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Hardy Exotics Nursery

I was looking through some holiday photos recently and remembered a visit we made to an extraordinary place called Hardy Exotics Nursery.  They had some awesome plants! Advertisements

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Kew Gardens

For years I have wanted to visit Kew Gardens, so when we decided to go away for a couple of days for my birthday, this was top of my list. Even though it rained and sometimes poured, we had a … Continue reading

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All moved in!

We got the keys to our first house two weeks ago today and it already feels like home. The cacti were the first to move in, followed by the rest of my garden and then we arrived last Friday! We … Continue reading

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Our first anniversary : Paper

Matt and I have always wanted to start a collection of woodcuts and lino prints. I thought our first anniversary was the perfect time to start, so I found a lovely lino cut of a ship. Matt gave me a … Continue reading

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My tumbling blocks patchwork

My latest project is inspired by my friend Emma. She recently finished some beautiful paper pieced patchwork cushions for both of her Grandmas’ birthdays. I love stitching hexagons but decided to try out a new pattern for my very own … Continue reading

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A waiting room swap!

The other week I was sat in a waiting room, happily reading a crochet magazine. I had finished and was just about to add it to the existing pile of magazines for someone else to enjoy when I spotted a … Continue reading

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Tutorial : Fingerprint heart Valentine’s card

I made some simple Valentine’s Day cards, inspired by our handmade wedding invitations. If you would like to make your very own, all you need is some ink, a piece of card and your favourite pen to write a message … Continue reading

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My crocheted cactus!

When having a sort out the other day I unearthed a big collection of dressmaking patterns. My friend Kendal loves to make her own clothes, particularly pretty dresses, so I thought she would make good use of them. We live on the … Continue reading

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My Neopolitan Cacti!

As you may know I really love cacti! They were everywhere in Naples, on balconies, in shops and there were even botanical gardens full of them. We found a market stall just off Via Toldeo in central Naples that had … Continue reading

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Cacti in Naples!

If you love cacti as much as me and are heading to Naples any time soon then I have a couple of places you should put on your to-visit list! Firstly there is the Orto Botanico di Napoli, a beautiful … Continue reading

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