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Monday, 27 July 2015

New plush toy patterns from Sew Cute Patterns

Create an adorable plush hot dog or apple pal!  Kids will love their yummy new friend!  Plush hot dog is 13" and plush apple is 6 1/2" when finished.  Patterns include step by step instructions with photos and pattern pieces. Perfect for beginning.  Available for instant download!

plush hot dog
plush hot dog pal

plush food pattern
Plush hot dog and apple pals

plush apples
plush apple pals


Sunday, 26 July 2015

Potfest In The Park 2015

Rob, Brock and I enjoyed our annual trip to Potfest in the Park at Hutton-in-the-Forest near Penrith.

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Entry is £6 per person and includes entry to the grounds and gardens of the house, as well as parking and, of course, access to the ceramics exhibition and sale.

We began with a walk around the wild flower meadow and walled garden. They were looking on top form, and buzzing with insects.

Then it was on to the exhibition and competition area. The theme this year was 'Biblical'. Unfortunately, I had forgotten my camera (the photos here are all taken by Rob), so didn't get a photo of the three pieces I voted for, but here are two of Rob's choices:-

 Jonah and The Whale
The Last Supper

Brock enjoying the day out

There were 130 potters showing off their wares, so plenty to look at and even buy...

Some lovely earrings I bought from Steve Woodhead Ceramics. I also have a pair of yellow ones, purchased a few years ago, which I wear all the time.

This adorable container with bird ornament is from Charlotte and Sigerd Bohmer of Germany. We have quite a few of their pieces now, as we buy one or two every year.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Landfarm gardens West Yorkshire Part 2

The gallery and gardens are also suitable for small receptions for up to fifty guests. Civil ceremonies, blessings and concerts are also possible on request.
We are open from 10am through to 5pm, weekends and Bank Holidays, from the beginning of May through to the end of August.
There is a minimal charge of £4.00 per adult with children free, and we have adopted the two for one entry offer in 'The Times' and 'Gardeners World' upon receipt of the paper or magazine.
Arranged visits are also welcome for a conducted tour followed by refreshments. Cost £7.00 per person.
From Hebden Bridge you take the Heptonstall/Colden/Burnley road to Heptonstall and Colden. After approx. one and a half miles you turn right at edge lane (by a covered bustop) and follow the signs. You are within half a mile.
Contact Information
Landfarm Gardens
Colden, Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire
Telephone No. 01422 842 260. Ask for John.