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How to Create Your Own Craigh na Dun

Craigh na Dun is the enchanted, ancient ring of stones created by Diana Gabaldon to provide the portal through which Claire Randall time travels from 1945 to 1743.

One sure sign that you are addicted to Outlander is that you feel the need to touch any and all standing stones you come across. We had never noticed how many boulders and large rocks are used decoratively in yards, public areas such as malls and in front of restaurants, or even just along the roadway, until we witnessed Claire go through the stones at Craigh na Dun.

Images of Claire at the hilltop, hearing the buzz of the stones, immediately come to mind whenever I find a circle of rocks or any naturally formed ring of plants, hedges, or any piece of flora. While on hikes, it has become a pastime to stage photos of my Funko Pop! Jamie and Claire figures near flowers or stones. I decided it was time to have my very own Craigh na Dun and share this easy do-it-yourself project with you.

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DIY Voyager Give-Aways

That Voyager gathering is just around the corner, and you’re making preparations for the festivities. In our previous blog, we shared our party ideas and recommendations for that special celebration. Here is a simple and inexpensive DIY (do it yourself)  give-away or souvenir your guests will love. We know there are different options to creating this gift, so we will also include an additional suggestion, at the end of this blog, to modify this particular mini project.

Today, we will share a cute pencil keepsake we created that is affordable and extremely easy to assemble. Continue reading DIY Voyager Give-Aways

How to Create an Outlander Inspired Centerpiece

We find complete enjoyment in following the images and information shared through social media of the filming process of Season 3. The anticipation of the upcoming season is often hard to bare, so we find ourselves searching for ways to sustain our wee addiction to all things Outlander. We have been successful so far, as we have purchased new items to express our love for this series through Etsy, AbbyShot, as well as Redbubble. In our attempts to expand our repertoire of distractions while we await for the highly anticipated release of Voyager, we have joined various art groups and have even started developing our own crafting skills to bring other unique pieces of decor into our homes. We certainly find points of inspiration in all forms. In this case, we were inspired by one of Claire’s Parisian costumes that was on display at the Paley Center during the “Artistry of Outlander” exhibition.

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My Outlander Anniversary: Making Book Boxes with Fellow Fans

Let Life Surprise You…

 

Life takes us in so many different directions.  This blog marks the one year anniversary of when I first became acquainted with my local enthusiasts who love Outlander as much as I do.  I find comfort in the knowledge that there are others as equally passionate as I am about the Outlander series.  Each fan has their own story of how they found other like-minded individuals who have invested themselves into this amazing fandom.  How did I find this group, one might ask?  My simple answer – over coffee.

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Voyager Themed Painting with Outlander Friends, The Perfect Droughtlander Activity!

As Outlander fans, you can imagine the lengths we go through to keep ourselves busy until the next season, Voyager.  Pastimes like rereading the series for the 5th time, listening to Bear McCreary’s Outlander CDs for the 10th time, and rewatching the series – oh, lets say the gazillionth time – is not new to any Outlander devotee!  It’s a regular occurrence, to say the least.  However, one of the most rewarding Outlander hobbies is assembling with other like-minded fans; this, we absolutely look forward to. We gather and can genuinely be ourselves – not worrying about (as we do with our friends who haven’t found the glory of  “Diana Gabaldon’s word”) whether or not we sound strange with our constant Outlandish talk. We are always right at home with our clan! Continue reading Voyager Themed Painting with Outlander Friends, The Perfect Droughtlander Activity!

Making an Outlander Inspired Wrap from Britex Fabrics

An unexpected visit to Britex Fabrics in the heart of San Franciso led me to purchase some of my favorite materials for this next DIY project.  Britex Fabrics originally opened its doors in 1952 and has since been considered one of the best locations for designers and anyone else seeking “creative inspiration.”  You are sure to find exactly what you are looking for, especially with four complete floors filled with an immense variety of fabrics and accessories.

Come take a look at our next DIY project.  We also included a tutorial video at the end of this blog to highlight todays Outlander inspired wrap.

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