Via Pewari, I just found out about this neat service called YourFonts where you can create your very own TrueType font very quickly and easily. You download a PDF template sheet, print it out, carefully draw out your characters in pen (I used a medium felt-tip), scan it in and upload to their site. You will be rewarded in short order (like 1 min for me) with a ttf file of your very own. All for the cost of zero dollars.
That is simply cool.