June 20

Zombie Flats


Using just markers, gel pens, nail polish, and a couple other items, troberts8 created these awesome zombie flats.  I think they’re adorable in a creepy sort of way, and they’re practical too (I think they just might confuse oncoming zombies into thinking you’re already dead).   While I don’t have the artistic ability to make them, I’m certain there are those of you out there who would be entirely able to paint zombie toes on shoes.  If you’re interest in making a pair, check out the instructions here.


June 18

Purple Tentacle Plushie

I’m really into making felt plushies at the moment. I’ve been surprised at how easy they are… well, compared with what I expected. This week I decided to take the plunge and try a Purple Tentacle from LucasArts’ Day of the Tentacle, and boy – am I pleased with how he turned out!

Purple Tentacle Plushie

And since I’m nice, I whipped up a pattern so that other people can recreate the little guy – check out the link below. Printed on A4 this will give you a tentacle that stands about 18 cm (7 inches) tall, but there’s nothing to stop you scaling this dude up!

Just don’t leave your 6-foot version unattended otherwise he might just try to TAKE OVER THE WORLD!

June 16

Lego Instructions, Organized

Lego instruction books, organized in page protectors and binders

This project isn’t so crafty as it is DIY, but I figured if you have Legos around your house, this might come in handy: Lego Instruction Books, Organized.

This is one of those projects that is a bit time-consuming, but so worth it in the end.

I have crochet patterns in a binder, in different sections like hats, shrugs, afghans, and bags. Can you think of some booklets that might be handy to have all page-protectored & binder-ized?

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June 14

So Be It. You Shall Be the Fellowship of the Scarf

So everyone has seen the new trailer for the Desolation of Smaug right? Of course you have. Now back to the scarf. This is an epic double knit scarf of the iconic image from Fellowship of the Ring


Fellowship Scarf


Look at this scarf.  Now look at this poster. That is some good work right there. Tumblr user, The day was new, does great double knitting work. And she designed this on the fly using the image. The Tree of Gondor chart is available for free on Raverly. I only have so many crafty hours in the day. I just need a few extra.