Thursday, 27 December 2012

New furniture

I hope you all had a very merry Christmas, not quite over yet but soon will be, seems to pass us by quicker these days, oh the joys of getting old!
The chests and accessories above were all created by my wife Pauline, all I did was cut the wood to size and she did the rest, I shall be redundant at this rate.

Lots of ideas to come and all being well I shall be back in the workshop Sunday morning, new frames are now in production, also hopefully make a start on my tudor furniture, I used to make this a few years ago but going to get back in to it again.

I will also be adding the fairs on to our website that we hope to do in 2013 over the next couple of weeks, our first will be Stafford in January and then in February we shall be at Stratford.
And if I don't post again during this week I hope you all have a wonderul New Year and hope to see some of you at the Fairs.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Autumn Cottage

Afraid nothing new from the workshop at the moment, was busy last week and the past four days have been laid up with a virus, today I have managed to finish the two paintings that were on my board and have to say I am more than pleased with them both.
These are of course miniatures, the top one measures just 2-1/4" x 1-3/4"

I just need time now to make a new stock of frames, for the Balmoral Castle one I have to produce my latest frame, which I hope will be done in time for the Stafford fair which is just over three weeks away, but it's going to be the end of next week before I get back in the workshop.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

White Bridge Cottage

Added a few new paintings to my website at, with the cold weather I'm spending more time indoors rather than in the workshop, I do not like being cold.

But I am working on some new frames, felt it was about time as the ones I have are now looking a little tired, this is a long process though and they won't be ready till after Christmas, hopefully in time for Stafford.

Pauline is still working on the furniture and hope to have a bit of a selection ready for the Stafford Fair.

Not sure if I will post again before Christmas Day, so if I don't I would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas, I hope all your dreams come true.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

New Ottoman and painting

I'm not posting so much right now, mainly because I haven't been making so much, reason being is that it is blooming cold in my workshop.
I shall be so glad to see the Spring here again!
Not been totally idle though as you can see from the upholstered ottoman above, but I can't take the credit for this, I cut the wood on my table saw, but it was then glued together and upholstered by my wife Pauline.
I may be biased but I like this a lot, there is a lot more furniture to come and all being well on our table at Stafford in January.
But with the cold weather upon us it means I get my watercolours out more, have managed two more over the past week.
The one below, well no prizes for guessing where this scene is.

And my very very latest painting, this is Hilltop, which was the home of Beatrix Potter.
This will be on the Breast Cancer Raffle table at the Thame Miniatures Fair on 23rd Feb 2013.