March 16

The Cutest Dalek Ever


Allison Bitter has a free knit pattern over at Ravelry for your baby: a Dalek jumper! (You may need to create a user name and password in order to download the pattern.)

“You don’t have to wait for the baby in your life to grow up to put him or her in a Dalek jumper! …you can choose which two colors you’d like to make it. It uses around 215-250 yards of yarn and will probably keep you busy for a while – just long enough to figure out how to avoid extermination.”

And once your baby becomes the scourge of the universe, this little jumper would go well with the Dalek onesie, featured here on Geek Crafts a little over two years ago by Rossie.

Allison actually uploaded her pattern to Ravelry in November 2011. For more of Allison’s patterns, check out her blog, A Bitter Knitter.


February 24

All hail Jayne!

Jayne Cobb peg doll

Since February 27th is the birthday of Adam Baldwin, or “the man they call Jayne”, I thought it might be fun to do a round-up of Jayne Cobb related crafts.

Above is a little wooden peg doll I created for my work cubicle – complete with mini crocheted hat and Blue Sun shirt.

I’ve also previously shared my version of the Jayne Cobb hat and a scarf I worked up, and a version of Jayne’s grenade.

Etsy, of course, does not disappoint with Jayne-related projects. Each image is clickable to the Etsy shop of origin.

Jayne Cobb poster - Keep Calm & Carry Vera


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October 31

A Star Purse for Every Occasion

If only I had my sewing machine in my possession (I lent it to a friend) and a place to set it up, I might have given this a shot! See, deciding to work with my hair (it’s pink), I opted for a pink-hair-friendly Halloween costume and am currently sitting in my office dressed as Ramona Flowers. I went the easy route and bought a pre-made star purse, but how awesome would it have been if I’d bought this pattern and made my own bag with a star I could swap out in any color? That woulda been pretty sweet….

If I’m up to it in the future (or you want to give it a shot prior to next Halloween or any impending cons or costume parties), you can pick up the pattern from Haley’s Wonderful Distractions.

Oh, and happy Halloween!

September 30

A little fashion mayhem – Loki skirt

Loki skirt

In honor of the recent release of the Avengers on Blu-Ray/DVD, I link you now to a very fun Loki skirt by Nerd Alert Creations. What fun it would have been to wear this to the premiere!

I always wonder where they find fabulous material like this for these kind of creations – I definitely never see it at my local fabric stores!

Be sure to check out her other geeky creations – like a Tardis skirt, a Star Trek blueprint-y skirt, an Avengers skirt, and a Sherlock skirt.

September 23

Game of Thrones Dragonscale Top

I thought about posting something about Hobbit Day – since September 22nd is the birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins – and the movie Facebook Page posted a great How to Throw a Hobbit Day Party guide. But September 22nd is so yesterday, so today I bring to you a Game of Thrones Targaryen House dragonscale bikini top. Because, thanks to the Internet, such a thing exists.

 Game of Thrones dragonscale crochet top


The crafter decided since the Targaryen house symbol is the dragon, and Danerys is the “mother of dragons”, after all, it made sense to create a “scaled” fabric. She also suggests that you “Wear this bikini top with a cute pair of daisy-dukes…people will stop and stare at you as though you had little baby dragons crawling all over your shoulders.” Indeed.