25 January 2016

Traditional Creations to Inspire Generations // Inspiring the Small

Creativity seems to run in both sides of our family. C's Grandad is a pretty skilled woodworker, and since C was born, he has been making traditional toys that both inspire him, and which are inspired by him and his love for...aviation, vehicles, ducks...!

Here, we share a handful of his beautiful, intricate work with you. The detail in them - the planning, the care, the skill, the passion and the love - are all evident. These aren't just toys for C - they are toys that will become heirlooms in our family, to pass down from generation to generation. They are traditional toys for future boys (and girls), created by the family, for the family, and I love that.

Do you have creations in your family that have been handed down as heirlooms? Although this idea of handing-down is traditional, being adopted long before now, it feels like something that has become lost over time. Gradually, it is being reborn, because good traditions can never get old.


  1. These are absolutely beautiful - what a star grandad! xxx

    1. Thank you Charlotte - that will make him smile! We are always saying how popular they would be if he ever sold any, but he does it for love of his grandchildren. He loves retirement! He is an absolute star xxx


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