Category Archives: seasonal

Finding Inspiration


I have been getting the urge to make something tiny lately… my limit was 2mm needles, so I went hunting for some lace-weight yarn. I found a lovely colour-way from Schoppel; a gradient lace-weight that drifts from greens through to … Continue reading

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A village wrapped in woollens – and some serious yarn deprivation


Hello – I have missed you all! What a month! We very unexpectedly moved house and everything has been in utter chaos. We are only in this house for a very short period of time and then it’s another move. … Continue reading

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Foraging for an Autumn Rainbow


Has it been that long already? To be honest, we have finally had our car back and have been using every spare moment we have to go out and see what we have been missing in the woodlands, on the … Continue reading

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Felt for Foraging and Jam making


Phew, what a crafty week I have put my poor hands through. After discovering a fallen oak branch laden with baby acorns I realised soon would be the time for autumnal treasure gathering in the forest. Technically we have a … Continue reading

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An August Giveaway


A friend and I have recently set up a new ‘knitting’ group, Woolgathering at the Tyn-y-Capel . Nestled in the local hilltops we get to admire a stunning view no matter what the weather and enjoy conversation over a pretty … Continue reading

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Water wishes and the tale of a tadpole


Ah, the British summer time. All year long we yearn to feel sunlight on our skin; feel its warmth, see how the world around us suddenly becomes three dimensional and bursts with colour and life… And then we get it, … Continue reading

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Woodland Wings and Birthday Rings


My little girl has just turned four. I have no idea where the time has gone. As I sit here writing this I cannot help but smile at all of the wonderful memories she has given me; that both of … Continue reading

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Midsummer Fae – a donkey short


It is a tradition to make fairy houses at midsummer. It is the time they will visit your garden to celebrate the Summer Solstice, singing and dancing into the wee hours. The morning of the solstice, both Emily and Toby … Continue reading

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My Little Atelier


I have a couple of preferred websites when it comes to birthdays and present buying occasions for the children. I have found it quite difficult over the years to find quality alternatives that aren’t plastic or centered around popular culture … Continue reading

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The Green Man, Fire-eaters and Dragons!


“In times long past lived a man of green and his footsteps brought life wherever he’d been In the deepest wild wood was the place he’d once been and the people did love and protect him…”       Clun … Continue reading

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