Game of Thrones, Winter is Coming – coffee mug cup cozy by KnitnutbyJL
The weather is still relatively mild here in Nevada, but winter is just around the corner. In anticipation of this, I’ve found a collection of comfy, warm, and most importantly – geeky – items to keep you cozy while you hibernate in the Basement.
Everyone needs a pair of slippers. But you can go geeky without wearing those fuzzy monsters that look like they’re eating your feet. The slippers below are super cute and you could probably even go to the store with them without looking like you just rolled out of bed.
Link Slippers by restlesswillow
When I was in college, I did a project for a woman who ran a free health facility. She had traveled the world on Green Peace projects and collected many types of textile art at the same time. She was in love with embroidery, batik, crochet, and pretty much every type of fabric art, and her collection decorated the walls of the large clinic. At the time, I thought that was a very strange thing to collect, but since then I’ve come to appreciate it as the art form it is. I now crochet and have hand-sewn many teddy bears as well.
If you love textile art, you’re in luck. The artists on Etsy and DeviantART have many amigurumi plushies, knit gamer hats, and pop culture samplers. I’ve rounded up the coolest ones I could find for your viewing enjoyment.
Needlefelting is a process where a barbed needle is poked over and over into a wad of wool roving until it is compressed into a solid shape. I found some super cute and geeky needlefelted dolls on Etsy.
This Marceline doll by HeartFeltByCat is awesome! She also offers other custom made Adventure Time dolls including Finn, Flame Princess, and even Tree Trunks!
OOAK Custom Made Needle Felted Plush, Marceline by HeartFeltbyCat
Needle felted sculpture- Ludo from Labyrinth by Fairyspit
I was recently in the coolest video game store (Jay Street Video Games) that I’ve ever been in, in the King of Prussia Mall. The store has games for every console imaginable, and made me want to come home, hook up my Atari 2600, and play the games that I grew up playing.
How many of these do you remember playing for hours at a time?
10 – Pitfall Mittens Knitting Pattern
This item combines two of my passions: knitting and gaming. Pitfall is my Mom’s favorite Atari game, and though I tried, I was still haven’t gotten farther in this game than she has.
9 – Pac-Man Ghost Pendant
My favorite part of this necklace is the googly eyes – they’re a perfect addition to this already awesome pendant.
Hello to my geektastic friends! Debra here! Welcome to the new corner of Mom’s Basement that we like to call Treasury Tuesday! Here, we will sit Melvin in front of Etsy and have him pick out his favorite 16 items every week and post them for you all to see! Sometimes, we may be hosting BNRs (Buy-N-Replace, where you buy an item off the treasury only to have that item replaced with an item from your own store!), so stay tuned for all the antics!
This week, Melvin was playing some hardcore N64 (he hasn’t upgraded because his sister needed braces) and unfortunately kept being killed by the Chomp Chomp. Melvin was very upset and I was worried he was going to hurt his CRT TV, which are hard to come by these days since they’re, well, old, so I suggested that we purchase a Chomp Chomp from Etsy so that he could take his frustration out on that! And take a look at all the fun things we came up with!
Mario Chain Chomp Door Knob Hanger by KimberTastic
Super Mario Chain Chomp Charm by Omonomopoeia
Mario Chain Chomp Ring by LiyoLabs
Chain Chomp Mario Pendant by JanelleyBeads
Chain Chomp Earrings by HunnyAndOats
Chain Chomp Scarf by GrandmasNook
Chain Chomp Bath Mitt by eolseiwear
Chomp Chomp MacBook Decal by SmashedDecals
Chomp Chomp Plush by CreativitysMirror
Chain Chomp Hat by PaladinAnderson
Chain Chomp Zipper Pull by geekoutlet
Mario Chain Chomp Amigurumi by TheNerdsNest
Chomp Keyring by TheComfyGeek
OOAK Mini Chain Chomp Figurine by Emilyaml
Original Fanart Chain Chomp by goblinhut
Fleece Chain Chomp Scarf by Omonomopoeia