Representing: Things From Another World

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My Nana-da kept a pile of *comic books* in the toy box next to the fire place.  There was an arm chair in front of the toy box, facing the room, so it made a nice little spot for me to curl up out of the way during visits and family gatherings.  I would sit there and read *Archie* and *Disney* comics and ignore everyone.  There weren’t any other kids my age in my family to play with, and even as a child I was introverted and didn’t care much for crowds.  But I was a voracious reader and I loved those comic books.

Archie Americana Box Set HC 1940-1970Star Wars Nerf Herder Charcoal Heather T-Shirt LG

I was three years old when my parents took me to see *Star Wars*, and I loved it.  My favorite part was (and still is) “when the Wookiee scared the bucket” (as I told my parents, who had to see it two or three more times before they figured out what part that was).  The “bucket” is actually a MSE-6 Droid, also known as a Mouse Droid, and the scene happens as Han, Luke, and Chewie are on their way to rescue Princess Leia.

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Needless to say, I was a geek from a very young age.  So when I moved to the Portland, Oregon area as an adult, I definitely had to go check out the *Things From Another World* store.  I would wander around, drooling over the *toys* and *games*, leafing through the *graphic novels*, and wishing I could buy everything that struck my fancy.

Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon (75105)Firefly Serenity Plush

Of course, now I live on the other side of the country.  These days, I peruse their website, adding things to my wish list and cursing the lack of funds to check out all the new comics and graphic novels available.  I would especially love to catch up on some of the ones I’ve really only recently heard about, thanks to all the new superhero movies coming out, particularly *Guardians of the Galaxy* and *Deadpool*.

Guardians Of Galaxy By Abnett And Lanning Omnibus HCDeadpool Classic Omnibus HC Vol. 01

Then there’s my favorite characters, like *Wonder Woman* (big surprise there, huh?) and *Harley Quinn* (probably not shocking either).

Toon Tumblers DC Bombshells Harley Quinn Mini GlassToon Tumblers DC Bombshells Wonder Woman Mini Glass

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I’d also love to get more into *Doctor Who* and the continuation of *Buffy the Vampire Slayer*.  I was a huge Buffy fan and watched the show religiously.  I once got a phone call from a friend during “Buffy time” and it went something like this: “Hi! I know Buffy is on but it’s a commercial right now and I just had to tell you and oh, it’s back on, bye!”

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My husband and I watched the “first” season of Doctor Who with the Ninth Doctor, and started watching the “second” one with the Tenth Doctor, but it went off our on demand and we haven’t gotten around to picking up the DVDs yet.  I’ve seen a few random episodes with the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors, and I thought they were great, so I’d really like to get back to the series someday.  You know, in that copious amount of spare time that I have.  I really just need a T.A.R.D.I.S. of my own.

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*Things From Another World* has some really awesome *collectibles*, too.  I want these two figures:

Batman Arkham Knight Harley Quinn Action FigureDisney Showcase Jessica Rabbit Couture Figure

Actually, everything in this post is on my wish list, so if you need some VERY last minute gift ideas, here you go.  The last day to order and choose UPS Next Day for Christmas delivery is December 21.  Some of these items are on backorder or pre-order, but that’s okay, because my birthday is in February!  😛

Disney Muppets Character Encyclopedia HCWonder Woman By George Perez Omnibus HC

You could get me some awesome books, like the ones above, and this bag to carry them in:

Star Wars Chewbacca Replica Messenger Bag

Or add to my sippy cup collection:

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Or get me something to wear because you know I don’t have enough t-shirts and hoodies (no really! Why are you laughing?):

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Of course, there’s always a *gift certificate*!  Seriously, go check out *Things From Another World* if you haven’t already.  And if you happen to live in the Portland, Oregon area, you can order online and have everything shipped to one of the stores (in Milwaukie, Beaverton, or on NE Broadway) free.

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Five X Fifty: Day 14 – Glass Pebble Rings

I started playing around with images under glass pebbles, and came up with these adorable rings.  Each ring is on an adjustable band, squeezing it together or pulling it apart will make it fit pretty much any size finger.

I blame Spiderman for getting me started with these, as I had a bunch of these images in the perfect size already:

Spiderman Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band - Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00009 - $5.95

Spiderman Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band – Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00009 – $5.95

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I also had a bunch of Autobot and Decepticon images… Tranformers, ring out! (or something like that…)

Autobot Transformers Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band - Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00007 - $5.95

Autobot Transformers Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band – Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00007 – $5.95

Decepticon Transformers Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band - Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00007 - $5.95

Decepticon Transformers Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band – Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00007 – $5.95

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Then I asked myself, what would look cool under a round glass pebble?  Oooh, how about fish?  Like they’re in a fishbowl!

Fish Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band - Your Choice of Color - Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00011 - $5.95

Fish Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band – Your Choice of Color – Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00011 – $5.95

Fish Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band - Your Choice of Color - Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00011 - $5.95

Fish Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band – Your Choice of Color – Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00011 – $5.95

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I also had a bunch of these heart-shaped LOVE rings, and various colored glass pebbles, so I created these:

Love Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band - Your Choice of Color - Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00010 - $5.95

Love Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band – Your Choice of Color – Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00010 – $5.95

Love Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band - Your Choice of Color - Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00010 - $5.95

Love Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band – Your Choice of Color – Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00010 – $5.95

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And finally, my favorites… Mood Rings!  I have a variety of these little emoticons, with just one of some color/mood combinations and dozens of some others, so I decided, like most moods and mood rings, that the ring you get with your order will be completely random.

Mood Ring Emoticon Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band - Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00008 - $5.95

Mood Ring Emoticon Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band – Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00008 – $5.95

Mood Ring Emoticon Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band - Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00008 - $5.95

Mood Ring Emoticon Glass Pebble Ring with Adjustable Band – Handmade by Rewondered D225R-00008 – $5.95

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No two rings are exactly alike, due to variations in the glass and the way the glue dries.  One ring can be chosen as your free item with a $5 contribution to my IndieGoGo campaign.

I’m still busily adding items to my Etsy shop this week, so be sure to check back often!

Five X Fifty: Day 9 – Snap Barrettes

I teased you with a possible Monday Musings today, but I’m afraid I’m not going to deliver.  My brain just isn’t on track for doing much reflection or writing, so it will have to wait a bit longer.  I will be sharing the reflection paper I wrote for my Critical Thinking class on Thursday, as it is about why I have a good life, and seems perfect for Thanksgiving.  And it was a comment on this paper that I was planning to address for a Thursday Thoughts or Monday Musings, so it makes sense to share the paper first.

Today I will deliver on a promise, however.  Remember when I said I was going to bring you more snap barrettes?  Well today is that day!  You know I’ve been eying this for awhile…

Eyeball Snap Barrettes by Rewondered D202B-00005 - $6.95

Eyeball Snap Barrettes by Rewondered D202B-00005 – $6.95

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See what I did there?  And there?  😛

Okay, okay, let’s try something prettier.  How about some flowers?

Five Petal Flower with Clear Gem Center Snap Barrettes by Rewondered D202B-00003 - $7.95

Five Petal Flower with Clear Gem Center Snap Barrettes by Rewondered D202B-00003 – $7.95

These are available in ten different colors: Pink, Peach, Yellow, Grey, Cream, Purple, Blue, Teal, Green, and White.

Color Choices for Five Petal Flower with Clear Gem Center Snap Barrettes by Rewondered D202B-00003

Color Choices for Five Petal Flower with Clear Gem Center Snap Barrettes by Rewondered D202B-00003

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But what if the pretty flowers have friends?

Black Spider Snap Barrettes by Rewondered D202B-00001 - $7.95

Black Spider Snap Barrettes by Rewondered D202B-00001 – $7.95

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They’re kind of creepy, but rather cute, don’t you think?  Or not, if you’re arachnophobic.  Maybe you need to signal for help…

Black Bat on Yellow Moon or Batman Signal Snap Barrettes by Rewondered D202B-00006 - $6.95

Black Bat on Yellow Moon or Batman Signal Snap Barrettes by Rewondered D202B-00006 – $6.95

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If that’s not geeky enough for you, how about a single barrette perfect for the gamer girl who knows her true place… as Player One!

Player Number One Gamer Girl Snap Barrettes by Rewondered D202B-00004 - $4.95

Player Number One Gamer Girl Snap Barrettes by Rewondered D202B-00004 – $4.95

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And there we have Day 9!  And today’s the 19th, so that means I’m only 10 days behind… oof.  I spent most of the day playing with glue, so when that dries I’ll have a few more for you.  I still have a couple of hours left to do some sewing, so that should finish up a few more.  Then there’s the photographing, the listing, the writing of the posts… whew!  But I’ll get it all done, eventually.  This week is probably my last big push to MAKE ALL THE THINGS for the craft fairs.  Unless I completely sell out of stuff this weekend (one can only hope!), I should have plenty of stuff for the last two, plus I have the Five X Fifty items I’m still adding as I go.

I am hoping to get several more things up in my Etsy shop  in the next couple of days, as I will be doing a Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday promotion.  Details of that will be up on Friday morning before I head off to the Cornucopia Craft Fair.  If I might make a suggestion to REALLY take advantage of the special I’ll be offering Friday, November 23rd through Monday, November 26th: go make a contribution to my IndieGoGo campaign.  You’ll have a gift certificate to spend in my Etsy shop, plus you’ll be able to choose an item for free.  Or if you make a $50 contribution, you’ll have $210 to spend!  And if I manage to raise double my goal by Thanksgiving, you’ll have twice as much to spend over the weekend!  So be sure to tell all your friends, too!  Check out the FAQ about the rewards for my IndieGoGo campaign for more information.

Okay, the sewing machine is calling me to get back to work, so I had better snap to it!  😛

Five By Five Remarking Embrace Your Geekness Day

Remark (verb)

  • to say casually, as in making a comment
  • to note; perceive; observe

Today I am commenting on and observing Embrace Your Geekness Day.  Of course, I embrace my geekness every day of the year, but I guess July 13th is a day to especially geek out.  So how about some products to really show off your geekness and let that geek flag fly?

I’ll start things off with one of my most popular geeky designs, a Mini Cthulhu Necklace:

Mini Cthulhu Octopus Charm and Beaded Necklace - Your Choice of Colors - D225N-00823

Mini Cthulhu Octopus Charm and Beaded Necklace – Your Choice of Colors – D225N-00823

It currently is available in red, blue, and pink, but I can really make it in any color I can find the right beads for, so you can get one in your favorite color!  Just set it up through a custom order of this design style.

Another one of my most popular geeky designs is my Steampunk Style Silver Gears and Wrenches Robot Clockwork Necklace so I decided to offer earrings to match:

Steampunk Style Silver Gears and Wrenches Robot Clockwork Earrings D225E-00001

Steampunk Style Silver Gears and Wrenches Robot Clockwork Earrings D225E-00001

I also have a lot of necklace designs that would look great with a steampunk dress, such as Purple and Copper Locks, Metallic Blue and Copper Stars, Cream and Brown with Copper Flowers, Large Apple Green Beads with Copper Bead Caps, Turquoise and Copper, Upcycled Distressed Pearls and Copper, Clear and Copper Swan, and Green and Copper Stars.  Plus many more I’ll be adding soon™!

One of the things many geeks are into, myself included, is tabletop role-playing games, like Dungeons and Dragons.  So of course I had to put up a dragon necklace!

Large Silver Dragon Simple Charm Necklace on Silver Chain D225N-00904

Large Silver Dragon Simple Charm Necklace on Silver Chain D225N-00904

There’s also a gold dragon necklace design already up in the shop, and I wear my Blue Eyes and Silver Bow and Arrow necklace when I play my archer character in Earthdawn.  What kind of custom necklace could I make for your character?

If you’re going to play a tabletop RPG, you’re going to need dice.  And if you’re like me, those dice are going to go flying!  And thus the inspiration for this piece:

 Rainbow Flying Dice Beaded Charm Bracelet for Gamer Girls D225B-00001


Rainbow Flying Dice Beaded Charm Bracelet for Gamer Girls D225B-00001

I have dice necklaces as well, in your choice of colors, rainbow, black and white, and red mini dice.  So far I’ve only been able to find six-sided dice beads, but if I ever find polyhedral dice beads, I’m buying them in bulk!  I’ll probably just have to buy polyhedral dice and drill holes in them.

And now, what better way to “embrace” your geekness than with a Straitjacket Hoodie?  😛

 Embrace Your Geekness Marvel Comics Straitjacket Hoodie - Made to Order

Embrace Your Geekness Marvel Comics Straitjacket Hoodie – Made to Order

Another of my geeky loves is comic books and superheroes, so I snatched up this fabric to use for a Straitjacket Hoodie.  I have several other geeky fabrics that I could use to customize a straitjacket hoodie for you, such as white dragons on black, black dragons on grey, sock monkeys, skeleton keys, love tattoo hearts, Kermit the frog, and even rainbows and unicorns.  And I’m happy to go looking for just the right fabric if I don’t have it already in stock.

I have a lot more geeky items to list, but here’s a few more that are already in my Etsy shop, so go check them out:

Okay, I think I’ve completely embraced my geekness over geeky designs today, don’t you?  And don’t forget, you can get 25% off your order using the coupon code RCIJ25 when you check out of my Etsy shop!

Now, maybe I should take a break and go play some Diablo 3…

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