Y'all. Crafting in honor of yr fave book is nothing new -- I'm sure girls in the old days gave their mothers fits by trying to brew up a little Anne and Diana blackberry cordial, and the March girls probably weren't the first to make their own Pickwick Papers -- but holy SHIZZ has it reached new heights (or depths) of CRAY with this Twilight horror (and HP horror, sorry JKR). And I gotta say, I do admire the mad skillz of these crazy seamstresses and glue gun sharpshooters, but LADIES. Use your powers for good, not evil!
So in honor of my favorite bit of my favorite cartoon Animaniacs, here's a little good idea, bad idea when it comes to showing yr undying love of ya (or RPatz).
Good Idea: Steve McQueen in cross-stitch
From Epeolatry on Etsy
Steve McQueen was so COOL. He would totally destroy Jacob in a motorcycle race, and is infinity x infinity cooler than Edward.
Bad Idea: RPatz in cross-stitch
(And not even Edward RPatz -- JUST PLAIN RPatz the dude. Stalker, much?) Worse idea? Make it SPARKLE
Good Idea: Jacob necklace
From boo_zombie on Craftster (Y'all, this girl is a machine crankin' out the Twilight)
If you absolutely MUST wear a character from Twilight on your body (and pleeeeeze don't make it a tattoo), you can't go wrong with Taylor Lautner's hot bare chest. (Y'all know this isn't exactly a great idea, but it's better than most).
Bad Idea: Edward's eyes
From amigurumi4life on Craftster
Umm GROSS? I don't care if the amber, black and red beads are just beads and not eyeballs, it is GROSS to wear jewelry that's supposed to be someones EYES. When I look at the beads, all I see are eyeballs strung on wires. See? Gross. And you guys? There are WAY too many of these necklaces/earrings/bracelets out there.
Good Idea: Amigurumi cupcake
From ktb designs on Etsy
So cute! The only bad thing about them is you can't eat them.
Bad Idea: Amigurumi Edward Cullen
From AprilDraven on Craftster (man, this girl has skillz, too)
Dude, this is even creepier than the eyeballs.
Good Idea: Twilight pinata
From elwynceltic on Craftster
Who WOULDN'T love to bash Edward's and Bella's faces in with a baseball bat?? AND score delicious candy times after?
Bad Idea: "I Love Twilight" basket purse
From LoveTaryn on Etsy
Twitch I don't know what's worse, the ribbon, the ric-rac, the basket, the Twilight logo, the basket, the rhinestone heart, the ric-rac... The seller also has one with the Cullen crest. you know, if you want something a little more traditional.
Want more bad ideas? Check out:
These his-n-her pins from loveclay on Etsy
And speaking of creepy-close relationships, anyone for a stalker pillow? Etsy seller joanjen has ELEVEN RPatz pillowcases. Into Jacob? She has Taylor Lautner ones. Want your own bf/creepy crush on a pillowcase? Order a custom job.
So, I totally tried to find cool book-related crafts out there, but there was precious little. In fact, when I searched Craftster and Etsy for "Hunger Games", "Katniss" and "Peeta" I got a big fat ZERO, but when I searched for "Twilight" I got 29 PAGES of results on Craftster and 765 pages on Etsy. Not 765 results, but 765 PAGES. WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE? GO READ HUNGER GAMES STAT!!! And maybe bring on some Katniss craftness while you're at it (sorry, couldn't help myself).
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