Unfortunately I have rather neglected my blog of late, it is several weeks since I last posted. The garden has a slight air of abandonment about it too, as it slowly disappears under a thick carpet of leaves. However, it is all for a good reason. Any spare time I have at the moment is … Continue reading A slight air of neglect
Every spare minute I have at the moment is spent topping-up existing items and working on new ones to sell at the craft fair which I have booked in early December. It is my first experience of selling at a Christmas fair and an opportunity, I feel, to see just how successful my work really … Continue reading Working on new ideas
For years I have pressed flowers, not in a serious fashion, just popping the odd flower or two in between the pages of a book whenever the fancy takes me. Invariably I forget all about them so it is always a lovely surprise, when leafing through a book, to come across a pressed flower from … Continue reading Something a bit different
I had planned to call this post 'Time to face the garden', because for several weeks I have been putting off the inevitable task of sorting out the flower beds after the work over the summer. I tackled the lawn several weeks ago, scarifying, fertilising and reseeding it all, but nothing seemed to be happening … Continue reading Everything in the garden is rosy
After several months of upheaval the garden transformation is just about complete. Just electrics to add to the garden room, so that we can continue to use it over the winter, a bit more work to do on the garden and then we are there. The transformation to the garden has been incredible, it has … Continue reading It’s a wrap!
I love the soothing fragrance of Lavender and it seems that I am not alone. The Lavender bags which I have been making over the past year have proved really popular and have sold really well, so much so that I need to make more for my next craft fair. Having used all of last … Continue reading For the love of Lavender
I've never had much success with Cyclamens in the garden. Several times I have enthusiastically planted miniature Cyclamen in the late autumn in the hope of creating some winter colour but they just never seem to last. Whilst I have enjoyed seeing a burst of bright pink or purple in the flower bed for a … Continue reading Hardy Cyclamen
OK, so it was only a small digger but it still came as a bit of a shock. Our initial intention had been to install a garden room and then we decided to sort out the drainage problems we have with the patio, which involved a new soak away and patio slabs. I was probably … Continue reading There is a digger in my garden!
Saturday saw me at the Lughnasadh Craft Fair (Lughnasadh Gaelic festival marking the beginning of the harvest season) at our local library. I had a really nice day, made lots of sales, met lots of nice people (both buyers and sellers) and received lots of positive comments. Popular sales were Lavender bags and the Hollyhock … Continue reading Lughnasadh Craft Fair
So far I have spent much of this summer working on the new Wisteria cushions and topping-up on stock for my Etsy shop and craft fairs. With everything now topped-up, I have started to think ahead to the autumn. Whilst I have craft fairs booked for the beginning of August and December I haven't booked … Continue reading Autumn Leaf Cushion