All sing along … Apples on purses and pineapple patches. Pear-print green cushions, banana print clutches. Cool crochet lemons and cherry keyrings. These are my favourite Folksy fruit things.
I’m a big fan of fruit and there are some great fruity items on Folksy, so for this Folksy Friday I’ve chosen 10 of my favourites.
A Fruity Folksy Friday
My first favourite is this trio of crochet citrus fruit toys from Petit MushyP, a Folksy shop full of colourful and beautifully made items. You can also buy individual lemons and mandarins and shopping bags to carry all of your fruit in.
This banana clutch bag by Jenny Sibthorp is bold and beautiful. The bag is made from leather and the print is one of Jenny’s own designs. Jenny also sells fabric glasses cases, make-up bags and cushions with zingy lemon motifs.
Apples also feature on this coaster by the Cornish Coaster Company. Free-motion machine embroidery has been used to make the coaster and it’s backed in blue cotton. I love the muted colour palette and retro feel.
Officially the tomato is a fruit and this retro style print by CecilyMaeHandmade shows the tomato in all its beauty. It’s cleverly made from layered papercuts and is bold and summery. Perfect for a kitchen wall.
As well as sticking it everywhere, you can also show you appreciation of fruit with this trio of wooden tutti frutti stamps from The Serious Stamp Company. Stamp everything with bananas, watermelons and pineapples and share your love for all things fruit.
Sally Hawker from Sally and the Freckles has been making illustrated cards since she was a child – a Sally and the Freckles card is not your average card, however. It’s a miniature character study lovingly illustrated and made in shrink plastic, and always accompanied by a little rhyme, story or ditty. She makes her brilliant cards and brooches in a little studio overlooking Skirrid Mountain in Abergavenny.
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