Friday, 29 October 2010

Folksy Friday - Handmade Chique

I've been thinking recently about all the economical changes and belt tightening we're facing and thought it might be a good idea to combine today's Folksy Friday with a photo montage on the theme of "charity shop chique". I took a basic cream top and skirt, both found in local charity shops and accessorised them with items from my Folksy Shop. The skirt is a real favourite in a soft suede effect fabric, and was a real bargain at £3! Only problem is that where it's wrap around I have to be really careful wearing it out if I'm using my wheelchair as if I don't get the split adjusted just right, it can end up showing far more than intended! Am hoping to go to a Clothes Customising Workshop On Sunday at the Art House in Southampton, to see if its possible to put a lace panel in. I chose neutral colours as my cunning plan was to  find other items from fellow Folksy sellers that will also bring a certain je ne sais quoi to the basic outfit - click on the picture to view in full size :-)

All the accessories are available from my Folksy Shop

So lets take the basic outfit and accessorise it with beautiful items from my Folksy Friday sellers. None of the accessories chosen cost over £15.00, with some starting as low as £3.75

Nofkants Curios Miss Bohemia 2
NoodleBubble 3 Uniquely Yours
Luvlii 5 Hannah's Handknits

1. Poppy from Nofkants Curios
2. Amber Bracelet and Earrings from Miss Bohemia
3. Poppy - all proceeds to RBL Poppy Appeal  from NoodleBubble
4. Beautiful black and gold scarf from Uniquely Yours
5. Cameo Handbag from Luvlii
6. Handknitted Hat from Hannah's Handknits

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  1. Thank you so much for including my Golden Sparkle Poppy corsage in you feature collection, so kind of you. All your choices are wonderful!

    Natalie x

  2. Thanks Natalie, its a pleasure, I love your poppy corsage :-)

  3. love the idea and looks fab! have clicked to follow you. love the stripey bags too ;) best wishes, annie x

  4. what a lovely idea for a folksy friday beautiful beret

    Kate x

  5. Oooh! Customising clothes workshop.... hmmmm.... am I free on sun I wonder?

    Great choices. Love your concept too. Cute hat!

  6. Thank you all for your kind comments :-) I may see you there Gemma - I will be easily noticed as they always end up re-arranging the furniture for me :-)

  7. Thanks so much for including my jewellery set amongst your beautiful choices!

    I hope you get to add the lace panel to your outfit! I love lace!

    Jen x

  8. Belated thanks for including my scarf amongst the wonderful selection. Linda