Sunday, 20 October 2013

The Pumpkin Patch continued....


I've just finished the second week end of my Pumpkin Patch Craft Fair and if you remember, last week I put in a request for a dry week end and I can report that Saturday was a lovely sunny, mild day, it stayed dry except for one very short spell of rain. Sunday was another matter, started wet, then dried and brightened up, ended wet, but we still had a good day.

The craft area was in a large marque......

The Pumpkin Patch

Let me introduce you to some of the other stalls.........

The Hungry Hippie, what a great name and so much more than just sewing.... 

Hungry Hippie Bunting, Doorstops, Pumpkins & more...

A great selection from Laura, check her out at Creative Ideas blogspot

Laura & her Creative Ideas

The lovely Annette and her donkeys from Gate and West Donkeys.co.uk
Annette, Wayne & William





A few of my bits..... 
 
Witches, Sculls & Pumpkins

The wonderful Adam Strange, Magician & Balloonist, if ever you need an entertainer for a party then this is the guy to call...

Magic with Balloons

Handmade Indoor & Outdoor Ceramics by Embar Pottery

Vases, Pumpkins and a Ghostie

I also had a visit from a fellow blogger, it was lovely to meet the writer of Knit 'n' Run 4 Sanity, she regularly takes part in the Handmade Monday Blog Hop.

To finish off here are the last couple of pictures of the Pumpkin Event  


Pumpkin Patch Wreath Display

Inside the Marque

Bye for now

Jan x

Sunday, 13 October 2013

The Pumpkin Patch Craft Fair

As some of you may know, every year in October I take part in a local Pumpkin Patch Week End Craft Fair, (check out the link to the 1st one I attended), this year I'm attending 2 week ends, this being my first one. It is held in a large marque in a huge field.  It was extremely wet and muddy and not as many visitors as there usually are but it was great to see friends and the other regular stall holders, some of whom I only see at this yearly event. It was also great to meet new faces and new stalls.  
This year I decided to have a carved pumpkin as a decoration for my table, here is the one I chose


My Perfect Pumpkin

 No traditional Jack 'O' Lantern for me........

Pumpkin Carving

I carved a Fairy Door and swirly grass, (and a couple of toadstools around the other side).....

Carving a Fairy Door in a Pumpkin


I'm going to pop over and visit Handmade Harbours linky party so I'll leave you with a newly painted House with a Halloween theme...

A Halloween House


I've put in a request for dry week, I'd especially love a dry couple of days at the week end of my next Pumpkin Fair, so fingers crossed..... I'll report more next week so for now I'm wishing you all a great week..


Jan x

Monday, 7 October 2013

Pumpkins & Toadstools on Fairy Doors

What a lovely sunny weekend we've just had, well it was sunny in Suffolk, I hope it was sunny for you too.

It's the time of year for chilly nights and bright days, the last of the flowers in the garden are hanging on and there is an abundance of mushrooms growing in the fields and gardens.

This week I've started painting mushrooms and toadstools on lots of new doors for my Pumpkin Patch Week End Fair....

Fairy Doors for the Pumpkin Fair

These Fairy Doors are a Work In Progress, I've still got a few last touches to do and they need to be glitterfied, (I know that is not a real word but it should be).
I thought I'd finish with a few pics I took this week, for no other reason than I like them. I've put a new picture for my header too!

 
A peep into Fairy Land 
 

Purple Aster



A pretty White Flower

I've linked this post to Handmade Harbour, do pop over and have a lookee at what everyone else has been up to.


Jan x



Thursday, 3 October 2013

How to put photo's on the Folksy Forum?

I have a Folksy Shop and I used to find it really difficult to put a photo from my shop onto the forum, lots of other people have problems with this too. There have been posts written about it but it always sound so complicated, hopefully, one day, the process will be improved and we won't have to deal with all the palaver of 'codes' and copying not only the shop url but also the chosen picture url. I'm going to try and explain how I do it..... wish me luck. I've used highlights to make it easier to see where I'm talking about.


1. Firstly this is the code you need to use...

<a href="http://folksy.com/shops/myshop"><img height="200" src="http://image.code.JPG"></a>

This code has 3 sets of speech marks with 'instructions' inside each set..... 

<a href="http://folksy.com/shops/myshop"><img height="200" src="http://image.code.JPG"></a>

Set 1 - Your shop URL
Set 2 - The size of the photo
Set 3 - Your picture URL

 Put the code into the 'Reply to Topic' box on the Folksy Forum



2. Replace where it says myshop with your own shop name, so mine will be

<a href="http://folksy.com/shops/handcraftedbypicto"><img height="200" src="http://image.code.JPG"></a>


3. Next you need to choose the image from your shop

Go to the image you want. right click and choose 'copy image location'

Click on Copy Image Location


The following is the the type of code you will get for this an image, the code is different for each picture

http://images.folksy.com/aXRlbXMvMjQ4MTg1LzIwMTMwOTMwLzk1NjE3NTgxNjIx-N/main



4. then paste the code into the RED section so it looks like this..

<a href="http://folksy.com/shops/handcraftedbypicto"><img height="200" src="http://images.folksy.com/aXRlbXMvMjQ4MTg1LzIwMTMwOTMwLzk1NjE3NTgxNjIx-N/main"></a>
It's important to paste inside the speech marks “ “ and make sure you don't remove them or leave a space.


The code in the 'Reply to Topic' box on the Forum


Hit the 'Save Reply' Button and your photo will then be on the forum.

 
My photo on the Forum
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5. You can decide how big you want your photo to look on the forum by changing the 200 in the code to either 300 or even 400 so if you decide you want a bigger picture go to 'edit post', change the 200 to 300 then click 'Save Reply'

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I keep a copy of the code as it's written out in number 2 in 'My Documents' that way I just copy and paste from there to the forum and I just have to add the image code. I find this is easier for me as I always have 'Word' open anyway and I have 2 tabs open, one for my shop and one for the forum.

And did you know???
You can use the same code to put pics on the Folksy Forum from your blog by putting your blog URL between the first lot of speech marks and the image URL between the third set of speech marks. 

I hope this makes sense to you, let me know if you have any questions and I'll try and help in any way I can. 


Jan X