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 National Tea Day 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…

bird gifts

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 village in Leicestershire and are lucky enough to spot these garden birds most days. They’re a fabulous source of inspiration and great fun to draw.…

chicken gifts

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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Our favourite bread recipes

Here are some of our favourite bread recipes from presenter Paul Hollywood to celebrate The Great British Bake Off final. Whether you’re rooting for Jane, Candice or Andrew, knead out that nervous energy by baking one of these classic breads: Ciabatta is fairly straightforward to make and delicious with prosciutto and cheese as part of a quick Italian-style lunch. Soda bread,…

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…

wrapping paper decoupage

Wrapping Paper Decoupage

Wrapping paper is the perfect thickness for crafts like decoupage, and our bird and animal designs bring some charming countryside style to your home. 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 need: a wooden box, frame…

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…

pancake day

We love Pancake Day

Pancake Day excitement is in the air. Whether you’re a traditional lemon squeezer, sugar sprinkler or a newfangled goats cheese and rosemary stuffer, there’s no denying that Shrove Tuesday brings some much-needed joy to winter. Comfort food and an excuse for a party – what’s not to love?!         How do you eat…

feeding birds

Feeding birds over winter

Here are our top tips for feeding birds to give them a helping hand this January. This may be a mild winter for some of us, but it’s tough out there for our feathered friends. The ground is too hard to dig for worms, berries are scarce and icy days make it difficult for birds to get…