Unleash Your Inner Nerd with This Pocket Protector

June 17th, 2013 | No Comments » | by kristel

Pocket Protector Kit GPOCKETPRO_375_3

2013 is going to be all about the Return of the Nerd! mental_floss recently announced a “Handmade” section to their store and already I’m loving the products featured there, including this Pocket Protector set. Each kit comes with 1 handmade vinyl pocket protector (options shown above), 50 letter press notecards, and 1 apparently really awesome pen.  More information below for all the nerds who need it.

The set includes:
– 1 Pocket protector cut from vinyl and oilcloth, stitched with sturdy polyester thread, finished with rounded corners, fully lined/backed so it looks great from any angle
– 50 Index cards (10 each of 5 styles) cut from white smooth uncoated 80 lb. cover paper with rounded corners.
– 1 Coordinating refillable Fisher Space Cap-o-Matic S200 Pen

Pocket protector: 3.75 inches (9.5 cm) wide x 6 inches (15 cm) tall x 1/8 inch (3mm) thick
Index card: 3 inches (7.5 cm) wide x 5 inches (12.5 cm) tall; stack of 50 cards is .5 inches (12 mm) thick
Pen: 5.375 inches (13.5 cm) long
Boxed Set: 4.375 inches (11 cm) wide x 6.125 inches (15.5 cm) tall x .625 inches (1.5 cm) deep

Pocket Protectors

Buy It: Mental Floss

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So-Cute-You-Want-to-Die “Grow Old with You” Terrarium

June 7th, 2013 | No Comments » | by kristel

grow old with you terrarium

The killing-you-with-cuteness item for today is this Grow Old with You Terrarium from Uncommon Goods.  Admittedly, I did not have my glasses on when I first saw this item and it took me a minute before I realized the squee-worthiness of this conversation piece.  From the miniature world virtuosos Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow comes this simply adorable moss-filled microcosm populated by a Lilliputian, gray-haired couple snuggling contently on a park bench.  So if you’re feeling particularly romantic or you just like figurines of really little people, this would make a cool item for your living room or work space.

Buy It: Uncommon Goods

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Stone Beverage Dispenser – Let’s Face It, It’s For Alcohol

June 6th, 2013 | No Comments » | by kristel

beverage dispenser

Here’s another great Father’s Day gift idea: This awesome stone beverage dispenser.  It’s handmade in New Hampshire and will hold a standard bottle of liquid (hehe alcohol) with a nice study grip and no leaks. The drink is poured through the stainless steel spigot and let’s face it, this is a great addition to your home bar.  No two beverage dispensers are the same because the rocks chosen are found from the New England coast. Measures approximately 7″  at the widest point and 7″ tall.  Happy drinking!

Stone Beverage Dispenser

Buy It: The New England Trading Company

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Do Your Dad Proud with This Ron Swanson Beer Mug!

June 6th, 2013 | No Comments » | by kristel

Ron Swanson Mug

Here’s a perfect Father’s Day gift for the beer drinking, bacon eating, manly man in your life! This Ron Swanson Beer Stein is a tribute to one of the great television characters of our time! This mug is hand painted and awesome, that’s all I have to say about that. Oh, and I love bacon.

Ron Swanson Mug

Buy it: Etsy

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An Adorably Modern Take on Shrinky Dinks from Unicorn Crafts

May 29th, 2013 | No Comments » | by kristel

Unicorn Crafts

I thought I’d kick off my Patchwork Show entries with one of my all-time favorites:  the lovely Unicorn Crafts!  Let me say this–if you ever have the pleasure of meeting owner Faheema Chadhury at one of the local craft fairs, take a moment to chat with her. She is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and her infectiously fun spirit is definitely reflected in her awesome shrinky dink creations.

When I was a kid, I remember making shrinky dink Christmas ornaments. My parents were obligated to hang up my sad excuse for an ornament on their tree, but I feel like they would always put it on a branch out of view. Now, if my ornaments looked anything remotely like Unicorn Crafts’ adorable creations, I’m sure our tree would have looked awesome. Giving the 1970’s shrinky dink a modern spin, Chaudhury takes her own adorable illustrations and then prints them onto a special material, meticulously cuts out the designs, and then bakes them (yes, she’s hardcore).  She creates a wide array of jewelry–rings, earrings, necklaces, keychains, pins, brooches, etc. Everything she designs will make you say, “awwwwww!”

Below are a few of my favorite creations from Unicorn Crafts! Click on the links to head directly to her store.

PB and J Earrings
[buy PB and J Earrings]

[buy tiny book earrings here]

Unicorn Crafts

Unicorn Crafts

Unicorn Crafts

Buster Loves Unicorn Crafts
Buster loves Unicorn Crafts!

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Own it: Unicorn Crafts

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