Since we started this blog 2 years ago many things have changed and yet many things stay the same. But as the blog seems to have been a constant I thought it might be time to pay it a little more attention so am doing the WordPress Blogging101 course. Today’s assignment is to “Introduce Yourself … Read moreAbout Us!
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!
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.
I don’t know about you but I find a nice cup of tea can solve many problems, and if you have a side of cookies, well what can’t be tackled. We found these rubber wood boards (9.5 by 6.5 inches and just under half an inch deep) that were oddly being sold as chopping boards, … Read moreTea anyone?
We have come up with a new way of creating new pieces – team work! I love to design things, but I can’t draw for toffee! (Where does that saying come from?) But I can operate my computer and scanner, and Chris has the talent and patience to turn my vagueness into beautifulness (yes, Dad, … Read moreTeam work
Japanese Kanji derives from its root language of Chinese, which is one of a very small number of distinct languages. Chinese has no pre-cursor, and no external influence, meaning it developed in isolation as a unique and pure form of communication. Kanji are essentially pictographic symbols, similar in function to Egyptian hieroglyphs. However, kanji are … Read moreKanji
Recently my whole family came to visit us here in wonderful Wales, and afterwards my sister-in-law Georgina asked me to do some keyrings for my nephew Oscar and a couple of his friends. Oscar and Harry love planes (and cars), and Lottie’s mum and dad have a camper van, so I knew exactly how to … Read moreKeyrings for the Kids
Once upon a time, back in the distant past when the world was young, I was commissioned to do a sign. The sign probably took less time to design, burn and deliver than this blog post about it has taken to get published. This paragraph is acting as a preface to the actual post, which … Read moreFirst Commissioned Piece
Just like last year Halloween has been booked again for October 31st, so I hope everyone has got their spoooky moustaches and scaaary socks ready. If you don’t have a terrifying moustache or some blood curdling socks then why not celebrate pumpkin season with a fun Halloween sign. I’ve had a custom order request on … Read moreIt’s Halloween Again!
This has been a really good week. First off is the plaque I was commissioned to do by the Ystradgynlais Volunteer Centre for their honorary president Margaret Thomas. Margaret has been diagnosed with cancer and it was very important for the centre to do something special for her, as she has been instrumental in the … Read moreWhat a Week
Last Thursday we went to our first craft fair as vendors rather than customers. I suppose by most people’s expectations it would be considered a failure as we didn’t actually sell anything, but we didn’t expect to. We had been warned that being a new event it was very quiet, so figured it would be … Read moreOur first time!
I love butterflies so we planted a butterfly bush in the hopes of attracting them, but all we ever saw was the odd passerby. Until this week. One day they just started turning up and now we have hundreds of them checking out the butterfly bush and covering another nearby, presently unidentified, shrub (if you … Read moreButterflypalooza