Monday, June 29, 2009

Puts the "throw" in "throw pillow"

This is one mean looking pillow, people. You just put your head down for a nice nap and wake up with your head partially decomposed. Say hi to Boba Fett while you are down there!

See, the sarlacc is bragging about nabbing Boba Fett (even though he eventually got away). I guess he (she?) is waving around the helmet to show the other sarlacc's how awesome he (she?) is. Are there really other sarlaccs? I'm not even sure. And if there were, do you think they would brag about what they got to eat? I wonder if they make miniature sarlaccs for garbage disposals. I haven't had much sleep, can you tell?Made by ScumptiousDelight for the Stitch Wars show. Stay tuned!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Don't step on me!

Check out this adorable bath mat! I found it on Craftster the other day, and I just can't stop thinking about how cute it is! The little curl is just too adorable.

It's crocheted out of strips of cotton fabric, that's why it is so big. Then the eyes and mouth are made out of felt. I'm not really sure how waterproof it is, but I know that I want thirty of them laying on my floor. I was also considering making a Pikachu--maybe a Pikachu all curled up and sleeping or something? Or maybe a Ghastly or Koffing or something, they probably don't get as much love as their brighter colored Pokemon friends.

If you want to make your own, go to to learn how to make this kind of rug! Then all you have to do is find the right colors, glue on some eyes and wham! Your very own pokemon. This would also be a good present for those people who hate pokemon, since they can step on them all day. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Don't lose your head!

Check out this awesome fell beast! I don't think they get enough love in the Lord of the Rings universe. Made by the same girl who made this dragon I have already talked about. The dragons themselves were cute enough (and inspired by the Reign of Fire dragons, so they were already kind of nerdy), but now she modified her pattern to make a fell beast.

Look at his little teeth! Isn't he so adorable? I like the little spikeys on his back. And everything is poseable! There are wires running all through the neck and wings so that you can reenact your very favorite scene from Lord of the Rings. As long as it's not the part where he gets his head chopped off.

You can pick up the pattern for the original dragon over on etsy, but as of right now there is no pattern for the fell beast. And check out even more pictures over on Craftster! I think I might need one of these to guard my Lord of the Rings DVDs. Anyway, stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Grr! Argh!

Alright, just a quick note about this adorable little embroidery project I found over on flickr by TiLT creation!

Dinosaurs? Awesome. Firefly? Awesome. I love the colors she used on the dinosaurs, they are adorable. And I love the childish looking scirbbly font, too. It looks like something Wash would totally draw. Anyway, just a quick note! Back to my own embroidery.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day, everyone! I hope everyone is having a good day, and I hope that no one found out their father was some sort of evil galactic ruler who was trying his best to kill you and all of your friends and then proceeded to cut off one of your limbs. You know. The usual.
Adorable picture via Flickr!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Question

Okay, everyone, I have a question for you. You're walking down the street, minding your own business. You are going to get some cake from the bakery, and it's a lovely day outside. Right as you are turning on to the main street, this van drives past you and parks right in front of the bakery.

What do you do?

Friday, June 19, 2009

Yes please

Yes I would like this please thank you very much. How awesome are these bookends?

Oh Georgy. I promised you I would never give you money ever again after those awful prequel movies and your childish, petty refusal to put the original THX editions on DVD, but now here you are with this awesome bookend set and I'm ready to fork over some more cash. Of course at $190 these bookends aren't an impulse purchase, but they look awesome and I covet them. They sure as hell wouldn't be holding any prequel DVDs, not in this house no sir, but I have some lovely Star Wars books that would look mighty nice.

Anyway, these don't even ship out until April 2010, so I hope no one is too excited about these. I guess it gives you enough time to start saving up your pennies though. Stay tuned!

via Gizmodo.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sure, why not?

Why not have the original cast of Star Trek knitted up as meerkats?

Well, there's just no reason now, is there? So here you go! But maybe the original cast isn't your thing. It's too corny. Well, we've got that covered!

Here's The Next Generation. I like the Reading Rainbow guy's eye thingy. Alright, alright. You don't like the Next Generation either?

Have some Janeway. (She's a little hard to recognize without that awful hair).
Or maybe Chakotay!

Yeah. I have no idea why they are meerkats, but I think they are pretty cute. Plus they are knitted, and I have to give props to anyone crazy enough to knit something like this. My brain is almost ready to explode just thinking about how difficult this would be to do. Anyway, if you want to pick one of these little buggers up, just go to Niftyknits etsy site! She seems to be ready and willing to make custom orders, too, so feel free to ask for a Tom Paris meerket but as a lizard from that one episode where he turned into a lizard and had lizard babies with Captain Janeway. Yeah, that's right.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Different Kind of Baby

Alright, everyone, I've talked about some cute stuff for babies before. But those were for human babies! And human babies are chumps. Now, if you were looking for something for a Klingon baby, well, that's pretty hardcore. And there are some pretty hardcore baby items available for a baby like that. Check it out:
The baby cradle--although I would have assumed Klingons just leave their babies on rocks or something, to toughen them up.
A baby walker.

A rocking horse--which is probably my favorite. It looks wickedly evil.And finally a rattle toy.

Now these, of course, aren't really available on the market, because you know if they were some crazy Trekkie parents would go and buy these for their kid (wait--are Trekkies allowed to mate? What's that? Only every seven years? Alright then). These are part of an art gallery show by Shi Jinsong. Well duh! Do you know how fast those things would be covered with fingerprints if they were real? I mean, come on. Stay tuned!

Monday, June 15, 2009

More Stitch Wars!

More and more cool stuff is being made for the Stitch Wars gallery exhibition! I am so excited. Here are some super cute adorable little Star Wars moon buns from Moon's Creations.
Cute, right? I've probably posted these before (because I love all of the Moon buns, I think they are so cute) but I figured they could show up again. I especially love Chewie! I wonder if he is made out of the same yarn as I's a pain in the butt to use but it's the only thing I've found that looks like Wookie fur. I wonder if a yarn designer out there ever pictured their yarn being used for Chewie fur? Probably not.

And here's Ghost Kenobi. So cute! I love the blue shade. And his costume looks rather complicated--he has a little tunic on, and a belt, and a little jedi robe! All ghosty blue tinted, of course. I love the little mustache.
And finally, my favorite bunny--Oola! Poor Oola, you didn't last very long, but now you will live forever in bunny infamy! I love the little headband and the chain around her neck. Too cute!

Anyway, I'm really excited to know that our little dudes will be in such good company. I wish I could see everything together! And it looks like the 501st is going to be making an appearance at the gallery on opening night, too. I'm so jealous! But for now we will have to look at all of this adorableness through the computer. Stay tuned!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Reach for the Stars!

Alright people, listen up. It's never too early to start geekifying young children. If you wait until they are old enough to talk, it's too late. Best to start them off when they are babies. Their brains are still mushy at that age, and the brain accepts information more readily because it is porous. Trust me, I'm a brain scientist.

Anyway, here's a shining example of someone doing their part:
It's a Mario baby blanket! I like it because it's not another one of those pixelated 8 bit game projects--don't get me wrong, I think they're really cute, I'm just really tired of seeing them. I really like the black outlines around all of the shapes, too.

Oh yeah! And the best part? The pattern is available for free! To make the Mario version all you have to do is use different colors and glue on some cute little eyes (I assume, anyway, there really aren't any notes about it on Ravelry). So if you guys know any cold babies out there, start crocheting! Stay tuned!

ETA: Maybe this mobile would be a nice accessory, yeah? The Left 4 Dead one is probably too much, though. You don't want to raise a serial killer.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wanna see what I've been doing?

Alright, now keep in mind this is an "in progress" shot. In progress meaning the first 1/8th of the project is only half done. So I still have a lot to do--like way more to do on it than I'll ever probably get done in this lifetime. Anyway, here it is!

Yay! What do you guys think? I'm really super excited about it. You can see the starting of some color up at the top--I'm still not too good at satin stitch, but I think I'll get better the more I work on it. Now I just have to work out the long and short stitch to fill in the big areas (like Amaterasu) and I'll be set! This thing is going to be one brightly colored crazy pieces when it's done. Check out the picture I'm basing it on:

I know it's a little fuzzy (open it in a separate window to see it clearly), but isn't it awesome? It has almost every character from Okami. Oh, and see the tiny little circle with Amaterasu in it in the middle? Yeah, that's what took me, like, a month to do. Well, it took me that long to do the outline, it will probably take me four times that long to fill in the color. But can you imagine how amazing it's going to look when it's done? Anyway, I'm radiating out from the middle, so there are a couple of other figures drawn (by my boyfriend, of course, since I can't draw at all, or apparently even trace) in pencil around the outside, and I can't wait to start on them!

I really want to know what you guys think about this. I was worried about posting in progress shots, but I'm super excited about it! Let me know what you think, and stay tuned for more!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A backpack that really shields your stuff!

Check out this adorable little backpack over on Craftster!

And look--the back even zips up.

I think it's adorable! Personally I wouldn't have crocheted it--I would have made it out of something stiffer, like a felt or some sort of fabric with heavy interfacing--but I really like the concept. Also I think the crochet on the back of the shield is really pretty, and I am jealous that there is a zipper. I have always found zippers to be difficult, so I'm pretty easily impressed when someone is able to put such a nice, clean looking one in their project.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure I'm not courageous enough to actually wear something like this, but I find the idea of it totally adorable. Stay tuned for picture of my embroidery project, coming soon! (I'm sure everyone is holding their breath).

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Heh. Wookie Cookies.

Another entry for the fabulous Stitch Wars show! Every time I see something new that is going to be at the show I contemplate buying a plane ticket to Florida just so I can see all of this awesome stuff in person. These wookie cookies were made by the very talented lady over at the Yummy Pancake. These little guys are so ridiculous and totally adorable. Too cute! Stay tuned!

Cute Little Monster

Alrighty, for something a little different I thought I would share these little guys. They aren't related to any fandom or anything like that but I think they are super cute and really creative. Made by this very talented lady, it looks like these portal monsters are just the beginning of a series of portal monsters. I can't wait to see what the rest of them look like!

This little monster is my favorite. He is depicting wonder/curiosity. I just love the way she used the embroidery hoop as a portal! And I love the little ripples on the felt where he is popping up. Oh yeah, and I love how he is stabilizing himself with his other hand as he is pulling himself out. All in all, I think the whole thing is brilliant! He is too cute.
I like this one because it shows her crochet work. Most of the other stuff she does is plush (probably felt?) but her little crochet creatures are adorable too. I think this one is a cow/cat hybrid. I like the horns!
This one is called "Believe" and depicts the emotion of hope. I love the gesture! I'm pretty sure that the fingers (and arms?) are made out of pipe cleaners. I love the dangling green pieces.

And here is a new monster--yet to be named, I believe--and the wonder/curiosity monster from earlier. They are friends! Too cute. It looks like the new creature is ripping out of his portal, instead of pushing out like the other one.

Anyway, I thought these were adorable. I never thought of using an embroidery hoop like this, but I think that it is a great new way to look at them. I can't wait to see what new monsters this artist makes! If anyone is interested in anything she sells she does have an etsy store--I thought the birdies were especially cute, but not necessarily geeky. It's worth taking a look, though. Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy! Stay tuned!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Still Alive

Hello everyone! I'm not dead, I've just been very lazy. Bad me! I haven't updated in a long time I know, and I'm really sorry. I wish I could blame it on work or something, but it's not that. We're just really tired of making our little dudes. I know, I know, it's depressing. And there are still so many characters we want to make, it's just...they are very hard to make and each new character can take upwards of 10 hours of work. And everyone keeps asking for the same characters over and over, and it's just getting exhausting. Not a sustainable business model, I guess, though people seem to like the patterns. And lately there has been no new crafty goodness that really makes me excited, and so the blog has been neglected.

But don't worry! I won't let the blog waste away. I just have to try harder to find the cool new stuff that I know is out there, somewhere. I have been working on a new project of my own, an embroidery project, but it is going to take a long, long time to finish. My boyfriend estimates five years, but he is probably factoring in my admittedly short attention span. So far I am loving embroidery though! It's based on a picture I found on the internet from my favorite game, Okami. Once again I'm going to urge anyone who hasn't played it to GO GET IT. Seriously. It's for the PS2, which is super cheap now, and it will provide you with at least 50 hours of the most fun gameplay you've ever had. And it's beautiful! Which is why I wanted to do an embroidery project based on it. But I'll post pictures of it soon, in its half completed state.

But for now, enjoy some really cool Star Wars embroidery! Here's a great one for Father's day--you can get more info on it here.

And this one...I haven't posted this one before, but I've known about it for a while. It disturbs me, but I thought I would post it here and let you guys make a decision about it. I want to like it, I think the concept is really funny, but...I don't know, the sexy stormtrooper really freaks me out. The flickr page is here.
Yeah, I don't know what's up with the head in the crook of the arm either. Anyway, you guys should really stay tuned. I'm making it my mission to be better about posting, I promise! And I'll be posting pictures of my new project soon--stage 1 (of like, maybe 20 stages) is almost done! Stay tuned!!