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Photos from a walk in the country

It’s nice to get out in the fresh air, when the sun is (kind of) out and it’s not freezing and wet. Last weekend we took a circular walk near the village of Cuddington in Buckinghamshire. The fields were full of bright yellow rape and everything was green and lush, which resulted in some great photos.

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Spring has sprung

This weekend was actually sunny; I went out without a coat and sat and had a pint in a pub garden – bliss! As it was so nice I thought I’d take some springtime photos using a new app I’ve downloaded called Aviary, which I actually love! Anyway, I hope you can feel the warmth radiating through the screen.

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UK Handmade spring showcase

UK Handmade Spring Showcase

Brrr it’s chilly, and bit snowy outside as I write this. Still the kid in me couldn’t resist pulling on my boots and running about outside in it for a minute or two, even though there is only about 1mm of snow.

Anyway, January is the kind of month where you start to get a bit fed up with the grey and the cold and start to look forward to spring. This week one of my cards has been chosen to feature in the UK Handmade Spring Showcase, which highlights over 50 spring and Valentin themed products form UK makers. UK Handmade is a design led online magazine committed to showcasing and promoting the best creative talent the UK has to offer so I’m very happy to have my work selected.

You can view the showcase here.

UK Handmade spring showcase

Mother’s Day bouquet

I got a bit carried away taking arty photos of a little bouquet of flowers I put together for Mother’s Day on Sunday. I got up far too early for a Sunday with the bright idea of making a little arrangement for mum with the flowers and foliage from the garden. Brilliant idea!

It was cold and a bit damp whilst I stood in the garden slowly realising that there was not much alive. I didn’t really want to cut the only flower in bloom, or go back inside with a handful of dead twigs, so I had to search pretty hard. I found some feathery heads on the grasses and a few interesting leaves off of various shrubs. After ransacking the bamboo and ivy, and politely nicking a bit of the blossom from next door’s tree, I think I pulled it off (the blossom managed to give it a bit of a spring-time look!). I put the greenery in a little Kilner-style jar with a flippy lid, and wrapped some ribbon around the base.

This makes a great little project. There is probably variety more in your garden than you think. If you don’t have a garden use a selection of herbs or indoor plants instead – just enough to fill a jam jar with.