I'm today's stop on the blog tour for Susan Beal's newest book, World of Geekcraft, Step-by-step Instructions for 25 Super-Cool Craft Projects. I'm going to begin by saying that Susan Beal is a crafting superstar. Truly! I am in awe of all this woman does. She's the author of Modern Log Cabin Quilting, Bead Simple, Button It Up and writes for many publications including Craft and Stitch. All of her books take a fresh approach to crafting and World of Geekcraft is no different.
This book is a ton of fun. I don't really consider myself all that geeky – I never played D&D and I wasn't a big Star Trek buff. But when I got my hands on World of Geekcraft, I realized that there must be a little bit of geek in me because these projects spoke to me. The book takes all your favorite geeky loves and gives you a craft to make for them. The projects are done in different media – cross stitch, sewing, cake decorating, painting, beading and more. They also cover the widest range of geeky games, books and shows – everything from old school favorites like Star Wars, Mario and Dungeons and Dragons to more recent geek loves like Harry Potter and Lost. There is really a project for you, or someone you know, in this book.
My favorites include:
The Coraline sewing kit – I know one 11 year old that would LOVE to have this.
The Choose-Your-Own Geekery Coffee Sleeves – you could make one of these for any geek affiliation you have.
Susan and Chronicle Books have graciously offered a copy of the World of Geekcraft to one of my readers. If you are interested in winning, leave a comment on this post by Sunday night at 5:00 p.m. EST. I'll use the random number generator to pick a winner.
I'm still plugging away at the Kids Clothing Week Challenge and my other to-do list. I'll be back with a report on that over the weekend. See you then.