Monday, September 27, 2010

Introduction & Welcome

Who is the “Crafty Gamer” writing this? I am the wife of a Mini-Wargamer, which has made me one too. Mind you, it wasn’t a very hard sell- there were models to paint, terrain to build, and time spent with my then boyfriend. The fact that we both enjoy fantasy and that I am a huge sci-fi fan made me feel invested in the “fluff” of my armies, another factor that encouraged me to develop scenery/terrain that matched the “home” army on our gaming table. I’ve always been a crafter, making gifts as a child and selling goods at craft fairs when I was in high school. I went to college for math and interior design, then graduate school for teaching. After spending time tutoring and teaching high school, I’ve started my own LLC, and am selling goods on Etsy and at various local shows. ( My biggest passion is weaving, though I take pleasure from other crafts (origami, soap making, candle pouring…) and from most fiber arts (crochet, knitting, needlepoint…). Projects posted here usually end up in our Warhammer fantasy and 40k games, but we play D&D, Warmachine, and Pirates here too, so we’ve tried everything out and know that it works!

Tips and Tricks for Crafty Gamers-
  When I first started thinking about this blog, I considered using this phrase as the blog title- but I didn't think that it was as potentially catchy as an old username.
This is a blog designed to provide you with an assortment of non-tactical articles, focusing on craft projects that can enhance your gaming experience.  There will also be reviews of various options available for you outside of the gaming companies themselves- for example, army carrying case versus tackle box or scrapbooking bag.

Just for some extra fun, I'm going to try and write an article for every letter of the alphabet- as I start, I have more than 26 ideas, so the trick will be making a title appropriate for each letter. :)
Some things just don't fit that well, so there will be more than one entry for some letters.

Please feel free to ask whenever you find anything unclear, and also to make suggestions for problems to solve and projects to develop!

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