June 23

May the bars be in your favor!

Check out this cell phone decorated with adorable chibi Katniss, Gale and Peeta! Everyone seems to be a bit obsessed with bars lately. Can you use your cell phone here…or here…no, maybe just outside of this door and to the left. We go through some weird antics just to be able to send a quick text, tweet or make that important phone call. At least while we wander around like a person possessed trying to find that elusive bar, we can look good.

Can you hear me now? Do I care? My cell phone looks AWESOME!

April 17

ABC (Angry Birds Coffee)

On a recent weekend jaunt to Dublin, my lovely friend Gill was served this cup of amazing in The Art of Coffee, a little coffee shop she stumbled on. Gill assures me it tasted as good as it looked, once she had worked up the nerve to drink the masterpiece!

Coffee shop owner Ruslan recently won the 2012 Irish Latte Art Championship, and so is going on to represent his country in the World Latte Art Championships (who even knew such things existed? Wow!) so I’m sure we all wish him luck.

March 28

Plants vs. Zombies vs. Santa

I wish I had a tutorial to offer you, but I don’t. Here’s the (awesome) scoop anyway: This dude, Sean, has an apparently crafty and fabulous mother. He told her that he and his girlfriend were into Plants vs. Zombies shortly before Christmas. She made them these delightful stockings. He shared the story on Reddit, and it was subsequently tweeted by PopCap’s Director of Editorial and Social Media, Jeff Green. Who thought they were socks, before being corrected by much of the twitterverse. And now I share it with you. Enjoy.

February 19

Internet Plushies

It’s no secret that I’m addicted to pretty much every social networking site out there (Twitter being my personal brand of obsession).

Another one of my addictions? Pillows. Or at least things that are snuggly.

Nerdcuddle on Etsy makes adorable internet themed pillows. Now if someone asks if you have a Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or Skype account you can just hold up your pillow and show which networking site is your personal addiction.

If networking sites aren’t your cup of tea, she also has a Zelda Triforce pillow and an Android themed pillow.

January 3

Tutorial Tuesday: Angry Birds Pig Plushie

crafters love angry birds… FACT

Craftster user Miss Jols shares with us a tutorial on how to make the bad guy we love to hate (but secretly love to love, and would love to squoosh!) out of green fleece!

Don’t pretend you wouldn’t make 6 of them, pile them up in the corner and throw stuff at them until you’d knocked them all over…  no? … just me then …

December 29

“Having a luck dragon with you is the only way to go on a quest!”

Ohhh, you guys, you are not going to believe this! I found an eReader/tablet cover that looks like the book from The Neverending Story! (Am I dating myself, here? I hope not. I loved that movie when I was a kid and can still quote large swaths of it from memory.)

The cover is made by GrimcatProductions, on Etsy, and it is delightful! As the product description says, “Modern digital book readers and tablets can holds thousands and thousands of books – truly a never-ending supply!”

I’d really like to have one of these, but my Sony Reader Pocket Edition already has a very pretty case (also from Etsy). You’d better believe this Neverending Story cover is on my wish list if I upgrade, though! And then? Maybe I’ll finally read the book. (I’m a terrible librarian, sometimes.)