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!
For the Geek Crafter/Soon to Be Crafter –
For the Geek Shopper –
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.
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 email@example.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:
I spoil you.
Update: Congrats to Kate! Denise will be in touch!
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.
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!
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!
Pauly and I have been binge-watching Supernatural on Netflix. We’re on season 4 now, what took us so long to jump on board? As usual, be sure to click through to the treasury so you can check out the items. Who’s your favourite character?
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.
Step into many retail outlets these days, and you’re likely to met with visions of gingerbread-spiced this, and holiday-bedecked that. The countdown to Christmas is on! But leave it to a geek blogger to put a Doctor Who spin on that! Natalie at Doodlecraft is hip deep in a crafty countdown – “Like the ’12 Days of Christmas’…but for Doctor Who!” – posting a different Doctor Who craft every day!
She is drawing inspiration from across the full history of the beloved series, starting with blue crystal signet jewelry inspired by the first Doctor, William Hartnett, through Tom Baker’s iconic scarf (see above), and a patchwork bean bag warmer ode to Collin Baker (the 6th Doctor). But that’s not all – be sure to check out her Doctor Who tag for the full lineup of crafts, PLUS her round-up of 73 Doctor Who crafts from this summer! Doctor Who craft bonanza!!
Another item of note: I stumbled upon Natalie’s countdown via the Celestial Craftmakers Facebook group. If you’re into Doctor Who crafts, you may want to check it out!