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  1. 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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  2. Ten Creative Cross-Stitch Projects to Celebrate Doctor Who at 50!

    There's an awful lot of stitching to do.

    Take note, Whovians: the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who is fast approaching. To help pass the time (get it?!) as we count down to this momentous occasion—and to help welcome the Twelfth Doctor—I've rounded up some inspired, adorable, and occasionally incredibly geeky Doctor Who cross-stitch ideas.

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  3. Pop Culture Cross Stitch To Hang On Your Wall

    i swear by my pretty floral bonnet i will end you

    Etsy seller Alicia Watkins creates simple, charming cross stitches of your favorite geeky quotes and pop culture moments. The little signs, ranging from a "Brains Sweet Brains" sign to Star Trek and Douglas Adams homages, are sweet, and often humorous images that give us nerdy favorites with a hand stitched twist.

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  4. Cross Stitch Your Heart Out With These Fandom Sprites

    Do Try This At Home

    Has there ever been a more harmonious conflation of style and medium than the pixelated aesthetic popularized by early computer graphics and the comparatively ancient craft of cross-stitched embroidery? Perhaps the triple conflation of cross stitched sprites for popular cultural touchstones whether or not they're related to video games. XStitchMyHeart has a great wealth of patterns for the cross stitchy nerd, or anyone who knows one.

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  5. Okay, Thanksgiving is Over, Now I Can Post These Hand-Crafted Rageface Christmas Ornaments

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    How do I love thee, Steotch and Subversive Cross Stitch? Is it how you make me ashamed that I haven't started a new stitch project on the weekly? Yeah, it's probably that. The good news for those of you who are of various levels of stitchy inclination, there are three ways to get your hands on these. You can buy a PDF of the pattern (and use your own supplies), a kit of the ornament (including all necessary materials), or simply buy the ornaments from Etsy while supplies last.

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  6. Gotta Cross-Stich ‘Em All: Original 151 Pokémon in Cross-Stitch Format [Video]

    Pokémon is one of those things that tends to inspire obsessive fans. The games, manga, and anime all have their own cult followings with quite a bit of crossover between them. Sometimes, these fans are inspired to craft odds and ends based on the franchise. Cross-stitching connoisseur and obvious lover of Pokémoneponases, has even gone so far as to make a cross-stitched poster of the original 151 Pokémon that took eight months to complete, but was clearly worth it. After all, now she has a cross-stitch of the original 151 Pokémon, as well as love from the Internet.

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  7. Beautiful Zelda Tapestry Cross-Stitched in Stop Motion

    Do Try This At Home

    So, earlier this week my roommate finally gave me the motivation to, by voicing an affirmative desire for, starting to put together a cheery cross stitch sampler (bordered by curling vines and fruit) of Cave Johnson's Combustible Lemons rant from Portal 2. Which lead me to r/crossstitch, which lead me to Sprite Stitch, which lead me to a forum thread on how to use free software called KG Chart to turn .jpgs into cross-stitch patterns, featuring this very pattern. Naturally, I was delighted not only to see today that somebody had actually made it (Redditor Notpodell's wife), but that they'd done us the good turn of making it into that internet video crack cocaine: the time-lapse video. You can take a look at a bit of the the pattern below the jump.

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  8. Cross-Stitched Optimus Prime Can Transform, Battle Decepticons

    GoBots Transformers, everyone's favorite robots in disguise, have found a new way to become even more unsuspecting. Made out of plastic canvas, magnets, cross-stitching yarn (or whatever it is you make cross-stitching things out of) this Optimus Prime can not only masquerade as a truck but also chill with all your other knickknacks. That's right, this guy can still transform.

    This awesome interpretation of Optimus Prime comes from Lord Libidan who's fondness for Transformers and cross-stitch could not have found a cooler point of intersection. If that weren't enough, Lord Libidan has also designed patterns for Jetfire, Starscream, Skywarp, and Thundercracker, with Soundwave and Blaster coming soon. Now just the patterns are for sale on Etsy, so if you want these, you'll have to learn cross-stitch. But seriously, what better reason could you possibly find?

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  9. Things We Saw Today: Sesame Street Lantern Corps

    Things We Saw Today

    This has been brought to you by the letters O and A! More Green Lantern mashups at The Uniblog.

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  10. Things We Saw Today: Weaver in Waiting

    Things We Saw Today

    "Weaver in Waiting" by Kevin Wada, at his blog.

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