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

 

The Inspiration Behind My Designs

Woodland Silver Earrings, Textured Hoops with Silver Leaves and Buds Hello! So today I thought I’d take a minute to write a little post about the inspiration behind my designs. There are many things that inspire me, but first and foremost it is mostly the forms, patterns and textures found in nature. You know that moment when you are scrolling through Pinterest and you come upon…

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Woodland Silver Earrings, Textured Hoops with Silver Leaves and Buds

Hello! So today I thought I’d take a minute to write a little post about the inspiration behind my designs. 

There are many things that inspire me, but first and foremost it is mostly the forms, patterns and textures found in nature. You know that moment when you are scrolling through Pinterest and you come upon a macro image of lichen, a skeleton leaf or even fungi? Yep! And you wow – aren’t these natural forms little works of art.

Hello – nice to meet you!

Let me inttoduce myself – Im Sarah Kay, an artist from the Shetland Islands. Which is the most northerly set off Islands belonging to the UKI work from my studio located in Scalloway, Shetland which is open to visitors. It is situated next to my large hillside garden which is also open to visitors as…

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Let me inttoduce myself – Im Sarah Kay, an artist from the Shetland Islands. Which is the most northerly set off Islands belonging to the UK

I work from my studio located in Scalloway, Shetland which is open to visitors. It is situated next to my large hillside garden which is also open to visitors as part of Scotlands gardens, raising money for charity.

I am delighted to be part of The British craft house and thank you for looking at my shop!  Please note it will be kept up to date and fully sticked with new items as they become available.

Summer is coming ….maybe

Silver Metal Planted Planter Unprecedented times, furlough, words about 8 weeks ago we had never considered to be part of our everyday life, supermarket queues, the world taking up baking leading to an unnormally high demand for flour of all varieties.It has amazed me the number of people who have decided to take up gardening, me included! I currently…

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Silver Metal Planted Planter

Unprecedented times, furlough, words about 8 weeks ago we had never considered to be part of our everyday life, supermarket queues, the world taking up baking leading to an unnormally high demand for flour of all varieties.

It has amazed me the number of people who have decided to take up gardening, me included! I currently have various ? salad leaves, radish, basil, peppers, mustard, plus some forget-me-nots and pansies popping up … it is also great for home schooling (I am not good at being a teacher, I get too ratty far too quickly, but I think that is because my little darlings know how to annoy me in the hopes I give up and they can drift back to the various game machines they have) but at least one them has been very involved in preparing, planting, and watering so I will take that as a small win 🙂

Grey Metal Planted Planter
Grey Metal Planted Planter

Lazy days and summer picnics

Summer meadow This week at TWOO HQ I’m dreaming of long summer days and lazy afternoon picnics.

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Summer meadow

This week at TWOO HQ I’m dreaming of long summer days and lazy afternoon picnics.

Winter is slowing creeping away as Spring gathers pace

Metal street planter Budapest I have to confess the weather of  late has been confusing, from a cloud burst of snow one afternoon, clear blue skies followed less than 24 hours later, chasing its tail the howling gales and flash floods across the country, it’s cold enough to be winter, but the bright blue skies suggest a different story. 

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Metal street planter Budapest

I have to confess the weather of  late has been confusing, from a cloud burst of snow one afternoon, clear blue skies followed less than 24 hours later, chasing its tail the howling gales and flash floods across the country, it’s cold enough to be winter, but the bright blue skies suggest a different story. 

Metal Window Box …..what will you grow in yours?

Metal window box In many towns and villages around the UK you will often see this beautiful ironwork frames sitting underneath a stunning set off windows, usually the sash wooden framed ones, not your modern uPVC triple glazed designed to lock the world out. This image was taken last year, on a damp grey drizzling kind of day,…

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Metal window box

In many towns and villages around the UK you will often see this beautiful ironwork frames sitting underneath a stunning set off windows, usually the sash wooden framed ones, not your modern uPVC triple glazed designed to lock the world out. This image was taken last year, on a damp grey drizzling kind of day, the triple story house in question is undergoing a mammoth refurbishment, formerly a butchers with the thick wooden floor and huge shop windows on one side of the property, and the other corner the image you see attached, the “private” entrance to the living quarters, notice the railings at street level to the cellar, or coal store as it may well of been.  Anyway the reason for my picture…..  whilst this one was made from wood, I can very easily make one out of metal, to sit inside these ironwork frames? I can also make the metal boxes to sit either sit of the entrance door, to plant a clematis or ivy from.