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15th-Sep-2010 07:55 pm - So ... an update?
I don't remember the last time I posted content to LJ and I am a bit too lazy to look it up. I still read it though - checking my friends list daily - and since a lot of people seemed to be leaving there to come here... I thought I would check in with this account. Honestly, it seems like a lot of work right now to start up a new place. All of my history is on LJ and so are my icons and memory posts.... blah blah blah, eh?

I am currently super busy - working on a feverish momentum since May of around the clock hours building kilts. I have not dipped below about 30 open orders at a time since April and have also been trying to keep growing and expanding to new arenas. It is both awesome and sucky. My summer disappeared with my kids spending most of their time with my ex-husband and his wife. They had a blast and I worked and worked. Spending 15 hours a day in a concrete box with no windows can start to grate on a person's nerves. I listened to a ton of audiobooks for sanity. (Not sure it really helped.

The busy continues as I grow Alt.Kilt. It is hectic now but I know it will all pay off in the future. Gotta, you know, look ahead and stuff.

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15th-Jun-2010 11:10 pm - [Alt.Kilt] Steampunk Grand Pauldron.

Steampunk Grand Pauldron

The Alt.Kilt SteamShop had the great pleasure of working with Katana Design Studio on this project for a client.

This pauldron is made from 22ga mild steel with a sprayed and brushed powder-coat finish with a few customer requested features: bottle opener, speaker system, lighting (EL ground effects under the arm plates) and distressing. It can be worn attached to the bandoleer as shown, or solo.

Detail shots of the pauldron and it being worn with a complete set of our gear - the bandoleer and a custom gun holster follows.

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As usual - Please check out our Flickr Pool, website @ Altkilt.com and our Steampunk Etsy Store. Thank you,again!

Custom Steampunk Alt.Skirt

The Alt.Kilt Steam Shop is having a 20% off sale in celebration of our traveling to Penguicon (http://www.penguicon.org/) for the first time! We have done conventions in WI, MN and IL but never Michigan so we are excited to be driving that far to meet some new people. Everything Steampunk (and our basic kilt style) is marked the sale price from now till the end of day on April 9th. If you would like delivery of your purchase at the convention, add a note to your order and we will refund the shipping cost to you. We love custom work so please, if you are looking for something unique, send us a note and we will be happy to work with you. Thank you!

And speaking of custom work... we did a photo shoot last weekend with AB Mann that featured a custom built Steampunk mini-skirt I did for a client last November for WindyCon. We were finally able to pin her down to get some photos. This skirt featured a different design than our standard version of the kilt - including ghosted gears and a smaller removable pocket (mainly because the skirt was shorter)! We had a lot of fun doing this shoot and let our client play with power tools.

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As usual - Please check out our Flickr Pool, website @ Altkilt.com and our Steampunk Etsy Store. Thank you,again!
31st-Mar-2010 09:53 am - [Alt.Kilt] Red vinyl Alt.Skirt

Red Vinyl Alt.Skirt- This Alt.Skirt was built for a client in Michigan who was unable to make it for a photo shoot (*but there will be photos of her in it soon!) so we decided to take a few on another model before it traveled to its owner. The Alt.Skirt can be done in a variety of fabrics and styles. Shown here in its simplest form, this skirt has box pleats, no belt loops or pockets.

As usual - Please check out our Flickr Pool, website @ Altkilt.com and our Steampunk Etsy Store. Thank you!
29th-Mar-2010 05:02 pm - [Alt.Kilt] SteamShop Supplies

SteamShop Supplies (http://www.etsy.com/shop/steamshopsupplies) - Our new Etsy store dedicated to finding new homes for supplies, fabric, notions and accents that we are not able to use in our designs. We plan on updating these listing regularly and hope that you can find something you are needing for you next project. Please let us know if there is anything in particular you are searching for and we will see if we can find it.

As usual - Please check out our Flickr Pool, website @ Altkilt.com and our Steampunk Etsy Store. Thank you!


Featuring asymmetrical dual cargo pockets, this kilt is built out of super soft medium weight charcoal wool.
I love having models in to do product shots... It really makes the kilts come alive.

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26th-Mar-2010 08:32 am - Leather Kilt

Leather Kilt
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This kilt was not made for this model but it was close enough to try and get a documentation photo. First leather kilt made almost a year ago - execution has gotten better but we still like this one.

Custom Purple Punk Mini-Kilt

This is why I love my customers. I had a client ask me to change my Punk Kilt into a mini-skirt and do it in dark purple and it was a blast to create. She also requested non-real leather and so all the accents are done in a faux leather.

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Alt.Kilt Auction for Doctors Without Borders!

Please check out our Charity Auction and share it: http://tinyurl.com/y9koons

100% Profit of this auction will go to Doctors Without Borders for the Haiti Relief Efforts.

About this nonprofit:
Doctors Without Borders is an international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to those affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural & man-made disasters. The first non-governmental organization to provide emergency medical assistance & bear witness publicly to the plight of those it assists, we have a long history of providing urgent medical assistance in Haiti & we are on the ground working to treat earthquake survivors & meet the huge needs that are only beginning to emerge.

About this Auction:
The kilt will be made of 100% heavy cotton of buyers choice of color and will also include any of our options that the buyer wishes.

A handsome urbanwear kilt with a button front closure, box pleats and double turn hem bottom. Each kilt is made specifically for the customer at time of purchase and can be completely customized to fit the wearer's needs.

We have a huge variety of colors and options listed on our website: http://www.altkilt.com and this auction kilt can have any or all of them! We will contact you after the auction is done to work out the details of your custom kilt.
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