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March 4

Crobots by Nelly Pailloux Review

Hello Geek Crafters! Today I’m going to be telling you about the adorable Crobots by Nelly Pailloux.

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What is a Crobot you may be wondering. It’s a crocheted robot, naturally, which is an adorable idea. Of all of the cute robots, I chose Zombiebot. Because of course I did.

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He only took about an evening to make and a total of maybe 20 cents. One ball of yarn would probably make you 3 zombiebots, so you could start a small army.

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I thought the pen spring for the popped out eye effect was wonderful. I added barley to the bottom of his body so that he would sit up on his own.

The instructions were simple, well-written and easy to follow. To be honest, that is a huge relief. Too many times I’ve tried to follow a pattern only to find it overly-complicated. Not with this though. I never had to second guess myself.

So if you’re looking to add some cuddly robots to your life, which, why wouldn’t you, pick up Crobots by Nelly Pailloux. It’s a unique and fun book that will definitely keep you busy.

March 3

A Hoopla of Robots!

Over on Craftster, there has been a great big HOOPLA! Actually, this Hoopla has been going on for a couple of years now and has not lost momentum like so many other crafty trends. The term applies to any sort of needle work framed in an embroidery hoop regardless of size.

I have to say this particular set of Hoopla is some of my all time favorites. It combines R2D2 and C3PO, needlework and felt. How awesome is that??! Loveandasandwich stitched up these wonderfully detailed pieces bringing our favorite ‘bots to life. She even gives us a bit of insight as to her creative process towards the end of her original post.

Fantastic work loveandasandwich! The Force is with you!

R2D2 and C3P0 – NEEDLEWORK.

February 8

Lubu Polymer Clay Robots

lubu robotsNothing says a geeky “I love you” like a personal robot. Especially when that robot is a super-kawaii version of your favorite pop culture icon.

Etsy shop Lubu has dozens of adorable polymer clay robots fit for every nerd and movie buff, from Star Wars poster boy Vader to The Hangover’s Alan and baby Carlos. There’s even a team of awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

As if these weren’t cute enough on their own, Jenn and Tony Bot (the team behind Lubu) staged some classic movie scenes with their robots, including Return of the Jedi, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and — my personal favorite — The Exorcist.

As Lubu’s profile promises, your eyes will be bleeding rainbows by the time you’re done taking in all the cuteness!

January 3

Robots in 2011

Hi all! My name is Jamie, and I’m excited to be joining the Geek Craft crew in the new year.

For my inaugural post, I thought I’d share some pics of a new planner I made for myself a few weeks ago.

My craft weapon of choice is often paper, whether that’s through  journaling, stationery, or zines, so I sometimes I can be a little picky when it’s time to commit to a planner for a whole year. This year (or I should really say last year), I wasn’t finding anything I loved, so I decided to make my own.

I drew the days of the week and surrounded them with some cut-and-paste action from a crappy old kids’ joke book I found. I like the old-skool zine feel of it.

For the cover, I splurged on some fancy-pants robot fabric at my local shop. I’m really pleased with/surprised at how straight I was able to keep everything!

I learned how to do this online a few years ago, and unfortunately I can’t find the exact same website, but mothteeth.com has a similar tutorial. It’s not too difficult, it just takes a lil patience, and acceptance of the inevitable imperfections.