Prickly Hedge News

2Mar2022

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1Mar2022

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Let me know on the Facebook page. As ever, if you make anything, drop a picture on the Facebook page, we’d love to see them at Prickly Hedge FB Page

Don’t forget that on our website, you’ll also find a round-up of environmental news on our How To’s page, Prickly Hedge NEWS

Until next time, stay safe, stay well and don’t forget to let us know if you make any of our craft items.


Lots of love from Yvonne, Bubble and #TEAMPricklyHedge

5Feb2022
If you subscribe to our newsletter, you’ll have already received your FREE monthly copy of our Workbook. It’s had some really good feedback, people love how cute it is and the children who’ve used it have really enjoyed it.

If you want to get your copy for FREE, head over to our FREEbies page and sign up for our newsletter, or you can purchase it direct from our shop for £2.50 for February’s issue and 50p for a back issue of January.

Let me know on the Facebook page. As ever, if you make anything, drop a picture on the Facebook page, we’d love to see them at Prickly Hedge FB Page

Don’t forget that on our website, you’ll also find a round-up of environmental news on our How To’s page, Prickly Hedge NEWS

Until next time, stay safe, stay well and don’t forget to let us know if you make any of our craft items.

Lots of love from Yvonne, Bubble and #TEAMPricklyHedge

2Feb2022
Hello everyone, happy February.

A little belated, I know, but…finally, Billy the Badger is Sad is out now on Amazon.

And it’s having some rave reviews, we have some lovely reviews trickling in and the people I’ve spoken to have said they are recommending it on to a friend, or relative, which is the best marketing ever.

It seemed like a bit of an uphill slog at the end in trying to finalise the last few pages, but we got there.

We have an Ebook version at £2.99 and a paperback version at £5.99

Let me know on the Facebook page. As ever, if you make anything, drop a picture on the Facebook page, we’d love to see them at Prickly Hedge FB Page

Don’t forget that on our website, you’ll also find a round-up of environmental news on our How To’s page, Prickly Hedge NEWS

Until next time, stay safe, stay well and don’t forget to let us know if you make any of our craft items.

Lots of love from Yvonne, Bubble and #TEAMPricklyHedge

3Jan2022
Hello everyone, how are you all?

Happy New Year to you all.

Definitely feeling the Sunday blues in our house today.  Not that we had a busy Christmas, we certainly didn’t with Omicron around but my week is out of kilter now.  I’m convinced it’s Tuesday and need to be putting the recycling out – what am I like?

Anyway been busy finalising the book, the layout of both the paperback and the Kindle should be with me today for checking and signing off.  Exciting!  I truly am proud of this book and I hope you’ll love it just as much as I do.

As I say, launching on 7th January, 2022, it will be around £5-6 on Amazon, not sure yet until the book is finally uploaded and I see what Amazon intend to charge to print it, but it should be around that price.  Let me know what you think.  Do you like it, will you consider buying it for your little one?  Also, I don’t think I mentioned this, but a donation will be made for every book sold, to Badger Trust West Midlands, so raising funds for a good cause too.

Let me know on the Facebook page. As ever, if you make anything, drop a picture on the Facebook page, we’d love to see them at Prickly Hedge FB Page

Don’t forget that on our website, you’ll also find a round-up of environmental news on our How To’s page, Prickly Hedge NEWS

Happy New Year and until next time, stay safe, stay well and don’t forget to let us know if you make any of our craft items.

Lots of love from Yvonne, Bubble and #TEAMPricklyHedge

27Dec2021

Hello everyone, how are you all?


Hope you’ve had a good Christmas, or that it was at least better than last year.  Sadly, we were a place missing last year when we couldn’t see our eldest son, and this year, he was there but not his dad.  The last three years have been tough on all of us and my heart goes out to anyone who has lost a loved one for whatever reason.


However, life cracks on apace, I’m afraid and all we can do is go with the flow for a while until we have the strength to, once again, take charge and find new directions.


And speaking of new things, we have a new book coming out on 7th January 2022.  This would have been my husband’s 71st birthday, so it’s extra special this time.  The book is written in rhyme this time and the illustrations are gorgeous.

This is the first page of the book, where Bubble is hoping that Squeek can come round and play.

Teena Rahim, who illustrated the book has captured Bubble’s personality beautifully.  In Teena I found someone who I’ve been able to work with in creating just the right mood for my characters.

She is sooo darn cute, Bubble that is LOL.

The story is about how fearful Bubble is of Billy the badger but once she gets talking to him and understands why he’s so sad, as ever, she wants to help him and in doing so, finds out what ALL of us can do to help him too.

As ever, the book is styled not only on the message of easy ways to help our wildlife, but also on principles of tolerance, inclusion and friendship, which is illustrated by Bubble’s attitude as the book progresses.

With each page that Teena created. I oohed and aahed just a little more, she has also captured Squeek’s playfulness in other pages.  I just LOVE her work.

As I say, launching on 7th January, 2022, it will be around £5-6 on Amazon, not sure yet until the book is finally uploaded and I see what Amazon intend to charge to print it, but it should be around that price.  Let me know what you think.  Do you like it, will you consider buying it for your little one?

Let me know on the Facebook page. As ever, if you make anything, drop a picture on the Facebook page, we’d love to see them at Prickly Hedge FB Page

Don’t forget that on our website, you’ll also find a round-up of environmental news on our How To’s page, Prickly Hedge NEWS

I hope you have a great holiday and until next time, stay safe, stay well and don’t forget to let us know if you make any of our craft items.

Lots of love from Yvonne, Bubble and #TEAMPricklyHedge

20Dec2021
Hello everyone, how are you all?
 
Hope you’ve had a good week and are keeping safe.  I came across a charity called Cool Earth this week and they are doubling any contributions given this month, so basically, give once, help twice is their December tagline.

They are a global network helping to stop deforestation.  Why are they are helping the rainforest, check out the website tomorrow to find out HERE

As important as rainforests are in the global regulation of our planet, our own flora and fauna at home is pretty important too.

There’s nothing really more Christmassy than holly.  When those gorgeous red berries arrives on the trees, I feel like Christmas is really close.  I’m lucky enough to own a small yellow holly tree.  It’s not mature enough to have berries yet, but it belonged to my neighbour who sadly died and I managed to secure a bit of it before the developer ripped it all out.  And quite apart from the tradition of bringing it into the home to make us feel all festive, it has enormous value to wildlife from hedgehogs to deers.  There’ll be more about that on the website on Thursday, so check it out HERE .  In the meantime, here’s a really upbeat little video all about this wonderful spikey plant.

And to finish off the week for #craftfriday, how to DIY your own bunch of holly.  I was mesmerised watching this and the end result was stunning.  No, it’s a bit complex for kids, but I thought it was worth watching.  I haven’t forgotten the kids though, there’s also a pop up holly card to make as well.

Hope you have a lovely week.  Take care and stay safe.

Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter for up-to-date news on the new book. You can sign up at www.pricklyhedge.com/freebies You can also catch up with on Facebook at PricklyHedge

Hope you have a lovely week.  Take care and stay safe.

Lots of love from Yvonne, Bubble and #TEAMPricklyHedge