torstai 15. marraskuuta 2012

Handicrafts: Ministry of Silly Walks clock

Anyone familiar with the Ministry of Silly Walk by Monty Python? Well, I saw a clock made from that idea by Indubitably jetsam and I KNEW I had to make one of my own. All idea credits go to indubitably jetsam, I'm just an idea thief.

Materials used
- Canvas
- Decoupage paste
- A print of the body and legs + numbers 1-12
- Clock machinery

This clock still has a small problem. It works until the clock strikes 11, when it clogs up and refuses to work. Mu hubby said there might be something wrong with the machinery if it continues.

And why is there no number that is between the numbers 7 and 9? That's a joke from a Discworld. Wizards cannot say the number that is between 7 and 9. And this is the way it's marked in the Discworld Ankh-Morpork board game. Yeah, I'm a sucker for inside jokes.... >.<

tiistai 6. marraskuuta 2012

OMG Shoes!

The American Duchess has the new 23Skidoo shoes up for preorder! Anyone wanting a pair of 20s shoes? Here's where to find them: Le American Duchess Shop

The 23Skidoo
And here's some product information:

  • Uppers are high grade, soft, hand-stitched calfskin (that will stretch slightly over time). 
  • Faux leather sole with excellent wear characteristics and suitable for dancing.
  • Custom made French heels are 2 3/8 inches high, and perfectly balanced for all-day comfort.
  • 23 Skidoo has been constructed on dance shoe lasts, and is meant to fit snuggly, as a dress shoe.
  • "B" width (average).
  • It runs true to size for most customers.
  • Order a half-size larger for wide-width feet, if you prefer your shoes to fit more loosely, or intend to wear with thicker stockings.
Aren't they pretty?