“I have no plans to love you,” said Coraline. “No matter what. You can’t make me love you.”
— Neil Gaiman (Coraline)
I love her little yellow boots, her key necklace, and the drapey blue hair, and of course the button eyes are perfect. (Even though, I have to admit, they creep me out a little bit.)
The blog post includes the pattern, and stepped-out photos for attaching the pieces and hair.
In case you haven’t heard about Coraline, it’s a fantasy/horror novella by British author Neil Gaiman, published in 2002. There was a graphic novel adaptation, published in 2008, and illustrated by P. Craig Russell. The stop-motion animated film was directed by Henry Selick, and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2009. [Historical facts per Wikipedia]
Now, unrelated to Coraline, but related to Neil Gaiman…have you seen the footage of the Minnesota Public Radio interview with Neil Gaiman, where they call Mythbuster’s Adam Savage and he does a short singing stint in the voice of Gollum? According to theonering.net, it “contains so many different brands of geekery it might shut down the internet.” You simply must see.
LINKS OF INTEREST:
A whole cartload of AWESOME was just unloaded over at Burdastyle. I have seen some AWFUL barbie costumes in my time, and to be fair, most of them are made my small children so I shouldn’t be so judgemental. But I am.
These are the things that Star Wars Barbie dreams are made of.
Burdastyle community member Morgan (lanternwaste33) has uploaded her stash of Padme Amidala and Princess Leia Barbie costumes.
The accuracy, detail and craftsmanship are certainly worth a look!
(Not to mention the pretty pretty dresses *fangirl squee*)
- See the Padme costumes here
- See the Leia costumes here
- Morgan’s Burdastyle profile.
- Morgan’s Ebay store.
- Star Wars on Geekcrafts
In my household reading the Hitchhickers Guide to the Galaxy is a rite of passage. It’s lexicon is the language of our everyday social interactions within the house. It’s a beautiful thing.
It’s very confusing for visitors.
Amazingly LadyHazard has never read the books, but she certainly captured the spirit (or lack thereof) of our favourite paranoid android. Its a beautiful piece (but just a slight warning, her photostream is awesome… but NSFW!… there you were warned, now go there anyway :-) )
Awesome work LadyHazard
I have Pokemon on the brain lately. I recently picked my Nintendo DS up and dusted it off, then apologized for neglecting it in favor of the evil iPad. My Pokemon: White Version cartridge was still in there and I have been playing obsessively since rediscovering it. I am fairly close to “catching ’em all”.
With Pokemon on the brain, it was inevitable that I would turn to Etsy to see what awesome Poke-crafts people have come up with. When I happened upon this Pikachu Fleece Hoodie by Etsian ErosDIY I let out a little squeak of joy. (It was a very manly squeak, I assure you.) She makes her own patterns for custom Hoodies, and tailors them to the buyer. While the listing is for a Pikachu Hoodie, she can base them on just about any Pokemon your heart desires.