Saturday 15 October 2011

Kirstie and Kirsty sitting in a tree

Hi folks, thought I would stop by and write a quick post while the OH cooks tea and I have a few minutes! Things are typically manic here, trying (without success) to make some stock for upcoming fairs - and other things just keep getting in the way!
I have added a few new festive lines to my Folksy and Etsy shops, including Christmas Tree Garlands...

...eight co-ordinating trees strung onto a length of bakers twine,

some Scandinavian-inspired toadstool decorations...

...and some Mistletoe robins on cinnamon sticks which were so popular last year.

Also some driftwood Christmas cards... 3 quirky designs...

I have also squeezed in some custom orders including this parrot for a little boy's new pirate-themed bedroom!

And the title of this post? I was most surprised, yet thoroughly delighted to find a little photo of me in this new publication!

Here I am on page 95! The photo was taken at the Royal Cornwall Show - but there was no mention of any book! In fact, if a friend hadn't tipped me off, I may never have known!
So that's enough excitement for one week! Enjoy the rest of your weekend lovely people! xx


  1. so proud! hhehehe! WELL DONE!!! Awesome news, and justly deserved. Love the trees garland too... hope you are having some bubbly with that meal?! Lou xx

  2. Wow how exciting to feature in Kirsties book. Well done but not a suprise your work is beautiful.

    {Dab and a dash.}

  3. Well done on your feature, I love your work. My favourite has to be the robins, they are beautiful.

  4. A massive congratulations again Kirsty, you deserve all your success! xxx

  5. How brilliant to be in a book without knowing! great surprise :) Your work is really beautiful x

  6. How exciting! I adore your work! Love those toadstools and the reindeer card.

  7. Wonderful news! I will have to search the book out now :). Your Christmas things are fab. I love the trees and the robins. xxx

  8. CONGRATULATIONS!! Your work is absolutely gorgeous, I know I say that every time I coment but I'm so in love with your creations. That parrot, well isn't he just the best thing to have in a pirate themed bedroom! :)
    Thanks for taking time in your busy schedule to share your most recent creations with us.
    Anne xx

  9. What a wonderful thing to happen! Many congratulations, though it is well deserved you make the most delightful things :o)

  10. Hey Kirsty, you have been buseeeeeeeee. ..........everything looks wonderful and how nice to put a face to the blog.....

    ♥ the driftwood cards particularly the Reindeer, just tooo cute.

    Well done on getting your pic in Kirsties' book and that's gorgeous, love the colours, but I wouldn't fancy putting a finger too close to that beak.....

    Claire :}

  11. Oh wow - how extremely very exciting. Right, off to have a gander.

    Love your new Christmas designs, especially the little reindeer.

  12. Love all the new Christmassy things, especially the toadstools and the robin card! I remember you writing about the Cornwall show, and mentioning Kirty Allsop, how could you not be in that book, when you do such lovely craft work. Well done!

  13. Juicy lucy. You and Mrs Pebble both in the same publication- fantastic! Love those shrooms- off to peek in your shop now, Ax

  14. I LOVE the tree garland and the driftwood cards, so beautiful. I wouldn't want to give the cards away! I've been debating whether or not to buy Kirstie's book, maybe I will now!
    Emma :)

  15. Hi Kirsty! Your Christmas trees are so wonderful and I love your cards! Fantastic idea to use wooden pieces! Really beautiful!
    Have a lovely time creating your cute Christmas things!
    xxx Teje

  16. Congrats on being recognised for the talent that you are! Love your work and the happy vibes it sends!

  17. Hey, good for you Kirsty ! It's a lovely photo of you too :-)
    The Christmas decorations are delightful, so jolly and so ... untypically Christmas! I love them :-)
    Happy days to you,
    D x

  18. I've just stumbled on your blog, your work is gorgeous, I especially love the robins! and the fact it's so different. Congratulations on the photo in the book.

  19. aint you a lucky girl, how fab to have an artical put into Kirstie's book, mind you, your work is great x

  20. (I'm still not in the mood for Christmas but) I love your beautiful cards and your cinnamon robins and and and… warm gretings from (very grey) Paris

  21. Lovely decorations and Christmas cards - you seem to be very ready for Christmas... although for taking part in some fairs you need to have lots of stock... oh, well, no wonder you say it's "manic".

    Congratulations on getting mentioned in the book! You deserve it.

  22. Love the Christmas content and what a nice surprise to be included in a Kirsty Allsopp publication!

    Have just come across you via the Etsy Plush and Ragdolls team and invite you to follow my blog at (and if you enjoy that experience, perhaps you might like to visit my shop at Do hope so - will be following your blog, as of now, too! All the best!

  23. Hello!
    I also am a big fan of natural things! Simple is beautiful. I love nature and that where I get my inspiration from (Kitchen is my second inspiration)
    You make beautiful things.
    If you want to see a PASTA or HAY christmas wreath check out my blog :

    or my shop on Folksy "underthethistle".
    Have a lovely day!

  24. oooohhhhh! Blogging superstar!

    Love those garlands. Have inspired me to try my own!

  25. Well done getting your pic in Kirstie's book! I love the co-ordinated trees and my daughter loves the birds, I have decided that I am only going to buy christmas presents that are handmade this year, there is so much to choose from.

    I think that the beach and all things associated with it just make you feel happy and relaxed. Best wishes to all.

  26. I'm in love with the mushroom ornaments. And those cards! Thanks for sharing they're lovely!