Fallen Divas

One half of our croft is brimming with flouncing lambs and proud, sometimes panicked mums, but the other looks something like a Hollywood care home for fallen Divas. At this time of year Shetland sheep teenagers (hoggs), start to lose their winter locks, often leaving them with just a boa style ruff around their fairly…

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A Willow bower for the ladies

A mysterious lull in orders has given me the opportunity to revamp the ailing hen shelter with an extra course of living willow. This is all in a bid to lure them out of the vegetable garden where they have been strutting and fluffing and dusting to their hearts’ content, eating slug eggs and pecking…

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Keep Shtoom

I have loads of pictures of personalised baby cushions that never see the light of … a screen. Annoyingly, but understandably I can’t go plastering pictures of them on social media until I’m sure the recipient has received it and by then the moment of marketing motivation has long gone. However, today I stumbled across…

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Time Out

The island can be a bit of a womb; Comforting and consuming but hard to leave . However, we managed last week and bolted down to Edinburgh for a city stint with scraggy dog in tow. Great to have my Damon Buzz (aka Phillip Pullman Dark Materials) nearby, however dogs in cities do cramp ones…

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Grass and Sky

Hold onto your chair and take a deep breath, for the moment has finaly arrived for a Mogwaii shade without beast, bird or bloom. It feels almost meditative to attend to theĀ  washes of sky and the linear blades stitched around the base without beady eye or beak. I’ve always enjoyed zen simplicity, Wabi Sabi…

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Applying some Mussel

So, it turns out I’m not the only one feeling the freeze from notonthehighstreet.com curation team as they attempt to purge the site of anything they deem to be un “trendy”! A short time spent on the forums shows that there are throngs of great makers spitting with fury as their cleverly executed and designed…

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