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Apothecary jar - Flowing thoughtsApothecary jar - Flowing thoughtsOur price: £12.00Or just £6.13 for our members!ViewThese fresh smelling candles are my go to for my office. Apothecary Jar - Winter Scents CandleApothecary Jar - Winter Scents CandleOur price: £12.00Or just £6.13 for our members!ViewWe chose these candles to bring a bit of spicey warmth to your home in the coldest weather. There are two different scents.Embroidered Autumn BadgesEmbroidered Autumn BadgesOur price: £12.50Or just £7.00 for our members!ViewI embroidered these little badges with autumn seed heads to use up some tiny scraps of wool suiting fabric that we had left over.
Embroidered Meadow Wool CushionEmbroidered Meadow Wool CushionOur price: £80.00Or just £40.00 for our members!ViewThe cushion is made from fulled wool, woven for us in Yorkshire, and is embroidered by Jane with a meadow design.Festive Cheer Gift SetFestive Cheer Gift SetOur price: £30.00Or just £20.00 for our members!ViewWe put this gift set together to bring a bit of seasonal cheer into people's lives - it guaranteed to make you smile through the festive season.Gift Subscription Membership to Snapdragon StudioGift Subscription Membership to Snapdragon StudioOur price: From £165.00Or just £165.00 for our members!ViewBuy a gift subscription to Snapdragon Studio and give them up to a year of inspirational courses, practical tips and uplifting emails - as well as the chance tome part of the Snapdragon Membership Community and to buy supplies and other products at cost price.
Glass cylinder vaseGlass cylinder vaseOur price: £6.00Or just £2.85 for our members!ViewThese simple glass cylinder vases are the ones I use in the 'Fill Your Home With Spring Bulbs' e-course.Grow Your Own Jam Jar of FlowersGrow Your Own Jam Jar of FlowersOur price: £15.00Or just £9.61 for our members!ViewMy favourite kinds of flowers are simple ones, picked from the garden or from a verge, arranged without pretension in a jam jar and placed by a bedside or on a desk.Make Your Own Bath Infusions KitMake Your Own Bath Infusions KitOur price: £36.05Or just £18.02 for our members!ViewThis kit contains everything that you need to make your own herbal infusions for the bath and create a spa like experience.
Make Your Own Knitted Mug Cosy KitMake Your Own Knitted Mug Cosy KitOur price: £21.00Or just £10.45 for our members!ViewI designed this kit especially for the teenager or adult learning to knit - it is a small project, quick enough to complete without getting overwhelmed, with an end product that is attractive and useful.Make Your Own Mulled Wine Gift SetMake Your Own Mulled Wine Gift SetOur price: £8.50Or just £4.23 for our members!View Bring seasonal cheer with this beautifully put together gift set to make mulled wine or apple juice.Make Your Own Notebook KitMake Your Own Notebook KitOur price: £35.00Or just £26.00 for our members!ViewMake your own notebooks and soft back journals with this kit.
Make Your Own Winter Tree DecorationMake Your Own Winter Tree DecorationOur price: £35.00Or just £26.00 for our members!ViewSnapdragon Life is all about helping people try new things and acquire new skills. We have put this kittogether for anyone who would like to try their hand at making their own decorations.Mulled Wine SpiceMulled Wine SpiceOur price: £5.35Or just £2.60 for our members!View100g Mulled spice mix in glassine envelope.Natural Gift Wrap PackNatural Gift Wrap PackOur price: £12.50Or just £5.95 for our members!ViewWe have put together a pack of gift wrap, paper string and washer envelopes, glassine pouches, twine, tape and tags to make natural gift wrap easy.
Robin BadgeRobin BadgeOur price: £5.00Or just £3.00 for our members!ViewThese tiny robin badges are back by popular demand - they are 25mm diameter and perfect for wearing right through the festive season and beyond. Robins Big Bone China Mug and Candle Gift SetRobins Big Bone China Mug and Candle Gift SetOur price: £40.00Or just £20.40 for our members!ViewThis gift set - a scented soy candle and a bone china mug in a beautiful stitched card archival box - is a beautiful way to bring some Festive cheer into your life.Robins CandleRobins CandleOur price: £30.00Or just £15.90 for our members!ViewThese cheeky Christmas Robins, printed from an original drawing by Jane Lindsey, complete with a copper lid and filled with a high quality soy candle, full of essential oils would be a perfect gift.
Secateurs gift setSecateurs gift setOur price: £40.00Or just £22.50 for our members!View This Gardener's gift box is entered around a fine pair of leather handled secateurs - really good for cold weather gardening as they don't get as bone chillingly cold as either plain metal or vinyl coated handles.Snowdrops Big Bone China MugSnowdrops Big Bone China MugOur price: £15.00Or just £8.85 for our members!ViewFor me snowdrops are a flower of remembrance. They spill out under a hazel tree where we have buried our pets, every year they remind us of the love of those animals.Snowdrops Big Bone China Mug and Candle Gift SetSnowdrops Big Bone China Mug and Candle Gift SetOur price: £40.00Or just £20.40 for our members!ViewThis gift set - a scented candle and a bone china mug in a beautiful stitched card archival box - is an ode to Snowdrops
Snowdrops CandleSnowdrops CandleOur price: £30.00Or just £15.90 for our members!ViewOur stunning Snowdrops candle, printed from an original drawing by Jane Lindsey, complete with a copper lid and filled with a high quality soy candle, full of essential oils.Stack of 3 jottersStack of 3 jottersOur price: £6.50Or just £3.67 for our members!View These simple jotter style notebooks are made for us in Glasgow from FSC certified paper.Studio box - Quarterly subscription boxStudio box - Quarterly subscription boxOur price: From £25.00Or just £18.00 for our members!ViewCreating these subscription boxes has become a real passion project for me - I believe that making things, being creative, being in tune with the seasons, are all so important in living the best lives possible.This quarter's box is our 8th box and it is a one for doing curled up on the sofa in the warmth - a hibernation box that is perfect for late autumn/winter
Studio Craft Box - Gift SubscriptionStudio Craft Box - Gift SubscriptionOur price: From £25.00Or just £18.00 for our members!ViewNow you can order our Studio craft subscription boxes as a gift for someone else - just choose the number of months and we will be in touch to organise all the details.Winter Meadow Big Bone China Mug and Candle Gift SetWinter Meadow Big Bone China Mug and Candle Gift SetOur price: £40.00Or just £20.40 for our members!View This gift set - a scented candle and a bone china mug in a beautiful stitched card archival box - is an ode to the meadow that surrounds the workshop.Winter Meadow CandleWinter Meadow CandleOur price: £30.00Or just £15.90 for our members!ViewPart of our exclusive range of scented candles - a copper lidded candle pot with Jane's hand drawn Winter Meadow design, filled with a high quality soy candle - stuffed full of essential oils.
Winter Meadow Card Making PackWinter Meadow Card Making PackOur price: £12.00Or just £6.00 for our members!View A pack of Jane's embroidered winter wool pieces to make your own Christmas cards.Winter Meadow MugWinter Meadow MugOur price: £15.00Or just £8.85 for our members!ViewThese luxury big bone china mugs make a very stylish gift - they are decorated with a wonderful design of an Winter Meadow with sparse seed heads and bright berries.
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The hazel tree on the back lawn was the only tree when we moved here 16 years ago. 
Over the summer, when Euan was repairing the shed floor, he found thousands and thousands of empty hazel nuts under it, all neatly gnawed open by tiny, tiny teeth. 
Imagine those field mouse parties, the hazelnuts held up between tiny paws.

We tend to just pick the easy to reach nuts, tonight I’ll make a carrot and green hazelnut salad and I shall feel nicely smug at eating from the garden! 
I’ll leave the windfalls for the mice and the high ups for the red squirrels. They were here before us. 
Hazel trees fruit at a fairly young age. The ones we planted as tiny whips in the hedge 10 years ago are fruiting this year and I’m sure they would have been faster if they hadn’t been growing in long grass, part of a deliberately neglected wild area. 
I’ll put the recipe up on stories later.
When I was on holiday last month I messaged a number of close friends with a three point 'priority list' that I wanted them to hold me to. ⁠⠀
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1. Simplify things so that people actually know what the Studio Membership is.⁠⠀
2. Make amazing things for my members.⁠⠀
3. Talk about what I do to lots of people in lots of ways.⁠⠀
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The point was for the to stop me doing other things as a distraction from my main job, a job that is feeling more and more important, helping people being more small joyful things into their lives.⁠⠀
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I've been working on 1 and 2 since getting home - the website now has 1/4 of the categories that it had, the link to the membership is now actually on the home page, I've been finalising new products and working on next month's members e-course (about how to wrap beautiful natural seasonal inspired gifts without the Pinterest fuss).⁠⠀
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The third - the talking - is always a struggle for me and I suspect it may always be. There is too much conditioning there, too much being a nicely quiet, head down, work hard, Scottish girl at heart. ⁠⠀
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But I am trying hard . . . . and have resolved too email some people this afternoon and tell them what I do.⁠⠀
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I love bracken at this fleeting time of year - the burst of bright gold before it blends back into the forest floor. ⁠⠀
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An unusual photo for me perhaps but over in the Snapdragon Studio Bee we have been having a really interesting and honest conversation about what people look for when they are buying things - whether it is eco packaging or organic contents or everything made in the UK.⁠⠀
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It was such an interesting topic that it made me realise that I have really not done enough to show the thought and reasoning behind all the things in our products.  I think I felt it was a bit eco-smug at the time. ⠀
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Anyway . . . I have begun with the calendula balm kit and you can see the result above - making a flat lay of all the contents and a key as to what everything is, where it comes from and whether it can be recycled.⁠⠀
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If you want to join the Facebook group it is completely free and open to all - just google Snapdragon Studio Bee and let me know what makes you smile.⁠⠀
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And the balm kit now has all its info in place and you can see it on the website www.snapdragonlife.com
Natural dyeing.⁠⠀
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I think that the most amazing thing about my little foray into natural dyeing is how adding a modifier, in this case a little bit of rust, can transform a colour.⁠⠀
⁠⠀ Both of these were dyed in the same pot.  I chopped up willow leaves and bark and soaked them in water for two days, before simmering for an hour and leaving to steep overnight. ⁠⠀
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I then removed the willow and simmered my 2 hanks of silk yarn for an hour and let the liquid cool.  One hank was removed - which is the gorgeous pale pink - and I added some rusty metal to the pot and watched the silk turn dark grey as though by magic.⁠⠀
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Natural dyeing has been something that I have meaning to try at home ever since I went on a course with @debbiethedyer years and years ago.  I'm so glad that I actually thought to make it into a little project and actually put it in my diary this year.
Since I got back from holiday the bottles on my bedroom windowsill have been empty.⁠⠀
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They looked pretty - like an art installation - but also sad.  There was so little left in the garden that it felt a shame to pick it and turn all views from the house into a sludge of frosted stems.⁠⠀
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Yesterday I decided enough was enough - that there must be some small things that I could pick and Dixie and I went for a walk along the road with a pair of secateurs.⁠⠀
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This was the result - a windowsill that Euan claims is overstuffed! - berries and leaves and seed heads all tucked under the long grass.⁠⠀
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It was a lesson in remembering to venture out and look.  What have you seen recently?
Sometimes it takes a long time to see things clearly, to actually see what it is that is the heart of what you want to do with that ‘one wild and precious life’. I finally feel I’m getting there and I’m tagging a whole bunch of amazing people who have helped me figure it out and winnow it down over the past couple of years.
Who else is dreaming of planting spring bulbs at the moment? 
I can’t think of another activity that sums up that Audrey Hepburn quote “to plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” - the tucking up of smooth bulbs in the cold ground, the watching for shoots in spring. It feels miraculous. 
This month’s Studio Members e-course is about Spring bulbs, how to choose, how to plant, what I have learned here over the decades. 
It has been lovely hearing about what people are planting and why.
Overwhelm - I wrote a blog this week about how I fell prey to overwhelm and what I did to get over it - you can read it by clicking through my profile.⁠⠀
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I had actually always thought of myself as someone who didn't get overwhelmed, who had so many tactics in place to stay present, stay slow, stay engaged and take action.⁠⠀
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I thought I was immune to getting caught up, tangled up in overwhelm.⁠⠀
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Until that wasn't the case and I ended up weeping at the sheer difficulty of everything.  All I wanted was someone to breeze in and do all my adulting for me.⁠⠀
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It was a lesson in not taking things for granted and to stop and take stock more often.  To avoid drama, to sit still, to do meaningful things.⁠⠀
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I'd love to know your tips, in a comment here on on the blog, or as a direct message.⁠⠀
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