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Today is Groundhog Day, which people know either as the day people disturb some poor sleeping marmot to inaccurately predict the weather for the next six weeks, or as the Bill Murray comedy about a weatherman trapped in a time loop with Andie MacDowell.

time-travellerWe prefer the latter, personally, so in honor of that fine piece of comedic cinema, we’re going to do a little time-traveling, starting with our Time Traveler Geek Merit Badge ($8 on our web store). We’d like to point out it’s totally coincidental that our design invokes the opening credits for the current iteration of Doctor Who. Our patch came out several years before Peter Capaldi stepped onto the TARDIS.

 

tardis-scarfSpeaking of the good Doctor, we all know that he has quite the fashion sense. So can you if you buy one of our Time Lord Seal scarves to keep warm this winter (however many weeks it may last. We’re looking at you, Mr. Groundhog). This scarf ($21 on our web store) is made of soft blue cotton flannel and is embroidered in silvery-gray thread.

Doctors Name Small 2

 

 

Now, we admit that our Doctor’s Name messenger bags aren’t bigger on the inside, but they have plenty of space to hold a hardcover book (messenger size, $36 on our web store), a tablet computer (tablet/netbook size, $51 on our web store), or a full-size laptop (laptop size, $56 on our web store). The tablet and laptop sizes are padded to protect electronics and have adjustable straps.

Plague SurvivorWe’re very proud of our Geek Merit Badges, and this design, the Plague Survivor, is one of our earliest additions to the line.

We added it as something of a joke/experiment. It came up during a brainstorming session and we made it to see what would happen, never expecting that it would become one of our all-time top five best-selling items. People love the plague doctor!

Fun fact: our first attempt at the plague doctor mask wasn’t a winner because it looked too much like one of the title characters from the Spy Vs. Spy comic strip.

The Plague Survivor Geek Merit Badge is available for $8 through our web store. You can also buy it as a sticker from our Redbubble store.

Last year we unveiled the first is a new series of patches created in collaboration with New Orleans-based artist Marrus, featuring her Demon Fae characters. Today we unveil the next in the series!

rockabyeallRock-a-Bye, featuring a Demon Fae lying upon a twisted tree branch, is based on original artwork by Marrus, and our embroidered interpretation is 100-percent Marrus approved! At 6.25 inches in diameter, this is no mere patch; this is a work of art suitable for framing and displaying in your home or office (although you can of course put it on the back of a jacket and really catch everyone’s attention).

The Demon Fae – Rock-a-Bye patch is available through our web store for $36 plus shipping, and is available with six different background colors: red, orange, light blue, teal, purple, and light gray.

 

January is almost over, which means this is your last chance to grab certain patch and accessory designs. We will officially remove the listed items below from our website and our Etsy shops at the end of the day tomorrow, so act now if you want any of these!

COMICS

Harley Quinn – Puddin’!

DOCTOR WHO

Don’t Blink

Fantastic!

Vote Saxon – Change the Future

FANDOM PRIDE

Fanboy

FIREFLY/SERENITY

All items will be retired!

GAME OF THRONES

Fear Cuts Deeper than Swords

House Arryn

House Baratheon – small

House Baratheon – large/heraldry

House Greyjoy – large/heraldry

House Lannister – large/heraldry

House Stark – large/heraldry

House Targaryen – large/heraldry

House Tully – small

House Tyrell – small

HISTORY/LITERATURE

Misty Mountain

Royal Aerial Corps

MISC TV/MOVIES

Better Off Ted – Veridian Dynamics

Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Minimalist Spike

Community – Troy and Abed in the Morning!

Galaxy Quest – By Grabthar’s hammer, you shall be avenged!

Pacific Rim – Drift Compatible

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead – We’re actors — We’re the opposite of people!

Zombieland – Rule #1: Cardio male and female versions

MISC VIDEO GAMES

Bioshock – Rapture Colony

SCIENCE

There’s No Place Like 127.0.0.1

SHERLOCK

The Game is On!

All remaining Sherlock items will be moved to the Literature section of the website

STEAMPUNK

Elixir label

Love Potion label

SUPERNATURAL

All items will be retired!

WORLD RELIGION/MYTHOLOGY

Release the Kraken!

octopus-fabricThis week we’re adding a new design to our Spoonflower shop, based on our Kawaii Octopus patch.

Available in a variety of fabric types, the Kawaii Octopus (also known as the Happy Deep Sea Octopus) features, as the name indicates, a happy octopus rendered in bright orange floating peacefully on a sea-blue background.

The Kawaii Octopus fabric begins at $17.50 a yard for basic cotton.

It’s no secret we here at Storied Threads are avid readers and draw a lot of inspiration from our favorite books — and we’re definitely in a literary frame of mind as Boskone, a Boston-based convention that focuses heavily on genre literature, is coming up in a few weeks.

(Sorry, folks, we won’t be there vending, we’re just going to actually go to the con as guests. That’ll be a new experience!)

bibliophileSo this week we’re spotlighting some items that should be of interest to our reader friends, starting with the Bibliophile Geek Merit Badge ($7). We also offer variations of this design on an embroidered bookmark and on a messenger bag. FYI, we haven’t made tablet or laptop sizes in this design yet, but if that sounds like something you or a fellow reader would be interested in, drop us a line and ask about a custom order!

me-timeSpeaking of bookmarks, we have several designs listed in our Literature section, but I’m going to spotlight the “Me Time” bookmark ($8).

We came up with this idea after hearing a lot of stories — too many, in our opinion — of people being harassed in coffee shops and on public transit while they were just trying to sit and read in peace.

Make sure the top of this bookmark is peeking out and send a clear message that you’re not there to chat, you’re there to read.

 

 

Nevermore Messenger Bag

Nevermore Messenger Bag

While we honor several great authors, we’re going to pick on Edgar Allan Poe for our final item, a messenger bag bearing the most famous line he ever wrote, from the poem The Raven ($34). As it happens, the basic messenger bag is the perfect size for holding a hardcover or trade paperback size book!

Remember, these and other designs are also available as stickers, laptop skins, T-shirts, and more at our Redbubble store.

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