Welcome to our blog.

….. We make
….. We explore
….. We nuture

Three children *** One big, grey dog *** Two parents *** Country loving *** Cottage dwelling in the South-West of the UK. That’s us!

We’ve been blogging since January 2010, about everyday happenings that bring us joy.

You can find me here

  • RSS Feed for Posts
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Flickr
  • Instagram


Follow on Bloglovin

Just a thought….

“A moment spent in wonder is worth a lifetime spent in awe.”


Thank you….

  • Debbie Hi Cheryl, I was so hoping that your youngest had found the secret of getting tomato plants to bear Oreos! Oh well, maybe this year.... 20 Mar
  • Craft Mother Thank you 20 Mar
  • Craft Mother Thank you 20 Mar
  • Craft Mother Thank you 20 Mar
  • Craft Mother Words escape me. 20 Mar
  • Older »


ideas for celebrating St Davids Day

Happy St David’s Day 2018

Celebrating welsh roots today. Dug out past years’ crafts, as no time to add to them this year. Welsh peg dolls, felt leek brooches and my needlefelted red dragon are in the middle of the table today.  Also a plate piled high with homebaked welsh cakes was conquored.

The expressions on the little welsh ladies always make me smile. Can’t help adding a caption.

“Nerys had to smile. Blodwen was still under the impression that it was Norbert the dragon who had eaten the last of her welsh cakes, and left her none, but Nerys knew different. Blodwen and Norbert were no longer talking. Nor was Blodwen pacified by the suggestion that leeks would make a good alternative for tea.”

(Nerys might not be the only one to hide a few cakes for later. Hee hee!)

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus!

Anyone else celebrating? Or just fancy a welsh cake anyway?

(How to make: welsh peg dolls, felt leeks, welsh cakes.)

Happy St David’s Day

Couldn’t let St David’s day pass without cooking up a batch of welsh cakes. This year, I dusted the cakes in caster sugar, for an added treat.

It is impossible to make small batches of welsh cakes, so we are now ploughing through a small mountain of the cakes. Should keep everyone quiet for a while.

Happy St David’s Day.

(If you are after the recipe and other celebrational ideas, head over to my St David’s idea page)

Happy St David’s Day

St Davids Day dragon peg doll and leek craft activityNerys explained for the 16th time that Norbert should not eat the leek, but she knew the dragon was only thinking about how well it would go in his cawl* this St David’s Day. She could see it in his (slightly over-emphasized) eyes.St Davids Day peg doll craft activity Among the welsh cake baking and the daffodil admiring around here, this year our St David’s day activity is peg dolls. We made little welsh ladies. Blank wooden dolls from Panduro Hobby.

Painted the peg and made a hat out of black felt and the tiniest, and as it turned out, difficult to work with, lace. Glue, lace and fingertips. I’ll say no more. Continue reading

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


There have been cases when people lifted my photos and words, and used them without credit to me or asking permission first. Using them for their own commercial gain. I have now added a level of security to deter people from doing this. Apologies to people who do play nicely. If you would like to use any of my photos, please contact me.

Copyright notice:

All my words and photos are copyrighted to me. They cannot be used for commercial benefit by anyone else. If you would like to use any of them, then please ask me first and don't just take. Written permission only. Don't pass my words, photos or ideas off as your own. It's not nice.