Please come and join us for a Chocolate treat on our Christmas Open Days. Friday, Saturday & Sunday 23, 24 & 25th of November and Saturday & Sunday 1st & 2nd of December from 11am – 5pm. Other days you are also welcome, but please give us a ring (01434 270331) in advance. Looking forward seeing you.
The events we will attend this Spring & Summer (2018) are:
Weald of Kent, Country Craft Show, 5 May – 7 May, Penshurst Place Kent
Living Crafts, Hatfield House, 10 May – 13 May, Hatfield (North of London)
Scottish Game fair, 29 June – 1 July, Scone Scotland
Although there will always somebody at home, our Studio will be closed because we will be taking all our stock of products with us to the events.
The Balcony Birdtable. A smaller birdtable to be hung on a wall in a smaller surrounding, like a balcony, court yard etc. The bidtable can also stand free on a ledge, or cill. Not entirely objective, but I do like Gerard’s latest creation; Ideal if you don’t have the space for a free standing bird table or if you just want to something attractive on your wall (it hangs with one screw on the wall).
The 26th and 27th of November it’s our special annual Studio Day to do your ‘bespoke’ Christmas shopping. All hand engravings are free (even the wicked ones) and done whilst you wait. Together with our Dutch Chocolate treat (and those not driving maybe a second shot) will make your rural day complete. Other days you are of course also welcome, but please give us a ring in advance, sometimes we also have to do some shopping!, 01434 270331.
Avoid smelly & spattering surprises while strimming your grass.
This Doggy p. bag holder is becoming more and more popular. When Dot wants to go for her walk we trained her to ask for her own doggy bag! Next to your back door, you will never forget a bag. Or along the road for every visiting dog owner to use. The bags costs you only a quarter of a pence each!
The holder can be engraved with your dog’s name, house name, …….. and costs £ 44.-.
Our Slate & Nature Beauty Contest is over! The 2016 Beauty Queen arrives into this world and she is soooo cute. I watched her and her 5 Blue tit siblings arriving onto our river side terrace this weekend. The first new borns from this bird box, but from our other Blue tit box, we already had the 8th generation.
The man and his shed;… according to Wikipedia… The Shed appeals to the culture of “blokes” who do woodwork or metalwork DIY projects in their sheds…. At Slate & Nature we received a request to make something for Father’s Day related to a ‘just finished project; Daddy’s Den. As the nation is already ‘stuffed’ with ‘roped’ signs, Gerard needed to make his version on the matter; a multipurpose roofed slate sign (Engraved or Blank). For the customer it was engraved towards 6 different uses (from Closed, Working, Beer O’Clock, Guest Suite, Mummy’s…) but can be used for Timing; I am back at … 5…20 min, Activities; Rooms to… clean, tidy, hoover…. Endless possibilities. Enjoy your Father’s Day!