Thursday, 13 May 2010

Tulip mania

Highly prized in the 17th century by the Dutch, the tulip gained a remarkable following leading to tulip mania. Tulips became a status symbol and sold for vast prices. Undeniably beautiful I took this photo this week of tulips growing. I love the strong bold image and this has inspired my folksy picks this week. Click on each pic to take you to the folksy shop.

dick and franny hannah madden
sparrow primitives edith ceramics
clair loves dinky daisy

Friday, 7 May 2010

Multicolour Folksy Friday

With the Guild exhibitions coming up soon, one aspect that puts craft shows in a different light is the demonstration table. At both the Blickling Hall and Blakeney Craft events you can usually see a designer maker working on their craft and giving an insight into their working practise. At Blakeney last year I had a piece of silk stretched on a frame which I had freely outlined with small flowers. The idea was that visitors to the table could have a go and paint a flower, and many did! I like to think that I might have encouraged some to take up the craft. Here's the result of that day... my folksy friday picks are multicolour florals, very uplifting. Click on the pic to take you to each shop.
the linen cat mollimoo
once upon a charm lou peajeux
leanne woods designs same same but different