Handmade4U.co.uk – Handmade Personalised Gifts
Mushrooms To Handmade Gifts
It all started when we began making wooden mushrooms for gardens and so it was logical that we called ourselves The Magic of Mushrooms – Handcrafted Gifts and Ornaments made in the woodland of West Sussex.
However, as time as moved on, so did we. We branched out (excuse the pun!) and now continue to make our lovely mushrooms as well as adding many other designs to our collection.
All are handmade and so we decided to change the name of our company to: Handmade4U.co.uk. This means that whatever we sell and however our business grows, we know that the products we make can be sold under this business name. This has also helped us as we were getting some very strange requests with ‘The Magic of Mushrooms’!
How It All Began
My wife Julie and I started our craft career making meditation toys from wire and gemstones. Then one day, when left alone with a chainsaw and some wood at my feet one tea break, my artistic talents came to life. The urge to play came over me and before long I had carved a wooden mushroom and was amazed.
I took it home to my wife. ”They come in odd numbers” she cried, “I need two more – if you make me another three I could have a fairy ring”.
This was a good start!
There was no stopping me and by the end of the week we had wooden mushroom tables and seats. The garden was transformed. Friends came, saw, and wanted them, so that was the start of a beautiful future – The Magic of Mushrooms had begun.
Sustainable And Recycled Materials
We have worked with wood for over 36 years and I am proud to say that all my materials are sourced from sustainable or recycled facilities.
Off-cuts usually come from my friends at ‘Built By Artizans’ , where they kindly give me all my wood and allow me to work with my chainsaw in their woodland creating my wooden products from their off cuts . I also use old timber groins and driftwood from the Environment Agency. This timber is generally old and will certainly last year and years!
We only use sustainable or recycled woodcuts so the type of wood will vary – some therefore are more scented than others, adding another sensory experience to the already tactile nature of the sculpture. Many find it quite pleasing to touch or stroke a wooden ornament, so it’s a feast for all the senses!
Wood & Resin Gifts And Ornaments
Combining our skills, we now offer a great range of wood, sea glass and resin features. These are available so you can create your own unique piece of art - you can choose from a range of colours to personalise to your creation. We use Epoxy Resin which along with Eco-resin and silicone resin are the most non-toxic, safe, and non-poisonous resins available.
Follow this link to view our Resin and Wood Gift Page.
To Find Out More About Handmade4U.co.uk
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Please call us on:
T: 01243 641490
M: 07973 105360