Since attending welding and blacksmithing classes a couple of years ago, I’ve been making a few things under the (IMHO) catchy brand name of MabFab  – short for Mabberley Fabrications if you haven’t already guessed.

Starting with simple plant stakes

steel plant stakes

steel plant stakes and one of the obelisks

and progressing to more elaborate sweetpea / bean obelisks with globes on top.

Set of three obelisks

Set of three obelisks

Just recently I’ve re-made a couple of benches using new oak slats and old cast-iron ends.

single and three seater benches

single and three seater benches

single bench by the river

single bench by the river – don’t you just want to sit here and pass the time listening to the water?!

Along with some other already tried and tested items like the compost duvets and slate plant labels, my soon to arrive blacksmithing forge will allow me to have a selection of functional and tasteful items for sale when we open for the NGS in July.  Start saving your pennies!  Orders taken at any time!