In a occassional series I’d like to show you some items I’ve bought from crafters and makers outside of Scotland.
Every month I like to treat myself if money permits and what better than buying something I know has been made with time, patience and of course lot of love.
When I found this site I immediately had to buy one. The package came in the beautiful but curious Japanese style of packaging called Furoshiki
And then I opened it to find a tiny, ceramic, cat pincushion. I picked a green/cream cat with hand felted tummy which comes on a hemp cord that you can wear round your neck. He’s only a couple of inches long but so perfect.
Buttercup Boutique http://www.folksy.com/shops/buttercupboutique
I know I make brooches but when I stumbled across this on Folksy I couldn’t resist.
It is so pretty and the detail is amazing. I love the different textures and stitching/beading as well as the colours.
Aeris Designs http://www.folksy.com/shops/Aeris
I needed some earrings (you know how it is girls) to go with a necklace I have and flicked through Folksy until I found these long lovelies.
They are very delicate and the honeycomb style beadwork is lovely. I enjoy beading but not sure I’ve got the patience to actually do this.
Karen Ruane http://www.etsy.com/shop/contemporarystitches
I’ve mentioned Karen’s work before and now I’m pleased to say I know own some. I bought a small cushion which I know I’ll never use but keep out the sunlight and enjoy looking at.
The skill that goes into her work is astounding and is only something I can dream about.
And while I was buying this I saw some fun puffs Karen had made. They are only about a centimetre in circumference and covered in french knots. I’m not sure how I’ll use them but when I do I’ll let you know.