Folksy Friday

Folksy Friday – Three Bluetits, One Goldfinch and a Sparrow!

We’re very happy to be re-blogging this from our guest post over on the Folksy blog!

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We love garden birds here at I Am Acrylic HQ and currently have a family of blue tits busily squeaking and tweeting away on our bird feeder (see image below!), so what better subject for our first #folksyfriday blog post than to celebrate some gorgeous garden bird items on Folksy!

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For those of you that don’t know #folksyfriday, it’s a great way to discover lots of new designers! The hashtag has been revived by Folksy after a 5-year hiatus, and we can’t wait to see what people post!

So get blogging about your favourite makers/new discoveries on Folksy, or simply check out the #folksyfriday hashtag on Twitter and Instagram to see what other people are talking about!

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Blue Tit Brooch by Sally Ayling

Just look at this stunning Blue Tit brooch! We’ve long been a fan of Sally Ayling’s work (she also uses acrylic in some of her pieces) and her designs are always so intricate!

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Blue Tit and Blossom Print by Su Owen

We met Su Owen at a recent Crafty Fox Market and fell in love with her illustrations and wooden brooches. We just love the colours of this beautiful blue tit print!


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Needle Felt Blue Tit Kit

Eeek! Look at this little fella! You can make your own with this needle felting kit by The Makerss – and they have lots of different animals and bird kits too – have a look!

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Wooden Goldfinch Printed Brooch

We love the way Bethan from Boodle Boutique gives all the animals and birds on her designs a personality! Just look at this goldfinch’s little face!

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Sparrows with Seeds original Painting by Mogg Shop

These are the most beautiful sparrows I ever did see! We’ve loved Sally from Mogg Shop’s paintings ever since we discovered her work when she won a Folksy photo prize at Renegade Craft Fair a few years ago! It was a photo of a detail of our stall that won her the prize and we’ve been a fan ever since!


I Am AcrylicRuth and Brendan are two halves of I Am Acrylic. They’ve been making cute and quirky handmade necklaces and brooches (mostly from acrylic) since Brendan first made Ruth a fluorescent bird shaped keyring for her birthday back in 2004. All their designs are individually hand cut on their trusty fretsaw (they don’t use any laser cutting) and then they meticulously hand finish every component. It’s a labour of love, but well worth it, as each item remains unique. Ruth and Brendan are based in Spitalfields, London, and if they’re not in their workshop or having a tea break, then you might find them out on their market stall.


Click to find out what Folksy Friday is and how YOU can take part!
Folksy Friday on Twitter – Share your #folksyfriday blog posts with us on Twitter
Folksy Friday on Instagram – Create your own #folksyfriday collage on Instagram and share it on the tag
Folksy Friday on Pinterest – Choose your theme and create a Folksy Friday board on Pinterest

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