January 24


Soap Retro controller, Mountain Dew-type scentEveryone needs to get clean from time to time, and what better way to accomplish this than with a bar of soap shaped like an old-school NES controller?? Chrystal Doucette’s Digitalsoaps store on Etsy sells all kinds of gamer-shaped soaps: controllers for the NES, Xbox, and the Wii. There are even soaps shaped like actual games! Mortal Kombat II for the Sega, Zombies Ate My Neighbors for the SNES, and even a Space Invaders Atari cartridge (with little green pixelated invaders available for purchase as well!) Do yourself a favor and click around the shop–you’ll find many more geeky gamer soaps.
Perhaps what I find most charming about these soaps is that they are scented to smell like Mountain Dew! This is truly a seller who’s in touch with her geek consumer base. The soaps are even vegan.
Category: Craft, Geek, Video Games
January 23

Character Aprons

"Character Aprons"Thanks to a friend, I found Bethany Sew-&-Sew‘s blog and her amazing apron creations. collection with a range characters from superheroes to video games icons and Harry Potter. Who doesn’t want to look like one of their favorite characters while cooking a meal? Personally, I’m not big on cooking, but one of these aprons just might inspire me to practice more. Well, probably not, but I would look awfully cute turning on the microwave.

Category: Craft, Geek, Girly
January 22

Snape a la Potter Puppet Pals

Snape a la Potter Puppet PalsIf you’re a Harry Potter fan and you haven’t seen any Potter Puppet Pals, go watch them right now. In fact, even if you aren’t a fan, watch them. They’re hilarious. Craftster user Troublet made this felt and embroidery Snape from “The Mysterious Ticking Noise” (my favorite PPP video). Oh, Troublet, could you please make something from “Wizard Swears?”

Check out more geeky felt goodness on her blog, The Trouble with Crafting.

Category: Books, Craft, Geek, Movies