Saturday, 28 March 2015

Giveaway Winner.

My grandson was more than willing to choose the lucky name for my giveaway which ended yesterday.
All the names were placed into a glass which he then picked one out at random.

                                               The Lucky name he picked was Dominique.
So congratulations to Dominique and many thanks to all who entered maybe next time it maybe you.
Dominique if you would kindly email me so you can tell me where you would like your package sending ☺
And id just like to thank everyone again who entered .  More photos to come soon of the cabinet which is just about complete and holds the mushrooms and fungi. Have a great day everyone.  Tony.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

A study of Mushrooms and fungi.

I got the idea for this piece of work while out walking my dog and came across some wonderful fungi that was growing in a bank of moss after some careful thought i decided to have a bash at making some but wasn't sure what material to use.

After looking through my bits and bobs i decided to carve them from all the tiny bits i keep when making other miniatures in this case Whitby jet, Ivory and Tortoise shell it didn't really matter if i broke the pieces as they were starting to take shape as i have plenty of offcuts and tiny broken bits with which i could start again but i was very happy how they turned out, i've always struggled to find a use for these tiny bits of material but it turned out so well i don't think this will be the last you see! Next up to make a cabinet in which to display it. ☺
Have a great weekend everyone.  Tony.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Cobblers Bench Compleated.

Hi everyone so as promised heres the cobblers bench completed with all the tiny accessories. Its been such a pleasure making this piece and i've enjoyed every minute and can't wait to see it in its new home. Thank you Michelle for giving me the inspiration and opportunity to make this for you.

Now my next project is different from anything i've ever made before and one which again i've thoroughly enjoying and hopefully you will too,( Anyone like mushrooms and toadstools!) thats the only clue i'm giving out for now as i'm still in the very early stages of it coming together, but i'm sure some of you will like what you will see ☺ Have a great weekend everyone. Tony.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Cobblers Bench.

Hi everyone, well its been great to get back into the swing of things especially as the first piece ive made is this commision piece for Michelle over at
I love the simplicity of this type of furniture yet it serves a multitude of purposes and has been a pleasure to create.

I still have a few more accessories to make but overall im pleased how its turned out especially with it being my first piece of work this year.
The bench is constructed from walnut and has five tiny built in draws all of which open, the tiny drawer knobs were all hand carved also using walnut, the seat is genuine leather and has been aged to give a used look which matches the overall finish. Once fully complete i'll upload a couple of more images to show all the accessories.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.  Tony.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Time for a giveaway.

As some of you may remember i did promise to do a give away quite a while back so while i get back into the swing of things i thought it a good a time as any to post this now.
This giveaway is rather different to any other i've done previously and may not appeal to everyone but i still class it as a rather small and unique piece of work. I made this piece around 5 years ago while i was experimenting with various polymer clays and learning how to not only work with the stuff but manipulate it into shapes that appealed to me. Please excuse the quality of my photos as i now only use my phone to snap images and some may appear out of focus.

This piece takes the form of a miniature arched building that's adorned with solid silver decorative panels and jewels the lock plate is also silver.

Lift the top off and nestled inside is a very delicate miniature antique ladies scent bottle that still has the original smell inside if the cork is removed, its also decorated with gold leaf and has a beautiful decorative glass collar around it the piece is also signed and dated.
Fancy the chance of winning it then heres what to do.
1. You must be a follower of my blog
2. I'm intrigued as to what miniature items you would like to see me make and why!
    Let your ideas pour out!!
Thats it and its not so hard plus some of you may even get to see some items you mention actually come to life ☺
Theres also plenty of time the closing date is 27th March 2015 ! best of luck to everyone who enters.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. Tony.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Itchey Fingers.

Gosh i cant believe so much time has passed since my last post....i guess we all have real life issues some take a little longer to sort out than others. I have no new pieces of work to show at present but hopefully something will rise from my thoughts over the next few weeks... and although i'm in a limited position as to what i can do at the moment im sure i'll have plenty of fun and enjoy sharing with you all the fruits of my labours.
Looking forward to getting my creative juices flowing again!
Have a great week everyone ☺  Tony.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Something Interesting.

Hi everyone, I'm sure at some point most if not all of us sit down and just browse the web for interesting things, One of my favourite sites which some of you may already have visited is a photographic blog which portrays mainly american history and is a treasure trove for some fantastic images which features period interiors and great architectural detailed photos, if you have a spare few minutes have a browse im sure you wont be disapointed i know i wasn't.