Category Archives for Simple Pleasures

Foraging for Elderflowers

This week I finally became confident enough to differentiate between three of the white flowers that grow in the local hedges and identify which were hawthorn, cow parsley and elderflower without the need to reach for a book or screen. I then found a … Continue reading

29. May 2016 by Roze
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Soap making approach mark 1

I have been wanting to learn soap making for a very long time, I love the idea of making something that is nourishing and natural with a few less chemicals and toxins. I finally got around to it at the … Continue reading

28. May 2016 by Roze
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Blue skies and simple pleasures

A proper day of simple pleasures today. Starting with washing on the line and sewing seeds in both front and back gardens, followed by flying kites in the park and an afternoon film. All to be topped off by a friend’s … Continue reading

02. April 2016 by Roze
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Today’s make by Willa…

We used a recipe from the April issue of ‘The Simple Things’ magazine but have since found another one that doesn’t use epsom salts or corn flour, so we might try out the second one and see which one works out … Continue reading

27. March 2016 by Roze
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Sticking our teeth together with toffeecomb

It’s been a long break from workshops, photos and writing due to a heavy workload from TravisBead for six months, so I thought I’d ease myself back in gently with some honeycomb making using Nigella’s recipe…   Bookmark on Delicious … Continue reading

26. March 2016 by Roze
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Workshopping this morning

I thoroughly enjoyed leading this Milton Keynes Arts Centre workshop with local children and their parents this morning. We learnt how to make a zoetrope animation device and then we experimented with making our own animations. Such pleasure was taken … Continue reading

18. April 2015 by Roze
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Making Lunch

The last time I made bread, I was at middle school but I have a very fond memory of customising my rolls. This morning I used a 95p packet of bread mix and tried making some bread rolls again (30 … Continue reading

17. February 2015 by Roze
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A Herd of Reindeer Cards

We didn’t quite manage to get our Christmas cards made in the half term holidays but we did start them, finishing the printing this weekend instead. They were pretty easy to make, we just used standard poster paint. The temptation … Continue reading

19. November 2012 by Roze
Categories: Art and craft projects, card making, Christmas, craft for kids, Painting, printing, Simple Pleasures | Leave a comment

Sun Prints

Inspired by the wonderful work of Susan Derges (using light sensitive paper, she captures patterns of light as it travels through water), George and I finally cracked open his birthday pack of sun print paper and carried out a few experiments of … Continue reading

11. June 2012 by Roze
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Flower Fossils

A lovely way to spend an early Sunday morning; out collecting fresh leaves and flowers from the garden whilst the rest of the street slumbers. Enjoying the sunshine and thinking about the tiles I was soon going to make at … Continue reading

13. March 2012 by Roze
Categories: craft for kids, Gardening, Handmade tiles, Simple Pleasures | 6 comments

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