GeekCraft Friday #3. This one’s for the literary nerd.

07/20/2012 at 8:35 am 4 comments

Before I get to the geeky craft goodness, I’d like to say that I finally got sucked into Pinterest, thanks to my friend Megan.  If you’re interested, I have a wedding board, a fashion board, and a most relevant to this blog’s interest, a crafty stuff board. Those last two don’t have much in them yet, but I’m sure I’ll add more soon, Plus, the wedding one has a lot of crafty stuff in it at the moment.

Moving on to GeekCraft Friday the 3rd!

This is getting to be a dangerous blog project for me, because I want to buy everything I see.  But I’m exercising self-control and refraining from purchasing everything. I make no promises for the future though.

Speaking of promises, last time I said no Loki next week, and I’m keeping true to that. 😛

This first Etsy shop, ptierneydesigns, has a very special place in my heart. I am most definitely a book nerd, among other things, and this shop has projects relating to two of my favorite literary works of all time.  In fact, I found this store originally after searching for Nero Wolfe on Etsy. (If you are unfamiliar with Nero Wolfe, I highly suggest you educate yourself, particularly if you enjoy mysteries and humor.) The Nero Wolfe showed me two things: a) that a lot of people sell Nero Wolfe “vintage” paperbacks (and it would never have occurred to me to look on Etsy for the few that I’m missing) and b) this stunning decorative pin with various Nero Wolfe charms on it.  My first thought (other than “I want that!”) was that I’d love to have these charms as stitch markers for knitting/crochet.  She also has a great pair of Nero Wolfe earrings. I have no idea where I would wear them, but they’re also great.

When I visited the shop, I also found an awesome amount of Dracula items— movie references rather than the book itself, but hey, I’ll take it. The items include a Dracula pin and earrings, similar to the Nero Wolfe ones already described. There are also a bunch of really nice charm bracelets with “dark” themes (which, again, just make me think of stitch markers…one track mind, I’ve got) .

What I think is the coolest item on the site, because it’s customizeable* is this typewriter pin:

(*spellcheck is telling me that this it not a word, both with and without the first e)

Seen here with a quote from The Maltese Falcon (love her taste in mysteries!), you can get a custom pin with any quote that you’d like on it up to 145 characters, making this the perfect gift for book nerds of all types.  I am very tempted to get one with my favorite Dresden Files quote on it.  (I’d get strange looks at work, but it would be worth it.)  Or any number of Nero Wolfe quotes such as “The police will receive no sandwiches!” Or “‘What passed between you on Friday night?’ “Corn. Corn passed between us.'” (That last one, you probably need context for, but hey, if you’re going to confuse people anyway, you may as well go all the way.)

The second shop for today, SewKawaiiStudio, makes great Kindle/iPad cases.  There’s an awesome vintage monsters one (which includes Dracula), some vintage comic book designs, PacMan, and this great Space Invaders one.  Makes me wish I could sew better.  I actually considered buying some of her Kindle cases, but ended up making my own. It’s just a sleeve though, so perhaps I’ll get one of these eventually. Of course, I need to stop buying things from every cool geeky shop I see.  Or maybe I’ll wake up one day able to sew like my Mom–OK, that’s probably not going to happen. But maybe FindXDesigns will have a class, and I can learn how to operate a sewing machine properly.  Still unlikely, but more possible. 🙂


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. kalfury  |  07/20/2012 at 8:38 am

    I’m new to pinterest too, and I thought I wouldn’t get the point of it, but I’m loving it too!

    • 2. visuallyilliterate  |  07/20/2012 at 8:50 am

      Seriously, I just joined yesterday and I was all over it in no time!

  • 3. crayonsandmilk  |  07/20/2012 at 2:30 pm

    I saw your comment on jaguarpython’s blog! GO KNITTERS!!!!! That guy or girl who wrote that post was very rude and insulting indeed!!!

  • […] One of last week’s shops, ptierneydesigns was actually inspired by my last post. I commented that I thought her charms would […]


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