Mums are great, we all love our mums. But in today’s chaotic world how do we let her know we love her? Sure, you could just tell her, but what if she forgets? Instead of mere spoken words why not get her a thing? A thing will last forever and keep reminding her you love … Read moreMother’s day
Would you like a plaque for your baby or as a gift for a friend or loved one? [singlepic id=564 w=320 h=240 float=center] We have a selection of pieces of wood, rustic looking with bark, or machined pieces with bevelled edges. Let us know your preferred style, shape and size and we will find a … Read moreBaby Name Plaques
Tea for one is lots of fun But twice as nice is Tea for two When Tea for Two is me and you Is it a verse? Is it a ditty? What about rhythmic prose or a tenuous haiku? How about a haibun? Could it be an ode or a lyric, a song or a … Read moreTea for Two
We are lucky enough to be doing another collaboration with the very talented Jen of My Paper Cut Heart, burning her gorgeous Drink a little Magic design onto giant coasters. This will be a limited edition of 6. Drink a little Magic coaster A friend asked if we could do a set of custom luggage … Read morePyro Update
The Green Man – who is he and what does he want? Well, he’s a man made of leaves, and he probably wants a drink of water. He’s been around longer than anyone can remember and features in the myths and legends of many cultures around the world. He’s associated with paganism, and gods of … Read moreGreen man
Although this post is called a short history, coasters actually have a very long career of hanging out under our cups and glasses and stopping drips of drinks from staining our furniture. Let’s find out more shall we? The origin of the coaster is shrouded in mystery, possibly kept under wraps by the Freemasons, but … Read moreCoasters, a short history
We are huge fans of the extraordinarily talented Jen at My Paper Cut Heart, we have several pieces of her art on our walls at home, and my favourite travel mug has the Tread Softly design on it. So when she agreed to a little collaboration we were thrilled. Chris will only be making 6 … Read moreTread Softly Hare
I love Tea, all sorts of Tea, and I drink it by the gallon. Some days it’s a wonder I don’t float away! But it isn’t regular loose tea bags tea that I drink, but rather the stuff that comes in individual little paper envelopes, and has herbs and flowers in it. The boxes are … Read moreA Sea of Tea
We do like country shows, but this years Bath and West was a bit extra special. Chris had been invited to submit 3 pieces to the Art Exhibition, and 1 of them was accepted! We took the Mums along for a lovely day out and so we could all be suitably proud and excited at … Read moreRoyal Bath & West Show
I recently came across a picture of an ‘Anti-Depression Kit’, it was a little plastic bag with a note and a few useful things … A Penny so you will never have to say “I’m broke” An Eraser so you can make all your mistakes disappear A Marble in case someone says “you’ve lost your … Read moreAnti-Depression Kit
The Daily Post – Photo Challenge Wordless Wednesday
We escaped to the countryside on the weekend to see if we could get my little sis and her husband into our exciting new obsession with geocaching. We started at Great Witcombe Roman Villa and then headed off into the woods … Chris had scorched some hitch-hikers for travel bug dog tags and we decided … Read moreMavis is Free!
I thought the steampunk box took its sweet time to get finished, but this new one spent a ball-bouncingly long time to get done. Days and days and days … and days. But it’s done. Hurrah! Is it finished though? It’s already taken forever, so I’m not sure monkeying around with a paint brush is … Read moreCeltic Zoomorphic Box
Hey folks, here’s a box I worked on just for fun. It features a design by the Dutch artist M.C.Escher which he termed as a ‘regular division of a plane with two congruent motifs’, which in this context means two images with the same size and shape as one another tessellate together in a contiguous … Read moreM.C.Escher Box
If you’re wondering about the process of turning your idea into an actual factual fire and wood item, have a read of this post, because I’m about to attempt to explain it. First off, I think, is the important aspect of the price. You want to know how much this is going to cost before … Read moreA custom piece, custom made for you, the customer.