Have Yourself a Geeky Christmas! Last Minute Gift Ideas II

In 8 more days,  Christmas will be here.  I admit in light of events that took place on Friday – my Christmas spirit has taken a bit of a beating, but I think in these austere times – we must find hope and take appreciation in the things that do bring us together.

The truth of the matter is you don’t need to buy presents to convey your love.  However, if you want to buy some presents, I am happy to help. 🙂

If you have a budding artist in the family, here are some things to help them get started:

Deluxe Sketching Artist Box Set 3 Strathmore 400 8X10 Drawing Pad
Drawing Cutting Edge Anatomy by Christopher Hart and 642 Things To Draw Sakura Pigma Micron Pen<, Black, Size 2

Do you have a friend that likes to craft but is looking for something new to try? Why not try creating Bead Sprites using Perler Beads? These inexpensive little beads can be arranged in any pattern you desire and with a little heat, they stick together like magic! Perler Beads come in a wide array of colors. You can buy a tubs of colors mixed up or packets of specific colors. You just need beads, a Perler board, parchment paper, and a everyday iron.

A word to the wise about using Perler Beads, you will be tempted to buy a big pegboard to do your bead work – DON’T! Work with the smaller connectable boards. They don’t seem to warp and ruin like the bigger boards.

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