Friday, December 20, 2013

some pics!

Managed to get on a computer that works! Here are a few pics of recent stuff.
 Y3 fabric printing using balsa wood blocks/sticks.

 One of the Roman costumes for the xmas production.
 The centurion version.
 In Y1 we made wrapped decorations.
And finally. I've been dabbling with simple automata. The clown is poseable (he has elastic fastened joints) and he twirls round when the handle is turned. In this photo he is holding a cocktail stick because I haven't managed to get hold of one of those little cocktail umbrellas yet! (he's been made to 'hold' anything in his hands so long as it is light enough).

The simple mechanism.
I'm toying with the idea of putting the automata in my shop(s). Would love any views as to the saleability/price that could be asked. I've got a poseable ballerina one too!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Not yet

Computer science graduate son comes over tomorrow so, fingers crossed, he might be able to sort the laptop out! Lots happening - up to our ears at school in cards, decorations, nativity costumes etc. Managed to make some very effective Roman armour from bits of card - lots of favourable comments - will try and post some pics after Xmas when, hopefully, the computer will be in a more compliant frame of mind.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Still here

Main computer still says 'no'! A pity because the children are doing some fantastic work. And our  huge Christmas trees are getting lots of praise and are rapidly filling with decorations that the children have made as part of a whole school competition.
A few welcome sales of my 'books' too over the last week or so. If you're still wondering whether to purchase from my 'shops' please bear in mind that Christmas deadlines for posting stuff are fast approaching.