Hell, All! I'm Lady Allison Swanson. I have vague notions of the society name Anezka Archer ("Archie") a steampunk character I created several years ago. My husband, Andrew the Scrimshander, is also a member of the group. The jury is still out on if he will make a forum account.
I've training as a historian and a museum person. I'm a big Sherlock Holmes fan, and am a collector of various bits of Victoriana. I've been into Steampunk since about 2009, when I lived in Chicago. I learned that some of my favorite buildings downtown looked so awesome because they had been built to land zeppelins on, and that was that. I enjoy Steamy literature, music and webshows. My costuming is a bit limited at the moment, but my favorite things to do are to incorporate actual antiques into my prop pieces. I'm working right now on having some basic costuming parts to go with my accessories!
As for crafts, I'm proficient at hand sewing, though I usually use those powers to create Sock Monkeys. I also doodle, write, and help thread needles or hold lights or whatever the Scrimshander needs for his project of the week.
Loved meeting everyone at the 1880s Train, and have loved to be involved since!