Travelogue: June in the UK

This first travelogue post is photos of those heavenly fragrant English roses all over Wales and England. It does seem unfair to give you a look, but not a smell of how a rose in Britain on a warm day in June fills the air with perfume.

Make Time!

Lovely thoughts flutter through your mind to hand craft  all of your gifts this year. Just imagine it, Christmas music playing in the background, an area set aside for all your crafting gear (and not having to clear the dining room table for a meal!) ...yes, it is nice to dream. Then there is the calendar flipping its…

Last Minute Gift Ideas: Herbal Scented Sugars

For the sweet tooth on your list, create a mini selection of herb-infused sugars. Wrap up in a gift box and include a recipe book or cards sharing how to use them! Use peppermint or spearmint leaves, rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium),  lavender buds,  rose petals, lemon verbena leaves, vanilla beans or ginger. All the following recipes…

Last minute gift Idea: Wrap up Tea Time

Wrap up Tea Time Purchase pre-packaged or make your own blends if you have dried herbs harvested from the summer garden. Create a unique card to hold tea bags. Try this easy one sheet (scrapbook paper 12 x 12) folded accordion card, how-to’s are here: http://scrapbooking.about.com/od/3dembellishments/ss/onesheetminibook.htm Gift Package with a tea cup, shortbread cookies, a jar of…

Teeny, sweet bouquets!

 There are captured flowers in vases as the lavender dries upright beside the Moonshine yarrow and the hop vines. Memories of the summer garden on the buffet in the dining room. But there is more  about this that makes me smile.  Tucked in front of the large vases of dried flowers are teeny, tiny glass…