Living in the country

Summer strawberries?

Summer strawberries?, a photo by LittleBlackDuck on Flickr. First official day of summer! No pressure Mother Nature, but can you make it a good one (particularly this weekend as we have a wedding to go to)? We are growing these strawberry plants and I am hoping that they will make it to maturity. Sadly every time Charlotte remembers them she…

Work it Wednesday

Today’s Work it Wednesday has mostly been about orders orders and more orders. It always feels good to (almost) clear the decks. Sales of my grosgrain lining fabrics are going ok. I’ve not spent any time promoting the fact that I’m selling fabrics (except for a mention here and a quick slot on my facebook page), however, encouragingly people are…

Growing Garlic

I received my Joules magazine the other day. It’s a lovely concept and is full of interesting articles. There was article that made me giggle though….Growing Garlic written by Laetitia Maklouf The sub headline for the article reads as follows: Being a relatively expensive kitchen staple and ridiculously easy to grow yourself, growing garlic is doubly satisfying… It’s  a great article…

UK Handmade magazine

Every quarter the team at UK Handmade issue a fabulous on-line magazine (perfect for saving the environment and saves a trip to the shops). I’m a little late to be blogging about the summer issue, being September, but better late than never! In this issue there are some great articles, including some useful advice on preparing for your first craft…

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