Published October 26, 2009
Tags: dress, geek chic, geek dress, Tetris, tetris dress, video, video game, video game dress, videogame, videogame dress
Earlier today my friend Kaitlen sent me a link to a dress that she was confident I would love…and she was right.
Erin who blogs about her sewing projects on A Dress a Day just put up this amazing and adorable gaming themed dress. How adorable is it? I love the 50s cut of the dress and the simple yet beautiful Tetris pattern. This is certainly not Erin’s first geeky chic masterpiece, many of you will remember her adorable Darth Vader Dress.
Published June 11, 2009
Tags: game, gamer, gamer knit, gaming, geek, geek knit, geeky knitting, knit, knitting, pattern, patterns, Tetris, video, video game knit, video games, videogame
For a while now Ive been wanting to make a Tetris scarf but have been too lazy to chart up a pattern and also have been stumped on how to make it look good from the front and back since Intarnsia knitting looks a mess from behind. Low and behold, someone on Craftster solved the problem with a simple solution….making it double sided.
I love that it just looks like a mosaic pattern at first glance but then you recognize the shapes and instantly know what the scarf is. Truly chic and geek ;)
The woman made the pattern and had her mom knit it up and unfortunately she doesnt seem to have posted the pattern, but another poster linked to a Tetris chart for making a baby blanket that you could easily adapt into a scarf. You can download that here.
Here you can see how wide the scarf is before its doubled over. A great way to make the scarf visually appealing from all sides!
Published April 7, 2009
Tags: DIY, game, gaming, geek, geek knitting, geeky, knit, knitting, mega man, mega man hat, mega man knit, nerd, patter, patterns, video game, video game knit, video games, videogame
It seems theres a never ending stream of awesome video game themed knits (trust me a I have a back log of projects and blog posts) but I found one today that is by far one of my favorites. This falls into the category of old but new to me…so hopefully its new to some of you as well!
Mega Man Knit Hat
Apparently a very lucky geeky boy has a super awesome crafty gal who knit him up this awesome hat. Now she just needs to knit him some Mega Man arm warmers and leg warmers and hes all set to battle Dr Willy.
To knit your own click here.
Crochet queen talli_1985 crocheted her own version! Equally awesome!
Published March 12, 2009
Tags: 8-bit, 8bit, birdo, craft, crafts, cross-stitch, embroidery, game, games, geek, mario, n64, needlepoint, nintendo, sprite, super mario, video, videogame, Videogames
My good friend Jenn posted up an amazing find on her blog today.
Birdo Cross-Stitch WTF
First of all someone cross-stitched Birdo…thats weird enough as it is. Secondly, they put WTF on there which ads to the overall oddly awesomeness of this piece. Its also frighteningly well done, my grandma would be impressed.
Oh and Jenn wrote a haiku to go along with it…
Put a ring on it
Could today get any better? I think not!
[link via Infinite Lives]
Published January 21, 2009
clothes , DIY , geek , handmade , knitting , patterns , Videogames
Tags: bag, DIY, fair-isle, felted, felting, game, gaming, geek, intarsia, knit, knitting, mario, NES, nintendo, patterns, patters, picture knit, super mario, video, video game, videogame
I guess Ive just got knitting on the brain today because I just stumbled across this…
Super Mario Felted Bag
This super cute bag is fairly basic as long as you have a good grasp of Intarsia and Fair-Isle knitting. The pattern is very well laid out and lets you know exactly what you need to do every step of the way. To make this bag yourself click here. This bag is perfect for toting around your Wii…or your DS and wallet and other things that live in a purse ;)
Im definitely adding this to my ever growing list of knitting projects.
Published November 21, 2008
geek , holiday , home
Tags: bad, cheesy, Christmas, decoration, gamer, gaming, holiday, ornaments, video, video games, videogame, Videogames
So today I got in the holiday spirit and purchased a mini hot pink sparkly Christmas tree and decorated it with some brightly colored stars. I couldnt help but wonder if there were some video game ornaments I could purchase for it….sadly the ornaments I found online we less than awesome. Here are my 5 Best Worst Video Game Ornaments (in no particular order).
Personalized Clay Gamer Ornaments
Words cannot describe how truly hideous these things are. Im not sure what kind of controller these kids are playing with but I can only imagine that it is the result of some NES controller developing a malignant tumor. That being said these kids look like they have face tumors. I dub this the tumor ornament!
Im not going to even write anything for this one myself…rather I will just copy the description from the site becuase it is far more funny than anything I could ever write.
“this 3″ ornament features several tongue-in-cheek phrases as well as the title Video Gamer printed in ravishing red along a smooth pearl surface.
I’m taking it to the next level
Don’t worry… I have extra lives
My thumbs are in great shape
My goal… 100% completion
I wish life had cheat codes
Eat… Sleep… Play games… Repeat”
I Am A Video Game Champion
I love cafepress…it allows anyone with a photo editing program to make truly hideous creation that no one would want to purchase. Now parents everywhere can embarrass and further alienate their 13 year old level 75 Mage.
Video Game Master! Personalized Christmas Ornament
Little Edward here is so good at games he can play them with his eyes closed! Use the force Edward! The force!
Ok its almost too easy to make fun of cafepress items…its like shooting fish in a barrel. But I just couldn’t pass this one up, especially with the unlicensed Xbox rings rip off. I do give them points for their amazing Want To Play Scrabble Moose though.
Thankfully during my search I did stumble across a few adorably cute video game ornaments…but you’ll have to wait till tomorrow for those ;)
Published October 29, 2008
handmade , Uncategorized
Tags: batman, clothing, craft, crafts, etsy, fashion, gaming, geek, handmade, mario, nintendo, videogame, Videogames
I usually don’t blog about clothing and fashion (even though thats my biggest passion next to domestic geekery) unless it has some sort of DIY domestic tie in. But I just cant not blog about these amazing handmade geek corsets for sale by one super talented seller on Etsy called The Vintage Doctor.
All the items are hand made from vintage fabric and fully boned, custom made for your order. The corsets cost around $130 and the dress retails at $175. Its a bit pricey for a corset, but I am seriously considering the Mario or Batman one because they are just beyond cute and geeky.
[link via Tokyo Mango]