June 13

Steampunk Dark Phoenix

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Tholins posted a gallery of her Steampunk Dark Phoenix costume over on Imgur recently. She got this costume done just in time for Balticon 2015, and her boyfriend talked her into doing the masquerade.

There is a staggering amount of information that goes along with her gallery. It’s almost along the lines of a good tutorial (too much info to include here in this post), because she talks about the types of material she used for each piece.

June 7

An Afghan from Far, Far Away

Star Wars afghan by Courtney of Spin A Yarn 32

It gets cold in space, so you might want to cozy up with this crochet Star Wars afghan by Courtney of Spin A Yarn 32. She has kindly rounded up sources and some of her own original graphs/charts for an empire’s worth of  afghan squares, including:

  • Death Star
  • Stormtrooper
  • Y-wing & X-wing
  • Old Rebublic Logo
  • R2-D2
  • Tie Fighter
  • Millinium Falcon
  • Boba & Jengo Fett
  • Empire & Rebel Insignia
  • C3P0
  • At-At
  • Lightsabers (multiple variations!)
  • Darth Maul
  • Darth Vader
  • Ewok
  • Yoda

What’s cool is you can either stitch these all up for an epic blanket of Star Wars awesomeness, or stitch up individual designs for a set of washcloths – great for a geek housewarming!

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June 6

The Geek’s Bedroom

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Arachnea, a self-proclaimed geek from Ontario, posted this project on Craftster and called it, “The Geek’s Bedroom.”

She said she’s a geek and so is her husband, so she decided to create a roombox miniature of a geek’s bedroom. More specifically: a comic book geek. In the series of photos she posted, Arachnea included an amazing amount of details in her little room: furniture, a rug, a ton of books, comics, candy wrappers, a little t-shirt, an even posters and stuff on a bulletin board! It’s the kind of place I’d like to hang out.

May 31

Add Geek Flair to Your Shorts

Geek panel jean shorts by Sasha Rumage

With all the fantastic geek fabric hitting the stores and interwebs these days, you may be wondering what to make with it.  Here’s an idea from Sasha of Tattooed Martha – add some flair to your favorite pair of shorts.

Her tutorial walks you through creating a custom panel for shorts you already love, with the bonus of Velcro tabs so you can switch the panels out! Genius! And extra bonus? It’s all NO SEW!

I would think this might also work to create interchangeable geek fabric pockets to attach to the front or side of skirts.

What geek fabric would you like to use to spice up your wardrobe?

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May 30

TARDIS Upholstered Bench

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Class, this morning in Geek Upholstery 101, we are going to learn about the many forms the TARDIS can take.

Allofthefrosties posted this album to Imgur recently. It’s a look at the before, during and after of a bench refinished to look like our beloved TARDIS. The bench was left in Allofthefrosties home when he/she moved in, and the previous owner never came back for it. With a little wood glue, paint, dowels (to create the window panes), rubber cement, foam and fabric, Allofthefrosties has shown us how the most mundane piece of furniture can be TARDIS-ized.

May 25

Fan Art 365 Giveaway!

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Love fan art? Then this is the giveaway for you.  Artist Kayly describes herself as a “mum, tea drinker, geek, outdoor enthusiast, board gamer, and lover of handmade things,” and she’s embarked on a new journey, one we’re invited to go along on.  She’s set a goal of creating 365 fan art drawings in the next year, and she’s giving away three drawings a month! Each winner gets to pick from a variety of her work, too.  Based on her first round of drawings, it’s clear she has a wide array of interests: from Disney, to Marvel, to Star Wars, to Sandman.  There’s bound to be something of interest for everyone.  Don’t miss your chance to cheer Kayly on in reaching her goal, but also to win one of her pieces too.  You can enter her giveaway here.

Don’t forget, you can enter each month from May 2015 – April 2016!

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