Project Excerpt: Steampunk Softies, by Nicola Tedman and Sarah Skeate

Steampunk Softies: Scientifically-Minded Dolls from a Past that Never Was is a collection of eight delightfully quirky figures made with fun bits of hardware. As a special treat, Andrews McMeel is sharing one of these projects with us: Marveletta O’ Houlihan, pictured above. From the project intro:

Marveletta, the Steampunk Lady, has plenty of natural breeding: her neat little collar, smartly tailored clothing, and exquisitely detailed opera glasses tell you that this is not a girl to be trifled with. She’s not as tough to make as you might imagine – despite her polish and a plethora of well-bred accessories, she rests on a surprisingly solid and simple base, and the apparent complexity comes with the addition of a few details.

SteampunkCover.jpgClick the link below to download the illustrated project instructions. You can see some of the other softie designs from Steampunk Softies over at

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