We've launched the first two of a new series of winter village cottage designs: Christmas Tree Cottage (left) and Mistletoe Cottage (right). These have a clear winter theme with snow on the roof and could come out with the change in the seasons.
The new Lapis Lazuli design desk or dressing table set includes a Caddy to hold dried flowers, pencils or make-up brushes, a Box to hold small items, a Trinket Tray and a Frame to hold a picture or mirror.
There are also two new small Christmas cards: these are Christmas Dreams, featuring a fantasy Christmas castle, and Christmas Wishes, featuring a lovely snow scene with pastel painted houses and trees.
We have two new tree designs for Christmas. We have called these Advent Trees, as they represent little advent gift trees which can be brought out as ornaments as soon as the season of advent begins. They are on 14-count fabric, which makes them a little easier to stitch than our original Christmas Tree designs, which were on 18-count fabric.
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.
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