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Let’s Get Geeky and Crafty

By Twistie

As I noted in yesterday’s post, the world of sci-fi seems to have little appreciation for crafts. But I’ve also noticed that crafters as a species do seem to have a lot of use for sci-fi and other speculative creativity. In fact, there’s a super-cool blog called Geek Crafts that’s dedicated to the intersection of geekery and crafting. If you haven’t ever been, go check it out now. Go on. I’ll wait.

Cool, isn’t it?

And as you can see from the illustration at the top of this post, Susan Beal, who writes for Geek Crafts, has written a book of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and gaming-related craft projects for you or the crafty geek in your life.

Whether you’re looking to make your own Tribbles, do a portrait of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in perler beads, do a needle-felted mobile of the solar system, or create terrariums of Star Wars characters in their natural habitats, this is the book for you. Whether your geek poison is Harry Potter, Super Mario Brothers, Firefly, Lost, D&D, or The Day the Earth Stood Still, you’ll find a project about your favorite geek fix. Knit? Crochet? Sew? Needlepoint? Cross stitch? Mosaic? Make jewelry? Yeah, this book has got you covered.

The projects are even sorted by level of difficulty into: Not a Jedi Yet, One Up, and Warp Speed. In the vernacular, I squeed.

Oh, and did I mention this book is available at Amazon for a mere $13.57? That’s more than a six-dollar savings off the list price of $19.95.

Frankly, I consider it worth the price just to get to stare at the picture of this cool Morse code quilt:

 If you can read Morse code, you’ll discover a quote from Albert Einstein on it. And if you can’t read Morse code, it’s still an attractive, warm quilt. Win win!

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