Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Something new

These are seam rippers and are about 1" longer than the plastic ones you get. These are just the prototypes and I think I'll make them like the one of the far left with wooden sleeves. Much nicer

Monday, 12 July 2010

Back to my old ways

Sorting out my wood stock I found a root ball I had forgotten about. Decided that I really needed to check it before carrying on with the (boring) jobs I had assigned myself and found this little bowl inside it. Only 3" across the bowl section, it has gorgeous grain, colours etc in it.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Unexpected sale

Someone contacted me and asked if Sue's dragon plate was for sale. She said yes so that's gone as well. Nice one. Like it when the 'pleasant' surprise happens as we hadn't put the plate up for sale.

Quick sale

One of the yew vases sold within an hour of posting. Nice when that happens.

Friday, 9 July 2010

More stock on Folksy

Just completed these four vases for dried flowers and grasses. Tallest is 9" and smallest just over 6" All finished with a wax polish.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Something more ordinairy

I don't often do things that require buying accessories but as I got the lids free I have 1/2 doz. of these to make, first one, in cherry, a potpourri bowl with pewter lid

Sunday, 4 July 2010

The lady has talent

I had turned a large sycamore platter which proceeded to warp and was wondering what to do with it. My wife, who has been having a go at pyrography on scraps of wood took it on and produced this which I think is extremely good. Look out for more co-operative pieces in the near future

The piece before decoration

The decorated piece after improvement

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Ego booster

I had a phone call from a lady who wanted to buy a bowl as a wedding present and she wanted to know if she could come and have a look at what I had in stock. On arrival she immediately spotted a large one I was in the process of finishing off and wanted that one. She then ooked at all the others and ended up buying 5 I think it was as she couldn't make her mind up which ones she preferred. It's so much nicer selling to peoples faces than over the net as there's no worries about 'Will they like it' Extremely good for the ego as well when someone oohs and aahs over your work

No peace for the wicked

I have got to make some wedding goblets for my daughter and her fiance for the end of July. I keep telling myself that I can get started as I don't have any paying commissions to do and another one pops up. If people were buying things from the shop it would be a case of just posting them but I seem to get more commissions than actual sales. Not that am complaining. Just have to work harder.