Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Sarah Harvey's Gypsy wagons & Sign-writing can now be found on Facebook; Paint Your Wagon
Thursday, 24 February 2011
As the seasons change, we too are leaving a chapter in our lives, to grow, explore and hopefully get more creative.
Ben is making the most beautiful Oak Shelves as a commission. As usual he surpasses himself with diligent and elegant craftsmanship, every new piece he makes has to be better than the last.....integrity always a value.
The photos never quite do the makings justice, the feel of the warmth and finish is lost, but here is one of him working on them...I'm sure he will include better pics later when sanding and waxing has bought the beautiful design to life.
Whilst Ben waxes, I wane, not for long I hope! The sun's renewal is a grateful force, that will put a bit of hope into us all. I'm waiting for some mica flakes to turn up, something new to play with, and to put a bit of spark into some work!
Happy Springtime To All x
Monday, 24 January 2011
Monday, 13 December 2010
Monday, 15 November 2010
I've been such a lazy blogger of late..but have felt like doing a lot of moaning and thought I'd best not ..but, hey ho, thats life!! I've nearly finished the on going long standing sage green wagon now..phew.just a little more to go it's colours are subtle so don't show up to well in photos. (first moan!) I bought a horsebox to live in ..an Iveco and after the initial 'oh my giddy aunt what have I done' I'm getting used to the idea of having to mend numerous leaks re-registering the thing, finding all sorts of fiddlearse annoyances that must be fixed ...long winded exasperating headaches of whatdoyoudoforthebestspaceuse etc when I really love to live in a cosy little woody shack and I've got an ugly metal box! (2nd moan, that consists of a few!) On the bright side, there is Ben, who stresses not and can figure out solutions (after a period of time) I've huffed and flompt about before the period of time. We've stripped horsey compartments and metal, have a tub full of huge nails, screws, rusty bolts and now are planning to weatherproof the 'thing'. I'm sure I'll eventually warm to it when the woodburners in and toasted marshallows are on the go...that however will be a while...and a very cold while!!
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
Saturday, 9 October 2010
Very interesting wood with lots of character.
Sunday, 26 September 2010
Friday, 24 September 2010
Sunday, 5 September 2010
Saturday, 4 September 2010
Saturday, 14 August 2010
As Autumn creeps in with evening nips and shooting stars, the flower seed collection is growing, the echinacia is covered with bees and butterflies, and I've finished making 140 leather oak keyrings, some removable diary/note/recipe/sketch book covers. These I have enjoyed, the usual 'decorating' business was employed ..but it was good to work with other materials for a change....rather than sticky paint! They sold well at The Blackdowns Woodair, so it spurred me on to make more. I do love my old Treadle Singer Machine......when it goes wrong however the air turns a nasty shade of blue, and Ben tinkers about for 2 minutes, and she's away again. "The trouble with Sewing Machines is" said a repair man to a friends Mum "...is that women will fiddle with them!!!!' This is fine by me....let men be men and fiddle with machines....and let the ladies sew like demons!!
I've made felt mittens today....from a Ben shrunk jumper which I lamented about for at least half a day ( now I'm thrilled he did!) Now, we're set for chilly wintry mornings at craft/farmers markets!! Not usually that previous with things...I almost feel smug!! Happy Autumn to All