In July 2019 a catastrophic flash flood swept through parts of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale, destroying homes and businesses and drastically changing the landscape. Reeth, the village where the Nutmeg Company is based, was severely affected and although no lives were lost, many were made homeless and it will be a long time before life is back to normal. An official flood relief fund has been set up and all the profits from the sale of this postcard will go to that fund.
The first Santa House was designed 20 years ago, and to celebrate this anniversary we're adding a new design to this series. While Rudolph places gifts beneath the Christmas tree, Santa is studying his globe to plan the best route for his night's work. Getting lost on the way would make it really difficult to keep to his timetable, so he wants to be sure about where he's going!
Last year we did a show in Whitby and designed a postcard for it. Whitby, on the Yorkshire coast, is a magical seaside town with a fascinating history. This postcard shows a view of the famous ruined abbey from the whalebones mounted on the cliff top. There is a group of sunflowers in the bottom left corner and a honey bee may be added if you wish.
The new Christmas designs which Meg launched on Hochanda Craft TV in September are now generally available. They include some fantastic new Christmas cards, including Christmas on the Farm and Christmas Plate - Home by Dawn, as well as a new selection pack of 3 cottage themed cards called Cottage Selection, shown right. This pack includes a new small Christmas card called Fir Tree Cottage which is also available separately.
Finally, we've two very stylish additions to our keepsake range called the Snowdrop Box and Snowdrop Tray. The box is our first hexagonal design and would make a wonderful container for a small gift, or as a ring box on a dressing table. The snowdrop theme makes it an ideal project for the New Year.
They include Victorian Mansion Sewing Box box (shown right). The roof lifts off to reveal a removable tray, with another section beneath. The bases of the tray and the box are worked to resemble Victorian tiled floors and a strap inside the roof will hold silks or tools.
The Nutmeg Company
Unit 14, Reeth Dales Centre, Reeth, Nr. Richmond, Yorkshire DL11 6SP
Telephone: 01748 884926 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Nutmeg Gallery is normally open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 5pm on Saturday