Friday, 1 June 2012

Congratulations Ma'am

With the Jubilee weekend upon us, I feel a bit guilty that I've done diddly squit towards celebrating.
Would love to be part of a street party, but don't think there's anything planned for around here.  Shame.

I do love the  Queen though, and who doesn't love a bit of red, white and blue?  Although I've made nothing myself, I've spied some wonderful jubilee themed makes on Folksy.  I never tire of looking at other people's makes, especially if it's in a craft other than my own.  Shall we have a look?  Click on any link to go straight to the item.

by Senor Picklesworth  
This little cushion is great.  I'm a sucker for dogs, and pugs are such characters.  This little chappy is a great buy at just £6.  Loving his expression.

by Sandra Lynne Cope
 I think this cushion works so well in an all-blue palette, and much easier to mix in with existing decor.  A lovely combination of denim, ribbon and lace trim.

by Crafts Council

I really like the fabric used for this little handbag mirror.  It's very keenly priced at just £2.99 - and there are plenty of other lovelies to choose from in the store.

by Annie Sparkes

I'm a huge fan of my Kindle, and think it would look jolly smart in this Queeny fabric cover. 

by Suzanne Lake

Isn't this shabby chic cupcake darling?  Such soft muted colours - I love it.

by Nicky in Hereford
Bunting doesn't really rock my boat, but I'd be happy to wear this charming nautical themed bunting necklace.  Very summery!

by Tabitha Stewart
I shall end today's post with this glorious crown card.  Taken from a fabric collage, I think it's super.

Congratulations Liz, on reaching your Diamond Jubilee
I shall be with you virtually via the TV.

God save our gracious Queen!
Long live our noble Queen!
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God save the Queen.
Thy choicest gifts in store
On her be pleased to pour,
Long may she reign.
May she defend our laws,
And give us ever cause,
To sing with heart and voice,
God save the Queen.


  1. What adorable little pieces! Xo.

    1. Aren't they? Makes me feel rather guilty for not making something patriotic.

  2. Just tuned into the Jubilee - It takes some convincing to want to move away towards an Australian Republic considering the whole family are so adorable...

    1. There's lots of people living in GB that thinks the Royal Family are a drain on resources and a waste of time. Where would we be without the pomp & ceremony. So special.

  3. love that second pillow, its great for a Yank like me and it would be perfect with the sheets I just bought. Kinda' envying you guys your royal family...all our government does it piss us off =)

    1. Don't worry - it's the government that runs things - and whichever party's in power, it's always a lash-up.

  4. Such cute British items! Thank you for sharing. I especially love the Union Jack cushion in alternative colours.

    1. Thank you Jan - I quite fancy doing the cushions in pink.

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  6. Hi there, I just started following you:) Some lovely Folksy finds! We didn't do anything for the wedding last year, so I made a bit of an effort this time and had a little garden party. Vic:)

    1. Hi there Vic. I hope you had good weather for it!
      Though thinking about it, you must have - or it wouldn't have been a garden party. Durrrrr.

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