Geek Gift Guide: Twilight

I’m not going to lie… I’m very conflicted when it comes to Twilight.

On one hand, it just plain makes me angry. The books are poorly written, the story is half-formed, and the main characters are just plain obnoxious.

On the other hand, I love the base elements of the story. (I’ve often been heard to say that in the hands of a better writer, I’d love it unconditionally!) I love many of the supporting characters in the movie – I think the entire Cullen family does a spectacular job, and Bella’s dad is just the sweetest. But most of all, I *love* all the imagery (and knits!) it inspires! Combining Native American legends, the pacific northwest, vampires… yes please!

Twi-hard: With a Vengeance

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Shopping for your favorite Twilight fan? Just like an overprotective vampire boyfriend, Etsy is always there for you!

(I was reluctant to include one of my own items in a treasury, but I couldn’t leave the mittens out!)

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Geek Gift Guide: Dr. Who

Making up for lost time… with this guide, I’m now current!

The Doctor Who Gift Guide

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Etsy: It’s bigger on the inside!

Hello sweetie, I hope you find just the right thing for your companion!

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Geek Gift Guide: Star Wars

Once again, this is most definitely a topic that could have been further broken down… it was *agony* narrowing this down to just 16 items!

I hope you, my lovely readers, are enjoying these guides! I am *such* a fan of Etsy (not just because of my store), and I am really enjoying this opportunity to introduce y’all to the width and breadth of what you can find there.

A long time ago, in a treasury far far away…

GGG - Star Wars

Show your rebel spirit, give some handcrafted Star Wars love for the holidays!

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Geek Gift Guide: Lord of the Rings

Our second gift guide focusses on the Lord of the Rings! I was tempted at first to break this down into smaller sections (by movie, by race, etc.) but I’m not here to hand you *everything* on a platter, just to whet your appetite and point you in the right direction 🙂

So, without further ado, I give you:

Not All Who Wander are Lost: LotR gifts

GGG - LotR

Oh, the spirit of adventure, the wonder of seeing the world through tiny hobbit eyes!

It’s so very easy to escape into the magical world that JRR Tolkien created – may these gifts remind you of the little hobbit or stately elf inside of you.

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Geek Gift Guide: Game of Thrones

In an effort to encourage myself to blog more, I have decided to commit to making a nerdy gift guide treasury on etsy every day this week and sharing it here!

So, without further ado, allow me to present the first in the series:

Winter is Coming: Game of Thrones Gifts for the Geek in your Life

Winter is Coming Treasury

Winter is coming, folks, and with it comes gift-giving season. Are *you* ready?

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Here’s to a successful auction!

Thank you *SO MUCH* to everyone who participated in the Through The Looking CureSearch auction! I can’t believe we got as many bids as we did, it was so exciting whenever a new one rolled in!

Here's to a successful auction!

And a super-big thanks to Kathy, our lucky winner! I’ll have your etsy listing up and ready by tomorrow, and your new mittens in the mail before Thursday!

For those of you who lost out, there’s still time to donate directly to Brian Hoerger’s CureSearch page… or buy your own pair of mitts in my etsy store! For every sale I make before the deadline (the 4th or 5th, I’ll have to check…) I’ll donate an additional $10!

Love you all, you’re wonderful 🙂

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Crafting to Contribute

As you may have noticed, I am running a charity auction right now!

This got me to thinking – I’d like to do more with my shop.

(Edited to add: And with the recent tragedy in Ohio, what better time than now…)

I have been mulling this over for quite some time, but I think it’s about time I take some action. I have decided to add a new product line to the shop over the next few months:

Cat and tiger related items: headbands with ears, hats with ears, other assorted accessories and small stuffed animals, all with a distinctly feline feeling! 10% of the proceeds from all “Grr!” knits will be earmarked for adopting a tiger through the World Wildlife Foundation. After we’ve met that goal, I’ll move on to another large cat! I’m hoping to have a large menagerie of kitties “sponsored” by Through The Looking and all of our customers!

Hay! Sup?

Additionally, I’ve been thinking about an as-of-yet unnamed line, knits inspired by dogs, rabbits, bears, honey badgers… Just like the above category, this would feature a wide variety of products and 10% of all proceeds will be donated to the ASPCA (or another organization of my choosing benefiting animal rights, I’m still doing my homework). Not sure about this one yet, but it’s a definite possibility.

So, I hope you’re all as excited as I am! Expect to see a lot of new items from me in the near future 🙂

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