November 11, 2014 • Cats, Crafting
Projects from Hello Kitty Crochet
Hello Kitty is the probably one of the most famous kitties and the most ubiquitous kitty in our lives, appearing in various forms from pots to instant ramen. Yet, how ingrained is she in your personal life? Do you have anything Hello Kitty related? I mean, we do, what with our Hello Kitty Baking Book and Crochet book that came out last month. If not, here’s our guide to Hello Kitty-fy your own daily routine.
Breakfast: There’s no better way to start off your day with a serving of pancakes so why not make Hello Kitty pancakes? You can either draw your Hello Kitty pancakes using a squeeze bottle filled with pancake batter or use a metal Hello Kitty cookie cutter as a mold to shape your pancakes.
November 4, 2014 • Crafting
The weather is getting colder, which means scarf season is almost upon us. But you're bored with the usual fare--single-color pashminas with tassled ends, chunky crocheted infinity scarves. You want something fun, something different. Well, have we got the scarves for you.
October 28, 2014 • Crafting, Geek
There’s certainly no shortage of science fiction and fantasy-inspired crafts on the internet, and it can sometimes be hard to make heads or tails of the offerings. Would it be better to create a felt Triffid, or embroider a map of Middle Earth? Would heading to a pottery studio to make a replica pensieve be a good use of your time? Or how about a papier maché Nautilus?
The choices is intimidating, so to streamline the process and get your crafting as soon as possible, here is a selection of sci fi and fantasy-inspired cross stitch patterns that are great for beginners.
October 27, 2014 • Classics, Crafting, ZombiesSeveral years ago, prior to San Diego Comic Con, I made an offhand comment to my friend Jason Rekulak (Quirk's publisher) offering to dress up as Elizabeth from Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, thinking it would be fun having a Quirk character roaming the show floor. There was a pause, then the question “would you really?” Heck yea! How hard could it be? I mean who doesn’t love dressing up?Putting together a fun costume doesn’t necessarily require a large financial investment; all it takes is a little creativity. After a few quick searches online and I had a pretty good idea of what was needed to pull this off.
October 24, 2014 • Cookbook: Desserts, Crafting
It's here, you guys! It's finally here!
Tomorrow kicks off the first ever Hello Kitty Reading Day, a celebration of Hello Kitty's 40th anniversary and the great books published around her. A lot of other publishers are playing along, including Abrams, Penguin, Perfect Square, Priddy Books, Sourcebooks, and, of course, us! Brett dished out all the details in this post a few weeks ago.
October 21, 2014 • Crafting, Tarot Cards
Of course it’s awesome to dress up as your favorite book character for Halloween, but why not take things a step further and use the pages themselves to craft up an outfit? Here are seven sorta-spooky DIYs for wearing your bookish heart on your sleeve this October 31.