Country Living Christmas Fair Review

Hurray, it’s November 9th and I’m off to the  Country Living Christmas Fair. Travelling on the high speed from Ashford with much anticipation, I haven’t been to the show for a few years even though I have had my subscription to CL for more than 10 years! I was met by my friend at St Panaceas and…

Victoria Sandwich

The Victoria sandwich may well be the Nation’s all time favourite cake, it is certainly an English classic and my personal favourite! Made from two round fluffy sponge cakes sandwiched together with raspberry jam. The cake was presumably named after Queen Victoria because of her great affection for it. Queen Victoria is said to have…

Autumn Inspired

  With the leaves  turning golden, rosy apples and cosy jumpers, Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year. Over the past few weeks I have been putting together a collection of Autumn inspired crockery for seasonal weddings, christenings and parties. Autumn is all about colour, the warm reds, russets and yellows. Looking through…

Wedding Fair

Ashford County Square, Wedding Fair 19-21st October 2017 For the past 3 days I have been at the Wedding Fair at County Square Ashford promoting Dotty’s vintage hire. This is my stand which I am very grateful to Phil for creating at very short notice! My neighbours at the show have been Helen Batt and…

Getting crafty

It has been very busy in the crafty caravan this month. I have been needle felting hares and mice to get ready for a craft fare at Leeds Castle, Kent later this year.

Vintage 1966-16

This year I will be 50! We had a wonderful party in the summer, thank you to all our friends who travelled to see us for a wonderful day.

Felting during half term.

This half term holiday I have been busy felting in my caravan. I decided to focus on some small scale projects and what developed was a series of broaches. My inspiration came from the garden. Here are the instructions to make a broach:

Hello world!

Welcome to my new blog. If you are like me and dotty about knitting, crochet, painting, gardens, dogs, caravans and Jane Austen then I hope you enjoy my posts. I look forward to seeing you again. Jude