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Bookish Crochet for Lazy Days

While there is nothing better than a day spent reading, sometimes my fingers have a mind of their own and insist on being kept busy. To keep your own digits occupied, pop in an audiobook and try out some of these crochet projects.

Harry Potter fans do not need to be limited to crocheting scarves. (1) The Golden Snitch from Inner Child Crochet is unexpected and is great for the advanced beginner.

If you are looking for something a little more eye catching (2) Luna Lovegood's Earrings from Thread-Bear are just the thing.

Twilight lovers will appreciate (3) the Bella Swan La Push Crochet Hat from Jenn Likes Yarn. This cute topper will keep your head warm while you study up on vampire lore.

Star Wars obsessives must check out (4) the Yub Nub Scoodie from Tiny Purrs. Channel your inner Ewok with this project that is part hoodie, part scarf, and completely clever.

Some Of Our Favorite Pieces of Miss Peregrine Fan Art

 
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Fanart’s been pretty big here on the interwebz for a while now, so we figured it was our turn to get in the action. What better way to start than through some shameless self promotion? Here are some of our favorite works of fanart for--that’s right, you guessed it--Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

NaNoWriMo: The Central Story Problem, or, All I Needed to Know About Plot I Learned in Third Grade

Greetings, NaNo-nauts! How goes it? Typing? Scribbling? Yawning from too many nights scratching your head over what the crud is going to happen next in this damn story? Never fear, because this week, we're going old school—as in elementary, my dear writers.

Ten Authors And Their "Other" Jobs

Bios of many of today's young authors reveal how they went to school to craft their writing into something that would eventually put them on best seller lists. Or at least get them some nice prizes and recognition.

But pursuing authorship as a career is relatively new. Most superstar authors were doing other things before and even during the time their writings hit print.

14 Star Wars and Shakespeare Crafts to DIY

 
 
When Quirk unveiled William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher, the DIYer in me couldn’t decide whether I wanted to crochet a Yoda or embroider a Shakespeare quote onto my pillow.
 
For those of you who feel the same, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Shakespeare and Star Wars crafts from around the web. Bonus points if you can find a way to combine them. Perhaps a Death Star vase with a Shakespeare quote etched into it or a Chewbacca doll wearing a ruff? We’ll leave it up to you.
 
 
 
DEATH STAR VASES: You’ll never purchase another store-bought vase after you mix your own concrete and pour it in a special Death Star silicone tray. There are also instructions for making Storm Trooper faces that can be used as drawer pulls, magnets, and wall hooks.
 
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU WALL ART: If you’re not the kind of Star Wars fan to proudly line your shelves with collectibles, this unassuming wall art project is perfect for you. The eye-chart style makes it blend in with your other decor, and the words are applied using Mod Podge and letters printed right from your home computer.
 
ROMEO & JULIET CROSS STITCH: Cross stitching is one of the most traditional ways to display your favorite quotes. This Romeo and Juliet cross stitch was made using a vintage pattern, but if you’re an expert cross-stitcher you could easily stitch your favorite Shakespeare quote.

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