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Being on telly.

Ok, so I’m not likely to be on telly, but I am one of probably thousands of crafters who have applied to be on Kirstie Allsopp’s next programme. These are the pictures I sent in with the form as examples of my pyrography.

I did these for my Dad – one for Fathers’ Day and one for his birthday. Mackie and Ben are my parent’s pet dogs and I drew them from looking at photos onto these wooden magazine files.

Fairy box

 

The fairy box was one of the first things I ever pyrographed. I was pretty pleased with the results though, so I hope Kirstie’s researchers think so too! I now use it to fill with signs and keyrings and things to carry to craft fairs. It doubles up as a good display item and I like it too much to sell.

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