Folksy Friday #31


There's only 8 weeks left until little Beans due date, time is flying by so quickly now and we are seriously trying to get organised...not prepared, I honestly don't know if we'll ever fully be prepared!!! :/

Its such an exciting time but Im a bundle of nerves too.  Im getting less and less sleep as I get bigger and just lie there thinking about what still needs to be sorted.  Ive been getting up a stupid o'clock just to clear the fridge out or brush the floor, I search for things that need to be cleaned... I just hope this isnt a sign that Bean is gonna put in an early show as I still have 3 weeks of work to go!!

as always pinks the link

 Nature is Precious - Come Day Go Day

 Elm 'Nest' Bowl - Eastfield Design

Chalk Turquoise Wire Wrapped Ring - Gimme That Thing

 Bird House Needlecase - Linen Tree

 The Nest Best Thing - Pea Pod Jewellery

 Needle Felted Nest Bowl - That Fuzzy Feeling

and the winner is....

Thank you to everyone for taking part in this 1st Anniversary Giveaway and for all your comments and best wishes, its been a great first year with Folksy and long may it continue :)

I used a Random Number Generator to choose the here goes!

Drum roll please...

Winner = Oddsox a.k.a The Sock Garden
Congratulations!!!!  :D

Folksy Friday #30

Help for Japan

This week I have decided to feature Folksy shops donating all or a percentage of their sales to the Japanese Earthquake & Tsunami Appeal.

As always pinks the link!

Need a hug card *ALL PROCEEDS TO JAPAN APPEAL* - Accidental Vix


*JAPAN EMERGENCY RELIEF* Beach Hut Keyring / Charm - Bubble Bay

HELP JAPAN Brown Bunny 8 x 8" Print - Cassia Beck

Japan Disaster Relief - Kokeshi Keyring in Felt - Felt Like Stitchin


HELP JAPAN Set of Nine 4x4" Prints (Your Choice) - Lola's Room

JAPAN EARTHQUAKE RELIEF  Felt Strawberry Pincushion - Sweet Cute Handmade

FADGE (Irish Potato Bread)

No traditional Ulster Fry is complete without this delicious little thing. Fadge is also known as a potato “farl” from the Gaelic word “fardel” meaning “four parts”... it's also a great way to use up your left over mashed potato!!


  • 1 lb freshly cooked potato
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter (margarine)
  • 3/4-1 cup flour  


Mash the potatoes (make sure there are no lumps)

 Sprinkle with salt and drizzle with the butter.

Knead in enough flour to make a pliable dough (usually 3/4 cup is enough)

Roll out to about 1/2" thick and cut into quarters.

Heat a non stick skillet and brown on each side 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with butter.
  Happy St. Patrick's Day!

1st Folksy Birthday Giveaway

The 19th of March marks my First Folksy Anniversary 
and so to celebrate a great first year selling on the site,
Ive decided to hold a Blog Giveaway.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this full set of
4 Upcycled Domino Fridge Magnets is
Follow my Blog and leave a comment on this post. 

All entries will be put into a draw which will take place next Sunday (20th March)
it couldn't be simpler :)

Good Luck!!

:: Prize :: 
Set of 4 Domino Fridge Magnets measuring 5cm x 2cm each.
Decoupaged with various Keep Calm images
1. Get Excited & Make Things
2. Keep Calm & Spend More
3. Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining
4. Keep Calm & Bake Cakes. 

Folksy Friday #29

As the garden is beginning to show signs of life and the evenings are stretching, I feel theres a sense of magic in the air.  Theres a little spot at the bottom of our garden that has a woodland feel to it, its sheltered by the trees and backed with a wall of ivy... 
perfect environment for the fairies.

Ive browsed Folksy and found a small collection of items to reflect my theme,
hope you likey :)

(pinks the link)

Fairies at the bottom of the garden - Annamai Jewellery Designs

Enchanting Sparkly Little Fairy Door - Fairy Sparkles

 Garden Fairy Planter - Little Brick House

Green Glass Fairy Lights - Red Brick Glass

Spiral Sculptural Lamp - Sarah Dare Ceramics

Garden Hue - tuttTutt

Long Leather & Lace Necklace - Gracie's Garden Bazaar