Another “world” infiltrated Richard Armitage

My maiden voyage into the blogosphere was a guest post me + richard armitage titled World’s Collide almost three years ago to the day.  (Seriously…3 years ago?! Seems like yesterday!)  In a nutshell, I talked about how my interest in Richard Armitage had started to intersect with other areas or “worlds” in my life.

That trend shows no sign of abating.  Earlier this fall, I pointed out that I had deliberately allowed an Armitage Curriculum InfiltRAtion into a class (that turned out to be less than scintillating I’m afraid…try harder next time!).  More recently, I have marked a new world foRAyed….my craft world has recently become my cRAft world.

I think if I’d had a hot glue gun as a preteen, I might be a crafting giant today.  Alas, too impatient to wait for cold glue to dry, I tossed aside my rug hook and moved on to other pursuits.  However, a couple of decades, two children and multiple knee injuries later, I was in search of something new to occupy my idle hands (such things are dangerous you know). 

Necessity, the mother of invention, led me back down the path to crafting.  Of late, I like to wear scarves.  My bestie (she of “canned beaver” fame) turned me on to them.  The problem at hand was that I don’t like them to choke me, and I am apparently not very adept at the myriad ways to wrap them artfully about my swan like nape without them resembling a noose.  What I needed was some sort of brooch or slide to assist.  I shopped…I Googled…and then I Pinterested –

scarf ring


SHAZAM!  A craft was born

All I needed was a cool button and a key ring to thread it onto and I had a pretty new accessory.  I mentioned it to a friend and suddenly I was gifted with a coffee can full of vintage buttons of all varieties…

Current and future scarf rings...

Current and future scarf rings…

I now have a whole wardrobe of scarf slides for all occasions!  A related issue was what to do with the rest of the buttons…the regular, shankless variety of buttons that filled the coffee can.  Back to Google…”button crafts”  et voilà…

Homemade gift tags...

Homemade gift tags…

Last year I bought the blank tags at the office supply store – this fall I went whole hog and bought a punch.  Now I punch my own tags out of recycled file folders – I *know* right?!

Where does Richard Armitage appear in this plethora of buttons?  Well, having whet my crafting teeth, I was more than ready when the #RichieHolidaySwap was proposed on Twitter/tumblr , and off to the races thinking of something to make.  (and truthfully, I was just a little bit concerned since the recipient of my cRAft offering would be none other than Nancy, the maker of the most adorable Plushiescheck them out here

After a craft store recon mission worthy of John Porter, I had an idea:  a few downloads, a Pixlr edit here and there, some glue dots and Modge Podge later….

armitage magnets

Mini Magnets (each is a little over an inch high)

Another recent world collision – fellow Armitage fan on campus – was the recipient of the prototype model (a sulking Sir Guy) and pronounced that he was “like a Victorian miniature always keeping his eye on her,” from his discreet post on her desk lamp.

So there you have it…the latest Armitage World Incursion…cRAfitage you might say!  (Paenitet me paenitet, non)

Craft on ArmitageWorld!