Tuesday, 22 February 2011


was a bimbly day, dog walking in the rain (with the kitten as well), 6 yes 6 loads of washing, (do girls get this  muddy?!) ,  Edan decided he'd get up for a rare carry while I hoovered, I miss carrying him. We finally managed to get a few pictures of our snowdrops. Some work for me in the afternoon and tonight.

Busy working

Some Coin Purses for the SMS in April (not quite sure how I am being so organised for this!)
 T-shirt, comforter and MMT, just a few of the new in stock items up on the shop.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Full Moon comes round again

 I took this yesterday as I knew it would be cloudy tonight ;)
I'm going to try and get a photo every full moon this year.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Ahoy there me hearties

Spent a fabulous afternoon with friends we haven't seen for a long time. We also went for a play at being pirates on the boat, a beautiful oak sailing boat that is 103 years old and made in Denmark. I was a little bit petrified of Edan goiong overboard (the boy is strangely drawn to water) so spent most of the time with my heart in my mouth but he stayed on board. Kailen helped get a sail down, there was a swing rigged up to the boom (apparently it's fabulous to go on when the boom is flung out so one minute you are 30 feet up in the air then in the water as the ship goes down, yeah right, I believe you, just don't mention it to Edan!) Hammocks slung for rocking and playing in and a rope with knots in tied to some other piece of wood (I'm not very up on ship terminology!) so they could climb. sailing it to the Scillys in the summer. Then much joy was had driving a battery operated car made from scrap and 'junk', one mans rubbish is most definately 5 small boys treasure.

Enjoying reading The Idle Parent and a Spring Equinox book I ordered finally arrived and it looks really good Spring Equinox

A customer requested a wee coin purse in the same design as my project bags so a sample was made up, testing feedback is good so I will be making a batch to put in the shop, they fit cash and cards in and also a small mobile phone.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Blustery Days and a Busy Week

A beautiful robin posed for his picture in the woods

Clusters of eggs exposed by a low tide

The far end of the beach on a very blustery day.

These were all photos from the week before , this week we have had a fantastic home ed group meet up, a visit from the ever popular Nana, a stall @ the local NCT sale and today more things started to get crossed off the enormous 'Outside To Do List' The side hedge Fuschias have been cut down (maybe one day wwe will trade them for a hedge of Wild Rose, Jasmine and Honeysuckle!) .
A lovely box arrived from Tamar Organics last week so spuds have been set out to chit and the first seeds have been planted today, 3 types of tomatos, spinach, hyssop, sweet peppers, hot peppers, lettuce, I think I'll be in there every day checking to see which seedlings breaks through first I'm so relieved Spring is finally coming. Veg beds were planned over a lovely cup of chai and rhubarb crowns were given a dose of some pelleted chicken manure only for us to discover that our chickens quite fancied the look of it and ate it!
All the fences have come off the main beds so I need to replace them with something to stall the chooks and the rabbits. The small bed to the side of the house does have fencing but they are always in there scratching about, need to come up with a solution to stop them getting in there and eating all the strawberries that will be in there this year. And talking of fruit I've snipped off all the raspberry canes to see what happens, they were here when we moved so I think by now they should be put out of their misery but lets see what happens this year after the chop, the blackbirds always get the fruit first thing in the morning so it's never really for us unless one of the boys spots a fruit that the birds didn't see.
The second composter has finally been sited and I've started it off with greenhouse clearings that I'd been hanging onto for just that purpose plus the veg peelings from today and a good handful of half rotted stuff from the other bin and lots and lots of wriggly worms. I quite like the idea of a wormery but that's for another year I think.
Not had a chance to do any spinning as I've been so busy sewing for the shop.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011


Had a day waiting in for deliveries today, 2 turned up but the tracking for the DHL one says apparently they attempted delivery and even left a magic invisible card that only special pixies can see, idiots, why lie, really really frustrates me, blah, a curse on DHL.
In better news we had Imbolc stories and made some candles today. Also dug out the snowdrop child from our seasons table box that we made last year. Ours are finally showing their heads, we normally see the hedge ones in our lane in mid December!

Greenhouse 80% finished, seeds ordered, lunar planting calender ordered. Edan is already requesting tomatoes from said greenhouse, the fact we are yet to plant seeds is utterly irrelevant!