At FloralGifts4U I specialise in creating floral posies, bouquets and cupcakes from socks, bibs, washcloths, handkerchiefs etc.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Red Nose Day - Friday March 18th 2011

Well it's that time of year again when the whole Country goes mad to do something funny to raise cash to transform lives across the UK and Africa.


In 1988 the first Red Nose Day raised £15 Million. 
In 2009, you helped to raise over five times that figure!  

Red Nose Day money is currently at work in 25 countries across Africa, 
as well as all four nations in the UK. 

Their first single, by Cliff Richard and The Young Ones, went straight to No 1 in 1986. 
Since then they’ve had 21 singles, 12 of which have topped the charts. 

Here I am showcasing some of the items 
from my shop that are  


10% of any sales on the website today 
will be donated to the appeal

 Sock Posy by FloralGifts4U
Pantie Posy by FloralGifts4U
Luxury Sock Posy


Thursday, 17 March 2011

St. Patrick's Day - March 17th

Facts about St. Patrick's Day Holiday
  • St. Patrick’s Day is observed on March 17 because that is the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is believed that he died on March 17 in the year 461 AD. It is also a worldwide celebration of Irish culture and history. St. Patrick’s Day is a national holiday in Ireland, and a provincial holiday in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • In Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day, people traditionally wear a small bunch of shamrocks on their jackets or caps. Children wear orange, white and green badges, and women and girls wear green ribbons in their hair.
  • Many cities have a St. Patrick’s Day parade.Dublin, the capital of Ireland, has a huge St. Patrick’s Day festival from March 15-19, that features a parade, family carnivals, treasure hunt, dance, theatre and more. In North American, parades are often held on the Sunday before March 17. Some paint the yellow street lines green for the day! In Chicago, the Chicago River is dyed green with a special dye that only lasts a few hours. There has been a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Boston, Massachusetts since 1737. Montreal is home to Canada’s longest running St. Patrick’s Day parade, which began in 1824.

Here are some lovely St Patrick's Day items 
found on Folksy

By Loves a Good Yarn  

By NiftyKnits
By The Litt'lest Craft Shop
Here are some green items from my shop

Flannel Posy by FloralGifts4U

Ladies Sock Posy by FloralGifts4U

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Shrove Tuesday - 8th March 2011

Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Day. 
Pancakes were made and eaten to use up rich food stuffs, like eggs and milk, 
prior to fasting for the period of Lent.

Mmm I love pancakes, especially with sugar and lemon topping.

What's your favourite topping?

Pancake races have also formed part of Shrove Tuesday traditions and customs.

 I couldn't find many pancake items on Folksy so here are a few I found, 
they are soooo cute!!

Pancake Stack Ring by CutiePies

Pancake Magnet by House of Gingerbread

Pancake Necklace by Sour Cherry