This is such a cool idea! I wish I had thought of this. TroubleT made these for her husband as part of his Father’s Day present (apparently she spoiled him big time–she also stitched him a Binary Man). This is so simple yet SO brilliant…I’m still kicking myself about not thinking to paint hoops as portals!
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But when Geekcrafts reader and Deviantartist MelloReflections sent us her light up sentry turret plush it really caught our eye… I mean, what could be more ‘geekcrafts’ than a plush, modelled on a game, with electronic bits!!
I love things that light up!
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In honour of Portal 2 being released this week, my Etsy Treasury of the Week is, you guessed it, Portal themed! Remember to click on thepicture to be taken to the actual treasury where you can check out all of the awesome geekiness!
What are you doing, raising your hand? If you were really that excited, you’d have both hands firmly glued to your controller right now. You totally don’t love Portal enough. You’ve made GLaDOS very sad.
At least, you don’t love Portal the way Doctor Moo does. She showed her devotion by stitching up an amazing crochet blanket featuring the morbidly hilarious warning signs from the original Portal. What have you done for GLaDOS lately, hmm? (Okay, I stop with the guilt-tripping now. I haven’t even finished the first game!)
It took her over 74 hours to crochet and measures a whopping nine feet by six feet (more than big enough to snuggle under with a Companion Cube). She’s offered it for sale on her Etsy shop, which also features some other wonderfully geeky crochet creations.
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Geek Crafts reader Elisa, aka sprocketfish on Craftster, submitted the Companion Cube from Valve’s Portal that she crocheted for her boyfriend. She says she made up the pattern as she knit and was kind enough to post her instructions online. Click through for more photos.
A few days ago, I stumbled upon this mind-blowing Amigurumi Big Daddy from Bioshock. Isn’t he amazing?! Emjay made Big Daddy, and many other amazing amigurumis, with lots of patterns (including Big Daddy) available FREE on her website, Nerdigurumi. I might just have to attempt to make a Big Daddy for my boyfriend’s birthday, although it would probably take me about 10 years to finish, looking at how fiddly the pattern is.
My other favorite patterns on Nerdigurumi are:
- Claptrap from Borderlands
- Link from the Legend of Zelda
- Companion Cube from Portal
- Crochet Hook (the idea of a crocheted crochet hook makes me giggle!)