Last night I was doing some very important garden gnome research (seriously!) and came across The Nerd Nook on Etsy run by a husband and wife team. I bought this hand-carved gnome stamp for my own collection and then browsed through the entire shop to find all sorts of geeky carved stamps and paper goods, including these I (heart) lightsabers postcards, perfect for any Star Wars fan. You should also check out their clothing shop, Ten Shades of Awesome, full of geeky t-shirts.
Recently I’ve been doing lots of traveling, and tiny bags or clutches are instrumental in organization and packing. This Space Invaders clutch bag is perfect!! I especially love the pink zipper and handle… ooh and the pleats! The only thing I’m left to wonder is, where did you find that great fabric stellarcheri?!
The purple heart clutch in her newest post is also fabulous, and I’ve fallen madly in love with it as well. Safe to say I’ll be following her updates from now on! stellarcheri is on Craftster, Etsy AND Facebook :)
I was recently asked to make a Kirby plushie by a friend, but not just any stuffed Kirby would do. She specifically asked for one based off of the video game Kirby’s Epic Yarn. In my search for pictures of Kirby plushies I came across this adorable Kirby craft made by Shift! on Instructables.com. Though it’s not a plushie it’s absolutely adorable and easy to make.
I’ve been eyeing Jo Roberts’s (AKA Etianya) amazingly detailed fleece plushies, hats, and scarves on DeviantART for a while now. Not just for their warm snuggliness, but because they are beautifully hand-crafted pieces of geek art.
She’s captured characters from video games such as Final Fantasy, Super Mario Bros., and World of Warcraft. The ones that stole this Bioware geek’s heart, though, were her Dragon Age: Origins plushies.
Not only has she made some adorable stand-alone dolls of party faves Alistair, Morrigan, and Zevran, she’s also indulged the romantic side of her clients by custom-making dolls of their Gray Warden with their tru wuv. Even sweeter, she’s designed them with magnets so they can kiss.
Say it with me: “D’aaaaw!”
Nothing says geek love to me quite like big plastic nerd glasses do, so this week’s roundup theme is geek glasses crafts!
So here we go, in no particular order…
DeviantArt user TheNaughtySeamstress made this emo squid. I think he looks quite well-read. His creator says: “This little squid loves Death Cab for Cutie, scarves, and argyle sweaters with tight jeans.” Well there you have it.
For those of us who never want to take our glasses off, even at bedtime, Etsy seller BibBon is selling this stylish glasses-covered sleep mask. Ohh the geek dreams you could have.
Perhaps not purely a craft, but certainly valuable to geeks everywhere, is this glasses-shaped USB drive sold by imm living.
The tiniest lil nerd you know needs this perfect onesie from HutchMe’s Etsy shop. In fact, she sells many types of onesies suitable for geek babies (and their parents), including many with a Star Wars theme.
For those few geeks who do not require corrective lenses, but still want to make their geekiness perfectly clear, artlife on Etsy sells these 1.5-inch badge buttons for you to wear with your pocket protectors.
This past Christmas, craftster member lilliesinmycereal decorated with a ton of Hello Kitties, and also included this special nerd Hello Kitty. Check out the rest of her decorations–they look really cute all grouped together!
Any self-respecting globe-trotting geek needs a snazzy place to keep her/his passport, and Etsy seller Jenni20 has you covered. Although this photo shows it in green, black and raspberry are also available.
Close cousin to the traditional geek glasses is the cats eye glasses. youheartus’s Etsy shop has numerous needlepoint designs for sale, but I particularly like this one with the glasses, especially with the tiny rhinestone details on the corners.
That’s it for this week’s roundup! Everyone enjoy the weekend!
Craftster user thecuteoctopus lives up to her name with these adorable fleece octopuses (octopi?) including Nerdopus! But even better, you can sew your own because she’s been kind enough to post instructions on her blog. What kind of octopus would you make?