July 3

Star Trek laptop cozy

Star Trek laptop cozyLest you think I’m only all about Star Wars and Firefly, I thought I would feature some Star Trek love this week. And so I bring you a Laptop Cozy adorned with the Enterprise crew.

Katie at Punk Projects whipped this together as a home for her new laptop, where I believe it will be quite happy. Please note the apt name of her laptop – Voyager.

I wonder if she also installed a theme that speaks to her in Majel Barrett’s voice, a la the ship’s computer?

July 2

Futurama Bender and Leela Cosplay

One of the highlights from a Halloween party I attended this past year was a life-size, true to Futurama canon, EtOH fueled Bender being in attendance. Over six feet tall, Bender was skillfully crafted from household items. Futurama Bender Leela Cosplay Costume


Regretfully, there are not any pictures of the interior of the EtOH cabinet that was custom crafted for this Bender unit.


I can, however, attest that all one needed to do was open the chest compartment, insert an appropriate adult beverage, connect it to the intake hose, and then Bender was able to party on with hands-free operation. Of course, Leela was around to keep an eye on Bender! ‘An eye’ ha…ha…ha…


July 1

Nyan Cat Roundup

Pauly’s awesome and fuzzy Nyan Cat scarf got me thinking… there must be more Pop Tart kitty goodness available. Lo and behold, there is. I present to you my favorite Nyan Cat crafts from Etsy:

Nyan Cat Cross-stitch Pattern

If you’d like to make your own Nyan Cat, thatquietchick has a cross-stitch pattern. How long would you make your rainbow?

Nyan Cat Keep Calm Print

Why keep calm and carry on when you can keeep calmz and nyanyanyanyan with this print from DesignNoy?

Nyan Cat Key Chain

Let Nyan Cat keep watch over your keys with this tiny kitty keychain enclosed in resin from BitOfSugar.

Nyan Cat Mouse Pad

Nyan Cat will help you navigate the interwebz with DesignNoy‘s mouse pad.

Perler Bead Nyan Cat

NostalgicNerd made this Perler bead Nyan Cat extra special with neon and glitter beads.

Nyan Cat Plushie

Cuddle up with this plush Nyan Cat from Cinnamonstitch.

Nyan Cat Rubber Stamp

Stamp this hand-carved Nyan cat from xxNostalgic on all of your important papers. Add your own rainbow.

Nyan Cat Vinyl Wallet


I might have to buy this Nyan Cat vinyl wallet myself from kittencamaro.

July 1

Crazy 4 Cult in Los Angeles, July 8-30

Crazy 4 Cult posterI know I mentioned it in my last post, but I thought folks might be interested in knowing a little more about Crazy 4 Cult, an annual art show exploring the intersection of fandom and fine art.

Held at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, the show features pieces ranging from paintings to hand-sewn plushies. What all the art has in common, though, is a deep love for the movies that have made a mark on our cultural conscious, from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to The Shining.

This summer, the show celebrates its fifth year, as well as the publication of Crazy 4 Cult: Cult Movie Art. A 176-page book featuring some of the best art from the show’s previous years, it also boasts an introduction by filmmaker/pop culture connoisseur Kevin Smith.

Crazy 4 Cult 5 opens with a reception on Friday, July 8, 7-11pm, and runs through July 30. The galley also hosts a book signing for Crazy 4 Cult: Cult Movie Art on July 10 at 12pm, with many of the featured artists in attendance.

If anyone gets a chance to check out this awesome show, drop us a line and let us know what wowed you!


And with that, dear readers, I am officially off for summer vacation! My husband and I are traveling to Southeast Asia for the first time ever, and I’ll be gone for most of the month. So, everyone have a great July (and a happy 4th to all U.S. Geek Crafters), and I’ll see you soon!