One Little Shop, a Whole Lotta Geekiness!

9/18/2013 Laura Watkins 0 Comments

One Little Shop, a Whole Lotta Geekiness!


"Being a geek is all about being honest about what you enjoy and not being afraid to demonstrate that affection. It means never having to play it cool about how much you like something. It's basically a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating." -Simon Pegg

One day, I realized that I was modeling my life and home after the image of what I'd though of as normal. I am NOT a normal person, I am a huge geek! Now, I embrace the geekiness and surround myself and life with what I love. My family and I now live in a House of Geekiness, and it's been the most honest, wonderful, comfortable, and fun place we've ever lived. I hope that "House of Geekiness" helps fellow geeks embrace the fandoms and styles that they love and help incorporate them into their lives. I'm still new at this, but I've started with perler bead magnets, hanging ornaments, and wall decor. I also plan on adding products like geeky aquarium decor, so be on the lookout!

Any ideas or suggestions are welcome. I've included a short poll on this page where you can make recommendations for my next project, or you can just leave a comment.






A Touch of Geekiness
I'm geeky and I know it

We're all fans of something, and by "fans" I mean "fanatics" or more appropriately in some of our cases, "fan-addicts". When I start enjoying something new and realize how awesome it is, I go into obsession mode. I want to know more about (let's say it's tv show) the actors, the story lines, the history, the creators of the show, etc. I also want something that helps me feel a part of the fandom...That's where House of Geekiness comes in.

The merchandise for the things I love, which was either imported or fan made, was usually either too expensive or just not what I was looking for. So I started making my own! In my small shop, you can find new, inexpensive, ways to celebrate your favorites. House of Geekiness features items such as: perler bead art, magnets, hanging ornaments, and wall decor.

Yes, that is a picture of my dog in her kennel. We adopted our Mini-American Eskimo/Shih-Tzu nearly two years ago, and that drab, plain black kennel has always bothered me. Now, every time I walk by my dog's bed, I smile. For those of you unfamiliar, the bead sprite attached to the kennel is Princess Daisy from the Mario Bros games. It cracks me up because my dog seriously thinks she's a princess. When we adopted her, she was already used to the name Daisy, so I figured we'd either have to live with a name we didn't choose, or own it. Now we totally rock the name! That eyesore of a dog bed is now a cute part of my house...Just one of the many ways I've incorporated a touch of geekiness into my life, how will you?






Geek Crafts

Bringing the Geekiness Home

My first geek-craft project has been working with perler beads. I started copying other patterns until I found a style that I loved. Now I'm creating new patterns for my family and friends, and even total strangers! I really love the 8-bit look that perler bead art brings to the table. This style brings back memories of sitting on the living room floor with my brother and sister, playing Mario Brothers, Donkey Kong, Zelda, and so many more games! I try to incorporate the feel of those games and memories in my artwork.

For now, I'm continuing my work with beads, but I eventually hope to move onto other mediums. I love that perler beads can be used by so many different age groups. A lot of the time, I work side by side with my kids. It's so much fun spending time together working on our creations! One of my children has high-functioning autism, and it's so wonderful to see the amazing ideas he comes up with! I love that this craft is fun, but also helps my children (and even myself!) develop and refine fine motor skills.

Getting started with perler beads is fun and easy. You can read more about it here

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