6.19.2015

Drifting Away

Well my lovelies it seems our river of life is trickling further from Steampunk and is pooling more in the area of our geek baby business, Growing Up Geeky. I've been trying to be a superhuman, supermom and super-creator for a bit too long now and I'm starting to get seriously burnt out.
Steampunk will always be a true love and though we are stepping back from Live Steamy it will still be around here and there in wisps and whimseys. 
We would love your continued support as we more on through all our ventures. Keep following here for my random and unexpected (unexpected because I'm terrible about keeping up with my poor blog) posts and you can follow us on facebook to keep up with us.

Currently I'm focused on my baby geekery as stated. Travis is working on his second volume of short stories and they just keep getting better!!! If you haven't gotten into the first volume yet pick it up here: http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Strange-Deadly-Travis-Phillips-ebook/dp/B00VSLGNBA

And to all our brave and beautiful fiends~ thank you for the love and encouragement you have always shown us. We thrive or die by your words alone.

5.05.2015

How big of a Lord of the Rings fan are you??

Let's test your metal when it comes the magical rings. 

~How big of a Lord of the Rings fan are you Competition~

Can you read these geeky onesies without cheating? 
Share if you can, like if you had to cheat

4.03.2015

When Bumps turn to Walls

So my steamy fiends we've run into some pretty big challenges in the last few... well years, but this one has just been a little heartbreaking and I wanted to share.

A few years ago I was watching the show Once Upon A Time and Rumpelstiltskin has bottles of magic. I wanted to create my own and after much trial and error we came up with our Light Up Bottles. I bought some glass bottles from Michaels and we started with designs in 2 shapes. The round that we use for Fairy Dust and the oval that we used for our Steampunk bottles.
Over the last little while our Light Up Bottles have grown and grown until we had nearly 100 different bottles. We gave them their own etsy shop and everything.

Well lo and behold Michaels suddenly no longer carries these bottles. And no one can tell me if they ever will again. I didn't think this was too big of a problem, after all there are tons of craft store right? Someone is bound to have what I need....... yea... maybe not.

We've been searching online, trying to find local glass manufacturers, and have gone to every other craft store in our area and either they are way over priced or they do not have the right shape. For the moment we are taking down all the bottles with the oval shape. This includes our Steampunk, Element, Dr. Who, Nightmares and a few others that I am devastated to loose.

Over the next few weeks (somewhere in our non-existent spare time) we will be remaking and reconfiguring and re-photographing and re-posting many of our bottles. We will be trying to find a supplier for oval bottles or trying to find another bottle that works for these designs.

You all are my rock. Thank you so much for supporting us. Standing by us through thick and thin.

Farewell oval bottle. You were truly loved.

2.28.2015

Dr. Spock & the Vulcan Salute

Live long and prosper. As a child I didn't understand the meaning but I sure loved trying to make my fingers do what he did.

In honor of a great character and a great man and actor, Leonard Nimony, we announce this onesie with a bittersweet heart:


Thank you, Mr. Leonard, for all you gave to us as a culture.

2.27.2015

Growing Up Geeky on the Rise

I've been working like crazy the past few weeks on getting some new merchandise for Growing Up Geeky, which our line of geeky costumes and clothing for tiny creatures, and I've come up with lots of great stuff. 

I don't have pictures of all of it yet but here's a few:
Baby Etrigan (which isn't new but we've revamped it a little)

Miss Punisher Onesie

Steamy baby goggles modeled by our awesome Steampunk Duck

Baby Wolverine Costume

And our totally adorable Yoda

2.03.2015

A Gift for His Love

One very lucky lady in France will be receiving one of our charming Alice's Half Cups for Valentines Day. It's even more special because it was the very last of our rose pattern in the full size. We do have the rose minis still and their smallness only makes them more adorable~

To our lovers in France: We wish you a glorious St. Valentine's Day. 

You can buy your own Alice's Half Cups and many more amazing hand made gifts on our etsy or storenvy shops, just follow the links below.

www.etsy.com/shop/livesteamy
www.etsy.com/shop/growingupgeeky
www.etsy.com/shop/livesteamyslightup
www.etsy.com/shop/livedarkly
www.livesteamy.storenvy.com

2.02.2015

Musical Monday~ Massacre Anne

http://marycrowell.bandcamp.com/track/massacre-anne

For today's Musical Monday you'll have to go to the site and listen to the track. I absolutely adore Mary Crowell. I was so hoping for a music video but alas no fortune for me this day. But really check her out because she's awesome and please support her if you can. Remember we vote with our money and if you don't support the artists you love they will go away.

Musical Monday's are a linksy party brought to you by My So Called Chaos~


1.13.2015

Gothic Umbrella

I was trying to hold off until I could do a photo shoot with my newest creation before I showed y'all but I just can't wait any longer. So here's my latest and I'm so totally in love. I actually made it just for myself. I got some money for my birthday and I bought some shirts but of course they all came from China and they were all crap. :( I was so disappointed. So with the left over money I bought the supplies I needed to finish this idea I had. And here it is~

My very own Gothic/Dieselpunk spiked Umbrella. I've had it for about a week now and I couldn't be more thrilled. I was a little worried that it wouldn't fold up right with the spikes, or that they might tear it or even let rain in along the edges but none of those have been problems at all. I just love when an idea I have works out perfect the first time instead of the donzenth. ;)

If you love this umbrella as much as I do and want one for yourself they are available at:

https://www.etsy.com/spiked-gothic-umbrella

or on ebay at:

http://www.ebay.com/Gothic-Spiked-Umbrella

1.05.2015

Musical Monday~ 2CELLOS


2CELLOS

Thank you to the person who shared these guys on facebook in a post that I just happened to catch. And now I'll spread my lovely fortune and share them with you, 
if you don't know of them already that is. 
Y'all are brilliant. I love it.


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