About Me

Hello! Welcome to my blog :) I’m Gill Smith and I run my little home jewellery making business Gillyflower Jewellery here in Grantham in my spare time. I LOVE colour and nature, which has inspired me to design floral jewellery with a contemporary feel. I have online shops at Etsy and Folksy, and sell my jewellery at local craft fairs.

My little craft fair stall

My little craft fair stall

I adore baking and the creative process of decorating cakes and cupcakes, which led me to set up Gillyflower Bakery in 2009. I sell cupcakes and iced sugar cookies at craft fairs in Lincolnshire.

I’ve got quite a collection of baking books now and particularly  love Nigella’s How to be a Domestic Goddess, and the Hummingbird Bakery. I also try out lots of gluten free recipes, so that we can eat cake when my gluten intolerant friend comes round :)

Gluten free lemon daisy cakes

Gluten free lemon daisy cakes

My other love is herbs – I have a teeny herb patch in my tiny garden where I grow all my favourites like lemon balm and calendula…

Herby harvest

Herby harvest

…. and then turn them into herbal remedies. It’s like bottling the summer and having it with you all year round!

Calendula and thyme balm

Calendula and thyme balm

Also, I’m involved with UK Handmade, an online magazine that celebrates all things handmade. Check us out! Contact me if you’re organising a handmade craft fair and would like to be added to our calendar of events…

UK Handmade

Design led online magazine showcasing the best creative talent in the UK