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Decorate your own bagDecorate your own bagOur price: £8.00Or just £4.60 for our members!ViewDecorate cotton bags with Pentel fabric pastels. Simply draw on the bags (or any other light coloured natural fabric - t-shirts and pillowcases work well - and then iron to set)Decorate Your Own Stationery SetDecorate Your Own Stationery SetOur price: £16.00Or just £9.50 for our members!ViewMake your own hand decorated meadow themed cards and postcards with this little craft kit - a lovely mindful activity which you can then send to friends and family when finished.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 seedheads cushion kitEmbroidered seedheads cushion kitOur price: £33.00Or just £17.00 for our members!ViewThis craft kit contains everything that you need to make the large patchwork cushion with embroidered seed heads in the photo. Grow your own Calendula Balm KitGrow your own Calendula Balm KitOur price: £17.50Or just £9.75 for our members!ViewThis kit contains ingredients to grow and make your own calendula balms and oils. Calendula is naturally soothing and useful for maintaining healthy skin and treating minor stings, blemishes and grazes.Grow Your Own Jam Jar of FlowersGrow Your Own Jam Jar of FlowersOur price: £16.00Or 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: £37.50Or just £18.50 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 beeswax wraps kitMake your own beeswax wraps kitOur price: £30.00Or just £18.00 for our members!View I have put this kit together for anyone who is trying to use less single use plastic in their life.Make your own flower pressMake your own flower pressOur price: £35.00Or just £26.00 for our members!View Make and decorate your own flower press with this unique kit which contains everything you need, along with simple instruction cards.
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.Paint your own bird house personalised kitPaint your own bird house personalised kitOur price: £28.00Or just £15.25 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.
Scrapbook journal setScrapbook journal setOur price: £11.00Or just £6.50 for our members!ViewKeep busy putting together little jotter style scrap books. Write a diary, make a scrap book of plans, record what is blooming day to day in the garden.Solar dyed wool kitSolar dyed wool kitOur price: £28.00Or just £17.50 for our members!ViewStart experimenting with natural dyeing with this easy kit which harnesses the power of the sun to dye wool. The whole process takes place in a jar on your windowsill, no messing about with pans in the kitchen.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 10th box. The theme is texture and it can be made in a small space as long as you have access to an oven. Children can be involved under supervision.
Undyed Double Knitting weight, 100% Merino woolUndyed Double Knitting weight, 100% Merino woolOur price: £10.00Or just £6.75 for our members!View A 100g skein of undyed 100% merino wool.
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I took my spring flowers out of the press to make way for summer ones.⁠⠀
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I intend to make ones for each season if I can and then frame them as a set - sweet peas and nasturtiums went in yesterday.⁠⠀
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To press flowers all you need is strong boards and absorbent paper - though you can use paper interleaved in heavy books the result is better if you are pressing down evenly rather than like a hinge. ⁠⠀
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I would therefore use the books either side of the paper, chopping boards work well (if you have any you aren't using).⁠⠀
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You can even put the sheets of paper with their interleaved flowers under a heavy rug. ⠀
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Celebrating the seasons. ⠀
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The garden and meadow are full of circles at the moment - beautiful flowering heads of teasels and globe thistles. ⁠⠀
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They are covered in bees which go round and round visiting each tiny flower, working steadily, following the rows.⁠⠀
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I love this season - the sun a little lower, the evenings a little warmer, the long shadows and sweet hum of the insects. ⁠⠀
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Poised before harvest. ⁠⠀
It is tansy time again.⁠⠀
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For me the wonderful thing about seasons is that they go round and around.  They may move onto something new but I always know that they will come around again.⁠⠀
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A lot of what I have been working on for the past few years is learning how to settle myself exactly where I am, in the place where I am, in the season I am in. ⁠⠀
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To resist looking backwards or hurrying forward - to just be where I am.⁠⠀
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And where I am at the moment is in tansy time.  It marks a year since I began experimenting with using natural dyes.  A time of bright yellow alpaca socks and bags and yarn.
Hattie's pincushion.⁠⠀
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I love the common names of plants. ⠀
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Astrantia grows so happily in amongst the grasses of the Studio Meadow - it has been flowering since May and seems full of intentions to carry on.⁠⠀
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It is probably not surprising really as it grows wild in the sloping meadows at the foot of mountains in Central Europe.⁠⠀
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The perfect plant for a textile obsessed person.
It is the time of year when you can pick sweet peas every day.⁠⠀
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I love my sweet peas best with light and space - like a flock of butterflies caught mid-air.⁠⠀
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These are 'Mrs Collier' - presumably a woman known to the breeders Dobie (or Dobbie) & Sons back in Edwardian Edinburgh. ⁠⠀
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You would think that having a popular sweet pea named after you would guarantee immortality, but seemingly not.  I couldn't find out who she was.⁠⠀
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So as these fill the studio with sweet perfume, I am imagining Mrs Collier into life.⁠⠀
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If anyone has hard facts on her please let me know!
Each month or so, as part of Snapdragon Studio Membership, I put together an e-course.  It is a different topic every time and the lessons go out each Tuesday.⁠⠀
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The idea is to encourage people to try new things.  This month's course is about decorative mending - and this week I am designing a project that will form the last couple of lessons.⁠⠀
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It is a pocket patch, embroidered and appliquéd from scraps of linen and cotton. ⁠⠀
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It has been a new thing for me to try too - a project to use all the precious scraps I have been squirrelling away, not quite sure how to use them.⁠⠀
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The base is a 1950s tray cloth with holes in it, the appliqués from a tattered nightdress, the bag that it will go onto is one I dyed with dock flowers.⁠⠀
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Membership is closed at the moment - but I shall be opening the doors back up for the last week of September. If you want to be the first to know sign up to my newsletter list.
Years ago, actually maybe just last year, I saw a display of ferns in glass laboratory bottles. ⁠⠀
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It may have been at Jupiter Art Land, it may have been somewhere else *. ⁠⠀
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This is my homage. ⁠⠀
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*I think my brain may be broken, so many things seem to have fallen out the side.⁠⠀
Boxes and boxes of A Seasonal Way magazine arrived yesterday and are sitting in the hall here. 
That means that it is the last day to get it at the pre-order price of £8. 

I had this all ready to go to the printers in the second week of March but pulled it - and have then worked for the past few months to make it better. 

It feels good that I can begin packing up Studio Members copies on the day that shielding stops in Scotland.
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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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