I hope that everyone is staying safe and well, and not finding the restrictions on their movements too onerous. I'm lucky to live in a rural area, so it's fairly easy to go out for a walk or bike ride each day, and not see another soul. I do feel for those who are stuck … Continue reading New Sea Glass Designs
I post these pictures taken during the past month with a slightly heavy heart, knowing that it’s probably going to be several months before I can head off into the hills again. In line with guidelines on slowing the spread of the Covid 19 virus, I’ll be walking from the house, and avoiding anywhere too … Continue reading March Landscapes
It’s just over a week until Mother’s Day in the UK, so there’s still just enough time to get a special gift from Bilberry and Birch for the mum in your life. i have some lovely floral and foliage designs, which are very appropriate now that spring is on the way. There are ranges inspired … Continue reading Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
It’s that time of year again. The Coquetdale Art Gallery in Rothbury, Northumberland, re-opens for the season on Saturday 14th March. This year, I have a collection of my designs inspired by beech bark in the gallery. You’ll find a fabulous range of crafts, paintings, and cards by local artists, and it’s well worth a visit … Continue reading Coquetdale Art Gallery
Our garden borders on to fields and woodland, and we see a wide variety of birds and animals. Two especially welcome visitors in the last couple of weeks have been this beautiful red squirrel, which we see fairly regularly, and a very large brown hare. This may be the leveret that spent several weeks around … Continue reading Garden Visitors
February brought a bit of everything, including the first snow of the winter. We also had some very cold, bright days, but the month has mostly been wet and windy. Unsurprisingly, I don’t seem to have any photos of those days!
One of my resolutions this year was to be more organised with my designs, so I’m really pleased to be able to launch my new daisy collection well ahead of the start of spring. Daisies are bright, cheerful flowers, blooming from early in the year, right through to late autumn. They are also an important … Continue reading Daisy, Daisy
February has been a wet and windy month on the whole, with a bit of snow thrown into the mix this week. With yet another storm approaching at the weekend, I decided to take advantage of a break in the weather today, and head out from Alwinton up Clennell Street, cut across to Copper Snout, … Continue reading A Snowy Walk
February is here, and the thoughts of many people will be turning to Valentine's Day. Hearts and roses are the obvious choices, but if you're looking for a slightly more unusual and symbolic gift, I have a number of designs in my online shop that would fit the bill. Both sweet chestnut and acorns are … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
A mild month of sunshine and showers. We’ve had no snow so far this winter, which is very unusual. Here’s hoping we don’t pay for it later.