Folksy Friday

>> Friday, 27 August 2010

Hello lovely readers, I hope you've all had a good week.  I wasn't able to do a Folksy Friday last week - things have been hectic (as usual, but this time a little more hectic) with my daughter going off to my mum's for a week's hols and the rest of us driving up and down the length and width of the country hunting for the "perfect" horse trailer!  Anyway, here I am and here's my lovely Folksy Friday selection from six lovely sellers who have added Ellie's Treasures as one of the favourite shops - big thank you to you all.  As always, click on the photo to go straight to the relevant shop.

D'z Jewells by Donna Marie - darling little phone or zipper decorations, these dragonflys are made from swarovski crystal beads with silver plated wings.

Kath Heywood Designs - you can just feel how soft and cosy this mohair scarf is going to be - perfect for the coming cooler months.

Diggi Woodturning - absolutely gorgeous and lovingly hand crafted wooden gifts.

Socklings - these fun stuffed sock animals would make fabulous gifts - each one certainly is a one of a kind.

Once Upon a Time in the North - with a wonderful shop like this, it's no surprise to find wonderful, individual goodies for sale - take a peek at this bright and cheerful shop.

Heart in a Box - these lovely heart shaped plaques are personalised with announcements and sentiments.

D'z Jewells by Donna Marie Kath Heywood Designs

Diggi Woodturning Socklings

Once Upon a Time in the North Heart in a Box


Been busy on the sewing front ...

>> Wednesday, 18 August 2010

and made a cute little pussy cat brooch as a small gift for my sister.  It took everything I had not to keep this one, I think the purple is spot on and shows off the ginger furry body just perfectly.  I've just bought another couple of cat face buttons so will be making a some for the shop in due course.

Ellie's Treasures

I've also had a rummage in my materials bag, buttons and ribbons box and made a new keepsake, Patchy Pockets, fabric wallet.  I love making these as each one is unique and the finished product always puts a satisfied smile on my face.

Feedback from recent Patchy sales have been great - it's always lovely to know my items have made someone happy:

"Thank you so much! The item is GORGEOUS and arrived beautifully and safely packaged 2 days after ordering ~ you are fantastic! x"

"So cute, thank you! Perfect for keeping little pictures of my kids and other bits and bobs."

These little wallets are fabulous for keeping so many small things in one place.  Photos, notes, plasters, headache tablets, phone numbers, sewing items, memories from special occasions - the list is endless.

Here's my latest one, now available to buy at Ellie's Treasures:

Ellie's Treasures

Ellie's Treasures


Folksy Friday

>> Friday, 13 August 2010

Six more fabulous shops from Folksy.  Big thanks to you all for adding Ellie's Treasures to your favourites.  This week we have:

Jings Things - I love this "London Town" bangle made from ribbon and resin.  Brilliant idea.

Cat on a Bead Mat Handmade Jewellery - as I love animals I picked this beautiful hand drawn cat keyring - he's got the perfect pussy cat look!

Nanny May Jewellery - I like things that are a little bit different and quirky so this brooch really caught my eye.

Pipistrelle - crocheted using 100% natural fibre, this handbag is my current favourite in it's pretty shades of pink and green.

Eleganza - a stunning hand-crafted necklace made with turquoise, brown obsidian, blue tiger eye and swarovski crystals.

Paulaz Jewelz - these memory wire and bead rings are gorgeous.

Jings Things Cat On A Bead Mat Handmade Jewellery

Nanny May Jewellery Pipestrelle

Eleganza Paulaz Jewelz


A new look for Ellie's Treasures

>> Thursday, 12 August 2010

Ellie's Treasures
I have been talking about getting a new look for my shop for quite some time and finally it's here.  Actually, you may well have noticed the new look on here and my shop from a couple of weeks, but I'm writing about it now because all my communication links, Facebook, Twitter, blog and of course Ellie's Treasures at Folksy have finally be updated.

My original look was smart, but dark and I was amazed at how fresh paler colours seem, giving my shop a totally different appearance.  With it's creamy background, hand-drawn and painted little cottage scene (I love hearts, so the pic had to be nestled inside one) - the new look is simple and very personal.

With the help from the two children, I gingerly worked my way around Paint Shop Pro to trim and neaten up my picture, use colour, choose a font and add writing.  I'm getting there, just a bit slowly!

My grab button to the side of my blog post has now been updated if anyone would like to update a previous Ellie's Treasures button they have on their blogs or websites.  Other readers - please feel free to grab the new button!


Folksy Friday

>> Friday, 6 August 2010

This week's Folksy Friday picks are chosen from my next set of lovely shops who have added Ellie's Treasures to their favourites list.  I've chosen 8 this week ....  As always, click on the photo to go directly to the shop.

Celtic Angel - a very pretty necklace with jade green chips, flowers, beads, a unicorn and heart.

gemmipop designs - this hand-knitted orange and pink flower brooch would look very summery on accessories and clothing.

Polka Dots and Posies - personalised PE/drawstring bag made from cheerful Cath Kidson material - ideal for school.

Tiny Gems Jewellery - pretty necklace made with a selection of beads in natural colours - great for Autumn.

Made With Love X - who wouldn't want one of these fabulous flower keyrings.

Buttons and Beads Gifts - made from varnished Polymer Clay, this dragonfly keyring has a cut out heart and is simple, but beautiful.

Silk and Art - these calming, mandala greetings cards are all original paintings by Fiona Stolze.

Miss Match - handmade from Polymer clay, this kokeshi doll necklace is really cute.
Celtic Angel gemmipop designs

Polka Dots and Posies Tiny Gems Jewellery

Made With Love X Buttons and Beads

Silk & Art Miss Match


I've been featured ...

>> Thursday, 5 August 2010

The lovely Dawn has very kindly featured Ellie's Treasures on The Crafty Blog.  Go take a peek as there's blog posts from many other folk who enjoy making wonderful goodies for themselves, others or to sell.

It seems Dawn's favourite item available to buy from my shop is the little curled up pussy cat brooch - good choice I think!  I've just started making one for my sister as a little extra gift for her birthday next week.

Ellie's Treasures

Would like to thank all the lovely people who have offered me a Sunshine Blog Award, I'm really touched and have displayed the award on my Our Day blog page. Elaine x

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