My healthy little pancakes

Pancakes

I have always loved making pancakes as they are such an easy thing to put together if you have run out of breakfast or teatime treats. My pancakes/drop scones are bursting fully of lovely bits and bobs I chuck in from my larder, this always changes depending what I have when I make them. I … read more…

Lemon, almond & poppy seed cake

Lemon drizzle cake

This weekend I would be running our first course of the year, but sadly like most people all over the world the coronavirus has meant I won’t be. Over the years guests on our holidays and retreats have always asked for certain recipes and now finally I have a bit of time to write some … read more…

New Craft Courses for 2020

Ali spinning

I can never believe quite how fast a year can go by…we have had such a busy 2019, that we have suddenly rolled into 2020! We have all our usual craft courses and holidays for 2020, plus a few new ones – including our Fleece to Needle Felt a Picture with Karen Price, which we … read more…

New Craft Course!

Needle Felted Picture

Learn to needle felt a picture using naturally dyed fleece We are so excited to welcome Karen Price next year, who will be joining us in June 2020 on our new ‘Fleece to Needle Felt A Picture’ craft course! Karen is well known in Highland’s for her stunning needle felted works of art. Karen creates … read more…

Natural Dyeing & Spinning Course

We have organised an extra natural dyeing and spinning course as our July week is now full. Our extra spinning course will run from August 26th-August 31st. The course will include two days of natural dyeing and two days of Spinning with Alison. The first half of the course is spent foraging for dye plants … read more…

Fi Oberon’s creations on our May Craft Retreat

These gorgeous badgers are only a few of the amazing creations Fi Oberon makes from fleece- she is one of Britain’s most renowned needle felters and she is a brilliant teacher..we are lucky enough to have her joining us for our May Fleece to Needle Felt week (May 25th-June 1st), where she will be spending … read more…

Last minute spaces on our May Craft Retreat..

We are lucky enough to have Fi Oberon come and visit us in May. She is returning to run a part of our week long Fleece to Felt week.  This year we thought we would go with a bit of a theme, as Fi has been doing alot of work around Venus Figurines and the … read more…

Felted Venus Figurines

It’s the time of year I start thinking about the craft courses we have running in 2019.  We have some of the old favourites and a few new additions.  I am particularly excited about Fi Oberon coming back in May to help with our Fleece to Felt week. May 25th-June 1st 2019. This year Fi … read more…

September Spinning Retreat! Special Offer!

Learn to spin – join us for a wonderful retreat which includes two days of spinning tuition with Alison. Special Offer.. £150 off  per person!! As part of our Craft Retreat this year we are offering two days of spinning, instead of other optional craft sessions. We have had such a demand for a spinning courses … read more…

Special Offer -craft retreat £150 off!

We have had such a busy summer this year running courses and building the house it feels as if I had slightly forgotten to market our craft retreat..meaning we have a couple of spaces still to fill! It is a wonderful week, full of everything which helps me to feel good and relax- being outdoors, … read more…