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.