Following on from the utterly brilliant Emily Quinton as our Guest Pinner we were super delighted to have the fantastic Jeska Hearne. Jeska writes the most beautiful blog Lobster & Swan (one of our favourites here at Folksy HQ) and has recently launched an online shop, The Future Kept. We have swooned over Jeska’s Pinterest board as she pinned her perfect Handmade Christmas. She has kindly blogged about her Folksy finds already and we absolutely love her post! We caught up with Jeska to find out more about her pins and her new venture…
Can you talk us through your top 5 picks from Folksy. What do you love about them and why, and who would you buy these for?
1. Fairisle scarf wrap by Suzie Lee Knitwear. This beautiful Fair Isle scarf is so pretty, my mum or youngest sister would love this!
3. C is for Cat screen print by Sarah Young. I am totally in love with Sarah Young’s work and these Alphabet Prints are a great gift for anyone.
4. Stag Apron by Stephanie Cole Design. The stag apron would be for the husband as he is a total food thrower in the kitchen.
5. Japanese Rain print by Lisa Stubbs. I would buy this as a family present for our home.
You have recently opened your own online shop called The Future Kept, can you tell us about that?
The Future Kept is our new online store, a purveyor of well-designed, meticulously chosen goods for you to cherish and keep. Nestled on the south coast of England, we design and carefully source items from independent designers, makers, artisans and entrepreneurs who are creating products that are better for our world. Creating and seeking beautifully considered, functional items for others to enjoy is our passion, by sharing these items that we celebrate, we hope to connect and form relationships with like minded people, whilst having a positive impact on the environment. We provide quality goods with an honest provenance that we use in our day-to-day lives, items made to last that will not fuel the throw away nature of the modern world. We hope to inspire a curiosity and desire within people to make more sustainable and ethical choices.
What’s your favourite family Christmas tradition?
Meeting up with friends and family on Christmas eve to start the festivities.
What do you love to make at Christmas?
Hand-glittered cards, popcorn and cranberry garlands, clove-studded oranges (even the husband gets in on this one!) and gingerbread. I also like to try baking Stollen and it is getting more edible as the years go on! :)
Thank you Jeska! It has been an absolute pleasure having you pin for us. Your board has such an inspiring collection of makes and great Folksy inspiration for a Handmade Christmas!
Our next fabulous blogger is the wonderfully crafty Katy Orme of Apartment Apothecary blog. We can’t wait to see what she discovers from the pages of Folksy! You can keep up with all Katy’s festive pins and makes here >>