Friday, 28 April 2017

Sculls and Skeletons for Folksy Friday

It's 

Friday

This week I've chosen to show you some sculls and skeletons that can be found on Folksy...
the great online selling site.
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 Don't you just love this great gothic necklace by Sisters of the Craft Jewellery



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No table would be complete without a set of skeleton coasters,
these are by Willow Gifts Ceramics




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A lovely sugar scull cover to keep your coffee cozy by  The Sherbet Patch


 

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A waterproof bag is an ideal addition for a trip to the swimming pool, 



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 A wooden plaque for those who like their own space by Handcrafted by Picto


 

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That's it for this Folksy Friday, I'd love you to follow the links to the shops and show a little 💖


Jan x

Friday, 21 April 2017

The Queens Birthday


It is a royal tradition that Her Majesty celebrates the occasion twice every year – in April and June.
But although her actual birthday is April 21st her "official" birthday is not until the 2nd Saturday in June, this year it is on June 17 when the official Trooping the Colour celebration takes place.

Happy Birthday Ma'am

Queen Elizabeth 2nd

The tradition dates back to 1748 when George II with the idea to have a public celebration of the monarch's birthday and a parade.
Edward VII then made carried on with the annual parade when he took to the throne.
However, because his birthday was in November, it was decided the public birthday festivities should be in June when the weather is warmer.


Queen Elizabeth Aceo

Queen Elizabeth and Daisies

On her official birthday, Her Majesty is joined by other members of the Royal Family at the spectacular Trooping the Colour parade which moves between Buckingham Palace, The Mall and Horseguards’ Parade as well as a public appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

Details from  The Royals Website

Painting in My 'Handcrafted by Picto' Folksy Shop

Aceo in My 'Jan Ryan Art' Etsy Shop

This Post has been added to the  Sum of their Stories Handmade Link Up

Jan x





Saturday, 8 April 2017

Folksy Friday for Easter

Friday


As it's Easter this Folksy Friday is all about Bunnies, here are a few of my favorite Bunny finds.... 
 
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made with a variety of Cornish pebbles, sea glass, shells and driftwood by

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 A beautiful hand knitted bunny coat hanger by 

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These Sterling Silver bunny rabbit earring studs are so cute by

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A tiny white rabbit with a tinier little carrot by

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and my very own Bunny on a Base over at

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I'd love you to Bunny Hop on over to the above shops and send a little 💗 



Jan x

Friday, 31 March 2017

Folksy Friday, Spring is here.

Friday

Spring, a time of year for newness and pretty colours, for my Folksy Friday post this week I've chosen  things that make me think of Springtime.
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 The Birds in the garden need this lovely Spring Tree mosaic bird bath  by JoSara 

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Clothes blowing on the Washing Line, a New Baby Card by  Daisy Wings


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 This hand dyed aluminum cuff shows a promise of spring, 
a striking piece of jewellery by Claire Gent 
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A Beautiful Spring Blossom Print by  Fizz Studio


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 My own little Mouse with a Spring Flower at Handcrafted by Picto






 I hope you can pop over to each of the shops and show them some 💗



 Enjoy your Spring

Jan x

Sunday, 26 March 2017

A Wrist Rest for Keyboard and Mouse

I like to do my typing at my desktop computer but find that I need a wrist support, I had been using a hard plastic one that came with my keyboard but it wasn't that comfortable. Sooooo like most crafters I have a fabric stash and plenty of toy stuffing so I made one, I liked it so much I made more.

The first one I made was this spotty leopard, no wild cats were harmed in the making of this wrist rest, I found toweling was much the better option.

A Wildcat Keyboard Rest
 Or how about a cute purple Dachshund with floppy orange ears. He makes a great desktop pet too.

A cute wrist rest for comfort

 I then decided that a fish would be an ideal shape for laying on the desk, what do you think?

A fishermans helper
They all come with a matching mouse pad, this one is made of denim fabric with an appliqued fish.  

Wrist Support and Mouse Pad
I love my desktop pet, it not only  makes it comfortable to type but these sort of pets don't need feeding, are not demanding and look good keeping guard of my desk.

My Desktop Pet

Wrist Support Desktop Pets


 Happy typing....

Jan x

I'm popping over to Handmade Monday  over at Sum of their Stories, why not join me, there are lots of great crafting blogs to see. 

 

Monday, 20 March 2017

Cute Sock Kittens

My cute little sock kittens have been purring along nicely

Fluffy Bed Socks make cute Kittens

I choose pretty bed socks because they make lovely squidgy kitty's.



A trio of Cat Tails

A Pair of Kitty Trouble

I double hand stitch each Kitten and they are filled with squishy toy stuffing.



Cats galore
The eyes and nose are made of felt and securely stitched. Pretty ribbon finishes them off nicely.

You can check to see if any are left in my Folksy Shop
 


Best Wishes

Jan x 

as per usual you can contact me via any of my shops or facebook, you'll find the links top right.

This post is joined up to the Handmade Monday Link Up


Thursday, 9 March 2017

Giraffe Room Plaque

I love giraffes so when I was asked to make a couple of plaques for a little boys room it was such a pleasure.


 After choosing from a selection of sketches I made a start.













We decided on the colours for the
edging and the ribbon.












The remit was to have a tiny bee on each plaque and a painted rainbow on one and rainbow ribbon on the other.

I was really pleased with how they turned out, my lovely customer was too.

I'd also painted another Giraffe Plaque quite a few years ago, you can see it and the sketches by following this link..



That's it from me for now

Jan x

This week I'm joining in with Handmade Monday Linky Party Pop over and see who else is joining in.


If you'd like to commission a plaque or anything else you've seen on my blog you can always get in touch with me via my Facebook or one of my shops... links on the right.



Saturday, 4 February 2017

A Garden plaque with Pretty Flowers

I'm having a bit of a catch-up, I've been lagging on the blogging front but not on the making front.

A personalised plaque for Oma's Garden, this is an outdoor plaque and I love taking the photo's out in the garden, especially when there are pretty flowers about.

Pretty Flowers in Oma's Garden


Beads and Twine to hang the Plaque

I can do similar plaques on request, you can always contact me via one of my shops or facebook, links are on the right.

Happy gardening

Jan x