Mini Maker Faire 2016

We were just at the Mini Maker Faire in Vancouver. If you are looking for information on the robots or catapult, please go to Explore Making. This is always so much fun! It is great to interact with other makers and our cross stitch kits were a big hit! We tried out some new things […]

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Introducing Kits

If you love making things as much as we do, there’s nothing better than a good DIY kit to inspire your next crafting project. With all the necessary supplies ready and waiting, it’s a lot easier to get started and let your creative impulses take flight when you have a solid foundation to build off of. […]

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Have a Diatom-ical Halloween!

Fact is often stranger than fiction. Forget the tall tales of spirits, witches and ware wolves there are many life forms hiding in plain sight. Diatoms and dinoflagellates are microscopic algae. Diatoms form ornate cell walls out of silica. While dinoflagellates have diverse and complex cell coverings, including cellulose plates which form an armour. Diatoms […]

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Maker Faire 2015

The CraftGeeks were at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire this past weekend for our second year running.   It was an awesome weekend full of amazing projects and a chance to connect with other makers and DIYers in our Vancouver community. We were pleased to discover that quite a few people remembered our booth from last year and had […]

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Make It Vancouver 2014 Recap

Now that the busy holiday season is behind us, its time to recap our experience at Make-It Vancouver. As our first major Craft Fair, I’m pleased to say it was an overwhelming success. By the end of the 4 days we were sold out of many of our products and were busy stitching and printing more […]

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Stitching on Aida vs. Cloth

After unearthing a stamped cross stitch set that was older than I am from my grandmother’s basement, I discovered that stitching on cloth is an entirely new experience from the precise, even grid of aida cloth that I’d once known. The pattern, a bunch of birdhouses and flowers with birds flitting around was bigger than […]

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Welcome

Have you ever had a hard time finding a gift for a scientist? Something that they will actually like? Well, look no further. We were working in the lab on research and writing and realized how much we love everyday items that have a science spin. For scientists, geeks, makers and crafters, we are just […]

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Featured Project: Make Robot

As summer stretches before us with seemingly endless days of sipping cold drinks in the sun or swimming at the lake, what better time to pick up a new, geeky craft? Cross stitch is a type of needlework that should be taken literally: you are simply stitching crosses using embroidery thread into often fun (and […]

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Craft Geeks at Maker Faire

The Craft Geeks first ever Maker Faire was a great success. It was a busy but fun weekend. We got the chance to debut a bunch of new products which have now been added to our Etsy store. The cross stitch kits were a big hit. We had the binary heart kits for beginners as […]

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Maker Faire Prep!

We have been very busy getting all our items ready for Maker Faire Vancouver! Recently made a new batch of beaker candles! Green pear, red pomegranate, blue calming water and white creamsicle! We also have some new items that will be premiering this weekend at the faire 🙂 We hope to see you there! We’re […]

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