April 25

What Team Are You On? Cap or Iron Man?

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With this tutorial from Crafty McFangirl you won’t have to choose sides. You can make both cool boxes, and just in time for Mother’s Day, too. I don’t know a mom out there that doesn’t like organizational tools. Plus, you can run with the concept and techniques covered in the really excellent video tutorial and make boxes for all the Avengers (or Justice League too!).

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April 17

Beetleshoes! Beetleshoes! Beetleshoes!!

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Let me just say first of all, I am not a painter, so I greatly admire anyone that can paint.

That being said, look at these shoes! They were painted by LavaBubbles over the course of five months. Unfortunately, there’s no other information available about these great shoes.

However, if you’re artistically inclined to created your own Ghost With The Most shoes, check out Deviant Art for some Netherworld-based inspiration. Or go on over to ChrissysBasement at Etsy to score yourself a pair of ready-made shoes.

April 4

I Find Your Lack of Coffee Disturbing . . .

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I often tell folks how I’m a coffee-powered robot, so is it any wonder that these caught my attention: They’re Free Star Wars Printables from Jamie at the blog Some of This and That, and they’re hilarious.  From pithy quotes, like “May the froth be with you” and “It’s a frap!”, if you love coffee and Star Wars, you’re going to love these free printables.  According to the blog, they’re sized to print out and fit into an 8″ x 10″ frame.  Go forth and print! And may the coffee be with you.

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March 28

Trekkie Oven Mitt Tutorial

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Planning on serving up some stewed gagh or steamed Raktajino? Then you’ll want to have some Star Trek oven mitts on hand. Fortunately, Cheryl at Sew Can Do has put together a tutorial to help you out.

These fully insulated mitts have easy slip-on hand pockets and feature some of the fun Star Trek prints now available, though you could customize with any number of geeky fabrics. Two-1/2 yards of cotton fabric, 1/4 yard Insul-Bright, and 1/4 yard Cotton batting, plus basic sewing tools are all you need to outfit your kitchen in Star Trek/geek style.

How would you deck out your kitchen? Star Trek, or another fandom? Share your fav in the comments below!

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March 26

Bulky X-Wing Fighter Blanket Pattern

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Just in time to use while you watch your Blu Ray version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, get the hooker in your life to crochet you an X-Wing fighter blanket! Designed by MJ’s Off The Hook Designs, this pattern to work up quick. The body of the blanket uses 2 strands of bulky weight yarn with a Q hook. The pattern is a simple design using basic stitches but requires several color changes throughout. You will also require a 9mm hook for engines and guns. The “spacefighter” is designed to cocoon only around the calves and feet, the rest of the blanket opens up to lay over the body, and the pattern comes in child and adult sizes.

The pattern is available for only $5.99 through MJ’s Ravelry site.

March 20

X-Wing Pilot Motorcycle Jacket

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Having just come home from the Ring of Fire con in Hampton, VA with the Rebel Legion, this is a project I was immediately drawn to.

CharlieMcN33l has ridden a Harley for years but has been a Star Wars fan for even longer. He even customizes helmets for himself to wear. When he started using his X-Wing pilot helmet, he wanted a flight jacket to go with it. Charlie is an Industrial Designer/DIYer/amateur tailor, so he decided to make a motorcycle jacket for himself.

Usually, Charlie wears a “Carhartt Duck Detroit” jacket or a MA-1 Bomber jacket when he rides. To break it down, his new jacket is 60% X-Wing flight jacket, 30% Carhartt jacket, 10% MA-1 Bomber jacket. He laid out the pattern for the grey vest based off the measurements of his size 40 Carhartt jacket, based off of scene shots of the Empire Strikes Back X-wing pilot jacket Luke wore. Once he sewed together the grey vest with the padded ribbing, he added reflective ribbons to be easily spotted at night. He also chose to attach the grey vest to the orange jacket all in one piece. Next, the grey arm pleats went with the rest of the orange arm pieces.

It’s hard to see in this picture, but Charlie also added a wind breaker and a very soft polyester lining (the same soft polyester that is used on blankets), making it soft and warm.