May 12

Minecraft Magnets

Minecraft Magnet SetIn honor of the recent release of Minecraft: XBox 360 Edition, I thought I would share these awesome 1″ magnets by DesignNoy on Etsy.

A friend of mine is already in possession of these wicked magnets, and I can attest to their quality and general awesomeness.  It won’t be long before I have a set of my own to adorn my refrigerator.  They come at a great price, so getting a few sets would make your kitchen the hot spot of your house during all those wicked parties you throw for your billions of friends.

April 21

Paculele

In the world of Geekery, there’s embroidery, a variety of foods, poly clay, unbelievable yarn creations of every sort and the list keeps going. However, I’ve never in all of my days seen the combination of  Woodwork + Music + GEEK!

May I present the Paculele! It’s a ukelele with the body as Pac Man and the tuner is Blinky the ghost! I think I might have found the perfect Holiday gift for my ukelele playing Geek Husband!

You have got to check out celentanowoodworks’ other creations on Etsy. I think my all time favorite is the Roc Em Soc Em robot version.

Pac Man ukulele paculele by celentanowoodworks on Etsy.

March 28

Plants vs. Zombies vs. Santa

I wish I had a tutorial to offer you, but I don’t. Here’s the (awesome) scoop anyway: This dude, Sean, has an apparently crafty and fabulous mother. He told her that he and his girlfriend were into Plants vs. Zombies shortly before Christmas. She made them these delightful stockings. He shared the story on Reddit, and it was subsequently tweeted by PopCap’s Director of Editorial and Social Media, Jeff Green. Who thought they were socks, before being corrected by much of the twitterverse. And now I share it with you. Enjoy.

March 20

Accessories Sold Separately

As promised, I come bearing geekiness as gleaned from Mr X Stitch at the Stitch and Craft show…

I am, frankly amazed (and a little appalled) at myself for never having come across Lord Libidan before. His work is amazing – generally centered around video games, and packed full of original, interesting ideas.

The Transformers, sewn onto plastic canvas, actually transform. Oh yes. There’s Jetfire &  Optimus Prime (as seen here) who of course become a plane and a truck respectively – and also a couple of tapes; Ratbat & Laserbeak, which will fit into the soon-to-come Soundwave/tapedesk. I love that they are based on the original toys, not the new versions – tres retro chic. And (this is the best bit) all of the patterns are all available from his Etsy Shop. Huzzah!

This Pokemon image is stitched stereoscopically – so if you put on red & blue 3D glasses (great fashion choice, btw) it pops out at you. Excuse me while I cry at the awesomeness.

This manbroiderer may not really be a lord, but I agree with him; he should be.