Friday, 13 October 2017

#Folksy Friday Little Houses

It's that time's..

This week, my #Folksy Friday is all about Houses, click on the links under the photos to take you to the Folksy shops.

This is my Tudor House

and my Love Heart Fairy House 

House with a Heart from Handcrafted by Picto

and from other shops on Folksy, here is a lovely necklace

Silver House from The Silver Rainbow

and a pretty painting of a lovely cottage

Cottage from Art that makes you Happy

every house needs a key, here's the perfect keyring

Keyring from Stitch Galore

that's it for this weeks Folksy Friday, I hope you can pop along and say Hi.

Jan x


Friday, 6 October 2017

Dogs for #Folksy Friday

This week I've chosen Dogs as my theme, I have a couple of doggy listings and picked a couple of shops that have cute doggy items, I hope you enjoy this...


 A Little Black West Highland Terrier

 A Squidgy Dachshund Wrist Rest and Mousepad

A lovely Beagle lino print

 This set of doggy coasters

Have a great Friday and a wonderful week. I'd love you to pop over to the Folksy Shops and show some πŸ’•πŸ’•

Jan x

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

K is for Keyrings

Everybody I know uses a keyring, they come in all shapes, sizes, colours and designs,big, small, soft, hard. I've made a few....

A wooden man painted orange.

 A Keyring for Dad.

A pretty Fairy Door
And my favourite... The Scull

The scull is very versatile, it can be finished off as a brooch, a bookmark or zip pull.

Any questions or queries? you can contact me via my facebook or shops... links in side bar 

Jan x 

Friday, 28 April 2017

Sculls and Skeletons for Folksy Friday



This week I've chosen to show you some sculls and skeletons that can be found on Folksy...
the great online selling site.

 Don't you just love this great gothic necklace by Sisters of the Craft Jewellery


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


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



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


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



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

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


As it's Easter this Folksy Friday is all about Bunnies, here are a few of my favorite Bunny finds.... 

made with a variety of Cornish pebbles, sea glass, shells and driftwood by


 A beautiful hand knitted bunny coat hanger by 


These Sterling Silver bunny rabbit earring studs are so cute by


A tiny white rabbit with a tinier little carrot by


and my very own Bunny on a Base over at


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

Jan x

Friday, 31 March 2017

Folksy Friday, Spring is here.


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.
 The Birds in the garden need this lovely Spring Tree mosaic bird bath  by JoSara 


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


 This hand dyed aluminum cuff shows a promise of spring, 
a striking piece of jewellery by Claire Gent 

A Beautiful Spring Blossom Print by  Fizz Studio


 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 πŸ’—

 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