With that distraction, I didn't get around to listening to cadhla's CD yet; I did listen to (and love) the first song, at least! So the review I promised will come later. For now, let me show off what I purchased from stolenmilkcrate! (My camera is stubbornly refusing to take any pictures that aren't either pitch-black or far over-lit, so I'll just use her photos.)
The first item that really caught my eye was the bottled pixie gear pendant! I thought it would make a great addition to the steampunk-ish outfit I'm assembling for the next Dragon*Con. (Which reminds me, I took a steampunk meme quiz a while back and never posted the result. You'll find that at the bottom of the post!) That photo doesn't really show just how tiny this bottle is. It's not even as thick as my pinky finger! And the minuscule gears inside just look awesome.
I also found myself admiring the little "snoutees" she had made. There're a few examples on her LJ. But as you may recall from my last random facts meme that my old furry persona was an armadillo. So I asked if she could make a little armadillo snoutee, and sure enough, she could! That photo was taken before she glazed him, so in person he's nice and shiny and utterly adorable. (And check out all the hilarious pun versions she made afterward!)
There was also a third item in the shipment, but I'm keeping that mum, since it's a gift for someone who might stumble across this post. So that's my review and recommendation! :) stolenmilkcrate was quick to respond to my e-mails, everything came quickly, and they were all just what I wanted! If you're interested in getting a cute sculpture of your own, her past works and available pieces are right over there on her web site.
Your result for The Steampunk Archetype Test...
The Swashbuckling Engineer
55 Swashbuckling Engineer, 46 Crazy Clockwork Tinkerer, 33 Charming Noble, 17 Roguish Pirate, 8 Mechanical Fian and 25 Aetherist Bodger!
You see machines in a different way than everyone else. To you the cause and effect of gearwork is intuitive. You use this knowledge to great skill and are often improving or steamlining your equipment in mid-action, because you enjoy the action just as much as you enjoy the machines. A machine is worthless unless it is put to good use. And if you don’t have a machine available to do the job you want it to do, with the right tools you will build one. And if you don’t have the right tools, you will make those too. Many an innocent has been saved by your daring deeds.