Rurality Newsletter

August 2019

I love the warm weather, especially those days that are cooler in the morning.  I tend to hide out inside when it gets too hot, but I still find lots to do then.  It seems that the summer is too short for all the projects I have plans for.

Rurality Newsletter - Rustic News

In our valley, the spring floods were quite intense - the sandbagging efforts were successful in keeping the river in its banks, barely. 

One of the benefits of having a good spring freshet is that it brings down some great driftwood - and, the turbulence of the water and the thrashing of the branches against rocks and sand gives it an amazing patina.  What would you use these pieces for?

Driftwood Crafts

If you're just getting started with rustic craft making, you may be overwhelmed by all the information out there.  Sign up for my free series on Getting Started with Twigs;

Getting Started With Twigs

Those fairy gardens built with a clay pot just keep on being fascinating - there's no lag in the interest in them.  Learn how to break a clay pot safely to make one of your own;

How to Break a Clay Pot for a Fairy Garden

So that's it for this issue of Rurality.  I hope you've got some inspiration for your next project from what I've been doing.