Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Beech Nut Broach

Some thing to brighten ourselves up with until the sun comes out. This is cheap and cheerful or should I say green and glamorous. You can still find these beech nut cases. With wire wrap three together, add green woolly threads and paint them, nail varnish works a treat. Squeeze a safety pin through the back. Voila !

Thursday, 23 May 2013

A special day at work.

Yesterday was a very special day for me, I was lucky enough to meet some rather amazing children in our local  childrens hospital and spend the day teaching them art and crafts. weaving seems to be the favourite because its so relaxing and you can take it anywere. So thank you to the amazing team of people there and the very clever children.

Friday, 17 May 2013

I love these little things

 They make a lovely book mark, but I think they are meant to be napkin rings,Correct me if I'm wrong.
 I use them to make the clothes for my dolls I make.

 I like to move the tiny button to the end of the fabric so I can wear them as bracelets.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Clever Kids

Just had to show you what a group of school children made. I just did the overlocking around the edges. Then hey presto! Their very own Lavender bags .

Lolly Dolly Kits

Even big girls like to make Lolly Dollys. Kits available from me .



Monday, 13 May 2013

More best books

 What a lucky find.Lets Garden by Enid Blyton and illustrated by William Mc Laren.

 Susan Hill books are always a delight. Illustrated by Angela Barrett.
Here Pearl is showing you her favorate book .Through the Kitchen Window again beauifuly illustrated by Angela Barrett.
 The book shows how to make Elderflower cordial here. If you are too busy to try that. Try my busy mum short cut .Full up water bottles and push a flower head of Elderfowers and a tea spoon of runny honey in. pop in the fridge and drink  the next day. and it really does taste of summer. try it and tell me its true.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Alys Fowler's New book

 Abundance. Another fab book by an amazing gardener. How lovely to go away and come home to a new book on you door step.Thought I would share this book of how to store and preserve your garden produce with you.

 My doll inspired by her.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots.

I wished for a little garden many times, then one day a very kind lady stopped me in the street and gave one to me .Things always happen when the time is right I just have to learn to be patient.
 Our little garden. The daffodil bulbs we planted are called Cheerfulness and are scented. we made the cold frame and painted the metal table and chairs after getting them at our local tip.
 We laid the brick path, haven't had the garden a year yet so a lot to do - managed to get my herbs in and sweet peas. A climbing rose and pear tree on the back wall.
 I'm trying to show you here a pink cow parsley plant I bought at a plant fair at Poltimore House, you can just see it amongst the forget-me nots another favourite.
 I like hiding little houses in the garden.
 One of my favourite gardening books for children .Roots, Shoots, Buckets and Boots by Sharon Lovejoy , beautifully illustrated.

My lovely boots of leather, but sadly much as I want them to fit they are a size too big , so have put them on eBay yesterday under vintage leather boots size 5 . if anyone wants to give them a new home.
 This is Gretel the gathering and gardening girl.
 allotment days
 Gretel again
 ways to label plants in a small gardens so they look interesting.
My broken pottery labels

 Bye bye boots you are off to eBay I love you but I have to wear to many pairs of woolly socks to make you fit.

Gifts from the garden. I picked this lovely book up from The Works.

New shoots

 Old boots
The end of Roots Shoots Buckets and Boots - hope you have time this bank holiday to get out into your gardens or park.