Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Craftster finds

I love Craftster. There are tons of nerdy people over there and everyone comes up with the most unusual things. Here are a couple of things that I found that I think are absolutely great.

1. Beware the Leopard
I LOVE that someone finally made a Hitchhikers Guide craft that wasn't a knitted character! This sign is the sign that Arthur Dent finds in the basement while trying to find paperwork to save his house. I love the little filigree at the top too, it makes it look so quaint. There is more info here

2. Another cross stitch from another show
Arrested Development! This is from a supplement that Dr. F√ľnke’s 100% Natural Good-Time Family-Band sang about. (Warning: Teamocil may cause numbness of the extremities, short term memory loss and may decrease your sex drive) More information.

3. Star Wars decoupage!

Oh come on, you know I had to put some Star Wars stuff in here.This frame is so cool. She also made a pencil holder cup. I actually bought a Star Wars comic book so that I could decoupage a dresser that I have, but I never got around to it. The comic book is still sitting on my shelf. Maybe now I'll get off my butt and do it, this one turned out so well! I also like when people make wallets out of comic book pages--maybe if I thought I could sew reasonably enough through contact paper I could try that.

Anyway, if you haven't ever been to craftster, check it out! It's a lot of fun and everyone is very supportive. It's where I learned how to crochet!

On the news front, the boy and I have been tinkering around with a new character instead of working on Firefly people (even though Mal is completely done now). But this new character is quite possible the cutest little dude EVER! I think I'll be able to post pictures of him tomorrow. Seriously. Cutest dude ever. Stay tuned!


amber said...

Some nice finds there, the Teamocil thing cracked me up. It's not often you see Arrested Development references. The other day I actually managed to work "There's always money in the banana stand." into a conversation and was very proud. Now I'm seriously thinking of making some Teamocil cross-stitch bookmarks (complete with health warning on the back maybe?).

Geek Central Station said...

The bookmark would be so cute! I don't know if there would be enough room to put all of the warnings though, there are quite a lot of them!

Ooh, I could make an amigurumi Lindsey doll with the red shirt that says "Slut" on it. How funny would that be?

amber said...

Yes, definately a little Lindsey doll in her "Slut" shirt. Also Buster with his hook hand...and I'm sure Franklin would be easy to crochet. You could do the pre and post-washing machine version!

Napoleptic said...

Oh, this is so weird!! I was looking up geek crafts, had my nose glued to the screen, and what do I find but my very own "Beware of the Leopard" sign sent to me by my swap partner Imagine! ^_^

The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy swap gallery can be found here:

One of these days I'll get around to posting a good picture of the Marvin I made... He has glow-in-the-dark eyes and everything!

Geek Central Station said...

Ha ha, it's a small world! I love Marvin! I bet he's adorable.