Brown Jute String

Just arrived and unpacked this afternoon… 500g bundles of four ply natural jute twine. Ideal for crafts and around the house and garden, these big brown balls of string have been much requested but we have struggled to find a quality we are happy with. Worth the wait we hope!

Natural brown jute twine
Natural brown jute twine

We will get them loaded onto the shopping cart ASAP so keep an eye on http://wreathsupplies.co.uk/string_raffia.html 

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It’s Rustic Santa Time

Our Rustic Santas are once again being packed ready for the Christmas markets.

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Making rustic log Santa’s from Silver Birch branches

Every Santa is made from our own home grown timber (mainly Silver Birch) which has been fully seasoned so they will not leave a mark on the table cloth. Each one is individually made so no two Santa’s are the same.

Log santas ready for Christmas
Rustic Log Santas ready for packing

Due to popular demand we have made a few Everton Santa’s but they do look lonely!

Boxing up log santas
Boxing up our log Santas for the Christmas markets

It might sound daft, but it is disconcerting closing the lid and sealing the box with all those eyes watching.

These are an easy project for all ages and we do sell the unpainted blanks for you to decorate if you don’t want the kids using a 3 phase bandsaw!

With enough notice, we can also supply large log Santa’s for Christmas shop window dressing or displays.

 

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Ever changing seasons

Well that’s the pumpkins done for another year.

It is always a bit sad removing all the unsold pumpkins but it needs to be done and it is nice to get the space back in the yard. Unlike the pumpkins, the unsold winter squashes will ‘keep’ and provide us with some welcome vegetables throughout the coming winter months and provide the seeds for next year’s crop of the heritage varieties.

Tipping unsold pumpkins
Tipping unsold pumpkins

Just like the pumpkin patch fields, I will also need to tidy up the Big Pumpkins website and prepare it for the next season. At least you don’t get wet and cold doing the website.

The orders for wreath making supplies and freshly made Christmas wreaths are ramping up fast now and will peak during November. No rest for the wicked!

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