Monday Folksy Moment has undergone it's first evolution; a couple of emails planted the seed that I should include Etsy sellers as well as other crafters and artisans who sell their wares online. So rather than Mondays being a purely Folksy-based post instead they will focus on British makers across the board. Let's roll!
Kicking off with Jessica Hogarth, I recently bought a set of postcards from her gorgeous Etsy shop - they were great quality, reasonably priced and most importantly really appealed to my love of period buildings and the British coast. I'm now eager to get my mitts on a print and a tea towel though I may have to make it a post Christmas treat! If you're keen on architectural prints I'd recommend taking a peek as there are also some Parisian beauties to ogle.
Retro fabric, stripes, spots, and vintage buttons are the order of the day in Natalie Farrell's Folksy shop where there are a range of cases from coin purses to large makeup bags. This one in particular caught my eye as I like the honeycomb-esque print against the cream and beige trims.
Zines aren't something I have many of but I could see myself building up a bit of a collection - Abandoned Christmas Trees is an intriguing one - call me weird but I always feel sorry for the discarded trees languishing on the pavement come New Year.
So many levels of 'yes, please'. I tried making a bag out of cassette tapes myself a couple of years ago and somehow managed to glue a tape to the trousers I was wearing at the time, it really didn't turn out well. Here is a fully bag-shaped one from Make It Sew and isn't it a beauty!?
An illustrated brooch from Holly Trill. I like everything in her shop but if I had to choose a favourite at this particular moment in time it would be the wolf brooch - with the patterned border and oval shape it's almost like a two dimensional, modern take on a cameo brooch.