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Isle of Bute, West Coast of Scotland, United Kingdom
Too old to be a rock chick, so I'm the hippy hen! Womb cancer survivor and founder of Womb Cancer Support UK, a national cancer support and awareness organisation.

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Too good to keep to myself!!

Just wanted to share with you some of my favourite stores on Folksy! Its strange how most of the stores in "My Favourites" seem to be jewellery stores considering that I myself make jewellery! I usually impulse buy (don't we all!!) but if I want a specific colour of say earrings then I will often make myself a pair!!
Anyway, I'll try and showcase some of the other stores in "My Favourites" today - but may slip in the odd jewellery one!!!

The first store is a new one on Folksy, although the seller is well known through her own website and Etsy, where she usually sells her wonderful handmade glass beads!

http://www.folksy.com/shops/Rowanberrydesigns In this store she is selling some of her artwork and also, hopefully, some jewellery made with her own handmade beads!

http://www.folksy.com/shops/moodycowdesigns This is where you will find the lovely Trish and her handmade bags, purses and accessories!

http://www.folksy.com/shops/susiej This is a lovely store full of lots of lovely hand knitted items!

http://www.folksy.com/shops/DiomoGlass This shop makes me take a sharp intake of breath every time I go have a look as I love the items she makes with the glass!

http://www.folksy.com/shops/ImaginAsianClothing I bought some bags from here earlier in the year and they are real show stoppers!! Very well made!

http://www.folksy.com/shops/ElderberryArts and finally - well, I told you I can't resist pretty jewellery and the lovely Claire makes some really nice pieces. I bought a lovely pendant from her last week and asked her to make me a matching pair of earrings aswell! They arrived within 2 days and I was over the moon!

So there you go, a few of my favourite Folksy stores and I hope that you will add them to your favourites!
Take care!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

As many of you may know I have been raising funds for Macmillan this year as I was told at the end of 2009 that I had cancer. I started a store on Folksy http://www.folksy.com/shops/MacmillanFundraising selling jewellery and then some of the other wonderfull sellers on Folksy offered to sell items in their stores and donate the proceeds to Macmillan aswell!
I was totally overwhelmed by the level of support from people. I had parcels arriving in the post from people sending me beads and findings for me to make into jewellery, it was lovely.

Since then, I have made two £100 donations to
Macmillan; one to my local fundraising group here
on the island and the other the our local Macmillan
nurse who has a pallative care fund for those cancer
patients who have chosen to die at home.

So today, I just wanted to showcase some of the
wonderful people who have helped me, and are
still helping me, by selling items for Macmillan.

These lovely earings are by Blue Forest Jewellery
http://www.folksy.com/items/522569-Pink-Mookaite-earrings-for-Macmillan-Fundraising







A lovely lady called Sue, who is a whizz with the knitting needles,
originally made me a lovely hat to wear when my hair fell out due to the chemotherapy. She then made some of these cute little flowers that you can pin onto your coat, a hat, a scarf, anywhere!
http://www.folksy.com/items/453518-Flower-corsage-for-Macmillan-fund-raising















With Christmas around the corner, its time to start buying cards and the lovely Amy, who is a very talented artist, has made these cute cards that she is offering to Macmillan.
http://www.folksy.com/items/836585-Charity-Christmas-Cards-Pk-4-Naughty-Little-Ginger-Bread-People-



Another lovely maker of cards is Dottie Cards!
http://www.folksy.com/items/549305-Thank-you-card-or-any-occasion-


This card can be used for any occasion as she will alter the wording to suit.




Another lovely lady called Tracy made this stunning crystal suncatcher and donated the proceeds to Macmillan. http://www.folksy.com/items/522989-MacMillan-Fundraising-Suncatcher-Aqua-Teal-Crystal-Window-Hanging-?shop=yes








There have been lots of other people from Folksy that have helped me with this fundraising effort and I want to give as many of them as posible a quick mention!


http://www.folksy.com/shops/DesignedByFrances http://www.folksy.com/shops/ImaginAsianClothing http://www.folksy.com/shops/rubyanddig http://www.folksy.com/shops/moodycowdesigns http://www.folksy.com/shops/ElderberryArts

If I have forgotten anybody then I am very sorry! Give me a quick message on Folksy and I will gladly add your name to the roll call of wonderful Folksy folk!!!

Please support all these lovely people in the run up to Christmas!

Once again I thank you all.

Kaz xx

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Pretty in Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so today I have picked some items from Folksy stores that are donating some or all of the proceeds to related charities.

First off, I want to give a quick plug to this lovely charm bracelet that I have made and listed over on Ebay. All proceeds will be going to Breast Cancer Campaign.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dl%20ViewItem&item=250709414781&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT


Next is this cute cd/dvd case by "THINK PINK"
http://www./folksy.com/items/864469


Next is this pretty beaded bracelet "Made by Sami"











http://www.folksy.com/items/859325
This is a lovely bag charm by "Fairly Girly"


This is a lovely card by "Card Making Princess"


And this is another bag charm by "Macmillan Fundraising",
which is actually one of my other stores!!!





October 29th is "Wear it Pink" day for Breast Cancer Awareness so why not get involved and organise your own events! Check out this site for more details!

Be breast aware; spread the word; raise some money and have some fun!
Kaz xx

Friday, 8 October 2010

Autumn Leaves; they are a falling!

Well, I don't know what its like where you are - but its been pretty windy up here on the west coast of Scotland and there are leaves everywhere!

So I thought this week for Folksy Friday, I'd see what lovely golden leaves I could find for sale!




http://www.folksy.com/items/836065-Autumn-Terracotta-Rucksack-Backpack









http://www.folksy.com/items/831413-Acorns-Conkers-Charm-Bracelet















http://www.folksy.com/items/623609-Copper-and-Silver-Teardrop-Leaf-Earrings





















http://www.folksy.com/items/760037-Rust-n-Rose-Leaf-Comb














http://www.folksy.com/items/643466-Original-Mixed-Media-Re-cycled-Art-on-Canvas-September-



















http://www.folksy.com/items/654596-Firey-Leaves-Hand-Knitted-Crocheted-Handbag-with-Glass-Bead-Strap-






Well, I hope you like my little selection of autumnal goodies!
Until next time, xx