April 8

Star Wars Inspired Boutonnieres

It’s about Prom time, and getting close to the busy wedding season. With that in mind, here is an awesome idea to geekify your wedding in a simple, but awesome way.

For those of us dating/marrying geeks, its hard to find a way to show our geekiness in a fun but easy way that won’t distract from the event as a whole. If you don’t want a cake in the shape of the Millennium Falcon, or to carry around a storm trooper helmet to prom, try these:

Made by Kristylynn84 on Instructables.com, she goes through each step individually on how to make Star Wars inspired Boutonnieres. These boutonnieres certainly wouldn’t detract from the wedding, and would definitely give you brownie points with your geeky date to the prom.

April 8

Dr. Who Meets Jayne Cobb

Unfortunately, the tragically short-lived TV series “Firefly” wasn’t on the air long enough to do a crossover episode, but clever crafter came up with the idea to do a Firefly/Dr. Who mashup project: a knit Jayne Cobb hat done in Dr. Who scarf colors. She (HolyNarf?) calls it her “Doctor Jayne” hat.

Doctor Who-Jayne Cobb hat

Doctor Who-Jayne Cobb hat, pic 2

The effect is so subtle that most would probably not recognize that it’s Doctor Who colors, even if they might recognize the Jayne Cobb hat style. And the colors are definitely male-friendly, which I love – it can be hard to find manly hat patterns. At least for my men. Do you ever have the same problem? Would this hat make the “acceptable crafting” list for a man in your life? Or maybe yourself?

April 7

From Tricking & Treating to Easter Basket, TARDIS!

From Tricking & Treating to Easter Basket, TARDIS! That’s what is so wonderful about the TARDIS, time becomes wibbly, wobbly and what you thought worked as a Halloween TARDIS Trick or Treat Tote would be equally appropriate as an Easter Basket for your favorite Companion as you travel through time.

This free tote pattern is the creation of Jennifer Ofenstein of Sewhooked who was inspired by a request for a TARDIS bag from her daughter.  With some felt, thread and ingenuity, Jennifer came up with a tote that can hold so many wonderful things, not just candy (though it really is the perfect place for hiding that chocolate stash).


April 3

Tutorial Tuesday: Star Wars Knitting Charts

Via Pinterest

This baby blanket is practically a reason to procreate!
(Geekcrafts does not endorse the practice of procreation in order to receive knitted goods…)

Want to make it for someone you know/love/met today on a bus?! Well you’re in luck! because the fabulous Leah Fenton has made the knitting charts available free on Ravelry and her own website.

Perhaps you cross stitch and you can’t decide whether to knit them or use the charts as part of an awesome sampler? I can feel the conflict within you!

March 26

Steampunk Portal Gun

steampunk portal gun

Today I would like to show you this amazing steampunk portal gun made by ~batman-n-bananas from deviantart. This is what she had to say:

“I absolutely love building things, especially with found objects or bits of scrap nobody loves anymore. The idea for a Steampunk version came from this as I much prefer rusty cogs to pristine white anyday. A lot of people have asked what this is made from… as far as I can remember the ingredients are:

  • 2 antique clock movements
  • 1 +1/2 hangers
  • Metal teapot stand
  • plastic mechano
  • plumbing parts
  • 1 plant pot
  • 1 hair gel pot + various lids
  • plastic tub (those ones you get nuts in the the supermarket)
  • plastic tubing
  • lots and lots of nuts and bolts
  • miniature storage box (for the battery compartment)
  • pocket laser disc (you can get them on ebay if anyone’s interested)
  • 3 lightbulbs
  • cardboard tube
  • metal covering from an old hairbrush
  • AV socket
  • tons of odds and ends from my parents garage
  • oh and of course the usuals – milliput, humbrol and warhammer paints, hot melt glue and about 6 gallons of superglue

that’s about as much as I can remember… enjoy!”