July 6

Studio Ghibli Full Sleeve Tattoo

Studio Ghibli Full Sleeve Tattoo

Check out this stunningly beautiful Studio Ghibli Full Sleeve Tattoo! Ghibli has to be my all time favourite animation studio (possibly tied with Disney), and this tattoo shows off the artwork beautifully, incorporating at least five different Ghibli films in a seamless sleeve. I have to say, I am very jealous of this ink!

June 21

30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Lagertha nerdy hair by Liz Tailor

Ever look in the mirror and wonder, “How can I make my hair nerdier?” Liz Tailor did, so she started a series of posts called, “30 Days of Nerdy Hair.”

“One day I was reading Shape magazine (a rather non-nerdy publication) and I read about a 30 day hair challenge where the author of the article tried a new hairstyle every day for 30 days,” she writes. “And I thought to myself, ‘Liz, you are terrible at doing your own hair! You should try this.’ And of course I had to find a nerdy way to do it!! So 30 Days of Nerdy Hair was born.”

Since back in 2012, she has been taking cues from movies, tv shows, video game characters and music videos, and recreating hairstyles herself at home. Inspiration has come from such varied sources as “Tomb Raider,” “Indiana Jones,” “Saved by the Bell,” Secretary Barbie, “Game of Thrones,” “Once Upon a Time,” and “Star Trek,” just to name a few. Featured above is Lagertha from the TV show, “Vikings.”

She’s currently in the middle of a new series of posts so be sure to hop over and check it out!

Whose nerdy hair do you admire and covet? Share in the comments below!

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June 7

An Afghan from Far, Far Away

Star Wars afghan by Courtney of Spin A Yarn 32

It gets cold in space, so you might want to cozy up with this crochet Star Wars afghan by Courtney of Spin A Yarn 32. She has kindly rounded up sources and some of her own original graphs/charts for an empire’s worth of  afghan squares, including:

  • Death Star
  • Stormtrooper
  • Y-wing & X-wing
  • Old Rebublic Logo
  • R2-D2
  • Tie Fighter
  • Millinium Falcon
  • Boba & Jengo Fett
  • Empire & Rebel Insignia
  • C3P0
  • At-At
  • Lightsabers (multiple variations!)
  • Darth Maul
  • Darth Vader
  • Ewok
  • Yoda

What’s cool is you can either stitch these all up for an epic blanket of Star Wars awesomeness, or stitch up individual designs for a set of washcloths – great for a geek housewarming!

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May 25

Fan Art 365 Giveaway!

Fanart365

Love fan art? Then this is the giveaway for you.  Artist Kayly describes herself as a “mum, tea drinker, geek, outdoor enthusiast, board gamer, and lover of handmade things,” and she’s embarked on a new journey, one we’re invited to go along on.  She’s set a goal of creating 365 fan art drawings in the next year, and she’s giving away three drawings a month! Each winner gets to pick from a variety of her work, too.  Based on her first round of drawings, it’s clear she has a wide array of interests: from Disney, to Marvel, to Star Wars, to Sandman.  There’s bound to be something of interest for everyone.  Don’t miss your chance to cheer Kayly on in reaching her goal, but also to win one of her pieces too.  You can enter her giveaway here.

Don’t forget, you can enter each month from May 2015 – April 2016!

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May 23

The Geek Crafting Gods Have Smiled On Us

Remember my post about the lamp featuring Obi-Wan Kenobi fighting a Great White Shark? Someone has made another great action figure lamp!

avengers lamp

downtwobane posted an album of the process on Imgur. His sister bought a cheap Avengers playset ($10) at the Disney Store for his birthday. He had seen other examples of action figure lamps online and decided to make one with these figures. The lamp was $2 from a thrift store, and he Super Glued the figures to the lamp base.

And as a thank you to his sister, keep scrolling through that album to see the Frozen lamp he made for her.