Saturday, 6 December 2014

No takers!

I designed and made a few of these especially for the Steampunk themed Christmas Fair. Lots of people admired them, but nobody bought one!

His arms and legs are made from plastic covered wire from an old computer. I thought they would fit with the theme - who can tell?

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Introducing "His Worship"

I started this last year but I ran out of steam on him.

I had him standing in the workshop waiting for me to decide who he was going to be. Finally, he becomes "His Worship".

This is where he got to......

 .....and this is where he is now

It was giving him hair that did it - he went from peasant to patrician. Instead of the sandals with rope ties that I had planned, he got boots. I made them in two parts, shoes with "tucked in gaiters". I've given him a short waistcoat because I thought, tucked into the boots, his trousers had an "Edwardian" look. Then I needle felted him a hat, I think it's a "Derby". He still needs some bits and pieces - notably a belt and something to carry his important odds and ends in. I'm taking part in a Christmas Craft Fair with a Steampunk theme this month and I'm hoping to take him with me, so he has a "steampunk style" chain of office and decoration to his hat. He should fit right in once he is finished!

He will make a good pal for old "Pucklington Hive".

Monday, 1 December 2014

Sore fingers from stitching Santas

It's helter skelter until December 6th now. I have a table booked at a local craft fair - 53 vendors and "A Trip Back in Time" Steampunk theme. I'm really looking forward to it, it should be fun. But panic stations..........................

I've made a few Santas, using more or less the same construction as the St.Nicholas figures.