A collection of Christmas decorations fresh out of the mould
For a variety of reasons, things have not been great of late. The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
So the obvious solution was to disregard all the things that I should be doing and set down to a spot of casting. Prince August do a range of Christmas decorations and they have become something a small tradition in the Kinch household. I make a set each year for the children of friends.
I never do seem to have enough clamps
Each year I pick up a new mould and add another two baubles to the set. There is a pleasure that cannot be expressed in making things with your own hands. I know that they are simple enough, but I always enjoy the process of breaking in a new mould. I even ran up a couple of traditional toy soldiers for myself while I was at it. They shall have to go marching through the library.
Father Christmas & Reindeer
Every year there's something of a rush to get them all finished, so getting started early meant that hopefully that will be avoided, but I doubt it. But casting always puts me in a good mood, so it took two birds with one stone.
I shall have to lay in some more metal.