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Bird box made from upcycled scrap materials

A little bird told me!

I am super excited to learn that two of the bird boxes I made have residents!
Hand turned wooden salt bowl

The salt bowl story

Will sculptor David Nash forgive me for mentioning his work in the same sentence as my humble salt bowl?

Eco-friendly wrapping on Good Morning Britain

In December 2019 I joined Andi Peters on Good Morning Britain. 

The official opening of Rest Salon and…

I'm very proud that I've been invited to display my wooden bowls at Rest Salon in Brighton

Want to get creative this Christmas?

'Tis the season to be ... creative!  If you're feeling you could do with a little help, allow me! 

Into double digits!

How exciting, I've made my tenth hand-turned bowl!

Gift wrapping course raises funds for Care for Veterans

Care for Veterans is a charity that does excellent work helping people with physical disabilities and complex needs in a number of different ways.  

Is it time to organise your wardrobe?

My client is a busy executive whose work takes her around the world.  A hectic schedule doesn’t leave time to concentrate on projects at home like organising her wardrobe so she asked for my help.  

A woodland tablescape

For an indoor picnic what better than a woodland tablescape!

I got creative on Crafty Friday at St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Eastbourne

Thank you to the residents of Eastbourne who joined me at St Wilfrid’s Hospice on Crafty Friday.

Need a vase? Upcycle a tin can!

I needed a quick and easy way to make a vase for flowers I was about to give as a gift.

Diamonds for a 60th wedding anniversary

How wonderful to be celebrating 60 very happy years of marriage!  

I didn’t expect to talk about dinosaurs!

When reviewing the papers on BBC Sussex I just had to talk about a dinosaur called Alun!

Canny cubby storage

When I saw this piece of wood the grain immediately suggested to me a view of the desert!

Beginners bow making workshop

On a sunny Saturday morning I welcomed a lovely group of ladies to a bow making workshop.

Time for a shelfie?

I travelled to Dublin to help Gerry and his wife arrange their new home.  

My first bowl made on a wood turning lathe

It was beyond exciting, and somewhat scary, when I decided to try my hand at wood turning on a lathe.  

Shopping for Anna’s new home

Anna asked for my help when she decided to downsize and move to a flat. Time to shop!

A fave find at Top Drawer 2019

Among my fave finds at Top Drawer 2019 was giftwrap designed by Katie Leamon.

Wrapping on the radio!

Last time I talked to Allison Ferns on BBC Sussex I was sitting on the roof of Tate Modern