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In which I make a thing 
8th-Aug-2016 12:03 pm
Modern Times
Oh hey. I made a thing.

I bought a pattern for a Star Trek busy book (or "quiet book") here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/83142930/star-trek-inspired-quiet-book-pattern

And then I finally got around to making it.
Pictures are HERE: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10107912851339420.1073741832.13953311&type=1&l=18939c0ce0

The album should be public. It was the easiest way to keep posting photos as I make new pages. I shared it on Facebook because, well...it took a lot of work and it's cool and I kind of wanted more than just D and N to see it.

When I get on a tear about something, I can really become absorbed. So I designed my own pages for TOS and more for TNG. I added more (mostly female) characters. Making-with-hands projects like this are super soothing and relaxing for me. The problem is time-time-time. I get absorbed in doing this and everything else falls away. Or, rather, everything else that could go in that little slot of spare time between when the baby goes to bed and when *I* must go to bed. If I had full days, or even a few full afternoons, the job would go much more expediently.

It's pretty cool though. There are two discrete books: TNG and TOS. I'll post pictures when they're all done-done and bound and such (TNG is almost to this state).

And I might have started designing a Monty Python book, too.

Whoops.
Comments 
8th-Aug-2016 06:58 pm (UTC)
Adorkable! If only you'd also crafted an icon in which Midget had more thumbs


AHEM please don't
8th-Aug-2016 06:59 pm (UTC)
And also WhoopaGOLDberg in space, being WhoopaGOLDberg.
9th-Aug-2016 09:00 pm (UTC)

Ha! "Adorkable" ... I am totally adding that to my Geekcabulary. :-D

22nd-Aug-2016 02:10 pm (UTC)
BUT I TOTALLY COULD. IN FELT!
9th-Aug-2016 09:03 pm (UTC)

P.S. I still so want these! :D  Your crafty-craftiness never ceases to impress.

22nd-Aug-2016 02:11 pm (UTC)
I might pimp out the patterns I created, but I'm not sure--some of them are based on the other, original-not-mine patterns. I don't feel quite right about it.
24th-Aug-2016 04:13 am (UTC)
Fair 'nough, but if you give credit where credit is due . . . maybe then it's just contributing Joy to the Geekiverse?
24th-Aug-2016 04:16 pm (UTC)
I could always just ask her, too. I sent her a link to the finished project (she included her email in the pattern and an enthusiastic "Show me what you did!"). She seemed pretty nice about it.

I can definitely publish the Monty Python stuff (in the works), though. That's all my work.
25th-Aug-2016 02:10 pm (UTC)
Doooo it!
22nd-Aug-2016 03:59 pm (UTC)
oh my goodness! These are just amazing!!! How cool!!! I could never do them. I got a bunch of felt and tried. Maybe something daughter could pick up! lol... so amazing work!
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