Don’t want to screw into the floor or the wall or just hate those ugly things on springs, but still need to protect the wall from the children running through the door and slamming the handle through the plasterboard?
We are designing some heavier door stops and came up with these door cushions in the meantime. Stuffed full of recycled sail cuttings they make the perfect padding and will protect your door, wall and sanity. Also great for throwing at children who run through your house They will be on sale on the site very soon.
I just liked this and it gets the message across.
We are making all sorts of products now, such as this Swing Chair cover.
Made for a lady who owns a 1930s swing chair and was fed up with the green canvas that rots, falls off and doesn’t look that good. She loves it and we are very pleased, we think it looks classy, although we are a little bias. More work coming in for gate covers and other different items. Busy times More photos in the Wightsails in the Wild gallery.
Doing our bit for the excellent work of the Breast Cancer Campaign and helping to turn the Island Pink in Isle of Pink month we have produced our own Wightsails Pink Windbreak.
The lovely people at the Breast Cancer Campaign will be using this windbreak on their stall at the Bestival this coming weekend so please drop in and say hello.
After the festival we will be auctioning the windbreak with proceeds going to the charity. Watch this space for more details.
Watch out if you put a windbreak up around the Bristol area, the windbreak police may be upon you!
The Guardian recently posts about a family’s day out that is ruined by over zealous officials who claimed their windbreak was a semi permanent structure and broke local bye laws. They were ordered to take it down. Have you ever heard of anything so silly. Here was this poor family with a guest from Spain hiding from the British weather when along comes a jobs worth with a clip board and knowledge of the sub sections of the local bye laws and ruins their day. To what end?!
I never knew windbreaks could be against the law and the naughty boy in me wants to go and put some up just to challenge this ridiculous rule. Apparently, the offending bye law doesn’t specifically mention ‘windbreaks’. It mentions tents and other structures, but not windbreaks.
Anyway, I will let you know when clandestine operations will commence.
I just wanted to say a big thank you to the guys and girls at Kemp Sails who have just donated some of their old sails.
I drove down white van man style and was met by Toby and Rob who helped weak little me load some monster sails into the van. As we struggled to push one into the back of a van a very kind lady rushed out and showed us how to ‘man’handle a sail. You should have seen the fun getting them out however. I now have a sail from a 90ft boat to move into our sail storage area (aka Shed). Anyway, these guys were great and looking at their operation they were running a very good ship (excuse the pun).
Thanks once again guys.
We were delighted to see that influential bloggers from Pays to Live Green have written a short piece on our products. Posted by Tiffany it is our first review and I would just like to say thanks to her for taking the time to post.
Upcycling for those new to the site is the taking of an old product destined for the tip and turning it into a new, different product. Not recycling per se, but upcycling.
This is the wonderful little shop that is selling our goods in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight.
Blue is a charming little boutique that sells a range of yummy products. Have a look at our windbreak (sold this weekend) and bag in the window. If you are on the mainland (as we Islanders call it) just head down to Lymington and jump on the ferry to Yarmouth. Ask for the lovely Alison who runs the show.
I have just returned from our first photo shoot with the lovely Stephanie Mackrill who is an Island photographer and all round lovely woman.
We took the bags and windbreaks down to Ryde sands and had some fun taking pictures and I must say they are much better than my efforts. As one would expect.
I will be uploading them soon to the main website and in the meantime have a look at these for a taster. Please have a look at Stephanie’s website as well as she was a true professional who produces first class photos.
Stephanie has also very kindly agreed to be a judge for our gallery competition so please (a) get purchasing and (b) take some pictures with our products. It also counts if you see someone else with one and can take a picture.