Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Folksy finds

Recently I've been perusing Folksy more often, looking for British inspiration. There is a much smaller selection than on Etsy - and therefore less of note - but at least I'm sure the designers live in the UK and I like to support local designers (I don't find the 'shop local' feature that useful on Etsy either.)

I think more British designers are starting to sell their work on Folksy, so over the last few months I've seen the standard start to improve. I'm going to aim to compile this Folksy finds post once a week and see how I go.

Items, from top left: porcelain button by Sea Urchin, reclaimed bobbin spool from Sam Samson, gocco printed exercise book by Aleximo Croissant, typewriter card by Hello Monkey.

10 comments:

Patchwork Harmony said...

ooo, fantastic!
I do like Folksy and I too am always on the look out for British talent, so hope to see Folksy grow & grow.
look forward to see what you find! :)
x

anna said...

Oh how "shop local" vexes me. I must try and persevere with Folksy and truly shop local.

Dawn M said...

Loved the book choices you have in profile...
Yes I am hoping that the UK would showcase handmade more....love Folksy x

conversationpieces said...

Totally agree that etsy's shop local thing is weird... Yay to more folksy finds though :)

Lynne said...

Glad to hear I'm not the only hater of Etsy's shop local! Well, I think there's a reason most of the designers and design blogs I love are American - but I'm persevering with the British angle!

Whitney Gray said...

i am enamored. http://enamored-alifeofindulgence.blogspot.com/

Lily G. said...

oooo, love these and love etsy!

liliesandgrapes.blogspot.com

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

That typewriter card is too cute. Love it!

Dallas Shaw said...

love the exercise book!
dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

the seventy tree said...

I think Folksy is really coming into its own. I'm finding some real gems on there lately. I agree with 'conversation pieces'...Yay to more folksy finds!