The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick have kicked off a writer's-block-busting initiative to build community among geeky female bloggers called 5 Fandom Friday.
"The basic idea of 5 Fandom Fridays is to write a weekly Friday blog post in the form of a top 5 list based on a predetermined topic. It'll give your readers a deeper insight into your fandoms and your blogging personality. It's a great way to avoid bloggers block and sleep well knowing that you have at least 4-5 planned posts for the month."
I haven't been keeping up with the topics like I would have liked, but thought I would jump back in and just pick a topic from the archive: "Presents I Want Santa To Bring Me."
In my previous 5 Fandom Friday post, I wrote about five geek clothing items I covet. I have quite a few geek shirts on my Christmas wish list as well, but thought I would share some items from my other, non-geek "fandom" - handmade things. As a maker myself, I appreciate the love and care that goes into handmade gifts, and try to Buy Handmade whenever I can, if I don't use my crafting super powers to make the gift myself. I have my eye on a number of lovely items...
1. First Up, this spoon cuff bracelet is made by a local duo, Hangups in KC, that specializes in making things from repurposed materials. I love so many of their pieces, and think this bracelet would go with so many outfits. I also got my daughter a little something from their shop, the purchase of which benefitted Band of Angels KC. Handmade in KC for the win!
2. Next up is a silk screened tee version of the Tree of Gondor, from Hobbit/Lord of the Rings, by Library of Shirt. It's a subtle geek reference that appeals to me.
3. These festive hand-beaded earrings by Rachel's Cure by Design are aptly named, "Holiday Cheer," and proceeds benefit diabetes research via JDRF. I already got the "Holidaze" bracelet, and these earrings would make a cute matched set.
4. I love this rosemaling apron by ClarePackages. Rosemaling is a traditional Scandinavian painting style that my mother-in-law (Norwegian by heritage) introduced me to, and I just love it. It also ties to my own Swedish heritage. We have several rosemaling pieces in our home, and this apron would be lovely to wear as I do Christmas dinner prep.
5. Yes, another apron, but I go through a couple as I do my Christmas cooking (we host 12-15 people every year - it's quite a feast!). This apron by PaperplaneC is a nod to Sherlock's wallpaper - another subtly geeky reference.
OK, so I did manage to get a few geeky fandom references into my otherwise handmade-fandom list. I call that a win!
Digi-scrap credits for the image above:
Template: The Missing Digi Files Template #13
Background papers: Digital Freebies Be Merry kit, papers 2, 4 & 5, by Tracy Scherrer, RetroDiva
Journal tag: Digital Freebies Shiny Brite kit, by Tracy Scherrer, RetroDiva