So! I’m Samantha and I’m one of the newest additions here at geekcrafts, I’m ABSOLUTELY over the MOON to be here and I can’t wait to share my geek craftings and those if other fabuously interesting internetty people with you!
I think superfluous text at this point is irrelevant, you guys want to see my credentials, what do I do?
From left to right: (1)“Cate has the Power” He-man dress ucycled from duvet cover (2) geodude had embroidered jeans patch (3) Superman dress upcycled from duvet cover (4) Hole Tank top mod (5) supergirl costume (made with no pattern from scratch) (6) 3 3/4 inch Star Wars figure cloak (for the man in my life) (7) reversible K-9 and TARDIS bag (8) slouchy dragonballZ tank mod (9) chubby bow bag upcycled from shrunken jumper.
Want to know anything else? let rip in the comments section here, I’ll be sure to answer! And you’re always welcome to pop by my ‘Home’ blog or my facebook page, I’ll have the kettle on waiting.
See you on Tuesday!
Shanna Hampton just let us know that her husband’s geeky-cool Etsy shop, Pixel Party is barrelling towards their 500th sale, and number 500 will win a prize! The Geek Bracelet pictured on the left is among some really cool pixel art, so get that order in if you want a chance at being number 500!
Etsy is always a great place to find the extraordinary, and the things that can’t even be described with a word that includes “ordinary”. Steampunk Cthulhu Goggles by RobinRed, completely fantastical and beautifully crafted.
I love the plush genius of Heidi Kenney (aka My Paper Crane) and she has just shared a free pattern for making your own Harry Potter doll for holiday gifts! She’s crafting this one for her mega-fan younger son… I wonder who else will be lucky enough to get one this year? Download the PDF and instructions here.
This may not be your typical ‘craft’ given the mass-production, but until Midnight (you hear that, Cinderella? TODAY until MIDNIGHT only! E.S.T.) you can order a most fantastic t-shirt from Tee Fury featuring the only thing out there scarier than Daleks and Cybermen combined: the Vashta Nerada. Ever jump at your own shadow? Chastise yourself for being silly over it? Well, don’t. If you haven’t seen this Doctor Who episode, you owe it to yourself. Just be prepared to never look at the darkness the same way. Ever. Again.
The design, appropriately titled “Count the Shadows” by Artist/Designer Jordan M Dalton is quoted in his Tee Fury interview saying:
I wanted to make a design for all the hardcore Doctor Who fans and make it something really specific, but also really cool looking for everyone else.
He was also kind enough to share the Doctor’s own words regarding these little terrors:
“Almost every species in the universe has an irrational fear of the dark. But they’re wrong, ’cause it’s not irrational. It’s Vashta Nerada. It’s what’s in the dark. It’s what’s always in the dark.”
Mr. Dalton, I do believe you overwhelmingly achieved the coveted balance between “geek” and “fraking awesome” with this design. Being a ‘hardcore’ whovian myself, I didn’t even need to read the banners to recognise the reference. That terrifying image is well emblazoned upon my memory, and your rendering of it is spot-on. Well done!
The t-shirt can be found only on 12 December 2010 in Eastern Time (that’s New York, NY USA time, folks) until 11:59 PM at:
Every single time (and thankfully, Moffat & Co. didn’t use it as much as I had first feared) I hear Eleven say, “Geronimo!”, I remember that tidbit from Daffy Duck…oh, and: Hello, I’m Krys. Someday soon I will get a proper bio posted to the site. In the meanwhile you just need to know that I’m a geeky gal who will be posting here at Geek Crafts as I find things that make my inner fangirl go ‘squeeee!’