I hope you enjoy my extra special blog from Scotch Lodge Farm and Craft Shop. A mixture of inside and outdoor living. My farming lifestyle, my great shop, my beautiful garden, and my wonderful family........creating the dream with a little help from my faeries.

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Now in: Children's Hour - the fabulous new collection from Graphic 45!

It's here! The new Children's Hour collection from Graphic 45! We have 12x12 pads, 8x8 pads, 6x6 patterns & solids, journalling chipboard, decorative chipboard, tags & pockets, stickers, ephemera cards, 12x12 calendar pads and 8x8 calendar pads.

We have a limited stock so buy yours online today at: http://bit.ly/1lSCLHR

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Christmas Fayre online ordering has now closed

We are unable to accept any more online Christmas Fayre orders or cooking requests. If you have forgotten anything please call the shop with your list and we will try to fulfil your order or offer you alternatives using products that are currently in stock. The number here is 01604 810910.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Pre-Christmas tasting and shopping extravaganza this Saturday

We are holding a ‘pre-Christmas tasting and shopping extravaganza’ on Saturday 19th December.

There will be a wide range of traditional Christmas Fayre to try before you buy: homemade mince pies, sausages, quiches, desserts, chutneys and preserves.  There will also be tasty treats from prestigious food suppliers like Inverawe Smokehouse, RB Woodall and Patchwork Pates. Cheeses and charcuterie from the deli counter and a fine selection of sweet and savoury biscuits will also be available to sample and to purchase.

Selected products will be on a special Christmas ‘3-for-2’ offer.

The event is free, open to all, and will run from 11am to 3pm.

More info here http://bit.ly/1m0CPEO

Friday, 11 December 2015

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Competition Time - Win a Christmas Hamper!

It's competition time! Can you guess how many mince pies we will have made by Christmas 2015 since we started baking them in 2001? (We won't add on those that Marjorie made for us from Northampton WI...)

Whoever guesses the closest to the actual total will receive a Christmas hamper!

To enter, please send your answer and your name to info@scotchlodgefarm.co.uk

Deadline for entries: Monday 21st December at 9am. Good luck!

It's Christmas!

All your Christmas dinner, Boxing Day buffet and New Year's Eve party food under one roof! Turkey, goose, cockerel, duck, chicken, beef, pork, lamb, chipolatas, bacon, ham, mince pies, Christmas cakes & puddings, smoked fish, party size quiches & pies, desserts, cheese & chutneys...

Please order early to avoid disappointment. View the full festive range here: http://bit.ly/1LxBpfX

December Graphic 45 class featuring 'Time to Flourish'

Here's a sneaky peek at the cards and tags that we'll be making at our Graphic 45 'Time to Flourish' class on Friday 18th December. The cards are called 'Holiday Wishes' and 'Merry & Bright'. We will also make a 'Let's Celebrate' pop-up tag and a 'Holiday Time' tag.

If you would like to join us please call or e-mail to book your place. The class will run from 10am to 4pm. Hope you can make it!

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Mother Goose keepsake box

If you need a box to hold all your treasured photographs and keepsakes here's one we made earlier!

It's a 14" box with a lid, covered in papers from Graphic 45's Mother Goose collection and with beautiful ribbon handles. It's based on an adapted pattern from our Heritage Album Series 1 http://bit.ly/1HShFD5 but you could cover your box in any of the patterned papers that we have available, depending on the occasion and personal taste.

To view all the crafting ideas, patterns, tutorials and kits from our classes and workshops, please visit our Patterns & Kits shop at http://bit.ly/1lLz8mo

Friday, 20 November 2015

Sneaky peek at tomorrow's pre-Christmas craft sale!

Tomorrow’s pre-Christmas craft sale will take place from 10am to 4pm.

In the sale will be scrapbooking papers and pads, stamps, punches, clear scraps, gilders paste, tools, accessories, card-making inserts and lots more!

  • ONLY 25p! 12"x12" printed papers. Selected papers by Heidi Swapp. Graphic 45 collections including Secret Garden, Bird Song, Twelve Days of Christmas, Nutcracker Sweet.
  • ONLY 50p! 12"x12" printed papers. Graphic 45 collections including By the Sea, Time to Celebrate, Raining Cats & Dogs, Good Ol Sport, Typography, French Country. Selected papers by Bo Bunny, Little Yellow Bicycle, Kaisercraft.
  • ON SALE! Graphic 45 paper pads. 6"x6" down to £3 (Time to Celebrate, Raining Cats & Dogs). 8"x8" down to £4 (Sweet Sentiments, Bird Song, Time to Celebrate, Typography). 12"x12" down to £10 (Time to Celebrate, Sweet Sentiments, Couture, Raining Cats & Dogs, Bohemian Bazaar, Come Away with Me).
  • DOWN TO £1! Graphic 45 banners, tags & pockets and flowers (Time to Celebrate, An Eerie Tale, By the Sea, Botanical Tea, Secret Garden, Bohemian Bazaar, Raining Cats & Dogs, Good Ol Sport).
  • DOWN TO £1.50! Sticker sheets by Bo Bunny and Graphic 45 (Sweet Sentiments, By the Sea, Twelve Days of Christmas, Couture, Good Ol Sport).
  • DOWN TO £2! Graphic 45 chipboard (By the Sea, Raining Cats & Dogs, Come Away with Me, An Eerie Tale, Sweet Sentiments, Twelve Days of Christmas, Precious Memories, Good Ol Sport, Place in Time).
  • HALF PRICE OR LESS! Selected punches by Tonic and Woodware.
  • REDUCED TO CLEAR! Clear Scraps binder albums, borders, mixers and acrylic shapes.
  • HALF PRICE! Gilders paste – all colours.
  • HALF PRICE! Rubber stamps by Clarity Stamps, Joanna Sheen, Creative Expressions, Our Daily Bread, Impression Obsession, Kaisercraft.
  • HALF PRICE! Printed card inserts for card-making at home - and for all occasions. 

We are also offering double discount on all full priced craft items.

Hope you can make it!

Monday, 16 November 2015

Pre-Christmas craft sale this Saturday!

Photos from Graphic 45 Christmas workshop with Clare Charvill!

Thank you to Clare Charvill from Graphic 45 for running the Christmas workshop on Saturday - and for the beautiful bouquet of flowers! Thank you to all the lovely ladies who came along - we hope you had a fantastic day!

We are hoping to organise more workshops of this type in the Spring so keep an eye out for more news on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/scotchlodgefarm/ and website http://www.scotchlodgefarm.co.uk/

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Must be nearly Christmas!

Lots of customers have visited us this week to buy ribbons for wrapping Christmas presents and craft materials for making Christmas cards. Pop in to the shop or visit the website for a browse https://www.scotchlodgefarm.co.uk/products/the-craft-shop

New in: Gourmet Vanilla Products

We are very excited about today's delivery of 3 new Gourmet Vanilla Products from Taylor & Colledge.

  • Vanilla Bean Dusting Sugar can be sprinkled over coffee, hot chocolate, cereals & porridge, french toast, pancakes, waffles, fruit, ice cream, cakes, muffins & desserts.
  • Fairtrade Organic Vanilla Bean Extract can be added to milk, cream, custards & puddings.
  • Organic Vanilla Bean Paste can be used in custards, cakes & desserts.

More info here http://bit.ly/1GYcLE2

1 place left at our Christmas Graphic 45 workshop!

We only have 1 place left at our Graphic 45 workshop this Saturday. Clare Charvill will be showing us how to make this Christmas organiser, planner and storage album.

It doesn't matter if you didn't attend Part 1 to make the box.

We'll be in the craft studio from 9am to 5pm. Hope you can join us.
Call 01604 810910 to book the last place.

Check our all our events at https://www.scotchlodgefarm.co.uk/news-and-events

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

All Saints' Christmas Festival

We will be decorating a Christmas tree for the All Saints' Christmas Festival in Earls Barton. The festival will take place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December.

Our Christmas tree (number 26) will be decorated in our unique style. We hope you will like it! More information here: http://bit.ly/1PU16Ii

Monday, 26 October 2015

Monthly Fresh Fish Day

Our next Fresh Fish Day will be on Saturday 14th November. If you fancy some tasty fresh fish from Weston & Long in Norfolk please place your order by Tuesday 10th November.

There are more than 40 different fish, shellfish or seafood products to choose from. The full list is here: http://bit.ly/1S5NSY5

Orders will be ready for collection on Saturday 14th November from 10am.

If you would like to place an order please call, e-mail or pop into the shop. You can also place your order online at http://bit.ly/1Ggq3WJ


Loving the new signage!

Friday, 23 October 2015

Time to Flourish...

Here is a sneaky peek at the cards and tags that we'll be making at our Graphic 45 'Time to Flourish' class on Friday 20th November

Gluten-free chocolate roulades!

Now THAT'S what I call a chocolate roulade! Ours are gluten-free and made with the best Belgian chocolate. And yes, it does taste as awesome as it looks! Available with or without fresh raspberries...

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Graphic 45 workshop photos!

Thank you Clare Charvill for these fabulous photos from our Graphic 45 workshop on Saturday 17th October - Christmas Organiser Box Part 1!

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Deliciously indulgent desserts!

Homemade Treacle Tart or Victoria Plum Pie? Custard or ice cream? Decisions, decisions…

View our full range of desserts at http://bit.ly/1W4Vfov

Do you feel like chicken tonight?

If you feel like chicken tonight... try one of our homemade chicken pies! We have Chicken, Chicken & Apricot, Chicken & Blue Cheese, Chicken & Sweetcorn, Chicken & Bacon Picnic Pie...

 View our full range of meat pies at http://bit.ly/1XjnKMl

Steaming hot meat pies for chilly evenings...

You can't beat a steaming hot pie this time of year! We have been cooking again this week and have made some of your favourites: Steak, Steak & Stilton, Rabbit, Pheasant, Pigeon Lattice...



View our full range of meat pies at http://bit.ly/1XjnKMl

What's Cooking?

Back by popular demand… our homemade Fillet of Beef Stroganoff!

We make a wide range of top quality ready meals that are perfect for cold evenings: Cottage Pie, Roast Beef with Gravy, Beef Lasagne, Liver & Bacon, Chicken Casserole, Corned Beef Hash, Steak & Kidney Pudding...

View our full range of ready meals at http://bit.ly/1QRV3C7