Saturday, 31 May 2014

Pop up Lavender Saturday

 Saturday June 14th pop up workshop in my home Lavender themed. Spaces go quickly, so this time new people who haven't done a Bodkin workshop can book places first.
 Trying the crafts out on my mum. I got her painting bags before breakfast one morning when she was staying. These we would make first so they dry for taking everything you make home in.
Come and see the sea 2mins walk from your workshop.
My Kitchen were we will have lots of fun

 We must have Sidmouth Poppy Cakes.  booking information link.          
Picture from the Dandelion day workshop.



Thursday, 29 May 2014

I spy the Elderflowers are out.

Here Pearl is standing by one of her favourite books. This lovely book by Susan Hill is beautifully illustrated by Angela Barrett.
 Elderflower Cordial
My little cheats version . Push a head of Elderflowers into a small bottle of water with a teaspoon of honey leave over night in the fridge and tell me how it tastes? I think it tastes of summer.

Summer Broach Making

Summer Broach making workshop 10.30-12.30   Wednesday 4th of June. In sunny Sidmouth by the Sea.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

A little favour from Pearl Mogg and Clover Clogg.

Pearl Mogg

 Pearl Mogg and Clover Clogg are asking a little favour they wanted to ask if you have enjoyed any bits of our blog and if  its given you even the littlest of warm feelings would you be so kind to pop over to our face book and say hi or even a like. The girls would be so grateful as battling with technology and final catching up. thanks from clover and Pearl 
and to say thank you the 100 follower here will be getting a treat.


Clover Clogg

Saturday, 24 May 2014


 Knitted my first pattern from a Rowan book, with a little help from a patient mum in law.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Pink Cowparsley

 Our little garden, small but very precious.
 The little brick path we put down

 Showing you my pink cow parsley. I have just sowed the seed I saved from last year.

 My Oat grass ready to plant out.
 I am enjoying watching Chelsea flower show this week.

A few of my favourite gardening books you may like.




My china labels from Brocken pottery.

Gardening on a saucer

Wishing you all a lovely weekend in your gardens hx

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Lets make birds nests

To the lovely people out there who have asked me many times to share how I make my nests. So for you, every Wednesday in June and July from 3-4.30pm at Mill street crafts Sidmouth I will. It includes all your materials. which I have some lovely bits for us to play with. It is helpful if you can do basic crocheting. But fear not the class before from 2-3pm -which is only £5 is  beginners crochet and that would be enough skills to get you making nests straight after.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Meet Bluebell

Our May Angel. We have spaces for making these this Wednesday and again on Wednesday18th of June and Wednesday July 16th. from 10.30-1.00 with homemade cake £22. I hope you all got to see the bluebells before they go over.


Friday, 16 May 2014

Keeping it Seasonal

Apple Tree broaches
 Trying to keep workshops seasonal. A little taster of things to come. I have used the lovely Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady as a back drop for many photos.
 Autumn Angel
 Spring nest workshop one I made earlier
 To early to mention my favourite season, but its the book I want to show you anyone read 'The Country Bizarre 'by Andy Pittaway and Bernard Scofield?

 It was a series of magazines that were originally published between 1970-74. using an underground press. It appeared seasonally in 11 issues with a patchwork of country matters. It really is a medley of nature, ecology, craftwork, folklore and poetry. I found mine on eBay quite cheap. I LOVE IT .


Celebrating  the seasons  

Sunday, 11 May 2014


Because I love Lilac.                                                    Last weeks Lilac cake made by Clever Claire from Sidmouth Poppy  blog for Our Sidmouth Knit café every Friday. May really is a special month

Nest Workshop coming soon

Come and make woolly nests with me. Dates coming very soon.