May 17

Pac-Man Pillow

Pac-Man PillowTattooed, crafty mama Brooke (a.k.a. talking trash & wasting time on Flickr), sewed up this one-of-kind Pac-Love pillow for a Pac-Man loving friend.

Not only does it show the Pac-Couple in their pellet-munching glory, it has some sweet personal touches, like the player’s nickname in the left corner.

I think my favorite part of this, though, is the little trail of heart sequins leading Ms. Pac-Man to her Mister. Too sweet!

May 12

READER SUBMISSION: Invincibility Star Earrings

Nintendo-earringsRossana from Roka Cola sent me a link to their shop, and it was like being a kid in a candy store! I mean, it really was, because in addition to these super cool Invincibility Star Earrings, and other great Nintendo, WoW, Portal, Star Trek and zombie stuff made from polymer clay, they also have a lot of fun jewelry made to look like candy, cupcakes, and all manner of delicious things. The Roka Cola Shop it definitely worth checking it out, it is a gold mine of geeky, sweet, and all around awesome polymer clay jewelry and figurines.

May 10

Through the Looking Glass Necklace

Through the Looking Glass NecklaceLewis Carroll’s Alice has always been one of my favorite literary heroines. She’s bold, bright, and bewildering all at once.

This necklace portrays Alice and the titular looking glass in beautiful brushed steel.

Both elegant and whimsical, it’s a “grown-up” way to show your continued love of the girl who made her way through Wonderland and beyond.

Made by the talented mother-and-daughter team of Penny and Nikki, this (and other Alice-themed creations) is available in their Etsy shop, Untamed Menagerie.

May 8

Phantom of the Opera Plushie

Phantom of the Opera plushie

As soon as I saw this Phantom of the Opera plushie, I fell in love. Created my Lita Mitchell of Custom UFO Catchers, this plushie even has a removable mask.  Mitchell’s site has dozens upon dozens of custom dolls from every fandom one can imagine; she also accepts custom commission.

I dream of the day I have the spare money to buy one of my very own.  Yes, I’m 23 years old and my fondest wish is to cuddle with this little plushie Phantom.


May 3

Tutorial Tuesday! DOUBLE FEATURE!! Monsties and “World of Geekcraft” excerpt

I’m just getting crochet-envy now! Check out these adorable Amigurumi mini-monsters (or Monsties, if you will) Created by crocheting blogger and fellow English person EssHaych AKA Sarah from Essex…. I went to university in Essex… small world… anyhow….

You’ll have to know something about crochet (unlike me) but she’s offering the pattern for how to make these cute little critters for free over on her blog! She’s also put together a bright, clear photo tutorial to help you make those pesky legs.

These are just adorable. If I lived in a Studio Ghibli Film I would completely have a little group of them following me around everywhere I go…

World of Geekcraft by Susan BealSTOP THE PRESS!!

I got a second one for you! being that this is the Week of the World of Geekcraft (for all you wonderful people on the WorldWideWeb watching these words … uh oh.. I fell into an alliteration hole) I feel it’s my duty to point you towards the book excerpt that was featured on the Craftzine Blog yesterday.

In their celebration of the launch of the book, Craftzine are giving away a free tutorial from the book for how to craft your own “Pow!”  “Zap!” comic book fridge magnets.

Now while you’re passing the fridge, you can remind yourself that you are not a domestic Goddess, you are a domestic Superhero (key difference? superheroes can eat chocolate cheesecake… goddesses can’t they’re incorporeal! … hah! in your FACE goddesses!)