These little wooden boats came about after sitting in a cafe on holiday over looking the Harbour at La Rochelle in France.
The Harbour was filled with little yachts.
La Rochelle is very picturesque and I thought making the little boats would be a great way of capturing that in a decoration.
I wonder how many people have this photo in their holiday snaps? I couldn’t resist!
My Father inlaw has a workshop at his home in France and he makes the boats out of reclaimed wood, some of the wood is burned during the winter months but this is a much better use for it!
Ray enjoys to work outside in the sun!
The first batch of boats, shipped to England (pun intended) awaiting their sails.
I decided to give them all French names and add hand painted details to the sails.
This boat has a hessian sail with fish detail and hand stamped ‘La Sardine’ name.
I used fabric paint on the squid detail and then hand stitched him on to the sail.
The names are stamped on with a letter stamp kit, making mistakes is easy! I then paint over the wording, let it dry and gently sand of the excess.
Please visit my Folksy shop where you will find my little French boats for sale wood & rope