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April 19

Hunger Games Friday Treasury

hunger games etsy treasuryMay the odds be ever in your favour!

The second film in the Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire, isn’t coming out until November 20th, but I am already itching for it!! Catching Fire was my favourite book in the trilogy, and hopefully the film won’t disappoint! So in eager anticipation, here are some of my favourite Hunger Games crafts from Etsy. I especially love the paper cut out of Katniss and Rue (top row, third from the left). As always, click on the picture to visit the treasury! Enjoy!

 

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March 24

Let the Games Begin…

Let the Games Begin... And with the opening of the new Hunger Games movie, based on the book, of the same name, they have. I may be one of the few people left who have not read the books yet but I recognize the symbols from it after all the publicity surrounding it.

I also recognize hand crafting talent and these pieces definitely fall in that category. A stenciled shirt and polymer pins bearing the Mockingjay symbol hat people have come to know from this series. The work of Miss K, daughter of PJCrafty, her mother who is very talented as well, the pins and shirt are just a few of the fandom items she has created in the past couple of years.

I do believe, the odds will always be in her favor with this kind of crafty talent.

January 3

Hunger Games Afghans

Are you as excited about the first installment of the Hunger Games movies coming out in just under 3 months?  My geeky love for literature about dystopian worlds had me eating up the Hunger Games.  I stumbled upon this great pattern for afghans based on each of the books on the Hunger Games Down With the Capitol site (They also have a slew of other craft patterns pertaining to Hunger Games too!). Perhaps something to keep you cozy in the theater?

 

 

 

 

 

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March 13

Pac-Man Week: “The Secret History of Video Games: Pac Gentleman”

The Secret History of Video Games: Pac GentlemanI think the artists, Doktor A., statement says it all:

“When this game was first released in 1880 it was so hugely popular in taverns and inns that the bank of England was forced to mint more threepenny bits to keep up with demand. The game was created by messrs Nam & Nam and Co. as a novelty pastime for the masses. Outdoing the previous top public house game of Shove Ha’penny. “

December 18

Yub Nub Scoodie

In just a day, I’m going away for Christmas. I’ll be leaving a place that’s currently 66 degrees and going to a place that’s -5 degrees. As a project to help pass the time on my flights, and something to keep me warm once I’m there, I’ll be crocheting Kristen Stevenson’s Yub Nub (Ewok hood) scoodie. This is a free pattern on Ravelry, but you will need to make a username and password to get it.

I am going to make one change to it though. Kristen has directions on how to make the Ewok ears. However, I’m going to find a thrift store once I get a chance, buy a really nice looking teddy bear, and cut off his ears to attach to the hood, for just a touch more realism.

And if you aren’t familiar with the Ewoks, they are a fictional race of small, mammaloid bipeds that appear in the Star Wars universe. They are hunter-gatherers resembling teddy bears that inhabit the forest moon of Endor and live in various arboreal huts and other simple dwellings. They first appeared in the 1983 film Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi, and have since appeared in two made-for-television films, Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984) and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985), as well as a short-lived animated series and several books and games.

Merry Christmas, everyone!