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Marvelous May ~Our May favourites~

“May the sun bring you energy by day

May the moon softly restore you at night

May the rain wash away your worries

May the breeze blow new strength into your being

May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life” -Apache Blessing

May is here! Time to get our those picnic baskets and checked blankets.

We hope yours is filled with lots of fun and joy!

~ MAY FAVOURITES ~

Our gorgeous knitwear from our Bumble Bee range is now available online

Perfect shades of sunshine yellow detailed with our super sweet Bumble bee and honey pot design.

Our lovely Bumble bee cardigan

Our sleeveless jumpsuit & pram coat 

See our full knitwear range here

More styles and products on our Bumble Bee range launching on the site soon!!

~Judy Nightdress~

Sleep pretty in our stunning sleeveless nightdress with pintucking, embroidered flowers and lilac ribbon tie- perfect for these warmer nights.

~Elderflower Cordial recipe~

Ingredients:

Makes about 2 litres

  • About 25 elderflower heads
  • Finely grated zest of 3 unwaxed lemons and 1 orange, plus their juice (about 150ml in total)
  • 1kg sugar
  • 1 heaped tsp citric acid (optional)

Directions:

Place the flower heads in a large bowl together with the orange and lemon zest.

Bring 1.5 litres water to the boil and pour over the elderflowers and citrus zest. Cover and leave overnight to infuse.

Strain the liquid through a scalded jelly bag or piece of muslin and pour into a saucepan. Add the sugar, the lemon and orange juice and the citric acid (if using).

Heat gently to dissolve the sugar, then bring to a simmer and cook for a couple of minutes.

Use a funnel to pour the hot syrup into sterilised bottles. Seal the bottles with swing-top lids, sterilised screw-tops or corks.

~TO READ~

milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

The breakout novel from the critically acclaimed author of the short story collections Who I Was Supposed to Be and Why They Run the Way They Do— It is a dark, beautifully rendered, and gripping novel about coping, about coming-of-age, and about forgiveness. It is also a beautiful illustration of how one family, broken by tragedy, finds healing.

Have a blissful month of May.

Powell Craft x

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Easter & Spring Delights

Spring has finally sprung and we are bouncing for joy!!

With the sun shining, its finally time to slowly dig our more summery wear out from the wardrobe- which is always a personal joy! It is also almost time to get the egg baskets out and Easter bunny ears on, as Easter is just around the corner!

In need for some Easter ideas??

Keep reading for some fashion inspiration, gift ideas, d.i.y & more..

Powell Craft Easter fashion inspiration and gift ideas

~Bouncing with the bunnies~

Our adorable hand knitted rabbit dress

White cotton rabbit dress with utterly gorgeous puffed short sleeves with an imperial collar and vintage inspired rabbit embroidery.

Sweet little rabbit house and mini rabbit toy set

~Fun at the farmyard~

Boys farmyard tank top and knitted blanket

Farmyard toy storage bag

~Egg-cellent with eggs~

Serve up in style with our gorgeous dingly bell porcelain egg cups and holder

Why not try out these natural food colourings for colouring your Easter eggs this year?

How to Make Naturally-Dyed Easter Eggs

Makes 1 dozen eggs

1 dozen hard-cooked eggs, room temperature, or white and brown eggs, preferably not super-fresh
4 cups dye liquid made from any of the following:

  • 1 cup chopped purple cabbage per cup of water — makes blue on white eggs, green on brown eggs
  • 1 cup red onion skins per cup of water — makes lavender or red eggs
  • 1 cup yellow onion skins per cup of water— makes orange on white eggs, rusty red on brown eggs
  • 1 cup shredded beets per cup of water— makes pink on white eggs, maroon on brown eggs
  • 2 tablespoons ground turmeric per cup of water — makes yellow eggs
  • 1 bag Red Zinger tea per cup of water— makes lavender eggs

1 tablespoon white vinegar per cup of strained dye liquid
Neutral oil, such as vegetable or grapeseed

Pour the amount of water you need for the dye you’re making into a saucepan — you can make 4 separate batches of different colors or 1 large batch of a single color; follow the ratios given above for each ingredient to make more or less dye.

Add the dye matter (purple cabbage, onion skins, etc.) and bring the water to a boil. Turn the heat down to low and simmer, covered, for 15 to 30 minutes. The dye is ready when it reaches a hue a few shades darker than you want for your egg. Drip a little dye onto a white dish to check the colour. When the dye is as dark as you like, remove the pan from the heat and let the dye cool to room temperature. (I put the pot on my fire escape and it cooled off in about 20 minutes.)

Pour the cooled dye through a fine-mesh strainer into another saucepan (or into a bowl then back into the original pan if that’s all you have). Stir the vinegar into the dye — use 1 tablespoon of vinegar per cup of strained liquid.

Arrange the room-temperature eggs in single layer in a baking dish or other container and carefully pour the cooled dye over them. Make sure the eggs are completely submerged.

Transfer the eggs in the dye to the refrigerator and chill until the desired colour is reached. Carefully dry the eggs, and then massage in a little oil to each one. Polish with a paper towel. Store the eggs in the refrigerator until it is time to eat (or hide) them.

(Recipe from the kitchn.com)

~Spring wreath making~

Why not get creative and make your home look gorgeous with a homemade spring wreath – super cheap and simple to make.

Below are some amazing spring wreath ideas to get your creative juices flowing..

~Happy Easter all~

We love hearing from you!

Comment below your Easter/Spring D.I.Y ideas or tag us #powellcraft on social media.

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Beauty and the Beast Launch 2017

Here at Powell Craft we couldn’t be more excited about the new Beauty and the Beast premiere!

Get the look… Powell Craft style!

Be like Belle in our sweet Lemon Gingham dress with lace trims and hem and waist tie,  and our Blue floral dress with lace trims… truly gorgeous!

Add character to your home with our Dingley bell porcelain cup and saucer and Dingley tea pot set like Mrs Pots and Chip!

Be bold and bright like Gaston!

In our red hand knitted train pram coat with crocheted train and tracks, contrasting trims and collar and smart crocheted buttons.

Have you seen the film yet??

Let us know what you thought of it in the comments below 🙂

Have a magical day,

Powell Craft x

 

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

“The art of Mothering is to teach the art of living to children” – Elaine Heffner.

~ Make Mother’s day extra special this year ~

Take a look into our gift guide to find the most perfect gifts she will love and watch her eyes sparkle as she unties the ribbon..

~ Our Lace Frill Apron ~

Treat your Mum to our gorgeous cotton apron. With pretty lace frills round collar and front pockets. Finished off with a bow.

~ Elizabeth Night Dress ~

Our delightful long sleeved night gown with a flattering neckline, lace trims and elegant silhouette.

For love of Lavender

~ Frilled Heart Sachet~

The Lavender flower symbolises love and devotion- share some aromatic heartfelt love with our luscious lavender sachets, with lilac ribbon and rose detail in a stunning heart shape with scalloped edging… pure bliss!

 

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Coconut Flour Pancake Recipe

Pancake day has now passed, but why not make pancake day EVERYDAY!

With our healthy but utterly delicious- super quick and simple coconut flour pancakes.

They make a lovely hearty filling breakfast and will keep you full until lunch time!

Serve them up fancy on our gorgeous porcelain plates.

Check our full range of kitchen & dining here.

Ingredients:

4 eggs

1 cup of milk (cows milk or any plant based milk)

2 tea spoons of vanilla extract

1 tablespoon of honey

1/2 cup coconut flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil or butter

Add whatever toppings you desire. We love the mix of fresh blueberries, gogi berries, shredded coconut flakes and honey.

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl beat eggs until frothy for about 2 minutes. Mix in the milk, vanilla and honey
  2. In a medium-sized bowl combine the coconut flour, baking soda and sea salt and whisk together
  3. Then stir the wet mixture into the dry mixture until a beautiful thick consistency
  4. Heat a small pan over a medium-low heat with either your coconut oil or butter. Ladle a few table spoons of batter into the pan and spread lightly using the back of a spoon. The pancakes should be 2-3 inches in diameter and fairly thick.
  5. Cook for a few minuets on each side, until a lovely golden brown colour and flip and cook for an additional 2-3 minuets.
  6. Et voila- ready to serve. Add all the toppings you desire.

Enjoy x

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~Feel Good February~ Our February favourites

~ Lace, flowers, LOVE, joy, antique white, buttons, shades of musty rose, joy ~

February is such a wonderful time for love, to rejoice and share with our loved ones. With Valentines day and leaves slowly starting to turn green, its a time for lots of things to begin to blossom.

Here are a few of our favourite things this month..

 

~ The intertwining cold freshness of winter and the earlier sunrise and awakening of spring ~

We are loving our Trafalgar porcelain range especially against the French mosaic table top. In stunning fresh blue and white- the perfect must have to any country home.

Fancy some D.I.Y? Why not create a sweet mug shelf and have your favourite Powell Craft set arranged with tea cups, side plates, one of our tea pots and our porcelain mugs hung up on cute pegs? See below for some rustic design inspiration..

See our full range of porcelain here

We love the jar and fresh flower combo ~ for a sweet country look for the home.

Why not pick youself some fresh flowers on your way home or treat yourself to a bunch at the florist… you always deserve some self love! Arrange them nicely in a jar and pop them in your favourite place in your home.. simple pleasures are the best!

Our dressing gown and ladies apron in our Hummingbird print is stunningly elegant, yet the turquoise bird gives it that pop of fresh colour. Have your girlfriends swooning as you have them round for afternoon tea, or feel luxurious as your dance around your home like a hummingbird in your silky soft gown.

 

Wishing you a month filled with love, peace & joy!

Comment below and let us know your favourite things this February 🙂

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Be My Valentine

~Let Powell Craft sweep you off your feet this Valentines day~

Discover your Valentines wish list or find the most perfect gift for your loved ones here

Lets take a look into some of our Valentine favourites..

Laura Ladies nightdress

~Feel elegant~

With a laced trim and a gorgeous v neck design. Ribbon is threaded above the bust, there is also floral sprig embroidery and cut work and pin tucks at the hem.

Rachael Ladies Nightdress

~One to make you swoon~

The Rachael Nightdress is definitely one of our most favourite pieces. So delicate with wide gathered straps, gorgeous embroidered lace net bodice, ribbon tie and deep flounced hem. There is also a matching robe available (see below).

 

Lace Layered Dressing Gown

~Lovely in Lace~

Richly embroidered lace net layered robe to wear with our “Rachael” nightdress. Beautiful style with flattering sleeves and a ruffle neckline.

Men’s Bader Pyjamas

~Something he’d love~

Men’s pyjamas in our signature vintage plane print and contrasting trims. Covered buttons and a comfy elasticated waist.

Rose Heart Sachet

~Share some heartfelt love~

Pretty cotton heart shaped lavender sachet embroidered with a pink rose and ribbon hanger.

Use code: loveshipping  at the checkout for free shipping until 12/02/17 as a little prezzie from us.

Sending lots of love this Valentines

xx

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~ Joyous January~ Our January Favourites

January is definitely a time of freshness! Fresh starts, fresh cold air, fresh colours.

With lots of cold noses, cups of tea, frosty windows, fallen leaves, misty walks! Although this time of year may not be a favourite for some.

Lets enjoy all that it brings!

Lets also take a peek at a few of our favourite things this month.

 We love our elegant Juliet Night gown

Beautiful and floaty, fresh in white and embellished with hand embroidery.

We also love ginger, lemon and honey this time of the year! Delicious and perfect for keeping away colds.

Our dreamy laced edged, crisp white cushion covers & snowy white blooms… pure bliss!

Keep the little lovelies warm, dry and stylish in our gorgeous floral rain macs & matching brollys.

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