commissions & repair service

commissions

Do you have a special tree or piece of wood you’d like transformed into a keepsake or useful item? Want to tweak one of my existing products? I love working with clients to make something unique and personal, it’s always a special experience. Please get in touch for a chat about your project.

A large custom order of spinning tops for Camira Fabrics. Read about this order in depth in my journal.
Wooden eggs for sustainable sock company Socko. The eggs are used for teaching visible mending at darning workshops.
This duck was made specifically to the customer’s design.
Using Rowan wood from the customer’s garden we designed this pair of standing candlesticks together.

toy repair service

Wooden toys are made to last. That’s part of what makes them so great. Sadly, wooden toys that have been well loved often can’t be passed on as they have a piece missing or are broken.

But with a bit of love and mending magic they can easily have a second or even third life bringing happiness to new children.

If you have a wooden toy in need of revitalising please get in touch.

missing piece case study

Olivia Barry in New York got in touch when the unthinkable happened. Her daughter lost one of the wooden people from an heirloom wooden toy bus her neighbour had lent her. Olivia explains:

“it belongs to a very responsible neighbor, who has kept it carefully in great condition through 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren until my 4 year old lost a piece! I promised her I would replace the missing person, although she tells me not to bother. Truth is, I have torn our place apart to find it, and maybe one day I will – but I won’t rest until I’ve filled all the seats on the bus.”

She sent me a photo of one of the remaining people complete with the crucial measurements needed to recreate him. I was tasked with making two; one replacement and one spare.

Once they were completed I sent Olivia a photo to make sure she was happy. I then sent her an invoice and the wooden people.

On receipt of the wooden people Olivia wrote to me saying:

“Thank you so much. I’m thrilled.”

I was thrilled too . Being able to make a wooden toy whole again was such a privilege and I hope the bus and its passengers carries on bringing enjoyment to many more children.

If you’ve been inspired by Olivia’s story please get in touch.