Nature is weird. I mean really weird. Did you know an octopus can squeeze itself through any opening its beak fits through? That’s pretty impressive. Crazy Youtube nature videos aside, I’m a big fan of octopuses . They’re just insanely … Continue reading
Presenting Part Two! The slightly more clothed half of the RiK set, featuring Cog & Compass clothing and jewellery. Check out the gorgeous (not work safe) photos in Part One, and you’ll appreciate how different these stronger shots are from … Continue reading
Of all the photographers wanting to borrow designs for photoshoots, Richard Leonard is one I am always happy to oblige! He shot one of the very first sets for Cog & Compass ( and myself as a model ), and … Continue reading
What’s more awesome than a ( tiny ) giant squid monster in a bottle? Not much I’d say. I uploaded the Kraken in a Bottle necklaces to the boutique today. It always take so much longer than I expect! These … Continue reading
Sunday saw us attend the Cog & Cake inaugural Steampunk High Tea, an event fundraising for a local steampunk film Stella 459. ( In short, an excuse to dress up and eat tiny foods, both of which I adore!). There … Continue reading
I don’t think I’ve ever shared these with you? While I made the tailcoat and top hat set a while back, I never blogged these photos – shame on me! Some time ago I came across a length of cobalt … Continue reading
I’m running out of titles for posts about the last show, so I’ve resorted to the song title. Also Bad Things Burlesque is my future imaginary burlesque show/club/group, so don’t you be stealing it! Here’s the photos of my last … Continue reading
You really can’t go wrong with jet pack wings (here’s hoping she doesn’t pull an Icarus), a tentacle face mask and an assortment of weaponry. Don’t even get me started on that girl with the gun on her shoe!
Hello my little dumplings!
Every time I visit I feel I must apologise for my long absence. Therefore, please accept my sincerest apologies.
2013 shall forever be known to me as “the year everything happened at once”. I’m preparing for Aethercon Steampunk Convention, a burlesque show, a family wedding, and doing Sunday markets all at the same time! Do people realise the year will continue after June? Spread things out a little!
Anyway, rant over. Here’s what I’ve been making lately, they’ll make their debut at Aethercon.
Reversible obi style belts: comfort, versatility and badass style all in one sweet package. Ranging from $55 – $65 these flattering belts define your waist in all kinds of good ways. They’re all handmade by me, and there lot’s more styles yet to come!
Summer has hit New Zealand, and between BBQ’s, beaches and bands I’ve managed to take Cog & Compass to some local markets!
Aside from the bounty of fantastic food, my favourite thing about markets is getting to meet you. I love getting to know my customers, new and old, as well as meeting some cool and crazy fellow stall holders. (Thanks random hat seller dude who let me borrow his mirror!)
My sister helps man the stall, feeds me many cupcakes and makes these adorable wine charms using vintage scrabble tiles! They’re $15 for a box of 8 (your choice of letters), that’s pretty sweet value and they make great gifts.
The next market you ask? Coatesville Market on Sunday March 3rd. Be there. I always have special market prices on everything, and I’d love to meet you!