Thursday, March 31, 2011

The top hat is almost complete!

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I finally finished sewing the collar and shoulder gear...now comes the leather work!

The dragon tail is put together now i just have to put the finishing touches on it !

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

stil
l working on the dragon tail!

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Tackling the dragon tail now!

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Monday, March 28, 2011

working on the collar and shoulder piece for the fashion show

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Making of a Dragon






I have been working feverishly to get the art piece complete before April 8th. I have gottet quite a lot done, but there is still so much more. So far I have finished the silk undershirt, sculpted pants, cape, and the Dragon Corset Belt. I still need to finish the tail/train, hat, cuff, mask, shoulder gear and collar. Here are some photos of the outfit so far...let me know what you think on my Autumn Steam Facebook page!


Saturday, March 26, 2011

I just finished tooling the dragon!...it looks amazing! Now i need to go dye it and assemble!
videoSebastian is a fast learner...he is tooling leather like his mama!

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I just finished drawing and outlining the steampunk dragon for the 4th piece of the leather corset...my hand hurts. I will tool it and dye it tomorrow!

just dyed piece 3 of 4!

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Friday, March 25, 2011

working on tooling the next section of leather for the art piece!

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Don't forget about my steampunk book I published of my 2010 collection! Follow the "books" tab for a link!

Here is the map tooling i just made...another piece ready to dye!

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I just finished tooling the first piece of leather!

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tooling apart of the corset for andrews art outfit!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

just finished the most awesome pants for the art show...i will take a pic of andrew in everything tomorrow!

i just cut out the pieces for the leather corset for andrew!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

working on the trousers now.

so far i completed the silk undershirt made from recycled wedding gowns and part of the floor length dragon cloak...more to come!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

making the shirt of the walking art show...from creamy silk!

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phase 1 of the hat project!

working on the hat for the fashion show...it is turning out great so far!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Coming to Flux Magazine

I have been featured in Willamette Woman and now Flux Magazine. We just had an interview and photos of us taken right before we left for Arizona. Look for us in the next edition (2011) and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My work was featured in Willamette Woman Magazine...check it out! page 14

Monday, March 14, 2011

Working on another book...this one sports an antique cover from 1876!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

More Abney Park Photos
















Abney Park Concert Photos WWWC Day 2
















WIld Wild West Con Day 2
















Fashion Show & Abney Park... There is no better day.










I woke up this morning and hit the ground running! I had to finish sewing a few items for the fashion show and get breakfast, lunch, kids and hubby all taken care of as well. I was told to be at the Saloon by 2:00pm to get ready for the show at 3. I lugged all the costumes, stroller and boys to the back stage and began the dressing phase. I had such anxiety that they would freeze or have a fit on stage. But I had nothing to worry about. We were 3rd to go on and I took my boys by the hand and lead them out with their first Steampunk outfits on. After we got a bunch of "awws" we exited and began a quick costume change. I put Sebastian in a little Steampunk vest pants and Maurice in his warrior outfit. Just before we came on stage the second time I told Maurice to yell "rah" and throw his fist up in the air. He refused to hold my hand that second time out. He ran right to the front of the stage and yelled "rah". The audience loved him. After a few more "rahs" and a turn around the stage we walked with everyone for the big lineup.










After the Fashion Show we hung out at our booth and talked to some really fun people. We made an appointment with the photographer to take a tin-type of us first thing tomorrow morning! After closing up shop we headed out to grab a bite to eat and a quick change at the hotel room. Andrew decided to stay at the hotel with the crabby kids and I jumped at the chance to have a kid free evening with Abney Park. I had such a good time and made someones night! I had the extra ticked that Andrew was not using and gave it to a guy at the gate! He was thrilled!










After the interesting show, I stood in line to get Andrew an autograph from the band for his birthday. They all signed my WWWC Pass and wished Andrew a happy 31st Bday!










It was a really great day.

happy 31st birthday Andrew! Abney Park signed our wwwc pass for him!

You know your at a

You know your at a steampunk convention when the hallway leading to your room is littered with rivets and gears!

sunset in tucson!

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every one has showered, hair done...just some last minute alterations...then off to the fashion show!

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Friday, March 4, 2011