This blog shows the folkart I make, my reproduction furniture and other projects. My studio/shop is in my backyard. It's a couple of miles off the main road in West Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. When you come to visit make sure you see – the "Olde Times" Garden House Museum; Grandma's Attic; the Furniture Box; Grampa's Loft (antiques, old doors, etc. in my Dad’s old barn loft); and my World's Largest Egg Beater, certified by Guinness World Records.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Perfect Couple

     Of all the pieces I do I get the most laughs on this one which I call, The Perfect Couple - I have three different styles that I make of this.
Two years ago my Perfect Couple was on the cover of the Buzz.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Bronco Ride

     This bronco rider came together great.  I had the two sets of pliers handles left over from another folkart piece from last month and thought they'd make great horse legs. The horse's tail and mane are made from standard dinner forks. The hat brim is a beer bottle cap.

Monkey made from teapot

    I make a lot of different folk art pieces from teapots over the years.  Here's silver-plated teapots with wood carved made into monkeys.
     I used three forks - two for the arms and one for the banana.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Bull Dog

     I'm really happy the way my bull dogs turned out.  
     The body is a sap bucket, the head is carved from wood, the ears are an old set of hinges for the ears, and the tail is part of an antique deer antlers (found at an antique shop).    
     The legs are made from two different set of fireplace stands. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Roosters of many styles

     Just finished making these thirteen roosters.  
     I used different things for the tails - one has a paint brushes; another has moose antlers; another tuna hooks; another a caribou antler; and a hoe cultivator  - they're 14" high.
     I also put one on a tall stand which is 36" high.

Train Station Doors for sale

     I bought these old doors which once belonged to the O'Leary Train Station.  The doors each measure 36" wide by 87" high by 2-1/2" thick.  They are for sale - please call or email.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Bowling Ball Chicken

     I had these 20-pound bowling balls kicking around for a year.  I came up with the idea to turn them in to hens.  This would make a great door stop!
    The beaks are a set of pliers; the top cone is a piece of a old meat grinder.   
     I'm now working on some roosters and will have them posted next week.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Dutch Ducks

     I picked up these dutch wooden shoes a couple day ago.   Thought they would make a great pair of mallard ducks - male and female.  
 Below: Looking at the wear on the bottom, up the shoe, they were well worn.