Boldly going where no craft book has gone before! Written by Geek Crafts very own Angie Pedersen, this is an awesome blend of Trek and craft. While primarily a project book it’s also filled with Trek trivia and photos, making it a perfect addition to any Trekkie’s – or Trekker’s – collection. Trekkers and makers, together at last!
The projects are inspired by every version of Star Trek, from TOS to comic books, with a variety of different craft techniques and skill levels. It was really hard to decide on the first project to try, but I finally decided on the adorable Kahn finger puppet. He was super easy to make, thanks to the close-up photos of each step of the project. The only thing I did differently was the material for his uber-sexy Kahn hair. I had to substitute novelty yarn for the marabou trim that was called for, only because my local craft store didn’t have it. Unfortunately, I think the effect is more “who stole my conditioner” than “from Hell’s heart I stabbeth thee”. I still think he’s awesome though!
Want to know how to make this cute yeti monster from scratch? Head over to Amanda Tepie’s Instructables post or design your own little creature in Adobe Illustrator.
What’s better than tiny felt owls? Superhero owls. What could be better than that? Batman and Robin as superhero owls. Etsy seller Tiny Felts has owls in a variety of colors and designs and welcomes custom orders. Perhaps you’d like to request, a clown owl of crime to face off our dynamic duo. She also has options for customizing your owls. Super-owl, Spider-owl, Green Lant-owl, this could be a lot of fun.
Claire Chambers is a craftser and blogster keeping track of a delightful effort on her blog Absolutely Small. She has been doing this thing that is so cute you guys…felt alphabet squares. If you go to her Flickr pages you can see the full effort of alphas, but I selected the one below for our fair post. This princess is the namesake of my beloved puppy girl, and the ruling alpha female of our house, despite her 13 lb stature. Much more geek where this came from though, especially J, R, T, W, X, Y, and of course… Z is for Zelda!
I’m not going to say that the creations of Your Organ Grinder aren’t a little on the weird side, because they are. I mean, they’re felt organs. But they’re also kind of rad. Particular favorites here include the brain necklace, brain hairclip, and nose embroidery hoop.
So, this week’s Friday Round-Up celebrates one of my heroes, Darwin. The well-known two legged take on the ichthys symbol is used by fans of evolution (can a scientific theory have fans? Does it matter if it does or not? It’s popularity’s kinda irrelevant; it’s still true…). Darwin Fish (Or Tonys, as all good Feeters know) are rough depictions of Ichyostega, the remains of which are important transitional fossils between tetrapods and fish, since they have a tail and gulls akin to fish but amphibian style skull and limbs.
So, I present to you my ten favourite crafts in honour of both Darwin and Tony…