Creative Cactuses & Succulents for Sands.

This book presents fifty hand needle felted plants, inspired by the wonderful world of cactuses and succulents.

Textile artist Elise Goard found inspiration in her own collection of plants and her passion for fibre arts. Crafted each day during the coronavirus lockdown, her needlefelt creations range from the subtle colours of the ‘golden princess’ succulent, to the distinctive texture of the prickly pear, and the familiar silhouette of Arizona’s saguaro cactus. Plus Elise shares how to make your own fuzzy foliage.

All profits from sales of FELT will go to Sands, the Stillbirth and Neo-natal Death Society. This charity provides support to anyone affected by the death of a baby.

The Unschooled Life: One Family’s Home Education Adventure

A must-read book for everyone considering home education or curious about unschooling.

The UK government estimates that there are currently over 57,000 children in England who are home educated. The Unschooled Life combines personal storytelling with advice and guidance for any parent on a home education journey.

In this book Lizi Gambell shares the ups and downs of home education and the wonder to be found by learning alongside your children.


The Unschooled Life includes chapters on:

  • Developing your Education Philosophy
  • Juggling a family and work with self-care and wellbeing
  • Coping with the questions and criticisms of others
  • Tackling screen time and the lure of new technologies

Using anecdotes from her own life, Lizi shows how a real family can develop a holistic approach to education and parenting, and live happily outside the box!

***** on Amazon:
“uplifting and sincere”
“opened my eyes to the possibilities”
“a great insight on home ed”

The Unschooled Life: One Family’s Home Education Adevnture
By Lizi Gambell

144 pages, 12 black and white illustrations by the author