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

Sunday, 8 December 2019

12 Days of Folksy Day 8 ~ All the Trimmings

I don't wrap many gifts but when I do I like to keep All the Trimmings simple and eco friendly, plain brown paper, string, ribbon or a bit of lace from my sewing stash and cute little cones from my garden. The greenery, I pick last minute from a evergreen shrub so it's nice and fresh.

Cones on the tree in Summer

 Cones on the tree in Winter

Happy Wrapping Everyone

Jan x

Saturday, 7 December 2019

12 Days of Folksy Day 7 ~ Star of Wonder

Crochet is not my thing, I love it but can't do it. I have tried to learn in the past but keep on messing up, maybe it's time to try again because I'm in wonder at the ability to take a little hook, some wool and turn it into something wonderful. So for Day 7 of the Folksy Challenge I choose these Stars.

All these can be found on

The individual shop links are:-

Miss Jennie
The Crafting Cow
Whichcraft Designs
Cornish Creations UK

I hope you like them as much as I do.

Jan x

Friday, 6 December 2019

12 Days of Folksy ~ Day 6 Secret Santa

I've just come across this wonderful shop on  called Cocoapod Chocolate it's full of yummy chocolate that can be personalised with a name or message.
As todays prompt for the 12 days of Folksy is Secret Santa, this fits in really well...

For those who want a Secret Santa

       A gift of Chocolate for those who want a Merry Xmas

And even for those who are a bit Bah Humbug but still love chocolate

You can find the shop here >> Cocoapod Chocolate

Jan x