November 22

Meet The Woman With 50 Mustaches

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This takes “Movember” to a whole new level! This old-timey gentleman is actually Dallas photographer S. Van Lokey…a modern day woman. For the second year in a row, the short-haired, part-time office manager has been transforming herself into old-timey mustached men with the help of black face paint, some hair gel, a few props and an iPhone. She shoots hundreds of photos in slightly different poses and picks her favorites to make her Facebook profile picture throughout the month. She recently shared some of them on CNN iReport with the headline, “Just a crazy woman wearing mustaches.”

While some of these mustached-characters may look familiar, most aren’t based on real people though Lokey draws inspiration from her Italian family and old photographs she finds online. She estimates she owns more than 50 mustaches of varying thicknesses, her favorite being the big and bushy style.

For those who don’t know, Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and other male cancers, and associated charities. The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health.”

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November 22

Mom Draws Geektastic Pop Culture Artwork on Her Children’s Lunch Bags Every Day

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Each day, Christy Kilgore of eastern Illinois likes to bring a little sunlight in her children’s life by drawing pop culture artwork on the lunch bags they bring to school. She’s been doing this for about a year now and uses regular colored pencils, sharpies, and crayola markers to create her art. Be sure to check out the original posting, check her out on Instagram (linked above from her name), or follow her on Twitter to see more of her work.

I’m jealous…I need someone to pack a lunch for me everyday and draw on my lunch bags!

November 21

Gift A Geek: Geeky Ornaments

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The Holidays are coming! The Holidays!  Currently its early enough that you can still make something, or get gifts to decorate for the holidays. So we are going to start with geeky ornaments. Hallmark is surprisingly good at this, but we have so many options, from making to buying. And its not too late to start making!

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For the Geek Crafter/Soon to Be Crafter

 

For the Geek Shopper

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I’ve put together a treasury list of a variety of geeky ornaments one can find from a variety of sellers on Etsy. They are  a mix of shapes, styles, and fandoms and nearly all the shops cover more than the fandom pictured. So I would say give it a click through and enjoy.

 

November 19

Looking for Writers!

Hello!

I’m trying to get everything lined up to make Geek Crafts better than ever! If you would like to be a writer, send me a mock post at geekcrafts@gmail.com. Find any geek crafty item and write a post about it. Even if you’ve sent one before, feel free to send it again so I can keep this party going!! There’s no pay for this position, but you do get bragging rights!

What this would mean: I would need you to commit to posting at least once a week, have functional knowledge of WordPress including how to upload media, and proof-reading is the ultimate skill I require you to have.

So what are you waiting for? Hit me with your best shot and you may get to join the Geek Crafts team!!

And because who likes text only posts, I  give you this:

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I spoil you.

Stay Awesome,

Redd

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November 19

Mithril & Mathoms on Etsy Giveaway!

Update: Congrats to Kate! Denise will be in touch!

Hello friends!

Today I come bearing an awesome giveaway from Mithril & Mathoms on Etsy! Denise has generously offered up one of her new items:  a map of Middle Earth transcribed in Tengwar. It took her a year to get it to its full glory and it was clearly worth it.

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She is even sweetening the pot with a necklace as well! These fun necklaces are available in your favourite locations, you can pick any location in Middle Earth that you’d like!

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How do you get in on this? Easy! Follow Mithril & Mathoms on Facebook,  share her page with your friends, and then come on back and comment with your e-mail address for your entry. If you don’t leave an e-mail, I can’t send you your stuff, so be sure to include it! You have until noon ET on Saturday to enter so let the liking begin!

 

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