March 9

Geek-Theme Memo Board

Geek Memo Board

It’s been a while since I shared one of my own projects, so I thought I’d share my most recent geekcraft – a Geek Memo Board.

Using this tutorial for How to Make a French Memo Board, I wrapped an 18×24 canvas with batting and fabric and stapled it to the frame, and added ribbon and buttons. Knowing most of my memorabilia was space-themed, I used this fun fabric from Jo-Ann that had a blue swirly background with little stars.

blue swirl fabric

Once I had the board all assembled (it took maybe an hour), I added my geek fandom references:

I have this memo board on my desk at work where I can gaze upon its geeky loveliness often. What geeky homages do you have at your desk/cube at work or home office?

March 8

Calvin and Hobbes Hoops

calvin hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes remains virtually untouched by commercial products, leaving fans and craftsters alike to create their own goodies. I always wondered if Bill Watterson would ever break on that and allow stuffies to be made of his creations, but so far, he hasn’t.

Silentblair from Craftster stitched up a trio of hoops of our favorite boy and his tiger to give away in the recent “Affirmation Swap.”

Category: Comics, Craft, Girly
March 8

Grumpy Cat Shrink Plastic Chandelier Earrings

grumpy cat earrings

Anyone who reads my posts here know that I love Tardar Sauce (aka Grumpy Cat). I Sew Cute, from Ohio, posted a great Craftster tutorial on how to make Grumpy Cat “Skrinky Dink” earrings, and the process is simple enough that the steps can be transferred to making any kind of characters into earrings (I’m thinking some Zachary Quinto Spock earrings might be cool to have!).

And despite working with the oven, this could be a good craft to do with your younger girls, by having them pick their subject and doing the cutting themselves.

March 2

Cover your assets with geek-chic

Geeky Diaper Covers by Domestic Geek Girl

Projects like these Geeky Themed Diaper Covers by Domestic Geek Girl really make me wish I had some wee ones still in the house. (Of course, with a son who just turned 20, it doesn’t take much to make me wish to turn back time a little!) So for now I’ll have to settle for sharing these booty-licious beauties with you.

With the great geek fabrics from Marvel, Star Trek, Star Wars and more available at Jo-Ann’s and other retailers, you have so many options for creating some eye-catching geek couture for the precious cheeks in your life.

So I have a question for you – do you dress your children in geeky clothes, or are you letting them decide on their own to follow that path?

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Category: Comics, Craft, Geek
March 1

Peanut Heroes

wonder peanut

I am both amazed, and a little creeped out, by how realistic these peanuts look their real counterparts.

Artist Steve Casino can sum up his favorite celebrities and characters in just a single peanut each. The Kentucky-based sculptor says he can spend up to 20 hours a day making 4 inch celebrity statuettes out of peanuts, which are then painted with acrylic paint. He also uses bamboo skewers for arms and legs.

Category: Craft, Geek, Movies, Music, Sci-Fi, TV
March 1

Alien Chestburster Onesie


Let me just say, I don’t have a baby, but if I did, my baby would totally need a onesie like this!!

Writer and director Mike Dougherty (X-Men 2, Superman Returns, etc…) designed this chestburster-themed onesie with the help of a few Crayola markers. He even included the Weyland-Yutani logo on the sleeve! And because he just used Crayola markers on a white onesie, the possibilities of different movie “companies” are pretty much limited. Right off the bat, I’m thinking Omni Consumer Products from “Robocop” and Stark Industries would be fun options.

Category: Craft, Geek, Movies