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Edging into Autumn 🍁

Don’t you just love the start of Autumn? The harvest is almost finished, there is that lovely harvest smell and a nip in the air which leads us indoors a little more. The Autumn equinox signalling equal night and daylight hours means that we are naturally more in tune once again with the natural cycles of time. When it becomes darker we are more naturally inclined to rest. We have sown, watered and grown our produce and flowers over the Spring and summer and can truly enjoy all that the harvest has to offer us. For me a favourite is still apples- bringing them in, baking apple flapjack and Apple crumble for my sons! It’s joyful. That is how one of my favourite paintings happened! Capturing these moments- The Apple harvest and other gorgeous changes in nature like collecting conkers together. There is something so special about these simple but lovely times. The happy memories last a lifetime. Autumn is truly a time to celebrate, the colours evoke a warmth only Autumn understands. What is your favourite joyful memory of Autumn?

Well I’m so happy to be helping you to celebrate these special moments. My shop will be turning in tune with Autumn too-with gorgeous products to help you celebrate in a simple way, capturing this very favourite season. XXX Enjoy

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Joy of a Handwritten Card

One of the lovely things to have come out of our time spent at home together has been rediscovering writing to loved ones, family and friends. Yes our teenage children still send messages through social media, but it has been really special to sit around the kitchen table and really think about what kind messages to write to Grandma or to family friends and how it will make them smile!

Our blank Greetings cards have been the perfect choice to send because there is just enough space to create a special message and weekly update and the children and adults have loved picking different designs to ‘surprise’ each time. They are so uplifting and cheerful and have been written and received with joy! It is particularly lovely to know that each of the cards started out as a painting and that the cheery names are on the back.

Did you know that the custom of sending greetings cards can be traced back to early Egyption times when greetings were exchanged on pyrus scrolls and then in Europe by the early 15th Century handmade paper cards.

Whilst the greetings cards are not on pyrus paper, they are helpful to the environment printed on sustainably sourced fsc card stock and inside compostable cellos.

With so many to choose from, everyone can be included and you are sure to raise a smile- for many weeks because who doesn’t like to display their card with beautiful sentiments where it can be reread?