In honor of the recent release of Star Trek: Into Darkness, I thought it fitting to share a Star Trek craft: a do-it-yourself Live Long & Prosper (LLAP) hoodie. My husband got a commercial version of this as a gift, so I thought it was clever that someone came up with their own DIY version.
Since it’s posted on Instructables.com, it includes a full tutorial of how to make it yourself. It involves making a stencil from a thin piece of wood, which I thought was interesting. I wonder if you couldn’t just use butcher/freezer paper?
So have you seen the new Trek movie? We went to the midnight viewing and loved it. Great story, action, and special effects. We’ll definitely be adding it to our Blu-Ray collection. What did you think?
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Look at this blanket. Now look at your blanket. Now back to this one. Now back to yours… I’m sorry, I had to. This blanket is epic. Knit by Jessie’sGirl84 on Ravelry she used a mix of available doctor who designs and her own work to make this epic blanket.
All the Doctor Who… villains, Timelords, Companions The scarf, the Tardis, Cassandra, even a fez. Look at these squares. Look at them.
All of space and time in one wibbly wobbly blanket.
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Hot, summer days are nearly upon us, but that doesn’t mean we have to solely embrace swimsuits and suntan lotion. We can hold onto that last little bit of winter. . .by making a cuddly, cute yeti friend.
I wrote this pattern because I saw plenty of adorable yeti patterns online and yet not a single one of them represented what I like most in my amigurumi: little, bitty bodies and very large heads. Here’s a yeti pattern that embraces both of those things, and I think it’s pretty cute for such a ferocious beastie.
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Did you ever have one of those cool magic cube puzzles when you were a kid? The sort that you could kind of turn inside-out? I picked one up at a Science museum this weekend with solar system facts on it, and it got me thinking I’d quite like to make one of my own.
A quick Google later and I’d stumbled upon a pattern for making a papercraft version. So, as with most things, I decided to take the pattern and “geek it up” to create an Avengers Magic Puzzle Cube.
This cube features Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Nick Fury, Agent Coulson, Agent Hill, Dr. Selvig, Loki and the Avengers logo. Yep – 12 images on one cube. Well, it is magic. Here’s a quick vid of it in action, in case you still don’t know what I’m talking about.
Want to make your own? I’ve uploaded the pattern I used especially for you guys. There aren’t any instructions, you just need to remember that each strip makes two adjoining cubes, and the labelled tabs then connect them all together.
Hot off the presses, this Doctor Who set of hoops by Chelsea Bloxsom from Love and a Sandwich was just finished yesterday. I love all her hoops made with fur and felt, and her numerous pieces of awesomeness all over the internet, but these deserve special mention, because I came across them this morning in my Facebook feed, when my sister shared them with my niece. As a newly-obsessed Whovian, I appreciate the way that Doctor Who is making us geeky mums cool again.
Ever wanted life to be as thrilling as a video game? You could start by making it look like a video game, right? Now, when I was young, becoming an astronaut was a more popular dream than becoming a test subject. However, dominator24 almost makes Aperture Laboratories seem like the place to be.
If you would like to know how this fusion between a lamp and a wall hanging was made, check out the details at this Instructables entry.