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March 31

GeekCrafts Submission: Harry Potter Sharpie Mug

DIY Sharpie-decorated mugs

We received this as a submission, and what a cute project! I had no idea you could decorate ceramic coffee mugs with regular Sharpies! I love how bright the colors turned out and the adorable little Harry Potter face (complete with mini Gryffindor scarf collar!).

What would you draw on your coffee mug? A Star Trek insignia? The Star Wars Rebel Alliance logo? A couple of Portals?

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February 27

Caitie’s Introductory Post!



Star Date: 2013

New Admin’s Log, February 27th. Caitie Davis presiding :)

Hello, all! My name is Caitie, and I’ll be comin’ atcha every Monday afternoon here on Geek Crafts! Huzzah! I can’t wait to toss a bunch of nerdy embroidery, needle felt, perler bead, cross stitch, and baked good crafts your way. Tutorials, etsy round-ups, DIY stuff. The stuff of geek craft life! I can’t wait, I really can’t.

Here’s a little bit about me…

I’m a huge card game/tabletop nerd. HUGE! I play Magic: The Gathering every Friday night at Friday Night Magic (FNM), I love Munchkin, Carcassone, Settlers of Catan, and the traditional board games (Apples to Apples, Trivial Pursuit, etc.). I also love Dungeons & Dragons- I’m always a healer!
I love video games. I have Portal tattoos behind my ears, and I absolutely adore everything that Valve has every put out. Half-Life 2 is probably my favorite game of all-time, though child me would probably be upset knowing I didn’t say “Ocarina of Time” for that one. Yikes! I love RPGs and all that jazz. First person shooters aren’t my favorite but, if I had to choose one, I would pick Battlefield. Halo vs Call of Duty? P’shaw. Not for me!
I am a writer- I’ve been in art school since 6th grade for creative writing. Right now I’m pursuing an English degree, and eventually I’ll get my CW degree. Yippee! I cannot wait to starve for the rest of my life. I mean that. Anyway, I mostly write poetry & super short stories- but, I am actually working on a book right now. It’s tiring stuff!
I love to read. Sci-fi, Fantasy, and the Classics (Steinbeck, Hemingway, Faulkner, Kerouac…) are the things I live for. Right now, I’m reading through Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. It is pretty fantastic thus far! I am always reminding myself to “focus on the void”… :) And, of course, I am a huge Harry Potter nerd. I think that if you aren’t one, I will have a hard time relating to you. Haha! Just kidding. Or am I?


Here is my Persian cat, William Taft!

As for the age old question- Star Trek vs. Star Wars? I answer like Zoidberg… why not both?? I love Star Trek, and I love Star Wars. Sorry, I won’t pick! I love them both far too much. I am currently working my way through Sherlock, and then I will take on… Dr. Who. Yeah, that’s right, I haven’t seen Dr. Who. I know. I’m sorry. But I PROMISE, I’m working on it! I work at a movie store, so I have access to basically every DVD known to man. I will get there soon. I love horror, indie, sci-fi, musicals, and black comedies as far as movies go.

I live with my boyfriend Tyler and my orange flat-faced Persian cat, Taft. We all love basically anything British  so we watch a lot of Peep Show, Jeeves & Wooster, That Mitchell and Webb Look, A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Top Gear, QI, etc. My boyfriend loves Stephen Fry more than he loves me sometimes, and I have come to accept that. When we aren’t being anti-social, we go out and drink craft beer, listen to records, and argue sociology with unsuspecting strangers. Poor blokes.

I have probably gone on too long, now. I hope you all will tune in on Monday. In the meantime you can catch me on instagram at @notcaitiedavis. I’ll list my blog and Etsy shop a little later, they are down for the moment. I’ll leave you with an awesome embroidery hoop done by Etsy user StitchCulture! It’s down below there. She is one of my favorites on Etsy for embroidered goodness. Go look around her shop and enjoy.


Catch ya on Monday! And if your name is Carl… stay in the house. Or the jail. Just… stay put.

Consider them dead!

Consider them dead!

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April 28

Area and state regulations do not allow the Companion Cube to remain here, alone and companionless.

Area and state regulations do not allow the Companion Cube to remain here, alone and companionless. And the cube is not companionless once you crochet this mini weighted cube and Chell!  Chell even has her own Portal Device too.  Designed by Nerdigurumi, the pattern is free.  It uses various colors of worsted weight yarns and some wire for Chell to allow her to be posable.  Nerdigurumi warns that this pattern is a bit more than beginner as it requires some ‘cobbling and fiddling’ to assemble.

April 21

The Cake is Not a Lie

The Cake is Not a LieIt’s a hat!  Yes, Nimcraft has created a free pattern for a knitted Portal Cake Hat that is absolutely adorkable.  This hat, a recreation of the chocolate cake in Portal 1 and 2, is also a quite delectable head warmer during cold months.  Knitted in worsted weight yarn, Nimcraft gives suggestions for making it in other weight yarns as well.  Not familiar or a fan of the game portal?  That’s okay, I don’t think there’s too many people that don’t like chocolate cake anyway!



March 5

Cosplay Pics from Naka-kon 2012

My husband and daughter recently returned from their annual sojourn to a local anime convention, so I thought it might be nice to introduce you to it as well. Dubbed Naka-kon, this convention is held annually in Overland Park, Kansas, to “celebrate Japanese animation and the influence anime has in the Midwest and around the globe by educating people from all walks of life in many diverse facets of popular and traditional Japanese culture.”

No matter whether promoting Japanese anime, video games, or the otaku lifestyle in general, these Kon-goers love to cosplay! The following are but a few examples that my husband took over the weekend.

Montage of photos from NakaKon 2012

I spy cosplayers as No Face from Spirited Away (or what I call “that freaky ghosty thing”), Mojo JoJo from Powerpuff Girls, a Stormtrooper, Mario & Princess Peach, and GLaDOS from Portal, but I don’t recognize the others. Do you?