Holy carp, the detail in this blanket is amazing!! Romelnq recently posted this image to Imgur, saying that after five years, the blanket was finally finished. However, Romelnq was just the poster. Romelnq’s wife was the creator.
The black and blue background was crochet (with an H sized hook) and the rest of it was cross-stitched over. You can see a series of progression shots here. For a size comparison, Romelnq said in an earlier post that the “1991” at the bottom of the blanket is about as big as a banana, so we got our scale after all!
We’ve all seen those spooktacular photos where the subject is somehow levitating. If you’ve wondered on how you can achieve the effect, then this tutorial from Jodie and Jen on Eighteen25.com will give you some great tips. You’ll need a tripod for the best results, and you’ll need to know how to use Photoshop as well (the tutorial is great, but clearly intended for folks who are familiar with the photo editing program already). The possibilities are endless though, and the photo shoot itself would be loads of fun. Kick your Halloween spirit into high gear with this delightful idea, and be sure to share the results with your friends here at Geek Crafts.
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In honor of World Emoji Day (yes, it’s a thing), I bring you this adorable (and functional) Emoji clutch. Laura Gummerman at A Beautiful Mess has a full tutorial.
While ABM offers a downloadable heart-eyes emoji template, I would think it would be easy enough to come up with your own customization to feature your favorite internet-speak icon. Which one would you choose? Let us know in the comments!
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Right now, this craft is just an idea, and unfortunately, doesn’t exist yet. :( It’s only some digital renderings, and that makes me sad.
This is a 2-man tent design that features an entrance at the back (just like the actual shuttlecraft). The tent stores in a carrying case that splits apart to become the thrusters. It was created by Dave, of “Dave’s Geeky Ideas.”
As Dave pointed out, the tent also doubles as a reference to Star Trek V, which opened with Kirk, Spock and McCoy camping at Yosemite park.
This started as a bunk bed design several months back, but he didn’t want to keep posting bed designs at the time, so he shelved it.
DancinFool82, of The Armored Garage, recently unveiled his Wolverine costume at Emerald City Comicon, in a series of photos over on Imgur. He designed it based on Batman’s suit in Arkham Knight Origins.
IN starting out with the chest, he traced out the parts in Photoshop. He loaded that image up in 3d studio max and traced out the shapes with geometry, and then loaded that geometry in a program he wrote himself, Armorsmith, to get the final adjustable templates that could be printed out on paper. To then get the clean bevel on the foam pieces, DancinFool82 used a technique called undercutting which involves cutting a channel on the underside of the foam and then filling that channel with hot glue and bending the foam. In order to get the nice rounded look, he used a Dremel to grind away the outer edge of the foam and get a nice soft curve. Then he hit the pieces with a heat gun and shaped them just a little bit to make them look more curved.
There are a ton of pictures in his Imgur album, and he explains each of them.
Looking for a Mother’s Day gift idea you can make yourself? How about this sweet Keyboard Cat from Urban Threads? The tutorial takes you step-by-step through making your keyboard wrist rest. They use two separate hand embroidery patterns (available for purchase, $1 each) to embellish the cat’s face (the glasses) and the front of the wrist rest (ehem . . . what I would say is the kitty’s posterior) with the words “I’m adorkable”. It’s a fun and simple project that is bound to be a hit with anyone, especially hard-working moms. The hand embroidery and stitching on this one is pretty simple, and I’d say it’s safe for any beginner to tackle. Plus, you could use just about any combination of fabric color and thread color too.
Go forth and conquer, stitchers!
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