Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Steam Punk Fun

Ok, so my blog was something I really wanted to get going. But a number of really poor excuses meant it has become neglected. So here I am. Lets try again.

The start of 2016 for me means the start of a new job, moving back to my beloved Leeds and moving in with my man. But those are whole different topics that will not be discussed today! My new working hours and not spending 10 hours on a train every other weekend hopefully mean more time to create and write. Something I am very much looking forwarded to!

I have a great crafting family up in Glasgow and I am hoping I can expand this family with a few crafty friends in Leeds. Recently Kraftyhands has opened up a store walking distance from my house and they have some fantastic workshops! Chris and I attended a workshop at the weekend to make a Steam Punk Mixed Media Machine. Here are the results: what do you think?

Steam Punk Mixed Media Machine

 Mike and Ian, who run the wonderful Kraftyhands, were so welcoming and it was a great day! To think this was formed from a box, curtain rings, a CD, somethings plumbers use that I can't remember the name of and a plastic test tube!! Ian has an amazing imagination. He has recently published a book, Alternative Technologies, showcasing his steam punk creations - it is definitely worth a look if you love steam punk. 

I can't wait to see what future workshops have in store for us. I think I might be spending a lot of time at Kraftyhands :) 

Katie x


  1. Such quirky fun boxes. Wish I was closer, may have to come for a visit and join you at a class.

    1. I'll let you know when the new class list is up :D

  2. These look fabulous! It was great meeting you today too and looking forward to seeing you next time.
    Linda xxx

    1. Thanks Linda. It was great fun making them and I can't wait for the dragonfly workshop (although I think Chris is more excited!)

  3. Wow these are great! I'm thinking about making something different, I'll have to look into these!!!