From one Steampunk Event to another!
Isn’t life strange sometimes? Last Sunday I was in Nottingham, in the wonderful company of my daughter, Lisa, and her role-playing friends. I was attending a book launch for “Steampunk Apothecary”, an enchanting collection of jewellery and fantastical tales. Emilly Ladybird (otherwise known as Jema Hewitt, and the chief bridesmaid at my daughter’s wedding, if you remember that far back) describes how to make these beautifully curvy pieces.
Blood red ruby earrings- Jema demonstrates how to make them
Or how about these curvaceous mermaids?
The beautifully curved balcony in the Malt Cross Cafe
We were upstairs in the uniquely beautiful Malt Cross Cafe, a grade 2 listed building. Emilly Ladybird was our gracious hostess, and naturally, there was cake!
Lisa, Emilly Ladybird, Mr. Woppit and Claire
Mr. Woppit and cake
Lisa was keeping cool most elegantly
And posing, when requested, with her husband, Leo
Imagine my surprise to learn, during the conversation, that this coming Sunday my hometown is to host its first ever Steampunk event! Lynne and Richard Hardy, designers of the game “Cogs, Cakes and Swordsticks” will be appearing on board HMS Trincomalee in Hartlepool marina. “Come and say hello” they said.
Sure enough, on my return home I found “Tiffin on the Trinc- a Steampunk convivial”, advertised locally.
Tiffin on board the Trinc poster
What’s a girl to do? It’s Father’s day so I’ll be cooking lunch first. For more details of Jema’s fabulous work, and last Sunday’s fun, take a look at An extraordinary, but delicious, affair. Tomorrow? It won’t be the same without my gorgeous girl.
Got your six words ready for Saturday? With thanks to Cate at Show My Face. And I really can’t resist a “two for one” approach this week. I’m submitting this to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge : Curves
After all, what’s a corset without curves?