Cotnheadninymug recently posted this bar top arcade gaming system on Imgur. There are a series of photos of the process of making it.
RetroPie allows you to turn your Raspberry Pi or PC into a retro-gaming machine. It builds upon Raspbian, EmulationStation, RetroArch and many other projects to enable you to play your favorite Arcade, home-console, and classic PC games with the minimum set-up. For power users, it also provides a large variety of configuration tools to customize the system as you want.
BenaeQuee of Brooklyn just posted these ballet flats on Craftster, and I lurv them!!
She took a pair of shoes she bought last year for another project and used her new Star Wars Floral Wars fabric on them. She also added fine holo glitter to give a little sparkle to this already fabulous fabric. The fabric is a cotton woven from Knitorious Fabric.
And such pretty fabric as it is! I love this project because of the sketched look to the fabric’s designs, it’s Star Wars-themed, and because while the shoes aren’t identical, they still match.
Oh, this makes my heart happy! I need this simple, sweet little mural in my bedroom!
Dikaneisdi recently posted this Calvin and Hobbes mural, of the boys asleep on a tree branch, to Imgur. Dikaneisdi used a projector to put the image on the wall as a reference but actually sketched it on the wall, freehand. The paint Dikaneisdi used was just jars of wall paint samples. Mom-to-be painted this while she was seven months pregnant. It took her a few hours each day, over the course of three days.
There are a series of pictures of the mural in progress, but really, no other text or information about the lucky recipient of this mural. However, Dikaneidi said this was the second choice for the mural, with glow in the dark stars.
This Craftster post caught my eye because from the thumbnail, I thought this was going to be a felt hoop. But rather, it was about cake, and that’s pretty good too.
Pottermouth of Savannah, GA, was asked by a friend to use a vintage Wilton cake pan of “The Count” from Sesame Street to make a birthday cake for her daughter.
The one special request, make him look, “less high” than he did on the package. You be the judge with the pictures here, but I think Pottermouth did a fantastic job! Just a tweak to The Count’s eyes and he’s good to go.
Merry Christmas Eve, everyone. Just in case you need a little mental break from everything Christmas, here’s a fun cross stitch project.
Kittykill of Oregon posted this finished project on Craftster last week. She made it for her husband’s birthday, because he loves, “The Blues Brothers.” Kittykill said she loves the stencil street vibe of the pattern: all black thread on white cloth.
And to finish off with a Christmas touch, if you’ve little ones that believe in Santa Claus, sit down with them tonight before bed and get on the internet to check out NORAD’s Santa Tracker. And if your kids don’t believe in Santa, well, check it out with them anyway. This is actually a really cute site.
In just a day, I’m going away for Christmas. I’ll be leaving a place that’s currently 66 degrees and going to a place that’s -5 degrees. As a project to help pass the time on my flights, and something to keep me warm once I’m there, I’ll be crocheting Kristen Stevenson’s Yub Nub (Ewok hood) scoodie. This is a free pattern on Ravelry, but you will need to make a username and password to get it.
I am going to make one change to it though. Kristen has directions on how to make the Ewok ears. However, I’m going to find a thrift store once I get a chance, buy a really nice looking teddy bear, and cut off his ears to attach to the hood, for just a touch more realism.
And if you aren’t familiar with the Ewoks, they are a fictional race of small, mammaloid bipeds that appear in the Star Wars universe. They are hunter-gatherers resembling teddy bears that inhabit the forest moon of Endor and live in various arboreal huts and other simple dwellings. They first appeared in the 1983 film Star Wars Ep. VI: Return of the Jedi, and have since appeared in two made-for-television films, Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984) and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985), as well as a short-lived animated series and several books and games.
Merry Christmas, everyone!