All the cute and the precious have been found. All the kitties and puppies have homes. The candy colored, the eco-friendly, the hipsters of the handmade are all duly covered elsewhere. Here I will find the slightly odd, the darkly beautiful, the elegant and steamy pieces of goodness. I am very particular in my tastes and though I promise you that I will share nothing but the most intriguing of my discoveries, you may not always like them. I must also confess that I have no real artistic nor fashion background to base my finds upon. These are simply discoveries dug up from the depths of etsy or perhaps elsewhere, brushed off and presented for your approval.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Free Books

I shared the kickstarter project for this book and now I've been asked to get the word out that S.C. Barrus is offering free digital pre-orders of Discovering Aberration to anyone who's interested in a copy (to be delivered on January 20th) as well as free digital copies of his short Midway Between Heaven and Hell (which you can read right now)

To get a free copies of these two works, simply sign up for his monthly newsletter either on his website: http://awayandaway.com or through this sign up form: http://eepurl.com/sz5LD

Title: Discovering Aberration
Author: S.C. Barrus
Genre: Steampunk, Adventure

In the budding age of steam technology, Freddy Fitzgerald risks everything to write the story of a lifetime.

After stealing an ancient map from under the nose of a notorious gangster, Freddy Fitzgerald and Thaddeus Lumpen embark on a quest to find a lost civilization.As news of the map leaks, Freddy and Lumpen find themselves racing against a violent army of archaeologists, gangsters, mercenaries, scuttlers, and scarlettes.

But their destination has its own secrets, secrets which can make even the strongest go mad.

Discovering Aberration is a cerebral adventure set in an alternate Victorian era. From a country on the verge of revolution to a sensational confrontation on a remote island, its final, chilling secret just might push you to the brink of insanity.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday Treasury

'(Exaggerated Brown) Halloween!!' by TheGoldenTrees

Steampunk Ring Evil Eye Ring Eyes In The Night Creepy Jewelry Gothic Ring Woodland Amber Gold Brown - DesignsBloom Wood Block Stamps beetle 58B - TATAindianwoodstamps 20mm handmade glass eye cabochon - light beige cat or dragon eye - VaeNoxFactory Distressed Brown Leather Journal - Antique Skeleton Key Writer's Gift - DivinaDenuevo
Beetle Belly, Black Beetle Photo Print, Brown, Gold, Orange, Yellow, Entomology, Insecta, Zoology, Macro Photography, Creepy Crawly, Bug - NatureCity Fairy Cat Sculpture Polymer Clay Red and White - DragonStarArt Autumn Leaves, Fine Art Print of dried leaves in shades of brown and beige, natural history , limited edition - TheJoyofColor Leather Eye Patch Cross Buccaneer Brown Pirate Halloween Horror Costume Masquerade Party Carnival Mardi gras Fetish Eye Wear Steampunk - LMEmasks
Skull Dangle Earrings in Ivory and Turquoise - JackalHaertProducts Coffin Box Halloween Decoration Halloween Decor Vintage Style Vintage Photo Creepy Insects Spooky Gift Box Decorated Coffin Box Brown Gold - rrizzart Polymer Clay Necklace Skull Tropical Nightmares Halloween - LeggendeSegrete Halloween Pillow Cover Skeleton Reptiles Spiders Dinosaurs Beige Brown Decorative Repurposed 18x18 - PookieandJack
Brown Spooky Spider Bobby Pins - alphabetsuitcase Long Cabled Fingerless Mittens, Beige Fingerless Gloves, Knit Arm Warmers, Wrist Warmers - SCHandmade Halloween mask Gas mask French military perfect respirator apocalypse goth light brown unused halloween mask carnival collectibles - SoYesterdaySoCool Skeleton Feet - Anatomy - Human - Vintage - Sepia - Brown - Art Print - SepiaMania

Treasury tool by StylishHome.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Flickr Day

adri steampunk 002 SHJ Ash and the Colonel Steampunk cosplay at 
Dragoncon 2013 Spring Steam018 (1) Elfia 2013 - Day 01 - 172 steampunk lincon 044 steampunk mario crew

Friday, September 27, 2013


Hidden Compartments 
There is just something so great about hidden compartments in books. Just make sure you read the book first.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Apparently I'm on a book kick this week. Lucky for me books have accessories too.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Novel Creations

Book Bags
I'm one of those people who uses the same black bag everyday, but sometimes I wish I had more creative purses to lug around.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


There's nothing like a beautiful book to sketch or write in.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Kick Start It

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday Treasury

'COG-nizant' by SeamsVictorian

Gothic choker beautiful black with teardrop Victorian steampunk elegance - NIGHTFALL - DarkEleganceDesigns Paper Butterfly, Black, Goth, Black Beauty - MyButterflyHeaven Vintage Steampunk Over Sized Cocktail Ring with Antique Sapphire Accent - pink80sgirl OOAK Steampunk Skeleton Mixed Media Art Doll - RachelWhetzel
Blouse Korinthe black lace, Victorian mourning, steampunk noir, burlesque, Somnia Romantica by Marjolein Turin - SomniaRomantica Boston Terrier Dog Art Print - ArtByJulene Steampunk Watch Gears Antique Brass Movable Cog Time Travel Earrings - whimsydaisydesigns Metal BEADED Cuff Bracelet, Copper Silver, Brown, Gold, NATURAL TRIO, Hand Knit Wearable Fiber Art, Reversible, Sereba  Designs on Etsy - SerebaDesigns
Steampunk Tandem Bicycle Wedding Invitation Suite: 5x7 Invitation, RSVP Card, Envelopes - AllisStudio Victorian Steampunk Leather Flower BootStraps & Floral Belts Spats alternative custom order - ManoBello Penguin freestanding industrial steampunk sculpture bird - DevilishDesigns steampunk sculpture Tesla Time Tractor - steamplanet
Gothic Steampunk Shrug  Lolita Burlesque Goth Opera Shrug By Aphrodites Folly - AphroditesFolly Clock Pendant - Steampunk Grunge Black Tan Gray Silver Timekeepers Square Resin Jewelry - CharleneSevier Olive CORDUROY vintage Lederhosen inspired button SHORTS - LENGO28 MASQ Steamtech Custom made for YOU cabaret skirt with ruffles in your colour choice - masque242