How to build a nest
29th March 2015
At TotsBots, we class ourselves as a family company, we built it up around the kids, with both of us working part-time so we didn’t have to put them into childcare: our first two machinists were sisters: John our warehouse manager is brothers with our cutter, you get the picture but it dawned on me that we never really share much about that. So we figured it was about time we remedied things and decided to put pen to paper and share one of our stories with you…
It was the last Sunday in January, Elements photoshoot was looming and I had spent a fair few hours searching the internet for nest props with zero results. I was thinking I would have to give up on the idea when I realized the solution was in my own back yard.
We have a small wood behind our house, plenty of twigs and branches there; we could make our own, yay! I watched a few tutorials on you-tube and that was it “Boys get your boots on, we’re going up to the woods!” Armed with secateurs, wheelbarrow, flask of hot chocolate, bag of marshmallows, kindling, firewood and matches, off we went. Fluffy dog came too. The boys helped out a little by collecting twigs and acorns but mainly through making the bag lighter for the return journey by eating all the marshmallows and drinking the hot chocolate!
It was a great day; we had a fire, spent most of the afternoon outdoors and had a lot of fun. The nest itself took about an hour to make and I have to say we are all very pleased with the results!
Is there such a career as a nest maker? Might just give it a go! Fiona
For the chance to win an Easyfit in Tweet, the inspiration behind the nest, tell us how you love to spend your Sunday afternoons! Just comment below and we will pick a winner at random next week (4th April 2015). Don’t forget to tell your friends…sharing is caring!