Amanda Edmiston Storyteller, Artist and Writer

Botanica Fabula


Lovely things and herbal storytelling stuff!

Come and find me on ETSY

From time to time I make and sell a herbal storytelling box...

If you ask nicely and cross my palm with gold I'll make you one especially...

My eldest daughter and I have been creating handmade, herbal storyteller dolls each with their own story and tiny charms and props. Each comes with a bag of the herb from her story for you to infuse and sip as you read her tale. We have used beautiful recycled fabric, papers and maps to dress them, handpainting faces and finding charms and props from button boxes and forest floors to create each one's personal kit. Each one comes in a carefully sourced vintage tin which shares threads of her story and has her own blog post, so you can find out about the waters each one is washed in, the crystals used to dress their hair, the origins of each item they so far has paddled in the River Clyde and another has washed her hair in a pool caught in the roots of a clootie tree. Each one comes with a story with a code to the parcel they arrive in so you can watch or hear the stories they tell.

They are ready to start travelling on their way, sharing stories, so take a look at our ETSY shop

or email me for more details.

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I've also been wondering about creating little parcels of  story things with tales attached for lovely folk who enjoy my blog and want to engage with the workshops and stories, or for teachers who fancy using the sessions from further afield and would like me to send them the things I use and a resource the travellers journal packs I put together for Aberdour castle (you can find out more here: ) they wouldn't cost much and I'd love to know if you'd like them?

So these are my intentions for a little herbal storytelling shop of delights, feedback and expressions of interest would be amazing, and do come back soon and check how I'm getting on!

Thank you so much.

Very Warm Wishes

Amanda x


All Storyteller Dolls Handwritten herbal stories