February 23

“Do you know a girl with hair like this?”

Thomas over at Game Craft tumblr posted this Ramona Flowers embroidery (featuring “7 little kisses?”) on February 5th. The drawing is from the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, but it was drawn by Bryan Lee O’Malley (the author of the comics) for Michael Cera to use. I can’t believe I didn’t think of this! I had planned to put this on a tee shirt, but now I want to embroider it too! Maybe one in each of her hair colors?

If you haven’t seen that movie yet, btw, you should. It’s awesome!

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February 23

DIY free clock upgrade

DIY free clock upgradeIt was a week full of projects in my home, and I thought I should share one with you all!   When I moved into my apartment over the summer, I purchased two cheap-o $4 wall clocks with the intention of upgrading once I had decorated my new space.  Well, I’ve lived here for more than half a year, and can NO LONGER stand the ugly clocks… what’s a girl on a budget to do?  Get creative!  Here’s what you need:  A Sharpie (I had a package of @ ! { &  stickers on hand that I purchased on clearance and was waiting to use, but you could easily draw the same characters), opaque paper, screwdriver, and a clock.

This project actually took me under 5 minutes from start to finish.  Simply unscrew the clock frame, pop off all 3 hands, cut the paper to fit, draw your characters, and reassemble! Happy crafting :)

DIY free clock upgrade

BlackPixel on SmugMug (shameless plug)

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February 22

Geek Onsies

Creator Rossie says:

“Iron-on transfer paper exists because I *heart* Daleks.  And so should my baby, darn it.  Though if it turns out to be a boy that bow could get awkward.”

I know exactly what she means! I’ve recently made my peace with iron-on transfer paper. I always thought it looked really bad and anything with the words ‘iron on’ always seemed like a cop out, but crafters like Rossie are rapidly changing my mind. I can see myself making a batch of onesies and bibs this way. I love embroidery, but it just takes so LONG!

Follow the link and you’ll also find a “World of Warcraft – level one human” onesie and “I may be a noob but I just pwned my nappy” onesie

Just so cute.

What do you think, inkjet transfer paper, yay or nay?

February 22

Felt Microscope Magnet

Microscope magnetSometimes your mad laboratory needs a homey touch (especially if you spend more time there than you do at home).

You’re in luck! Sasha offers some super science-themed felt creations — including this charming microscope magnet — at her Etsy store What. No Mints?.

She also has other fuzzy creations for the chemistry nerd in your life, from Erlenmeyer Flasks key chains to brooches sporting the dopamine molecule.

February 21

Amigurumi Discworld

Great A’Tuin the turtle comes, swimming slowly through the interstellar gulf…

I know the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett has dedicated fans (there’s some overlap with fans of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy–which is how I heard about Discworld) and this amigurumi proves it! I haven’t read the series (yet. The Colour of Magic is on my bookcase), but this makes me want to even more. PlanetJune decided to make this epic Discworld after making a sea turtle: “I spent hours studying, sketching, simplifying and photoshopping the Discworld Mapp so I could recreate it in cotton yarn”. I’m so glad she did! AND she has the approval of Mr.Sir Prachett himself!

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