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Artist's Desk TidyArtist's Desk TidyOur price: From £12.00Or just £7.15 for our members!ViewKeep your desk tidy with these elegant and inspirational pen tidies.Bright Name Personalised Pencil TinBright Name Personalised Pencil TinOur price: £14.00Or just £7.86 for our members!View Send them off to school in style with all their pencils stored neatly in a bright pencil tin with their name on it.Available in:Child's Drawing Personalised Desk TidyChild's Drawing Personalised Desk TidyOur price: £14.00Or just £8.47 for our members!View These pen pots can be printed with your children' s drawings to make a fantastic practical gift which will be treasured.
Child's Drawing Personalised Enamel MugChild's Drawing Personalised Enamel MugOur price: £15.00Or just £8.05 for our members!ViewLet your child show off their creative streak with an enamel mug printed with their own designs.Child's Drawing Personalised Pencil CaseChild's Drawing Personalised Pencil CaseOur price: £14.00Or just £6.98 for our members!ViewLet your child show of their artistic talents with a zipped pencil case with their own drawings printed onto it.Child's Drawing Personalised Plant PotChild's Drawing Personalised Plant PotOur price: £18.00Or just £9.55 for our members!ViewCreate a unique personalised plant pot from your children's drawings or handwriting - the perfect gift for grandparents, aunties, friends and teachers.
Child's Drawing Personalised Tote BagChild's Drawing Personalised Tote BagOur price: From £15.00Or just £8.41 for our members!ViewOur shopping bags are a wonderful personalised gift for your child to give to someone they love - their teacher, grandparents, family friends.Child's Drawing Personalised Water BottleChild's Drawing Personalised Water BottleOur price: £17.00Or just £8.75 for our members!ViewHand made presents are really the best but sometimes they are difficult to organise.Colour in Personalised Drawstring BagColour in Personalised Drawstring BagOur price: £20.95Or just £10.58 for our members!ViewThese kits create everything you need to colour in your own personalised drawstring bag - perfect for storing toys or clothes at home or gym kit at school.
Embroidery supplies for cactus designEmbroidery supplies for cactus designOur price: £9.99Or just £4.05 for our members!ViewThis contains Saral wax free paper - this amazing reusable transfer paper doesn't smudge, and yet easily washes out at the end of a project. Kraft cover Notebooks pack of 5Kraft cover Notebooks pack of 5Our price: £5.00Or just £2.50 for our members!View We are getting rid of these Kraft notebooks at an amazing price.Paint your own bird house personalised kitPaint your own bird house personalised kitOur price: £28.00Or just £14.25 for our members!ViewThis children's activity kit contains everything that you need to decorate a wooden birdhouse for your garden - all stored in a sturdy and practical drawstring bag.
Pens and Pencils Desk TidyPens and Pencils Desk TidyOur price: £12.00Or just £7.15 for our members!View A fun and practical end of term thank you gift for a teacher - somewhere to store pens and pencils to keep their desk tidy.Pens and Pencils Personalised Pencil CasePens and Pencils Personalised Pencil CaseOur price: £12.00Or just £5.98 for our members!ViewLooking for a back to school gift? This personalised pencil case is great for keeping stationery in order and appeals to stationery lovers of all ages.Rainbow Anti-Boredom Activity KitRainbow Anti-Boredom Activity KitOur price: £12.00Or just £6.03 for our members!ViewThese small drawstring bags - with a notebook, some stickers, a sharpener, a half size writing pencil and colouring pencils - are designed to fit into a handbag, or the seat pocket of a car - ready to be whipped out at the first signs of boredom.
Stib Jumbo Colouring Pencils TubeStib Jumbo Colouring Pencils TubeOur price: £9.95Or just £7.25 for our members!ViewWe just love these pencils!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.Snapdragon Studio Box is our quarterly subscription box - this is box 4. Vintage Typewriter Personalised NotebookVintage Typewriter Personalised NotebookOur price: From £8.50Or just £4.18 for our members!ViewThis personalised typewriter notebook makes a fantastic gift for stationery fans and writers. Available in:
Vintage Typewriter Personalised Tote BagVintage Typewriter Personalised Tote BagOur price: From £12.00Or just £6.01 for our members!View These customised tote bags from our vintage typewriter range range allow you to compose your own message - up to 6 lines of text can be printed onto the paper coming out of the typewriter.Available in:Watercolour Postcard PadWatercolour Postcard PadOur price: £5.00Or just £3.00 for our members!ViewCreate your own postcards.
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On Sunday night Euan turned to me and said “I don’t think we have ever made as much difference to the garden in such a short time.”⠀
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⁣ He was right. In October we had brought in soil to make raised beds - turning the ground slick and slippery. All winter and Spring I looked at mud and worried about all the people that I had told that there would be a garden to see in May. ⠀
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But then - dry weather, fierce cold winds and suddenly on Friday afternoon we could barrow and build and by Sunday night . . . There are the beginnings of a new productive garden - a mix of vegetables and flowers for cutting. ⠀
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As usual Euan did all the heft and heavy stuff and I planted and staked and fluffed up mulch. ⠀
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If you are coming along to A Seasonal Day on 8th May I am pleased to say that there will be a garden! ⠀
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Sometimes projects come together really quickly - one of the best things about having a small making business is that you can go from idea to having something for sale in a single day. ⠀
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This was not one of those projects - I had the idea in our busy Christmas period, took away the samples to knit while travelling in Asia in February, and yet only put the kit up on the website yesterday. ⠀
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I don't normally post many direct product shots here - but this one is special to me. I wanted to make a beginners’ knitting kit that allows people to knit something practical and quick - in this instance beautiful cotton face cloths and exfoliating cleansing wipes - and which felt substantial yet not daunting. My aim with everything is to make it easy for people to give things a go. ⠀
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And I wanted it to look beautiful and be practical and all be packaged up in way that was part of the kit. ⠀
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Everything came together earlier this week and I’m so pleased with how it looks, the squidgy cotton balls of yarn, the instruction cards and needles all in their own specially printed drawstring project bag. ⠀
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I hope you like it too.
How do you like to learn? I used to be happiest just battering on by myself, making mistakes, googling. But increasingly I find I’m preferring to be shown things by someone who knows what they are doing, to have the space to ask questions, and then to go home and try everything on my own with the option to call if I get stuck. ⠀
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I find my mind opened so much more by talking to other people - rather than beginning a project from my own limited viewpoint. ⠀
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I had a great time yesterday learning E-magazine production with Eleanor from @creativecountryside and today I’m planning to practice everything by re-formatting the guide to getting the most from your cut flowers to send out with the next newsletter. ⠀
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I also met up with @bob_sy - all arranged on an Instagram whim - and had a wonderful evening discussing kindness, connection and creativity. ⠀
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Increasingly I love being able to move beyond typed words and have great rambling conversations. Is anyone else finding the same? ⠀
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GIVEAWAY - Today I am getting the train down to Lancaster to meet Eleanor from @creativecountryside.  She is going to be showing me the ins and outs of making a magazine.⁣⠀
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I have always loved the aesthetics of Creative Countryside magazine - the solidity of it, the surety - so when the chance came up to take a masterclass in how to put it together I jumped at the opportunity.⁣⠀
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I love putting together the e-magazines for Studio Members and A Seasonal Way, but I am very aware that I am simply joining together PDFs.  I want to create something more magical, more meant.⁣⠀
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My lesson is co-inciding with suddenly having fast WiFi at home - so uploading a magazine no longer requires a drive to Stirling to poach University WiFi.  This will change Everything!⁣⠀
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This magazine is the first bumper edition of Creative Countryside, as it turns from a quarterly into a biannual publication. ⁣⠀
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I am a contributor to this edition, as well as subscribing, so I have an extra copy which I would love to give away. ⁣⠀
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Just comment here - and make sure you are following me - and we will pick a name at random next Tuesday.⁣⠀
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(The knitting is the #comfortblanketkal by @louisetilbrookdesigns which shall be my train knitting)
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I knew this greenhouse as a child. It had a grapevine then, and a lead dipping trough that was home to motherless ducklings. ⠀
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There were long snakes of terracotta pots under the staging and I got to turn the cranks to open windows in the roof. ⠀
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When it was abandoned and began to fall down we asked if we could take it and give it a new home - and now  it stands in our drive, the oldest thing here. ⠀
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Euan rebuilt it all exactly - with a new base, but with everything else original.  It turned out to be a superior form of flat pack.⠀
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This weekend I stood in the greenhouse, mid watering the seedlings that are crammed in tiers onto the staging and floor, and tried to link it back to when I was seven. ⠀
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I couldn’t. Then is was an enormous space of dust and spiders and broken glass , of benches to climb on and a cold, dark trough of water we were to stay away from. ⠀
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Now it is my garden in waiting. Waiting for May. ⠀
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I did think I should maybe plant a grape vine though.
I photographed this heart of honeysuckle on the Isle of Bute last month - a random reminder that nature is at the heart of everything that I love.⁣⠀
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Also last month, I spent a wonderful evening with my friend @hazey107 - and she told the story of why she had crossed the school playground to make friends with me 16 years ago.⁣⠀
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Seemingly I was standing waiting for the P1s to come out, my toddler on my hip.  Her bright blonde hair was full of leaves and sticks, her bare feel black with soil.  Hazel immediately felt that, with such a feral looking child, I must be her kind of person.⁣⠀
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We would have been travelling back from the field where I grew my flowers at that time, we hadn't yet found this house.⁣ I was probably worried about being the only scruffy Mum at the school gate. ⠀I never felt I did school gates very well. ⁣⠀
But hearing Hazel’s story I was so glad that I never mastered that
We are promised a dry and sunny weekend here in Stirlingshire. I have 3 days completely clear of commitments. The greenhouse is full of seedlings, the ground is dry enough to work. I have 4 tonnes of mulch in the drive. 🌱

I can barely contain my excitement. 🌱🌱 I’ve been awake since 5 (though obviously still in bed!) 🌱🌱🌱 What do you have planned for the weekend?
In February we visited Myanmar - to spend time with our younger daughter who is teaching there for a year. 
I loved the country and it has changed the way I look at many things. (1000s of feral dogs, yet no dog shit on the streets- what does that tell you about community?) On a more food based level I was just amazed by the salads and the way that plants that I would regard as ‘past it’ at home - like these mizuna gone to seed - or just not edible - like courgette leaves are used to create the most delicious and satisfying meals. 
I have written a blog with a recipe for a ‘greens’ salad with crispy shallots which is one of my favourite things to eat at the moment. You can get to it via the link in my profile. 
The other photos were taken at Nyaung Shaw market where we bought food before cooking it at the Bamboo Delight Cookery school (fantastic)
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