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!)

 

 

 

April 26

Tutorial Tuesday: Jesse/Team Rocket Cosplay!

I need this woman to be my wife, and I’m a heterosexual, pregnant, married woman. You boys have got no chance!

Ryoko-demon is a prolific cosplay artist. Here she is, utterly transformed into Jessie from Team Rocket. Her photos are amazing. And to top it all off she’s shared a tutorial on how she constructed that MINDBLOWING wig… She EVEN made HER OWN Meowth!! … I’m just… lost…. for words… need to find more synonyms for awesome…

Via Geekologie

April 25

Reader Submmission: Pop Tab Prom Dress

In an effort to give you guys out there in the GeekCrafting Community the recognition you deserve, I’m now helping to post some of your awesome reader submissions! so don’t forget to hit us up using the ‘submit a geekcraft’ link at the top of the page if you make something you think we’d like to see!!

Proud father Steve Pozek sent us some lovely pictures of his (stunning) daughter Maura Pozek who created a truly unique prom dress. Looking at the full length picture (right) you don’t quite get the scope of how awesome this dress truly is. Yes, look closely, this prom dress is woven out of pop tabs, ribbon – and, I’m guessing – a whole lotta blood, sweat and tears.

This mammoth undertaking has also been recognised by local press!

“Pop the top on another energy drink and make a Prom dress? Sure, why not? This dress uses 400 yards of ribbon, nearly 4000 pop tabs, and the patience of 100 hours of tedious weaving (sort of like writing code, only more boring and mind-numbing).

As the proud parent, I watched my 16 year old daughter surrounded by her laptop, a Netflix subscription, and cellphone (for that all  important texting), labor over this work of art.” – Steve Pozek

Full respect to Maura and the time, effort, concentration, planning and precision it must’ve taken to weave this masterpiece.

I think I can hear my sewing machine needle breaking just looking at that side seam!

All pictures © Steve Pozek.


Pop the top on another energy drink and make a Prom dress? Sure, why not? This
dress uses 400 yards of ribbon, nearly 4000 pop tabs, and the patience of 100
hours of tedious weaving (sort of like writing code, only more boring and
mind-numbing).

As the proud parent, I watched my 16 year old daughter surrounded by her laptop,
a Netflix subscription, and cellphone (for that all important texting), labor
over this work of art.