Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Best tasting strawberries ever!

It's strawberry time in the UK, and I love strawberries. However, it's always a bit of a hit or miss with taste. Sometimes they taste "waxy", soemtimes they can be quite tasteless, other times tart, when all I really want and love is fresh, juicy, sweet strawberries. At last I've found the perfect tasting strawberries. They are produced by Good Natured Fruit.
Good Natured Fruit are produced in Scotland. They are pesticide free. They are produced by a group of growers that have joined together and grow fruit, veg, salad and herbs under the innovative growing system developed by the Scottish fruit growers - Angus Lochy Porter, his father Willie Porter and cousin James Gray. They wanted to develop fruit that didn't use pesticides, that relied on biological pest control - letting ladybugs eat green fly for instance. They result is a delicious strawberry tasting strawberry, and other fuit and veg that taste exactly how you want them to taste, and how they should be.
Look out for these goods in main supermarkets, and grab them while they are in season. Once you've discovered the real taste of these delicious fruit, or indeed any of the other Good Natured products, you've want another make again!

The cutest little baby booties.

I've just finished making my first pair of baby booties, and I love them!
They're made from arylic felt, and acrylic pom-poms. they are entirely hand stitched. Of course being made of acrylic, they're vegan suitable.
I got the pattern by doing a google search, from the site "Hello, my name is heather" which is an interesting blog, with a link to the pattern for the booties, and a link to the Heather Bailey Store that sells fabric and patterns and more.
Now that I've tried the pattern out and I'm happy with the result, I can feel a creative time ahead, and a whole load of handmade booties!

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

S.O.S. Thrift shop to help marine life affecting by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

A chance to help the Gulf Rescue Campaign. and grab yourself a cute bargain too. The S.O.S thrift shop has been set up to raise funds for The Sea Shepherd. 

The Sea Shepherd are busy cleaning up after the oil spill in the Gulf of mexico, they need your help, please donate whatever you can to help their rescue.

Sea Shepherd's Mission Statement

Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately-balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.