I still haven’t worked out who I want to be or what I want to do when I grow up, so on this blog please join me while I try and work it out!  Find home and fashion inspiration; travel and days out; photography, writing and more. Aiming for slow living whilst trying to cram it all in! Have fun looking around 🙂

 

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Fathers’ Day present ideas

It’s not far till Fathers’ Day, but you’ve still got time to order something original. I can personalise many different gifts with a message or name of your choice. Please have a look at my Etsy shop for ideas, but let me know if there’s anything else you have in mind. Here’s a few things your Dad might like…

I use a wood burning pen to carefully and permanently draw my designs by hand using the ancient art of pyrography. 

I am very happy to take custom orders; please have a look at the pictures I’ve taken of my stalls at craft fairs for ideas. You could even send me something you already own that you’d like pyrographed.

This was a custom order for a Dad with a computer cd business.

Handmade business,
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