• Recipes

    Medieval Gingerbread

    Gingerbread has a fascinating history, and it began very differently to the gingerbread that we know and love today. I chose to make it for a Medieval Englishwork class I taught last month and it has been such an interesting journey of researching into it’s history and then trying the recipe I found. Ginger (Zingiber) has derived from the Greek ‘zingiberis’ which originally comes from the Sanskirt name for the spice ‘singabera’, which is of Indian origin. Interestingly, singabera is translated to ‘root shaped like a horn’, which is very fitting to describe ginger! Although, our word is of Greek origins, ginger is a native plant in South-eastern Asia and…

  • Inspirations,  Painters

    John William Waterhouse

    John William Waterhouse is an English painter, who I’ve known about for awhile but didn’t really look much into his work until recently. He was born 6th April 1849, in Rome and painted a total of 118 paintings in his life time. Probably his most famous paintings are that of Ophelia and The lady of Shalott. But my favourite is The Soul of the Rose with all of it’s romance and softness. Waterhouse started painting in the 1870s with his focus on portraiture in a classical style of the Greeks and Romans. Which is fitting, considering he was born in Rome to English parents. He would have been surrounded by…

  • Inspirations

    Inspiration from Notre Dame

    It was such a shock to hear of the Notre Dame in a blaze of fire. When you think of some of the most famous and long standing buildings in the world, you tend to imagine that they will be standing forever in all of their glory. But as the Notre Dame fire has so well illustrated these precious and beautiful buildings full of history and stories of ages past, are so fragile in this modern world. It is so incredible to think of the millions of people that have past through the doors of the Cathedral whether to worship or just visiting. But even more so, is to think…

  • Uncategorized

    Welcome to Creatively Yours Blog!

    Hello! A very warm welcome to you on our new blog! We are very excited that our first Cultural Craft Classes will be starting in just a few weeks. Do you love history, culture and learning a new skill? Then take a look at our Victorian Tatting and Medieval Embroidery Classes, on the Classes Page, for more information and book now to experience a brand new type of craft class! We are thrilled to say that all of the designs for classes are completely inspired by history and culture, either through Art, Movements, Famous and relevant persons and so much more. What part of history and culture inspires you? Comment…