Sunday, 28 November 2010

Christmas Craft Friday (Well Sunday!!)

There has been a bit of a delay on me featuring this weeks designers, so apoligies!!I have now turned this week into Christmas Craft Sunday!

First up....

Crafter no.3 - Silverthistle 
 Silverthistle create Handmade Jewellery and are Suppliers of Beading Components
Watch faces, Crystal Innovations sliders and much more
This pendant is hand painted on white glass tile. The pendant is painted in a few layers before final finish and fired in a kiln to make the color permanent. Finally, UV resistant coating was sprayed for added protection of the color. It can be washed in water with common detergents. A plated bail is added to the pendant. 
If you are interested in this style please visit Silverthistle's website 
Silverthistle also likes to blog, if you would like to catch up on the latest news why not pop over to their blogspot?
You can also purchase items from Silverthistle via facebook, and join the group :)

Crafter no.4 - Boxesandsquiggles
Unique Christmas decorations - The home of the Tomte!

A Tomte (or Nisse) is a mythical creature of Scandinavian folklore. Tomtar were believed to take care of a farmer's home and children and protect them from misfortune, in particular at night, when the housefolk were asleep. In the late 1800s they became the bearers of Christmas (Jul) presents and the little creature you see now is known as a Jultomte in Sweden. The Jultomte, although much like Father Christmas, doesn't live on the North Pole, but in the forest; he doesn’t come down the chimney at night, but through the front door, delivering the presents directly to the children who have put out a bowl of porridge for him on Christmas Eve.

Bag yourself a Tomte today!!!Visit Lottie's Squiggles shop
You can also have a natter on her blogspot
or if you like to tweet, search boxlinesquiggle on the twittersphere.

If you haven't started your Christmas shopping yet, why not take a look at these crafters work? It is simply stunning and well worth it for something unique this Christmas xxx

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Christmas Craft Friday!!

Up until Christmas I will be featuring a weekly selection of some of the best UK designers. This feature will make an appearance every Friday. So if you are looking for some ideas for Christmas presents or something different to treat yourself, keep your eyes on my blog!
Each designer has their own craft skill, each item, individually designed and made by theirselves. For more information please click their link or contact me for more information.
Thanks for reading!!

Crafty #1 - Kryshees - bringing you handmade, unique adornments for your littlies and you!
By Krysia Watson

Ellie is a knee high elephant, in a beautiful blue deck chair type fabric and super soft light blue denim inner ears. He has layered vintage button eyes and a tassly wool tufty tail.
To see more of Elliefant please visit Kryshees Folksy Store
Krysia is also a happy blogger, to follow her visit Kryshees Blogspot 
And keep up with Kryshee Tweets on Twitter!!!

Crafty #2 - Bodrighy-Bodrighy Wood.

With Christmas coming and those really awkward relatives to buy for maybe something on Bodrighy's site would help. There are a wide range of prices and items, all hand made, most from local woods. Crafty things, arty things or downright practical things.

Made from spalted sycamore this lovely fruit bowl is 9" diameter and 3" tall. A good size for practicality. It is finished in an easily maintained wax polish.
You can find more beautiful designs at Bodrighy Wood

You can also follow Pete's mental meanderings at Bodrighy Blogspot if you are feeling particularlykind hearted.

Please do take the time to have a look at the designers featured on Christmas Craft Friday, I'm sure you will agree they are all fantastic :)


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