2012

CraftyFolk Spring Swap

As you may know, a few of us in the CraftyFolk team on Etsy took part in a Spring Swap. Most swaps have now been sent and received and I need to get them featured here while its still actually Spring!


The swap received by Hannah of Squintessential was this beautiful pewter cat created for her by Louise of Loutul:

Isn't she stunning?

Louise's Etsy shop is full of all manner of lovely items including Embroidered Wall Art, Pewter Wall Sculptures, Pewter Candle Sleeves, Decorative Glass Bottles, Custom Embroidery and Pewter Embossing. Here's just a selection of them, click on the photo for more information:


In one of those strange coincidences, the two Vintage shops taking part in the swap were drawn to swap with each other. Michelle from Mish73 sent this book to Linn of LinniR. I haven't read it but I know it will be much enjoyed by Linn:

Michelle's shop is described as 'Eclectic Vintage finds' and I can't think of a better description! Here's just a few of the vintage treasures you'll find there:

Next Blog Giveaway - CraftyFolk Round Robin

Our heroine landed in Cumbria at the home of Lu from HandmadeinKeswick and she has had the most stunning hair treatment.

For the full story of how she got her golden locks, please see Lu's blog at Found in Keswick but here she is in all her glory:

It's been suggested that she needs a name - any suggestions anyone?

Next stop on our lady's travels is Cornwall, watch this space to see the next stage in her transformation. And don't forget the final piece will be available as a competition prize so keep watching the blog to see how to enter!

For more of Lu's artwork, please see her Etsy shop HandmadeinKeswick, here's just a few pieces of her work (click on the picture for more information):

Sunday, 13 May 2012

CraftyFolk Spring Swap

Lots more swaps have been sent and received and I'm sure everyone would like to see what has been swapped? Here's the latest from......

Miss Winnie Makes

Alison of MissWinnieMakes sent this gorgeous lavender pillow to Lillys Night Garden. Isn't it lovely?

At Miss Winnie Makes, you will find a variety of hand sewn, knitted and crocheted items for you and your home and is named after Alison's Grandmother. Here's just a selection of some of the beautiful items for sale at Miss Winnie Makes, just click on the image for more information:

Friday, 4 May 2012

Celebrating Crafty Folk featured artist Infiniti Jewellery

Artist Spotlight On Infiniti Jewellery

As part of our weekly team treasury challenge, an amazing artist is featured each week in treasuries curated by different members of the team. Today I would like to feature Lisa of Infiniti Jewellery!


Infiniti Jewellery is a wonderful shop full of "handcrafted jewellery and other crafty little bits". Most of Lisa's jewellery is "suitable for Brides, for Prom, for that special occasion or just to tell someone you love them."  Lisa's favourite materials are silver, Swarovski Crystals and Semi Precious Stones.

We have lots of amazing treasuries featuring Lisa's shop Infiniti Jewellery, curated by our team members and they can be found here, but here are a few I would like to share with you today. Lisa's work and the designs of lots of other amazing artists are included in these curated designs below!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

CraftyFolk Spring Swap

As you may have seen, several members of the CraftyFolk team have taken part in a Spring Swap. Lots more have now been sent and received - would you like to see them? Thought so!


First up tonight are all of these goodies which made their way all the way accross the Atlantic from Sarah of TheCheshireCatCraft to Jennifer of Harmony Designs & Soaps -  an upcycled mini flower pin cushion (with vintage mother of pearl button), heart shaped wooden button earrings and some supplies- more buttons!!

TheCheshireCatCraft is a collection of vintage themed and upcycled crafts, unique and handmade, everything from jewellery to hair accessories, fabrics and more. Here's just a few items from Sarah's shop - please click on the pictures for more information:

Harmony Designs & Soaps

In the opposite direction came these beautiful custom Kanzashi Hair Pins by Jennifer of Harmony Designs & Soaps, sent to Sarah of TheCheshireCatCraft, made especially in her favorite colors!

Harmony Designs & Soaps is home to the most gorgeous bath salts, foaming whipped soaps, goats milk & honey lotions, lip balms, jewellery, hairclips and more.....Here's just a few of them:


Michelle of CShell Cards created this stunning framed picture for Julia of MerryGoRoundUK. She wanted to do something a little different to cards and I'm sure you'll agree, the final result is fantastic!

Michelle makes individual greetings cards for all occasions using the best in card stock, inks and stamps and favourite techniques are brayering and stamping. Here's just a selection of her beautiful cards:


Last but definitely not least is Liz from Madmumknits who sent three of her Christmas Pudding decorations to Craftavie:

Liz has highly original hand knitted teacosies, scarves, gloves, knitted food, knitted house accessories and her own design patterns. Here's just a selection of them, aren't they fantastic?

So we've had lots more gorgeous swaps and lucky receipients. Pop back soon to see what else has been swapped!