World of Geek Craft Blog Book Tour
Today I want to tell you a little bit about my friend Susan Beal’s other new book, World of Geekcraft (book website here). The book is a nice little collection of all kinds of pop-culture/geek inspired projects, from beading and embroidery to knitting, quilting and cake decorating.
When Susan asked me to contribute to the book, I had geek-worthiness-insecurities. I mean, I”m not that geeky! I’m definitely a dork and a nerd, but just not the type to fawn over tv shows and movies; or maybe, just not the ones that traditionally draw the following. However, flipping through the book reminded me that I DO have an inner geek and she loves these projects! I just want to share a few with you.
First, let’s get my blatant self promotion out of the way. I made this Trio of Tribbles (after the Trouble with Tribbles episode of Star Trek). I really can see no better use for furry yarn, Susan and I both dug out some of our neglected furry collection to create these. It’s a quick, fun project. No, they don’t actually do anything. But they’re funny and if you know a Trekkie, I think they’d get a kick out of them. I just love the photo of them on the bed–better than a mint, don’t you think?
I also swooned over this Oregon Trail cross stitch project by John Lohman. I’d all but forgotten about Oregon Trail! As the kid who was not allowed to have video games, this computer game was the closest I got–and we got to play it as part of school! Remember how frustrating it was when you got dysentery and had to start over? Fun. I can’t believe how much computers have changed since I was a kid.
Another amazing project is this Buffy Fuse Bead Portrait made by Shayne Rioux. I never got into Buffy–never tried, really—but wow, I love a good Perler Bead craft and I can imagine how many meditative hours I could spend on something like this. Actually, maybe I could make a Perler Bead Oregon Trail design and fuse both project ideas.
There’s so much more in the book, and if you are a geek (or “have a friend “who is a geek who might enjoy the book)–I think this would be a welcome addition to their shelf. If they (you) can find room among the DVDs, that is. I’m giving away a copy of this book to one lucky reader–comment with one of your geeky obsessions for a chance to win! I’ll leave comments open till Sunday evening, 5/9/11.