A Week of Snow and Ferry Rides

A Week of Snow and Ferry Rides

What a weeks it’s been! While easter brought celebrations of spring, we were plunged back into winter. It began with 60mph winds and was quickly followed by constant snow showers. It certainly hasn’t done my garden any favours and yet I can’t deny...
Sowing Seeds for Years to Come

Sowing Seeds for Years to Come

It was one of those four seasons days today. It’s quite a common phenomenon in the Orkney Islands: rain, hail, snow, bright sunshine and blue skies, and high winds all in one day! So, we opted to have an indoorsy kind of day. Matt had managed to get hold of a...
Woven Easter Placemats Tutorial

Woven Easter Placemats Tutorial

This woven easter placemat tutorial, is a great way to introduce kids to weaving and all that you need to do it, is some coloured paper, scissors, ruler, pencil and glue stick. If you haven’t got any paper the same size as ours, don’t be put off. The...
Baskets from my Garden

Baskets from my Garden

I have been spending some time this week, working with plant-fibres that I have gathered from the garden. Eventually, all of my baskets will be made with materials that I have grown and gathered myself. This idea of sustainable craft, is so important to me. I feel...
Build a Spring Nest Tutorial

Build a Spring Nest Tutorial

Like many other people, I am really glad to see the arrival of spring. If you are hoping to welcome spring into your home, with a nature display or looking for a fun way to present easter gifts next month, then you might like to have at go at making a spring nest. You...