Maker Faire bound!

May 16, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Posted in book news, contributors, events | Leave a comment

I’ve been looking forward to our trip to California for months (and all that nice car time to work on my Oregon Trail cross-stitch) and it’s finally here…

Maker Faire

On Saturday, I’ll be at Maker Faire with World of Geekcraft! I haven’t been to Maker Faire since 2007 so I’m beyond thrilled to finally make it back, especially with my little Yoda and my littler Harry Potter in tow.

I’m doing a panel moderated by Diane Gilleland at noon, Crafting Your Online Presence, which should be really cool – I’m very interested to hear what everyone else has to say.

And then you can make a POW! ZAP! Magnet from World of Geekcraft with me at 2:00 – both events are in the CRAFT: Magazine area and totally free! I’ll be signing books afterwards if anyone wants their own copy!

POW! ZAP! Magnets at CRAFT:!

PS: I’ll also be doing a Modern Log Cabin Quilting event at the Bobbin’s Nest on Thursday, and all the info is here – please come say hi and sew a quilt block with me if you’d like to!

WOGC at crafty wonderland!

May 6, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Posted in book news, contributors | Leave a comment

I’ll be at the Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale tomorrow with both my books and craft kits for anyone who wants to pick up a copy of either one (or brings a copy you already have for me to sign!). I’m bringing lots of book projects to show everyone, too.

Pac-Man Fever Wii-mote Belt + Holster by Cathy Pitters

Thanks so much to Torie and my stellar book contributor Cathy for inviting me to be part of the whole extravaganza!

POW! ZAP! Magnets at CRAFT:!

You can get a brand-new POW! ZAP! Magnet kit with World of Geekcraft,

Susan's book signing event at MD

or a quilt block kit with Modern Log Cabin Quilting.

Author events at Crafty Wonderland!!!

I’ll be at the author booth from noon to 1:30, and then Heidi Kenney and Cathy Callahan will be signing their books, too! Excited that several of my Portland contributors will be there too – can’t wait to show off some of their book projects…

LOST Tin-Can Telephones and Swan Station Logbook by Ryan and Lucy Berkley

blog tour kick-off!

May 2, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Posted in book news, contributors, craftiness, geekcrafts.com, geekery, reviews | Leave a comment

The World of Geekcraft blog tour starts today – thank you so much to everyone who’s writing about the book with photo posts, reviews, giveaways, and sneak peeks. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the awesome support! This morning was a dual kick-off with posts at both Geek Crafts and CRAFT: Magazine. Chronicle Books also posted the whole tour on their blog today!

WOGC on Geek Crafts

Shayne Rioux wrote a fantastic post at Geek Crafts that spotlighted Garth Johnson‘s Planet Plates, my Star Wars Terrariums, Renee Asher’s Atari + Nintendo essay, and Shayne’s own Buffy the Vampire Slayer portrait – painstakingly constructed from more than 10,000 fuse beads!!

Shayne's Buffy Fuse Bead Portrait!

Shayne said, “The coolest part of making the fuse bead portraits is seeing the faces emerge as I go row by row.” I would certainly agree with that!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

And here she is with her finished portrait on the page! Awesome. She spotted the book at her local Barnes & Noble – very cool.

World of Geekcraft

World of Geekcraft

Geek Crafts is giving away a copy of the book to one lucky commenter! Just leave a comment mentioning your favorite geeky thing these days, by Friday, May 6, and you’re entered to win it.

WOGC on CRAFT

I was also so happy to see the lovely post on CRAFT: today – one of the very last ones written by outgoing editor-in-chief Natalie Zee Drieu. Natalie is a lovely friend and a super-inspiring crafter and writer herself, and I was so grateful for her awesome quote on the back cover. I’m thrilled that my dear friend (and wedding officiant, and WOGC contributor!) Diane Gilleland has just come onboard as the new editor at CRAFT: and I am so excited to see all the cool things she has in store for us.

World of Geekcraft

CRAFT: is also sharing a project from the book – the POW! ZAP! Magnets! Just visit the post to download a free PDF with instructions to make your own. (I’ll also be teaching this craft at Maker Faire, and giving away free kits to make your own at my Powell’s, WebVisions, and Crafty Wonderland events!)

POW! ZAP! Magnets at CRAFT:!

So, here’s the whole blog tour if you’d like to follow along! Huge thank-you to everyone who’s signed up for a day along the way.

  • Monday, May 2 – Geek Crafts & CRAFT:
  • Tuesday, May 3 – Cathy of California
  • Wednesday, May 4 – Average Jane Crafter
  • Thursday, May 5 – LindaMade
  • Friday, May 6 – Easy Crafts Wiki & Patterns by Figgy
  • Monday, May 9 – CraftyPod & Craft Gossip
  • Tuesday, May 10 –Quilter Geek
  • Wednesday, May 11 – Indie Fixx
  • Thursday, May 12 – Not Martha
  • Friday, May 13 – House on Hill Road & Public School
  • I’ll be posting more project peeks and extras over at the book site, World of Geekcraft, and if you make anything from the book or want to share favorite snapshots, I’d love it if you added them to the book flickr pool! Thank you again to all my amazing contributors, who I’ll be spotlighting more over the next few weeks as well.

    POW! ZAP! Magnets from World of Geekcraft

    See you at Crafty Wonderland on Saturday!

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