Thursday, 24 June 2010

everybody's doing it.

It seams like EVERYONE is making Elderflower cordial this year - it makes my heart sing to know as a nation we haven't forgotten how to use what nature provides, that people are out there using the hedgerows to feed themselves, that we still spin wool from our own livestock, make clothes from the yarn - though I can't see anyone washing clothes in the rivers these days! 

I have trying to make sure my time off sick is used well, it isn't like I am physically debilitated, and I feel the best thing for my brain is to be occupied in fruitful pursuits that make me happy, and hopefully some one else! I have been toiling away sampling ideas, testing colours, knitting, crocheting and sewing - after the Boudoir swap I was inspired to revive box making, something I learned ohhhhhh, about 20 years ago...

I am still using the boxes, as are the people who all got them for Christmas one year (or so they tell me...)
so here is a peek at the latest one, all finished and listed on Folksy. 

Right - I am off with the dog and cats for a walk - we are collecting some elderflowers....




13 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

I must make some Elderflower Cordial, there really is no excuse because I actually have an Elder tree at the bottom of the garden!
Julie xxxxxxx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

I'm just waiting for mr J and P so that we can all toddle off together and pick some!

Cheap2Chic said...

I went to make Elderflower cordial a couple of years ago and couldn't get the citric acid anywhere. I was told it is available on the net but never followed that up. I believe it had something to do with looking like a certain drug!

topchelseagirl said...

I love the box, it is absolutely beautiful.

A Country Girl said...

I have high hopes of making some elderflower cordial this weekend, time permitting.
Love your box - how do you do that then? What about a tutorial?

VintageVicki said...

Its definately worth making - am loving it :)

Your box is gorgeous - a tutorial would be great.

dosierosie said...

I love the box, I agree you need to do a tutorial.
Gillx

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

Nicccee Box! Tutorial?

Vicky x

nicoledemana said...

is it that time already must get myself out and find some elderflowers. it's 3.28am I was in hosp yest having two teeth out and now I can not sleep so where else would I go but blog land you are amazing every time I check out your blog there is something new to look at love the fabric box hope you sell loads on e-bay and folksy take care see ya Tues ttfn Nicole x

Sarah said...

Loving your box!
x

Louise said...

I'd much rather have ginger beer! Thank goodness I wasn't born in the wrong century. I can't do any of the things you mention, well except the washing clothes in the river bit!

I've added your giveaway button to my blog. x

Kate said...

we're making elderflower champagne right now, we have failed with this before but try try try again...

Pooch Morning Glory said...

well, i do love elderflower cordial but i buy mine already made.
i actually never thought of making it. duh
interesting....great box too!
~laura