There has been a veritable whirlwind of creative activity blowing through the workroom today.
Throughout this week, P(erfectionist) P(artner) has been designing some new wicker-style prams and cribs and she has surpassed herself by creating a tiny toy pram no bigger than a thimble.
It is completely authentic, from its wooden base and closely woven wickerwork, to its working wheels and turned wooden handle. It even has a soft leather lining in the bottom!
It's available for sale on the website for the frankly risibly low price of £16 and I think PP might be secretly wishing it doesn't sell as she'll then have to make another!
She has also completed a new design of toy crib, which I think looks absolutely amazing.
The middle and right hand cribs are the new design. I love the gently curved backs and the dainty turned wooden feet. All the new prams and cribs are now uploaded to the website and can be seen HERE, along with our range of kits just in case you want to give it a go yourself.
You will be relieved to know that all our wicker kits come with pre-drilled wooden bases (the drill bit we use is less than half a millimetre thick!) and all the upright wires are cut to size. We've sourced the finest waxed linen thread and worked out all the details of how to use it which we've condensed into step-by-step fully illustrated instructions.
And the creative wind has been ruffling my feathers too. This morning I decided to do something completely different and have been working on an elaborate little Eastern prince, who is currently sitting resplendent in his made-to-measure wicker cart awaiting the rest of his finery, which I'll finish tomorrow.
I'll also be creating a frankly ridiculously ostentatious ostrich, which will pull his cart.
Some days I just LOVE my job.......