January 17

A Wonder-ful Blanket Buddy

Wonder Woman blanket buddy by Amy Anderson

Lately my crochet queue has been filled with Yoda hats and Ewok scoodies, in honor of the recent Star Wars madness premiere. But I think I may have just found my next project – this adorable crochet Wonder Woman-inspired blanket buddy designed by Amy Anderson of Spicy Tuesday Crafts.

As a fellow curly girl, I am in love with her springy hair and that the blankie portion forms a sort of starry skirt. Just imagine the heroic adventures some child in your life could have with this fun lovey.

Amy’s Ravelry shop also features other geek-tastic blankies, like Batman, the Joker, and the Hulk, and you can find free patterns on her blog.

What’s currently on your knit or crochet to-do list? Have any fun patterns to share with us? Leave us a comment below!

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November 30

It’s Definitely a Wonder!

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The folks over at Fandom in Stitches have outdone themselves with this free Wonder Woman paper piecing pattern. Though, this 10″ pieced and embroidered quilt block is not for the faint of heart. If you’ve never done paper piecing before, I’d start with something much simpler (like one of their patterns labeled beginner/advanced beginner–the Black Widow one looks like a good block to start with.).

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November 2

Potatoes Diana

The next time you’re having a dinner party, how about serving Potatoes Diana, courtesy of The Kitchen Overlord.

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Doesn’t that look amazing?! I love the lasso!  Want to make it yourself? How could you not? You’re in luck. The recipe is found over on The Kitchen Overlord. They have tons of edible art for you to drool over. Think of the party you could throw! They even have vegan jerky crackers. You know you want it.  Be sure to come back and let me know how it was!

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April 21

Getting Girly With Geek Crafts

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BenaeQuee, a Craftster member and Etsy store owner, recently posted a cocktail dress she made. It’s a cocktail dress designed not only to match Captain America’s suit, but also some killer art on Deviant Art. BenaeQueen was inspired by Kelsey Michele’s art.

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“My main goal for this dress was to be able to wear it as a dress, and not let it become something that looked like a costume only. I wanted it to look like fashion. I used a royal blue Duchess Satin and a Royal Blue poly chiffon. The chiffon was a bit more purple in hue than the satin, but once laid over the satin, it looked more blue. It’s actually nice to see a color shift of lighter blue under the darker chiffon as the dress moves.”

But you can’t be dressed to the nines and not have your makeup match!
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“This eye makeup by DeviantArtist KikiMJ features incredible superhero designs. The colors are perfect matches for the costumes worn by the likes of Thor and Wonder Woman and the designs themselves are amazing.” KikiMJ has a great series of eye makeup designs on her Deviant Art site. She actually didn’t have one that would g0 along  for Captain America, but I think her Wonder Woman design would match just as well.

November 26

Retro Wonder Woman sweater

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If you are a dedicated, talented knitter, this gorgeous retro-ish looking Wonder Woman sweater could be yours. The Craftster page explains how it was charted it out, but that’s about it.

I’m afraid it’s not a stitch by stitch instruction kit, and it’s never going to be – I’m don’t have the skills for that. You’re welcome to share my work, but it really is a recipe, not much of a pattern.

Be sure to check out some of the pictures she’s shared of it. There are some gorgeous details in there. I have yet to take up knitting (crochet yes, knitting, no) but I may have just been inspired.