While I have a fondness for a variety of fandoms, I would probably have to say I am most fond of Star Trek. There’s just so much to love! That’s why I was drawn to this Warp Speed Galaxy Shirt project by Katie Smith at Punk Projects.
Her tutorial looks so easy – a couple of spritzes of bleach on a black t-shirt, some dabs of paint, a speedy little Enterprise and boom, you’re off to seek out new life and new civilizations!
I love how subtle it is – you’d really have to look for that little Enterprise, but for the trained eye, it would be like an Easter Egg on a shirt. :)
A fun related note – Katie is already known for her Star Trek crafts, as seen in her Star Trek Christmas ornaments project I have previously featured. She also contributed the Starfleet Uniform Apron project (p 80) to my Star Trek Crafts book!
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Dare I say it? I’m beginning to get into a Christmassy mood. I’ve been thinking of gifties and peppermint mochas and decorations for the past week or so. I’ve been holding off on doing any actual decorating though. It is still November after all. Christmas crafting on the other hand…methinks I need to get started on that! These Star Trek snowflakes featured on Tried and True (pattern created by Tanner from Buzzfeed) seem like a good way to ease into the holiday season.
Do you see it? It’s the Enterprise! No doubt blasting off on their five year mission; to find new life and new civilizations. Boldly meddling where no one has meddled before!
- Geeky snowflakes how-to on Buzzfeed
- Tried and True blog
- More Christmas on Geek Crafts
- More Star Trek on Geek Crafts
Well, Halloween is over. The pumpkin flavored everything season is over, let the peppermint flavored everything season begin. And I don’t know about all of you people, but it seems like my friends have caught a serious case of baby fever. This leaves me trying to come up with baby gifts for everyone, and in that search, I stumbled across this adorable onesie.
Based on the Star Trek: The Next Generation’s command uniform, Leigh of Fun Things to Do While You’re Waiting created this onesie from two t-shirts and a pattern she found. She used small round buttons for the pips, and created the comm-badge out of sculpey clay. This gift would be perfect for any Trekkie and their next generation (hehe), or a gift from a nerdy aunt or uncle. So head on over to the walkthrough and get to sewing!
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!
Semel posted a quilt she made, over at Crafster. “Made for a couple of very special trekkies for their wedding. It is queen sized, made with about 4500 2″ squares. I started it in April and just finished it Friday – in time for the wedding rehearsal!”
Patrick Stewart’s portrait graces the front of this quilt while the Star Fleet insignia is on the back, making this a reversible quilt.
Fun fact…Semel also made the Big Bang Theory/Sheldon quilt.