Hello and welcome to the Crafty Cannons blog. We’d like to introduce ourselves to you and the reason for starting this blog.
We are husband (Phil) and wife (Sue) and we have 3 lovely sons aged 12, 20 and 21. Like all parents we’ve spent a lot of time looking after the children and this meant not having much time for ourselves or hobbies. Well, now that the boys are a lot more independent and doing their own thing we decided it was our time to do our things.
So, last April I decided to enrol for an Adult Education Evening Course called “A beginners introduction to Stained Glass”. Over the course of 10 weeks I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience of creating a stained glass piece, bought lots of equipment and converted an area of our summer house into a small stained glass workshop. I’ve been enoying being a stained glass hobbyist ever since. Unfortunately, due to the English weather I can only work in the summer house during the warmer months so decided to use up my scrap stained glass and try mosaicing in the warmth of our house. More recently I’ve also taken up paper cutting, microwave glass fusing and dot mandala painting which I really enjoy. Examples of all of my work can be seen by clicking on any of the links containing “Sue’s Gallery”.
Just after Sue started to get into Stained Glass it inspired me to take up a hobby I thought I’d like and that was woodworking. We rented a garage and put all of the “stuff” from the shed into that which meant I had the ideal place to create a small woodworking worskhop. I’ve been creating and selling a number of pieces and have had a few requests for bespoke items too. I’ve also just started my own YouTube Channel which you can find in “useful links” section on the left hand side. Don’t forget to “like” and “subscribe” 😉 Examples of all of my work can be seen by clicking “Phil’s Woodworking Gallery”.
If you spot any items that you like to buy or would like to commission us to make you something please feel free to contact us.