History Geek: 1930s Week

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Swing dancing! The creation of Superman! Adagio for Strings! Radio Plays! Migrant Mother photojournalism! Heath bars! The Wizard of Oz! Monopoly! Last week I directed a summer camp all about America during the 1930’s.

Wonder Woman Day: Wonder-ful Crafts

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If all today’s Wonder Woman posts are inspiring you to add a bit more Wonder Woman into your life then maybe a craft project is just what you need. Whether you’re looking for something you could create in an afternoon or a more long-term project there should be something for everyone here.

April Block of the Month: Airship

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It’s time for April’s block of the month in our steampunk quilt. This month we’re sailing on an airship. No worries about physics or how much weight must be at the bottom of that massive thing. I’m sure there’s a gear-driven anti-grav device powering the ship behind the scenes. And flapping those wing-fins for no apparent reason. The finished block will be 12×12 inches. That

February Block of the Month Quilt: Steampunk Goggles

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It’s time for February’s block of the month in our GeekMom steampunk-themed quilt. t’s never too late to get started, and it’s never too late to get caught up. This month, the pattern is a steampunk staple – the hat with goggles. Whether you’re using them to go racing in experimental vehicles or weld together mad science inventions, you really can never have enough goggles.

British POW Uses Morse Code to Stitch Hidden Message During WWII

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Many of us geek love codes, cyphers and other types of hidden messages, and there are few more famous codes than Morse Code. Developed in the 1800s, Morse Code is simple and easy to learn, it’s also easy to write down once you know the correct sequence of dots and dashes that represent each letter. It was this ease of writing down and reading the

Teach Your Geeklings to Sew

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My daughter is busy sewing her third quilt in this picture, using her Hello Kitty sewing machine. If you have the ability to sew, it’s a skill you should pass to your kids. If you don’t have the ability, you should learn together. I had a girl first, so we taught her first, but we are teaching my son sewing as well. In my case,

Creating a Steampunk Costume for the Cosplay Newbie (Part One)

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In September I attended a steampunk convivial in my home town, naturally this required creating a steampunk costume. For someone whose sewing experience at the point of buying my ticket consisted of reattaching a few buttons to shirts, that was a pretty daunting prospect. Thanks to YouTube, Threadbanger and a lot of time on Google, I eventually managed to create a costume that looked pretty

Geeks Gone Wild Fabric Line

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I don’t know how Kyla Mae’s Geeks Gone Wild fabric line has escaped my notice. I suspect it’s been escaping me for a while, though, since Space Invaders is sold out all over the web. You can still get several others on fabric.com and other places, though. There are four to choose from. You can have your Space Invaders in classic black and white: Or