Art, Eat, Gift, Grow, Make, nature

Upcycle Your Life: Autumn Preparations

Find out how to make the most of autumn, with seasonal produce, upcycling fun and nature crafting at Fearon Hall, Loughborough on Saturday 22nd September. Sample some of the delights you can find for free this autumn. Discover where you can get food for free locally, whether you’re an individual or a charitable group. If you can […]

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Art, Make

Stop Heritage Crafts Dying Out

The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) has announced a six-month research project that will provide a major update and expansion of its ground-breaking Red List of Endangered Crafts, first published in 2016. Founded in 2009 by a small group of makers and those interested in craft, the Heritage Crafts Association (HCA) is the advocacy body for traditional […]

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Art, nature

Bees Are Good

My sunflower and lavender have proved alluring to pollinators galore. There are over 250 species of bee in the UK alone, and that’s before counting wasps, flies, and other less furry flying creatures. As such, I’m unlikely to see them all but a little time beewatching adds new bees to my ID list daily. Here […]

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Art, Gift, Make, nature

Autumn Crafts: Apple Dolls

There’s no doubt autumn is here. The chill nights and damp days are brightened by hedgerows jewelled with hips and haws; the ducks are more grateful for bird seed; and the occasional rainbow brightens the days. The last of the blackberries and plums offer dark, comforting delights (though be warned: the devil spits on blackberries […]

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Art, Eat, Grow, Make, nature, Storytelling

5 Ways to Have Fun for Free This Weekend

Late summer is a wonderful time to have fun for free. The weather is generally mild enough to explore outdoors in relative comfort, and nature has provided a glut of free food and crafting supplies. Try one of these this weekend. Go Blackberrying   Blackberrying is an easy gateway to ore advanced foraging. It’s easy […]

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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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