Westray Autumn Fair

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Sorry, I’m a bit late with this post. It was the Westray Autumn fair last weekend, it is always interesting to see what others on the island have been up to. The fair was held in the school hall as … Continued

Painted Fox for the Missus

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On our travels, Marlene was looking at some paintings on wood and took quite a fancy to a couple of them. She asked me if I could paint a fox for here so here it is… I haven’t painted for … Continued

Little Boxes – Decoration

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I posted a little while back about doing a box manufacturing run. These are little trinket boxes – the small ones are 90 x 90 mm and the large ones are 155 x 95 mm. I decorate these and they … Continued

Ring of Brodgar – Back Order

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Just finished and posted this Ring of Brodgar Intarsia to order as a visitor saw the one we had but didn’t buy it at the time and when they rang to order it, it was sold! I made another, to … Continued

Little Boxes!

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I’ve been making some little base boxes which I will decorate later. Here is my process… First I cut out the sides – I knock out a load of sides at the same time and keep them in sets with … Continued

Prepping Wood

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I’ve just spent a bit of time in the workshop prepping wood. I love prepping wood, in fact, I think I like it as much as working with it. The wood here was bought from Logs n Stuff near Perth. … Continued

Poor Workshop!

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Well, I’ve done no new work worth shouting about since the Owl that I did for Marlene. The weather has not been grand and it has been really quite cold in the workshop. Well that’s one excuse, but then there … Continued

Westray Christmas Bazaar

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It was the Westray Craft Association Christmas Bazaar yesterday. We had another good day here with fairly brisk sales. This event is always more casual than the Autumn Fayre though and is almost as much about a community gathering as anything … Continued