Thursday, 30 April 2020

NHS Nurses, Carers & Doctors Peg Dolls

I love painting peg dolls, I've painted Halloween, Christmas Angels, Elves, Lady bugs and Penguins....

Previous Peg Dolls

All my latest dolls are a homage to our wonderful healthcare workers.

A Nurse with a face mask and a watch pinned to her scrubs, she is standing on a wooden pedestal with a heart attached to a wire.

A group photo of Dr's, Nurses and carers.

Male Peg Dolls dressed in their scrubs

3 Female Peg Dolls in their scrubs.

All these are available in my Folksy Handcrafted by Picto Shop

I am able either replicate any that are sold or I can paint one in a different colour scrubs and hair colour. Just send me a message via my Folksy shop.

I hope you are all managing well at these difficult times
Take care and stay safe

Jan x

Friday, 24 April 2020

Folksy Friday ~ support for our NHS

This weeks Folksy Friday is a little shout out for our brilliant NHS and key workers, all the items I have chosen this week are based on our support for the NHS and key workers at this time.

I've listed the shop links rather than the item link so you can browse all the other great items in the shops.

Laura Lee Designs
Gifts Print 3D
molly designs
Handcrafted by Picto
Cosy Felt Creations
Michelle Corbin Designs

Stay safe

Jan x

Monday, 20 April 2020

A Shed for Dad, or Grandad, or anyone..

Hellooooooo, long time no see, it's not been a productive 2020 so far for me and not a lot of crafting or painting has been done. But, I'm hoping to change that and kick start my 'mojo'.

The Hubster has been working from home since the Pandemic Lockdown and has taken over my workspace with his computer set-up that he needs to use every day, but hey, that's not a problem, we all have to be flexible during these times and as we are having such good weather in the UK at the moment I've done done some of my work outside in the sunshine.

A couple of my latest pieces are these little garden sheds.....

Dad's Shed has painted birds, flowers and garden tools

Hiding under the window next to the soil heap is a cute little hedgehog.

Grandads Shed (below) has a green painted door, a couple of little dicky birds and another little hedgehog. You can see more pics of these over in my Folksy Shop

 Can you see the hedgehog under the windowledge? 

This is one of my garden visitors, not the best of photographs but I didn't want to disturb him/her too much, I have 3 that visit each night for a drink and a munch on cat food.

With all that's going on in the world I'm trying to keep myself busy and my mind occupied. I hope you are all doing well, Stay safe and take care.

 Jan xx


Thursday, 12 December 2019

12 Days of Folksy Day 12 ~ Believe

No matter where you are, what your beliefs are or who you're with I hope you all have a little bit of magic at this time of year.

Wishing you all a magical time

Jan x

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

12 Days of Folksy Day 11 ~ Winter Wonderland

It's day 11 of 12 Days of Folksy, today it's all about a Winter Wonderland, when I think of a Winter Wonderland I think of Perry Como singing and beautiful snow scenes. I'm not a big fan of snow, I'm more a hot chocolate in front of  a roaring fire while watching the snow fall from the comfort of a warm room.

But I must admit that it looks ever so pretty, so when we do get snow, (which isn't every year) I like to wrap up in a gazillion layers and pop out with my camera. 

These pics were taken a few years ago, all within 10 minutes walk from my house, I'm so lucky to live in a such a beautiful area.

Here's a bit of Perry Como singing Winter Wonderland, of all the singers who sing this song I love him the best, some artists sing this quite slow but good ol' Perry is quite upbeat, have a listen....

 I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Jan x 

Monday, 9 December 2019

12 Days of Folksy Day 10 ~ Twinkle

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

 "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" is a popular English lullaby. The lyrics are from an early-19th-century English poem by Jane Taylor, The Star. The poem, which is in couplet form, was first published in 1806 in Rhymes for the Nursery, a collection of poems by Jane Taylor and her sister Ann.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

When the blazing sun is gone,
When he nothing shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, all the night.

Then the traveller in the dark,
Thanks you for your tiny spark,
He could not see which way to go,
If you did not twinkle so.

In the dark blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
‘Till the sun is in the sky.

As your bright and tiny spark,
Lights the traveller in the dark,–
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star.

Jan x

12 Days of Folksy Day 9 ~ Nutcracker

Todays prompt for the 12 Days of Folksy is Nutcracker
My first thought was the wonderful book by  E.T.A. Hoffmann, the Ballet and the Sugarplum Fairy but I put Nutcracker into the Folksy search bar and these three wooden items for the home caught my eye.

links for the shops are:-

A simple contemporary design by ~ Bluebell Woodturning

A timeless bowl and Nutcracker design by ~ Woodturned Concepts

A beautiful rolling pin depicting The Nutcracker by ~  Boon Homeware

Jan  x