December 18, 2013 • Crafting
It is a truth universally acknowledged that some of the best parties are birthday parties. Since Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is celebrating 200 years of publication, now seems like a great time to throw a literary birthday party—for the book or for yourself!
December 4, 2013 • Cookbook: Baking, Cookbook: Desserts, Crafting
Welcome to the annual Quirk D.I.Y. Holiday Gift Guide!
Below, you'll see a number of picks from our quirk-tastic catalog. From cookbooks to craftbooks, apps to free eBooks, there's a little bit of something for everyone in here. Click away to learn more about the books!
Interested in featuring one of these on your blog, for your holiday roundup? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your requests! Happy Holidays!
November 11, 2013 • Crafting
While there is nothing better than a day spent reading, sometimes my fingers have a mind of their own and insist on being kept busy. To keep your own digits occupied, pop in an audiobook and try out some of these crochet projects.
Harry Potter fans do not need to be limited to crocheting scarves. (1) The Golden Snitch from Inner Child Crochet is unexpected and is great for the advanced beginner.
If you are looking for something a little more eye catching (2) Luna Lovegood's Earrings from Thread-Bear are just the thing.
Twilight lovers will appreciate (3) the Bella Swan La Push Crochet Hat from Jenn Likes Yarn. This cute topper will keep your head warm while you study up on vampire lore.
Star Wars obsessives must check out (4) the Yub Nub Scoodie from Tiny Purrs. Channel your inner Ewok with this project that is part hoodie, part scarf, and completely clever.
November 6, 2013 • Crafting, Star WarsWhen Quirk unveiled William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher, the DIYer in me couldn’t decide whether I wanted to crochet a Yoda or embroider a Shakespeare quote onto my pillow.For those of you who feel the same, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Shakespeare and Star Wars crafts from around the web. Bonus points if you can find a way to combine them. Perhaps a Death Star vase with a Shakespeare quote etched into it or a Chewbacca doll wearing a ruff? We’ll leave it up to you.DEATH STAR VASES: You’ll never purchase another store-bought vase after you mix your own concrete and pour it in a special Death Star silicone tray. There are also instructions for making Storm Trooper faces that can be used as drawer pulls, magnets, and wall hooks.MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU WALL ART: If you’re not the kind of Star Wars fan to proudly line your shelves with collectibles, this unassuming wall art project is perfect for you. The eye-chart style makes it blend in with your other decor, and the words are applied using Mod Podge and letters printed right from your home computer.ROMEO & JULIET CROSS STITCH: Cross stitching is one of the most traditional ways to display your favorite quotes. This Romeo and Juliet cross stitch was made using a vintage pattern, but if you’re an expert cross-stitcher you could easily stitch your favorite Shakespeare quote.
November 4, 2013 • Crafting
Use leftover cupcake liners and gold glitter to create an easy ornament that will add sparkle to your holidays.