Smallfilms merchandise was rather thin on the ground, so a number of people have decided
to make their own.
If you have any home made Smallfilms stuff, send me a photo, and I'll put it in here.
|David Tompkins is a bit of a Bagpuss
Fan, and has bought what he can, though he really wanted a Yaffle.
Since nobody makes them, he decided to carve his own...
|David is a teacher in
Northamptonshire, and has decided to bring his passion for all things Bagpuss into the
Professor Yaffle's Library Board now takes pride of place in the school room.
|And here is a close up view of Yaffle Mark 2.|
|Alison Trace sent me a photograph of
herself as Tiny Clanger - a costume she won the Fancy Dress in several years ago (having
killed her best friend's knitting machine in the effort!).
I've no idea how you could see in that outfit, let alone drink!
Wanless writes about this picture:
"My wife loves bagpuss and makes cat clocks for
friends and family.
Peter Totman decided to build a working O gauge scale model of Ivor the Engine
details were gleaned by going through the books and checking the drawings.
They are surprisingly consistent and well proportioned. The only
inconsistencies with the drawings are the appearance at times of balance
weights on the wheels and an odd few rivet heads on the buffer beam!
The locomotive was constructed from brass sheet. All the parts being sawn out with a jeweler’s saw and filed to shape. The chimney, water filler and whistles were turned up on a lathe.
Edgecombe made this Professor Yaffle for his son.
His head, beak,feet, neck and shoulders move, but his left foot used to fall off sometimes until he introduced superglue to the mice on the mouse organ and they fixed him,
|Eva Cameron made this cake for the hospices of hope Bagpuss bake contest. She says "It started out as a Victoria sandwich as Bagpuss was based in the Victorian or Edwardian period with a few twists. I sandwiched it with fresh raspberries and desiccated coconut buttercream dying half pink with homemade raspberry puree, I know it has no part in a Victoria cake, but it was around as it was first manufactured from imported nuts in England and in the USA in the early 1880s. I know the decorations aren’t edible but we don’t use fondant on ours cakes and I had to remember we were to eat it, so I made up my own method inspired by paper cake toppers to make it personal, presentable and not add extra calories. I call it my ‘Raspberry & Coconut Victorian Bagpuss Bake’ There were a few hiccups with the head clearly cracking and my white buttercream not turning out white and not being able to pipe as planned but found that I could press it on like clay and press coconut on top. I also forgot the eyebrows and put the mouth on upside down. It was a big step up for me and I did it nearly all myself and despite the hiccups it looked rather lovable to me and tasted great, Well worth starting at breakfast and ending at lunch."|
|Eva also made a drawing for the Draw a Bagpuss contest, and added a personal touch with the mouse and biscuit crumb trail..|