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Steampunk Explorer Costume Diary.

Earlier this year I scored some material on Freecyle (a local group who giveaway unwanted items so they can be recycled or reused), including brown cotton and blue polycotton offcuts. I was inspired to create a new steampunk outfit, loosely based on the character of Lara Croft. As usual, I left it til the last…

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Photo Friday: Inktober wrap up

Well, Inktober’s finished for another year. Unfortunately, I didn’t complete all the daily drawings due to migraines and all-day events. I suspected that might happen, as the past few months have been difficult stress and health-wise. So why did I bother? Inktober provides many benefits to both me – and you, my readers. It pushes…

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Photo Friday: Costuming Catch Up/Inktober

I haven’t had time to sew for a long time. This month I’ve tried to catch up on a few projects. Last week I showed you the beginnings of my new steampunked gun. This week I’ve been helping my daughter with her latest costume.       And catching up on clothing bits. I’ve finished an upcycling…

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Excellent end to a chaotic week.

Yep, this blog is a few hours late. I blame the heatwave – and those hateful north winds that carry down dust storms and trigger my allergies. Our air conditioner died Monday, was fixed Wednesday evening. We thought we were safe. Not so. We swealtered through Saturday morning after a local power outage. We celebrated with…

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Costume Upcycling

One thing I love about costuming is the challenge of creating something from materials already in my cupboard or, even better, upcycling something to make it useful again. A few years ago I discovered ‘pocket belts’, made from old jeans. A great idea – especially if I could steampunk it up. I prefer carrying things…

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Steampunk Fairy Catcher Remake

Convention season is upon us. My plans to finish my Queen Victoria costume have been foiled (something to do with a writing frenzy). All is not lost. I am well on the way to completing my alternate project – the revamp of my Steampunk Fairy Catcher. My first effort of The Fairy Catcher was in…

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