June 8

Anime Girl Cross Stitch

I’m always amazed at the patience of cross stitchers. I did a small, simple robot photo booth cross stitch and it drove me crazy. So when I see something as big and gorgeous as this my mind boggles! The whole thing is 140 x 180 stitches, on 14 count cream Aida. HistoricalNeedle sewed this over a couple of months. She based it on an Anime style picture she found on the web (if you know who the original artist is, feel free to post it in the comments). HistoricalNeedle plans on getting a Gothic style frame made for it, so I can’t wait to see that!

June 8

Battle for Beauty Interactive Game Event!

battle-for-beautySometimes. the world just opens up for geeks. This is one of those times (or more accurately, Friday is one of those times) on Friday, June tenth, Battle for Beauty begins in Toronto, where real life players will use softballs to compete against online players everywhere.

I really feel like this is a time where I can use the word “epic” and not worry about summoning an LOLCat. Microsoft is hosting this mega-sized browser based party, to help “make the internet more beautiful”, players will do battle against such villains as “The Eternal Loadworm”. It is a geek’s dream, a LAN party on steriods!

June 8

Etsy Worldwide Craft Parties this Friday!

This Friday, June 10, is Etsy‘s birthday and to celebrate, they’re throwing a global Craft Party, with hundreds of events scheduled. Check to see what’s going on in your area!

Here in Portland, there are three Craft Parties planned, including one with a Quilts for Quake Survivors quilting bee I’m helping organize at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, which benefits Mercy Corps‘ relief work in Japan! I’d love to see you there for paper cutting, freestyle embroidery, mighty ugly crafts, or quilting with us (all supplies included along with six sewing machines, just show up). All the details are here and you can check out the worldwide Etsy Craft Party events here.

June 7

Tutorial Tuesday! Teddy Bear Labcoat!

Another one from me, on the Geeky Sweetheart blog you can now find a  pattern and tutorial to make a super cute lab coat … for your teddy bear!

I was asked by a friend to make this, and was surprised to find that there didn’t seem to be any patterns or tutorials on the internet, BAD internet. Anyhow, since I had to draft the pattern myself I thought I’d share it with you all.

Come on Geekcrafters, lets do SCIENCE!


June 7

Retro Robot Plushie Pattern

Retro Robot PlushIt’s the 21st century, and I have to say, I’m pretty darn disappointed. I thought by now we’d have flying cars, and that every home would have their own personal robot servant. Until the times catch up with my unrealistic expectations, I’ll just have to go DIY.

Luckily, I won’t have to design my ‘bot from scratch, thanks to this adorable Retro Robot plushie pattern from Gulf Coast Cottage. He’s got everything I want in a robot: flexible arms, eco-friendly wind-up powers, and a fully huggable chassis.

For those of you who already have plush robot minions, you should check out the Gulf Coast Cottage Etsy shop, anyway. It’s full of the most adorable felt food and play set patterns (including a super-neat under the sea set) you’ve ever seen!

June 7

Pure Unbridled Manliness!

Testosterowned!Is this on?  I can never tell if these things are working.  Oh, it is?  Excellent!  We can just edit out the part where it looked like I didn’t know that.

My name is Pauly.  I spend a lot of my time suspended in the air in comfortable chairs, or tasting strange foods, but when I am not traveling I am usually playing video games or thinking about playing video games.  I am married to the lovely Redd and together we run Geekopolis, both the blog and the shop.  As you can tell by my picture, I am very manly.  I grew that mustache overnight in anticipation of taking this photo.  You can find me all over the web, but mostly on Twitter.