Art, Eat, Gift, Grow, Make

Upcycle Your Life: Home and Wedding Celebrations

On August 25th, head to Fearon Hall, Loughborough for the sixth Upcycle Your Life. This month, Upcycle Your Life has a home and wedding theme, to help you enhance your home and have a bargain wedding (or other kind of love celebration). Learn how to make your own bouquets, corsages, handfasting ribbons and wedding favours. Discover recipes […]

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Art, nature

Rainbowblooms

Every Sunday, I post flower photos in rainbow colours, starting at 11am with red and moving through the rainbow over the course of the next six hours I find it calming collecting rainbow flower photos. It can add focus to a nature walk, and help you notice the changing colours of the seasons.

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Art, Make, nature, Storytelling

Latitude Rocks

I was lucky enough to be invited to Latitude Festival to take part in the art. I came up with the idea of Stone Circles because rock painting is fun, simple and currently seems to be growing in popularity. There’s more information about the Stone Circles on the Forest of Thoughts website, but there were […]

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Art, Eat, Grow, Make

Waste Less, Make More

Last weekend, Upcycle Your Life at Fearon Hall in Loughborough helped spread the word about reducing waste with a fun morning of crafts and activities. Transition Loughborough sold seed potatoes and brought seeds to swap, sharing the secret of origami seed packs too. Get along to the allotment after 5pm on 21st March for the start […]

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Art, Make

Make Your Crafting Dreams Come True With HCA Bursaries

Are you an artist of craftsperson? You could be in luck… The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) has called for applications for a suite of awards and bursaries recognising people working in traditional skills. Craftspeople can be nominated for Heritage Crafts Maker of the Year, HCA/Marsh Trainer of the Year, and HCA/Marsh Volunteer of the Year. […]

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Art, Eat, Grow, nature

Harvest Celebration

I’ve long been a fan of Fruit Routes at Loughborough University. The initiative encourages Loughborough residents and students to forage for food on campus, on a specially designed route full of fruit and nut trees and more. This weekend saw Fruit Routes celebrating harvest with a community event. Groups including Transition Loughborough, Fearon Hall and […]

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Art, nature

May Morris: Art and Life

I’m currently writing a novel that features May Morris in an increasingly central role. As daughter of William Morris, May has often been ignored in favour of her father’s legacy. In part, this was due to May’s own efforts, as she spent years curating her father’s collected works – along with commissioning a house in […]

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