Sunday, October 4, 2009

Jedi (bath) Robe

For the discerning bather who need to stay dry and look devilishly handsome at the same time. Also handy for those times you get ambushed by an evil sith lord when stepping out of the shower.

At almost $100, this is probably the nicest (or it better be) bathrobe I've seen. Unfortunately, the site that sells it doesn't seem to be working right now, so I don't really have a link so that you can go spend your hard earned cash to buy this awesomeness. However, if you're willing to drop $30 at Joanne's for some terry cloth and waste a couple of hours swearing at the sewing machine I'd bet you could come up with something just as cool. Stay tuned!

Friday, September 25, 2009


Another great (and free!) pattern over on Ravelry. That place is amazing, I love searching through all the new patterns put up every day. Anyway, check out this latest one I found!

Recognize it? It's an elven leaf brooch! It's so pretty too that you could wear it and not look like a freak (who knew that wearing a hobbit cloak in public was a weird thing to do?) but the other nerds hiding in the crowd would totally understand what it is. Very cool.

Click here for the free pattern from Ravelry.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I hope you guys know how to knit...

...because you are going to want to knit this. This was created by a wonderful knitter I found over on Ravelry named Kelly. Check out this adorable little Serenity she made!

It's so cute! It could use some glow in the dark yarn on the little engine parts, but whatever. Oh yeah, did I mention that this pattern is TOTALLY FREE? It is so awesome that she would not only take the time to write up a pattern like this (because writing patterns are a total pain in the butt) but that she would put it up for the whole world to use. So go forth and knit! Stay tuned!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Old Timey Sampler

Okay, I'm not sure if too many of you are familiar with cross stitch samplers or not, but if you are, well, most of them are pretty boring. They are pretty much made so that you can have an excuse to try out different stitches and a lot of times commemorate a birth or something like that. Anyway, leave it to the internet to come and make something really neat and interesting out of a sampler.

And it's an Internet Sampler! I know the picture is a little hard to see here, but it's very detailed. It must have taken forever. I love the borders--I think they might be my favorite part. The little emoticons down by the bottom are pretty cute too. I think this is so great probably because it captures the spirit of the Internet so perfectly--it's a place for, by and inhabited by crazy people. Too cute!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Couture Video

Oh my gosh, you have got to check out these awesome outfits. These were made by Craftster user montyfull, and they are pretty amazing.

Look at all the sparklies! And check out the garter around the leg.

The bob-omb dress. It's a little hard to see, but it's quilted up at the top.
Gold coin dress--I think this dress is pretty amazing even without the video game theme.
Toad stool dress.
And a shot of all of the dresses, plus the toad dress in the middle. I bet there are a bunch of super nerdy girls out there who would wear these. Alright, maybe not the one with Mario's giant head on it, but the concept is pretty cool.

Anyway, yeah! These were too cool not to share. Stay tuned!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

It's a miracle!

It's a miracle! Not only am I finally making a new post, we have a new dude to show off! AND we have a pattern for him! AND we have some finished amigurumi up for sale in the shop! Wow, I feel kind of productive. Not that I haven't been busy--I have--I have just been doing non-nerdy things. It's time for me to get cracking on Christmas presents if I want to get them finished in time--not because they are complicated, but because I am very bad at actually finishing projects I start. I get distracted with new projects pretty easily.

Anyway--the new dude! Behold!
It's Obi-Wan Kenobi! And he's very cute, if I do say so myself. I think his little white beard may be my favorite part about him.

And without his jedi robes.

Here's the closeup of his little lightsaber. It's very tiny and very meticulously painted.

All together! So what do you guys think? I know it's nothing really out of this world, but I have been wanting to make an Obi-Wan to add to our little entourage. Now if we could just finish our Gandalf the White we will be all set on wise old dudes.

Anyway, if you want to pick up the pattern it will be available in the store by the end of the week--we just need to finish the lightsaber instructions and we'll be set. I am thinking about making another pattern pack available with Obi-Wan, but I am having some difficulty picking out which characters to make for it. I know I want Lando in there, but I was thinking about adding an alien or some sort. Any ideas? Suggestions? I was thinking maybe a Jawa, but maybe Greedo or someone like that would be fun too. Anyway, I'm still thinking about it, so it might be a while before a whole pack is ready.

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Just sleep on it

Check out this neato bed!
Oh yeah, that's a bed. A freaking awesome bed! It's a Y-Wing, complete with laser marks on the hull. It looks like it crashed landed in the (world's most spoiled kid's) bed room. Yeah, someone actually gets to sleep there. How awesome is that?

A view from the bed. Don't know what the joystick does, I assume it's just to get to school a little faster in the morning if you sleep in.From underneath/
So unless you are a master carpenter, it looks like you would be out of luck to get this in your own home. However, do not fear, nerds! There is a place out there for all of your Star Trek needs, at least. I know, I know, it's not nearly as cool as Star Wars, but I guess it's cool that there is a big enough market for Star Trek design that someone created a company to address those specific needs. Star Wars fans, we'll have to just pine and wait. Until then, stay tuned!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

No fair! I had that same basic idea...

I was so totally going to make this! No fair! Someone must have been reading my mind or something.

But mine was going to say "a second location" not "the second location", so it's totally different. And if you don't recognize the quote, it's from 30 Rock. And if you haven't seen it you should probably go watch it right now, it's awesome. This quote was from an episode with Carrie Fisher. And they totally made a Star Wars reference--and what's more, Carrie Fisher helped. And not just in that episode! In almost every episode. Also, I was reading a book the other day (maybe it was House of Mirth? I don't remember) and this one character's name was Carrie Fisher and they always referred to her by her first and last name, every single time. It was really creepy. Anyway, here's another person who stole another one of my awesome ideas:

One of Tracy Jordan's pearls of wisdom. Being shark week, I thought it was appropriate. At least no one took my last idea from 30 way I'm going to tell you guys what it is though. It's going to be awesome though. You guys just wait.

Obligatory Firefly craft.

I just loved this little project! It's so cool, because you can change the picture of the bear every week! Or maybe, if your cats keep throwing up on your carpet, you can even put a picture of your cat in there. STUPID CATS.

What was I talking about? Oh yeah! We should have some new dudes coming up for you guys soon--and also some reworked old characters who needed a facelift. Hopefully they will be done soon! Stay tuned!

Monday, August 3, 2009

This ALMOST makes me want a baby

I said ALMOST. Don't freak out, parents and/or boyfriend, if you are reading this. I just love this little costume. Also, do you think it is child abuse if you just have a child to dress them up in cute little cosplay clothes? I think that using a monkey might work too. They like wearing clothes, right? What was I talking about again? Oh yeah. Check out this too too cute adorable little baby outfit!

It's a tiny Link! Look how cute! I love the little belt. And the hat. Okay, I love everything about it. How adorable!!

The quiver, complete with arrows--I mean, baby bottle. They should have made it look like a lon lon milk bottle, but whatever. I guess you can't give arrows to babies, or something. Who knows. I thought babies loved playing with pointy sticks!

And this is the chest that all of those little tiny adorable clothes came in. Note: baby not included in the chest. We hope not, anyway.

Anyway, this was made by a craftster user for a friend's baby. What a cute gift! I love it. Maybe the cats want to play dress up...I'll let you know how that goes...

Stay tuned!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Our new dude is Mad

Check out our newest creation! He was made as a custom order from one of my co-workers. Oh yeah, it's Mad Max. I don't know if we captured the scruffiness and dirtiness as well as Mel Gibson did, but all in all I think he turned out rather well. He's probably more reminiscent of the first movie rather than the subsequent ones. Having not personally seen any of the Mad Max movies except for the third (yikes! a mullet! also, the Mouth of Sauron and his creepy child!) I think he looks rather dashing.

Here's a closeup of his various gadgets--he has some binoculars, a wrench, and underneath that is his leg brace. The other side of him has his shotgun...
...with a pretty cool looking holster.

Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy! It's been a while since we have made a new character, but it was fun! Stay tuned.

Friday, July 24, 2009

I'm back!

I'm back! I was just on vacation for a couple of days, but now I'm back and faithfully blogging again (yeah right). We do have a new amigurumi to show you guys, but the pictures aren't ready yet. Wanna see what went on while I was gone?
The Stitch Wars show! Check out all of the celebrities who were there. Honestly, how many art shows can you go to where you get to dress up?

It looks like this guy found a friend. Also, that's a pretty awesome costume.

Here's a couple more of my favorites from the show--a mounted Foul Moudama head. He does look pretty foul.

A Chewie robe! How awesome is that. For those lazy days when you want to lounge around the house looking like a giant wookie. I totally want one!

You can check out everything that was at the show on the flickr page, and I suggest that you go browse through there. It has some of the neatest Star Wars crafts I've ever seen. And if you're itching to buy something, check out the online gallery. Some of the prices are a little expensive, but it's art! Anyway, the whole show looks amazing, and I can't believe that I missed it. It looks like it would have been a blast. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

More Legos!

Check out some of these awesome video game lego creations! These were made by flickr user Saber-Scorpion. First off, some Assassin's Creed!

I know it's a tiny picture, but I think it's really cool. I love the bird flying around the top. Just like in the game! Altair is even sitting up at the very top.
And here is Altair fighting some Templars. I love the little horsey!
And from Mass Effect--the Mako. Oh Mako, how I hate thee. Hopefully the second game will have better Mako missions. (Also, if anyone is interested, watch this awesome Mass Effect 2 video. I'm so excited!)

And I'm not really sure about this one, but I see Master Chief in there so I'm assuming it has something to do with Halo. Since I haven't really played Halo all that much I really have no idea what is going on in this picture. It looks icky though.

Anyway, that's it for now! I'm going on vacation tomorrow, so it might be a little quiet around here for a couple of days (just like normal, am i rite?). I hope everyone has a nice weekend! I'm sure all of the nerds out there are excited about Harry Potter, so I bet everyone will be all busy with that for a while. Stay tuned!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Found on Ravelry

Check out some of the awesome stuff I've been finding on Ravelry lately. That place is so cool! And there are lots of nerds there, too, which makes finding really cool stuff really easy. Also, you can search projects by what kind of yarn is used--which is good for me, since most of the time I just buy really pretty yarn but have no idea what to do with it. But anyway, here are some of the more nerdy projects I've found floating around.
First off--probably the most awesome use of granny squares ever. I like that it isn't a traditional square shape, and is just the outline of Mario. Even so, this thing must be pretty huge. I think there are over 350 granny squares on this thing.
These little dragons are too adorable. They are babies! I love their little tiny wings and their little head spikeys. I think I might go buy the pattern for them--I want to make a small army of them.

I like this project because it's something I never would of thought anyone would make--a Snakes on a Plane hat. I mean, I know the movie was all posed to be something really awesome, but it kind of flopped and it was kind of a while ago--I just didn't think that anyone would go through all of this trouble. It's awesome though!

And this little cute octorok! And not just any octorok--it's a boss. I love all of the little details on the top of him. Also he looks really angry.

Hope you guys enjoy! I haven't really been crocheting much, this kind of almost makes me want to pick up my hook again. Almost. Still plugging away on the embroidery for now, though. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cute little custom monsters

I am always awed at the really cool original stuff that people come up with. I mean, it's always really cool to see another cross stitch "the cake is a lie" sampler, but sometimes the original things people come up with are the best. These little guys are a great example of that--they are totally adorable, original, and I want one so bad. This artist, LucyRavenscar, also has some geeky sensibilities--she is the one who made these little adorable Star Wars people. Anyway, check these little monsters out!

This one is a rock spirit. Rocks can be cute, too!
This one is called a Dandelion Dragon. I could totally imagine him as some wise old kung fu master in a movie!
This one--probably my favorite--is the ice troll. I love his little fangs. And I like how happy he looks.And this one is a dawn spirit. I love how the yarn colors on the tummy really look like a sunrise.

In addition to all of these being adorable, most of them are made with fuzzy yarn, which is my enemy. I have to totally respect someone who can use it so well and use it more than once because of how crappy it is to work with.

Oh, and for anyone who wanted a geeky fix even after seeing these little adorable guys, check out her free Wicket the Ewok crochet pattern! Gotta love free patterns. And check out her etsy page--she sells these little guys on there, but my favorites are all sold out! And they look like they are very reasonable prices, too. Anyway, stay tuned! I'm slowly making my way through my embroidery piece (not original, based on a video game, but what can you do) and I'm going to need some more TV shows to watch soon. Ah well.

Friday, July 3, 2009

The greatest geek church ever

Stained glass isn't just for the churchies anymore! Check out these awesome stained glass windows--well, some of them are pretty small, maybe not window sized, but still pretty cool. I wish that I could do something this awesome.

I really like this one. The lightsaber looks really cool when the light is coming through the window. I like how simple it is, and the composition.
This one isn't really a stained glass piece, but it is a fused glass frame. At $80 it's a little expensive for an everyday picture frame, but I guess if you have a picture of yourself getting the high score on a pacman arcade machine it would be the only option for you.

This one is a candle holder. I bet it looks really pretty at night all lit up. I like the windwaker designs that are used, too. Once again, though, at $100 it's a little out of my price range.

Here's one that's a little cheaper! At $25 this little sun catcher is cute, affordable and pretty. Now if only I watched Dr. Who!

Anyway, I just thought these were pretty. I wish that I knew how to do stained glass--I would probably cover my whole apartment in it. How about something like this for the living room? Totally. Stay tuned!