Hello, October…

Autumn's abundance
Autumn’s abundance

I am lucky enough to live in a tiny stone house next to a 360 hectare woodland (actually, that’s why we bought the house!) – and I try to walk there every day. It makes me very aware of the turning of the seasons; it grounds and calms me, and inspires my work. I am a textile artist and author, and all of my work is rooted in the natural world.

Felted faeries inspired by nature
Felted faeries inspired by nature

Whenever I go for a walk, I take a collecting basket and come back with treasure that the woodland offers. We forage for food, and collect leaves, acorn cups and pine cones to use in craft pieces. You never know what you are going to find. At the moment, the woods are heavy with berries and fungi.

fungi
fungi

I have written many books over the years, and articles and features for lots of magazines and websites. Lots of my writing follows the sustainable lifestyle theme:

Live Organic
Live Organic

My faeries, felted goodies and the craft classes I run can be found at faerierealms

felt faerie house
felt faerie house
felted caddis fly larvae
felted caddis fly larvae
Autumn leaf cut
Autumn leaf cut
Frost faerie
Frost faerie
Eco warrior faeries - coming to a book series soon :)
Eco warrior faeries – coming to a book series soon 🙂
A variety of craft classes take place at the Faerierealms studio
A variety of craft classes take place at the Faerierealms studio

I have started a micro-publishing house called Forest House Press – a great selection of craft, wellbeing and educational books in the pipeline currently.

Did I mention that I love to bake? I’ll share my favourite recipes here.

Devil's Food Cake
Devil’s Food Cake

That’s enough for one night – I can hear foxes calling; a certain elderly collie wants attention…

Happy old girl
Happy old girl

…and I’d like a cuddle with Lovely Husband before the evening is over – so all I’ll say to close is that I am looking forward to getting to ‘know’ you!

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