Gourd Houses

  I had a busy evening on Thursday making the first gourd house. I’d already laser cut the window, window frame, door and door frame from 3mm plywood along with acrylic for the windows. After cutting out the initial holes for the door and window there was a lot of sanding to be done to Read More

I can’t believe it… it actually works!

It still needs quite a bit of fine tuning and bolts tightening, plus some extra collars to stop the axles wandering around but it really does work! Not bad for an idea I had only two weeks ago. Read More

Can you tell what it is yet?

I think it’s about half finished now and I’m really pleased with how it’s turning out. I’ve had an old pallet “ageing” in the garden for 6 months and the pallet wood gives the contraption a lovely gnarly feel. I suspect that even once I’ve finished making this particular piece people probably won’t realize what Read More

Only two weeks to go!

I can’t believe it’s only two weeks till the winter fair. I don’t feel like I’m even remotely prepared. I just hope that I get enough time over the weekend to finish some of the projects that I’ve started. Read More

What could this be?

Well, after a lot of fiddling and rearranging my temporary stand it seems to work. Interestingly it doesn’t work the way that I envisioned it to; but work it does. “But what on earth is it?” I hear you ask….. Read More

Crystal pond tests

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Tree trunk houses

Once the foam is dry in 24 hours, assuming that this doesn’t turn out to be a complete disaster; I will carve the foam and try to create a bark effect. Read More

New mushroom house (pt2)

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Door repairs and upgrades

When I first created the small cave doors for the grotto it honestly never occurred to me that we would still be using them years later. As the frames were just mounted onto a piece of hardboard and flex way too much I’m now attaching a wooden frame to the back to make them a Read More

New mushroom house (pt1)

bell shapes cut and scored on flatbed cutting table folded in half each folded segment taped to the next segment 3 different shapes small pieces of card used as spacers to hold gills apart more cardboard spacers at the bottom kitchen roll base with 50/50 pva and water more ktchen roll gradually taking shape completely Read More

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