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.
So the wedding season is upon us with many a couple making the final preparations of the dress, shoes and those all important wedding party gifts. In recent years has been a growing trend of giving personalised soap and candles to your friends and family instead of the little voile bags containing sugared almonds which has been a long standing tradition.
The Anniversary Gift
So the honeymoon is over and the happy couple settle into life and all to quickly it is the first anniversary. My husband and I have been married a long time but as we approached our 1st anniversary we decided to choose gifts of a traditional nature. So with the first being a gift of Paper I received a book, the second year for Cotton it was a tea towel not so romantic but practical!
Collections of Soap, Wood & Wool
As the years have passed by we have exchanged many gifts and with little expense and a lot of thought these items have become treasured memories. So here are a few suggestions for you if you are looking for new ideas that will be sure to delight and remain traditional.
4th Year – how about some handmade soap? Rose & Vanilla with rose petals is a delight.
5th Year – how about a personalised pyrography plaque with a favourite quote or time and place – handmade makes it extra special.
7th Year – A little needle felted wool heart – this could be on a brooch or a keying?
we would love to help you find the perfect gift but whatever you choose and however you celebrate your anniversary we offer our congratulations and best wishes.