Wednesday 28 December 2011


Hi everyone,

Hope you all had a great Christmas and are now looking forward to the new year.
We had a very relaxing couple of days including my Granddaughter Faith pictured here relaxing in her new ball pit!


On Christmas day we decided to video a few Christmas messages by way of chin puppets and I just had to share these two with you.
Check out Oliver who is second up in the video and in the middle of loosing his baby teeth….hilarious!

I have been asked to come up with a new workshop next year at Country Love Crafts covering handmade gifts Shabby Chic style.
We were asked many times last year if we would do this so the dates are now set and the first one will be on the 26th March and will be a full day workshop.
Alternatively it can be booked on a bespoke basis and taught one to one.

Hear are a few of the items I have been working on showing some of the techniques being taught.

Here is a present for my daughter…although at the moment with Faith having a cold and teething, I doubt it will be used much!

A simple hinged wedding ring box.

Something for Valentines day??

A christening box, very much with an East of India style.

Finally a little wooden chest of draws.

I bet your shocked that there's not a spot of rust in sight!

Have a great day,




  1. Loving this making shabby chic stuff myself in the New Year! Glad you had a good holiday. X

  2. Happy holidays! I just found you on YouTube.. Thank you for the great tutorials.

  3. hi Andy, Merry Christmas and happy new year.

    Have just been catching up on your recent blog posts,
    Would love to book onto the handmade gift day in March- Do you know if CLC will add it to the website soon.
    I finally got round to playing with modelling paste- I now understand why you have used it so much- it is great fun.
    will send you photos of the winter scene i did for my son's school


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