Folksy Angels Competition

image by: tifotter

We’ve been keen to tie-up with an event, because we like craft / design events. But doing this in a way that works has been the problem. An online service doesn’t always translate well to being a *thing*. Anyway, we’ve been saved having to think too hard by the smashing people at We Make who are running an event in London on Saturday 6th Dec on 79a Tottenham Court Road at the American Church in London.

We’re running a competition called “Folksy Angels”. This has no reference to the gaudy 70s ‘Charlie’ variety but to a new breed of metrosexual dudey doers, i.e. you. To see the competition brief in all its glory go to the flickr group Folksy Angels. If you can’t be bothered to do that and want to know the basics here they are:

  • Create a Christmas (or Hannukah or any other wintry, celebratory festival) decoration using recycled or upcycled materials (majority)
  • Submit you thing as an image on the Flickr group Folksy Angels
  • Add a description on the item about what it’s made with and why you made it
  • Entries close on the 30th November
  • We’ll start a blog post on the 1st Dec where your comment will act as your vote on the item. Voting will close at midnight on the 3rd
  • The winner gets free listings and no commission from sales on Folksy for A WHOLE YEAR starting 1st January 2009 and ending 31st
  • December 2009. In addition to this the winning entry will become part of the special Promotional Goodie bag given away as a prize at the We Make Christmas raffle.

  • The most popular photographs will also be made into Greetings Cards which will be available for sale via Folksy and at We Make Christmas.

There it is. Nice. Compact. Christmas. Competition. CCC inc. :)

Actually, whilst we’re about it we’ll give a bonus prize to anyone who creates a nice Folksy Angels image of crafty doers for us to use when talking about the competition like the one above maybe but with you and not this lot.

Link:Folksy Angels

UPDATE: and as if by magic (or alcohol or something), we have the real angels:



  • November 10, 2008

    Alison (alibalijewellery)

    This sounds like fun, I feel a little art clay silver (it is recycled :)) something coming on…..

  • November 10, 2008


    But can we wear Farah Fawcett hair flicks and boots while we craft?

  • November 10, 2008


    Ooh, right up my street!
    Be back soon with pics…..

  • November 10, 2008


    I think you will find that pic was a result of alcohol and magic ;) We’ll all be at We Make Christmas on the 6th December

  • November 10, 2008

    Katie Birch Tree

    Jo is even wearing her special Christmas dress for the occasion.

  • November 10, 2008

    Mary Dainty Pretty Things

    Yeah alcohol and magic, lol
    Be great to see everyone there

  • November 10, 2008


    My entry is all done and dusted…now just got to work out a way to take a photo. It won’t keep still. Bother that hamster.

  • November 10, 2008


    lol, loving the folksy angels :D
    not sure I’m going to get round to this but great idea and great prize! Look forward to seeing the entries :D

  • November 10, 2008


    ooh lovely idea. I do have a question though – who gets the income from the sale of the cards? the maker presumably? or does it go to Folksy and Wemake?

  • November 10, 2008


    come on we’re getting giddy waiting for this voting post, where is it then – bring on the voting :-)

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