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Celebrate Father’s Day with these Quirky Cards

Fathers day Cards by Tim Pattimore at the Handmade Craft House2

Celebrate Father’s day with these quirky cards illustrated by Tim Pattimore. Each card features a particularly “daddish” hobby with a variety of items that go along with that pass time. The cards are blank for your own message and come complete with recycled a envelope.

Fathers day Cards by Tim Pattimore at the Handmade Craft House1

Designs available –

  • Birdwatching,
  • D.I.Y.
  • Photography
  • Golfing
  • Wilderness
  • Gardening

These cards are available in store at £2.50 each.

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Time for Summer and a Homemade Sandpit

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Well, summer officially begins soon and we’re already beginning to see much more of our friend, the sun. Time for tidying the garden, planting flowers and planning new crops. The problem is, we’ve got two garden-loving little boys who love the idea of pulling up sticks, digging and burying things but don’t understand that some things (namely seed potatoes) are meant to stay buried.

So, Gem and I set ourselves the task of trying to curb this behaviour, at least until it’s time to dig up our potato crop at the end of summer. What better way to encourage their love of digging (and preserve the veg-plot) than by building them a homemade sandpit?

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Celebrate the Love of Food with Our New Handmade Chopping Boards

Handmade Chopping Boards

Introducing a brand new design for our Heart Of Wood handmade chopping boards and serving platters! These boards are big enough for all manner of food preparation tasks as well as looking gorgeous as part of a table display. (Just imagine a ploughman’s lunch or buffet with these pile high with cheeses, cold meats, fruits, berries and vegetable dips as the centrepiece!)

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New Rebecca Vincent Landscape Cards in Store

New Landscape Cards by Rebecca Vincent

We’ve just received some new greetings cards featuring landscapes by Northumbrian artist Rebecca Vincent. Her stunning, stylised work is done by a method known as monotyping, a form of printmaking.

The cards are available in store and cost £2.50 each. These beautiful cards are also available as a limited edition print, signed by the artist.

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Enjoy the Birdsong with this Beautiful Blue Tit Mug

Blue Tit Mug by Scottish Artist Julia Smith

We love the Spring – all that lush new growth and warmer weather. It’s also time to be outdoors soaking in the sun and the  beautiful birdsong.

This lovely chunky mug was made by Scottish artist Julia Smith; perfect for a morning cup of coffee in the garden as you enjoy watching the birds.

You can buy this beautiful handmade mug here, or browse our selection of products inspired by birds.

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Our Handmade Candle Blocks Will Enhance Your Interiors

Group of handmade candle blocks by the Handmade Craft House

We’ve been busy in the workshop again and created these delightfully chunky handmade candle blocks.

Handmade Candle blocks by the Handmade Craft House

Mike has selected the wood for each piece based on its shape, colour and appearance; making a feature of any unusual parts. This means that not only is each piece entirely unique, but also has a character of its own. Each piece will sit quite happily on its own or with others, and fit seamlessly with both modern and rustic interiors.

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Bring Real Rustic Charm with this Traditional Farm Milking Stool

Handmade Farm Stool made with locally grown hardwood from the borderlands of Scotland by the Handmade Craft House

This lovely handmade farm stool radiates rustic charm and harks back to simpler times.

Our woodworker, Mike, has cut and shaped each component by hand and assembled it using traditional Wedged Mortise and Tenon joints meaning that this stool will stay stable for the rest of its life.
Mike has carefully chosen each piece of wood used in this handmade farm stool for it’s strength and it’s character – the beautiful Burr Oak top is gorgeously speckled with dozens of miniature knots from the tiny twigs that protrude from the tree.
The legs have been turned by hand from Elm which has a lovely rich caramel-coffee colour.
Available in-store or you can buy it online directly.

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Atmospheric Watercolour Print Enhanced by Dark Stained Oak Frame

Large Print framed in Dark Stained Oak

This beautiful print “Winter over Galloway Hills” was framed for a customer using our Bespoke Picture Framing service. They wanted a natural wood that would compliment and not detract from the image and really liked the effect of this dark-stained oak.

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Close up of the Oak frame’s corner detail

We think the choice of a darker frame was really effective – it draws out the line of dark, wet pebbles on the shoreline. The lighter flecks in the wood grain also compliment the tans and yellow ochres of the sand and grasses in the foreground.

The oak in this frame is grown locally in the borderlands of Scotland and is cut, prepared and finished entirely by hand.
If you would like a photograph or piece of art to be framed using our Bespoke Framing service then please get in touch.

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Another Lively Framed Print by Tori Ratcliffe

"Full Pelt" by Tori Ratcliffe framed in Ash by Mike at the Handmade Craft House

Full of life and energy, this hare almost explodes from the frame! This is an open edition print by Edinburgh based watercolour artist Tori Ratcliffe. Skillfully framed in locally grown Ash using our specialty Bespoke Framing Service.

This spectacular framed print is available in-store or online and costs £95.

Our exclusive Bespoke Picture Framing Service is now available, for more information, come and visit us or get in touch via Facebook, e-mail or the comments section below.

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A Lively, Squirrely Framed Print Arrives!

"Red Alert" by Tori Ratcliffe framed in Ash by Mike at the Handmade Craft House

Say hello to this cheeky little fellow!

Titled “Red Alert”, this brilliantly named print of a cheeky squirrel by Edinburgh-based artist Tori Ratcliffe is framed using our Bespoke Framing Service. The handmade frame is made from native Ash grown in the borderlands of Scotland.

We love the bold colours and the action that the artist has captured, it just feels like he’s about to scuttle off up the tree-branch!

This lively framed print is available in-store or online and costs £70.

Our exclusive Bespoke Picture Framing Service is now available, for more information, come and visit us or get in touch via Facebook, e-mail or the comments section below.