Pinatas, pinatas, pinatas!

We lovingly hand craft custom made piñatas and other paper mache products to suit your requirements.

VW camper van wedding card box






This is another wedding card box and it's the last order we're doing before we move. We're hoping to get chance to finish off a few projects of our own between packing and organising everything.

It's smaller than the last one and this time the slot is at the top of the roof - there are more pictures in the facebook album click on this text to see the full set of pictures

These wedding card boxes are unique to us and can be custom made to your specifications. Prices start at around £50.

The pinata lady: custom made pinatas: Moving premesis.

The pinata lady: custom made pinatas: Moving premesis.: We move in 4 weeks so we won't be taking any orders due before September 2012. It's chaos here at the moment. I spent last night with a ca...

Kirkstall Abbey craft stall.


On a lovely sunny day, within the beautiful grounds of Kirkstall abbey, we had our second craft market.
 There were flowers, hearts, various monsters and animals, as well as a spider, a couple of butterfly's and aeroplanes - as you can see from the pictures. Sarah did some fabulous printed mugs and t-shirts which will be available from her website soon.


The next stall is on the 1st of July - hope to see you there!

Rag rugs and pulp furniture.



We’ve been distracted from piñata making by having a go at making a rug out of old rags. We didn’t realise just how much material it took to make each patch. We used these instructions http://www.ragrugcafe.com/toothbrush-rugs-complete-video-instructions-part-1-beginners but it took longer and didn’t quite turn out how we’d intended. Hopefully when we fasten the pieces together it will come together and work out in the end. They are quite quick and easy as making your own rugs go!

 This is our new shoe rack. Its designed to eventually become a table once its been thoroughly tested by being climbed, leant on and generally abused. The pulp is a traditional rough mix used for furniture rather than delicate work such as masks as I'm still adding strengthening layers. We plan on adapting a recipe we found for repairing boats http://www.ehow.com/how_12203275_fix-marine-plywood-bass-boat.html to create a waterproof final layer. Its a very slow process as each layer has to dry before the next one is begun but shelves are a good way of testing the strength and durability of the design and materials. It doesn't look that impressive yet. Watch this space.

Pinata parties

http://gomexico.about.com/od/glossary/p/pinata.htm - An interesting page about piñata parties and Mexican traditions.
Here's the piñata song being performed by a Mariachi band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_h5GPagGhM most of the utube clips of the song were pretty awful.
http://www.spanishtown.ca/familystory3.htm - another history of the piñata! Apparently the first Sunday of lent was piñata Sunday!

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