Series: Crafting Geeky

Crafting Geeky: Shiny, Captain!

Geeky crafting. We’ve all seen it and thought to ourselves, I wish I could do that. I have never been creative or artsy, but scrolling through Pinterest and even Imgur has inundated me with images of doable crafts that would express my geeky nature. But what do I do and where do I start? The world of crafting is vast and the possibilities are endless; so I decided to start with what I know, cross-stitching. My mother is and has always been a crafty lady. She stitches, crochets, knits, scrapbooks, you name it. During my childhood, she took great...

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Crafting Geeky: Oh My God Becky…

After successful completion of my very first task, I decided lyrics were a great second task. As our favourite space-viking would say, “Another!” I had come across some pictures of other original ideas and found one that I thought was perfect for my friend, lyrics from Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back. I entered the lyrics into the generator and kept a picture of the original for reference, mostly because it had an adorable anaconda at the bottom that I wanted to copy. I chose my colours and off I went. I used the same paper as the first project...

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Crafting Geeky: Damnit Jim!

Etsy is a cross-stitcher’s best friend, if you don’t mind paying a few dollars here or there for patterns. I decided to move on to an actual pattern as designed by someone else with all the details laid out, maybe I would get my spacing right (spoiler alert: I didn’t). Searching the multitude of patterns on Etsy, I settled on a Star Trek themed one for my good friend. Specifically, I knew that she loved Bones, so this pattern was beyond perfect. I went to my local Michaels to pick up the colours I didn’t have and bought some...

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Crafting Geeky: Clench Up Legolas

If you know me (heck, even if you don’t), you know I love all things Hawk. My obsession with Hawkeye in particular began at my very first con, Emerald City 2010. I met Chris Giarrusso, picked up his Mini Marvels, and instantly fell in love. The portrayal was a character that everyone else forgot about or ignored, even when he was a major help. The humour and the pity had me hooked, and I decided then and there that he was my favourite marvel character (aside from a childhood crush on Gambit of course). My geek girls and I...

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