Monday, 24 May 2010

B is for...

Happy Folksy Friday once again!

In keeping with my alphabet theme, this week's letter 'B' gives me the perfect opportunity to show off perhaps THE best streetname I have found so far. Yes, that's right, please welcome BATMAN Street.

When Mr O and I arrived in Melbourne back in August 2008, the whole 'streetnames on cards' idea was a fresh concept, it being born mere weeks before whilst travelling up the east coast of Australia. I've mentioned before about the sheer volume of names to be found on signs in Melbourne, but I never thought we'd be lucky enough to visit Batman Street. It may help you to garner enthusiasm and understanding to explain that for some time now, Mr O is of the belief that he is, in fact, Batman. This is thanks to a 'dream' he had...I humour him, what more can I do? for us to visit this place, nay, this shrine was quite a find.

And here it is, for you all to see... along with:

This week we've all gone from Brrrrr to Boiling thanks to summer finally arriving. I also finally got around to doing a major update of the website and am proud to say that all the streetnames I've acquired so far are now online and available to purchase, just click here (can take a few seconds to load). Or to purchase from Folksy, please click here.

And as for my favourite Folksy Friday finds this week, I think I've found some Brilliant Belters...

Brooch by Pants and Paper - here's just one of a fab selection

The Beat-owls Greetings Card by Konnie Kapow!

Bunting - Flower Garden by Hollie Lollie

Batik Paper by I Love Red

Have Brilliant weekends! Next week, the letter 'C' (I'm still trying for that spot on Sesame Street...)

Jen x

Friday, 21 May 2010

A is for... A Folksy Friday blog post!

It's disgraceful how long it's been since I last posted on the blog. Do not fear however, as I have a cunning plan - I will be teaming up the alphabet and Folksy Friday to keep me on track and post a new blog EVERY WEEK. Well, at least for the next 26 weeks! I haven't had chance to take part in the wonderful world of Folksy Friday thanks to the busy-ness that is the day job. Which is why this post has been in the pipeline for the past few days and now I can finally post it, it being Friday and all...

So, with my alphabet theme I'll be keeping you up-to-date with which collages are a-happening and which streetnames are now on The List. Starting with 'A' this week, I'll also be delving into the various Folksy shops to show you some of my favourite items. If I try harder, they might give me a spot on Sesame Street...

So, here we go - A is for...

All available now on

And here are a few of my Folksy Friday Favourites beginning with the letter 'A'...(click on an image to see more)

Apple of my Eye handcut card by Quite Contrary Crafts

Alphabet Soap by Lucy Loves... (I have a bar of this at home and it's fab!)

Alice in Wonderland Gift Tags by Crafty Pagan Designs

Angel Wing necklace by Nanuk Jewellery

Next week, yep, you guessed it! - B is for...

Jen x