June 8

Guess Who: Doctor Who Edition

Doctor Who Guess Who game by Karen Kavett

If you’re jonesing for the next Doctor Who season to start like we are at my house, you’ll want to check out this cool project by Karen Kavett – she repurposed a 1980s Guess Who board game into a custom Doctor Who version. How fun would it be to have this at a premiere watch party??

Karen paid significant attention to detail, painting the plastic trays a TARDIS blue, and the scoring pegs like mini sonic screwdrivers. She created (rebooted) Doctor Who images to replace the original people cards, including the 9th, 10th, and 11th Doctor, his Companions, and other important characters (DON’T BLINK when you flip up that Weeping Angel card!). She graciously provided PDFs of her images, to make it easier for the rest of us Whovians.

Not satisfied to stop with the Doctor, Karen also repurposed a Clue game as a Hunger Games version!

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June 7

ProcrastaStitch

ProcrastaStitch has recently hit the nerdy cross-stitch market. They have fun patterns and book marks and other geekery over on their Etsy shop.

tardis bookmark

They also have a fun tumblr where you can keep up to date with them and their many projects. I love needlework and I’m always happy when I see needlework+fandom.

After the cut we have a few words from Emma and Lyndsey themselves! Continue reading

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June 7

Felted Calvin & Hobbes

Yoopidou from Hawaii doesn’t need Bill Watterson to come out with any licensed Calvin and Hoobes toys…she can make her own and have them turn out perfect!

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Yoopidou needle felted Hobbes and Calvin over a wire frame so they be poseable.

Make sure you take a look at her Craftster posting. She has a bunch of photos that she recreated from iconic Calvin and Hobbes strips. On May 21, 2014, her posting was voted as a featured project as well.

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June 7

Leon’s Window

Knickertwist (I love that name!) posted a really lovely tribute on Craftster to Leon, The Professional, a movie that came out in 1994, starring Jean Reno and Natalie Portman.

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It measures 5″ tall and is built upon a Graphic 45 matchbox. It slides open, and features a Madonna, bullet marked wall and two quarts of milk inside, all part of Leon’s apartment in the movie. For more pictures of his window, check out Knickertwist’s blog.

June 5

Kitchen Overlord – Carbs Against Humanity

I don’t know if you’ve had the chance to play Cards Against Humanity, but you need to. You can buy it online and avoid human contact all together. You do need actual friends to play and it’s an amazing way to learn terrible things about them.

With what started as a Kickstarter for a cookbook (that was funded in only 5 days!), they have added the bonus joy of Carbs Against Humanity.

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The free download has everything from The Only Thing Nikola Tesla Loved More Than Pigeons to Chris Hardwick’s Alternate Universe Evil Goatee to the Inconceivable! wonder of the Spanish Rice Inquisition.”

Food + Nerdy=Amazing. I can’t wait to print these out and give them a go. You should too and then report back with your most hilarious hand.

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June 1

Home Decor: Maleficent Dragon Trophy

Paper Mache Maleficent dragon trophy by Dan (the Monster Man) Reeder

In honor of the “Maleficent” movie premiere this past weekend, I wanted to share an amazing project by Dan “the Monster Man” Reeder: Maleficent Dragon Trophy. It was a custom commission project which he sold for $2000.

Dan used paper mache to recreate the head of the Maleficent dragon head, and mounted it like a wall trophy – clever idea and goregous reproduction! Impressive attention to detail with glass eyes and LED lights to make it extra ominous.

Have you seen the new Maleficent movie yet?

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