Thursday, July 29, 2010
I'm sure this will come as a shock to you, but I'm kind of a big DIY fan.
Please, please, contain yourselves.
I'm not, however, a DIY just for DIY's sake kind of DIYer. If it's easier, cheaper, and more fun to just buy it, then I'll probably just buy it. That's why I'll never make my own underwear. :)
That said, will I dismantle a too-big guy's Ghostbusters tee and then move the shoulder seams in and sew the whole thing back together so it custom fits me? Of course I will. Why? Because I... [standing proudly, hands on hips]... am a geek. With a serger. Which is used exclusively for re-sizing geek shirts. And I'm proud of that.
Needless to say, just about any geeky craft project gets me get all giggly and snorty while pushing my glasses up and stuff. If you're in the same
shuttlecraft, then I think you might enjoy these, too:
Poppies are my favorite flowers, so of course I adore these. I also love the combination of geek (wearing headphones) and girly (wearing flowers in your hair..er...ears).
And if your headphone wires are always getting tangled, LauPre has a solution for that, too:
Easy instructions and more pics here. Check out her blog for lots of other fun projects, too.
Also check the Geek Craft pool on Flickr for inspiration and eye candy. I'm especially enamored with the "bead sprites" made by user RedHerring1up:
They're made with little round beads! As a sometimes cross-stitcher, I adore this look and now must try it. Any of you do this? Have any tips? How do I get started?
And speaking of cross stitch, check out this adorableness:
And one more gamer goody:
And finally (for now) Amber Burns gets the Awesome Geeky Mom award for making her kids these fun Mario hats:
By the way, I'm loving all your e-mails - keep 'em coming! I'm afraid I can't answer every one, but your links and photos are a little slice of nerd heaven for me. I'll also be featuring more of your projects and collections from time to time, so if you think I'll like it, share it!
So tell me, craft geeks, where do you go to get your craft on? Any favorite sites? Tell me in the comments! (I'll start: for t-shirt & clothing reconstruction, I like What The Craft, Craftster, and I just found Recycled Crafts, which looks awesome.)
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