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.
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.
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.
Just one more… Hmm? What? … Yes, yes, I know it’s almost time for the Friday Roundup. Just wanted to finish this lev… I am not! No way I’m addicted to… What? Just pause it and do the round up? Okay, but I’m not addicted to it!
Sorry, guess I had lost tract of time but never fear, for the Friday Roundup is loaded with some amazing patterns to create some fabulous Angry Birds creations (and I am not addicted).
Emjay Bailey, otherwise known as Nerdigurumi has crochet patterns available for free for both the Angry Red Cardinal and the Green Pig.
Knitter can find patterns for the pair as well as the Angry Yellow Bird at Knitterbee‘s blog.
Crocheters do not dispair because Laura Chua offers us a free download for the Angry Yellow Bird.
Michele Villa offers a pattern for a crocheted Angry Birds Cozy which can be adapted to size.
Crafts by Starlight has a pattern for a crocheted Angry Bird Black Bird Hat. There are also links there for several other Angry Bird hats as well.
Lii Yan seems to have some sympathy for those frustrating Green Pigs and gives us a pattern for a hat.
Not into hats? Then how about an Angry Birds Tissue Box Cover by Donesia Margolis?
Suzy Vitale has created charts for knitting of the Red and Black Angry Birds.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some pigs to destroy… Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
How cool is this? Check out this AMAZING open source robot skin from Instructables Member Plusea.
Of course it would be awesome for robots to have skin. I can see this also for a lot of other uses. Maybe a body suit video game controller. Maybe a sweater that keeps track of your body temperature and outside temp. What can you think of?
With the coming of March, my mind turns to starting my container garden. I love working in the dirt, planting seedlings and then cooking with the lovely veggies and herbs that I watched grow. It’s a labor of love for me.
Last year, the concept of garden art fascinated me and I’ve spent several months thinking about how to decorate my planters. While surfing the Net for ideas, I came upon this and was blown away!
Mario inspired garden art made with Sculpey and chicken wire!
Kalapusa made a Piranha plant, a teething baby Piranha plant, a suspicious carrot and my absolute favorites, some green thumbs! She has also created a video on the making of the Momma Piranha so that you can see the basic steps in her process.
Making Friends by ~Kalapusa.