Category Archives: crafty stuff

happy new year, happy new home

yes, we did it, we got in before Christmas we’re not there by a long shot but we can live in it we love it we are exhausted we are truly blessed and very happy thanks for all your support … Continue reading

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cupboard love

I have had several renovation projects on the go and none of them have been completed which is driving me nuts, they are always on my weekly “to do list” and never get the moving date gets nearer, I’ve … Continue reading

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a different kind of spirit level

To gauge by hand and eye is perhaps the pinnacle of craftsmanship. To reach a level of ability where you no longer have to measure everything with a rule, but can by your own good judgement achieve a sense of … Continue reading

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teapot glue

right, a while back I posted about our teapot, and as I am sure most of you figured out that whilst the spout did fall off the teapot I wasn’t necessarily talking about the teapot, it’s been a while, I’ve … Continue reading

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bags and what not

just bags bags for old bags shoe bags peg bags pot holders two commissions for vicars and a quilt

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hand made roof

for me, as a carpenter, roofs have always been the most interesting, or even the best part of the construction of a house. they always seemed like the most essential aspect as well as the final part that made sense … Continue reading

Posted in Blokey stuff, building, crafty stuff, Forestry, Roofing materials (shingles and shakes, peg tiles and slate), Timber frame | 10 Comments

wonderful willow

Last year I starting learning how to weave baskets with willow, I cut all the willow back so that I would have fresh willow for this year.¬† As chance would have it my dear friend Leen was holding a workshop … Continue reading

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