Another fun day, and I was good! [Mostly…] Yesterday’s jaunt was a small group again, which is nice, ‘cos you all get chance to chat during and afterwards. Katja, Denise and Liz all trotted round the markets and Barry’s with me. We decided not to bother with Fancy Silks this time, as no one was … Continue reading Marketing Strategy: half term at the Rag Market #2
Today’s strategy was ‘don’t spend any money!’ Payday is on Friday, and I’m off to the market again on Saturday to do a bit of steampunk shopping, so I really needed to be good today. And I was! We were a small, select group today, me, Glenda, Kim and a new recruit to Birmingham jaunts, … Continue reading Marketing Strategy: half term at the Rag Market #1
November 12th, 2016, off we trotted to the National Space Centre in Leicester, for [half of] the 2-day ‘Steampunks in Space’ event. I wore my cycling outfit [for my Lunar Cycle of course], and Dawn wore her dapper cape and top hat over a shirt featuring steamships and flying machines. We saw many fantastic … Continue reading Steampunks in Space- a Grand Day Out
Decisions decisions… I’ve been dithering, and distracted by work stress [nothing new there], but had a moment of revelation, which is igniting the sew-jo at last! The pattern which is calling to me the loudest seems to be the Edwardian lady’s sporting costume, #110 form Laughing Moon. When I knocked together my planning last week, … Continue reading Waxing Hysterical
From Wikipedia: “The Lunar Society of Birmingham was a dinner club and informal learned society of prominent figures in the Midlands Enlightenment, including industrialists, natural philosophers and intellectuals, who met regularly between 1765 and 1813 inBirmingham, England. At first called the Lunar Circle, “Lunar Society” became the formal name by 1775. The name arose because … Continue reading Birmingham’s Lunarticks [sic]
We’re back from 2016’s Weekend at the Asylum in Lincoln. It was our first time, and we had fun, met new friends, hooked up with people I only know from the internet, and were inspired by the astonishing creativity all around us. Here are a few pics of us in our finery, plus a couple of … Continue reading The lunatics have taken over the Asylum!