Thursday, 28 July 2011


At this time of year our hillsides and roadsides here in Scotland are swathed with Rosebay Willowherb making beautiful patches of pink everywhere we look. I can see lots of it from my window here in the cottage.  

This little cottage sits at the end of our track and looks adorable no matter what the season. I day dream about doing it up as a craft bothy.
I have used it loosely as inspiration for this piece below.

I thought it would be nice to feature some items from other crafters inspired by Rosebay Willowherb so I put together this Treasury on Etsy.

At first I struggled to find items by other people until I found out that Willowherb is called Fireweed in the USA. We call it Wildfire here in Scotland.
It turns out it grows in abundance in Alaska and I found this great shop making all sorts of interesting things with it including tea and jam!
Salmonberry Origins

I also listed these two new pieces featuring a similar shade of pink to Wildfire.

And talking of Wildfire, doesn't this look like fire in the sky!

Don't forget that you can find me and my work at Muddy Boots Farm Shop and Cafe on Saturday 20th August. Scroll to the bottom of my last post for a map. Muddy Boots is located on the main road at Balmalcolm.


  1. Gorgeous! I love the treasury you have put together and I'm so envious of where you live with the views you have :)

  2. Beautiful photos! We're very lucky to live here, we have it all really. :) I love little cottages like that one, they're so cute but it seems sad to see them empty.

  3. Love the little cottage......Your work is gorgeous....

  4. Lovely post and one of my favourite colours!
    Who'd have thought you could make tea and jam from Rosebay Willowherb?!
    Have a great weekend!

    Sandie xx

  5. Lovely new pic. The wildfire is looking fabulous up here - didn't know it was called that as rbwh was always a mouthful!Hope the muddy boots fair went well & love your hairy coo!

  6. ps, thanks for your kind words ;)

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  8. The two new brooches are divine.

    The cottage would make a wonderful craft bothy - go for it!

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  10. SPectacular photos, spectacular art by you!

  11. Just wanted to say I think your designs are beautiful!


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