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Steampunk Symposium Part II: Costumes, Crafts, Booklust, and more!

Here we go, round two of the Con Report!CostumesI am horrible at taking photos, especially of my own costumes. I didn't even remember to take out my camera for most of the weekend.Once we arrived at the hotel, it didn't take long for me to realized that I'd left two key costumes pieces behind. The… Continue reading Steampunk Symposium Part II: Costumes, Crafts, Booklust, and more!

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Steampunk Week: Tea for Two

A while back, I did a post all about my favorite teas. Since then we've moved from our little apartment into a nice house, and the tea stash has also expanded. I won't tell you how many varieties of tea are in the tea cupboard now (yes, we have an entire cupboard dedicated just to… Continue reading Steampunk Week: Tea for Two

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Skirting the Issue

Literally.This is that skirt I promised to show you last week, but wasn't able to photograph.I used a yard or two of fabric that I've been sitting on for over a year with no idea what to do with it, and a pair of jeans that had worn through in places. Normally, I wear it… Continue reading Skirting the Issue

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Fashion Inspiration: Steampunk

At the end of April, I will once again be venturing off to Cincinnati for Steampunk Symposium. Last year we had a wonderful time--dancing, watching panels, meeting people, and this year promises more of the same on a grander scale. This year, Missouri and I will be hosing a panel on conserving and mimicking history.… Continue reading Fashion Inspiration: Steampunk

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News From the Front

When I packed for the Steampunk Empire Symposium, I came prepared for everything. We brought food, water, a first aide kit. I packed a second set of panty hose (which is good, since I put my thumb through the first pair as I was putting them on), and I even brought along a second knitting… Continue reading News From the Front

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The pre-convention conversation in our apartment

Me: I have a conundrum. I don't know what knitting to take.Missouri: Oh?Me: See, I can't take the [super-secret project I can't mention yet] because I have to be able to write the chart and the directions as I'm doing it, and I can't do that if I'm sitting through a panel.Missouri: Okay...Me: So I… Continue reading The pre-convention conversation in our apartment