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Gilded Guttersnipes

Rich in style, but low on cash? Come share your thrifty steampunk projects and fashion.

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Capt. Robert of Abney Park shows a quick and easy way to dress up some inexpensive canvas pants

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Around the House

Started by Lisa Rooney. Last reply by Lisa Rooney Apr 9, 2014. 54 Replies

I love looking at the blog The Steampunk Home, even though many of the featured items are WAY out of my price range. Occasionally there is an…Continue

altered books

Started by Ilah B. Last reply by Scrybe Jul 31, 2013. 3 Replies

I have just started exploring altered books.  I am working with taking an notebook or blank book and dressing it up a little.This is a composition notebook that I have covered with some parchment…Continue

crafting with brown bottles

Started by Ilah B. Last reply by Sharon Fiscus Apr 4, 2013. 3 Replies

I like the look of brown glass bottles.  You can but them, but some of the cooking extracts I get come in brown glass bottle so it becomes a recycle craft. Brown bottle look a bit steampunkish all on…Continue

the no sew doily corset style belt

Started by Ilah B. Last reply by Josephine Daphne Boone Apr 4, 2013. 1 Reply

I do not really like the way a corset feels on me.  I have been experimenting with alternatives. Wide belts with corset style lacing are much easier to make than corsets.  They are not designed to…Continue

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Comment by Leslie Orton on May 25, 2015 at 4:10pm

           Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #26:

Time Travel...Proven!
More Tales from The Red Planet!

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Comment by Leslie Orton on March 3, 2015 at 5:48pm

               Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #24:

Philip Reeve Asks "What is Steampunk Anyway!!??"

Professor Einhardt Returns From MARS!!!

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Comment by Miss Abigail Pinpricker on February 15, 2015 at 2:56pm

Lisa, lovely boot idea.. i may need to try that!!

Comment by Lisa Rooney on February 15, 2015 at 1:10pm
Comment by Leslie Orton on February 14, 2015 at 2:46pm

              Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #23:

Abigail Thompson Reunites With Husband on St. Valentines Day!

New Trend in Romance--Courtship by Post and Marriage by Proxy!

New Book: Steampunk Rules of Courtship!

Comment by Miss Abigail Pinpricker on February 10, 2015 at 9:08pm

this is a better view of the bustle.

Comment by Miss Abigail Pinpricker on February 10, 2015 at 9:05pm

I attended a steampunk ball last weekend, i would like to share my costume.It was inspired by a mash up between my rein  faire persona, which is a gypsy and steam punk. it was a rush job so i didn't get to do it exactly as i had wanted but was very pleased with the end results.

Comment by Miss Abigail Pinpricker on January 7, 2015 at 8:43pm

. I"m trying to do a mash up between my Renaissance faire persona ( gypsy) and Victorian Steampunk. any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.

Comment by Miss Cherries Jubilee on January 4, 2015 at 1:19am

I am currently making french drawers and corset covers for summer wear. I found some wonderful 1500 thread count sheets at the thrift store for four bucks.  I figure I can get two pair of drawers out of a queen size sheet and maybe a matching chemise.  I can wear these under my clothes in winter but they make perfectly acceptable outer wear in summer.

Comment by Leslie Orton on November 23, 2014 at 7:56am

          Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #20:


England Builds The Library of the Future! Books Not To Be Read For 1000 Years!

Life on Mars? One Man Thinks So and is Preparing For INVASION!


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