Category Archives: Crafts

Wordless Wednesday – 2018 Haslingfield Scarecrow Festival

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(with a Roald Dahl flavour)           Advertisements

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In a Vase on Monday – For a few hours only

Cathy at Rambling In The Garden has been inspiring people to fill a vase each Monday for the last four years and, to celebrate this milestone, the 4th anniversary mission was for particpants to use a ‘container’ not usually associated … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Growing pink pipe cleaners

See Cotehele’s Christmas garland

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The Route of the Scarecrows

I live in a rural village, south of Cambridge and it has its share of traditions, features, quirks and almost no public transport. In the year 2000 a new scarecrow festival was instigated to celebrate the millenium and that festival … Continue reading

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In a vase on Monday – The Usual Suspects

… lined up in eggshells! I tend to pick up the free grocery store magazines. It has been a habit since the kids were small and there were easy ideas for the entertainment of little people with short attention spans. … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Countryside Weavers …

I met a group of hedge-layers at Wandlebury Ring when I visited a month ago. They were busy helping to make a patchwork quilt of the english landscape, with their woven hedges as the stitching that pulls it all together. … Continue reading

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Claude glass and romanticising the landscape

(Or how to make your own 17th Century selfie app) There’s a new art installation at Wimpole Hall celebrating the tercentenary of Capability Brown’s birth this year. It takes the form of a series of large-scale easels marching across the … Continue reading

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