Tag Archive: homemade

Chair being upholstered and scattered fabrics.
Upholstery workshops

Occasionally, students send me photos of their completed upholstery projects which they have started with me and finished off at home.  Earlier this year, this particular student came for a weekend upholstery workshop where she reupholstered a pin stuff seat. Recently, she came back for a weeks course and completed this…

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Colourful 'Byron&Byron' flower curtain rails.
Interiors Show

Yesterday, I had a great day at Cheltenham Race Course attending the ‘October Interiors’ show hosted by CABMFF (the Curtain and Blind Makers Friendly Forum). My top purchase was from Glover Bros, my regular upholstery suppliers – a Batavia rechargeable cordless cutter which I’ve used today – love it.  So much…

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Basic, stacked chair models of varying colour.
Paint & Upholster

I’ve teamed up with Karen at  The French Nest in Bromyard to offer a weekend of “paint and upholster” – paint your chair on the Saturday and upholster it on the Sunday.  It’s amazing what you can create. On Saturday, Karen will teach you numerous furniture painting techniques including one colour aged…

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Wine or beer lovers, we cater for both!
Wine or beer lovers, we cater for both!

Last weekend, there was an alcoholic theme which our guests created unknowingly. Firstly, I was made aware that we have three pubs within 2 miles of us that are all featured in the Good Beer Guide.  I already knew this but hadn’t fully appreciated that some people would be attracted to this fact so thought I ought to enquire…

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A new year, a new challenge(s)!
A new year, a new challenge(s)!

I’m never one to sit back and relax; always need a challenge and always wishing to improve things to make life that little bit more enjoyable.  So, the beginning of this year is focused on finishing our two Georgian bedrooms so guests can enjoy the incredibly spacious rooms which will be furnished with beautiful mahogany…

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You may leave Huntlands Farm Bnb with more than you bargained for..!
You may leave Huntlands Farm Bnb with more than you bargained for..!

My last guests left with the husband realising that their weekend away could potentially be expensive for him as his wife turned to me as she left and said, “Thank you Lucy for inspiring me to go home and redecorate my whole house”! More and more male guests are leaving with the new knowledge that their home is about to be…

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Herefordshire cider
Herefordshire cider

For the past couple of weeks we have experienced the aroma of apple juice every time we venture outside.  This is because the cider apples have been harvested and collected in the yard ready for transportation to the cider making plant. With over 9,500 acres of cider orchards in Herefordshire, the county produces well over…

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Teme Valley Farmer’s Market
Teme Valley Farmer’s Market

On Sunday, with the sun shining and friends from Oxford visiting, we decided to visit our local Farmer’s Market at The Talbot, Knightwick. The Teme Valley Market is one of the oldest farmers’ markets in the country and is very well attended.  It is held on the second Sunday of each month throughout the year, starting at…

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