July 10

Pet Semetary Cross Stitch Sampler

Pet Semetary Cross Stitch Sampler

I’m a HUGE Stephen King fan, so of course I was super-stoked to hear about the new tv show Under The Dome. I loved the book (which, by the way, is also HUGE), and when I heard that Hank from Breaking Bad (Dean Norris) was playing the baddie I was super-duper stoked!

Unfortunately, the internet says that there aren’t any Under The Dome crafts (Let’s try to remedy that, shall we?), so we’ll just have to make do with a Pet Semetary craft for the time being (and by “make do” I mean “this is awesome”). Emily of Pyro Dog Pins is the genius behind this cross stitch sampler, and the pattern is available for purchase at her Etsy shop.

June 4

DIY Constellation Scarf

Here’s one for all my fellow Astrogeeks! I LOVE this scarf. Love it. As an amateur astronomer anything with constellations send me giddy, and this is great because you can make your own scarf featuring your favourite constellations.

DIY Constellations Scarf

Check out the tutorial on A Beautful Mess to discover how to make your own using a scarf, some craft foam, and a bit of easy embroidery.

I’ve actually been thinking of doing something similar to this on some blinds, ever since I purchased the wonderful Dot to Dot tee from Threadless, but I reckon using this tutorial a lot more things in my life are soon going to be sporting astronomical designs pretty soon!

May 22

Doctor “Whoops”

Doctor Whoops
Hot off the presses, this Doctor Who set of hoops by Chelsea Bloxsom from Love and a Sandwich was just finished yesterday. I love all her hoops made with fur and felt, and her numerous pieces of awesomeness all over the internet, but these deserve special mention, because I came across them this morning in my Facebook feed, when my sister shared them with my niece. As a newly-obsessed Whovian, I appreciate the way that Doctor Who is making us geeky mums cool again.

March 22

Embriodered Portrait of Captain Kirk

Happy birthday Captain Kirk! That’s right folks, The Shat turned 82 today. I’d be remiss if I didn’t celebrate it in my own little way, namely by geeking out over awesome Kirk inspired crafts. This particular one by tinyairplanes caught my eye, not only because it’s beautifully embroidered, but because it pays homage to the actor behind the character.

Embroidered Portrait of Captain Kirk


March 20

Embroidered Tribute to Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard Embroidered Quote

It’s an amazing embroidered tribute to the awesome Eddie Izzard by Pam! Look at the beautiful satin stitching! I came across this while browsing through the pool in the Geek Crafts Flickr Group and immediately started to giggle. Yes, I actually lol’d. But who doesn’t lol at Eddie Izzard’s stand-up? The man is hilarious! And he can rock a pair of stilettos. Oh, you haven’t heard of him? Click here to be enlightened! (Slightly NSFW because of slightly spicy language.)

Fun fact! Not only is Eddie Izzard one of the funniest comedians out there, he’s also a great serious actor. He played the bad guy in one of my favourite shows, the Day of the Triffids mini-series that aired in 2009! He also starred as Grandpa Munster in last year’s Munsters remake, 1313 Mockingbird Lane.