Category: Arts & Crafts

Wicked Willow Workshops!

By Helen, 04/10/2011 4:48 pm

Anyone who has seen our dragon has gone missing and is interested in how a willow sculpture is created can come along to one of Joolzs’ workshops.  Here she is working with a couple this last weekend who  were lucky enough to book a workshop during our recent heatwave!   If you would like to have a go at making a small willow sculpture for your garden get in touch.

Making a Wire Frame

Student of Willow!

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Devon Open Studios

By Helen, 03/09/2011 9:58 am

Owl

Devon Open Studios runs for two weeks in September and is where you get to have a nose around artist studios and workshops all over the county!  There are hundreds of artists opening their doors and it really is worth having a look at all the creative talent out there.   We are always open here but please do come and have a look at the new work I have been making.  For details of artists exhibiting in your area check out www.devonartistnetwork.co.uk

Other news:  we now have spring flowering bulbs for planting up now.  Also as the summer blooms start to fade we now have autumn/winter bedding packs of cheery pansies and violas amongst others to brighten up a gloomy day!

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Midsummer?!

By Helen, 22/06/2011 10:18 am

We have just had the longest day, Wimbledon has started and Glastonbury Festival starts this weekend, so that means only one thing…RAIN!   Of course we do need it after a very dry spring and it means less outdoor watering for us and it also gives me an excuse to get into my workshop and make some bits and bobs out of glass!   I have made some larger outdoor bunting which is hanging on our Tea Tent (open on fine days!) and would look lovely draped among trees or on a pagoda, perfect for adding a festive touch to a summer Bar-B-Q!  Come and see us or give me a ring if you would like something a bit different for your garden. 

I have also been making some etched name hangers so if you are stuck for any gift ideas, get in touch with me for that too, they are ideal for a christening or birthday gift!

Individual Name Hangings

Bunting
Bunting at Cove

If you haven’t yet done your hanging baskets and patio planters we now have 25% off summer bedding, so that means 10 9cm plants including fuschias for £7.50!  Its not too late to do them and for that price you can go mad and create a riot of colours to cheer you on a rainy day!

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Easter Sunday Craft Market

By Helen, 23/04/2011 8:26 pm

We are currently having the hottest and driest April and Easter ever!  Which is great news for us especially this Easter Sunday when we host the Cove Arts and Crafts Market.  We have jewellers, potters, wood turners amongst others and should be a brilliant day to meet with crafters and maybe buy an original piece of work!  We will also be selling cream teas from our now green Tea Tent or maybe a nice ice cream from Langage Farm!    We will be open normal Sunday trading of 10 till 4 so come and meet the crafters!

Green Tea?!

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RHS Rosemoor Art Fair

By Helen, 09/03/2011 5:52 pm

I will be exhibiting as part of the Devon Artists Network at the RHS Rosemoor Art Fair 8 to 10 April.  If you want to see some of Devon’s finest artists in one of Devon’s finest gardens then its well worth a trip.  More details are on www.devonartistnetwork.co.uk  and www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor

We are also planning our own Arts/Crafts Market here at Cove Garden Nursery on Easter Sunday, if you would like to take part get in touch for details:  enquiries@covegardennursery.co.uk

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Buy Baby Bunting!

By Helen, 19/02/2011 6:49 pm

This is some recently made glass bunting that would look  pretty just about anywhere!   I can make them any colour to match your decor and I think they would look really sweet in a little girls bedroom with some fairy lights!   I have added some beads to give them extra sparkle.  These retail at £20 and they can be made to any length. 

Handmade Glass Bunting

Blue Textured Glass

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Romance at Heart

By Helen, 07/02/2011 10:11 am
Etched Heart

Hand Made Etched Heart

Valentines Day is looming and although you shouldn’t need an excuse to treat your loved one we have some gifts and cards for that special day .   Choose from our beautifully crafted jewellery and glass or ceramic hearts.        

If you prefer something more floral, we  have these Valentines Kiss lilies bulbs or a selection of roses ready to be planted for a permanent reminder!

Valentines Kiss

Lilac Heart

Etched Heart

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Christmas Crafts!

By Helen, 10/12/2010 6:55 pm

If you fancy something handmade for Christmas then we have a selection of glass tree decorations and suncatchers made by myself!  We have also had a fresh delivery of trees today if you needed something to hang them on!

Festive Suncatchers

If you always fancied learning how to copper foil I am available for 1 to 1 tuition,  you could book a session for a loved one as a Christmas present!  Just give us a ring for details.

Festive wreath

 We have  festive wreaths for sale, this one is an alternative to the traditional but we also have natural holly wreaths available.

For our cat loving customers meet a new addition to the team.   This is Tom one half of two kittens we got from the Blue Cross, Jerry (naturally)  is the other brother but is very difficult to photograph, hopefully he will stand still for me long enough to get a decent photo soon! 

Tom Cat!

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Pictures at an Exhibition

By Helen, 18/11/2010 5:29 pm

 This is a new piece of copper foiled glass entitled ‘The Castle’.  Its inspired by Mussorgskys ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ after a call by the EMG Symphony Orchestra for Devon artists to create work inspired by a movement from it. 

The EMG will be preforming Pictures at an Exhibition at Exeter Cathedral on 25th November at 7.30  where you can view this and other artworks.  http://www.emgsymphonyorchestra.org/  for details..

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The Emperor Returns to the Exe Valley!

By Helen, 10/11/2010 7:35 pm

Some people may be aware of  ‘The Emperor’  the beautiful Exmoor Red Stag and the largest land mammal in the U.K  who may or may not still be alive. It is certainly a story that has captured a lot of debate…   Well  the Emperor is alive and returned to the Exe Valley  in this beautiful willow sculpture created by Woody Fox.   Woody is part of Wicked Willows here at Cove Garden Nursery and they can create anything from this beautiful stag for a large space, a smaller willow sculpture for your back garden or living willow and shelters for anywhere!   They will be running a special Festive Workshop for children on December the 11th making lanterns to beat the Winter gloom!  There are 2 sessions lasting 2 hours and its £10 per child including materials.  If you would like to know more give us a ring for details Joolz 07969554052 or  01398 331946

The Emperor at Cove

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