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!

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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November 16

Katniss Everdeen Cowl Wrap

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My_RubySlippers of Aurora, IL posted her version of Katniss Everdeen’s cowl wrap over at Craftster.

She used a #6 super bulky yarn from Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in #123 Oatmeal The S/M size took just under three skeins, and she only spent about $12-15 total on it. An added bonus for My_RubySlippers: she is also an archer and the design works well and stays put while staying out of the way, while out shooting some arrows.

She has her pattern available for sale in her Etsy shop, Orange September, for anyone that’s interested. This fun and trendy cowl is seamless and reversible. The armhole can be left or right, and cowl can be worn over a shirt, sweater, or jacket. Instructions given for two size ranges, S/M (formerly One-Size Fits Most) and L/XL. It will also stretch to fit a range of sizes when crocheted with recommended yarn and hook size, and matching the gauge.