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  1. Our New Kitchen Gift Range is here - a collaboration with Apples to Pears

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    I am delighted to announce the arrival of our new Kitchen Gift Range! This has been months in the making and is a collaboration with the lovely Cotswald gift company Apples to Pears.Main logo 01

    Apples to Pears are best known for their award winning (Gift of the Year) Gift in a Tin Range.  Current partners include BBC Springwatch, the Natural History Museum and now us! As you can see Jack was very keen to try the collie dog items out! See the full range HERE

    a2p jack drinking with ailsa with burd on the bonec tray and mug for web

    The range includes beautiful birchwood trays made in Sweden and a set of 4 square porcelain mugs.  Who would have thought a square mug could be so nice to drink from but if it passes Jack's approval I can assure you it is well up to scratch. 

    broon coo mug cut out

    Also included in the range are a chopping board and heatproof trivet. Refining these items to get them perfect has been a long and careful process with every item passing stringent approval checks (not just by Jack). I travelled to Birmingham to meet the Apples to Pears team early in February and everyone has been hard at work chosing images and selecting and testing the products ever since.

    chickens cheese board cut out

    To finish the collection are hoardie storage tins and sets of coasters in tins. These items really brighten up your kitchen and of course make lovely gifts.

    hoardies storage tin farm yard locals cut out

     

    You may well see these items popping up in shops near to you so keep your eyes open.  Of course you can also buy them online from through our web shop...I hope you like them!

  2. British Craft Trade Fair

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    I'm just back from 3 days at the Britush Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate where I was selling my cards and prints to lots of lovely shops and galleries from around the country.  I spoke to outlets from the Isle of Harris in the far north west and from others who had come from as far south as Cornwall. There were 500 designers of different disciplines at the show with everything from ceramics, jewellery, prints, cards and metal work on show.  If you ever get the chance to go it really is a feast for the eyes.  Anyway, now I need to get on with making up some of those orders...

  3. New Greetings Cards

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    curiosity

    I've been working on a few new designs for greetings cards...this one is called "Curiousity." When I was out yesterday I saw quite a few butterflies going around so this image feels appropriate for the time of year.  I'm off to the British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate this weekend and I've still lots to do to get ready.  I'm hoping to get a few new outlets in England buying my cards and prints.  I'll let you know how I get on...meantime it's back to the printing of trade packs!