Thursday, March 23, 2017

Steampunk Inspired Frame


I found a plain frame at the goodwill and decided to give it an upgrade. I added a vintage drawer pull, a lamp key, some gears and book page and button flowers. 





 The cute picture is one from one of the old time photo places at Silver Dollar City.


Thanks for stopping by!

~Huggs~
     Iantha 
 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Leaf Pin


Hello,

Just wanted to share an new creation. The leaf pin was inspired by the leaves on the wooden button. I found a couple of leaf shapes that I had already cut out and started stitching them together. The light green is from a felted sweater and the dark green is from a wool suit coat.


As I was stitching the light green leaf onto the dark green one I started to get a curved shape. Instead of trying to flatten it I went with it. It had such a lovely organic feel.


I stitched the pin back to a backing fabric and got even more of a curve as I attached the backing. I hope you can see how much movement the leaf has from these photos.


Thanks for stopping by

~Huggs~
     Iantha

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Valentine Hot Air Balloon Card



This Card was created using the Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up Bundle which includes the hot air ballon stamps and the thinlets. The Tickets are from a retired stamp set. The cloud embossing folder is also retired. 


I love this hot air balloon set so you will be seeing more items made that include this.

I used the small balloon stamp on the inside as well as some cloud stamps that come with the set and the Hope your day is on cloud nine. I used my marker to ink up only the words that I wanted. The stamp has Happy Birthday below the cloud nine saying. 







Thanks for stopping by

~Huggs~
     Iantha

Friday, March 10, 2017

Steampunk Soar


I have a couple of new creations to share. The background for the Soar is made from vintage book pages. The wings are a can that has been embossed and embellished with a glimmer heart and gears. The Soar is also cut from glimmer paper and embellished with gears.  


I love the steampunk feel of the flying heart.


I also have a button bouquet created from a vintage dictionary and lovely old buttons. A retro 50's salt shaker acts as the vase.


Thanks for stopping by

~Huggs~
     Iantha

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Steampunk Hair Clips


My favorite accessory right now are the Steampunk inspired Hair clips that I made. I have made quite a few of them and when not wearing them in my hair I will clip them to a pocket or lapel to add a bit of geary goodness.




 




Thanks for stopping by

~Huggs~
     Iantha

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

What I'm Reading

Hello All!

I just want to share this phenomenal series that I am reading. The books are by Emma Jane Holloway and include A Study in Silks, A Study in Darkness and A Study in Ashes. I love the combination of magic and machinery in this Steampunk version of Victorian London. The fact that she incorporates the amazing Sherlock Holmes as one to the supporting characters tickles my fancy to no end.

There is great character development, you feel for all of them. Even the bad guys have their moments of warmth and weakness that helps you feel their motivation and then the twist is thrown in that sets you back to disliking them once again. The main character Evelina Cooper, niece of Sherlock  Holmes is lovely in all her imperfections. 

The machines are described with such detail that you can envision them. I so want to build a mouse and bird just like Evelina's, even though I don't have the power to bring them to life.

Good Reads Everyone.

Thanks for stopping by

~Huggs~
     Iantha