April 5, 2017 • Crafting
Though sunbeams to my windows creep
The benefits of rest I reap
I will remain quite fast asleep,
I will remain quite fast asleep.
- Robert Frost, if he had had a good eye mask
March 22, 2017 • Crafting
If you’re ready to get your geeky hygge on, this cozy reading gear is for you. Wearable blankets have been very popular for the last few years, but a snug-read has all the benefits of a cozy blanket, a hooded sweatshirt, and a thick scarf without the hassle of trying to wear all three at once.
February 17, 2017 • Crafting, Geek
Feel like there’s a restraining bolt on your productivity? Need a hot cup of refreshment to reboot?
It’s important to keep some comforts close at hand while you fight the Empire, and what goes better with a rousing game of holo-chess than a fresh pot of tea? Keep your tea warm till you’re ready to drink up with this nifty tea cozy modeled on everyone’s favorite* astromech droid: R2-D2.
February 14, 2017 • Zombies, Crafting
Valentine’s Day. The day we celebrate all matters of the heart: love, kindness, hope, and the hunger of the undead. This year decorate for the big day with that oft-forgotten sort of love: the longings of a flesh-starved zombie! Make this garland in festive felt and hang it up anywhere. We can’t say where you’d like to hang it - but draping it over your desk at work, or along the doorway to welcome your true love to dinner sound just perfect for this heart-felt holiday. Here’s our step-by-step guide to make your own!
January 20, 2017 • Crafting, Geek
Magic beans. Crystal shards. Enchanted acorns. Dice.
When one travels through the woods on an epic quest, one has the occasion to carry all manner of tiny trinkets and magical items. To stow them you’ll need something secure but close at hand. A handmade belt pouch is the perfect accessory to keep your items safe (and secret, as the case may be). This pouch has a rough-hewn handmade look to it, so each one you make will be a little bit different. Here’s how to make your own.
January 12, 2017 • Crafting, Fiction, Fiction: Ben Winters, Geek
Ah, Instagram. A great place to share what you’re up to, what you’re into, and how it’s all going. But how do you capture a decidedly in-person experience like reading on the small, captioned, and hashtagged screen? First, some general Instagram tips: