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!

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Friday, 24 June 2011

Cornish Treats

Counting down to holidays here in Scotland....kids break-up from school on the 1st July, I've an arts market in Edinburgh on the 2nd (Out of the Blue, Drill Hall if anyone is nearby!) and then we're off and away. 10 days camping in Cornwall - bit risky I know (weather-wise) and possibly a little uncomfotable (but we have purchased new double inflatable mattresses for everyone - so here's hoping!) and maybe a little lacking home comforts (but hey! I can live without telly if there's a pack of cards to hand!)and the best bit is.....the dog can come too!- (you have no idea the emotional rollercoaster I embark upon if I have to leave my Lucy behind!). So...today's Folksy Friday is a small selection of Cornish and Cornwall related goodies I have found in Folksy shops this week.

This gorgeous work by Cornish artist and maker Kirsty Elson has surely whet my appetite for the beautiful cornish coast. And Kirsty now has her wonderful collage work for sale as greeting cards too!

This super cute jug with bobbing boats, turquoise sea and silver slivers of sun are a perfect evocation of everything I am longing to find on holiday!Made by Julia Davey you can find it in her glorious ceramics shop at Folksy.

Cornwall is not all about the seaside however, as this exquisite woooden bowl by Trenithick Crafts proves. Made from a lovey chunk (I'm certain that's not the correct wood-turner term!) of ash it's the perfect size to be both practical and gorgeous!

Even in Cornwall little ones might need a woolly bonnet for chillier days. Cornwall is full of 'the little people' I believe, so it would seem fitting to choose this adorable crocheted pixie hat to keep little heads warm! I love the plain creamy white wool selected by maker Mooncat Dream Designs and I think Britain has just found it next top supermodel too!

I can't resist a little subverting of tradition and this ring by Cutie Pies is just wonderful! I think as far as 'statement' pieces go this is a little gem!

My final Cornish treat has to be food related again - the wonderful Cornish tea, scones, jam and mmmmmm....clotted cream. Captured perfectly by the fantastically named Poochie Freak Photography and Hidden Cottage Cards this image makes a greeting card destined to cheer anyone up...except perhaps those on a diet - a moment on the lips a lifetime on the hips - but OMG!! It's SOOOO worth it!

1 comment:

  1. What a fab theme for a Folksy Friday (not that I'm biased!) Thank you for including my collage x