November 23

This is the Adirondack Chair You’ve Been Looking For

Do you need to geek up your patio or porch? Then how about adding your favorite little astromech droid?

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Paul Ryan of Xtinct 3D Design in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, crafted this “Alderaandack” chair out of CNC-cut cedar wood.

Hmmm, I just realized that the originators of both of my Star Wars geek crafts today are Canadian. I wonder if the Great White North is planning any kind of attack on the rebels.

November 9

From Soccer Ball to Death Star

Mutantstar from Craftster recently posted about the Death Star chair she recently made for her son.

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“On our way back from a nerdy boardgaming session, I saw this huge soccer ball in someone’s garbage, as we cruised pass I noticed it was a chair. I turned around and told my husband to load it up in the trunk, I’d fix this up, it was so interesting. Not two seconds after he loaded it up, I knew what I’d do; our son has recently discovered Star Wars and become a huge fan, he’d have a death star chair by the time I was finished.”

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For more photos of the chair in progress, check out her posting.

November 8

Knit a Stuffed R2D2

As the designer theredlineknitter says its for the tiny Jedi in your life. You have to start them young, its the rules.  Small huggable and sure to be dragged on wild adventures. Knit in just a couple of pieces (body, arms), this guy is ready to roll. As the designer says:

This very huggable stuffed R2D2 is bound to become a favorite friend for any Star Wars fan. He’s big enough to be a sidekick, but small enough that he can be carried around by even the tiniest future Jedis.

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So grab your lightsaber knitting needles and head off on to adventure.

November 1

Live Long and Prosper, Baby

Well, Halloween is over. The pumpkin flavored everything season is over, let the peppermint flavored everything season begin. And I don’t know about all of you people, but it seems like my friends have caught a serious case of baby fever. This leaves me trying to come up with baby gifts for everyone, and in that search, I stumbled across this adorable onesie.

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Based on the Star Trek: The Next Generation’s command uniform, Leigh of Fun Things to Do While You’re Waiting created this onesie from two t-shirts and a pattern she found. She used small round buttons for the pips, and created the comm-badge out of sculpey clay. This gift would be perfect for any Trekkie and their next generation (hehe), or a gift from a nerdy aunt or uncle. So head on over to the walkthrough and get to sewing!

October 20

Holiday Gift Idea: Dr. Who TARDIS Snuggie

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I can’t really say it any better than the original poster of this geekcraft – the perfect gift for “what to give the fan WHO has everything:” a Dr. Who TARDIS Snuggie.

How clever is this? Take a regular blue Snuggie, and, ahem, Doctor it up into a TARDIS. Love her tip for printing the “Public Telephone” verbiage onto a cotton panel then ironing it on.

Can you think of a Who fan on your list who might appreciate this gift? Or perhaps just maybe yourself?

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October 16

Ray Harryhausen Embroidery

Wow. Just…wow. This embroidered tribute to Ray Harryhausen (who passed away earlier this year at the age of 92) was posted to our Geek Crafts Flickr Pool awhile ago, and it blew me away! It was stitched completely in redwork by the awesome Ellen Schinderman. Ray Harryhausen was a special effects artist specializing in stop motion animation and movie monsters. If you’re into horror or sci-fi movies at all, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen at least one of the movies he worked on, like Clash of the Titans (1981) or Jason and the Argonauts (1963). One of my favourites was The Valley of Gwangi (1969) because (of course) it was about a dinosaur!

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