March 23

Daryl Dixon, The Walking Dead Plush

cdaryl1If you’re a fan of “The Walking Dead,” you can have your favorite character but you can’t deny the popularity of Daryl Dixon, as portrayed by Norman Reedus. And that popularity just continues to grow, especially with SpeakGeekandEnter from Craftster making a plushie of our favorite little archer.

And that poncho is even custom made, “The poncho was made by recreating the poncho pattern in photoshop and then printing it on inkjet printable cotton. It closes with snaps on the back…” He’s got a tiny little black leather vest underneath.”…this time in his poncho, red button up shirt, leather vest (of course Wink) and brown pants! I make all my standing


plushies one of a kind in terms of costumes, so I think this is going to be the last one until they give him something different to wear next season.  Cheesy ….Y’know, if he makes it to next season. *fingers crossed*”

As far as other Craftster projects go, SpeakGeekandEnter has used a similar plushie pattern to make a doll of David Tennant as the Doctor. SGAE also runs the Etsy shop of the same name.




March 23

My Little Pony: Dr. Whooves


Craftster user dfabbric made a cute MLP as the pony-fication (is that even a word?) of Tom Baker, the fourth actor to portray the Doctor.

“I’m really happy with how he turned out, though he looks a little angry. The pattern is by Valleyviolet. I hand knit his scarf and it’s removable.” dfabbric also has a blog, where she’s known as Diane, out of Alberta, Calgary.

Valleyviolet owns Violet’s Curious Miscellany over at Etsy, where the pony patterns range anywhere from $15-$45. And just in case a plush pony isn’t enough for you, check out the “Pony Creator” by General Zoi at Deviant Art.

March 11

Super Meatboy plushie

So this adorable Meatboy plushie was submitted and I was torn.

On the one hand, I’m a vegetarian, can I endorse this plushie?

On the other hand, I love love love and want to support independant game makers…can I not endorse this plushie?

Well, you saw those three loves in there. That tells you what you need to know about which side won. And I suppose he’s more than meat. He’s a boy. And he’s super.

Super meatboy plushieIf you love video games and you have not yet seen Indie Game: The Movie, it is available on Netflix streaming and I highly recommend it. You’ll get a great look at the behind the scenes love and care that went into the creation of Super Meatboy and your heart….oh my goodness your heart….it will be so warmed.

The plushie proper comes to us via MelloReflections.

P.S. Just a quick plug for a personal project! I’ve got a book pitch in as a finalist for pitchapalooza, the “American Idol” for book pitches. There is a “fan favorite” aspect to the contest and I’m in there (look for Marjee!) for a novel I’m working on called Nightmares of Neverwas.  It’s a book about nightmares and elite demon professors and all sorts of good stuff. If that is your bag, consider voting for me. If it isn’t, give an upvote to one of the other, budding, talented writers over there!

March 2

Enderman Soft Toy

Enderman Sewing Pattern

Do you speak German?  Of course you do, otherwise why would you be here?  This adorable Enderman sewing pattern comes from, a ridiculously awesome site devoted to “geeks, games und der ganze rest”.  I could have used Google translate to figure out what is going on with this pattern, but there is a handy video included that saves me the trouble of using my fancy book learning to figure out words.

I am a bit of a Minecraft fanatic, so when I saw this pattern I knew I had to share it no matter what language it was written in.

Go Check out the Pattern here!

Check it out in English here!

While you are there, be sure to check out some of the other awesome stuff on, like the Lemmings paintings or the Minecraft comic.

February 24

The Stuffed Weeping Angel


Just in time for Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary, the Weeping Angels have been crocheted, have been turned into Christmas tree toppers and even turned into costumes.  But now, Lanikins has taken the Weeping Angel from creator Steven Moffat to the next level….and it’s strangely cuddly.

Lanikins is a dollmaker by trade and owns the Etsy shop of the same name, as well as being a regular poster to Craftster. Typically, her posts on Craftster show off the pop culture poppets she’s made. Of her Weeping Angel, Lanikins said,

“”Blink’ is my favorite episode [of Doctor Who], so I decided that I needed to make a Weeping Angel poppet.  I thought, “Hey Lani, this should be a piece of cake!!!…I mean, it is just one color, right?!?!”  Oh, I was SO WRONG!!!!  I sat there, staring at the basic body pieces, and my mind started racing…how was I going to get those hands to stay on her face?  How was I going to pull of the wings?  And what about the hair?  I looked at her, and my thought was that when you look at a statue, their hair isn’t made from a different material, so for me, it had to be fabric.  I made several little worms, and after attaching them, I needle-sculpted it to make it look like hair…and stone.  After a lot of zoning out, some SERIOUSLY sore hands, and countless hours into this, here she is!!!”

For anyone interested in making their own Doctor Who character poppet, Good Cookie Creations has a free pattern available to use as your poppet base.

September 3

Breaking Bad: 2 Walts and a Heisenberg

Breaking Bad is on hiatus! By this time tomorrow, I’ll know how long it will feel until the show is back on again….what cliffs I’ll be hanging off of, etc.,

To celebrate, I’m posting these 2 Walter Whites and 1 Heisenberg for your geek craft pleasure.

So these are a hoot, no? Miss Coffee has scads of these in her Deviant Art Gallery that will tickle all levels of geeky pleasure (yes, including a Carl Sagan commission! Seriously, go check it out).  This particular set was shown at Gallery 1988, which featured her plushie homage to Tobias Fumke as well.