Category: Crafts & Gifts

A New Range

A New Range

A new product arrived in the post this week, so I have been busy creating new designs for it. They are double sided metal keyrings.

I am trying to use different images in these over the standard acrylic range to keep them looking different, plus they are a different crop.

I need to work out how to list them on my website as I would like people to have the option to choose which image they would like in each side, put this will take some work.


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In Search of Steam

In Search of Steam

The other week we had planned to go in search of steam engines, but we found out that our plans were foiled by a lack of babysitters, but today we were sorted!

The day started off foggy, which meant there would be some nice steam coming from the engines if we could find them! We got to Alresford and headed to the station. The platform was busy, the sign said trains at 11:45, it was 11:50! I heard the platform master say the train had stawled, how does a steam train stawl? and it was being towed by the other and they didn’t know how long it would be.

So, armed with the informtion that we had some time, we headed off to find a better view point along the track. Following train tracks is not easy and alway possible, so walking pararrel to the track along the road I kept an ear open for the train and an eye open for a footpath.

30 minutes later I found a footpath around the edge of a farmers field, just past a bridge that the track went over. We found the track! I could see the signal too and noted it was in the stop position. We waited… 15 mintues later the signal changed, 5 minutes after that the train came by!

I braced myself and took photos until the buffer filled up. We then headed off for something to eat with the knowledge that we had some photos and hoped they were good.

Here is one I have processed and am showing it in a mousemat! I’m very pleased with the result!

Steam Train on the Watercress Line
Steam Train on the Watercress Line

Keyring Page Revamped!

Keyring Page Revamped!

Its taken me all week, but I have updated the whole of the Keyring page in my site.

It now has more keyrings than before, nearly 100 and they can all be bought via paypal. Plus, each image has been recreated so that, if you have a retina display, like the ipad 3 an above, they look lovely and crisp.

Is your bunch of keys in need of a new keyring?….


Lee Orchard Photography Keyrings
Lee Orchard Photography Keyrings

EBay & Gifts

EBay & Gifts

We have now started uploading our items to ebay, so you can now by our items via ebay.

As more items are added, I will start to add ebay links to the items on the gifts pages, as well as or instead of paypal links (depending on what exists already).

This should make it a lot easier for us to sell and maintain the items and so get more online to buy. Thats the theory anyway!

We have started with

Now Buy Online

Now Buy Online

Finally, after many years, you can now buy a selection of my craft items online via the HomeFrontHistory.co.uk web site. Lee Orchard Photography on HomeFrontHistory

There are many new items too, as of posting, not seen at any previous craft fairs!

Now I have learnt how to build in paypal into the homefronthistory website, I’ll be adding it to my site at some point.

I hope you enjoy the new select and the HFH site if you haven’t seen it