Steaming On #5

Gadgets.  Every steampunk character needs gadgets, right?  I KNEW this, I could feel it in my..er..whatnots. So I did some googling, thought some thoughts, rummaged in my drawers.  Ooh matron. Look what I’ve found: Inspired?  Of course you are- look at this haul!  Two slide rules, 3 ear rings, 5 bobbins [but of course I … Continue reading Steaming On #5

Steaming on #3

Back from Leeds, and [fairly] refreshed, I faced the job of cutting out the steam punk jacket and bodice this afternoon. It’s a good job that the taffeta and satin fabrics were bargainalicious, as the pattern yardages are excessive to say the least.  I have nearly 2m of the green left, and considerably more of … Continue reading Steaming on #3

Steaming on #1

The fabrics are due to arrive tomorrow, and the wife has started to get into the creative mood… We dashed into the rag market today, and I then went rummaging int my theatrical claptrap boxes upstairs, locating a variety of broken jewellery and baubles left over from my younger daughter’s Tim Burton inspired wedding decor. … Continue reading Steaming on #1

Severn of nine

Mojo be damned- this afternoon, sickened by constant rain and the prospect of me going back to work [maybe] without enjoying any days at all, we hopped in the car and headed off to Stouprport-on-Severn.  This is a sweet little town not too far from us.  I’ve actually never been there before, but the missus … Continue reading Severn of nine