Friday, 26 February 2010

Folksy Friday

Well as it's St David's Day on Monday I though it would be apt if this weeks Folksy Friday theme was Wales. Unfortunately I will not be at home this year but I shall be donning my daffodil and eating Welsh Cakes and Bara Brith none the less!

So here we go then:

This red dragon cushion is made by HELKATDESIGN who makes a whole host of British icon inspired textile items

This felted daffodil brooch made by Sue2 would be perfect for Monday. I wore a real daffodil last year but it wilted quite quickly so I may make one this year.

Now some people prefer to wear the national vegetable on St David's Day as an alternative to the daffodil. Personally I've never liked the taste of leeks very much (does that make me any less Welsh??) but this lovely little veggie is made by Maxine Veronica.

These beautiful earrings are made by Paisley Chainsaw. They'd make a great alternative to pinning a daffodil to your coat. Visit the shop for many a quirky jewelry idea.

And finally this Welsh translation of "Keep Calm and Carry On" Cushion is made by POBshop. How good would that look plumped on my sofa!

My St David's Day celebration starts tonight, when Wales take on France in the 3rd set of 6 nation matches. Go Wales! I've promised the Irish that we'll give the French a hiding for them so we better had or I'll be in trouble.

And before I go I'd just like to say a massive good luck to my cousin Megan who has reached the final round of the "Can I Gymru" competition. It's a Welsh song writing competition - the winner gets a prize of £10,000 and goes through to represent Wales in the Pan Celtic Music Festival, held in Ireland. The competition will be shown live on S4C on Sunday night, at 7:30 pm. Watch and vote for Gwen ar fy Wyneb!


  1. Lovely choices, I especially like the dragon cushion.

    Happy St David's Day (nearly)!

  2. Appropriate that I am reading your blog with the rugby just kicking off! Love the POBShop cushion
    'n ddedwydd Seintia Davids Ddiwrnod xxx
    (Hope that's right)

  3. Erm no that doesn't really make sense. But it's the attempt that counts!
    Rugby's over and we lost - we were so close! Played amazingly in the second half too. Oh well - you win some you lose some!


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