My children loved the Brambly Hedge series - the detail in the stories and illustrations was superb. I have some soft toy patterns christened 'Blackberry Hollow' - I'm not sure if that originated from a narrative.
I am, gradually, formulating an identity for my series of whimsical buildings and places brooches. I don't plan to populate the 'village' with characters, much better that your own imagination does that, nor do I intend to say where it is exactly. However, I do have some village events and celebrations in mind, and possibly a map or 'street' plan.
As my grandmother used to say 'Little things please little minds'. I have always been interested in miniature items and models and, together with my tiny landscapes on brooches and my small knitted flower brooches, these are starting to form a theme for my shop. Strange how things evolve.
My bluebell wood brooch has decided to leave me for a new home today! Its place on the shelf has been taken by this tiny watering can and rosebush: