Welcome to My Journal

My musings, the odd DIY tutorial and a little about what's new in my life

Top 5 tips for having a greener kinder Christmas

my top 5 tips for having a greener kinder Christmas As we head into the season of festivities of eating, drinking and buying and wrapping and giving, I thought it would be a good time to chat about some really easy ways to have a more environmentally friendly and...

The story of a spatula by natural dyer Kate Cullen

The story of a spatula by natural dyer Kate Cullen This is the story of a spatula. This wooden spatula once belonged to my mother over 20 years ago. As an avid and talented cook she had a great many ‘not quite perfect’ tools ready to assist me on my adventure at...

Silk ribbons and modern calligraphy

modern calligraphy book Modern Calligraphy & Hand Lettering is written by Lauren Cooper, owner and calligrapher at Oh Wonder Calligraphy and is published by Haynes. This book takes you through the journey of calligraphy from the basic foundations right through to...

My Handmade Paper Making Journey Part 2

My Handmade Paper Making Journey Part 2 This week I have finally launched my signature collection of handmade papers, created from cotton rag, the remains of my plant dyes, kozo and lokta fibres, which are suitable for printing and calligraphy, as well as decorative...

The Botanical Way – Natural Dye Recipes

The Botanical Way - Natural Dye Recipes For some time I have been thinking of ways to share some of natural dye knowledge, but I've been suffering a bit from 'impostor syndrome' as I am entirely self-taught (anyone else feel this sometimes?). But lately I've come to...

My Handmade Paper Making Journey

My Handmade Paper Making Journey As I'm sure you know I use plant dyes to make my silk ribbons and fabrics. For some time I have been thinking of ways I can reuse the leftover materials (all the grungy twiggy bits and residue dyes), and then I came across a great book...

Maree and Dan – a Spring wedding in the Cotswolds

Maree and Dan - a Spring wedding in the Cotswolds As I head towards my last wedding styling of the year in a few days, I am delighted to have received the images from one of my first - that of Maree and Dan at the beautiful, newly refurbished Lower Slaughter Manor in...

New website, new look, new products

New website, new look, new products Welcome! Thank you for stopping by my new website. I'm thrilled with it and it is a testament to the hard work of the fabulous husband and wife team that is Gemma Milly and Tom Gyr. There are no ends to the talents of this pair...

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