Monday, 30 January 2012

Rugmaking Tools

I've just added rugmaking tools to my website.
The next job is to work out the most efficient way to cut out stars from a sheet of plywood, for moon and star mobiles - so I'll be cutting cardboard stars to try different layouts.
The hard bit is getting them close together, but spaced so they can be cut out quickly.

Friday, 27 January 2012


Some mornings you get a sunrise so good, that you don't mind that vandals in airplanes have left graffiti all over the sky.

Taken from our back doorstep at about 7:15 a few days ago.
These make good background screens for the computer, I'll put some up as downloads if anyone is interested.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Local Wildlife

Walking from our workshop, to home a few days ago, this small deer (a muntjac I think) walked across the lane and  started grazing in the field , about 20 yards away. I took half a dozen pictures before it noticed me and sprinted off.

 This lesser spotted woodpecker is a regular visitor to our peanut feeder.
I took this through the front door. They are very shy so you seldom get a front view. The feeder is one I made about 5 years ago and is lasting well.