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New Product?

Front View

I made this little bag with some of the Spoonflower fabric I received the other day. It’s 9″ tall, though the space up to the draw string is about 6.5″, the top is 8″ wide whilst the base is 5″x2.5″. What do you think?

Back View

The slight striping effect in the backview photo is an artifact of the lighting on the fabric, it isn’t visible on item in real life!

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R’yleh Sweet R’yleh

I’ve not being doing all that well with the resolutions have I? In my defence I lost well over a week to a very nasty round of flu. But I’m back now, and I would like to take a moment to talk to you about dead Cthulhu, who lies dreaming in his great house at sunken R’yleh, awaiting the moment when the stars will be right, that he may return and consume the world utterly.

Well, the incredibly talented Picky Miss (whose awesome work I’ve previously mentioned here) has just completed the most amazing piece of cross stitch for me. Check this out –

Look at the detail! The Elder Sign, the squid, the ‘Color Out of Space’ themed flowers around the edge! Isn’t it just fantastic?! Truly a must have for any devoted cultist, acolyte or H.P. Lovecraft fan.

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, go to your local book store, or you’re preferred internet book market, and buy this – The Necronomicon. Alternatively, WikiSource has a bunch of his stories for free, here.

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A Steampunk New Years Gift From Me To You

2011 is almost over, 2012 is just around the corner and I wanted to make you all a little freebie gift for being so good to me this year. So here’s a little desk calendar featuring the Airship Pirates city mascots.

Click on the image above to get the full size image. (It’s set to A4, the standard international printer size, if you’re using another size just scale to fit when you print.)

Cut off the white areas and cut the slits on the left hand side to put the tabs through.

Then just fold along the lines between the images.

You’ll end up a three sided calendar that stands on its own.

Please note that whilst it works with paper it’ll look better and last longer on thin card.

You can purchase photo quality prints of this, in various sizes, from DeviantArt if your printer won’t cooperate 😀

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OctoSquidy Ornament Tutorial

Oh Hello, I am am OctoSquid and I am in a tree!
Now, you might have noticed my recent obsession with Spoonflower, for those of you who haven’t noticed (or haven’t bothered to click the links) Spoonflower is a service that lets you print your own custom fabrics, on demand, with no minimum yardage. It’s a dreamland for crafty types. It also allows designers the opportunity to share and sell their designs with the world.

This is my first ever cut-out-and-sew design, a little winter treat for the fans of OctoSquid. You can get him here by selecting the ‘swatch’ option ($5), shipping is about $2 internationally so he’s pretty affordable.

But once you’ve got him, how do you put him together? Here is, another first for me, a little tutorial…

This Way To Knowledge

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All New Products At Spoonflower

OctoSquidy Xmas Ornament

Squid-De-Lis

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Live In Leeds This Saturday!!

I’ll have a stall full of all things steam nouveau at the Leeds Steampunk Market this Saturday! Hope to see you there!

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Exciting New Product!

Eeeeeeeeee!!!!!! Can you tell that I’m hugely excited about this?!?! Three of my designs are now available as print-on-demand fabric!

The examples shown here are in the basic quilting cotton, but it’s also available in canvas, knit, twill, SILK, and pieces start from the 8″ square sample size to as many yards as you’d like. There are only three designs available at the moment, but I’ll be adding more in the run up to the winter holidays.

Check them out on Spoonflower!

Also, the DeviantArt calendars are now set up to print for 2012, if you like to get your calendar buying in early.


Zodiac Calendar
by *phantoms-siren on deviantART


Art of Phantoms Siren Calendar
by *phantoms-siren on deviantART

All sorts of other prints are available in the DeviantArt store, and greeting cards are available from Etsy and Folksy.

In other news, .the Abney Park Airship Pirates RPG is now available as a PDF!

If you want to keep up with all the new product news, up to date and as they’re listed, please consider liking my Facebook page!

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Let’s Go Shopping!


To celebrate the re-opening of my Etsy store, just in time for Halloween, I thought I’d share some of my very favorite stores from both Etsy and Folksy.
This way for handmade fabulousness…

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