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Fancy a free elderflower foraging hunt?

It’s elderflower season guys!

Did you know this stuff grows in the wild in so many public places across the UK for about 4-6 weeks of the year. And it comes back again every year.

Something we trrrry to do is go on an elderflower foraging hunt at this time of year. We come back with a bag of freshly picked elderflower and love turning it into something yummy.

Over the years we’ve made, gin, cordial, wine, but this year we found a fab recipe for orange and elderflower jam. And I can proudly confirm after nearly finishing a loaf of bread, it’s delicious on toast!

Where can I find it?

Elderflower is abundant throughout the UK, in woods and along roadside hedgerows. From late May you’ll see masses of tiny white flowers hanging in sprays which develop into purple elderberries later in the summer.

What does it look like?

Credit: Pete Holmes / WTML

The flowers are flat-topped clusters of tiny, creamy-white flowers, the fragrance is sweet and summery.

If you come across any on your daily wanders, why not take a little home to make something yummy too!

Here’s a few recipes we’ve enjoyed over the last few years to inspire you!

Elderflower cordial – https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/homemade-elderflower-cordial

Elderflower gin – https://www.discoverwildlife.com/how-to/make-things/how-to-make-elderflower-gin/

Elderflower jam – https://www.fabfood4all.co.uk/strawberry-elderflower-jam/

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Useful Storage Bag Ideas

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You can never enough useful storage bags. Well we’re helping the cause making the world become a little more organised with our useful storage bag decorating kits.

People have been getting creative at home with these super therapeutic block printing kits.

These kits come with a cotton bag of your choice, brightly coloured fabric paints and fair trade block print stamps. You create your own signature design using the stamps, leaving you with a beautifully original storage bag.

I’ve loved seeing people’s designs, and how they’re using these bags at home. I thought I’d share a little collection to inspire you how you could use yours.

If you fancy decorating your own useful storage bag, check out our range of block printing kits, which includes all the supplies you need, delivered straight to your door in letterbox friendly packaging.

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Lydia uses her drawstring bag as a laundry bag to wash her work uniform in

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Fiona uses her zipped bag for all her crafty nik naks!

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Charlene uses her accessory bag for lotions and potions in her handbag

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Ella is using her drawstring bag to keep her dolls accessories safe

Hayley keeps her tote bag in her handbag to save plastic bags from being used

Lisa uses her drawstring bag to organise her clothes when travelling

Fran has upgraded her bag for life with this foldable tote bag

Rose is using her accessory bag for her crochet hooks

useful storage bag block printed used to tidy laundry
Hayley uses her zipped accessory bag for makeup

Libby is using her drawstring bag for her notebooks and pens

If you fancy decorating a drawstring bag, a tote bag, a zipped bag or a baby vest, all with your own completely unique design. Click here to find out more.