March 5

A Magnetic Attraction

tetris heart

Do you know the feeling of standing in front of the fridge and just not knowing what to make for dinner? I certainly do! This colorful set of heart-shaped cross-stitched Tetris magnets will surely give you something to puzzle with in these moments of despair. Kirsty Willis sells them on her UK-based Etsy store, together with other cross-stitching work, embroidery and patchwork.

March 1

Friday Round-up: Rubik’s Cube Madness!

I am a collector of hobbies and lately I have gotten back into the Rubik’s Cube.  The Rubik’s Cube was invented in 1974 by a Hungarian sculptor and professor named Erno Rubik.  He was awesome.  He didn’t even realize he had made a puzzle until the first time he scrambled it and tried to get it back together.  It took him like 6 months, now the world record is 5.66 seconds.  My best time is somewhere just shy of 2 minutes, but I am getting better.  Enough about me, you are here for crafts so here we go!

Rubik's Cube Tissue Box

This Rubik’s Cube tissue box by HandyHomeGrown on Etsy is made out of wood, making it far superior to a lot of the other Rubik’s Cube tissue boxes you can find out there because it probably smells pretty rustic.

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February 28

3D Transforming Optimus Prime Cross-Stitch

optimusprimeThis three dimensional Optimus Prime is impressive to say the least. Plastic canvas has never looked so extreme. Based on the original toy series, superstar Lord Libidan, I would say this is his pièce de résistance. What? Not uber enough for you? IT TRANSFORMS!

That’s right. Not only did he make a poseable transformer, Optimus Prime transforms into a truck!!! No seriously, look at this!optimusprime2

Just when you thought this couldn’t be any cooler! He also has plans for other Transformers including Starscream. Head on over to his Etsy shop and be prepared to have your head explode!

Lord Libidan on Etsy

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November 5

Cute couple, thoughtful & talented wife, no hyperbole

I’ve been meaning to post this one for a while. A wonderful crafter and lady I am proud to call a friend, Lisa Muccigrosso, cross-stitched a panel from one of her  husband’s favorite online comics. It is called Hyperbole and a Half. It makes me laugh alot ;-)

I don’t recall if this was a special occasion gift or just kind of a “yeah that’s right, you’ve got an awesome wife who cross-stitches hilarious panels from a geeky corner of the internet for ya” kind of thing. Either way, I’m bad at straight-up buying presents for my husband, never mind  custom crafting one, so I’m pretty envious of Lisa’s skills here.

August 26

Enter the Dragon!


Recently, my husband and I have become addicted to the game Skylanders. As a huge Spyro fan since I was young, I knew that I would love this game immediately. What I didn’t expect was to be scouring the internet for Skylanders crafts before I’ve had breakfast.

That being said, I didn’t find many Skylanders crafts that weren’t meant as party favors for children’s parties. So I settled on trying to find something Spyro related. The lack of Spyro crafts is sad, but I finally stumbled upon the forum called Sprite Stitch. A forum for cross stitch patterns based on video games.

After a bit of searching, I found a great Spyro pattern for any cross stitcher.

If Spyro isn’t your thing, you can find a list of their patterns here to find a pattern more suited for you.

August 20

Intense Pokemon cross-stitch

Linda is a 26-year old cross-stitch wizard living in Latvia. Check out her video documenting progress on a Pokemon cross stitch. When I saw it I was all “Whu? Gah! Ohh! Ahhh!”  Then I thought about how my cross-stitching is bad and I should feel bad.

Check out Linda’s blog for other cross-stitch stuff as well as gorgeous shots of Latvian landscapes.