Tag Archives: Crafting

Tuesday’s Treasury: It came from outer space…

28 May

Both my husband and father love astronomy and astrophysics. I enjoy space-related things too, but I’ve sat through many an episode of The Universe where I thought my head would explode trying to understand String Theory and quantum mechanics. If you also have a space-lover in your life, or happen to be one, check out the treasury below for out of this world handmade awesomeness.


Retro Atari Asteroids (Star …

$14.99

Planets Necklace Solar Syste…

$32

White Stars Garland – Outer …

$20

ROpot ambOT — toy RAYGUN th…

$40

Pastel Planets – Matted 8×10…

$18

2013 Moon Calendar in OBSIDI…

$15

Adult Cosmic Galaxy Shirt – …

$25

Dad, Out of this World, Met…

$48

Tiny Astronaut Space Explore…

$17

Retro Rockets to the Moon – …

$130

Asteroids Hand Cut black sil…

$10

Alien skeleton pendant – ste…

$695

Spacey Bow Tie

$25

They’re Here/ Sterling…

$42

Mars planet solar system vin…

$17

4 oz. STAR JAR // upcycled c…

$30

Tuesday’s Treasury: Dig it!

14 May

Mining games seem to be all the rage right now. Everyone knows and loves Minecraft, but there are other equally awesome but lesser known mining/crafting games out there too, such as Terraria, Miner Dig Deep!, Total Miner, and probably others that I haven’t played. These games are absurdly addictive, whether your obsession is building a bigger and better castle, slaughtering zombies or searching for those elusive diamonds.

In today’s treasury, get ready to leave your colorful, pixellated overworld, craft yourself some awesome tools, and dig deep! But watch out, zombies and other enemies are lurking below the surface. If you survive, you may just find the treasure you’re looking for…


Cubeland

$40

Perler Bunny – Terraria

$3

Handmade Creeper Queen Size …

$280

8-Bit Fireplace Art

$80

Minecraft Crafting Table

$25

Hair Axe Durin Mint Swirl an…

$41

Miniature pickaxe (pick axe)…

$29

GRAVE DIGGER-silver shovel n…

$62

Dig it – Terraria Pin/Magne…

$7

Steampunk Goth Victorian Lea…

$300

Sedona Red Dirt Necklace – E…

$38

Bloody Zombie With Ripped Ja…

$48

Handcrafted “Warface&qu…

$625

Art Glass Gold Nugget Glass …

$20

Exotic- ocean green and blue…

$690

Minecraft Diamond-Paper Tile…

$95

Tuesday’s Treasury: Guys and Ghouls

7 May

The first time I heard a psychobilly song was on a Geico commercial of all places. After that, I sent away for a Th’ Legendary Shack*Shakers cd and have been in love with that type of music since. I’ve always been a fan of horror movies, Halloween, and creepiness in general, so it was easy to love other aspects of psychobilly subculture as well.

If you’re a fan of zombies, tattoos, and retro fashion, you might fall in love with it as well. Check out what these amazing Etsy sellers have made!


LORETTA Blue Gingham High Wa…

$62

Monster Handbag with Your Ch…

$125

Zombie Hand Cake Topper

$160

Pick size Green Rose Skull …

$15

Rockabilly Psychobilly Pompa…

$45

Rockabilly Psychobilly Pinup…

$5

Two Custom color True Blood …

$354

Sailor Jerry Cufflinks – Men…

$12.5

Zombie Poppet – A poppet, wh…

$25

Frankenstein coffin shaped a…

$35.9

Men’s work shirt rockabi…

$70

ROCKABILLY Deadite Set – The…

$60

Made To Measure Petal Bust P…

$110

Octopus Woman, Neo-Tradition…

$35

Pick color skull lightning b…

$6.5

Gold Wings pick holder penda…

$539

My Favorite Haunts

17 Apr

I’ve been a member of Etsy and DeviantART for a few years now, and have amassed quite a collection of favorite artists and shops. There are some that I like to visit periodically to see what’s new, because I simply love everything they create and can’t wait to see what they’ll have next. This week I thought I would share some of the artists and crafters I stalk (in a good way!) and maybe they’ll become a favorite of yours as well.

DirtyandDistressed is one of my favorite shops that I have yet to buy something from (eep!). They’re your outpost for the perfect clothing and accessories to complete any post-apocalyptic cosplay.

Men's One of a Kind Radioactive Yellow Dirty and Distressed Wasteland Tank Top by DirtyandDistressed

Men’s One of a Kind Radioactive Yellow Dirty and Distressed Wasteland Tank Top by DirtyandDistressed

Kenneth Fairclough has a gallery of gorgeous environment and character concept art. I would want to play anything that these scenes were used in.

Frost Kingdom by KennethFairclough

Frost Kingdom by KennethFairclough

Discomedusa sells gorgeous and unique gauges for your lobes, as well as regular earrings and rings.

Small Gear Blade Hoop Earrings by discomedusa

Small Gear Blade Hoop Earrings by discomedusa

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Uncommon Objects

10 Apr

There are plenty of traditional forms of art out there that can be used to make awesome and geeky creations. But the artists featured this week have thought outside the box and transformed common, everyday objects and tools into items to help you geek out your living space in an unexpected way.

I never thought of looking for Cthulhu on a spoon, but here he is!

Cthulhu Spoon Set by GreenwoodCreations13

Cthulhu Spoon Set by GreenwoodCreations13

I’m a huge Fallout fan, and although I wouldn’t want my house to look like a Vault (talk about claustrophobic!), this light switch cover is too awesome for words.

Vault Tech Light Switch Plate Cover by CratersideSupplyinc

Vault Tech Light Switch Plate Cover by CratersideSupplyinc

There are some unique lamps out there, but this industrial/found object lamp is certainly at the top. It’s made from iron pipes and a vintage skull vodka bottle. And the rotating faucet is the on/off switch!

Crystal Head Vodka Lamp by newwineoldbottles

Crystal Head Vodka Lamp by newwineoldbottles

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DIY

3 Apr

Working on my own brand of art keeps me busy, but sometime I like to try creating something out of my norm. Tutorials, kits, and patterns are a great way to explore new crafting mediums. Click on the photos below to access the projects and get busy with your own DIY activity.

I love instructables.com – the site is filled with tutorials, printables, and recipes for everything you can imagine. And they’re free!

I’m currently collecting the materials to make this gorgeous tree branch lamp. My mom made a table similar to the stacked branch lamp years ago. I love the rustic look and like the variety of styles shown. It also looks fairly simple to construct.

Rustic Tree Branch Lamp Shades by Muhaiminah Faiz

I know I’m behind in the internet culture because I only recently learned what “Gangnam Style” is. However, my husband plays the song so much now that I’ve become quite familiar with it. I would love to create the PSY paper machine shown below for my husband. It looks like it would take some time to create, but the fact that the little PSY dances would totally make it worth the time and effort.

Gangnam Style Paper Machine by kamibox.de

Gangnam Style Paper Machine by kamibox.de

The project below only takes a couple of items and little time, but is sure to organize any booknerd’s living space. I know I need these for the stacks of books on my floor.

How To Make An Invisible Bookshelf (Without Ruining a Book!) by CaitlynLAG

How To Make An Invisible Bookshelf (Without Ruining a Book!) by CaitlynLAG

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