• Nerd Life

    A Good Weekend

    So I had a really fun and nerdy weekend. For starters Friday, May 4th, was Star Wars Day. This is an excellent holiday because not only can we celebrate our Star Wars love, but it involved a bad pun. (May the Fourth be with you!) So I had to weird my coworkers out with my nerd pride. These pendant necklaces are easy and so addictive, so I made a Bossk and a Jedi necklace to wear. I love Bossk and his incredibly obnoxious and mildly creepy speaking mannerisms. The Hello Boba Fett necklace is from HelloWars on Etsy. (And I should not have gone over there to get the link…

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    The Nerdy Magpie

    I may have discovered a new addiction. Saturday, April 28th, was International Charm Day. To celebrate, the April Make Out with Crown Town Handmade was an assortment of different charms to make and take. We made charms from shrink plastic, resin-style ones with coin charms and diamond glaze, and clusters of pretty beads to dangle. So fun! Of course I got home and had to think up my own fun project to do. I decided to finally work on something I’d be kicking around for awhile: decopouged wooden pendants. Yes, obviously they’re nerdy. Between sales at my local comic shops and attending conventions, I have a sizeable stack of comics that…

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    Nerdsday – Give Thanks

    This was going to be my Nerdsday post for Thanksgiving, but I ended up not having access to the blog over the long weekend and then having to dig into customs and now it’s like halfway to Christmas but I am posting it anyway. So there.With this being the “Thanksgiving” post, I wanted to write about something for which I am thankful: being a nerd. Even more than just being a nerd, that nerdiness is seemingly coming into it’s own and being viewed more with appreciation and less with derision. I love being a nerd, I’ve pretty much always loved being a nerd. I was raised by interesting and crafty…

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    Nerdsday – Snuggly Buggly

    As the weather gets cooler for those of us in the Northern hemisphere, I wanted to dedicate this Nerdsday to some fabulously nerdy quilts and blankets. Wrap yourself up and let the geekiness keep you warm. If you’re chilly while playing your favorite video game, you’re totally in luck. There are a ton of 8-bit quilts to be found. The pixelation lends itself perfectly to piecing and you can make the “pixels” as small or as large as you depending on how many squares you think you can sew together before losing your mind. For example, Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson! has started work on a spectacular Space Invaders quilt for her…

  • Conventions and Shows,  Nerd Life

    Nerdsday – NC Comicon Wrap Up

    I spent this past weekend at a comic convention, so this Nerdsay is going to be dedicated to a little con wrap up as well as an opportunity to mention some of the talented and nifty people I got to see. My table tends to end up as what I like to refer to as the “Tower of Plush”. I had some of the same selection I had at the 2011 HeroesCon, but I did add and update a few characters. You can see Harley Quinn tucked in on the left side, as well as the Ninja Turtles keeping watch. Both of these were very well received, so keep an…

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    Nerdsday: In Your Dreams

    Thursdays are now going to be Nerdsdays! I’m going to showcase  nerdy or geeky and probably crafty things that makes my dorky heart fill with glee. I figured I’d start of Nerdsdays with a secret wish that I hold deep in my heart. The wish to own nerdy black velvet paintings. Observe the beauty and majesty that is Inigo Montoya on black velvet. Also, all these other awesome pop culture icons on black velvet. I’ve been a little obsessed with black velvet paintings since probably 10 years ago, when I saw a wonderfully rendered painting of Jesus embracing a semi-truck hanging in a deteriorating mall. If it isn’t obvious, I have incredibly…

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    These are Mr X Stitch’s fault, mostly. He requested Keyboard Cat and it got my going again. I already had a bit of a list going, and darn if I didn’t get a few marked off. Two movies that make me giggle. (Also, come on, what red-blooded American girl doesn’t like a movie with 300 hot men in tiny leather undies?) And horror, the dreaded Tubgirl. Unlike 2 Girls/1 Cup, I was not fortunate enough to avoid this one. It was sprung on me by Bats, and I still agreed to date him. (Instead of the proper reaction, which would have been to beat him to death with my computer…

  • Nerd Life,  Personal,  Plush

    It’s a Zombie Kind of Day

    So I had kind of an awesome today. This morning’s project is above, a little zombie dude. Why did I make a zombie, you may ask? Because I got to see this awesome gentlement this afternoon. That would George Romero, creater of the modern horror movie genre as we know it and director of many outstanding zombie movies. I’m still spazzing out a little. 😀