December 13

Crochet Totoro Lovey: King of the Blankie

Crochet Totoro lovey by Katie Stevens

“Do you like spirits, mommy? Even fuzzy ones?”
Mei Kusakabe in My Neighbor Totoro

Here’s a fuzzy spirit you can’t help but like – a crochet Totoro lovey by Katie Stevens at Craft Sauce. This adorable half-amigurumi, half-blankie looks like it would be quick to stitch up, and oh, so huggable!

Katie also has patterns for other geeky loveys, like Pikachu and Nyan Cat!

Are you madly stitching for the holidays? What’s left on your to-craft list? Let us know in the comments!

December 7

My Little Mad Max: Pony Road

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They say friendship is magic, but it is shiny and chrome too? Artist savethewailes obviously thinks so. Take a look at the amazingly detailed Mad Max My Little Ponies this artist has created. This has to be my favorite pony mashup ever.

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December 6

A Monster of a Star Wars Cake

Star Wars Sarlacc bundt cake by Yummy Crumble

Buttery caramel flavored moist bundt cake drizzled with homemade salted caramel sauce and dusted with Biscoff Cookie Crumbles.”

So begins Kathleen’s post on how she made her Star Wars Sarlacc bundt cake. A pretty tasty beginning, I’d say!

She recreated the omnivorous creature from “Return of the Jedi” in cake form, complete with little almond sliver spikes inside the center and cookie batter tentacles. I think the teeth she added are the icing on the cake (ahem – they’re made from frosting, after all…).

Be sure to check out her other Star Wars confections, such as Sarlacc cupcakes, Wampa cake, Tusken Raiders cookies, and Peppermint Jawa Brownies, as well as her Facebook page and Instagram feed. But I warn you, don’t do it on an empty stomach – her pics are mouth-watering!

Have you attempted any geeky cuisine? Tell us how it turned out in the comments section below!

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December 6

A Droid in a Droid

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This paper mache BB-8 was actually made to function as an almost life size gift box, by karmaforme, who recently posted it to Imgur, to showcase the wrapping job he did for his brother-in-law. He took a regular square U-Haul box, added side pieces to make it round, filled in the spaces with wadded up newspaper and tape, and covered it in paper mache. BB8’s head was a separate piece, complete with chop stick antennae. He left the bottom of the box with its original flat side, so his friend could access the gift inside: a smaller BB-8.

His brother-in-law teaches robotics, so his students will no doubt enjoy this as a decoration in his classroom.

November 29

DIY Star Wars Canvas Wall Art

Star Wars canvas by Kimbo West

Got a Star Wars fan on your gift list? Check out these cool DIY Star Wars wall art canvases by Kimbo at A Girl and a Glue Gun!

Her tutorial walks you through her process, from painting the background of the canvas, to where she found her spaceship clipart, to creating a galaxy and explosions. Cool effects!

This would be easy enough to adapt to any space-based fandom (any Trekkies or Browncoats on your list?).

What holiday gift crafting is on your to-do list? Share with us in the comments below!

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November 15

Finding Star Trek Crafts in the Weirdest Places

Full disclosure this weekend: somehow, I’ve ended up sick again, so I’ve been binge watching Star Trek fan films on You Tube. There’s a lot of interesting ones, and a few not so good ones, out there. And because I was in a Star Trek frame of mind for my entertainment, it carried over into my entry for today.

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First up, a “Live Long and Prosper” clock from…Wal-Mart!

Made from red oak, this clock stands 8.75″ tall and 6.75″ wide. It’s available for $46.89. Now, if that’s your mantra in life but you don’t have almost $50 available but you still need something for your home, the phrase, “Live long and prosper” is fairly dominant over in the home and living section of Etsy.

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Next up is your very own Galileo from the USS Enterprise, in necklace form.

Given that you’re celebrating you anniversary with your girlfriend or just that you finish modifying your retro class F shuttle-craft, and you need to treat yourself on this occasion or to accessorize your uniform. Whether you’re off duty or on, this Pennsylvania designer, “Paul Michael Design” beautifully crafted this shuttlecraft. It comes either in gold or silver, with a customizing of what type of gem stones to be “seated” inside the shuttle when it’s open up to see the interior.

The length of the pendant is least 22mm, and is available for $395. Paul Mitchell Design is located in Pittsburgh, PA.