Sunday, April 22, 2012


Took place last of course turned cold & windy. I was coming down with "Spring Crud", and tempted to stay home, but since my guy was featured thought it best to show up! Still hacking & coughing! However, in the end I felt it was worthwhile, since the response to my work was so positive... particularly with some of our younger (college age) people. It was really heartening to see their enthusiasm! One young gal let me know IF she had money she would buy some of my stuff... made sure I understood that was a compliment. Another young man did buy dragonfly...he was so interested in the Steampunk style, I finally told him to give me a call, so we could arrange for him to come to the house and I would be glad to share what I could, to get him going in his own direction. As much as I love creating things, I also love helping others get started. Thinking back, I always had my kids & friends experimenting along with me. I found it was easier for me to have time to be creative, when I got them involved along with me.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Finally got my cats done. PC won't let me upload pics, so had to come to laptop.
Ms Kitty was first of the litter. Hadn't planned on her, but again you just have to go with the flow. Used wire ribbon strip down her front, for her tail, and to decorate. Her feet are a couple of bells. Both she & Sir Thomas wear my newest invention: gears made by cutting thread spools, painted to look like metal. His tail is chain,with wire woven in to hold shape, and feet are keys. Love experimenting!!
Should have cat patterns next week. Art Walk is this weekend, My Steampunk Octopus is on the flyers for the walk.wooohooo

Friday, April 6, 2012


Wanted to make a steampunk cat and after seeing a fan in a catalog shaped like a cat, thought I was on my way. Too bad I misplaced the catalog! So rather than try to figure out where I put it, decided to just go fur it. I had this neat striped fabric so decided for the prototype to make a regular puss first. So here's Kiddy...who turned out looking quite sweet with those big round eyes. Now to move on & make it a little more "Steampunkie".