Any fan of the TV show Supernatural knows the significance of salt. It’s used as protection from evil and can prevent demons from entering rooms. Salt is also used in various ways to get rid of ghosts.
The Ultimate Demon Hunter Keychain that AngelQ sells in her Etsy shop not only features a vial of salt, but also a couple of weapons that the Winchesters often use when hunting demons. AngelQ also makes a necklace featuring salt, as well as a few more Supernatural themed items. It might not be a bad idea to start off the new year with a little something to ward off evil and negativity, even if only symbolically.
Craftster user Troublet says,
First, I have to admit that I am so not into games nor do I really like cutesy/kawaii, but Santa decided to give me a gift that took me into both of those realms. He gave me Kirby’s Epic Yarn for Christmas.
I played through about 2 levels when my Muse didn’t just come poke me into picking up my needle, she all but drove me nuts until I finished this piece.
Geek crafts may be new to her, but she totally did Kirby justice with this adorable embroidered piece. I especially love her use of sequins. I’m going to try that out in my own work soon.
You can check out Troublet‘s other crafts on her blog, The Trouble with Crafting.
So it is New Year’s Day, and you’ve made your resolutions, right? Now comes the hard part–the follow through. These I Heart the Black Lung Earrings by Ugly Unicorn (etsy) will make it easy to remember that you’ve snubbed out your last smoke, and you don’t have to love the black lung any longer!
Zero Punctuation is one of my absolute favorite web video series. I love hearing Ben “Yahtzee” Croshaw’s hilariously scathing video game reviews just as much as I enjoy watching the cheerfully warped animations that illustrate them.
So, I was over the moon when I came across Ilana‘s free pattern for Zero Punctuation Imp pot holders. These little scamps translate really well into knitted form, and would bring a touch of fun into any geeky kitchen.
You may recognize Ilana’s work from the Star Trek pot holders that were featured here on Geek Crafts last month. I’m looking forward to seeing what other awesome patterns she comes up with!
Here are my choices for the 12 best geek crafts of 2010:
January – Super Mario Vest by The Happy Seamstress
February – Minimalist Take on Star Wars by Justin Van Gendern
March – Tiny Harry Potter Paintings by JennaDickes
April – Periodic Table of the Elements Table by Abigailscrafts
May – Buffy the Vampire Slayer button by ButtonBettie
June – Tardis Schrapnel by Irishdaydreamer
July – Crocheted Spock Head by Amy
August (we didn’t have anything, so here’s one I like from May) – Origami Dinosaurs by essemde
September (we also didn’t have anything, so here’s another one from June) – Mario Mushroom Grill by Greg.Matta
October – Darth Vader Princess Costume by mayamagination
November – Tardis Star Quilt by Wendy
December – Steampunk Cthulhu Goggles by RobinRed
Let’s get one thing out of the way, right now. I love cake. Cup cakes, wedding cakes, pancakes. Cake is good. In addition to being delicious, cake is a great medium for art. Yeah, I said it, I think amazingly decorated cakes are art–and it’s not just because I like eating art. Kristen made this Super Nintendo Cake out of red velvet (0ne of my favorites!) for her husband’s birthday. If you’ll believe it, it was her first try at a sculpted cake! Very well done, and I am sure, very delicious.