Quick Update

I am really pleased with how the site is going at the moment. Glad that I decided to separate my pride designs from everything else as it is making promoting both easier and I can join, target stuff and generally work more efficiently and with the right audiences. I love the fact that I am able to work with things that I love and have a genuine interest in, however the disadvantage is there is so much I’d like to keep for myself lol 🙂 I have some grapefruit and lime candles that arrived yesterday and they smell totally yummy! The citronella tea lights are nice too. Handy for keeping away bugs.
Grapefruit and Lime Candle

I have some pretty glass tea light holders just added as well available in pink, yellow and clear glass. Each comes with a white unscented tea light.

Pink Glass Tea Light Holder

I am currently working on some new incense blends and may make them into cones rather than leaving them loose. Not many people seem to go for the loose though I thought maybe that’s because they aren’t sure how to burn it? Personally I like the loose as I can mixed up whatever I fancy and have it ready to use in no time and it still stores well if I make a batch

Over the last few weeks I have been doing a lot of writing and have added links to some relevant articles to the side bar on Elderberry Arts. I am mainly working on a series of introductions to various things including herb magic, feng shui, chakras, healing crystals and incense. Working on a project for Bead magazine as well.

In other news the ducklings are so big now. They haven’t any heat for a few weeks now and spend all day out in our housey type area and I bring them in at night. Should be able to go outside soon. They still run away from me though 😦 I have been hand feeding them slugs and mealworms in an attempt to win them over. In the mornings they are calmer about me picking them up and letting them out which is good.  The quail are not even two weeks old yet and are huge compared to when they hatched, about the size of a chick now. They have the right idea and often sleep in the food bowl so they don’t even have to move to eat! lol







Catch Up

Time has been flying! can’t believe it has been weeks since I posted. Everything is ok but busy here. The ducklings are really big now and nearly as tall as their brooder. I am hopefully going to start on their outside pen this week if the weather stays ok. trying to decided where in the garden to have them as although the garden is big it’s on three levels and there is quite a bit of other stuff out there like swings, trampoline, shed…


I have five tiny quail chicks that just hatched yesterday. They are very cute and funny and unlike the ducklings, actually like me. They always run away 😦


Ickle blondie 🙂 All the others are darker coloured

I have been working on a few new projects for the site including splitting my pride designs from the rest and having a separate website for those. Which is all now stocked and up and running and can be visited at http://www.rainbipride.co.uk It’s something I’ve been considering for a while and I think it will make promoting the sites and marketing a lot easier. I am going to be adding some new lines to Elderberry Arts in the next months as well as jewellery too.

My oldest son was 15 yesterday (where do all the years go!?) and I made a dairy and wheat free cheesecake using tofu and avocado to create the ‘cheese’ topping. I really wasn’t sure about the tofu but it worked really well. It had a printed rice paper topper but it that soaked up some of the moisture from the cake and got a bit soggy.

Wheat and dairy free cheesecake