Friday, 26 November 2010

Sale at Sainsbury's

Well that has now been done and we've been asked by the management if we can do next Friday as well. Niot the biggest success in the world but good for publicity and getting my name out there. Sold the really large chalice and a small goblet as well as some of the smaller things so not a failure, OK not rich yet, maybe another day. LOL


Sunday, 21 November 2010

Suddenly my wands have become popular and I keep running out. Hope we have enough material to make sleeves for them all. Must be that movie they just premiered in London LOL

Friday, 19 November 2010

This is the last of the three leylandii goblets and it is big enough to hold best part of a bottle of wine. One sold, two to go.
Crafty Friday:

Check out the original work this clever lass does. She has a wide range of different things and these especially appeal to me.
Kryshees - bringing you handmade, unique adornments for your littlies and you!
Her shop is at and you can also find her on!/Kryshees
feel free to ad lib as you like.

This is a knee high elephant, in a beautiful blue deck chair type fabric and super soft light bue denim inner ears.
He has a layered vintage button eyes and a tassly wool tufty tail.
Elliefant is very firmly stuffed with 2.5kg of toy quality stuffing and perfect as a sit on animal for a littlie or as a magestic addition to any room in your home.You'll find him waiting for you at

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Little people

These are made from all sorts of wood and come in different shapes and sizes. As you can see they are perhaps best suited as ornaments for the mantel piece or side table but can be hung from the tree if wished. I do several different sizes depending on the woods available to me but sell them as small, medium and large. Large ones tend to be about 5 - 6" tall and are pretty weighty so you will need a good sized tree if you decide to hang him. Each one is lovingly dressed with a hand knitted scarf made by Sue (my wife) who also makes sure that they have eyes and a mouth with her pyro pen.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Good fair

Just finished one of my rare fairs. Looks like snowmen, wands, potpurri bowls and hedgehog and snowmen keyrings are popular so as i have another two fairs next weekend (shortlisted) I better make some more. Nice to have some big sales but lot's of little ones are just as good

Monday, 8 November 2010

Christmas shopping?

The run up to Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier each year. Once the summer is over it seems to be one thing after the other, Halloween, Gut Fawkes night, then it's Christmas wherever you look. I have a variety of things that may be just what you didn't know you were looking for. If you want something it's worth getting in early as if I have to make it for you I will need notice. Check out the shop at for ideas and gifts from a few pound for stocking fillers through to more extravagant presents for someone special

Monday, 1 November 2010

Drinking vessels for the dedicated boozer

I made the small one first, that sold within 10 minutes of going in the shop and mentioning it on a forum so I have done a couple more.
The original 9" one is the one on the right. I have since made the other two, the middle one is 12" tall, 5" wide and 3" deep. The biggest, unpyro'd one is 13" tall, the bowl is 4" deep and 6" wide. Don't know how much it'll hold but more of a communal chalice or ceremonial one I should think. Sue has yet to burn that one.