Let’s Play Doctor

Happy Valentine’s & Galentine’s Day to everyone! If you haven’t noticed by following my instagram account, I’ve been completely obsessed with a new craft lately — cross stitching. I’ve been pouring all my creativity, time and effort into learning the craft and it has finally paid off with this latest Doctor Who inspired V-Day piece.

Let's Play Doctor

This was an interesting pattern for me to create because it was adapted from a paper-and-thread tutorial that I found on Instructables. Comparing paper and fabric was a no-brainer for me and I quickly end up frustrating with the paper tearing at the slightest movement, so instead of using cardstock that made me want to throw it across the room, I grabbed a white Aida 14 and cut it down to about a 4 in. length x 3 in. width.

The black threaded outline on the outside was actually something I added as a small touch just so that this small piece would stay on it’s backing (actual cardstock). I didn’t start out to make it look uneven, but I missed a few stitches and thought it gave it a kitschy look and kept it.

Let's Play Doctor Who Cross Stitch Pattern by Radical Geekery

DMC Thread Colors for Let's Play Doctor Cross Stitch by Radical Geekery

Since this was a last minute project, I didn’t have time to throw together the correct colors for the TARDIS, but according to this thread, you can use a variety of colors, so it really is up to you. I used what I had on hand, but if I were to redo this one, I’d get the actual darker blue colors.


Let's Play Doctor, Final Shot

I can’t wait to create more patterns like this one, and I’m seriously thinking of investing fully in Mac Stitch so I have access to all the features of the program. It’s super easy to use and you can create your own patterns in a snap. Much thanks to Jess of Geeky Little Stitcher for the suggestion.

Learning the down-and-dirty of putting together of making my own pattern was so much fun, I’m actually going to apply it to a larger project I’m working on, check out this photo for a sneak peak. Hint: Winter is Coming

What other cross stitch projects are you working on? I’d love for you to link to them below or share pictures on Radical Geekery’s Facebook page.



Handmade Holidays: Firefly

It’s time for another round of Handmade Holidays. If you missed our first from last week, you can check it out here. If you are all about being a browncoat, then todays post is for you. There are a few gifts that may need a couple of months saving for, but they would so worth it for cosplay or comic con. For a full list of Firefly-inspired gifts, check out my Etsy Treasury here. If there are other handmade gifts you think should make the cut, be sure to share them in a comment below!

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Serenity Leather Cuff by Stars Spikes & Madness

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Firefly Serenity Mirrored Christmas Ornament by Through Thick and Thin

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Crocheted Jayne Cobb Hat by Gamer Glam

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Firefly Malcolm Reynold’s Pistol by QE Props

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Curse Your Sudden But Inevitable Betrayal Firefly Bow Tie by Speicher Tie Company

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Kaylee Shindig Gown by Walker & White

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Handmade Holidays: Star Wars

The gift-giving season has come upon us so fast and it is hard to believe that Christmas is just right around the corner. Here at Radical Geekery we are all about handmade artisan gift-giving and we wanted to share some of our favorites this year. Check these fabulous pieces out and perhaps pick up a few for this years gift-giving holidays.

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Star Wars Princess Leia Pinup Series by Ant Lucia

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Quilled Paper Stormtrooper from Alia Syed

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R2D2 Cooking Apron from Haute Mess Threads

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Yoda Birthday Card by Sweet Geek

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Rougue Squadron Print by Andrew Heath

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Star Wars Rebel Alliance Tree Skirt by Nasakat

Most of these items you can find on Etsy, and for a full-list of my favorite Star Wars-inspired gifts, you can check out my treasury list here. If you have any other fun gifts that you think should be included on my treasury list, link them below!

Emerald City Comic Con 2013: Loot Edition

As with any nerd, we are always on the search for new loot — and Emerald City Comic Con was no exception for me.

This was my first year exploring the floor, seeing artist alley and checking out the super geeky merchandise.

Here are a few of the items I was able to bring back in my Bag Of Holding.

1. Companion Cube Soap (DigitalSoaps)


A vanilla scented companion cube soap  from Digital Soaps. Isn’t it darling? It may look teeny, but this happy little cube comes in at just over 12 ounces! It has become It has become the focal point for my bathroom decor and made the room just a little more nerdy.

2. Fireflies in a Jar (Monkey Minion Press)

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It’s so puny! This 5 x 7 piece is from the talked artists at Monkey Minion Press and just about the cutest piece of artwork I own!

3. Browncoats Eyeshadow Palette (Espionage Cosmetics)


“The man they call Jayyynee…”

I haven’t been able to get that catchy tune from the sci-fi series Firefly out of my head since I’ve picked this hoodie up.  From the epic ladies at Espionage Cosmetics this, you are introduced to colors like Reaver Red, Our Mrs. Reynolds and Shiny!

Earlier this week yo

 sure you might have been thinking that when you saw this epic loot that I picked up. It’s a cute little set of handmade eyeshadows by Espionage Cosmetic. If you check out my cosplay edition blog post this year, you will see the lovely Lady Espionage the of the company. I had a quick chance to talk to these gals and just loved learning about this company. You should check out their story here (women-owned, women produced) and The Geeky Hostesses has a great post about her experience at Comic Con with them here.


Kittens may give Morbo gas but this little guy just makes me squee like a fangirl. This little bobbly head is in a set of about 20 different Futurama characters  It’s a random grab because you don’t know what you are getting when you grab them, but this guy was just perfect.


When I saw these vintage pins I just knew I had to have them for my pea jacket. I’ve been sporting a gorgeous hummingbird pin that a dear friend gave me for my birthday a few years ago, but these little fellas would perfect to join it.


Eeee! I wish this was real. Now I have my very own TARDIS Boarding Pass when I plan to cosplay as Rose Tyler next year at con. They also had ID badges for so many other fandoms, it was like a smorgasboard of fake ID’s, I felt like I was getting away with something illegal (at least in the fandoms).


As much as I’m an X-Men fan (and especially Wolverine), this purchase wasn’t for me, it was for Marcus. I saw this and I knew instantly that he would just love it. The artist, John Giang was even at the show and signed it for me, how cool is that? You can check out more of his work here.

Note: Not featured but also purchased, two cute pairs of stud earring from Cutebricks and a 1 up earring set from GeekStar Coustuming.

What is your most treasured piece from a con?

Emerald City Comic Con: #Guests

It is time for more Comic Con goodness, are you ready? Today is all about the guests and the fabulous people that I met at Comic Con. The range from voice actors to geeky bloggers and photographers and even a very well-known Shakespearean actor.  Take a look!

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Me and Phil LaMarr (voice of Hermes from Futurama). I stood in line for about a half an hour to get Phil LaMarr’s autograph. He asked about my purple hair and I explained that I cosplayed as Leela and he told me I had kick-ass Leela shoulders (true story). I even asked him to do Hermes voice and he did (eee! I totally fangirled over that). Next year, I think my first stop is going to be the voice acting section so I can meet some of my favorite cartoon characters in real-time.

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Me and Mandy (from Mandy McGee Photography). Mandy and I became friends a few months ago on twitter and I tweeted to her that I was going to be at ECCC this year. We ended up hanging out a couple times over the weekend and I found a great new friend in Seattle.

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Felicia Day and Me. Can you tell I’m squeeing inside? I met Felicia Day! OMG. She was why I came to Comic Con in the first place. I’ve been following Felicia for a few years and she is a great deal of my inspiration for starting this blog. I was so excited to meet her and we even got to talk about soap.

Patrick Stewart

Sir Patrick Stewart. ‘Nuff said. This was the last panel I attended before I left for the weekend and it couldn’t have been better. I mean, it’s Sir Patrick Stewart who we know as Jean-Luc Picard andProfessor X.

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Chris Sarandon. Otherwise know as Prince Humperdinck from Princess Bride. He was so sweet and down-to-earth and answered all questions that were asked. I’m definitely going to take a look at more of the movies he’s been in, his great attitude peaked my interested.

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Tara from The Geeky Hostess. I’ve been following Tara’s blog, The Geeky Hostess for the past year and absolutely love reading it. It’s totally up my alley with it’s geeky fashion and makeup advice and Tara is such a sweetheart in real life. I was able to attend the panel “Being Geek and Feminine,” that she was on and it was actually one of my favorites, I can’t wait to chat with her more about it.

There were so many people and panels that I wanted to attend this year, but I only got to a few. Which panels and guest were your favorite?

Ray-gun Pistols and Sci-fi, Part 2

As promised, part two of my visit to the Steampunk Festival is finally ready to go! It really was an absolute blast and I can’t wait for next year’s festival,  and perhaps I’ll even dress up next year.  Check out all these fabulous goodies and trinkets from the booths at the festival.
What a better place to write your travels and adventures than this fabulous Steampunk Journal!
These little lovely stash of kits and caboodle’s came was set out by Five Leaf Clover.
Steampunk Choker via Five Leaf Clover
Keys to my Steampunk Heart via Five Leaf Clover
TARDIS Scrabble Tile via The Paper Snail
Mr. Mustachio’s via The Paper Snail
Scrabble Heaven via the Paper Snail
Dictionary Prints via the Paper Snail
Release the Kraken!
Steampunk “Face” Plates
Mini Octipi
Dreds + Steampunk = Awesome
A dapper Gentlemen’s vest
Corsets to die for!
And I leave you with the creepiest (yet awesome) thing I saw, Specimen #423.
What was your favorite part of the festival?