April 30

Reader Submission: Star Wars Tank Cake

Star-Wars-tank-cakeI love cake. Oh, my God, I love cake. My favorite “crafts” are ones that can be eaten, and having worked as a baker for a short time I feel like I really appreciate what goes into an awesome cake like this Star Wars Tank Cake Naomi made for her son and husband’s joint birthday. She managed to do this on a time crunch, too, so she gets extra kudos! I love seeing really personalized birthday cakes, and this Star Wars one really…erm…takes the cake.

April 29

Plants vs. Zombies Plushie Patterns

Plants vs Zombies PeashooterChainsaws are so 2006. Today, we all know the best way to kill zombies is with vegetation.

Thanks to Plants vs. Zombies, gamers can rigorously train in simulated zombie combat. But what to do when the undead really do show up on your lawn?

Plush artist Alix Banegas has you covered.  At her Etsy shop, Arixystix Creations, you’ll find detailed patterns for making your own felt army of Sunflowers, Peashooters, and WallNuts.

Even better, she offers pre-assembled kits, including wool felt, clay pot, and detailed instructions in a spiffy zombie box.

Now you have no excuse not to be prepared when the zombies come a-knockin’!

April 28

Plushie Oy from Stephen King’s The Dark Tower

Plushie Oy from Stephen King's The Dark TowerOkay, so I’ve never read any Stephen King books and have seen only a few movies. I don’t usually do scary and his work definitely qualifies as scary in my book (pun intended). But I just might have to read The Dark Tower because of this plushie Oy that Craftster user YumJello01 made for a Dark Tower swap. I love this so much! Is Oy good or evil? Do you think this will be too scary for me?

Plushie Oy from Stephen King’s The Dark Tower



April 28

Reader Submission: Vintage Iron Man Coasters

Iron Man CoastersI love Iron Man, and I love not having cup rings on my coffee table, so when Holly from Customcomix sent these to us, I couldn’t resist. She and her boyfriend got into decoupaging one of kind, super cool comic book items (jewelry, coffee tables, coasters, you name it!) when they got their first place and decided the only sure way to make it fit them, would be to make the decor from scratch (and old comic books) the end result is an awesome Etsy shop that I can’t wait to blow some money in!

April 27

Doctor Who Bingo

Craftster always has the coolest swaps going, and the stuff that comes out of them is amazing. ivoryh1632 made these Bingo Cards for her partner during the Doctor Who round 6 swap, and they’re so cool! There are 12 different cards to choose from, and they have squares like “The Doctor mentions he’s a genius” and “Someone gets slapped”. ivoryh1632 says “I did it up all proper and used a bingo card making website so every card has a random assortment chosen from 80 different phrases, so choose your card wisely.” You could always use jelly babies as space markers. Or if you print them out big enough,  jammy-dodgers.