Welcome to the land of Clootielugs where squirrels, rabbits and their like rule the roost. I love to make and sew and find inspiration from many sources although nature in its many forms tends to be the thing that fires my imagination most often!

You can see and purchase many of my creations on Folksy:

Friday, 29 October 2010

I've missed a couple of weeks having been otherwise occupied with making tons and tons of stock for upcoming fairs and sales...that, and the school holidays and the corresponding chauffeur duties! Still, I'm here now and it is Friday once more. So what to do but.... FOLKSY FRIDAY!!
This week I've drawn inspiration for my chosen theme from my younger daughter. When she was very young (two, I think) she was quite upset one bedtime. I asked her what was wrong and she turned to me with teary eyes and said " I don't think I have any friends," I reassured her she had plenty of friends and named a few..but she was still very sad, so I asked her why she thought she had no friends and she replied "I think it must be because I'm so terribly tiny..."

Needless to say is a happy teenager these days with a buzzing social life..oh, and she's not so tiny anymore either!
So...this weeks FF is going to be centred around the theme of 'tiny' and in particular 'tiny boxes'..have a look and see what I've found...

this is adorable don't you agree? 'Icy' the miniature pony complete with accessories from Ellies Treasures

Alix Swan is a recent find of mine - her beautiful miniature books and stories are completely enchanting!

What a lovely unusual idea from Sepia Smiles! I can't think of a sweeter way of getting your message across!

I love this charming paper doll with her delicious wardrobe and WAG ambitions! From the immensely creative WonkyGiraffe

Isn't this wonderful? It really fires the imagination as to the origins of these teeny objects and the little case is just perfect! From comedaygoday

Grandma's Miniature Market is a wonderland of tiny produce and foodstuffs. Everything a dolly Michelin chef could ever need! And some lovely cakes too!

Friday, 1 October 2010

Welcome to another Folksy Friday. With the turn in the weather and onset here in Fife of much wind and rain I thought I'd pay homage to the great British weather with a selection of my favourite weather inspired creations to be found at Folksy, I hope you like them as much as I do...

I spotted this card which made me smile, it's maker, Champignon has found a positive approach to the wet stuff!..

I love this bag, made by Gingham Square,I think the image is really sweet and at 13" x 10" a really practical size too..

Dollyknits have so many gorgeous chunky knits it was challenging to pick just one to feature, in the end I've plumped for this cowl.I love the colour and just know how cosy it would be!

This stunning corsage from Mud Puppy (great name, don't you think?) would brighten any day...and after all, we can all be someone's sunshine regardless of the weather!

I love the work of HiddenEloise. I have chosen this particular print today because of the title; "The girl with the six button red coat who hated skiing". We may not all ski but we've all felt like this little soul at some time!

Lastly, have a look at seller "Come Rain or Shine" whose entire shop is devoted to weather! I think this piece seems very appropriate, as, in the words of Crowded House, the great British weather really can be (and often is) four seasons in one day!!