“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!
An Imgur user recently uploaded some pictures of the Fallout bobblehead he just modified. He gave his little friend some extras to make him look more…’traveled,’because they have seen their fair share of the Commonwealth together and the bobblehead needed to look the part.
Upgrades were added using Worbla, modeling putty, resin, paintbrush bristles, and a few other bits and pieces. The poster also added a laser rifle from an unnamed POP vinyl figurine.
For anyone interested in weathering their own Fallout bobblehead, Amazon has a good base to start from, available here, for $59.99, for Prime shipping.
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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I love Transformers. I love Doctor Who. So, what’s not to love about a 3-D printed, actual working/transforming Tardimus Prime??!! Seriously. What’s not to love? Inspired by Jason Casteel’s TARDIS Prime artwork, user Ellindsey designed and created this 3-D printed realization, and it actually transforms. What’s even cooler is you can find Ellindsey’s CAD files and instructions for building your own. Oh, for a 3-D printer. Even you don’t have one, you should definitely check out the link for the additional pictures. Transform and roll out!
I’m not exactly sure what a zombiebot is, but it sure is cute. Check out this free crochet pattern available on CraftFoxes.com, sourced from a super cute book (Crobots: 20 Amigurumi Robots to Make, by Nelly Pailloux).
I like this kind of pattern. It offers up instructions for you to make the zombiebot as is, or if you’re feeling daring, you can mix things up with different colors, “injuries”, stitches, and embellishments. Just think, you can crochet your own army of crobots as you plan world domination!
Plus, read the Geek Crafts review of Nelly Pailloux’s Crobots book!
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I just spent the weekend selling my handmade goodies at TopCon, a small pop-culture convention in Topeka, KS. One of the guests, Mike Mundy, was a zombie on The Walking Dead, so there was a lot of zombies hanging around this weekend. All those undead inspired me to share this great tutorial on making your own zombie plushie on the blog Heidi Boyd. This tutorial offers more inspiration than actual techniques, but if you’re familiar with basic hand sewing skills, you’ll have no problem making your little Zombie Plushie friend to hunt down brains with. You could even mix it up a bit and use different colored fleece, felt scraps, and embroidery floss. The tutorial offers up a great, basic starting point for your imagination to take over. Be sure to share your adventures in zombie making with us!