I am resisting the urge to type a lot of ‘e’s in a row, ending in a ‘p’ at this point. It is tricky. I am excited.
The book accompanies Kirstie Allsopp’s new series ‘Kirstie’s Handmade Britain’ in which she is taught to make a variety of lovely craft projects and submits them anonymously into Agricultural and Country shows to be judged by the likes of the WI and NAFAS. Apparently she won at least one first prize with a cake decorated with beautiful frosted flowers. The first episode will be screened on Wednesday 19th October at 8pm on Channel 4. I expect I will be glued to it.*
The styling is beautiful and I love the sheer range of crafts in this book. I think it will help to raise the profile of our wonderful Agricultural and County shows too. They are creative, quirky and fabulous events that celebrate our countryside heritage and I always make a beeline for the craft and display marquees. What’s not to like about a pampered pig or a perfectly baked Victoria Sponge?
I have two copies. You’ve guessed it – I’ll be giving one away. Stay tuned….
*A small selection of the tutorials made it into the programme and my button project was not chosen but I am truly and thoroughly excited that it was included in the book. My grammar has flown out of the window. I’m not going to worry about split infinitives today.