Looking Back…Clockwork Alchemy


Going through some older pictures, I came across this one from our 2016 trip to the Clockwork Alchemy Convention. I designed these two dresses for our entry in the fashion show. The evening dress on the left is our latest design, the “Lucy”, named after Lucy Westenra, the ill-fated companion of Mina Harker in Bram Stoker’s book Dracula and the subsequent Dracula movies. The dress on the right, the “Camille” is a lavender day dress in shades of lavender with amethyst accents. Both dresses are executed in the Mid-Bustle Era style (late 1870s/early 1880s) and represent some our most recent creations. While there were some challenges making these designs work for the parameters of the fashion show, I was very pleased with the result and I look forward to returning to Clockwork in 2019. 🙂



Heading Back To LA…

After having planned out the next phase of the renovations at No. 11, it’s time to head back to hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. We have plans to return in late May for Wyatt Earp Days. In the meantime, planning is going into high gear for our upcoming trip to England and that’s going to occupy things until the end of April so stay tuned for more. In the meantime, here’s a couple of pictures of our constant travelling companion Angus (Angus will be vacationing at doggy daycare while we’re in England since veterinary health regulations preclude him from accompanying us 🙂 ).


Surviving the Cough & Flu Season

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With great regret and much disappointment, we’re going to have to bow out on attending the 2018 Clockwork Alchemy Convention. Unfortunately, despite our best intentions, Adam and I both fell victim to an extra-nasty cough and flu season with my ending up contracting bronchitis. At that point I felt it would be best to take a break and rest up. However, we have every intention of participating in 2019 and we’re looking forward to it. In the meantime, we’re directing our efforts to getting ready for our upcoming trip to Bath, England and we’re excited about that so stay tuned for more updates in the near future. 🙂



Heading Home…

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It’s been a long weekend and now it’s time to hit the road. Besides completing our mission, we too the opportunity to see some of the sights at the Presidio and across the bay in the Marin Headlands. Nothing fashion related but we saw some excellent scenery and just get out in some fresh air (a LOT of fresh air- it was very windy and cold). We’ll have more for you soon but in the meantime, enjoy these two pictures… 🙂



Angus, our fashion consultant, enjoying the stiff breeze and sunshine…