We should have known. When Mrs S finds some lesser visited area of Steampunk Shrunk Towers to tidy up, interesting items always emerge.
This time she was rummaging around the coal store. Not that coal has been stored there, or anywhere else, for many decades, but it’s a handy space for gardening tools, flowerpots and left-over DIY materials.
She emerged gleefully, liberally coated in spiders’ webs and clutching a fistful of rusty nails in various sizes and a couple of lengths of timber.
“Little robots, I think,” she smiled.
By the end of Day 1, these had emerged.
“Do they have names?” I asked.
“Indeed,” Mrs S replied. “Suitably robotic names, I think – Elsie and Owen.”
We shrugged, not sure that either name sounded particularly robotic, but as she proceeded to write their names on the soles of their shoes – LC and ON, respectively – we understood. There followed an entertaining half hour or so of inventing more robot names: IV, UN, JC, LN, LE, KC, AD, OT and even RV and FL!
By the end of the second day ON and LC were finished, with KC well on the way. To be honest, they’re not too steady on their pins, and prefer to lean decoratively in corners, but they have a certain rustic charm.
We look forward to introducing them to customers at our next craft stall, at Glastonbury Town Hall on Saturday 30th July, or of course they are available here.