So you like geek and you like handmade? Good. Here's a pretty new site that you need to visit: G33kmade. And I'm not just saying so because they featured my tutorial on making a Number Six bracelet. The site was founded by the lovely nerdy ladies behind Luxury Lane Soap and Geek Soap (no - they don't hate each other. Far from it). I quote: "The vision behind G33Kmade is to provide a place to share handmade geekery and let artists share the inspiration, stories, methods, and the epic love behind their creations."
What doesn't rock about that sentence? Beside the creative side, I've also found that geeks (in comparison to non-geeks that I know) are more supportive and generous with their knowledge and time. These things are a boon to someone who desperately needs a dice bag or wants to learn to make the perfect prop for her costume. It gives me visions of a cozy artist co-op type place with the remains of knitted cthulhus on one table, the tell tale Dorito crumbs and dice from a D&D game next to it, and some WoW blasting in the background. Actually, I just decided that is my happy place. And who knows, sites like G33kmade could be where it begins.
So get over there, read, and contribute. Geeky crafters - it's the next archetype in a roleplaying guide. I see it now.