Models in driftwood

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A happy boat that’s just made for a-bobbin’ along 😉

 

 

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Twinkly, frozen (brr) winter forest cottage paperweights.

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‘A Winter’s Day’….here is a church, here is a steeple, open the door…and will we find people? I’m sure I hear a choir. xxxx

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‘Low Tide’…the fishing nets are drying, the sands are gleaming wet and the air carries a sharp, fresh tang of the sea xxxx

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‘Keeper’s Cottage’…and the beacon that protects its shores. You know how I love a lighthouse DownTimers. Perched on a truly fine piece of driftwood, this is. xxx

 

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Another time, another place, this piece is called ‘Low Tide’. It’s the ladder that pulls it all together. I’m not sure why, but it does. xxxx

 

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Sandy Lane Cottages: Nice to get away from winter for a while. Bought by a lovely lady from Fabrication, The Light, Leeds, as a present for her mum.

 

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I’ve been making this commission for a very special lady and was able to deliver it personally yesterday, which is probably one of the nicest things I’ve done as part of project DownTime. It’s called ‘Sentinel of the Sea’ and was made with much love.

 

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Phew, I need an army of elves to help me at the moment. As it is, an early start in the DownTime studio to finish this lot for Fabrication today. Storm Desmond is rattling around the house, creaking its joints. Stay safe out there adventurers.

 

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Be very careful – a tad slippery when wet, this little hillside hamlet….

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Here’s something I finished this morning. I was delighted to make this piece for a fellow seller and dear friend at Fabrication in Leeds. A little post box, a little fence for the birds to sit on as they wait for morsels 😉 ‘Silent Night’. xxx

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‘Drying the nets on Rubble Rock’. Found this fabulous multi-layered piece of brick rubble on a shingle beach near Barrow-in-Furness. Who knows what it used to be ….but I thought it deserved to be a home to another little home. Rubble Art, now there’s a thought…

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‘Drying the Fishing Nets’. A peaceful little shack on its driftwood promontory by the shore of a glittering sea. xxx
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Have just finished this commission: a piece based on a customer’s actual house. The snowman and Christmas tree were their special request. Very pleased with how it turned out.
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‘Quayside Apartments’. A special commission. It’s a doorstop!!

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‘Silent Night’…Cottages, barns and village scenes made from driftwood and reclaimed wood. For cosy, warm winter nights 😉

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Miniature houses on beautiful Whitby rocks and pebbles. They’re paperweights with residents 😉
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Beautifully sunny outside but obsessed with the muffled quiet of snowy villages. Just finished these xxx

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Shhh, I won’t mention the C word if you don’t ;-). xxx
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My Sweden-inspired lake-side huts. The footbride bridge linking the two little communities is in complete defiance of all health and safety regulations. I want to dabble my feet off one of the rocky coves!
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Proper autumn now. Lovely misty morning and a robin’s trill piercing the fresh air. Just finished this piece, inspired by a holiday to Scandinavia. A quiet, solitary little shack. I think those inside it will still be able to hear the clunking and plopping of the water under the shelving island. xxx

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My Sweden-inspired lake-side huts. The footbride bridge linking the two little communities is in complete defiance of all health and safety regulations. I want to dabble my feet off one of the rocky coves!
Finished this early today. Made with driftwood, reclaimed wood and gorgeous Fat Quarter fabric. The chimneys and large tree pot are made from bits of old clay fishermen’s pipes found in Whitby and Tobermory. I’d love to know their back story. Love the mossy worn look of that driftwood roof. The fence needed to be white, for some reason. xxxxx
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Another Sweden-inspired piece. Am no painter but am very pleased with the colours of the lake – acrylics in blues and greens, layered and and swirled with lots of water, quick-dried with a hairdryer wink emoticon. This is ‘House among the Islands’ and is cocking another snook at health and safety with that footbridge to the boat! xxxx
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I lived in Brussels for a couple of years, where the houses are tall and lean and people love to paint them: not just the sgrafiti of art deco but flowers, drawings, cartoons (of course) and anything else that inspires them. I guess this little house is Brussels-inspired….but oh so ‘English country garden’ in style. Love, love, love the Fat Quarter fabric. I like the idea of these as paperweights. This one on a gorgeous flat Whitby slate pebble. xxx
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Washday at The Blue House
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The Beach House
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Washday at Red Roof Cottage
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Washday at Breezy Top Cottages
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Quayside Cottage B&B
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Water’s Edge Cottage (paperweight)
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By Drifting DownTime: (l-r) Woodland Cottage, The Old Lookout, “Two Chimneys” Cottage, Forget-Me-Not Cottage, Peppermint Cottage, High Tides
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“Buttercup Cottage”
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Two Chimneys Cottage
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Forget-Me-Not Cottage
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“High Tides”
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“A Solitary Life”
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“Sittin’ on the Swing….Thinkin’ about Life”

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“The Old Lifeboat Station”
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“Old Tumbledown”
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“Rainbow Street”
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“Washday at Blue House”
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“The Sentinel”
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“Summertime Washday”
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“Summertime Washday”
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“Summertime Washday”
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“Summertime Washday”
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“Summertime Washday”
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“Summertime Washday”
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“Who Lives in a House Like This?”
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“Who Lives in a House Like This?”
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“Just sittin’ on the swing…thinkin’ about life”
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“Just sittin’ on the swing…thinkin’ about life”
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“Just sittin’ on the swing…thinkin’ about life”
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