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« Reply #40 on: February 27, 2013 03:20:58 PM »

Pictures! Leather and Lace had her sewing machine break, and still sewed amazing things!

A lovely bag!

And a look at the lining.

And a sewn robot! Her name is Gidget, and she belonged to an Esmerelda-it says so on her tag! Nosy kitty had to get in the picture.

Here's her tag, and a look at one of the copper coils on the side.

And the key on the back of her head.

here's the pretty card that was in the box, and lamp oil and lamp oil color.

Unfortunately the lamp didn't make it.  Cry She hollowed out a light bulb, painted designs on it in copper, found a nice metal piece to be the base for it, and even put a gear over the opening.


Leather and Lace spoiled me rotten! She's such a talented craftster. Thanks for being my partner!









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« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2013 04:58:25 PM »

Here's a couple of  pictures of the lamp pre-shipment.


It makes me sad that it broke, but I probably should've known better than to send glass without a bazillion layers of padding Tongue
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« Reply #42 on: February 27, 2013 06:10:58 PM »

Leather and Lace, What a creative package. I always love a great bag. And a sewn robot. What a great idea. (I recognize those coils Cheesy) The lamp is so clever. So sad it broke, but if anyone can remake it, Bookstorebabe can. I love how you made the bulb rest in the base at an angle. Lovely.
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« Reply #43 on: February 28, 2013 11:57:33 AM »

I love that robot! super cute. That lamp looked really awesome. Too bad it broke. Sad Was it hard to hollow out the lightbulb? Checked the tracking, and hopefully dustyfro's package should get delivered today. I'm crossing my fingers that everything made it.
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« Reply #44 on: February 28, 2013 06:57:11 PM »

Mail call!  Here are the homey steampunk crafts that I received from ehinders:
A red cast iron (?) keyplate

A spinning weather station with barometer, thermometer, and weather predictor face, with some clockworks, silver filigree, and what I think is a piece from an oil lamp

Another angle.  Did I mention this thing spins?  Whee!

A functional art piece.  I had asked for something to hang my scarves on, and ehinders made this canvas with rings.  The pictures are printed on page pieces that reference Houdini.  How did she know I adore Houdini?  Magic, I am sure!

A Dalek from Doctor Who

This is a very large candle holder cabinet, with a piece to lift up the holder so I can light it, and another piece from a gas lamp wired onto the front.


Thank you ehinders!  It's been lovely crafting with you!
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« Reply #45 on: February 28, 2013 07:11:29 PM »

Here is what the clock for ehinders looked like before it got smashed to smithereens.  The red wingnut was at the 1 o'clock position.  I realized after I packed it that I hadn't attached anything to hang by.  I think maybe a loop of wire will fit through the wire spiral at the top of the rim.
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« Reply #46 on: February 28, 2013 08:31:20 PM »

That is one beautiful swap package! And the clock looks very spiffy indeed.
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« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2013 08:25:47 AM »

dustyfro, I'm so glad the candleholder made it there okay! I've had it sitting around forever and thought it would make a great steapunkish piece. I wish I could've gotten the pulleys to work out.  Roll Eyes

Thanks for the pic of the clock. I should be able to glue it together now. Smiley
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« Reply #48 on: March 01, 2013 04:46:56 PM »

Great to see what the clock looked like - its definitely worth putting back together! Gluing metal to metal is rarely very reliable. The good thing about Steampunk is that you can use mechanical fasteners and not need to hide them. Anyone building Steampunk things should first go to the hardware store and buy a handful of small brass bolts and nuts!

And I like the lightbulb lamp a lot too. It has a great post-industrial feel to it.

What did the pulleys on the candle holder do?

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« Reply #49 on: March 03, 2013 07:26:16 AM »

I have been away for a day or two; work, once again interfering with my personal time  Tongue

ehinders: from the red doorplate to the candle holder--what a great package. I particularly like that weather station. I have a flat weather station that I am now wondering if I can restyle into one like yours--love that it spins. The scarf is so clever and so different.

Dustyfro: glad you provided a picture of the clock. I love that the six hangs down below the rest and I love the free-form style of it.

Wulf: good advice. I also like the ornamental brass screws available in the lamp-kit department.

That is the last shipment for our swap with the exception of a package from Deathtolems that has gone missing. If you remember, part of her shipment arrived--those wonderful pillows with the screws for button-tufts. We are keeping the gallery open for a while longer in hopes that it will resurface.

This has been a wonderful, inspriational, creatve swap and I have throughly enjoyed it from start to finish. Thanks everyone for making my first go at organizing such a fun one. I have posted feedback for everyone.
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