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I hold craft parties and workshops for children and adults in my lovely garden room in Muswell Hill, North London.

Another Year and still haven’t got the hang of blogging.

But I really want to, for my tiny business so I’m going to keep persevering. I haven’t done a blog post for a long time and sometimes I’d pay a lovely local lady called Estelle to do them for me as I’m severely dyspraxic and it’s getting worse and find this soooo difficult. I’d tell her what to write and I’d give her the photos but she’s moved 700 mikes away to Orkney quite possibly to get as far away from my irritatingly special needs as possible !!

So with my nice new second hand phone I’m going to try again. I don’t know what I’m doing and all these signs, symbols and information don’t go into my brain so I’ll ignore them. I’m actually scared of them.

A few nice bits.

I’d hoped in the year I’ve been away from my blog that WordPress would have become simpler but alas not.

So I don’t know how to make the writing closer to the photos and I don’t know why this is in a box, but I’m scared to touch anything in case I lose/delete it and then it’ll be another year till I try again. This has already taken me half an hour as I get so distracted. It’s bloody ridiculous and unbelievably frustrating.

Lovely old wheel barrow in the nearby allotments. VW Beetle blue.

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Sewing Workshops for girls and boys 2019.

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The Green Shed October 2018

For a two-year old’s birthday party, I took away one of the tables to make more floor space and I loved finding lots of my children’s old toys for them to play with.

“We had a small party for our son’s second birthday at Nicky’s wonderful Green Shed. The kids loved playing in the cosy shed, running around the garden, chasing Maisie the dog and watching the tortoises. There’s something magical about this beautiful, peaceful and bohemian place, well hidden right in the middle of Muswell Hill. Highly recommended!”

Words and Wine

Nichola put on another lovely creative writing event, which was fully booked. The next one will be on Wednesday 31st October, 8pm until 10pm. Normally I have flowers on the table but this time I had some helxine plants, which I bought for my miniature gardens, so I used them instead. To find out more about the creative writing evenings, please go to Creative Writes.

Half-term workshops

Scrapbook sessions for children aged 6 and upwards

I’m doing two scrapbook workshops this half term, on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd October, from 2pm until 5.30pm. They are very relaxed sessions and children can go at their own pace with as much or as little help from me as they want. They work individually using materials from my huge collection of vintage fabric, paper and all sorts of wonderful craft supplies. They get fully engrossed and love the colourful results. Find out more and book here.

“My children loved their time scrapbooking at The Green Shed. It was a calm creative session and Nicky helped and encouraged them to think about the content and design of their books, while letting them loose with an amazing selection of craft supplies. They have been showing off their books to everyone ever since! We’ll definitely be back for more activities at The Green Shed with Nicky. Many thanks again.” August 2018

Create a miniature autumn woodland garden

Thursday 25th October 2018, 2pm to 4.30pm

I have 10 spaces for this lovely workshop. Children aged 6/7 upwards will make a miniature garden approximately 24cm by 38cm using real plants, moss, stones and all sorts of other lovely bits. They’ll have as much help from me as they want and will take home a magical little garden, which will thrive if left in a light place and watered. My background is in horticulture and I was a florist for 10 years so I’m really excited about this workshop (I hope to do one for adults soon). Find out more and book here.

I will also be doing a winter wreath workshop for adults with a very good florist friend of mine sometime in November (date to be arranged). Please contact me if you’re interested.


I’m having a big declutter/clearance sale in The Green Shed on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November from 11am to 4pm both days. I’ll be selling ceramics, old furniture, prints, pictures by well-known illustrator Andy Bridge, vintage fabric lavender bags, floral ceramic jugs and lots lots more. Also, a lovely lady called Luisa Hayes will be selling her vintage painted furniture in my driveway. The door will then be open to walk through my garden to The Green Shed, where everything will be on sale. If you want more details before the sale, please contact me.

I used to have a shop in Crouch End at 128 Crouch Hill called The Middle Room and some of the things in the sale will be things from then that it is now time to let go of.

If you’d like to get in touch about any of my events, please email me at That’s all for now xxx

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