Sunday, 29 April 2012

Celebrating Crafty Folk featured Artist Moody Cow Designs

Artist Spotlight On Moody Cow Designs


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 Trish of Moody Cow Designs!
 

 Moody Cow Designs is a wonderful shop full of beautiful designs which include bags, purses, wallets, glasses cases, wristlet key fobs and tissue covers.  Every design is handmade by Trish and there are a wide range of beautiful fabrics to choose from. 

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

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Next Blog Giveaway - CraftyFolk Round Robin

Here she is! This stylish lady by Lilly's Night Garden will soon be on her travels around the UK, visiting the homes of lots of CraftyFolk.

 She's looking a little drab at the moment but will have undergone a huge transformation by the time she's completed her travels. Each person will add a little colour or decoration to her before sending her on to the next destination.

Keep watching here as we'll be posting new photos at each step of her travels, it will be very exciting to see how she changes as each team member adds their own style to the image.

The best thing is, when she's all glammed up, she'll be a competiton prize in our next blog giveaway so keep popping back to see how to enter!

First stop on her travels will be Handmade in Keswick.......


Saturday, 21 April 2012

Celebrating Crafty Folk featured artist Loutul

Artist Spotlight On Loutul

 

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 Louise of Loutul!

Loutul is full of 'embroidered wall art, pewter wall sculptures, pewter candle sleeves, decorative glass bottles, custom embroidery and pewter embossing'.  All designs are made by hand using only hand tools.  Customer service features highly in Louise's shop and she offers a custom service for 'both embroidered artwork and pewter repousse' 


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

Friday, 20 April 2012

Crafty Folk BNS Treasury - Etsy Shopping and fun

The Crafty Folk BNS Treasury

The Crafty Folk BNS (Buy and Stay) treasury is up-and-running :-)  All Etsy Shop Sellers (not just Crafty Folk members) are welcome to participate and I've copied an explanation at the bottom of the treasury (provided byLilysnightgarden).  

Treasury of current featured Etsians



"For anyone new to BNSs, here's a little explanation of how a BNS (Buy and Stay) works...

There are 16 featured shops in a 'round'. Anyone who buys any item from one of the featured shops, gets a spot in the next 'round', hopefully for someone to buy from them. Each 'round' stays open until all the spots for the next round are filled. The minimum spend is $4 before shipping. 

In the CraftyFolk BNS, there is also a 'raffle spot' - if you buy in for the next round, you also have a chance of winning a free spot in the round after that. 

To buy in, make your selection from your chosen shop and complete the checkout. You will then need to find your 'transaction link' which shows you have made a purchase. You'll find this in YOUR ACCOUNT - PURCHASES. Click on the item and copy the website address (it will look something like this www.etsy.com/transaction/66800625). You then copy and paste this link into the comment boxes of the treasury and you're done! Someone will be along shortly to add your name to the list for the next round. "

If you're looking for gifts or a treat and find something in the BNS and are featured in the next round it can help with exposure for your shop and increase the chance of getting that first or next sale!  Also, you can stop by just to chat, or to browse or to buy :-)

In this week's BNS there is a range of different designs including, handmade cards, bags, hats, keepsake boxes, artwork, body products, jewellery and supplies! 

Sunday, 15 April 2012

CraftyFolk Spring Swap

As you may know, we have organised a Spring Swap on the team and two more items have now been sent and received. Want to see what was swapped? I thought so!

I sent this pack of 4 notecards to Alison of MissWinnieMakes:



And Ana of Chanelled Creations was lucky enough to receive this fabulous brooch from Erica of SquirrelCrafts46:


I wouldn't have a clue where to start making something like this! Erica has lots more lovely handmade items in her shop, just click on a picture for more info:


Check back soon to see more of what we've been swapping!

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Celebrating Crafty Folk featured artist Funky Mosaics UK

Artist Spotlight On Funky Mosaics UK


 

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 Liz of Funky Mosaics UK!

Funky Mosaics is a shop full of "unusual handcrafted mosaic gifts and decorative items for your home and garden".  All designs are made by Liz 'with love' in her small garden workshop.  Liz is happy to to custom orders, if you don't see exactly what you are looking for.

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





Monday, 9 April 2012

Celebrating Crafty Folk featured artist Liquid Silver Designs

Artist Spotlight On Liquid Silver Designs
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 Lucy of Liquid Silver Designs!

At Liquid Silver Designs " each silver piece is handcrafted from .999 fine silver which is recycled, making it Eco-friendly too".  These beautiful designs come complete with a handmade gift box and you will also find a selection of handmade polymer clay jewellery too.

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









Sunday, 8 April 2012

CraftyFolk Spring Swap

One of our most recent team activities has been a Spring Swap which is just as it sounds! Those involved were randomly matched into pairs and each is going to create something for the other. I'm sure everyone is going to enjoy it and who doesn't like to receive a surprise in the post?

The first swap has now been received - these beautiful cards were created by Ana from Chanelled Creations for Erica of SquirrelCrafts46:




Ana created these 2 tall cards especially for Erica, with a definite Spring theme. They are made on recycled cards and all the materials have been upcycled/recycled in some way, including the paper she painted the sunflower on which has an old painting on the back!

You'll find more beautiful artwork in Ana's Etsy shop, Chanelled Creations, here's just a selection:


Pop back soon to see what everyone else is swapping!

Monday, 2 April 2012

Celebrating this week's featured artist Bonnie's Sew Crazy

Artist Spotlight On Bonnie's Sew Crazy

As part of our weekly team treasury challenge, an amazing artist is featured each week in treasuries curated by different members of the team. This week's artist is Bonnie of Bonnie's Sew Crazy!

Bonnie's Sew Crazy is full of handmade high quality women and children's accessories.  Bonnie's range includes purses, hats, aprons, bags, skirts and more.  There are a variety of designs and styles available! Custom orders are also welcomed!

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

Sunday, 1 April 2012

And the winner is.......

So its finally the day to pick the winner of our Craftyfolk MiniBook giveaway.........the random number generator picked blog follower number 23........

*Cue drum roll*

And the winner is Linn R.

Congratulations to Linn  who wins this gorgeous MiniBook packed full of gorgeous pieces of artwork:


Thanks so much to everyone who got involved, its been great fun seeing it all come together!