Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Word of the Day

Quaintrelle: a woman who emphasizes a life of passion expressed through personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and cultivation of life’s pleasures. Quaintrelles are not female dandies; rather, they share the same philosophical underpinnings of dandies, developed within feminine nature and styles.


Oh Bowie, this photo is public domain, I am so happy...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Steampunk Gun Project

Since we are on the subject of teh steampunk...
These are my Nerf gun mods. I was lazy and didn't bother disassembling them before going to town, but the big revolver is no longer operational anyway, so it didn't matter much for that one. The sci-fi gun is a bit sticky, but fairly operational.
I primed the guns with a plastic primer spray, then gave each a couple coats of the base metal color. Dry brushing, touch-ups, and the wood grain were painted with enamels, and both were antiqued with a store bought black antiquing kit.
The big revolver incorporates lamp parts, bits from a cheap but ornate picture frame, and decorative jibs from the craft store. My sci-fi gun has an old television vacuum tube, an inexpensive LED flashlight on top, a drawer pull, fuses, and gauges I made from stuff I had lying around, and a color printout.
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©2010 Calluna Dellamorte


If you knit, and you like steampunk, The Sanguine Gryphon just came out with their fall line of steampunk inspired knitting patterns. Oh, if I only knit...

Monday, September 27, 2010

Word of the Day

Jazz Age Slang

baby vamp: an attractive or popular female

More Ladies in Pants!

The freedom to wear pants is very liberating, not to mention comfortable...
First, middle and last image via Shorpy, one of the best blogs on the net.
Click on images for the full size.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Regency Slang

havey-cavey: suspicious, uncertain, doubtful

Don't Do It!

Out of the blue these godawful over the knee boots started popping up all over the place. Please, don't waste your money on this trend, you'll just wind up looking like some tacky Frederick's of Hollywood hooker.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Word of the Day

Brobdingnagian \brob-ding-NAG-ee-uhn\
Of extraordinary size; gigantic; enormous.

Ladies in Pants

I've always been fascinated by women who wore pants before the 1950s. In most cases it was not an every day occurrence, but pants have been donned by the fairer sex for sports, work, and leisure for centuries.

Monday, September 20, 2010

This my first post! Here I am, awaiting the apocalypse.
© Calluna Dellamorte