Indian Summer lights

Indian Block Printed Light
Would you like to make a summer lantern…join us at a workshop and we will show you how!

What a wonderful few weeks of weather we have had in the UK …was it to hot for you?

As I am very fair skinned I tend to stay in the shade a lot but do look forward to sitting in the garden of an evening and relaxing whilst listening to the birds serenading us.

I think a lot of people have found their garden to be a sanctuary over the last year and there has been a lot of decor introduced to make it an extension of the home. Have you spruced up the garden with new some lights or furniture?

A little bit of an Indian Summer

We have just added a new date for our very popular Indian Block Printing workshop and this month you will get the opportunity to make a couple of these tea light holders. Perfect for adding a subtle light to the evening.

Garden lights

My garden aspiration…calm and cool

Time to come out of hibernation and get crafty

Fox purse

Spring is on its way and its time to get crafty?

As I look out of my window today there is some definite signs of spring on the way and it is time to come out of the winter hibernation and get crafty!.

Spring is a sign of renewal and with a few flowers appearing along the hedgerows we are all beginning to feel a little more joyous. With Mothers day and Spring just around the corner there are lots of reasons to shake of the cloudy skies and get crafting to bring some cheer into your home.

If you need some inspiration we have quite a few workshops lined up and with a focus on sustainability . A bunch of blooming flowers is always nice to receive but they will wilt ( don’t forget to put them in your compost bin) so how about attending our flowers rag rugging workshop and we will show you how to make beautiful flowers from upcycled fabric?

Another great versatile craft to try is our ever popular Indian Block printing workshop, you could print a tote bag or maybe some fresh crisp pillowcases or a cushion….or all of them!

Of course as we step into spring and start to venture out into the garden we will of course be looking at a range of bunting…sheep and apple trees anybody?

Sheep and country themed hessian bunting

Spring Craft Ideas

The mornings are getting lighter and the days are getting longer…must be time to be thinking about some Spring Craft ideas. There are so many crafts that you can do at home to get your creative juices flowing and they do not have to be expensive and can involve the children ( some activities may need supervision).

Some of the easy DIYs for example would be to use old magazines to cut out Easter shapes and string together for bunting. Or if you would like to make something more generic may for the garden you could upcycle an old quilt cover to make bunting and sew by machine or hand.

What about some Salt Dough ( lots of recipes on the internet) or Air Dry Clay Eggs, a perfect excuse to get out those cookie cutters that you have gathered over the years but you could also go free style with your shapes or use some containers to cut your shapes, I find yogurt pots are the perfect size ( just remember to eat the yoghurt and rinse the pot first or it will get messy!). Once the egg has dried you can use some pens to write your Easter message.