What I’ve been up to…

I have shared a couple of times already, but I’m just so excited about my comic: “The Cracked Cup Coffee Co.” which was created and written by me, with art by my husband, Tommy Krippes.
Please check it out, if you have time. We have a lot of fun with it.

Also, in my spare time, I have been doing a lot of sewing, and creating, but haven’t had a lot of time to get any great photos. I will get a few of those up ASAP.

In the mean time, here are a couple of photos I took, while I was out with my husband, last week.

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My Birthday Present

This year, my birthday happened to fall four days after my wedding. I honestly expected my birthday to get a little overlooked, this year (for obvious reasons), but my wonderful husband did not let that happened.

I mentioned in an earlier post that Tommy and I went to Steamposium in Seattle, WA.
While we were there, Tommy drew this amazing picture and had Kato (steampunk fashion designer and owner of Steampunk Couture, and many other up and coming businesses in the Steampunk industry), and a few of the models she works with, sign it for me! He also had Kato be the one to give it to me, which was a nice touch.

Thank you, Tommy.

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Also, it was really great to meet Kato in person. She is so sweet and hard working! Her work is very inspiring to me.

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Fun New Project! – DIY Printed Fabric

So today I tried playing with fabric paint and fabric. Both pieces are super basic, and neither are perfect, but it was so much fun! I actually learned a lot!

Here’s what I did:

It was so easy to do! This was was just a rubber stamp and paint on some fabric (which was a scrap piece of lightweight canvas). I used a sponge to apply the paint to the stamp, as to not get my stamp all yucky. It was incredibly simple and I will be buying more stamps.

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This one was just a circular sponge and a piece of old sheet (remember those pants I made out of sheets? This was a scrap from that sheet). It didn’t turn out quite how I was expecting, but I’ll definitely use it for something. It’s pretty interesting.

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Steamposium!

My husband and I just got back from our honeymoon, in Seattle!
You know you  married the right person, when he takes you to a Steampunk Convention for your Honeymoon/Birthday!
We had an amazing time!
I had the honor of meeting a lot of really cool people, including the amazing Steampunk fashion designer and model, Kato!
It was more fun than I could possibly describe!
I was so busy mingling and meeting people, that I forgot to take a lot of photos! I did manage to remember to get a photo of each outfit I wore, though, so here are those photos! Please let me know what you think!

Day 1 in the morning:
I made the hoodie, all of the jewelry, and the belt.
Boots – Famous Footwear
Corset – gift from a friend
Leggings – Cato’s
Socks – American Apparel
Pouch – Army Navy Surplus store in Chicago

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Day 1 for the ball (my outfit):
I made the lace cuffs, and chocker.
Corset – gift from a friend
Shrug – I think Marshals.
Purple shirt – No tag, from goodwill
Skirt – Charlotte Russe (in like 2005)
Petticoat – from my mother, I wore it under my wedding gown last week! (I think she got it from a thrift store)

Honestly, the only thing I can say for sure about Tommy’s outfit, is that I made the crevat out of a strip of fabric from Joann Fabrics.
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Day 2:
Goggles – made from a pair of old swim goggles
Jewelry – I made (minus the wedding band, engagement ring and pearl earrings).
Tank top – Target
Corset – Honestly don’t remember, a boutique in a mall in Chicago.
Skirt – I made
Bag – Army Navy Surplus store in Missouri
Shawl – Army Navy Surplus store in Chicago
Spats – Army Navy Surplus store near Pike Place Market in Seattle
Boots – Charlotte Russe
Socks – Sock Dreams
Leggings – Target

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Day 3:
This is the fun one!
Okay, so first, I’ll just list off:
Jewelry and lace cuffs – I made.
Fingerless gloves – Hot Topic
Scarf/shawl – Dillon’s Grocery Store
Leggings – Boutique in mall
Socks – Sock Dreams
Corset – gift
Tank Top – Walmart
Boots – Macy’s

Now the skirt! I decided on Saturday night that I didn’t have anything super cute to wear with my outfit on Sunday, so at 10:00pm on Saturday night, I drug my husband around Seattle, looking for something (anything) lace! We went to a couple of stores before we found Walmart. Amazingly enough, it had a fabric department, so I found this white lace and got two yards ($3.50/yard – you can’t beat that!). We went to Starbucks, then went back to our hotel room, where I had some ribbon, and a small hand sewing kit, and threw this skirt together last minute. I think it turned out really well!

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Again, we had a really great time! It was a honeymoon I won’t soon forget.

Crocheted Storage Bin

You know how necessity is the mother of invention?  Well, my  fiance and I moved in to our rental house and realized that it has very little storage. I didn’t realize how expensive storage bins can be! One new basket or bin usually costs at least $15, and we need at least 15 to store everything. Buying all of those at full price would be ridiculous, so we’ve been getting creative.

Since I learned how to start circle crocheting projects this week, I decided I’d try for a storage bin.

This one is very small, it’s 5″ in diameter, is  and is approximately  8″ tall, but it will be handy for something!

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I’m still thinking of adding little leather handles, and I will be starching it, so I guess it’s not completely done, but I was too excited about how it turned out to not share the photos!