Steampunk Christmas? The words don’t go together too well, do they?
Vague images of a brown and black clad Santa in a filthy coal-fuelled sleigh, hauled by robot reindeer, or a rusty artificial tree made with cogs of diminishing sizes…
Nevertheless, we do have our own line in suitably eccentric tree decorations. The Wild and Wonky Decorations are a splendid mix of beads, coiled wire, charms and curiosities. The odd vintage watch cog, key or teapot may be thrown in for good measure.
Let no one accuse us of having a bah humbug approach to the festive season.
We were delighted with the number of people (mothers and daughters, mostly) who rushed at our recent stall at the Glastonbury Folk Craft Market, crying, “Oh look at those robots/ time machines/ gadgets! Dad/Uncle Jim/your brother would love one of those.”
Many an item was purchased to be hidden away for Christmas.
Last but by no means least are our tiny 12th scale books. All were written in house and each has a full text and coloured cover. Several are also lavishly illustrated. There are steampunk stories, a catalogue of Robottom’s robots, a time-traveller’s companion, as well as books of spells, charms and potions. If you’ve left it too late to have them posted, many are also available in Do-It-Yourself format as instant printable downloads. All you (or the recipients) need is a printer, a glue stick and a pair of scissors or craft knife. Full instructions are provided.
One customer bought a bunch of these to hand around the dinner table instead of Christmas crackers, so that all her guests could make and go home with their own miniature book. All titles are suitable for children as well as adults.
Of course there is the usual range of Steampunk figures, furniture, time machines, watch cog jewellery and far more besides at our etsy shop, but please order early, as we have much travelling to do in December.
Festive greetings to all our kind followers and customers.