Friday, 25 September 2009

Widget the Sock Bunny

Follow the adventures of Widget the Sock Bunny
and if you'd like a sock bunny of your own Widget has some friends
looking for new homes here

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Do you like plums?

We've just posted some of our favourite plum recipes from the orchard kitchen

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

The Adventure Book Library published by Aldus Books

" They just don't make them the way they used to"
This is a wonderful set of 6 pocket books published in the 1960's
full of exciting stories and fab illustrations and they are all true -
educational reading at it's best.
Free UK shipping
to purchase from Renaissance Shop

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Planning a Halloween Party?

Loads of Halloween "makes" available as PDF downloads at the Value Village website
it really is worth taking a look.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Enid Blyton's Nature Plates

"Britain Animals and Nature 5996 Enid Blyton's Nature Plates: Down Willow Way photo process by Eileen Soper after Eileen Alice Soper c 1940s 430 x 530 This and other prints in the series of 60 prints were often hung in British schools to teach children about the countryside and the seasons of the year. Hence, like this one, they often have pinholes in the corners, where teachers pinned them up on the walls. A series of books also provided stories about the prints. Published as part of the Enid Blyton Nature Plates."

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Children off to college?

Martha Stewart’s “Clothing Fix It” Kit will get them to the next level of organized.
(They might never use it, but, at least you'll have tried!)

Gnome Mushroom Cottage Paper Playset

Gnome Mushroom Cottage Paper Playset available as a 10 page PDF
for only $4.00
from Timothy Haugen's Etsy shop Fantastic Toys.
You could also visit his blog, where to find out more about
the creative process of making these toys.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Viking Fancy Dress

Love these Viking Horned Helmets and tunic available from Culture Label

(" is the first online platform to curate and showcase the best artist-designed and limited-edition products from over 60 leading galleries, museums, artists and culture institutions.")

Friday, 11 September 2009

Making presents - An Aloe Vera Plant

For full instructions click here
Home made gifts really are special and we'll be adding lots more ideas to this blog.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Vintage Knitted Toys

Adorable knitted dalmation
a cute alien.
Knit them yourself - vintage knitting patterns from here.