christmas wrapping tips

Give your Christmas gifts the wow factor

Beat the festive frenzy this Christmas by starting early on gift wrapping and follow our Christmas wrapping tips to make your gifts shine under the tree.   Leaves and greenery add a special finishing touch. We’ve gone for a jolly sprig of rosemary to avoid holly prickles, but mistletoe or fern would work well too. Twine-tied…

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national tea day mug

At National Tea Day

We were delighted to attend National Tea Day as an event partner and designer of the official event Mug. National Tea Day 2017 took place at Kensington Roof Gardens and celebrated all things tea with gourmet tea tasting, baking masterclasses, tea dancing and tasty tea cocktails. Made from fine bone china in England, and hand-finished and…

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garden birds

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch is Back

This weekend is RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch and we can’t wait to make a cup of tea, grab a pencil and notebook and get counting. We’re based in a little Leicestershire village and are lucky enough to spot several garden birds most days. They’re a fabulous source of inspiration and great fun to draw.  …

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pet chickens

Pet chickens

We have seven pet chickens here at Sarah Boddy HQ, each with their own special character. They’re a great source of inspiration and the whole team like nothing better than taking five minutes to hang out with the hens. You can find out more about rehoming and keeping chickens at the British Hen Welfare Trust, a…

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hope house haiti

Our charity partner: Hope House Haiti

We’ve teamed up with Hope House Haiti, a children’s home and school in rural Haiti, who aim to inspire the 31 children they care for to be world changers. Hope House runs a sustainable farm where the children grow papaya, mangoes, sugar cane, chillies and tomatoes which helps towards the food in the house. They also rear corn-fed chickens and…

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wrapping paper decoupage

Wrapping Paper Decoupage

Wrapping paper is the perfect thickness for many crafts, and our bird and animal designs bring some charming countryside style to your home when used for wrapping paper decoupage. What is wrapping paper decoupage? Put simply, it’s cutting, glueing and varnishing with wrapping paper! It’s an easy way of updating or ‘shabby-chic-ing’ wooden furniture, large or small. You…

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keeping chickens cool

Keeping Chickens Cool

Keeping chickens cool and hydrated in summer can be a tricky task. Here are our three top tips for happy chooks: Hang a vegetable holder in your garden and fill it with fresh watermelon for a refreshing treat.   2. Make sure there’s plenty of fresh water for your girls to drink. We leave a few more water containers out…

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