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Archive for October, 2013

October 25th, 2013 by Charlotte Babb

Review of 1000 Steampunk Creations by Dr.Grymm

If you need inspiration that sets the bar for what is Steampunk, this is your book. It’s a lush pictorial archive of the art and fashion of Steampunk ca. 2011. The book itself is beautifully designed, from its pierced cover to seven sections of steamy goodness.  There are few words, and each image is worth […]

October 24th, 2013 by Charlotte Babb

Armor is the New Black

A post from Amy Ratcliff on Fashionably Geek offers much in the way of ideas of steampunk, of fat acceptance, of corsetry and of what armor to wear with baby blue.  Read it here: First, go and look at the pictures. Take a tissue because you will drool! Note the lace and beading on the bodice–that […]

October 9th, 2013 by Charlotte Babb

Fabulouso Cake Design at Craftsy

If you are going to host high tea, you need something as stunning as you are to serve…though you may not let them cut this cake. has a tutorial on how to use stencilling and colors to make an incredible–and edible–vintage cake.  The designer, Lindy Smith, shows you how to carve the cake layers, […]

October 3rd, 2013 by Charlotte Babb

Thrifting can be Hazardous…ah but the Bargains!

Two weeks ago I saw a notice on facebook that the local Dritz sewing notions manufacturing plant was having a big clearance sale…can you say 75% off?  Ah the joys of living in the manufacturing part of the South! For 11 am on a Saturday, the place was not as packed as I expected. The […]