Friday, June 17, 2011

Geek Chic Folksy Friday

A few items that would be perfect for the geek in your life, or to show your appreciation for all things nerdy.

Geekery By Emily - Web IP   Address Sampler Hollowbourne - android brooch
Projector - What A Drag Silk Neck Tie Mint To Be Stationery - Black   5.25 inch recycled floppy notebook
wall envy art - Binary I LOVE   YOU heart Cherryloco Jewellery - Geek glasses   necklace

Exciting Stuff!

I've just submitted my first pattern to a magazine for publication - so exciting, but OMG how nerve-wracking!? I could barely sleep last night, convinced that my laptop would somehow have deleted the pattern (plus the back-up on my USB flash drive, don't ask how) or replaced the instructions with complete gibberish. Anyway, reading over everything one last time before sending it this morning, it actually looked like gibberish because I'm so exhausted!

The experience has been good though, because it's the first time I've had to use style guidelines to create a pattern (my own random style is not any recognised standard, funnily enough) and having to meet a deadline has helped me to focus and get organised, which is something I really need to do rather than drift along doing things at my own relaxed pace and putting everything off until tomorrow. Or next week. Or, you know, whenever...

Anyway, I am in need of a nice cup of coffee right about now. I'll try to update my blog later today with a Folksy Friday collection. Hope you all have a good weekend!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Happy Camper Folksy Friday

My husband and I have just bought a tent and we're looking forward to our first camping trip, so that's the inspiration for my Folksy Friday selection this week.

Edamay - Le Camping Caravan   Cushion *rAiNbOw*fAiRy*dUsT* - red small   patchwork squares blanket or picnic rug
Rustic and Outdoor Cooking   Solutions by Handmade Matt - Bushcraft TRIPOD & BAG, Fire Camp Cooking, Trivet, Stove Retro Thrust - Festival/Weekender   Messenger Bag
Be Knot Afrayed! - Paracord   Lanyards Handmade Bramley Cards And More -   Aromatherapy Citronella Candle In A Jar

As always, you can click on the images to find out more about each item or search Folksy for more ideas to 'glamp' up your tent/caravan.