CraftedGeekery

Fun Geek Crafts!

Allendale, Michigan | 44 Sales

CraftedGeekery

Fun Geek Crafts!

Allendale, Michigan 44 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Lindsay Bandy

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Lindsay Bandy

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About

Sharing my love of geekery through art and crafting

This all began at Anime Festival Orlando 4. Fruits Basket was my favorite manga, and one of the artists in AA had an adorable Kyo fleece hat. Needless to say, I purchased it and one of their beaded bracelets. That hat became part of my daily wardrobe, garnering many positive comments from folks in public. Sadly, ten years is a long time, and one day, my much-loved Kyo hat did not survive a trip through the washing machine. (Oddly enough, the bracelet, though stretched, is still in one piece. My daughter plays with it now.) No longer in Florida and unable to remember the name of the person I bought it from, I determined to make my own replacement. Thus began the making of hats of many different characters from anime, movies, and comics.

I didn't stop there. My husband is a huge fan of Deadpool, and made comments about wanting a large Deadpool plushie. After several fits and starts, I got my first large plushie done. He was a hit, and I've made many plush since.

I recently started participating in Free Comic Book Day and a couple of local conventions, and I discovered that it's tons of fun. I get to meet so many people who have similar interests, and I get to talk to other artists and crafters.

Sadly, I suffer from a severe case of procrastination, and I usually do most of my work in a caffeine and Netflix fueled panic the last few weeks before a show. I absolutely love the sales at JoAnn and Michaels, and have been known to kill many an hour wandering the aisles looking for the perfect material for a project.

Waste is important to me, or, rather, not wasting. This is why my plushies and pillows are stuffed with a mixture of polyfil and shredded fleece and fabric. I use entirely too much fleece to throw away the scraps. It would just be crazy.

Shop members

  • Lindsay Lakel Bandy

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Crafty Geek

    I'm an artist and designer, as well as stay at home mama and wifey. I've been into anime and comics since the 90s, when I also became a huge X Files fan. I enjoy all things art and cosplay, and many of my creations draw from pop culture.

  • Scott Bandy

    Marketer, Customer Service, Creator

    Scott grew up on a steady diet of comics, video games, and Rush albums.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 7, 2017
Greetings, Earthling! Or any other friendly entity that has wandered by my little shop, I'm cool with interstellar space travelers. Kick back, have a look around. All of my products come from a smoke and pet-free home. While you're here, please do us both a favor and read the following policies. There will be a test at the end.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
I accept returns in the event of a catastrophic failure. Did a piece fall off when you took it out of its shipping container? My fault. Did it explode after you put a plush in the washing machine? Not my fault. I am more than happy to guide you through basic repairs, but I am not responsible for damage from regular wear and tear.
Payment
I am happy to accept PayPal. If there are special considerations, I will go so far as to accept a money order. Be aware that if you are paying via money order, your item(s) will not be shipped until payment is received. I do expect payment in a timely fashion, within 3-5 days of your order. No item is shipped without payment.
Shipping
Unless otherwise requested, I ship via USPS Priority Mail. It doesn't get much easier for any of us than their "If it fits, it ships," policy. This comes with tracking and up to $50 of insurance coverage.

That being said, sometimes things happen, and a package gets lost between my house and yours. When that happens, it is your responsibility to get in touch with your local post office, as I can't do anything from my end. In the event that the item cannot be tracked down, I will waive the shipping cost for a replacement item.

At this time, I do not offer international shipping. However, if you live outside of the USA and wish to make a purchase from me, send me a message and I can make arrangements. Be advised that international shipping is quite expensive, and the shipping may be more expensive than the item itself, and it will take longer to reach you.
Additional policies and FAQs
I accept commissions! These are taken on a case-by-case basis, as I refuse to accept work that I can't guarantee a quality product for. My process for commission work is as follows:
1) A request is made;
2) I do some research, mainly consisting of looking for images and fabrics;
3) At this point, I decide whether or not it is something I can make. If it is, depending on the design, you can expect a 2-4 week turnaround. If not, I will let you know why I can't/ won't take the project. I will be honest about my skills and abilities.
4) Payment arrangements are made. 50% down (for supplies) and the remaining 50% upon completion of product. I do not start work on a commission before the initial deposit is made.

All of my fleece/fabrics are pre-washed to help prevent shrinkage.

DISCLAIMERS! (a.k.a. Boring Stuff)

YARN!
When you decide to wash your hats (please, washing your clothes on the regular is a good thing), I strongly recommend hand-washing. Knit or crocheted hats should be hand-washed with your detergent of choice, and then rolled in a towel and laid flat to dry. They can be fluffed in the dryer, on low, if you so choose.

PLUSH!
While my designs have been toddler-tested, I do not recommend that they be given to very young children. This is mainly due to the fact that children are messy little creatures, and plush don't fare very well in a washing machine. For cleaning plush, I recommend spot-cleaning rather than full immersion.

FLEECE!
Most of my hats are made from fleece and felt. They can be washed in cold water and dried with whatever you're washing. They're extremely sturdy and low-maintenance. With proper care, they can be enjoyed for years to come.