Shiny Things

Monday, September 21st, 2015

I must admit, I’m a bit of a magpie at times. I love shiny things! So, when I found an Etsy shop called Shiny Things by Miyuka, filled with geeky and nerdy shiny things, I had to share some of the items!


Some mini gaming pins (A SNES pad, an old GameBoy and a 3DS):

Mini Gaming System Pins by Miyuka


A mini TARDIS pendant:

Mini TARDIS by Miyuka


Kanto region badges from Pokémon:

Kanto Badge Set by Miyuka


They’re laser cut from reflective acrylic and assembled by hand. And all super shiny! There are many more items in the store, such as Zelda rupees, My Little Pony elements and super hero icons, so be sure to check it out!

Miniatures from MiraCrafts

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

I discovered this Etsy store while on one of my usual hunts and found some remarkable miniatures!

HALO Installation 04 mini sculpture
HALO Installation 04 Mini

Deku Shield pendant
Deku Shield Mini

Mass Effect Mass Relay mini
Mass Effect Mass Relay Mini

Articuno Fledgling art doll
Articuno Chick Mini

Marika Schirmacher, the store owner, creates all these items and more by hand, often using Sculpey polymer clay and Citadel Colors paints. Some items are one of a kind, some are always available.
Check out her store, MiraCrafts on Etsy!

Video Game Birthday Cakes!

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

There are a lot of video game themed cakes out there, and I really mean a LOT. Today I thought we’d look at a few cool birthday cakes for kids and adults alike!

Super Mario Galaxy cake by omgitsalisa

Super Mario Galaxy Cake by omgitsalisa

Lots of stars, coins and a mid-flip Mario. This cake took over 40 hours to decorate!


Majora’s Mask cake by The Cake Nook

Majora's Mask by The Cake Nook

This cool cake was made by a friend of mine, Zoe of The Cake Nook. She made this for her nephew’s birthday, he’s a big Zelda fan!


Sonic cake by Unknown

Sonic Cake

The rings are my favourite part! And Classic Sonic, of course. I wasn’t able to find out who created this, so if any of you readers know who it was please do let us know!


Okami cake by Gina’s Cakes

Okami Cake by Gina's Cakes

This cake is just beautiful! Gina, the creator, made this cake for her daughter’s birthday.


Charizard cake by Gina’s Cakes

Charizard Cake by Gina's Cakes

Another one from Gina (and also for her daughter’s birthday – what a lucky kid!), this one is just awesome. Even the stones are edible, and if you look closely you’ll see candles in the tail flame!


Well, dear readers, it’ll be my birthday in a couple of months…guess what kind of cake I would like? :)

Black Mage cake

Lucario perler project

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

pokemon___lucario_perler_hama_bead_sprite_by_strepie93-d8t8ikfJust soak in this luxurious Lucario Perler project, by strepie93.


Awesomeness from the March challenge

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Yes, it is indeed nearing the end of May, but I’ve been away awhile and I wanted to share the results of the March challenge with you. The theme was “Crossovers” and the parameters were left wide open.

In first place was stitchingmama with Lego Movie Meets Portal 2:


Coming in a close second was AgitatedMojo with Shovel Knight and Diglett:


In third place was icedragonj, with Journeyer and Latias:

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Incidentally, icedragonj also received the illustrious BMH-stamp-of-approval for the interesting character combo.

Awesome as usual, everyone! The event for April and May has been a sampler stitch-a-long. I can’t wait to see, and post, the finished projects!

Keep stitching, everyone. It’s good to be back.

LED Light Art

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

I love quirky lighting projects, and especially video game ones. I discovered these awesome LED light pieces in the Etsy store of TheDailyRobot.



Each piece is made from multiple layers of laser-etched acrylic and are side lit by LEDs. I think they are stunning! There’s more in the Etsy store, do check it out!

Via: Etsy

Sleepy Eeveelutions

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Once in a while we need a dose of cuteness on the blog, and today’s offering is sleepy Eeveelutions!

sleepy eeveelutions

These curled-up cuties are made of fleece by VizionsofGrandeur on Etsy, who says they were “inspired by a day of naps with my cat”!

Via: Etsy