Friday, 31 August 2012

Folksy Friday - Double Creations

Well I can’t quite believe it but it’s the last day of August already, where does the time go. This week I have been looking out for what I call double creations, where a clever folkster has created something to create something. I am constantly amazed at the number of talented peeps who create their own craft materials and then go on to create a finished item.

So this week here’s my pick of the double creations I have found on Folksy:-

Paper Chains & Beads – Necklace made from beads made from smaller beads
Creative Treasures Necklace made from handmade polymer clay beads
Lynwood Crafts creates the felted base then makes the brooch
Abyjem makes her own ear wires and then the earrings
Jo makes her own glass lampwork beads then makes a bracelet
Carol makes miniature food and then makes earrings!
I hope you enjoyed my pick of the Double Creations and say a fond farewell to the Augusteers as we move into September TTFN!

Friday, 24 August 2012

Folksy Friday - it's a First!

Over the past few months things have slowed down whilst Folksters and customers alike have taken annual breaks to spend time with family, this ‘down time’ gives many crafters the chance to take their foot off the pedal a little on regular stock and spend some time trying something completely new. The Augusteers are no exceptions and some of the goodies listed this month are especially lovely and show what a talented bunch they all are. Here’s my pick of the firsts:-

Natalie's been rope coiling

Audrey’s Cat has a New Rabbit Design
Creative Treasures new polymer clay creations  

Adien Crafts New design in wire coiled jewellery  
Eccentric Ella’s been glass painting
Ritzy Swish tried embroidered cards – they are just fabulous!  
Dandelion’s Gallery tried her hand at Zines  
Uniquely Yours knitted some cotton face cloths  
And me? Well I tried lots of things this year but so far my new favourite is heat embossing

I hope you enjoyed my pick of Augusteers Firsts now to make a start on the Christmas cards TTFN!