Cottage Industry

Hand made earrings from Bealtaine CottageGifts from Bealtaine Cottage…

Lots of work going on here at the cottage making earrings…these are now in the Bealtaine Cottage Etsy Shop…

Bead Earrings

Bead Earrings
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Beautiful and very light-weight Bead drop Earrings with tiny bells on the end, that jingle softly as you move.
I make each pair with attention to detail and colour…you can ask for a specific colour blend if you wish!
These make exquisite gifts to post to that someone special…and can be posted direct from Bealtaine Cottage, set inside one of the Bealtaine Cottage Photo cards from this shop, to anywhere in the world!
Just write out the name, message and address when you pay…
Each pair is quite unique…this is the first to post on the Cottage Shop.

Link to click…  https://www.etsy.com/listing/154712794/bead-earrings

Bead EarringsBealtaine Cottage Earrings

Beautiful and very light-weight Bead drop Earrings with tiny bells on the end, that jingle softly as you move.
I make each pair with attention to detail and colour…you can ask for a specific colour blend if you wish!
These make exquisite gifts to post to that someone special…and can be posted direct from Bealtaine Cottage, set inside one of the Bealtaine Cottage Photo cards from this shop, to anywhere in the world!
Just write out the name, message and address when you pay…
Each pair is quite unique…this is the first to post on the Cottage Shop.

Dispatches from Ireland

Bealtaine Cottage hand made cards

One of the hand-made cards depicting images from the gardens at Bealtaine.

Bealtaine Cottage is also on YouTube…with over 100 videos about Permaculture, planting, growing and living.

Bealtaine Cottage Etsy Shop 004Sculpted from ancient Bog Oak…special pendants, hand-made here in the west of Ireland by Hugh O’Neill of Tyrone.

Visit the Bealtaine Cottage shop on Etsy…

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BealtaineCottage

Permaculture Cottage ~ Funky Scarf and Chunky Cake!

Friday afternoon at Bealtaine and despite the rain work between showers has contiued throughout the day. I hung this plaque on the kitchen door earlier, a present from a friend. It’s simple, colourful and evokes a sense of what lies beyond the door…the pantry!

Talking of which…there’s several demijohns of wine waiting to be bottled and laid down in here!

Knitted a scarf recently and was thinking about the edging…and after considerable searching around in the craft boxes stashed under beds and other forgetful places, I found these wooden beads, which I’ve threaded onto the edges of the scarf with wool and a big darning needle!

A big and bold arrangement in the vase on the mantlepiece in the sitting room, using some quickly cut pieces from the upper garden…just two varieties here! Simple is best and looks fab!

Simple and easy chunky cake…

  • 12 ozs SR Flour
  • 6 ozs  Margarine
  • 4 ozs caster sugar
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • buttermilk
  • home made Rhubarb Jam
  • Organic oats
  1. Weigh all the ingredients.
  2. Put all ingredients into the mixer.
  3. Whizz.
  4. Add eggs
  5. Whizz
  6. Add a little buttermilk
  7. Whizz.
  8. Line a cake tray, add half of the mix.
  9. Dollop jam on top and add remaining mix.
  10. Sprinkle with oats and demerara sugar.

Bake at 190 c for about 20 minutes or so.

And for a wet Friday evening…what can be nicer than a hot vegetable stew, with big chunks of fresh bread?

Have a good weekend!