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The Maker Place


Before I get stuck in to today’s post, some of you may have noticed, that I am rejigging my blog at the moment.  I suspect, that it is going to take me quite a while but I hope it won’t cause too many issues for my readers.  If you do notice any weird things happening, make sure you let me know.

Right, back to the post!  I recently discovered the beautiful ceramics of Kara Leigh Ford.  Each piece Kara makes is individually hand-crafted at her studio in Somerset, and the delicate colours and textures really caught my eye.  But it didn’t stop there, the discovery of Kara led to another discovery… TheMakerPlace where she sells her work.

TheMakerPlace are a newly established, online market place, where you can buy unique handcrafted homewares and gifts direct from independent makers.  And you all know, how important I feel it is to support independent crafts people, so I asked Philippa Cambers, founder of TheMakerPlace, to tell me a bit more about her new venture.


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Flowers / Home / Told

The Good Florist


Last week, I was lucky enough to visit Roberta, (aka The Good Florist) at her beautiful home and workshop in Ashdown Forest.   Roberta like me, believes in seasonality and buying local when ever possible, which translates in the flowers she chooses to work with.  Not only did I get the privilege of taking a few shots of the home Roberta shares with her boyfriend and young son, but I also got a glimpse of her enviable studio space.

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My Favourite Flower – The Blue Carrot


It has been a while, but there is one column, that I particularly miss having on the blog; My Favourite Flower, so I thought it was about time I got it started again.

I am thrilled to have Susanne Hatwood of The Blue Carrot, as my guest, as I have long been an admirer of her beautiful floral creations.  Susanne originally set up The Blue Carrot as a market garden, selling home grown vegetables from the gate of her home in Cornwall (the name was a joke as she couldn’t grow carrots), but gradually flowers took over the garden and her life and she is now a fully fledged flower addict.

Below is what Susanne has to say about her favourite flower:

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