Oh what fun we had last night at the Studio! The instigators of this event were the Sweethearts of Steam, Carla and Becci pictured below. They go all out with their costumes or personnas as the Steamers (or is it Punkers), say?
We had awesome music the entire evening by Captain John Stout who was just wonderful and set just the right mood for the evening with his sea shanties and folk music of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Customer and friend, Mary McVay, became a full-fledged member of the Steampunk Society with this great costume she made just for our event.
Anna Weisend, owner of The Grand Finale bestowed this totally edible and delectable cake. No wonder she wins cake decorating competitions. She told us the cake took 20 hours to make!
We didn't want to cut into the cake. We were all afraid to wreck it, but finally I just did it and it cut like a dream and was deemed delicious by all.
Jim of Griffin Works set up shop in the classroom and had a vast array of tooled leather and other accessories for the discerning Steampunk fan. He is a really great guy and quite the artisan.
Barbe Saint John, who taught her Industrial Geek Necklace during the day, came back and signed books in the evening. What a gal! Talented, fun and game for everything.
Here are a few more photos of those of us who came in costume. There were many of us who were shy about the costume part, but we all had fun, too. It was an evening of creative inspiration, music, food, laughter and a little shopping.
We are having so much fun with this new store. Thank you all for making this happen!