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Oh Comely! Every Object Has a Story!

by Folksy Support

Guest Post!

Oh Comely magazine loves Folksy

We’re a nosy lot at oh comely magazine. We love hearing people’s stories, finding out about the things they’re passionate about and poking around the funny ornaments in their living rooms. We’ve always wanted the magazine to inspire people to explore new things, talk to their neighbours and make stuff. So we love the idea of Folksy, and have wasted many a pleasant hour rummaging through the delights on sale.

So, we’d like to do something special just for Folksy sellers. We’d like you to send us something you’ve made, on the theme “every object has a story.” We’ll collect up the entries and feature the best ones in the magazine. Your creation doesn’t have to be large or dramatic, although if you want to make a full-size replica Trojan horse, then, well, we’re intrigued. And rather impressed.

Alex Simms

What sort of stories are we looking for? Well, it could be the materials, how you found them, what inspired you. The object could be crafted from recycled bin bags, come with a bit of family history or be made out of something you found on the street. For example, we featured brooches made from vintage crockery by Lucie Ellen in our current issue, and we love the story behind them. Lucie finds broken pieces of crockery from the 1950s, which she salvages and crafts into something rather beautiful. So, think broad!

Send some photos of your finished piece to somethingwithastory@ohcomely.co.uk by the end of September. We’re looking for things that are beautiful and well-made, but don’t forget to tell us a tale.

Making 300 tote bags for oh comely’s launch party

If you have a look at the mag, you’ll notice that there are some crafty folk with clever hands and interesting ideas in there. We’re always on the look-out for people making things that are cute, unusual, elegant, understated and creative. If that sounds like you, or someone you know, get in touch with words@ohcomely.co.uk. And we always want to hear about what inspires you and craft shops or online sellers you love.

Thanks Liz! – Take a look over at the Oh Comely website for more about this great magazine or go out and buy a copy! oh comely is available in over a thousand retail outlets across the United Kingdom, available in all W H Smith shops, as well as selected boutiques, craft stores and art galleries.

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11 comments

Lynsey aka Swirlyarts September 2, 2010 - 8:31 am

Oh Comely magazine is great – I have subscribed and also featured it on Cuteable.

Sophie September 2, 2010 - 9:00 am

Sounds wonderful! Gonna have to get my thinking cap on. xx

SparrowPrimitives September 2, 2010 - 9:34 am

I’m thinking, I’m thinking…. :)

joa jewellery September 2, 2010 - 9:37 am

I guess every object can tell a story. Will get my thinking cap on too. :)

Hilary September 2, 2010 - 9:57 am

Perhaps I should make a thinking cap!

christine hughes September 2, 2010 - 10:05 am

i is thinking really hard too :)

Through The Round Window September 2, 2010 - 10:44 am

Brilliant – I’ve just subscribed to Oh Comely and it is a really good read, so looking forward to taking part in this!

Kellie (itsthelittlethings) September 2, 2010 - 6:10 pm

tried to subscribe but couldnt select a region as im in N.Ireland :( havent seen this in any shops either…looks like a great mag!

Ley Holloway September 3, 2010 - 1:34 pm

Sounds perfect for all my beach find jewellery, I must check the mag out hadn’t heard of it before.

Sarah (aprilisforever) September 5, 2010 - 8:46 pm

Sounds like a great opportunity! Will get thinking.

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