July 10

Amigurimi Coraline

“I have no plans to love you,” said Coraline. “No matter what. You can’t make me love you.”
— Neil Gaiman (Coraline)

Crochet Coraline doll - amigurumi patternThat may be what Coraline said to “the other mother”, but you won’t be able to say it to this adorable amigurimi by Ravelry poster, Sharon Rose, aka Homemade Obsessions.

I love her little yellow boots, her key necklace, and the drapey blue hair, and of course the button eyes are perfect. (Even though, I have to admit, they creep me out a little bit.)

The blog post includes the pattern, and stepped-out photos for attaching the pieces and hair.

Also be sure to check out Sharon’s patterns for Wybie and the Ghost Girl.

In case you haven’t heard about Coraline, it’s a fantasy/horror novella by British author Neil Gaiman, published in 2002. There was a graphic novel adaptation, published in 2008, and illustrated by P. Craig Russell. The stop-motion animated film was directed by Henry Selick, and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2009. [Historical facts per Wikipedia]

Now, unrelated to Coraline, but related to Neil Gaiman…have you seen the footage of the Minnesota Public Radio interview with Neil Gaiman, where they call Mythbuster’s Adam Savage and he does a short singing stint in the voice of Gollum?  According to theonering.net, it “contains so many different brands of geekery it might shut down the internet.” You simply must see.

LINKS OF INTEREST:

http://homemadeobsessions.blogspot.com/2011/06/ghost-child-doll-inspired-by-coraline.html
July 8

Padme and Leia Barbie Costumes.

STOP THE PRESSES!!!

A whole cartload of AWESOME was just unloaded over at Burdastyle. I have seen some AWFUL barbie costumes in my time, and to be fair, most of them are made my small children so I shouldn’t be so judgemental. But I am.

These are the things that Star Wars Barbie dreams are made of.

Burdastyle community member Morgan (lanternwaste33) has uploaded her stash of Padme Amidala and Princess Leia Barbie costumes.

The accuracy, detail and craftsmanship are certainly worth a look!

(Not to mention the pretty pretty dresses *fangirl squee*)

If you’ve got a chance you should also check out Morgan’s studio on Burdastyle She and her sister Allison have made some awesome people sized Star Wars Costumes too.

 

July 8

Dungeons & Dragons Friday Roundup

This week I thought I would share some of my favorite Dungeons & Dragons crafts from Etsy.

When I first saw this Dice Dungeon by sheetmetalalchemist on Etsy, I knew what true love felt like.

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Etsian brainscan has these delightful D&D Alignment buttons.

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What’s D&D without dice?  This classy pearl necklace from elerronyar features a full set!

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Speaking of Dice, you will need somewhere to keep them, how about a nice Chainmail dice bag from Etsian RingMonkey?

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Why not spice up your tabletop with a custom polymer clay Tarrasque Miniature by JadedFlames?

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GypsyRosesDotOrg makes these wonderful +2 Rings out of sterling silver.

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If your game table is lacking in cute, try switching your miniatures to these ones by AlexZiegler.

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Let everyone know exactly how you roll with this hip flask from stellarcustomimages.

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How about a shirt that proclaims your love of gaming, or at least weaponry, with this Instruments of War screen printed t-shirt from phippsart?

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I feel like I have saved the best for last with this awesome Wizard Hat by KnitnutbyJL.  It even has a built in bushy white beard!  Amazing!

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Hope you enjoyed reading this weeks roundup as much as I enjoyed finding all these geeky D&D treasures.  Be sure to come back next Friday for even more geeky fun!

July 7

Flickr Pool: Marvin Night-time Embroidery.

In my household reading the Hitchhickers Guide to the Galaxy is a rite of passage. It’s lexicon is the language of our everyday social interactions within the house. It’s a beautiful thing.

It’s very confusing for visitors.

So looking in the Flickr pool for today’s feature, there was only one choice for me.

Amazingly LadyHazard has never read the books, but she certainly captured the spirit (or lack thereof) of our favourite paranoid android. Its a beautiful piece (but just a slight warning, her photostream is awesome… but NSFW!… there you were warned, now go there anyway :-) )

Awesome work LadyHazard

July 7

Pokemon Polar Fleece Hoodie

Pokemon Polar Fleece HoodieI have Pokemon on the brain lately.  I recently picked my Nintendo DS up and dusted it off, then apologized for neglecting it in favor of the evil iPad.  My Pokemon: White Version cartridge was still in there and I have been playing obsessively since rediscovering it.  I am fairly close to “catching ’em all”.

With Pokemon on the brain, it was inevitable that I would turn to Etsy to see what awesome Poke-crafts people have come up with.  When I happened upon this Pikachu Fleece Hoodie by Etsian ErosDIY I let out a little squeak of joy.  (It was a very manly squeak, I assure you.)  She makes her own patterns for custom Hoodies, and tailors them to the buyer.  While the listing is for a Pikachu Hoodie, she can base them on just about any Pokemon your heart desires.

Check out the Pikachu Hoodie!

Visit ErosDIY on Etsy!

More Poke-crafts on Geekcrafts!