Monday, 8 November 2010

Offer of the week & lots of new things!

Hi there, I hope your all keeping well, Nice and dry? Although I suppose that's not easy with all the rain we are having! Its just as well I have lots of yummy things to enjoy while yours cosying up at home.

I have just added another 20 scents to the candle ranges, A whole new bath and body range - Who doesn't like a relaxing bath and massage? 

And this weeks special offer is 10% off the entire shop to make it all a little easier on the pocket, Just use code "presents" at the checkout. 

All this makes it a fantastic time to go shopping for all your Christmas goodies 

And don't forget our create your own gift sets - With the addition of one of our packaging options you can fill your own gift boxes, Take a look here for more information.

Have a great week!

Maryann x

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Folksy Buy & Replace!

Now closed! But please pop over to its new home and join in there! http://craft-carousel.blogspot.com/



Its treasury time! Over on etsy they have buy  replace treasuries, Well we may not have actual treasuries on folksy but that doesn't mean we cant have a buy and  replace!

Heres how it works - Buy any item from a featured shop and then you will replace it in the treasury with a item from your shop. You don't have to buy the featured item shown here, just something from one of the featured shops.  If you buy something let me know and tell me which of your products you would like in its place, And if your not a seller and want to join in? Well why not nominate one of your favourite shops!


Im going to run this for a week and see how it goes!


Feel free to tell people about this, Tweet, Facebook..... 






Iyobo Design Forest Flower
~*~ Chiyo ~*~ Deborah Jones Jewellery
Heart in a Box Mystic's Realm
MrsGKnits Clare's Creations
Jentwinkle JAustenJewelleryDesign
Crafty Monster NOfkantsCurios / Natalie Ofkants
eklectikfishSilver Birch Crafts

Sales so far - 35

A bit of exploring!

Ive been so busy lately I think family time has dwindled a little, So yesterday I took the day off! We pulled on our wellies and went exploring! Well the beach is a new experience for a littley! 
So we went and we discovered water!


And almost discovered how wet it is!

We discovered sand

And seaweed, Yuk!


Its nice to stop and just enjoy the simple things sometimes don't you think?

Saturday, 9 October 2010

IT'S CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!

Well not quite, But the Christmas range is here at last!

We have beautiful gifts!

We have sparkling snowballs smelling of fresh snow - Or melts smelling of peppermint and vanilla to you non believers

We have tin candles with magical embeds of candy canes and reefs.
Mince Pies

And much more to come in the next few days!

Friday, 8 October 2010

10% off for life????

Surely this is too good to be true? You cant have something for nothing right?

Wrong!


Most people haven't noticed our loyalty scheme, Or not quite sure how it works - So here it is!

You place your first order and I send you a code that if used within 30 days of me sending you your goodies gives you 10% off your next order, with your next order I send you another code and so on...

In effect giving you 10% off for life if you order once every 30 days.

Just a little thank you for being great customers, And because I can!

I hope you have a great weekend
Maryann xx

Monday, 6 September 2010

A spontaneous sale!!!

10% off all bath products for the next 24 hours!


Just because I can! Just click the photo to be transported straight there!

Friday, 13 August 2010

I need your help!

I have just entered the wall's bring it on Britain competition.

Its to win £5000 to put towards my dream - Which is to make even more candles so you would benefit too!

Please please go over and vote for me and ask your friends to as well! http://apps.facebook.com/bringitonbritain/dream/details/id/261


Sunday, 1 August 2010

How stunning are these?

My favorites from todays A-Team listings
Click the photos to go direct to the shops

Steampunk Bracelet/Cuff "Sacred Scarab"



Nostalgic love Original photograph




Swirl pendant



Some fab items for the first day of listing don't you think?

The "A" Team

No not quite the one your thinking of! The August Folksy listing team is called the A team too.

They list a item a day for a month and it proved to have quite fantastic results last month with a total of 1007 sales between them - Fantastic stuff!

So I figured this month I would join in and give it a go too, Well I've got nothing to loose.

There hasn't been many listings yet - its still early. So I'll come back later and show you my favourites. Untill then here is my effort for today -

Saturday, 31 July 2010

No more take-aways!

I have just sat down to eat my 4th takeaway - Not this month but this WEEK! How bad is that?

I have managed Pizza twice, 1 Indian and 1 Chinese.

I think I need some specialist help! Not of the kind you are thinking, I need help doing the weekly shop.

There are reasons behind this take-away madness. Can you imagine taking 5 fighting, screaming and running off kids into the supermarkets? Even the thought of that brings me out in a cold sweat!

But this is having a effect on my overall health, Most noticeably my skin, I look like I have the pox. So it does have to stop, So I am banning myself from take-away for a entire month, Ok so I will be trying to fall off the wagon by this time next week - Please kick my backside if I even so much as mention anything that isnt healthy.

Any tips on surviving the supermarket are most appreciated. And I need to start cooking proper, Healthy family meals again, So send in your suggestions and I will blog how we get on!

You never know I might even loose some weight this month too - Miracles might happen!

Friday, 30 July 2010

And the winner is....



Number 19 - MissBohemia  Congratulations!!! Please email me your address and I'll get them sent out in the morning for you.


Thanks to everyone for entering

Folksy Friday - Girly Girl

Because girls should be girls and boys should be boys! I would love to own any one of these dresses, they are all gorgeous!


Dig For Victory Neopolitan Dreams
Flossy and Dossy Miss Cherrys Boutique
Fashion Couture Rose and Anchor

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Wedding Wednesday

So it's the summer holidays and I'm being driven so mad by the I'm bored/Mum what can we do/So and so just hit me stuff, that I'm loosing my blogging creativity.

So I figured seeing as its #weddingwednesday over on twitter I would highlight some of the wedding candles we do and what we can do with them.

We started off with the regular table candles which are available in any colour and any scent you like.

And we have the jar candles, Now it stuck me that brides wanted some kind of present and memento to give to their bridesmaids, So why not combine the two. We can personalise the labels on any of our jar candles with your own message.


And I'm working on some brand new idea's for favours today so watch this space!

Monday, 26 July 2010

Not always a next time.....

Take your moments when you can.

Don't regret - Learn from it.

Don't be sorry - It's done.

If you can change it - Do it NOW.

Be happy and smile about the good times.

Don't say I'll do it tomorrow.

There's not always a next time.

So many chances pass us by and yet we don't stop long enough to see them, We are so often living far too busy lives to stop and smell the roses.

So why not stop chasing rainbows and take a look at the pot of gold right in front of us.

I'm in a slightly sombre mood today, I hope you don't mind me sharing today's thoughts with you too much, I'm going to go share some smiles with the children at the park now. No time like the present right?

Sunday, 25 July 2010

First steps - WARNING! cuteness inside.

First steps already? Wow K has grown up so fast!  It seems like barely yesterday we were encouraging her to crawl. And yet yesterday she decided it was time for walking, She had a little go at tweeting too (pulled a few keys off my laptop as well but I can't complain)  Who would have guessed a child of mine would be so forward. If she grows up much quicker she will be running my business for me by the end of the week.  And all with still nearly a month to go until her first birthday.


video

Doesn't she look pleased with herself?

So now I have to childproof the house - and properly because this child is into everything!

Saturday, 24 July 2010

The Fruits (and vegetables) of my labour

Well after a rather shaky start we nearly have something worth eating growing in the garden. We so far have 



Somewhere around a million tomatoes - I grew these in hanging bags so the dog and little fingers couldn't get them.


1 French bean




2 Courgettes


and a few Peppers


Most that should be ready-ish within the a week. Self sufficient yet? Maybe not lol

So has anyone got any recipes for this lot? But most of all, What on earth do I do with 1 French bean???

Friday, 23 July 2010

Fabricaholic

I thought this week I would do a Folksy Friday based on my latest addiction - Fabric!

These are just a few of my favourites, I would be here all week listing them all.


Little Fabric Store AlicesWonderland
Kats Fabrics CelticfusionFabrics
Sticky Fingers M is for make