I love, love, love this one! Craftster user sprocketfish crocheted a dark mantle from Dungeons & Dragons. The detail is great – the eyes, the tentacle suction thingies. And it’s a hat! This was an anniversary gift for her very lucky boyfriend.
“Nothing says “I love you” like a fictional cave-dwelling squid… “
So true, sprocketfish!
Geek Crafts reader Kat sent us a link to her awesome blog of video game sprite t-shirts that she hand-paints as gifts for friends. She specializes in NES sprites. I am *so* impressed with how crisp and precise her painting is. I think the Bubble Bobble guy is my favorite.
Etsy seller electricboogaloo (anyone get the reference?) offers these beautifully illustrated yet completely geeky Nerdy Baby ABC Flash Cards.
Here’s what electricboogaloo has to say:
“Ah, nerds having nerds. So tragic. Here is an awesomely pretentious gift for nerdy parents with nerd babies. A is for Atom, B is for Binary Code, C is for Cellular Membrane… and it’s all downhill from there. Shock and horrify your friends whose babies only know lame stuff like animal names!”
The cards are 5″ x 7″ and you get a full set of twenty-six for $18.00 plus shipping.
Craftster user Falwyn crocheted these super cute Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles dolls for her kids, based on Atsuko’s pattern. Falwyn made the shells differently than Atsuko, and provided those directions in her post. Personally, I would have made the shells bigger, but all in all, this would make a great little gift for geeks large and small.
My inspiration for making these were the “Tetrius Puzzle Game Magnets” from ThinkGeek. I had a TG gift certificate I had to spend and came across them. I thought they would be cool to put on the fridge or on my metal cabinet at work. As luck would have it, they were out of stock at the time and I started thinking… it should be easy to make something like that at home for much less than $10 for a set. So, what follows is how to make your own.
|[Thinkgeek store-bought plastic Tetris magnets]
||[home-made Geekcrafts Tetris magnets]