New studio complete!…

Almost one year after first starting work on demolishing our old garage and our home studio is finally complete! (Well, we have had a whole new shop to fit out in the meantime too!) It has been fully occupied by lamp-making activity over the past few weeks but we have already successfully held one of our popular ‘Annie Sloan’ workshops in it and it is proving the perfect space for all of these things! We very much look forward to…

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Scarecrow Trail!

Belle Vue Arts Festival is a now traditional month of activities, related to the arts, held every June in the beautiful community of Belle Vue in Shrewsbury. This weekend is the open gardens and Scarecrow Trail weekend! We decided to enter this year and a whole family effort has resulted in this hot air balloon lady to tie in with this year’s theme of ‘air’. It’s been great fun to get involved after many years of ‘intending to’ and I…

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The ‘Artisan’s Retreat’…

Those of you familiar with Shrewsbury will surely now be aware of our recent move? (Don’t worry, it wasn’t far, just two doors up!) As you can imagine we have been very busy fitting out our NEW premises and, now that we’re just about ‘there’ with them, we can finally reveal the other aspect to our ‘move’…our ‘Artisan’s’ ‘retreat’! Now there’s no getting away from the fact that our new shop premises is a lot smaller than our previous one;…

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Season’s Greetings!

Well, the shop has been ‘put to bed’ for a couple of days and we’d like to wish all our customers past, present and future, a very Happy Christmas! Since closing at 4pm today we’ve been busy preparing our table for tomorrow (using product service from our shop!) and wrapping the kids pressies… Enjoy!

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An incredible journey…

Welcome to our new website, and hopefully the first of many blog-style ‘posts’ loosely-related to what we do in the shop, at home and for fun; which is hopefully, also, of general interest!… The subject of my first post is the start of an ‘incredible journey’ of our eldest daughter’s (now, partly, youngest daughter’s!) bed. This antique ‘sleigh’ bed (ever so slightly shorter than a standard single) was originally bought off eBay for about £50 (plus courier costs via www.shiply.com) a couple of…

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