Hello and welcome to Crafty Cannons. We’d like to introduce ourselves to you and the reason for starting this website.
We are husband (Phil) and wife (Sue) and we have 3 lovely sons aged 13, 21 and 22. 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 time to get creative!
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 our summer house into a 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 I’ve also got a number of other hobbies which include dot mandala painting, paper cutting, diamond painting and mosaics (which is great for using up my stained glass scraps). 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 have my own YouTube Channel which you can find in on the right hand side of this page. 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 do contact us. Feel free to follow us on Social Media too (links above).
Keep checking back to see what we’ve been creating and crafting 🙂
Sue & Phil