I’m Launching my Spring Collection of Journals

Spring Journals covers ready for binding How are you? It is one very windy day here in Wiltshire  as I write this, so I am turning my mind to Spring.I love it when I see the first snowdrops arrive … Spring is on its way and although the weather may be wet and windy (or even snowing), these valiant little flowers…

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Spring Journals covers ready for binding

How are you? It is one very windy day here in Wiltshire  as I write this, so I am turning my mind to Spring.

I love it when I see the first snowdrops arrive … Spring is on its way and although the weather may be wet and windy (or even snowing), these valiant little flowers push their way into the light, year after year, and so many of the roadsides and hedgerows around here have scatterings of these pretty white flowers.

So, with my thoughts on Spring, I’m in the process of creating and listing in my new Collection of journals in my British Craft House
shop.

These are part of my Spring Collection of journals, which are all 8” by 10” in size … this is such a wonderful size for a journal … as wide as A4, but not quite so tall. I’m using this size of journal myself at the moment, and I really like it.

The covers that I’ve made so far for the Collection feature snowdrops. I gathered these wildflowers from the hedgerows around my
lovely Wiltshire home.

(I’m planning to make a few more using the tiny ‘Tête-à-tête’ daffodils that have just opened in my garden … if they survive the storm!)

The first journal that I’ve just listed this afternoon is …

Spring Flowers Journal - Snowdrops and Golden Sparkles, photo also shows pressed snowdrops, pens and crystals
               Spring Flowers Journal – Snowdrops and Golden Sparkles

 

Why I love painting our garden wildlife now more than ever.

Lockdown was hard for so many.  But it did make us think differently about the nature we have around us.   Millions of us took to our gardens, and in turn, we saw the wildlife in our gardens that were often overlooked due to our busy lifestyles. 

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Lockdown was hard for so many.  But it did make us think differently about the nature we have around us.   Millions of us took to our gardens, and in turn, we saw the wildlife in our gardens that were often overlooked due to our busy lifestyles. 




Dickens Christmas Collection

Christmas Stocking Time was with most of us, when Christmas Day, encircling all our limited world like a magic ring, left nothing out for us to miss or seek; bound together all our home enjoyments affections, and hopes; grouped everything and everyone round the Christmas fire, and make the little picture shining in our bright young eyes,…

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Christmas Stocking

Time was with most of us, when Christmas Day, encircling all our limited world like a magic ring, left nothing out for us to miss or seek; bound together all our home enjoyments affections, and hopes; grouped everything and everyone round the Christmas fire, and make the little picture shining in our bright young eyes, complete.  Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” 

The Seaside One!

Baby Blanket Sea colours It’s of no surprise to many of you that know where I’m located on the Lizard Peninsula, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, that I’m influenced in my work by the big colours of sea and sky. Let me tell you more.

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Baby Blanket Sea colours

It’s of no surprise to many of you that know where I’m located on the Lizard Peninsula, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, that I’m influenced in my work by the big colours of sea and sky. Let me tell you more.

Christmas in July the Handwoven Way!

Christmas tree yarn The Makers year is usually a few months out of synch with the real calendar.  It takes time to accumulate materials and ideas. To make something totally desirable, either timeless or modern, requires research.  Quality necessitates patience.  

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Christmas tree yarn

The Makers year is usually a few months out of synch with the real calendar.  It takes time to accumulate materials and ideas. To make something totally desirable, either timeless or modern, requires research.  Quality necessitates patience.  

Father’s Day Gift Ideas 2021

Do you struggle with what to buy Dad on Father’s Day? Here’s a round-up of practical and useful gifts for the Sentimental Dad, the Beer Loving Dad, the Foodie Dad, the Messy Dad, the Organised Dad, the Well-Groomed Dad, the Animal Loving Dad and the Special Interest Dad.  Hopefully your Dad fits one of these…

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Do you struggle with what to buy Dad on Father’s Day? Here’s a round-up of practical and useful gifts for the Sentimental Dad, the Beer Loving Dad, the Foodie Dad, the Messy Dad, the Organised Dad, the Well-Groomed Dad, the Animal Loving Dad and the Special Interest Dad.  Hopefully your Dad fits one of these categories and together we can find him the perfect gift.

My Handwoven Style

Photo of two pieces of handwoven cloth over a gate This is the story of my weaving style and my recent Modern Mediterranean themed handwoven organic cotton cloth in particular.

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Photo of two pieces of handwoven cloth over a gate

This is the story of my weaving style and my recent Modern Mediterranean themed handwoven organic cotton cloth in particular.

My little pebble venture

Hello, just a little about myself and how Pebbles 4 Thought was born.I have always been creative and attended Art College achieving a 2:1 degree in Textile Design.  Upon leaving University I didn’t use this degree, until about 4 years ago.  Whilst on holiday in Cyprus I discovered beautiful decorative pebbles.  On returning home I…

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Hello, just a little about myself and how Pebbles 4 Thought was born.

I have always been creative and attended Art College achieving a 2:1 degree in Textile Design.  Upon leaving University I didn’t use this degree, until about 4 years ago.  Whilst on holiday in Cyprus I discovered beautiful decorative pebbles.  On returning home I started exploring and experimenting – drawing and painting on pebbles.

Realising I wanted a bigger and flatter surface to work on, surface to work on, I started making my own pebbles using concrete poured into silicone moulds which I make myself.  My workshop is in a Summer house at the bottom of my garden.  I draw my inspiration from nature- I enjoy painting birds, animals and flowers.

Thank you for reading.

Vicky x