fabulous friday follies – 2

This weeks friday follies…

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Songbead – Rebecca Anderson

Rebecca has been playing with beads since her grandma gave her her bead box to play with when she was tiny, and comes from a long line of female creatives. Originally from Edinburgh, Rebecca now designs and crafts her jewellery in her Studio in Belfast. She is entranced by light, colour, words and all things handmade, and you can find her gorgeous follies here.

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Annaboos House Collage

Annabooshouse – Sarah Garrod

Sarah started to crochet after re-locating to Sussex and giving up her career as a teacher. Originally she took up the craft to learn a new skill, but soon found herself adapting patterns and it wasn’t long before she designed her first item. The rest is history as they say, and we have been enjoying Sarah’s patterns ever since. At present she is busy writing a crochet book for beginners which will be published in 2015, until you can lay your hands on that you can find her designs here.

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maRRose – Marianne Dekkers-Roos

Marianne has loved being creative, from when she was a child. Her first piece of crochet was a poncho when she was 9 years old, and she vividly remembers feeling ever so proud!
After her professional career as a management assistant, she revamped her long lost creative side and has discovered that this is where her true passion lies. Marianne has a truly gifted eye for putting colours and textures together, creating fresh looking items with a little twist. To see more of Marianne’s work, visit her here.

How do you like my follies this week? Are you tempted? Go on investigate, you know you want to…

Have a lovely weekend!

X.

fabulous friday follies – 1

Biljana Kovale Wrap - purchase in her Etsy shop

Biljana Kovale Wrap – purchase from her Etsy Shop

Biljana Kovale Necklace - purchase from her Etsy Shop

Biljana Kovale Necklace – purchase from her Etsy Shop

Have you seen the amazing designs by Biljana Kovale on Etsy? Biljana is from Serbia and her eye for colour, combined with her unique style is awe-inspiring. Go and check out her shop here

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I am totally in love with this yarn…it’s called Stone Washed by Scheepjeswol, a fabulous Dutch yarn brand finally available in the UK at online retailer Deramores. This is a great yarn for many projects, but I think it is absolutely perfect for blankets. The yarn is super soft, comes in eight beautiful shades, and is a total pleasure to work with.

Tote Bag by Die Elberbsen - purchase from Dewanda Shop

Die Elberbsen Tote Bag – purchase from their Dewanda Shop

Die Elberbsen fabulous Purse - purchase from Dewanda Shop

Die Elberbsen Purse – purchase from their Dewanda Shop

I don’t know about you, but I am a real lover of items made from fabulous fabrics. I admire designers who have an eye for amazing colour and pattern combinations. A couple of weeks ago I came across just one of those talented designers when browsing online market place Dawanda.

Tanja from near Hamburg in Germany, originally a Graphic Designer and Illustrator, and now working as a freelance Textile & Print Designer, started label ‘Die Elberbsen’ in 2008. Her distinctive style using an eclectic mix of pattern and colour has made her a firm favourite of mine already. As well as selling ready made items you can also purchase the patterns to make yourself. Go and visit her here.

Friday Finds is the second of my new weekly posts, and I am really getting into the regularity of it all. I had never thought of planning my blog posts before, but the knowledge of what I am going to do when is comforting and stops me from having panicky days of thinking what to write about next.

I hope you will enjoy this ‘new me’ too!

Have a lovely weekend all.

X.

NB: None of the above products were sponsored in any way.