Art work and gifts from Crafty Boaters

We are excited to announce that we have some new things to share with you. We are now offering art work and gifts from Crafty Boaters.

What a roller coaster it has been since March and the beginning of the lockdown in the UK. Our last three blogs have touched on how small businesses can ride out the lockdown period by planning ahead. Our thoughts were to develop another arm for our business that would help us get some online customers as we were unsure how long lockdown would prevail and prevent us from having guests in the narrowboat.

Here at Crafty Boaters we have been busy creating and developing a selection of handcrafted products to purchase from us. We have a range of unique painted art stones, tea light holders. We are also taking commissions for cat portraits on stones too.

Art Stones & Tea Light Holders

Our art stones and tea light holders are hand cast using casting plaster by us on our lovely barge and painted using artist grade acrylic paints by me. My inspiration is mainly drawn from our wonderful surroundings here in Lechlade. You can see our current selection of art work here.

Cat Portraits

Combining my love of cats and art, I am now offering pet portraits of cats using acrylic on art stones from a photo provided by the customer. These stones make great personalised and unique gifts for friends and family. At 11cm in diameter they are small enough to place in any room, and unlike a framed picture there is no need to drill holes in the wall to display them.

Furthermore, they are exceptional value as they are ready to display immediately, unlike many commissioned portraits that include the price of mounting the picture only leaving the extra cost of framing to the customer.

You can find out more about our art stones and portraits by visiting our Art work, Painted Stones & Cat Portraits page.

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