Mustard and cress grown in an egg box

You can grow seeds in a jar, a carton or an egg box or even an egg shell! (You could also use grass seeds in the end of some tights to make a hairy funny head!)

Cane basket making

This is a satisfying craft as it uses such nice material. It isn’t difficult if you follow this post. You can use a cane basket for Easter eggs or as a table display.

I use 2.5 mm thick cane which you can order from craft shops online. You don’t need to use a wooden base if you don’t want to. If you make a cane base you can use as table mat for hot objects or with longer pieces of cane they can become the sides of a basket. You can stick in new pieces of cane as stems to make the sides longer for something like a waste paper basket

Seeds and spices and all things nice … for snacks or healthy home made Easter eggs !


A song for little people

Composed and performed by C.M.Poffley March 2021

Two great poets are quoted at the end:

Shakespeare (Merchant of Venice Act 4 scene 1)

The quality of mercy is not strained; it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath. It is twice blest; it blesseth him that gives and him that takes…..


My heart leaps up when I behold 
   A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began; 
So is it now I am a man; 
So be it when I shall grow old, 
   Or let me die!
The Child is father of the Man;
And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.

How to make chickens and bunnies from a knitted square

These little knitted projects are a wonderful preparation for Spring and Easter. I loved looking after chickens as a child as well a knitting. I have used wool from my parent’s sheep so this is truly holistic. You can buy hand spun wool and / or the kit to make these projects on Etsy from the link below. If you don’t have time to make your own then they are available as ready made little farm animals in hand spun sheep’s wool in natural colours below too.

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How to crochet a bunnie’s tail


A Chickens and Bunny Knitting Kit

Includes hand spun wool in natural undyed colours (16 metres each colour) – golden yellow, grey and white . Makes two chickens and two chicks, one medium bunny and one small bunny. Washed white sheep’s wool for stuffing each animal and a little red wool for the crown. Simple hand written instructions included too. If you would like extra skeins of other natural colour wool please contact me on the email form below. They cost £2 for a 16 meter skein and £3 for 25 meters.


Go to the Etsy link below to purchase already knitted bunnies and chicks etc….