Our handmade insect houses are going from strength to strength as our reputation for building unique homes from reclaimed wood grows. But, as any growing business knows, you need to diversify and continue to add new ideas to appeal to different audiences.
A friend of ours has a huge talent when it comes to creating gorgeous handmade fairy doors. We’ve added a few of these to our bug houses which have proved really popular with all ages.
The interest that our fairy door bug houses have generated sparked Tracy, my wife, to indulge her love of all things fairy by trying her hand at making essential accessories that no self-respecting fairy should be without.
As I was building Christmas bug house orders in the December sunshine, Tracy was perfecting the art of making tiny fairy bikes, stepping stones and the cutest table and toadstool themed chairs. She used to make her own jewellery and has always been really creative so it was no surprise that she perfected the art in no time… but that’s not to say that I wasn’t massively impressed by what she’d created.
It’s not just me that’s impressed either. We took the newly made fairy stepping stones, tables, chairs and bikes to a Christmas event at Northycote Farm in Wolverhampton on 3 December… and they went down a storm! And since sharing the pictures on social media, we’ve been inundated with orders from people wanting to treat their fairies to some handmade goodies.
Recycling wood to build handmade bug houses for beneficial insects will always be at the core of what we do, but now that we’re moving into the world of fairies who knows what will be next on the agenda. Watch this space to find out.
Our online shop will be coming soon, but in the meantime please get in touch if you’d like to have a chat about ordering your handmade fairy garden essentials, or one of our individually designed bug houses.