Following in the fabulous footsteps of Emily Quinton, Jeska Hearne and Katy Orme, we’ve been thrilled to have the super creative Sarah-Louise Kimmer as our Guest Pinner. Sarah-Lou is the writer of homestyle, handmade and lifestyle blog LapinBlu.com and describes herself as a “Mama Bear” and maker. Watching Sarah-Lou’s Christmas take shape on her Pinterest board has been an inspiration and we’ve loved following her Folksy discoveries over on her board and her blog. We caught up with Sarah-Lou to find out more about her favourite pins and her festive family traditions…
Can you talk us through your top 5 picks from Folksy? What do you love about them and why?
- Bear Cufflinks by myBearHands. We love all things Bear, and these quirky yet cool cufflinks would be just perfect for the Mr.
- Dizzy Heights Dress by There’s Only One Amy Laws. This dress is so adorable! Boo (our daughter) loves to have a special outfit for Christmas day, so I would chose this for her.
- Miss Mistletoe Christmas Decoration by Small Stories. Each year, one of my oldest friends and I give each other a decoration for our trees… Folksy is perfect for finding unique decorations and I love this one. I would find it hard to part with though!
- Embossed Rolling Pin by Boon Homeware. These embossed rolling pins are fab for added a finishing touch to simple biscuits. This would be a great gift for my friend who loves to bake with her daughter.
- Cactus Party People Pot by One Sugar Hill. I just LOVE Jes Liberty’s ceramics! So much character in each piece. My succulent collection pretty much all needs potting up at the moment, so they’d be a treat just for me!
Your home has a beautiful style and colour palette. Is there something on Folksy that you would like as an addition to your home?
I love this Wooden Sphery30 Light Shade by Kirsty. It has the perfect mid-century/Scandi vibe, and I love its stylish simplicity.
What’s your favourite family Christmas tradition?
Staying in our PJs on Christmas Eve and watching festive movies before getting ready to gather with friends later and kick off the celebrations together.
What do you love to make at Christmas?
I love to make as much as possible over the festive period. It’s the best season for making, although I do find time isn’t always on my side compared to my ideas list! Making our door wreath has become a firm favourite, though. I love playing with gift wrapping ideas, and I always try to make time for festive biscuits.
Thank you Sarah-Lou! It has been a joy having you!
Our penultimate Folksy Christmas Guest Pinner is the wonderful Hannah Bullivant. Hannah is one half of www.seedsandstitches.com, a creative online journal about family, craft, adventures and celebrating the seasons. You can follow Hannah’s festive pins and makes here >>