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Friday, 30 March 2012

Folksy Friday: Sheep


I love sheep. I don't know why, they just make me smile. So this week I bring you a selection of Folksy sheep. I didn't know if I'd find many sheep when I started looking, but I'm pleased to report that there are loads of lovely sheepy items :-) If you're also a sheep lover, you can buy any of these items by clicking on the picture.

PS. Have you entered my giveaway yet? No sheep I'm afraid, but there are some great goodies up for grabs. Click here to find out how to enter.

Happy birthday to ewe card
by Neelie Designs
Bookmark with sheep
Aileen Clarke Crafts

Sheep brooch
Sheep herd linoprint
Ping Prints
Wee sheep
Quernus Crafts
Sheep canvas shopping bag
FELTastic Accessories
Sheep knitting kit
Made By Ewe
Thank ewe card
Sheep Shape
Baa baa black sheep cushion
Audacious Textiles
Felt pincushion
Merry Berry and the Little Panda
Sheep watercolour drawing
Paintings and Portraits
Spring landscape embroidered brooch
Lynwood Crafts

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Don't forget...

... to enter my giveaway!

Click here to find out how.

And don't forget to leave a comment on the giveaway post to say you'd like to enter. Only 3 days to go until I draw a name out of the hat - if your name's not in you can't win!

Monday, 26 March 2012

Tutorial: How to feather the edges of tissue paper

I cannot remember who taught me how to do this, but it has been one of the most valuable crafting tips I've received, so I thought I would share it.

Rather than cutting handmade tissue paper into neat squares, you can tear it by hand to create a wonderful feathered edge. The slightly surprising, but very effective, tip is to first 'draw' with water the shape you want to tear out. You can use a paintbrush or just your finger. Don't get the paper too soggy, but use enough water to create a clear line.

Then simply pull the paper apart along the lines and it comes away with a feathered edge. And amazingly it doesn't tear anywhere other than the water lines you drew, so you don't have to worry about tearing it in a straight line. So easy, yet so effective.

I'm linking into handmade monday again. Click here to see all the other handmade monday blogs - happy reading :-)

Friday, 23 March 2012

Newsletter March 2012

Here's a copy of the say it quarterly newsletter that was emailed out on 23 March 2012. If you'd like to join the mailing list, please email with 'newsletter' as the subject.



Today is say it's six month anniversary! The say it shop has been trading for six months today and to celebrate we're having a giveaway.

* Win * Win * Win *
Would you like to win some free say it goodies? We've put together a bundle including a map notebook*, two birthday cards, five postcards and a bracelet - worth over £20!

To enter you need to:

1. Be a follower of this blog. If you're not already, you can join by either pressing the 'join this site' button on the left, or by entering your email address in the box underneath.

2. Leave a comment below saying you would like to enter (make sure I have a way of contacting you if you're the lucky winner) or drop an email to

You can gain another two extra chances at winning by:

  • Liking the say it facebook page
  • Promoting this giveaway post on facebook/twitter/your blog etc. so that your friends can join in too

Just mention that you've done this in your entry comment. 

That's it. Easy! The giveaway is open until midnight Sunday 1 April. I will put all the names in a hat (or probably a bowl, because I don't have a hat...) and select a winner at random on Monday 2 April. 

*The map notebook is a slight second, but it's hard to notice the difference. 

Say it newsletter

The first say it newsletter has just been published. You can view it by clicking here, or use the tab at the top of the blog.

Would you like to join the say it mailing list? Simply email with 'newsletter' as the subject.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

March Makers

I normally do a Folksy Friday post every other Friday, to showcase some of the very talented people who sell their work on Folksy. There should be a Folksy Friday this Friday, but there's not going to be one because I've got something very exciting to post then (which may involve getting your hands on some FREE say it goodies...). So instead, today I have a different sort of selection of Folksy items.

I've joined a group on Folksy called 'March Makers'. The idea is that we make something new to add to our shop every day in March. Well, almost every day anyway! And so I thought I'd show you some of the brand new items listed on Folksy this week. Click on the pictures for more information and to buy the items.

Dad Card
Maxine Veronica
Easter card
Meezer Meezer Design

Wedding card
The Glass Boutique
Little bird notepad
Crafty Mushroom

Springtime fabric bird
Handbags and glad rags coin purse
Sew Surplus

Pink purse
Natalie Farrell
Book cover bag
Whimsy Woo Designs

Retro wooden bangle
Red Devil Crafts
Kindle case
Leanne Woods Designs

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Craft Fair

I was at a craft fair in Wakefield on Saturday. My first one ever! Here's the say it stall all set up and looking lovely:

What do you think? I was pretty pleased for a first attempt, since I don't have any proper display stands.

There were some really excellent stalls with lovely items made by some very skilled makers. Sadly though, customers were in rather short supply. I'm not sure where everyone in Wakefield went on Saturday, but they certainly weren't at the craft fair! There must have only been around 20 people come in the whole day. We did our best, buying and selling to each other. I sold a couple of cards to the lady who was serving the refreshments! At least I know that the reason I didn't sell much wasn't because people didn't like the things I had made. Bit of a flop though really. Back to selling online now...

Monday, 19 March 2012

Handmade Monday

Firstly, a big welcome to any Handmade Monday readers - thank you very much for stopping by my blog.

So, what's 'Handmade Monday' you might be wondering? Well, I came across a lovely blog last week run by Wendy from 1st Unique Gifts. She's set up a weekly link swap, especially for bloggers who write about/make handmade items. The idea is that you leave a link to your blog on the Handmade Monday post, and it builds up a wonderful collection of new blogs to browse.

And it's Monday again, so I thought I'd let you know about this super opportunity. If you're looking for some new blogs with interesting content pop over to Handmade Monday. Today you can read about handmade notebooks, crocheted Easter chicks, rainbow mice, a tutorial for making a shopping bag, extreme crochet and themed handbags. And you could always leave a link back to your own blog if you'd like a few new visitors (they just ask that you put a link back to Handmade Monday on your own blog, only polite!).

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Craft Fair

I've never had a stall at a craft fair before. I like the safety of selling online, hidden behind my computer screen. I like the excitement of logging on and finding I have a sale. But I've been tempted out of my craft-study-guest-laundry room and I'm venturing over to Wakefield for my first ever craft fair!

I've been busy making away so I will hopefully have plenty of stock. And I've made little labels for everything to display prices etc. And I've turned my old noticeboard into a display board for my jewellery. So I think I'm all ready (and a little excited!).

If you're in the Yorkshire area, please do come along and say hello. It's at the Outwood Memorial Hall in Wakefield, this Saturday 10am - 4pm. Click the picture below to find out more.

Monday, 12 March 2012

New card designs

Back in 2011 I asked what you'd like to see in my shop, and the majority of you said more card designs. So I've continued working on building up my range of designs. Here are some of the newest additions. (Those that aren't in the say it shop yet will be added very soon).

Friday, 9 March 2012

Folksy Friday: Stripes!

I love anything stripey. So I thought I'd see what stripey items I could find on Folksy this week. It seems that I'm not the only one who likes a little multicoloured happiness... Click on the pictures to view the shops.

Helen the hedgehog
Top Sock Drawer
Sock monkey Eric
Ra Ra Bazaar

Kindle cover
Kate's Curios
Stripy cushion cover
Emily Moir

Very stripey bracelet
JellyGiraffe Handmade Jewellery
Bead earrings
Made By Helen McKenzie

Knitted slouchy beanie hat
Hats and More
Fleece hat
Pickled Pumpkins

Dab and a Dash
Stripey fabric
Eljo's Haberdashery

Baby / toddler shoes
Clootie Coo
Rainbow buttons
Sew, who are you?

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

50 sales

I'm a little bit excited because I've just had my 50th sale! Wooo! *Doing a little dance to celebrate* 

Thank you so much to every one of my customers.

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