Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically, which we share with Chickens, Cats, Guinea Pigs and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I work as an environmental educator, writer and Forest School leader at Moors Wood . I am a Master Composter and spent 10 years as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council. I offer talks and run workshops and events where we talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. We also make crafts and have fun.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun. To learn more about us click on the About Compostwoman tab and remember to click on the photos to make them full size!


Thursday, 20 March 2014

Hillarys Blinds Country Craft competition

I was browsing the Internet recently (as you do) and spotted a competition being run by Hillarys Blinds

The competition involves designing and making a craft item from a 100 x 100 cm piece of fabric chosen from one of four fabulous Country Retreat fabrics.


I chose the Wild Poppies Vermillion design which arrived at the weekend so I have been very busy since it arrived thinking about what to make. It has been such fun !




It is very pretty fabric which I would like to see as blinds in the guest bedroom I think - pity there was not enough fabric to make a blind as my competition entry!

I will blog about my finished item(s) before the end of March, but for now here is a taste of what I have been up to.



Lots of ideas and experimenting happening at the sitting room table!

 
A small purse is all I have finished so far


Oh and while I was thinking about my competition entry I also made a needle felted broach. It needs a bit more work to finish it off yet but I am pleased with it so far.


I also had to go to the Optician today and have had to order new glasses - but hopefully I will be able to see better to do close up work ( like sewing and crochet) as I have been struggling a lot lately with my current prescription.




  • 100cm x 100cm (39” x 39”) piece of the chosen material will be sent to your chosen address.
  • Using the fabric and any other required materials, put your creative talents to the test by making an original craft design.
  • - See more at: http://www.hillarys.co.uk/inspiration/the-hub/2014/country-craft-competition/#sthash.JFzfyQ10.dpuf




  • 100cm x 100cm (39” x 39”) piece of the chosen material will be sent to your chosen address.
  • Using the fabric and any other required materials, put your creative talents to the test by making an original craft design.
  • - See more at: http://www.hillarys.co.uk/inspiration/the-hub/2014/country-craft-competition/#sthash.JFzfyQ10.dpuf




  • 100cm x 100cm (39” x 39”) piece of the chosen material will be sent to your chosen address.
  • Using the fabric and any other required materials, put your creative talents to the test by making an original craft design.
  • - See more at: http://www.hillarys.co.uk/inspiration/the-hub/2014/country-craft-competition/#sthash.JFzfyQ10.dpuf

    2 comments:

    1. I like this - isn't the fabric wonderful to work with

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      1. Nice substantial stuff and lovely designs as well :)

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