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Make A Battle Plan To Survive the Holidays

Worried About the Holidays? What a silly question. Of course the holidays are rife with anxiety, the recent election not withstanding. Well, there’s not much I can do to help y’all survive the impending Trumpacalypse.  However, I can help you rally the troops to soldier on successfully through the holiday season. It’s true, the holidays […]

10 Halloween Door Decor Ideas That Will Haunt You

Decorate Your Door – Inside AND Out! I rounded up some great ideas to get you started on a Halloween costume, and some awesome tutorials for you to try your hand at indoor decorations too. This week I thought I’d get your imagination started on some indoor/outdoor friendly Halloween door decor ideas.  If you live […]

Halloween Pillow Decoration

8 Eerily Easy Halloween Decoration Ideas

Spooky and Simple Halloween Decorations If you’re at all like me, you’re already planning your Halloween costume! But what about your home? There are tons of decorating ideas out there, and I’ve gathered 8 super simple, DIY, Halloween decorations that anybody can make, especially on a budget. 1. DIY Halloween Hoop Art This is an excellent […]

Your Ultimate Convention and Cosplay Checklist

Convention season has arrived (at least for me it has!), and you want to be prepared for the best con experience possible.  Whether you’re cosplaying or going as your awesome self, here are a few tips to make your con adventures fantastic. Plus, I’ve created a checklist you can download: Your Ultimate Con Checklist! Do you […]

Bicycles, Pocket Watches, and a Dapper Octopus

What the heck do bicycles, pocket watches, and a dapper octopus have in common, you ask? My new fabric design collection on Spoonflower! I’m having all sorts of fun putting hats on sea creatures and collaging with different Victorian etchings. Be sure to check out the collection and all my other fabric designs in my Spoonflower […]

What To Do With An 8″ Fabric Sample From Spoonflower

One of the best things about designing my own fabrics and getting them printed through Spoonflower, is that I can order as little as an 8″ square sample of fabric from them.  In fact that’s what I do when I’m designing a new collection.  Samples cost $5, and can even cost a little less if […]

Make Your Own Monstrously Cute Coin Purse!

I’m always looking for new and fun ideas to experiment with, and when I saw a version of this little guy on Pinterest (you can find the pin on my Geek Crafts Board), but there wasn’t a tutorial or pattern to go with him. So, I made up a tutorial and now you can make […]

Sharknado 3: Oh, hell YES!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It’s nearly upon us: Sharknado 3! And if you know me at all, you know I have a deep, abiding love for cheese-wheaty monster movies. They’re mindless, ridiculous, ridicule-worthy entertainment, and the Sharknado series is no exception.  To help you all get ready for the Sharknado 3 premiere, I’ve rounded up […]

Doctor Cosplay

Girly Doctor Who Costume Idea, Anyone?

  You don’t have to be an expert seamstress to come up with some awesome Halloween costumes.  I was just thinking about my favorite Doctor, and I thought it would be fun to share some ideas on making your own (no-sewing-needed) 10th Doctor Who Halloween costume!   First off, in the picture I’ve “dressed” it […]

Free Halloween Trick or Treat Bag Pattern!

I’m super excited to share with you a fun little trick-or-treat bag with a zombie face!  I hope you have a great time making it!  So go ahead and download the pattern and instructions (I had to break the instructions into smaller parts for uploading purposes, but don’t freak out that there are five parts–they’re […]