June 10

DeLorean Time Machine Plush Sculpture

DeLorean Time Machine PlushGreat Scott! Check out this DeLorean time machine plushie, built by the talented Lynne Dhenson.

What a great homage to the classic Back to the Future films. I love how Lynne took something so hard-angled and mechanical and made it into a soft, squeezable felt sculpture.

Seriously, do yourself a favor and click through to her LJ post to see the amazing amount of detail that went into this piece. She says that the engine alone took 16 separate pieces!

Though the DeLorean and its pattern do not seem to be for sale, Lynne does have a few other cool patterns available on her Etsy shop, including one for the Metallicar from Supernatural.

June 9

Jinkies! Velma Canvas Tote Bag!

Jinkies!  Eco Friendly Canvas Velma Tote Bag!Velma was the original geek.  While Shaggy was busy eating sandwiches and Daphne was busy complaining about dirt under her fingernails, Velma already had it all figured out.  It was Old Man Hinkle who ran the abandoned amusement park all along!  Now you can carry crime scene evidence around in style with a crazy awesome, eco-friendly, Velma Tote Bag from Etsian WhoDoesntWantThat!

The designs are applied with professional heat transfers, and custom orders are welcome, so what are you waiting for?

Get yourself an awesome Tote!

More awesome stuff from WhoDoesntWantThat!

Click here to see who won the Name the Geek contest!

June 8

Anime Girl Cross Stitch

I’m always amazed at the patience of cross stitchers. I did a small, simple robot photo booth cross stitch and it drove me crazy. So when I see something as big and gorgeous as this my mind boggles! The whole thing is 140 x 180 stitches, on 14 count cream Aida. HistoricalNeedle sewed this over a couple of months. She based it on an Anime style picture she found on the web (if you know who the original artist is, feel free to post it in the comments). HistoricalNeedle plans on getting a Gothic style frame made for it, so I can’t wait to see that!

June 8

Battle for Beauty Interactive Game Event!

battle-for-beautySometimes. the world just opens up for geeks. This is one of those times (or more accurately, Friday is one of those times) on Friday, June tenth, Battle for Beauty begins in Toronto, where real life players will use softballs to compete against online players everywhere.

I really feel like this is a time where I can use the word “epic” and not worry about summoning an LOLCat. Microsoft is hosting this mega-sized browser based party, to help “make the internet more beautiful”, players will do battle against such villains as “The Eternal Loadworm”. It is a geek’s dream, a LAN party on steriods!

June 8

Etsy Worldwide Craft Parties this Friday!

This Friday, June 10, is Etsy‘s birthday and to celebrate, they’re throwing a global Craft Party, with hundreds of events scheduled. Check to see what’s going on in your area!

Here in Portland, there are three Craft Parties planned, including one with a Quilts for Quake Survivors quilting bee I’m helping organize at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, which benefits Mercy Corps‘ relief work in Japan! I’d love to see you there for paper cutting, freestyle embroidery, mighty ugly crafts, or quilting with us (all supplies included along with six sewing machines, just show up). All the details are here and you can check out the worldwide Etsy Craft Party events here.

June 7

Tutorial Tuesday! Teddy Bear Labcoat!

Another one from me, on the Geeky Sweetheart blog you can now find a  pattern and tutorial to make a super cute lab coat … for your teddy bear!

I was asked by a friend to make this, and was surprised to find that there didn’t seem to be any patterns or tutorials on the internet, BAD internet. Anyhow, since I had to draft the pattern myself I thought I’d share it with you all.

Come on Geekcrafters, lets do SCIENCE!