It’s a slightly nerve-wracking, yet exciting day… This is my new place on the internet. My blog will live here, obviously, along with all my workshop listings and coming soon there’ll even be a shiny e-commerce page where you can book a place on one of my workshops with a couple of clicks. This will remove the need for sending me a carrier pigeon called Alan with a bit of paper tied to his leg and waiting for him to return, whilst hoping he doesn’t get distracted by next door’s fat balls. Hurrah!
Soon Alan (who is a metaphor for the three or four emails required to book my workshops previously) will undergo a genteel retirement in Eastbourne with a songthrush called Maud.
I’ll also be sharing thrilling new things here. I plan a series of Making Winter-themed weekends beginning in November, with twig bendy-, cutting patch planny-, hedgerow foragey-, crochet hookish workshops and I’m in the process of seeking lovely locations. The crafting at these Making Winter events will mostly be fuelled by sticky, wintry cakes. They’ll be a slice of British handmade hygge.
I have organised some truly gorgeous guest posts for your reading, viewing and crafting pleasure in the coming weeks…
Julia of Beside The Sea fame (yes that instagram account, these are her bonny molluscs above) has changed her online name to Humphrey and Grace (keep up!) and she’ll be visiting as my second ever post here on my new site in a few days’ time. She went foraging by the sea. I have had a sneak peak. I nearly cried at the briny beauty. Oh yes.
Oh and my dear friend Val (Dottycookie, whom you can find here and here) has conjured a tutorial for a willow bird feeder. This woman has willow wizardry. She recently made a sheep out of willow with more charisma than Thumper. Oh and she whipped up the tiny pine trees shown above in a matter of moments.
Image from Jamieoliver.com: Chetna’s recipe for making paneer
Finally I’m thrilled to say that next week I’ll be filming a cake recipe with Chetna Makan from season 5 of the Great British Bakeoff and will be sharing the video here very soon. Chetna’s Youtube channel is wonderful and I shall be making her delicious butter chicken.
I have a slight fear of internet tumbleweeds. I do hope my readers have followed me here. It would be lovely to hear what you think of my new electronic living room. Are you there caller? Would you like a biscuit? Have a look around. I’ve dusted and everything.