December 14

Hildebrandt Brothers Star Wars Poster Cross Stitch

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Natalie Owen worked on the greatest cross stitch pattern I think I’ve ever seen: the Star Wars poster by the Hildebrandt brothers. It’s 13″ x 16″. Natalie used the black cloth to her advantage here and did the piece as negative space, so she didn’t have to fill in all the black spaces with stitches. It used 50 colors of thread.

For me, I known of the Hildebrandt brothers from their Marvel paintings in the 80′s and 90′s (they were Alex Ross before Alex Ross ever was!), and just found out they were the ones responsible for creating this iconic poster.

December 8

Star Wars Cookies Using Holiday Cutters

Star Wars cookies using holiday cookie cutters

So it’s the time of year when you may be busting out your holiday baking supplies, ready to get your peanut butter blossom and jam thumbprint cookie on. That’s cool, if you want to be like everybody else. But we here at GeekCrafts are prone to take it up a notch. A rather geeky notch. In which case, this project will probably appeal to you.

Callye Alvarado at Sweet Sugar Belle has come up with a clever way to repurpose several ordinary holiday cookie cutters into Star Wars greatness. In the picture above, check out how a candy corn becomes an Imperial Cruiser, a wrapped candy becomes a Tie Fighter, an ornament becomes the Millennium Falcon, and a bell becomes Darth Vader. On her blog, also see examples of a morphing tombstone, Santa Claus, spider, and skull.

Will you be doing any holiday baking this month, either geeky or generally festive?

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December 6

Another Doctor Who Scarf

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Guys, guys, I really thought it would be a few weeks before I posted anything doctor who related. I really did.  Silly me.  Pretty much five minutes after that thought I was informed of the existence of a double knit doctor who scarf making the rounds on Ravelry.  Frivolite Handcrafts has created a scarf titled The Name of the Doctor.

Tardis? Check. Gallifreyan script. Check.  Possibly needing a time machine to get this done anytime soon? Check and check.

December 1

Warp Speed Galaxy Shirt

Warp Speed Galaxy Shirt by Punk Projects

While I have a fondness for a variety of fandoms, I would probably have to say I am most fond of Star Trek. There’s just so much to love! That’s why I was drawn to this Warp Speed Galaxy Shirt project by Katie Smith at Punk Projects.

Her tutorial looks so easy – a couple of spritzes of bleach on a black t-shirt, some dabs of paint, a speedy little Enterprise and boom, you’re off to seek out new life and new civilizations!

I love how subtle it is – you’d really have to look for that little Enterprise, but for the trained eye, it would be like an Easter Egg on a shirt. :)

A fun related note – Katie is already known for her Star Trek crafts, as seen in her Star Trek Christmas ornaments project I have previously featured. She also contributed the Starfleet Uniform Apron project (p 80) to my Star Trek Crafts book!

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