January 18

Sherlock Craft: A Study in Pink Earrings

Sherlock Study in Pink Earrings by Angelas Crafty Distractions

Many of the Sherlock fandom crafts I see pay homage to his iconic damask wallpaper, or his signature coat and scarf. I like this project because it steps outside that, with a hat tip to the first episode, “A Study in Pink.”

Angela put together these cute earrings using “growing” sponge capsules and candy sprinkles! Because who doesn’t need more sprinkles in their life??

I also like that she made them based on a challenge issued by her daughter – crafty mom superpowers to the rescue!

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January 17

“Friends” Replica Apartment

friends apartment

I love this because it’s not the typical “geek” craft. Sayingwhatyourethinking posted a series of photos over on Imgur, and they are all close-ups of Monica and Rachel’s apartment from “Friends,” minus the bathroom, bedrooms and Monica’s messy closet at the end of the hallway. You can even see the little balcony where the group could watch Ugly Naked Guy across the way.

Unfortunately, for all it’s detail, Sayingwhatyourethinking didn’t mention if it was his project or one that he saw online and just really liked.

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January 17

A Decepticon In Foam

decepticon

Jamie, AKA Familyman, posted his lifesize Ravage Decepticon that he made, over at Seibertron.

Jamie builds replica props out of foam anti-fatigue mats. This Ravage is for display and to help Jamie get the templates all correct, so he can build a few more for sale. He’s also built a life size R2 out of foam, Wall-e, proton pack, Flux capacitor, and a Horus headdress from StarGate SG-1. Currently, he’s also working on an Ironman costume, Master Chief costume and K9 from “Doctor Who.” Check out his Facebook page, Foamtastic Props, for more photos of his other projects and to see if there’s anything you need for your own collection.

January 12

Geeky Winter Hat Patterns and DIYs

YetiHat

I don’t know about you, but it’s cold where I’m at.  Cold, grey, dead . . . Can you tell I hate winter? To combat my own winter doldrums I love using fun and ridiculous winter hats.  It’s hard not to laugh at a Yeti hat, no? (I bought this one at my local grocery store, but you can find one here.)

PoliceBoxHatCrochetPattern

There are plenty of great patterns and DIYs for geeky winter hats on the intarwebz, so I’ve rounded up a few to help you with your own winter blues.  The first is this great, free crochet pattern on Ravelry, by SnappyTots, for a Police Box earflap hat. This would be a fantastic gift for the Whovians in your life.

TMNTHatDIY

This hat would be perfect for my 2-year-old nephew.  He loves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as only a two-year-old can, with a deep and abiding wuv.  As much as he loves Turtles, he hates wearing winter gear no matter how cold it gets outside.  This hat, though, he might never take off.  And you could probably find the fleece you need in the scrap/remnant bins at your local fabric store (or in your own stash).  You can find the pattern and instructions, all by PiePopper, here on Instructables.

 

SharkAttackHatDIY

I’m a huge fan of Sharknado, and I absolutely fell in love with this Shark Attack Hat DIY on Instructables (also by PiePopper). It’s not technically Sharknado inspired, but it’s definitely shark-tastic.

YodaHatKnittingPattern

Last, but not least, he is: Yoda! I don’t knit, but this hat pattern with giant Yoda ears makes me want to learn.  The pattern is free on Craftsy, and it’s by Kaira Anne Designs.  The pattern is sized for a child, but she’s got a link (http://aknitica.com/2010/10/01/how-to-knit-a-hat/ ) in her description to a tutorial on how to knit a basic hat, and the tutorial has some tips on sizing.

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January 11

#NerdsCraftItBetter Swap Closing Soon!

Nerds Craft It Better swap logo

A heads up that Rae McIntosh of Rae’s Making It is hosting a “Nerds Craft It Better” swap, with signups ending January 15th. At last report, 161 people are participating, making it quite the geek crafty party!

I’ve seen some of the Instagram posts coming in with the #NerdsCraftItBetter hashtag, and it’s been interesting seeing all the different fandoms. Quite a few of the classics, like Star Trek, Doctor Who, and Harry Potter, but also some new-to-me book series, so I’m looking forward to seeing the finished projects.

I’m signed up, though I admit to feeling a bit intimidated. Even with all my years of geekery and crafting, this is my first swap! I am looking to challenge myself crafting-wise this year, so I thought this was a good first step.

Have you participated in a craft swap? How did it go for you?

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January 10

These Hand-Painted Shorts Are Obviously The Droids I’m Looking For

shorts

Someday, all this cold weather will end and we’ll be blistering in the dog days of summer. This might be the best time to get started on hand painting your own astromech shorts. These R2-D2 shorts were painted by Areyna Schmidt , and her Facebook page shows more of her hand painted clothes and shoes. She’s a third year art studies major at ASU and she works seasonally at Walt Disney World as a character performer.