Dear fellow Folksters (and anyone else daft enough to read these ramblings),
The following shops have all got one thing in common, well, actually they've got lots of things in common, but the one thing that connects them all, as far as this post is concerned, is the fact they have have all sold items to Mish73.
But who is Mish73, I hear you cry?
As far as I can work out, Mish73 is just a normal gal, just like anyone else, and you can keep up to date with her exploits by following her blog, The Crafty Learner.
However, she does have one important thing that makes her a bit different - (well, I'm sure she has many, but the one I'm interested in is this: she is a MASSIVE supporter of UK crafts and has shown this by buying 129 items from 60 folksy shops in just 6 weeks. (I'm sure this figure is out of date, but I'd daren't ask for an update - I might faint!)
This post isn't about Mish73, herself, more about the shops she has chosen to buy from, mine included.
I have broken them down into 5 sections, and though I was hoping to feature the actual items bought, I find that this is far too complicated for a hot an humid Thursday afternoon/dank and gloomy Friday morning. So, I will pick a favourite of mine from each of the shops that answered my thread on the folksy forum. Thank goodness only 27 replied!!
FABRIC and YARN ITEMS
CERAMICS, FOSSILS and GEMSTONES
SUPPLIES and ACCESSORIES
Note to fellow folksy shop owners: I'm sorry if you think I've put you in the wrong place - and some of you cover nearly every category, but this is just a bit of fun.
I hope you'll all agree that Mish73 has wonderful taste and that there are some fantastic items showcased here.