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random ramblings and general wordy meandering about wood craft!

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September 2, 2017

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September 2, 2017

Well, it has been a busy few weeks here at the Yard - preparing for two markets, starting with the ANcouncil Festival last Sunday with Bonkers Betty's Bizarre Bazaar and this week's attendance at the first #MervilleMarket with the NI Crafting Collective.

Last weekend saved the best of the weather for Sunday... phew! A glorious day by the seaside, we had a lovely day - with lots o...

June 18, 2017

Hello Folks!

It has been a busy week at the Yard and this is the first chance I have had to pop on and tell you all about last weekend...

Last Sunday, we were delighted to have been invited to take part in the Antrim Summer Festival and hosted a stand at Festival in the Park in the gorgeous surroundings of Antrim Castle Gardens.  Supporting local Small business were the Marquee sp...

May 21, 2017


After much tinkering, I bit the bullet and launched the all new website!

For a non website-literate lady, I am generally pleased.  Lots of learning as I went along - "SEO" and the like (!!)

You can see the "old look" in my previous is a snapshot of the new one:

The keen-eyed among you may have noticed TWO brand new areas: "Salvage & Rest...

May 7, 2017

Well, here we go again: more web-wotzit building at the Yard! 

Not content with the current look, I thought it best to just start over, from scratch... glutton for punishment, I know! 

Here's the current homepage...


And here are my efforts so far, for a replacement homepage:

 MUCH better, huh!?!  

I have been working away on web building shenanigans and Mr RY has been a very...

March 27, 2017

Well, he has gone and done it... Mr RY has finished the "Native Oak" carving!

Here he is, during the final stages of smoothing the timber:

Final photos can be seen in the Shop and here's video... giving you a "360" view of the finished piece!

Mrs RY

March 12, 2017

Evening Folks!

I promised that I would return with progress, so here it is!

Mr RY has been cracking on with his oak carving and we have another TWO characters now complete: an eagle PLUS a dream catcher... What do you think?

Mrs RY

March 8, 2017

Evening Folks!

Mr RY has been "at it" some more and so I am delighted to introduce you to: "Stands-with-a-Frying-Pan" (yet to be named... working title only!) who joins BlackCrow, ThunderBolt, LightFoot and Shadow.

Mrs RY

January 28, 2017

Good afternoon folks

Well, the sun is out; for what seems like the first time in a looooong time!!

Mr RY is at currently outside, working on his latest piece, which I cannot tell you anything about just yet...

So, I er...... OK !

How about I show you his progress with the big oak log carving (you remember - the indian, two horses & the wolf..?) Well, he has started on a squaw, to joi...

January 22, 2017

Having wanted to have a go for a while now, Mr RY brings you:: Chainsaw Carving - attempt # 1

Here it is, starting with the chunky log...

Some final shaping with the chainsaw and a blast with the blow torch - here he is... wee bear !!

What do you think..?

Mrs RY

November 3, 2016


Mr RY has been busy hand carving an interesting, chunky piece of Oak.

He thought it would make a nice planter, but it needed... something!

After staring at it for a fair few days, some shapes began to emerge and so we welcomed ThunderBolt and LightFoot - our trusty steeds!

They were beginning to take shape and were swiftly joined by BlackCrow...

After a little more work, th...

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23 Nov 2018

4 - 8pm

Antrim Christmas Switch On 2018

Join us in Market Square as Cool FM's Stuart Robinson kicks off Christmas PLUS Santa + friends will officially light up the town, concluding with a spectacular fireworks display to round off the festive FREE evening!

Keep up to date hereFacebook Event Page

#SupportSmallBusiness #ShopLocal

Event organiser:  Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
Find us in the gazebos by the Old Court House, Market Square, Antrim, BT41 4AW

01 Dec 2018

11am- 4pm

Donkey Sanctuary Christmas Open Day

​Find us in the paddock!
Everyone is welcome to this annual, FREE festive family event! Enjoy donkey interaction, Santa’s grotto, raffle and tombola plus a wide range of stalls, with plenty of festive refreshments!  

​Keep up to date hereFacebook Event Page

Event organisers: Donkey Sanctuary

#SupportCharity #AssistedTherapy
#ShopLocal #LoveAntrim

72 Ballymartin Road, Templepatrick BT39 0BS

17 Aug 2018

10am- 4pm

Mossley Mill Artisan Market

​Find us in the gazebos in Civic Square at Mossley Mill!
Kids Entertainment including rides, inflatables, face painters, balloon modellers PLUS live entertainment throughout the day!  Entry is just £1.  

​Keep up to date hereFacebook Event Page

Event organisers: Theatre at the Mill & Courtyard Theatre / Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council

#SupportSmallBusiness #ShopLocal #LoveAntrim

Mossley Mill, Carnmoney Road North NEWTOWNABBEY BT36 5QA

16 Jun 2018

9:30am -3pm

Vespa World Days at Titanic Belfast

We were delighted to have been approached by the organisers to be one of the #NornIron based, small biz folk at this amazing FREE event. Visit the Vespa Vilage and Vespa Museum at Titanic Slipway, PLUS enjoy the food, drink and local culture of 2018's chosen city of Belfast! The event runs from 14-17 June and we will be there, with Mr RY's #WoodArt & #CrazyLamps galore, on #FathersDay !!
​Keep up to date hereFacebook Event Page

Event organisers:  Vespa World Days 

#SupportSmallBusiness #vespa #LoveBelfast

1 Olympic Way, Queens Road BELFAST BT3 9EP