Winter Playday at the Soft Star Workshop

Posted on March 7, 2013 by Elf Martin There have been 12 comment(s)

Mr Rogers Play Quote

It's play time again!

Twice a year, the Soft Star elves set aside an afternoon for a playday. This is an day in which we stop working and are encouraged to engage in a creative project of our choice. We're allowed to use the equipment and materials at Soft Star and our activities don't need to have anything to do with work (though we are shoemakers, so lots of shoes usually come up).

The purpose of our playdays is to encourage creative thinking, develop new skills and to HAVE FUN! At the end of the day, we gather together and take turns talking about what we did—because what playday would be complete without show & tell? Sometimes the projects are developed into salable products (like Fitting Tassels), sometimes they teach us new ways to work with materials and reuse waste and sometimes they just make us happy with a fun day at work.

We had our first playday of the year earlier this week and we're excited to show you the results. Please bear in mind that these items are not for sale, but if you see anything you like then please let us know in the comments below.
 

 

You can also check out the projects from our previous playdays:

 


This post was posted in In the Workshop and was tagged with experiment, fun, play, playday, sandal, cat, creative, toys, necklace. leather, scrap, envelope, watch, band, lining

12 Responses to Winter Playday at the Soft Star Workshop

  • Emily
    Emily says:

    Of all the sandals I've seen your elves design, I think this is my favourite.
    It would be great to have an adult sandal for sale soon. :)

    Posted on March 7, 2013 at 11:55 AM

  • Julie
    Julie says:

    I love Elf Keita's sandals--please make!

    Posted on March 7, 2013 at 5:28 PM

  • Megan M
    Megan M says:

    I agree on the sandal idea. Especially one that looks dressy enough to be used in a work environment. :) I would LOVE to have a minimalist sandal; all the ones in the store have such thick soles!

    Posted on March 7, 2013 at 5:46 PM

  • EmMul
    EmMul says:

    I love Elf Gwen's sandal. I would buy it in a heartbeat. The coin purse is really cool too.

    Posted on March 7, 2013 at 7:48 PM

  • Rebecca
    Rebecca says:

    I LOVE Elf Keita's sandal design. I would totally buy those!

    Posted on March 8, 2013 at 3:55 AM

  • Kristie
    Kristie says:

    Another vote for the Keita sandal! (Although I'd love one in the same style as your kids' sandals as.well.)

    Posted on March 8, 2013 at 1:29 PM

  • bean
    bean says:

    Please, oh, please make black desert boots! I need ankle warming shoes for winter weather, love black desert boots, and would buy those in an instant! <3

    Posted on March 8, 2013 at 9:12 PM

  • Cheryll Bennett
    Cheryll Bennett says:

    So creative. I really like the sandals, great idea. I would also love some slides.

    Posted on March 12, 2013 at 1:49 PM

  • Rodrigo Sibal
    Rodrigo Sibal says:

    Any chances of getting a chukka styled run-a-moc dash? I think they would look so awesome in nutmeg. I love your shoes! I hope to see more designs in the future. Keep up the good work.

    Posted on March 12, 2013 at 3:58 PM

  • Elf Martin
    Elf Martin says:

    Thanks for the feedback everyone! Dessert boots and sandals are both on our wish list.

    Posted on March 13, 2013 at 4:06 PM

  • Charlene Andersen
    Charlene Andersen says:

    I love the "airiness" of the Keita sandal! Please make this one or the Gwen sandal. An adult playtime sandal looks like what Erica made. I also love this.

    I see a new line a-comin'!!

    Posted on April 20, 2013 at 10:03 AM

  • Elf Martin
    Elf Martin says:

    Thanks Charlene! We have some ideas in the works...

    Posted on April 20, 2013 at 11:04 AM

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