I’m not much of a gamer but I did play a little bit of StarCraft once upon a time. I don’t recall the Zerg being quite this cuddly though! This cutie was created by Ange, in response to her nephew’s request for a Zergling of his very own. Ange decided to challenge herself to make one, even though she had never created a pattern for a plushie before. I think she’s succeeded beautifully! You can check out more of Ange’s clever crafts, of both the geeky and non-geeky variety, at her blog Crafty Distractions.
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Everyone’s favorite Vulcan celebrated his 82nd birthday today! Or rather, Leonard Nimoy, the man behind the Vulcan did. Happy birthday Mr. Nimoy, and of course, live long and prosper. And that’s from the very handsome “Li’l Spock” as well! And the person who created Li’l Spock? Kay Petal, of Felt Alive. She’s a needle felting artist who creates the most amazing sculptural dolls. Be prepared to be blown away.
- Felt Alive on Flickr
- Felt Alive website
- More needle felting on Geek Crafts
- More Star Trek on Geek Crafts
Happy birthday Captain Kirk! That’s right folks, The Shat turned 82 today. I’d be remiss if I didn’t celebrate it in my own little way, namely by geeking out over awesome Kirk inspired crafts. This particular one by tinyairplanes caught my eye, not only because it’s beautifully embroidered, but because it pays homage to the actor behind the character.
Help! My house is being Space Invaded!
Alright it isn’t – it’s just clever camera trickery in the form of flash stencilling. But it’s a pretty neat effect and a lot of fun, so I thought I’d share with you how it can be done.
You will need:
- A camera capable of taking long exposures (30 seconds is about right)
- A tripod or stable surface
- An external flash (or a very bright torch)
- A box
- Craft knife and cutting tools
- Black tape
- White paper
I’m mystified by people who can crochet good amigurumis, doubly mystified by those who can compose their own patterns (what are you, a wizard or something) and triply impressed by those who then have the patience to record and write those patterns down. So what I’ve got for you today is just all POWPOWPOW.
MysteriousCats sells various amigurumi patterns via their Etsy shop so that if you are the sort of person who prefers to spend time on that first POW, M’Cats has you covered on the later two.
- Find the patterns on
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.