May 6

Mass Effect Apron

Mass Effect Apron“I’m Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite apron on Etsy.”

After a tough day of saving the galaxy, there’s nothing like a little space barbecue to unwind.

Keep your Alliance-issue armor sauce-free with this nifty Mass Effect-inspired N7 apron made by kristentexasranger.

May 5

Personalized Periodic Table Necklace

Have you always dreamed of your name or favourite word written out using the Periodic Table of Elements? Of course you have!

Well now, thanks to Shop Gibberish, your dreams can come true!

They can make your word into a snazzy pendant or magnet if you aren’t a necklace wearing kind of person.

Get Your Own!

Visit Shop Gibberish on Etsy

Don’t Forget about our World of Geekcraft contest!

May 4

Star Wars mini Amigurumi

May the Fourth be with you! Over at flickr, Angry Angel posted the coolest Chewbacca amigurumi! It looks felted, doesn’t it? I can’t believe that it’s just brushed yarn. Angry Angel made the pattern for her etsy shop, but Chewy isn’t the only Star Wars amigurumi pattern available: she actually has twelve of the characters!

May 4

Atari Freezer Paper Shirt

Atari-stenciled-shirtI have recently declared myself the Atari clothing and accessory expert on Geek Crafts, after having my essay on the above published in World Of Geekcraft by our own Susan Beal. That being true, I had to feature this Atari Freezer Paper Shirt made by Lucinda879 on Craftster. This was her first try, and it came out perfect, in my expert opinion.

If you don’t feel like making an Atari shirt, check out these pre-made Atari t-shirts

May 4

Handmade Geekcrafts Contest this week!

My hometown weekly, the Portland Mercury, is sponsoring a new handmade geekcraft project contest (with a nice shoutout to, thank you very much!) over at their site this week – email in a photo of your favorite handmade project extraordinaire, and you could win a copy of World of Geekcraft, a POW! ZAP! Magnets kit, and lots of glory. The deadline is Friday, May 6, and all the details are in the post.

Jacob Schraer says:

Like Mr. Miyagi, the projects within will help you take your unassuming fingers, made nimble from countless hours at the keyboard, and apply their surprising skills to sewing, cutting, and gluing.

Susan was kind enough to provide us with a complimentary copy of the book and a craft kit for the Blogtowner who can come up with the best homemade Geekcraft.

Please provide us with a picture of your craft, preferably with a copy of a current newspaper prominently displayed next to it, and email it to with GEEKCRAFT CONTEST in the subject line. Your creations will then be judged based on skill, radness, and overall geek cred.

I would love it if a reader snags the prize! My deepest thanks to everyone who’s had kind words for the book and Shayne’s, Renee’s, and my contributions. Can’t wait to see some killer geekcraft project entries!

PS: Don’t forget to enter the book giveaway this week if you’d like a double chance to win a copy of the book, too…

May 3

Earn an extra entry!

Hey geek crafters! Do you want to earn an extra entry to win a copy of World of Geekcraft? Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Go to the original post, right here.
  2. Leave a comment in response to someone else’s comment.
  3. Gain a new friend *and* an extra entry :)

Contest reminder: we’ll be picking a winner at random at midnight this Friday.

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