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Do Try This At Home

Impressive Paper Pokémon For People To Peer At and Ponder

Quilling is a craft where images are created out of strips of paper. Quilling is also magic. Seriously, look at that Beedril and tell me deviantARTist wholedwarf isn’t channelling some sort of supernatural power.

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Peanut Butter and Chocolate

What’s Better Than a Dog? A Dog Wearing a Crocheted Unicorn Mask.

What’s not better than a dog? A cat. Come at me, cat people! That includes you, Jill.

One more pic of this brilliance, by Flickr user Hiroko, is behind the jump. I won’t make a doge reference. I won’t do it!

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Scientifically Accurate Cross Stitched Microbes Perfect for Home Decor

Alicia Watkins cross stitches enormous microbes on to tiny little hoops. Hang botulism in your kitchen, to remind you to wash your hands after handling meat, or in your bathroom above the sink, after making sure it’s framed in such a way that the humidity of the room won’t damage her workmanship sorry was that dropping too much cross stitch knowledge on you I’ll stop.

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Beautiful Astronomically Accurate Shawl For Chilly Stargazing Nights

Redditor Boothin shared this shawl their wife made by tweaking one pattern and combining it with another. The end result was a beautiful and cozy garment that is also an accurate map of our sky as seen from the North Pole. By all means, join me in the Jealous Corner.

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How to Make Chris Hardwick a TARDIS; TARDIS Snowglobes

Most of us are not nerd celebrities, so we can’t just ask some folks to make us a TARDIS door for our home gym. But we can certainly shove an action figure inside a mason jar with some glitter. That is well within our capabilities.

Previously in DIY

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: This Scarf Tells the Story of The Hobbit

I wants it, preciousssss. (by Frivolite Handcrafts on Ravelry, via io9)

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It Came From Outer Space

Knitted Xenomorphs Give the Best Hugs

Especially the kinds with clips on their legs so they can actually hang on to a head. Happy snuggles!

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There And Back Again

The Lord of the Rings Quiet Book Lets You Pick A Royal Outfit For Aragorn

Julie Gillrie has sent us her latest Quiet Book project – The Lord of the Rings. Or should I say, The Quiet Book and the Ring? As you can imagine, it’s filled with adorable stuff.

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Tiny and Felted, This Yoda Is

Don Nguyen sells felted versions of Star Wars and other geeky characters over at his Etsy shop. (Geeks Are Sexy)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: LEGO Minifig Mittens

Not practical, but oh-so-stylish. Carissa of Carissa Knits doesn’t sell these, but she has made the knitting pattern available free of charge on her site. (Fashionably Geek)

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