Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Some People Think I'm Conkers...

I've hit a couple of landmarks this week - over 250 Twitter followers and my 20,000th blog view.  Woo!  Thanks everyone.  Especially those of you who followed me over from the old URL, I'm really glad you stuck with me through my hosting issues.

Ages ago (ok, so it was only 2 weeks ago but it feels like ages ago...) I had an idea to make Christmas decorations using conkers.  I've no idea if it's even possible so I'm itching to get hold of some conkers to start experimenting.  But they're just not falling off the tree fast enough!  So until I get my conkers here's a conkery themed blog...

'Anja in the Horse Chestnut' Giclee Print by thehermitage
£100 (+ £12 p&p)
A high quality archival giclée print of an original watercolour painting by Rima Staines - 'Anja in the Horse Chestnut'.  The print is made on beautiful 310gsm Hahnemuhle German Etching paper and is mounted between an ivory coloured mount and stiff mount board backing.  The image measures 225mm x 335mm and the mount is 50mm wide all round.  Overall measurement is 365mm x 470mm.
Autumn Bird Roasted Chestnut Lesser Spotted Tweet by feltmeupdesigns
£14 (+ £3 p&p)
Autumn Bird in Chestnut brown. This little tweet loves walking in the autumn woods, kicking up leaves and collecting nuts and berries from the hedgerows. He especially love collecting and playing conkers, he's very good at it! He loves all the colours and smells that autumn brings.  This lovely tweet is made for organically farmed merino wool tops in gorgeous rusty red brown with red and orange highlights and black accents and a tiny fleck of white for each sparkly eye. Tweet has lovely coppery coloured legs.  Tweet measures approx 3 inches tall

Autumn Colours Blank Greeting Cards by KuduStudio
£5.06 (+ 95p p&p)
Set of Four Greeting Cards of autumn subjects, Colours, Fallen Leaves and Conkers.  All images taken from original photographs.  A6 in size, each card is blank inside for your own personal message and provided with an envelope, ready to be sent! 

Conker Goblin Head Lampwork Bead by Pandanimal
£18 (+ £3 p&p)
A sculptural goblin head bead made from ripples and swirls of brown and red and tan glass, smooth, round and shiny as a conker.  Inspired by the work of Brian Froud, who draws the most detailed and wonderful fairies. He measures 26 mm from the back of his head to his conk (nose) , 23 mm from side to side and 18 mm hole to hole. The hole is 2.6 mm in diameter. All measurements are approximate. 

Conker and Pink Necklace by Starfishpaws
£12.50 (+ £1.50 p&p)
Necklace made from large, gorgeously glossy wooden beads set with pink flowery fabric beads on dusky pink suede...with a starfish charm at the clasp.  Drop is 22cm 

'Conkers and Chestnuts' Yarn by KnitwitOriginalsUK
£9 (+ £2.50 p&p)
A super warm and strong sock yarn to use with your favourite sock pattern. Colours used were Mahogony , rust, chestnut, moss and flame, will self stripe as you knit.  Suitable for crocheting too.
Weight 100gms 4ply
Length 420m
Content 70% wool, 20% Bamboo, 5% Mohair

Hand Drawn Blank Card 'Conker' by LittleManCreations
£2.50 (+ 70p p&p)
This Handmade card is drawn on 240gsm textured white paper.  It measures 102mm x 102mm (4" x 4") and comes with a 120gsm white envelope, all tucked inside a celo bag.
'Handful of Chestnuts' Lino Print by adeegan
£25 (+ £2.50 p&p)
A reduction lino print in rich browns printed on buff-coloured heavyweight Somerset paper. Only 13 of the prints were made. These items are hand-printed and so vary slightly depending on ink density, character of the paper, pressure of the press and the way the wind blows (ok, maybe not the last bit).

Conker the Pocket Size Christmas Fairy by Fairyshack
£8 (+ £2 p&p)
Conker the Christmas Pocket Size - is a mini version of the original fairy and is approx 19cm (15cm when hand bent over) and is handmade in felt. This cheery but shy little fellow is sure to bring a smile to your face and some Christmas Cheer to your house. If you need help with your present wrapping or eating mince buys then he's the fairy for you. Beautifully handmade from felt, he looks very festive in his green floppy cap, red tunic and green sleeves and leggings. He makes a delightful jingly sound with his little golden bell (can be made without bell upon request). 

Poppy and Conker Crochet Beret by Fairysteps
£14 (+ £2.50 p&p)
The prettiest, most perfect, keep forever beret ever... now made even slouchier!  Made in Summer cloud soft wool in a dramatic duo of Poppy and Conker striped crown. Complete with that all important perky beret centre to pull it off quickly when needed. But you won't want to... The hat has been carefully designed for a comfortable 'stay on' fit.

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