Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Steampunk Has Gone WAY Mainstream

I was flipping through some old junk mail and came across an ad for this:

Devon Tread 1 Steampunk watch. Photo snagged from ablogtowatch.com
This is the Tread 1 watch by Devon, the "Steampunk Watch". It is...*ahem*...$25,000 (supposedly being produced in a limited edition of 150). This is just my opinion, but when something this expensive is marketed at the genre, then I think it's safe to say that steampunk has gone mainstream. Don't mistake me, though, I think this watch is GORGEOUS...but, well, yeah, if I had that kinda' money, I'd be blowing it on custom woven silk.

I'm also not ready to abandon steampunk, not when folks are making such awesomeness like this:

Gwendolyn, from Idlewild Illustré
Holey crap, that's so HOT. And I must mention this:

ColeV, from the inequitable Diary of a Mantua Maker
I'm seriously in love with these outfits. I was losing interest in steampunk, but these ladies are poking my imagination.

Also: hello! I'm back, mostly. Yeah, I had to take a real hiatus from this blog for the last four months. I had piled on so much "other stuff" that costuming had to go on the shelf for a while. Not to say I've been idle, crafting keeps me sane when I'm under stress. I'll write up some post about what I've been up to, after I take care of some more important business. Thanks for sticking with me!

One more thing: Merry Christmas, everyone! Whether you're Christian or not, it's a day to relax, be with family, play board games, and EAT (one of my favorite things to do!)


  1. I've awarded you an Inspiring Blogger Award (http://olympesdiary.blogspot.com/2013/05/inspiring-blogger-award.html). Thank you for the always interesting posts!

  2. Wow, thank you! I feel it's hardly deserved, given how little I've written lately, but I truly appreciate that you find my babblings interesting!