We’re back!

Hello all,

We haven’t been ignoring you for the last 7 months but we’ve been busy with life “stuff” and of course our hobbies.  Since we last posted; we have had a small extension built, been on a fabulous holiday to our favourite location (Walt Disney World in Orlando), had a great time on a wood turning course and made lots of new things which will be on display in the photo gallery.

I have found yet another new hobby which is keeping me busy during my spare time (as if Stained Glass, Paper Cutting and Glass Fusing wasn’t enough!).  I was browsing YouTube, like you do, for some crafting inspiration and came across a tutorial for how to paint Dot Mandalas.  Needless to say, it wasn’t long before I was off to The Works, Hobbycraft and Wilko to source the materials needed and get stuck in!  Boy did I learn fast that it’s actually harder than it looks to create a perfectly formed dot using acrylic paint, let alone get them all uniformly the size you want.  However, with a little more investment in dotting tools, the right consistency paint and lots of practice I’m finally producing something I’m happy to share on social media.  I’ve found lots of people on Instagram, Pinterest and Youtube to follow and get inspiration from.

As I write this, Phil is busy beavering away in the shed.  He’s got a few orders to fulfil from colleagues and friends such as some snowmen, pens and pen boxes and a mug.  He really needs some more space as the shed isn’t very big so we’ve had the bright idea to move my summerhouse into a new position in the garden which means he can extend out from the shed. The base is laid for the sumerhouse and I’ve packed all my things away ready for the move. We are just waiting for 4 big strong men to be available and then apprently we’ll be able to just lift the summerhouse into it’s new position.  Hmmm, we’ll see how that goes and let you know the outcome!

Signing off for now but we’ll be back soon so keep checking back!

Sue & Phil

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