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'Just Breathe' Self Care Gift Set'Just Breathe' Self Care Gift SetOur price: £27.50Or just £17.20 for our members!View Sometimes we all need a little bit of self care. I designed this little box of things as something that you can give to a friend or someone in your family when they are going through something difficult.A Seasonal Way MagazineA Seasonal Way MagazineOur price: £9.50Or just £5.75 for our members!ViewA Seasonal Way is a magazine that gathers together people and places that have inspired me along with recipes, patterns and glimpses behind the scenes. Alpaca bed sock blank for natural dyeingAlpaca bed sock blank for natural dyeingOur price: £13.95Or just £7.95 for our members!ViewDye your own luxurious alpaca bed socks - perfect as we go into Autumn.
Autumn Embroidered BadgesAutumn Embroidered 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 I had left over.Decorative mending starter packDecorative mending starter packOur price: £20.00Or just £12.50 for our members!View This starter kit has everything to begin decorative mending. It is designed to go with the decorative mending e-course that is part of Snapdragon Studio Membership.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.
Graphite stick marking pencilGraphite stick marking pencilOur price: £1.20Or just £0.80 for our members!ViewA chunky hexagonal stick of graphite that is perfect for writing on wooden and plastic labels - it doesn't fade like pen.Leather organiser notebook with refillsLeather organiser notebook with refillsOur price: £60.00Or just £40.00 for our members!ViewI wanted to make a notebook that would last a long time, years and years, maybe a generation.Meadowy Cut Flowers - Scatter varietiesMeadowy Cut Flowers - Scatter varietiesOur price: From £1.65Or just £0.95 for our members!View These are the seed varieties that I scatter on open ground in September - very much as nature would itself. They are mainly varieties which dislike root disturbance so are happiest germinating where they are going to flower.
Monochrome meadow mini cushionsMonochrome meadow mini cushionsOur price: £15.00Or just £7.00 for our members!View These embroidered lavender cushions are part of our upcycled collection where I use reclaimed fabrics to create new things. Plant dyed alpaca socksPlant dyed alpaca socksOur price: £27.50Or just £18.00 for our members!ViewHouse socks. A kind of cosy luxury, perfect for padding about the house, curling up on the sofa, keeping warm by the fire or when at your desk. Great as bed socks or when you just need a bit of comfort.Plant dyed linen washbagPlant dyed linen washbagOur price: £35.00Or just £20.00 for our members!ViewBeautiful Scottish linen wash bags dyed in tiny batches with dock leaves and roots from the garden.
Plant dyed tote bag - Dock & TansyPlant dyed tote bag - Dock & TansyOur price: £25.00Or just £18.00 for our members!ViewNaturally dyed organic cotton canvas tote bags.Simple cut flowers - Autumn sowingSimple cut flowers - Autumn sowingOur price: From £1.65Or just £0.95 for our members!ViewThese are the hardy annual seeds that I sow in September every year to give me fresh looking posies from late Spring*.Solar dyed wool kit (now with alpaca socks option)Solar dyed wool kit (now with alpaca socks option)Our price: From £28.00Or just £17.50 for our members!ViewNow with alpaca bed socks option
Sweet pea - individual varietiesSweet pea - individual varietiesOur price: £1.65Or just £0.95 for our members!View If you are looking for specific colours or varieties of sweet peas then this is the place to buy them.Sweet Peas Seeds SetSweet Peas Seeds SetOur price: From £14.00Or just £7.75 for our members!ViewThese are the packs to get if you really want to luxuriate in your sweet peas next year. Undyed DK weight Peruvian Highland wool - 20g mini skeinsUndyed DK weight Peruvian Highland wool - 20g mini skeinsOur price: £1.80Or just £1.25 for our members!View Mini 20g skeins of undyed wool for natural dyeing
Undyed organically grown cotton canvas toteUndyed organically grown cotton canvas toteOur price: £9.00Or just £6.00 for our members!ViewThese organically grown cotton canvas totes have been pre-washed but will need to be mordanted before dyeing unless you are using dye material very high in tannin.
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Seraphina's eleven babies have grown so fast.⁠⠀
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Now when she tries to gather them under her - usually if she hears the buzzard overhead - they all head under her feathers but their heads and tails stick out the side.⁠⠀
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She seems unperturbed and a little like an overstuffed tea cosy.
I think that the last time I had this wooden clothes horse out was when we needed to dry cloth nappies c. 2001.⁠⠀
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The plant dyed alpaca house socks have all cured now, the dye is well sunk into the fibres, so over the past couple of days I've been washing and pressing and packaging them.⁠⠀
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The link to the shop page for them will go out in Friday's newsletter first - the actual newsletter is all about the dye deck and if you want to get it straight into your inbox you can sign up on the website www.snapdragonlife.com or through my profile.⁠⠀
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These were all dyed with tansy - the very yellow ones from the plant at the top of the Studio meadow, the slightly more orange ones from the plant down by the Studio door.
Last year, in the spring,  I got a tiny amount of seed of a grey Shirley poppy. ⁠⠀
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I sowed half and gave half to @gracealexanderflowers .⁠⠀
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None came up, in my garden at least.⁠⠀
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This year two plants have appeared - a little fey and wan as Shirley poppies go, but with definitely grey flowers. ⁠⠀
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Well kind of a purply grey . . . and if I'm honest I prefer the rich plums of Pandora . . . but It is eminently instagrammable.
Yesterday Seth Godin wrote that instead of getting our ideas spread like wildfire (uncontrolled, destructive, leaving nothing) we should get them to spread like wildflowers instead.⁠⠀
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I loved this idea.  Ideas that self seed and spread in groups, ideas that place themselves where they are happiest, where they can thrive.⁠⠀
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Ideas that take root in unpromising places and bring joy.

These daisies moved into the top of the Studio Meadow last year- spreading from the garden rather than the fields- but wilding themselves none the less.
A bright new morning starting a bright new week. ⁠⠀
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A row of dog daisies and love in a mist, fresh and light and optimistic.⁠⠀
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I feel like I'm hovering on the edge of planning things outside my studio this week. It is tentative.⁠⠀
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Today I have a meeting about something that will involve me leaving the premises. I'm part excited, part terrified - I think they are probably the same things in many ways.⁠⠀
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I'm building up to going on holiday in a few weeks. It feels vertiginous.  I definitely need to build my social muscles back up.⁠⠀
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The globe thistles shouldn't be there. ⁠⠀
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It was meant to be a temporary nursery bed.⁠⠀
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They were a root cutting from my parents' garden - memories of pulling off the heads as missiles.⁠⠀
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It is the perfect place for them.⁠⠀
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Low sun barrels along the path as the gloaming comes. ⁠⠀
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They glow in the golden hour.⁠⠀
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I leave the heads alone.
Of all the half hardy annuals that are beginning to flower here, I think that cosmos purity is my favourite. ⁠⠀
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Happy and light and generous with its flowers.⁠⠀
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As you pick it, the foliage smells that dense herby/incense way that is perfect for the late summer/early autumn time.
Yesterday I was chatting to Eileen, who volunteers in the garden on Wednesday mornings, about how the Studio meadow changes in the light.  In particular how the warmer light in August - especially the soft evening light - makes everything glow.⁠⠀
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Walking back from checking things at work I snapped these big daisies with a speckle of purple loosestrife behind them.  Softly glowing.⁠⠀
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At Snapdragon Life I gently guide you through bringing the changing seasons into your daily life, helping you slow down, so that you can experience increased well being, calm and creativity.

Through my communities, both free and paid for, through my writing on the blog, through carefully hand crafted activity kits, and through my online and in-person workshops I aim to bring people back in touch with the rhythms of a seasonal life.

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