I've been making some use of my wooden type collection, but not taking advantage of what you might describe as traditional methods. I haven't been locking up my carefully selected and beautifully arranged words (or whatever) in a chase, but have instead been using the type rather in the manner of rubber stamps - carefully (and quite often not so carefully) manoeuvring them into (somewhere close to) the correct position before pressing down on them quite hard. It's not as good in any way, of course, except not having to set up the chase, which could hardly be classed as a chore. Well not surprisingly, the lazy approach wasn't the course approach, and consequently the results were better. I'm hooked, and am looking forward to indulging myself sometime soon with an orgy of wooden type play.
Roni set 'And Bob's Your Uncle', and suggested we set odd english phrases to intrigue her further. Only problem was, we didn't have any idea whether phrases had made it across the Atlantic or not, but that's how Grin & Bear It happened - not a brilliantly centred bit of typesetting, but right then I was more interested in the inking side of things (I'll try to do better next time, honest). Then we just played about to see what came out. I found a twee little lead flower which I decided added something. The infinitely more twee bejacketed bear picture block most definitely would not have done so!