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Friday, 8 July 2011

Folksy Friday - Blowing in the wind

Happy Friday friends. I'm excited today as this evening my lovely boy and I will be going on a weekend trip to Amsterdam. I'm getting the ferry from South Shields dock around 5pm and travelling overnight to Amsterdam for an early 9am arrival.
We'll only have about 6 hours there in total, but we plan to take a canal boat ride, have a nice lunch and a brief stroll round the shops. I'm hoping we can find a pancake house or café that offers Poffertjes. They're these little puffy pancake balls, hot and fresh out of the pan then covered in butter and icing sugar - they're delicious. I also imagine that they're incredibly fattening.
We were hoping to visit the Anne Frank Museum but unfortunately it was booked up when we tried to get tickets 3 weeks ago. It certainly is popular.

To get in the mood for some Dutch delights this week's theme is windmills. Okay I know its a bit trite, but hey.

1. If you're in the mood for baking this weekend, these windmill cupcake toppers could be right up your street. A fab novelty addition for a birthday party and i reckon they'd make a nice cocktail decoration too!

Feast your eyes on this stunning paper cut by Suzy Taylor of Folk Art Paper Cuts.
There is so much going on in the image I could get lost in it. That lady sure is pretty handy with a cutting tool, a veritable paper cutting wizard.

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3. I'm really liking this felt windmill brooch from Lucky Little Layla Jewellery. It's a lovely simple idea and really effective. I also adore the choice of colours.

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4. Hepsibah Designs on Folksy create beautiful textile art from pieces of fabric, wool, thread and trimmings. Their shop is full of gorgeous decorative bits and this enchanting framed embroidery artwork titled 'The Old Windmill' is also available:

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5. Look at this super cute 'Kokeshi Girl Bookmark' from the Papercake Print and Make shop. What I particularly love about this item and the shop is that the design is emailed to you and you can print and cut as many as your heart desires. What a great concept!

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6. I found these very cool retro sew on patch badges. They really remind me of my days in the brownies and girl guides, when we used to get them as a reward for achievements. Ha ha I remember the first one acquired in brownies was for making a cup of tea. To be fair I was about 7 years old. Hmm I wonder if they still have those.

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Hope you enjoy this week's choices. Amsterdam here i come!!

Bye y'all


  1. Delightful picks and a great post to read.

  2. Thank you glad you like the selection. I'll soon be off on the bus to the ferry port.YAY!

  3. Thanks so much for including my bookmark! I love the theme you've chosen. Those patches are an amazing find too!


  4. Great blogging feature - love windmill theme! Thanks so much for including me and for all your lovely compliments!

    Suzy x