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December 19

Krampus Paper Toys

We’re in the final countdown to Christmas, my fellow geeks! My gifts are wrapped, my decorations are up, and (most of) the messy aftermath of wrapping and decorating has been stowed away. I know everyone is super busy this time of year, but I’m sure you can spare a few minutes to make these two adorable papercraft Krampuses! (Kramps? Krampi?) If you haven’t yet been introduced to Krampus, the Christmas Devil, boy oh boy, are you missing out.

Krampus Paper Toys

This lil’ green guy was created by Christopher Bonnette. I made him a couple years ago when I first found out about the Krampus. He even comes with an accessory: a terrified child for his basket! The other, much hairier, Krampus was created by Uncle Ghastly. I just made him a couple nights ago! So far both Krampuses are getting along famously! And I’m making sure to be on my best behaviour, of course. I don’t want to end up in their baskets!

Krampus Paper Toys

July 25

Book Review: Knitted Toy Tales

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Most geeks start off their nerd-life with books. We all remember “once upon a times” and “happily ever afters.” Knitted Toy Tales by Laura Wong captured that feeling, the one you felt when you first learned to read your fairy tales.

The patterns are well-written and super-easy to follow. It allowed for substitutions with the weight of yarn used which is always a bonus. There are many adorable projects within, including  the three little pigs! In the picture below, you see Frederick the Frog Prince (sans crown).

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Simply adorable. Thanks to my friend Nikky for knitting him up in no time at all.

May 9

Plants Vs Zombies Paper Toys

Plants Vs Zombies has been released for the BlackBerry Z10! And I have a BlackBerry Z10! So guess who’s been spending all of her (precious little) free time yelling at zombies?

These Plants vs. Zombies paper toys are probably going to be my next obsession. Paper crafting is super fun! It’s inexpensive, relatively easy to make, and there are oodles of awesome patterns out there…like these cuties from Mayainpaper! There are downloadable patterns for quite a few plants and zombies, but I think Crazy Dave might actually be my favorite.

Plants Vs Zombies Papercraft

March 2

Enderman Soft Toy

Enderman Sewing Pattern

Do you speak German?  Of course you do, otherwise why would you be here?  This adorable Enderman sewing pattern comes from bleeptrack.de, a ridiculously awesome site devoted to “geeks, games und der ganze rest”.  I could have used Google translate to figure out what is going on with this pattern, but there is a handy video included that saves me the trouble of using my fancy book learning to figure out words.

I am a bit of a Minecraft fanatic, so when I saw this pattern I knew I had to share it no matter what language it was written in.

Go Check out the Pattern here!

Check it out in English here!

While you are there, be sure to check out some of the other awesome stuff on bleeptrack.de, like the Lemmings paintings or the Minecraft comic.