Snickerdoodle Loaf and somewhere to keep it.

As you know I have a love for recycling, upcycling, reclaiming and reusing, and Brontë and I like nothing better than trawling through the many Charity Shops of Salisbury.  So you can imagine my delight when she came across a rather sad and neglected bread bin in a pile destined for the dump (this is…

A not very inspiring day ☔️

I got caught up in an Etsy conversation about photography last night and whether a plain or coloured background was better to showcase products. I offered the suggestion that a glittery, sparkly, frosty backdrop might be just the idea for some of them, and then I stopped short and thought, why on earth hadn’t I…

All things pretty.

The sun is shining brightly, there’s a thick frost on the ground and a hot coffee in my mug, so it must be time for me to sit down and do something creative. The only trouble is that I have so many ideas, so many projects to start and so many lovely, pretty things to…

Time to Celebrate!

Whoooohoooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!  Pine Needles and Pins has received its first commission! I can’t tell you how excited we are ☺️ A very lovely lady approached us via our  Instagram account, and asked if Nick would create two seahorses.  Well of course the answer was “Yes!” and with much excitement, he got to work immediately.  Having never attempted…

A working life!

I’m exhausted!! I’ve finally managed to sit down and finish all the listings for our Etsy shop Pine Needles and Pins . I’ve spent all afternoon taking photos, writing descriptions, measuring each piece (in centimetres and inches!!), weighing them, adding them to the shop, adding the links to Pinterest and now blogging about it!  It’s hard work, this…

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck?

Who doesn’t love a romantic day out?  I know I do and when Nick suggested that we went out for the day, I had all kinds of ideas.  Hmmmmm, so did he!  Now I’m not saying that it wasn’t fun, and I’m not saying that it wasn’t interesting but I think I might be stretching…

Pussies and Posies.

Some of the time I have trouble in thinking up blog titles and sometimes they just write themselves before I even start typing. So here are the Pussies Nick has created these beautiful door hangers, we’ll add ribbon and will personalise them on request. Aren’t they darling? I’ll post pictures of them finished off tomorrow….

YaY! Let’s get Etsy!

We’ve been busy!!  Its been a few days since my last blog because I haven’t had a moment to actually sit down and fill you all in with our business busy-ness. Nick has been literally burning the candle at both ends (well, burning the wood actually) and I’ve been flat out figuring out how to…

A Hover of Trout

I’ve always been fascinated with the collective nouns for animals and birds; a murmuration of starlings, a murder of crows, a watch of nightingales, a puddling of mallards. But I didn’t dream that the collective for trouts would be a Hover.  Now where did that come from?   I mean, you can’t even say that…

The weather outside is frightful.

It might not be snowing outside but it’s wet, windy and cold, the kind of weather that gets into your bones and chills you from the inside out. So as I came in from the garden (the compost needed to be emptied despite the weather!) it was heart-warming to see Nick all cosied up in…

Making a start in pyjamas!

  So I’m stood here at the island in the kitchen, still in pyjamas,  drinking an increasingly cold mug of coffee and trying to get to grips with blogging.  Is this my new addiction (blogging that is, not cold coffee)?? I should be rushing around getting ready to meet my soon-to-be daughter-in-law for coffee, I should…

Hello World and Hello WordPress.

Hello WordPress. We’re completely new to this.  In fact it’s all a new world for us.  New ideas and new found talents, hence a new business, and therefore a new blog, a new Facebook page and a host of new experiences! So excuse us if we get it wrong, if we post where we’re not…