Hand made in France

Things are more appreciated when they are hand made. We try to make as much as possible by hand, from food to gates. We don’t believe in waste so if it can be re-made in to something, these hands will give it a go. And we are always on the look out for quality furniture and other hand made items in France.

Crafting with toilet rolls at PumpjackPiddlewick

November is on the wane and it is now 1 month to Christmas. And I began collecting cardboard toilet rolls since September. I think I have enough now to make an Advent Calendar, plus some Christmas Crackers. Maybe even a Christmas Tree Star. Last year a linear advent calendar wasRead More →

Making Christmas Cards at PumpjackPiddlewick

With the advent of November, my thoughts start to turn towards Christmas. Not in a commercial sense, though yes sales are picking up in my Shop. Rather, with the changing of the clocks, the colder weather creeping in and the shorter days, the increased darker hours gain a warmer purpose.Read More →

Junk Journal Letters with PumpjackPiddlewick

What a lovely weekend. The creative bug stung me and time was spent cutting, pasting and writing junk journal letters. Alright, I can hear you ask, ‘Just what are Junk Journal Letters’? Well, junk journals are the initial concept. This is making journals or diaries out of old books, evenRead More →

Favourite hobbies for the weekend at PumpjackPiddlewick

Sat in the duck enclosure on Sunday, taking the opportunity to enjoy one of my favourite hobbies ~ letter writing. The weather was gorgeous for this almost October day, sunny, warm and with a light breeze. It’s been a lovely quiet weekend of hobbies in fact. A chance after theRead More →