Well, it's our second week of our Steampunk Junk Challenge at HDH and I gotta say the Minions outdid themselves. My teamies made some fabulously creative projects and I invite you to check them out. Be sure to go see Week One as well. I had a bit of a tough time deciding what to do, until hubby mentioned some old goggles he had in the attic. Old googles? WHAT old goggles? Fortunately he was able to find them and WHOA...PERFECT! Thought they'd look great on my Grandpa's bowler and went to work to Steampunk it all up a bit.
All I can say is God bless Tim Holtz, LOL. I seem to have drawers of his stuff. Just can't resisit his bits and bobs. First I used his tattered Clock die to add a metallic piece to the front. The hands and gear were attached to the goggles along with metal wings and a turnkey. I was going for "Time Flies".
Then I thought a jaunty plume was in order so I plucked one from my ostrich feather duster (Lord knows I don't ever actually dust with it) and I fashioned a medallion using an Ornate Plate, more gears and brads and a word band that fit the bill. Not nearly as creative as the imaginative pieces my Minion Sisters came up with but I have to say I do love how it came out. Only bummer is it doesn't fit. My Grandpa must have had a pin head because it sit's on the top of my head (and even hubby's) like Stan Laurel's (of Laurel and Hardy LOL)