November 19

Looking for Writers!

Hello!

I’m trying to get everything lined up to make Geek Crafts better than ever! If you would like to be a writer, send me a mock post at geekcrafts@gmail.com. Find any geek crafty item and write a post about it. Even if you’ve sent one before, feel free to send it again so I can keep this party going!! There’s no pay for this position, but you do get bragging rights!

What this would mean: I would need you to commit to posting at least once a week, have functional knowledge of WordPress including how to upload media, and proof-reading is the ultimate skill I require you to have.

So what are you waiting for? Hit me with your best shot and you may get to join the Geek Crafts team!!

And because who likes text only posts, I  give you this:

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I spoil you.

Stay Awesome,

Redd

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November 16

Katniss Everdeen Cowl Wrap

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My_RubySlippers of Aurora, IL posted her version of Katniss Everdeen’s cowl wrap over at Craftster.

She used a #6 super bulky yarn from Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in #123 Oatmeal The S/M size took just under three skeins, and she only spent about $12-15 total on it. An added bonus for My_RubySlippers: she is also an archer and the design works well and stays put while staying out of the way, while out shooting some arrows.

She has her pattern available for sale in her Etsy shop, Orange September, for anyone that’s interested. This fun and trendy cowl is seamless and reversible. The armhole can be left or right, and cowl can be worn over a shirt, sweater, or jacket. Instructions given for two size ranges, S/M (formerly One-Size Fits Most) and L/XL. It will also stretch to fit a range of sizes when crocheted with recommended yarn and hook size, and matching the gauge.

November 16

Countdown to Christmas, Doctor Who Style

Tom Baker scarf earrings by Natalie Shaw of doodlecraft

Step into many retail outlets these days, and you’re likely to met with visions of gingerbread-spiced this, and holiday-bedecked that. The countdown to Christmas is on! But leave it to a geek blogger to put a Doctor Who spin on that! Natalie at Doodlecraft is hip deep in a crafty countdown – “Like the ’12 Days of Christmas’…but for Doctor Who!” – posting a different Doctor Who craft every day!

She is drawing inspiration from across the full history of the beloved series, starting with blue crystal signet jewelry inspired by the first Doctor, William Hartnett, through Tom Baker’s iconic scarf (see above), and a patchwork bean bag warmer ode to Collin Baker (the 6th Doctor). But that’s not all – be sure to check out her Doctor Who tag for the full lineup of crafts, PLUS her round-up of 73 Doctor Who crafts from this summer! Doctor Who craft bonanza!!

Another item of note: I stumbled upon Natalie’s countdown via the Celestial Craftmakers Facebook group. If you’re into Doctor Who crafts, you may want to check it out!

November 14

Agents of Shield: Alien Script Scarf

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Agents of Shield, is the show that kept slowly worming its way into my heart, and now I’m glad I stuck with it. And speaking of worming its way, Coulson has been having some issues with some Alien writing for some time now. He finally has some answers, and we have a pattern for a scarf to wear.

ConcertiGrossi over on Tumblr created the  charts so you can have your own alien script without having to visit Tahiti, I hear it’s a magical place. It is a double knit scarf, which means you work both sides at the same time and end up with a mirror image of what you are working on.

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November 8

Ralph Wiggum as a Cake

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Mistermonkus recently posted this cake of Ralph Wiggum from, “The Simpsons,” on both Imgur and Reddit. To be clear, this above image is not an artist’s rendering of what the cake will look like. This is not a drawing. THIS IS THE ACTUAL CAKE!

The baker made three cakes to start with: 2 x 6″, 2 x 7″ and a loaf pan red velvet cakes and layered with vanilla bean swiss meringue buttercream. His head, arm, and foot out of Rice Krispies treats, with the red coloring to make it look like brains. She then carved his body and leg out of cake and covered all his parts in buttercream. There are a few wooden support dowels throughout him to hold him steady, and he took about five days to complete.

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