Friday, September 25, 2009


Another great (and free!) pattern over on Ravelry. That place is amazing, I love searching through all the new patterns put up every day. Anyway, check out this latest one I found!

Recognize it? It's an elven leaf brooch! It's so pretty too that you could wear it and not look like a freak (who knew that wearing a hobbit cloak in public was a weird thing to do?) but the other nerds hiding in the crowd would totally understand what it is. Very cool.

Click here for the free pattern from Ravelry.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I hope you guys know how to knit...

...because you are going to want to knit this. This was created by a wonderful knitter I found over on Ravelry named Kelly. Check out this adorable little Serenity she made!

It's so cute! It could use some glow in the dark yarn on the little engine parts, but whatever. Oh yeah, did I mention that this pattern is TOTALLY FREE? It is so awesome that she would not only take the time to write up a pattern like this (because writing patterns are a total pain in the butt) but that she would put it up for the whole world to use. So go forth and knit! Stay tuned!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Old Timey Sampler

Okay, I'm not sure if too many of you are familiar with cross stitch samplers or not, but if you are, well, most of them are pretty boring. They are pretty much made so that you can have an excuse to try out different stitches and a lot of times commemorate a birth or something like that. Anyway, leave it to the internet to come and make something really neat and interesting out of a sampler.

And it's an Internet Sampler! I know the picture is a little hard to see here, but it's very detailed. It must have taken forever. I love the borders--I think they might be my favorite part. The little emoticons down by the bottom are pretty cute too. I think this is so great probably because it captures the spirit of the Internet so perfectly--it's a place for, by and inhabited by crazy people. Too cute!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Couture Video

Oh my gosh, you have got to check out these awesome outfits. These were made by Craftster user montyfull, and they are pretty amazing.

Look at all the sparklies! And check out the garter around the leg.

The bob-omb dress. It's a little hard to see, but it's quilted up at the top.
Gold coin dress--I think this dress is pretty amazing even without the video game theme.
Toad stool dress.
And a shot of all of the dresses, plus the toad dress in the middle. I bet there are a bunch of super nerdy girls out there who would wear these. Alright, maybe not the one with Mario's giant head on it, but the concept is pretty cool.

Anyway, yeah! These were too cool not to share. Stay tuned!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

It's a miracle!

It's a miracle! Not only am I finally making a new post, we have a new dude to show off! AND we have a pattern for him! AND we have some finished amigurumi up for sale in the shop! Wow, I feel kind of productive. Not that I haven't been busy--I have--I have just been doing non-nerdy things. It's time for me to get cracking on Christmas presents if I want to get them finished in time--not because they are complicated, but because I am very bad at actually finishing projects I start. I get distracted with new projects pretty easily.

Anyway--the new dude! Behold!
It's Obi-Wan Kenobi! And he's very cute, if I do say so myself. I think his little white beard may be my favorite part about him.

And without his jedi robes.

Here's the closeup of his little lightsaber. It's very tiny and very meticulously painted.

All together! So what do you guys think? I know it's nothing really out of this world, but I have been wanting to make an Obi-Wan to add to our little entourage. Now if we could just finish our Gandalf the White we will be all set on wise old dudes.

Anyway, if you want to pick up the pattern it will be available in the store by the end of the week--we just need to finish the lightsaber instructions and we'll be set. I am thinking about making another pattern pack available with Obi-Wan, but I am having some difficulty picking out which characters to make for it. I know I want Lando in there, but I was thinking about adding an alien or some sort. Any ideas? Suggestions? I was thinking maybe a Jawa, but maybe Greedo or someone like that would be fun too. Anyway, I'm still thinking about it, so it might be a while before a whole pack is ready.

Stay tuned!