July 16

Half-Life Headcrab Cushion

Half-Life Headcrab Cushion

Have you seen Half-Life this headcrab cushion? I want one. Even if it is just so I can wear it on my head occasionally and flail my arms around the living room.

This amazing creation was posted on the Craftster.org forum by user luchadork138. Take a look at her post as there are more great photos of it, though this is the only one of the dog I’m afraid. Man, that’s one brave puppy.

June 18

Purple Tentacle Plushie

I’m really into making felt plushies at the moment. I’ve been surprised at how easy they are… well, compared with what I expected. This week I decided to take the plunge and try a Purple Tentacle from LucasArts’ Day of the Tentacle, and boy – am I pleased with how he turned out!

Purple Tentacle Plushie

And since I’m nice, I whipped up a pattern so that other people can recreate the little guy – check out the link below. Printed on A4 this will give you a tentacle that stands about 18 cm (7 inches) tall, but there’s nothing to stop you scaling this dude up!

Just don’t leave your 6-foot version unattended otherwise he might just try to TAKE OVER THE WORLD!

May 19

The Girl Who Waited

Today, we have another project by SpeakGeekAndEnter, a regular poster over at Crafter. SGAE was last featured here in March 2013 for the Daryl Dixon plush from “The Walking Dead.” Today’s entry is Amy Pond, “The Girl Who Waited.”

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‘I’ve been working to try and add in more details to my plushies — since most of my plushies are one of a kind dolls, I figure I might as well make them the very best, with as many details, as I can. I used silver metallic thread for her ‘zipper’ which I loveeeee. And bonus, I even got to use some of those “fancy” stitches on my machine that I never thought I’d use.”

And if you’re interested in getting your own Amy Pond doll, SGAE still has an Etsy store by the same name.

May 9

Fandom Cats

Fandom Cats

Again and again, I saw adorable, little drawings of fandom characters as cats.  There were Supernatural cats, Sherlock cats, and Avengers cats.  It didn’t take long for all those cats to go to my head.  I couldn’t help but try to recreate some of their cute cattiness myself.  Castiel Cat and Dr. Horrible Cat are the results.

I drew their plushie patterns myself and made them with fleece and felt.  I tried to use fabric glue to attach Cas’s coat.  That was a mistake.  I ended up sewing most of their pieces together, but I was able to hot glue their eyes, hair, and noses.  I’m happy with the results.  They’re the cute, cuddly, and (slightly) silly looking representations of all those adorable, Internet kitties I had prancing around in my head.

 

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April 27

Handmade Sally From “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

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Hannah081986, a poster over at Craftster, recently uploaded some pictures of the Sally doll from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” that she recently made.

“Sally is complete. Jack finally has a partner. She was fun to make. She stands about 18 inches tall. Her dress is made from felt pieces, and she is hand painted. What do you think? Smiley The movie is very dull colored, so she make look a bit bright but it gives her personality haha <3 She and Jack were made for my niece, she is IN LOVE with Nightmare before Christmas, so, naturally, I had to make them for her.”

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For anyone interested in their own Sally doll, there is a free pattern on Ravelry for a crocheted version of a patchwork doll, courtesy of Irene Strange. While the Ravelry version isn’t named for Sally, take a look at her and decide for yourself.

March 27

Plush Zergling

Plush Zergling

I’m not much of a gamer but I did play a little bit of StarCraft once upon a time. I don’t recall the Zerg being quite this cuddly though! This cutie was created by Ange, in response to her nephew’s request for a Zergling of his very own. Ange decided to challenge herself to make one, even though she had never created a pattern for a plushie before. I think she’s succeeded beautifully! You can check out more of Ange’s clever crafts, of both the geeky and non-geeky variety, at her blog Crafty Distractions.