This month saw the 20th anniversary of Chris losing his Dad to a heart attack. To honour him we decided to re-design our Little box of Love and dedicate it to his memory. We will be donating £2 from every box sold to the British Heart Foundation. As mentioned when we announced our new Little … Read moreLittle box of Love
Four years ago today I woke to the news that my Mum had a severe stroke. Due to fortuitous circumstances she survived, but not without life altering consequences. The last four years have been far from easy and she still has a fight ahead, but since that day she has seen the birth of four … Read moreLittle box of Healing
We are rather excited that a small range of our items are now being stocked in an actual shop!! It is a rather lovely gift shop attached to a garden centre in beautiful Devon. Why not pop over to their facebook page and say Hi!
We needed a gift for a special someone, so we put our heads together and penned a few words on the very serious, important and British subject of Tea & biscuits! A cup of Tea And a Biscuit or three Makes all the difference, Wouldn’t you agree? We then came up with a design each … Read moreA Cup of Tea …
Here is the latest in our range of rustic hearts … a tribute to Game of Thrones with the quotes “Moon of my Life” and “My Sun & Stars” Here are some of the other designs. We think they make great, unique gifts for weddings, engagements, housewarmings, new babies or just because you love someone. … Read moreRustic Hearts
This ancient magical token will give you the ability to finally accomplish all those tasks that you have been putting off to a later date. No longer will procrastination trouble you. I am sure you have heard other people saying “I’ll do it as soon as I get a round tuit.” Now you have your … Read moreA Round Tuit
It’s a little known fact but in our hectic modern society the human brain is able to remember more than four things at a time, an incredible feat of referencing and recall. But now, thanks to the recent invention of the bookmark, you can remove one of those memory burdens in order to add another. … Read moreMemory Burden Reducers – aka Bookmarks
Just last week I was exploring at the bottom of the garden, where the grass grows high and the trees are twisty and covered in moss, when I chanced upon an unusual patch of extraordinary mushrooms. Fascinated, I knelt down and crawled carefully forward for a closer look. I was astonished to see little windows … Read moreExtraordinary Mushrooms
“When life gives you lemons, make a gin and tonic!” This philosophical phrase, which is an allegory for maintaining a positive attitude in the face of adversity, was first coined by Confucius during the capture of Shandong Province when the Zhou Dynasty, known for their militant use of fruit during the easier campaigns, pelted the … Read moreWhen life gives you lemons …
When books were invented they were the size of a church door. You had to have a special room built on the side of your house to keep them in. But as technology’s come in they’ve got the size down so that now you can carry that book without it spoiling the line of a … Read moreThe Great Ribbon Robbery
My plan for this month was to get a blog post written at least once a week, and there certainly has been enough going on around here. But getting things done around our little tyrant is somewhat challenging. If you follow us on Instagram you might have spotted that we have some new items … … Read moreBest laid plans
Findin’ new and interestin’ things to scorch can be quite difficult, and the various different craft shops tend to sell the same items. It’s fun to burn somethin’ different now and again so I was excited to discover the husband of a friend of ours spends a fair amount of time in his workshop creatin’ … Read moreBryan is Supplyin’ some wood for Glorifyin’ (no G)*
Burnt bits of birch and slightly singed slices of sycamore feature on the Hectic-Eclectic stand at the West of England Game Fair this year. A curious collection of pyroclastic pyrography, where wood, art and fire come together to create something unique and unusual. We look forward to seeing you at the show!
Where does the time go? I really had meant to write about some of our creative Wedding DIY projects far sooner, we have now been married for over 3 whole months! But as they say “better late than never”! Even though our ceremony was small and concise, we wanted our families to be involved, so … Read moreWedding – Ring bearers box & Oathing stones