October 12, 2013
The utility room is only the freaking hub of the Sutton universe, where all activities, humans, animals, deliveries and general comings and goings seem to focus. Who knew?
May 28, 2013
In the midst of enjoying some beautiful Bank Holiday weekend weather, Claire and I discussed the fact that it would be nice that evening to sit outside around a fire pit...
May 16, 2012
My new attic studio is so tantalisingly close to being finished that I haven't taken any food photos in the last couple of weeks. Whilst I carry on testing and tasting recipes here are some 'before' and 'after' shots from our journey to make this home feel loved again.
September 6, 2011
I know, enough with the Cajóns already. OK, but just one more thing, then I really will shut up. Several people have asked about me making a Cajón for them, but a combination of time pressure and the difficulty of actually doing it for less than the commercially available models mean its not really viable. What I […]
January 11, 2011
Hello its me, I’m still here…. or in the words of Mark Twain, the rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated. It seems to be some 3 months since I last posted anything, but here goes. This project marks an interesting landmark for me, as a first paid commission. The bookcases are made in […]
November 6, 2010
We have a new bookcase. Hello bookcase, nice to meet you. You fit that space very well. I like the way you carry those books too, very fetching. Much better than them being all over the floor. I won’t have to hoover round them now. What’s that you say? Ed made you…in his workshop? Yes, […]
July 31, 2010
Fanfare please! The bathroom. It’s finished. No more will the boy have to tiptoe (like an elephant) through our room to use our bathroom and finally I can brush my teeth without battling with an eight year old for sink space. There are a few finishing touches that we need to add, a toilet roll […]
June 17, 2010
I know you are all sitting there wondering “How on earth are they getting on with that bathroom” Well wonder no more. Here is the update you are looking for. Well, we can’t deny that choosing the ‘Japanese Style’ Omnitub has caused Ed some extra work. He has had to build a support unit for […]
May 4, 2010
Ed is self taught in most things. He watched our plasterer work his way round most of this house and then when our funds started to dry up thought “How hard can it be?” So this is a story about how Ed plasters a bathroom, from my perspective anyway. I’ve by-passed all the pre-amble about […]