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I'm not sure how many of you know this, but I administer a Flickr group for people to share their pictures and to give me a constant source of material for this blog. I haven't written about it for a while, but as I was uploading some of yesterday's photo experiments I saw so many lovely things that I wanted to share.

Vintage Squirrel at Blair Castle

Aileen Clarke visited the Blair Castle vintage fair and took this photo. She also blogged about it for Folksy's Frankly magazine, here.

owl hand hotties. Keep seeing these in the shops so thought i'd make some to put in Em's xmas stocking. #feltedjumper #handmadechristmas

Incy Wincy Stitches posted this gorgeous picture of handmade owl hand hotties. I hope she'll be adding them to her shop soon! 

Claret pearls and rhinestones

Amidesigns contributed this fab bracelet. She has loads of items that woudl look amazing with your Christmas day outfit - check out her Etsy shop

Conversation Bag in Tend The Earth

I LOVE this patchwork bag by Kerry Wilkinson's Pennydog Accessories line. It's called a conversation bag and it certainly would start one, mostly along the lines of "I love your bag". She sells an eclectic range of items on her website


Finally, how could you not fall in love with this adorable bear with wonky eyes. He's gorgeous! And he reminds me more than a bit of the Littlest Hobo. 


Kat said…
You're welcome! Gorgeous items - it was nice to use the Flickr group to get reacquainted with some sites I haven't visited in a while.
Thank you Kat! You have such a lovely blog here. I think Flicks has become quieter since everyone started using facebook pages more but I still upload lots there and always add to your lovely group :)

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