Hand Made in France

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 made in to something, these hands will give it a go.

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 →

Chablis is a perfect example of Terroir. But what is terroir? Answers at PumpjackPiddlewick

We had a tasty Chablis last night with dinner. It got me to thinking how the wine is called ‘Chablis’ and not ‘Chardonnay’. You see, all the grapes growing around Chablis are Chardonnay. So, go figure. Elsewhere, for example, it would be, say ‘Californian Chardonnay’ or ‘Australian Chardonnay’. Before IRead More →