We had a great time as usual. Not as many Steamlanders this year, but we few who attended had a good time drinking tea and attacking Magz's yummy gingerbread!
Mr. P and the Commodore on the bridge.
Mr. P talks guns (as usual)
The elegant Kamilah Hauptman.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
This year it will be in Bellevue, just east of Seattle, on October 14-16. My other half, Gordon (a.k.a. Mr. Peterman) will be giving a few talks and hosting a few more. Here's his schedule:
Friday 6-7 19th Century Submarines, Fact and Fiction (moderating)
Saturday 10-noon 19th Century Firearms (this is a "don't miss" talk)
Saturday 1-2 "Steamy Sailors" (moderating)
Sunday 11-noon "Ironclads of the Civil War and the race for Naval Domination"
Sunday 2-3 "Confederate Privateers"
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
In anticipation of the opening of El Casbah, here's the first of a new line of Victorian/Edwardian Orientalist clothing. Wear it for your next exotic photo session, to a gypsy party, or to dance in. Photo-sourced from my very own clothes! Really! Even the necklaces (optional on shirt, coat and vest layers).
Available at my downtown shop, and then at the Casbah when we officially open.
"I'm on a horse."
Here's a tintype with this very outfit plus a heap more jewelry and hair geegaws.
Ferrotype by Wm. Dunniway
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Well, it's sort of a suit, anyway. Double-breasted waistcoat and sailor skirt over a leg-o-mutton shirtwaist. Black, white and gold button options included. Also includes straw boater, gloves, prim collar/tie, and a couple of other system shirt & tie options.
Available in yellow (pictured), pink, blue, minty green, and violet. This outfit coordinates with the recently released "Spring Hat", too!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
It's fun to get out of my usual "box" and explore, and lately I've had fun discovering places where Browncoats congregate in Second Life. This last weekend it was "uniform night" at Firefly's in The Verse, so I dropped in to cut a rug in my Commodore Peterman rig.
Was happy to run into Mr. Davion Holmforth, who just happens to be the editor of the short Firefly inspired film "Browncoats: Redemption". Catch this film if it comes to a festival near you!
Sunday, April 17, 2011
At last! A broad-brimmed, velveteen ribbon and roses trimmed straw hat for day time, visiting, walking out, tea, or promenading on Easter. Available in yellow (pictured), pink, mint green, pale blue, and violet. These colors will coordinate with the sporty "walking out" costume soon to be released.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Coming soon: Just in time for Easter, and spring in general, the "pancake" hat! This one is copied from a Belle Epoch hat advertisement, and will be available in blue (pictured), pink, yellow, violet, and minty green. I'll probably release it in more saturated colors at the end of the Summer.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Yes, I'm a major Firefly/Serenity fan. Yes, I know there are Browncoats flying the skies of Second Life, living in the fringe settlements, avoiding the core entanglements. Here's the first of my offerings for all the folks who buck the system, live free, and, um, do business their own dang way.
Shirt with suspenders, canvas pants with or without captain-y outseam stripe, leggings & shoes. Legging prims are one each, so easy to fit to your particular shape.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Zenmondo Wormser has come up with a spiffy t-shirt slogan generator for those who don't "build" clothes in Second Life. Here's my first attempt (left). I'm wearing it over a long-sleeved undershirt, I tinted it grey, and I left some of the black "non t-shirt" area for trim.
"Look! I'm an Arkham co-ed!"
Zen plans to release a fancier version later, with font choices, etc., but for now it's a quick way to make a t-shirt with a front and/or back slogan!
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Ask any five folks in Second Life what they think Role Play is (or should be), and you'll probably get five different answers. As somebody who likes to keep RP light and casual and more of a photo op to garnish creative writing exercises, I'm happy to let others do the heavy lifting. I do, however, have some strong opinions on what makes satisfying Role Play, and what does not, and I think Mr. HeadBurro Antfarm and I are on the same page, or at least in the same chapter, in this regard. His rant can be read here. It made me laugh (a lot). Top notch rant!
Note: before anybody takes offense, the photos are of ME. Verily, I have trod the waters of RP.
Update: Some very worthwhile reading is developing in the comments section of the original post...
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Two new hats for St. Patrick's Day. The "raked" hat is an entirely new style, with a larger profile than earlier raked hats, and a "panache" of plumes fastened with a shamrock brooch.
The "wheel" hat is trimmed with lace and also a shamrock brooch.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
So, I finally got my hunt gift done and packaged and put out just before midnight: whew! Normally I'm not so "at the last minute", but I'm doing something very different from anything I've done before, and a lot more complicated. I've wanted to make jackets and coats for awhile, but I knew it would involve sculpting and so I've avoided it. When mesh arrives it will be easier, but I think this first effort is pretty satisfactory. The upper parts, including the sleeve shoulder cap and cuffs, are rigid prims; the "skirt" is flexi and attached to the "bodice" section. We'll see how it flies.
This is my attempt at an Edwardian coat which works as a duster or overcoat for men, and a traveling or suit coat for women. This version, for the Steam Hunt, is fairly serviceable, but I'll be fine-tuning it before I put it up for sale in a variety of colors. It will be interesting to get feedback from the Steam Hunters...
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Monday, January 31, 2011
Here's a good generic sailor suit or school uniform for the rest of the kids out there. Same deal as the Steelhead one, only without the tartan skirt and the dirty option.
Available in my shop or online in the marketplace for L$300.
With the new schoolhouse wrapping up construction in Boomtown, it was put to me that the "wayward urchins" would need school clothes. Pick up your togs at the schoolhouse, free of charge. They're in a box in the back of the room, which will soon become a wardrobe.
If you bought a set before I made them free, let me know if I neglected to send you a refund.
Friday, January 14, 2011
It's a bit early, but I've rolled out some decor and gift items for Valentine's Day.
For wall decor, choose from a heart-shaped wreath of flowers in four shades (sold separately), a circular wreath of white paper hearts, and a heart wreath of Valentine cookies. All L$20 each.
In the mood to give a gift of flowers? How about a celadon vase of red, pink, pale pink, or violet roses? Mod/trans, L$30 each.
Friday, January 7, 2011
The lovely Breezy Carver liked my special "snowflake" edition of the riding coat and toque so much that she put together an embarassingly lavish blog post about them! I'm overwhelmed! Not only does she look fabulous in this color, but she's sporting the perfect (a.k.a. Gibson Girl) hair to go under that hat. Well done!