June 30, 2014

The Garden in Bloom

 The garden is looking beautiful at this time of year. New growth and colours still continue to sprout up and surprise me. It’s great having all this as inspiration on my doorstep.  Our home grown strawberries are doing well. We’ve had to cover the strawberry plants in netting to avoid the birds helping themselves to […]

flowers, garden, leaves, sources of inspiration, strawberries
May 13, 2012

Recycled Glass Bottle Garden Border

If you look closely at the border along the lawn in this picture, you should see lots of shiny circular objects all lined up in a row… The circles are in fact empty wine bottles that have been pushed into the ground to create a recycled decorative and quirky garden border. This is one of […]

garden, outdoors, Projects
August 11, 2011

Hazel Twig Fence

I had to share my new hazel twig fence with you! I love it! It was so much fun, especially collecting the branches from the woods. My dad had made a fence in his garden and as soon as I saw it I had to make one too. The fences aren’t very practical, just ornamental […]

garden, hazel branches, hazel fence, Projects
May 19, 2011

The Garden in bloom

The sun is shining in the bright blue sky and I’m feeling bright and cheery today! The garden is too, showing off some of it’s vibrant colours and the plants growing from bulbs & seeds are getting taller and taller. You might remember the dahlia seeds that we planted in a small pot on the […]

flowers, garden, growing bulbs, growing seeds
April 14, 2011

In the garden…

Do you like my new flower pot? This photo was taken last weekend when we had just planted the flowers – they are much more in bloom now and they look stunning. I wanted to add a bit more colour to the garden so this is what we came back with from the garden centre. […]

July 23, 2010

Outdoor Inspirations

After collecting wood, experimenting with new hanging decorations, deciding to make my own bunting, and loving being outdoors this week, I thought I’d share some current images that are inspiring me; 1. Wooden Ship by Maya Made 2. Felt Bird House by What No Mints 3. Spot Design Solar Lantern by Glow Box 4. Fourth […]

garden, Inspiration, outdoors
June 15, 2009

My New Workshop!

I’m so excited to have my new ‘workshop’ built! I haven’t started to move everything in yet as I’m waiting to get a high wooden work bench to put inside, and I would like to insulate the walls and roof from inside so its not as cold in winter. I also plan to put some […]

garden, studio, Workshop, workspace