Thursday, 18 November 2010

Z is for...Zzzzzz on a Folksy Friday

That's it! All done! My 26-week (not counting that week around U-time that I failed to post a blog, shame on me) journey through Folksy with the aid of the alphabet is finished. Slightly disappointed that Sesame Street didn't call to offer me some sort of hosting/guest spot, but hey ho, their loss!

What theme to do now? Numbers? (Crikey! That could be endless...) Months of the year? Days of the week? Or perhaps I could get some Zzzzzzs...

It is slightly fitting that I'm at the end of the alphabet, as next weekend will see me attend my last craft fair for a while. I did intend on booking more in the New Year, but decided that as my wedding photography diary is filling up nicely for 2011 (and partly for 2012 as well! Exciting!), I thought it was perhaps time to focus my attention on the photo side of Jen Owens Images instead of the collage side for a while. Do not fear though! As my prints are available to purchase at the wonderful Curiouser & Curiouser on Broughton Street in Edinburgh and you can always check out my website to see collages online.

So, if you are free next weekend, I'll be at the Assembly Rooms (on George Street, Edinburgh) Craft Fair from 10-5.30 on Saturday and Sunday. Come buy some Christmas gifts!!

And that's not all! Here be my final alphabet-themed Folksy finds beginning with Z (sniff...)

Zip Pink Flower Brooch by Rachel's Special Lil Bits

Zoo Animal Finger Puppets (how cute?!) by With Hugs and Kisses

Happy Friday :)

Jen x

Friday, 12 November 2010

Y is for...Yep! It's Folksy Friday

Here we are at the penultimate week of my all things A-Z and Folksy-related and, having sat down to write this blog, it's only just struck me how positive the letter 'Y' is. Yippee! Yes! Yehaa! Not to mention Yellow, which has brightened up my day (see Yellow Mellow print by Pink Burlesque, below) and added some warmth to the afternoon. So what if it snowed for the first time this winter in Edinburgh today (just briefly, but it counts)? So what if it's dark at 4pm and the wind is swirling through us all with an icy chill? So what if our hats and gloves and scarves and extra socks and tights under jeans and hot water bottles have been unpacked from above the wardrobes?...It's 'Y' week! Yippee again!

I've found a fantastic collection of Y-themed Folksy goods...

Yellow Purse by Binky & Billy

Yoda Star Wars cuff links by Pink Burlesque

Yellow Mellow print by Nezumi

Next week is the last of my alphabet Folksy journey (sniff), see y'all then :)

Jen x

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

X is for... XXX on a Folksy Friday

I knew this would happen. 24 weeks ago when I set off on my alphabet-themed Folksy Friday blogpost quest, I thought "Crikey! X is going to be a tough one when I get to it, but I've got aaaaages!"... did I prepare? No. Did I spend the last week trying to find some X-words to better describe the past few days? No.

So, in a last-ditch attempt to somehow relate this blog post to all things 'X' I'm going to totally cheat. Yep, you guessed it: X is for xxx-ing: kissing!!

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of shooting the engagement photos for Alana & Peter, photos in which they are kissing *grabs at straws*...

I can't wait to shoot their wedding in Belfast next year. Not because it'll be my first wedding outside Scotland, but because they're one of those couples who you just know are going to have a fantastic day. I guarantee you now that it will be packed full of fun, laughter and some fab photo opportunities! You heard it here first.

My X-themed Folksy find this week...

X MEN Meercat Cyclops by NiftyKnits (pure genius)

X for X-Ray Brooch by Kates Makes

Happy Friday everyone!

Jen x

Thursday, 28 October 2010

W is for...Weddings on a Folksy Friday!

How apt that this Friday is my 'W' week! FINALLY I get a whole blog post to commit to weddings, my favourite subject! It's only right that I use this Friday's blog post to tell you about my weekend, which was spent, not surprisingly, at a wedding - shooting pics of the lovely Colin and Dina as they took their vows at St Cuthbert's Parish Church, followed by a reception at the one and only Edinburgh Castle.

I knew the day was going to be good when I arrived at Dina's flat, her hair in curlers, a big grin on her face, and I was asked to take my shoes off...I've never really thought about it before, but having your shoes off and wandering around a home you've not been to before is perhaps the most relaxing thing you could do. I immediately felt welcomed, comfortable and part of the day. As the lovely Karen Blaney busied herself with Dina's gorgeous hair-do ( and the florists carefully delivered the stunning flowers, we were serenaded by Dina's father, a professional jazz pianist, as he practised away on the piano in the living room.

Congratulations to Colin and Dina. Their autumnal wedding, despite being somewhat chilly (!), was such a happy occasion and one that I was thrilled to be a part of :)

My Folksy finds this week are, of course, 'W' themed!

Wedding stationery by the fab Konnie Kapow! (She made Colin & Dina's wedding stationery!)

Wonderful watercolour portrait by Ella Masters Art & Illustrations

Wool Cushion by Selvage

Wild Flower 8x8 print by Natalie French Photography

Happy Friday!
Jen x

Friday, 22 October 2010

V is for...Very happy it's Folksy Friday!

What a week I'm in the midst of!

The past few days have found me shooting a set of engagement photos for the lovely Colin and Dina in amongst all the gorgeous autumn leaves and light, update my website to a point where I'm (finally!) happy with it, take two more wedding bookings for next year (BIG yay!) and prepare myself for a weekend of wedding photography wonderfulness! Phew!

Dina & Colin - Engagement shoot in Inverleith Park

Exciting times. Actually scrap that...we're on 'V' week afterall - VERY exciting times. Now if you could all pray for a sunny day tomorrow I'd appreciate it! Weddings in the rain ain't that fun to shoot!

My selection of V-themed Folksy finds this week...

Vital Spark Ale Soap by Lomond Soap

Vintage Tartan Handbag by Not Just Handbags

V Dub greetings card by Jimmy Photo

Unlike last week, I have streetname cards to show you!...

Happy Friday!
Jen x