So like, I love Settlers of Catan. But the freaking 7 cardboard boxes you lug around, mostly full of air and a mixed up array of production number chits, kind of cramps my style. My style, which is decidedly more… flavory.
I never did get my act together last summer and create my own hand-crafted deluxury 3D sculpted Settlers set, but I did do something else a couple weeks ago. I made our settlers set fancy.
I bought a decorate ‘home accent’ kind of box from Hobby Lobby. One that seemed kind of cool and old-timey, and would fit the largest element. This is maybe a little larger than one of those metal lunch boxes. We had to root through the selection in the store though – many on the shelves were damaged or warped in some way.
We laid out all our Settlers stuff – everything we’d need for the 5 to 6 Player Cities & Knights expansion (our preferred mode), and got it all sorted out and it all fit super duper.
Also purchased at Hobby Lobby was a little bundle of quilting squares – one bundle had 4 of the six colors I’d need, in an 18″x18″ square fabric – plenty to make some simple draw-string bags to replace the plastic baggies. For the brown and white, I had some fabric already in my scraps box.
Draw-string bags are super simple to make.
And now I feel very fancy indeed. Now I can carry around this super nerdy game in true nerd fashion: a nearly role-play level of old-timey Catan Crafty flavor.Tagged with: settlers of catan • Sewing & Crafts