In honor of World Emoji Day (yes, it’s a thing), I bring you this adorable (and functional) Emoji clutch. Laura Gummerman at A Beautiful Mess has a full tutorial.
While ABM offers a downloadable heart-eyes emoji template, I would think it would be easy enough to come up with your own customization to feature your favorite internet-speak icon. Which one would you choose? Let us know in the comments!
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Some people may think that John Green is just for teenage girls, but I disagree. I think he’s the ultimate nerdfighter, fighting against ‘world suck’. Here are some things based on not only his books but also his vlog.
Don’t forget to be awesome!
It’s been a while since I shared one of my own projects, so I thought I’d share my most recent geekcraft – a Geek Memo Board.
Using this tutorial for How to Make a French Memo Board, I wrapped an 18×24 canvas with batting and fabric and stapled it to the frame, and added ribbon and buttons. Knowing most of my memorabilia was space-themed, I used this fun fabric from Jo-Ann that had a blue swirly background with little stars.
Once I had the board all assembled (it took maybe an hour), I added my geek fandom references:
I have this memo board on my desk at work where I can gaze upon its geeky loveliness often. What geeky homages do you have at your desk/cube at work or home office?
Anyone who reads my posts here know that I love Tardar Sauce (aka Grumpy Cat). I Sew Cute, from Ohio, posted a great Craftster tutorial on how to make Grumpy Cat “Skrinky Dink” earrings, and the process is simple enough that the steps can be transferred to making any kind of characters into earrings (I’m thinking some Zachary Quinto Spock earrings might be cool to have!).
And despite working with the oven, this could be a good craft to do with your younger girls, by having them pick their subject and doing the cutting themselves.
Everyone’s favorite internet cat, Tardar Sauce, aka Grumpy Cat, returns to Geek Crafts! Now, she’s been crocheted into a grumpy amigurumi toy.
Created by Npantz22, has Grumpy’s crochet pattern for sale at her Etsy shop. This pattern makes a doll about 6 inches tall.
About one million years ago I cross-stitched a whole bunch of forum smileys/emoticons and attached them to note cards for a massive Internet forum-based snail mail exchange. At the time I was pretty sure that what I was doing was ridiculous, but I was having fun, and these were only people on the Internet anyway, so who cared, right?!
Today I received the nicest letter from one of the recipients that I’ve actually kept in touch with after all these years. In it, he explained that crafting had never occurred to him before he received my card, but that he loved it so much he tried out cross-stitch for himself (he actually sent me his first attempt – a Half-Life lambda icon), and that led to him trying out other crafts and projects from knitting, to papercraft, to electronics, and beyond!
So really what I wanted to share with you today was the thought that even though I was sure my little cross-stitch pixel-art cards were daft, they actually inspired someone out there to explore their own creativity, and that is AWESOME.
So keep crafting, folks – inspire away! And you know, looking back I reckon those emoticon cards were actually a pretty cool idea. If I do say so myself :)