Friday, June 7, 2013

Ross became Roz!

It has been a busy fortnight here at Tin Soldiers.  With workshops almost every day, and preparations well under way for classes that I will be teaching away from the studio during the coming month, I have not had much time to play with my needle felt bear.  I tend to pick it up, do a little, put it down, get back and check my progress a day or two later.  Often I will undo what I did last time, and try something different.  Slow progress, but lots of fun.
During one of my absences from the bear, it changed its mind about gender all by itself.  I got there in the morning and Ross had become Roz.
Today I started making her a little dress.
I will post photos and details about the workshop in the next few days.  Workhsop dates are available:  22 June, 13 July, 14 September.   There's homework to be done.  If you would like to participate, please contact me for a workshop kit.

This week we acquired a new gadget.  An office paper shredder.  I intend to turn all that annoying junk mail into packaging material, and Henning is going to make paper bricks which are useful for lighting fires.   Right now the temptation is great to shred everything in sight.  It is fun to slide a paper in the slot, and watch the spaghetti roll out in the bin.  I could clear all the clutter on my desk in a matter of minutes... I just know that someone is going to be searching in vain for an important document soon!


  1. Ah, Roz is precious. The paper shredder - been there, done that. )o:

    Happy weekend.

  2. OOOOw I love the bright colour on your little bears dress. She is a real cutie.
    Don't shred the bears birth papers, or will never know her wonderful heritage.