Category Archives: Crafts

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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Back to Bare Bones

Say goodbye to those remaining tawny and copper leaves as they are whisked off the trees by storm Abigail. In fact strong winds last weekend have already lightened the load considerably, revealing the bare bones of many of the local … Continue reading

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