I am still running that HUGE, GINORMOUS, take 40% off with the code HECKYEAH at my Etsy Shop sale.
But it’s coming to an end.
The sale will end APRIL 26th.
I know it feels like forever away, but it’s not. It’s really really not. It’ll be here before you know it.
March 27 2013 | Uncategorized | No Comments »
So, clearly, this blog is not actually a written record of an epic crapton of weird vinyl robots that I’ve made over the course of a number of years, or even the digital copy of the making of a robot army, poised to win the hearts and minds of the human race (for better minion making, of course).
It’s clearly my descent into fangirldom.
Seriously, I started with a bot wearing tube socks. I’ve made fart jokes, armpit jokes, menstrual jokes, and probably poop jokes. I made bots with careers like chefs, ballerinas, and construction workers.
I’ve parodied political figures, historical figures, and famous scientists.
And then came the Star Wars homage. And the Doctor Who, and Jane Austen, and the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and who knows what all else. It is a deep pit of nerdadashery, much like my brain.
Oh, I’m not saying I was never a nerd. I mean, the kinds of people who were not nerds and geeks throughout school are not the kind of people who spend hours making tiny little costumes for robots, and then post them on the internet. I am the kind of people who does this, and I was always the kind of person who read the Star Wars film script while watching the movie and lamenting the fact that the Biggs scene on Tatooine was cut from the final movie.
So when I was contacted by someone to do a Hobbit bot, I may have squeed a little.
I may have squeed a lot.
And then maybe I fist pumped the air for a few minutes? I don’t know, it’s all a bit hazy.
And then I made Pippin, the dreamiest of the hobbits:
Honestly, the most exciting part for me was the feet:
Using the technique I discovered while doing Freddie’s chest hair, I made hairy feet. I have made a lot of things for these bots, but that was a very happy first.
So I guess what I am really saying is that this blog has been an UNEXPECTED JOURNEY for me. See what I did there? PUNS. NOT JUST FOR XANTH BOOKS.
March 20 2013 | Uncategorized | 3 Comments »
Have you been watching The Lizzie Bennet Diaries?
BECAUSE I HAVE AND I HAVE SO MANY FEELS ABOUT IT.
Darcy: He’s like a robot with buggy programming for social interaction.
It is so fitting that this bot is number 365. Not only because it’s Valentines Day, and I can’t think of a better story than Pride and Prejudice (except if it happened in space. Everything is more awesome in space). But also because there is so much about this bot that I just feel is the culmination of Things That Make Me Happy. Robot? check. Austen? check. Aloof and standoffish dude? check. Bowtie? check and check! Hat that a robot has no business wearing? DOUBLE CHECK.
Of course this bot will absolutely not mean anything if you haven’t been watching the LBD. But do you know how happy it makes me to make a newsie cap for a robot? YES I DID JUST SAY THAT ON THE INTERNET.
ETA: I have not forgotten about Costume Theatre bots. It will happen!
February 14 2013 | Uncategorized | 6 Comments »
Got someone to impress? Want to let them know you like them without making the commitment of using the L-word?
Then I have something for you!
Just print this, attach it to a really nice gift (or maybe something crappy if you don’t like them that much) and profit!
Looking for something a little different? You could try the Robot a Day Valentines from 2009 (long enough ago that they’ll never remember you already used them!)
February 10 2013 | Uncategorized | No Comments »
Another CRAFT CORNER DEATH MATCH has been called!
THE THEME: Cavemen
Since I’ve already made a caveman bot, I thought I’d branch out and make a bot based on a caveman’s version of Snuffleupagus: The Wooly Mammoth.
Litle known fact: Mr. Snuffleupagus’ first name is Aloysius. I can only assume that Suffleupagi are very long lived creatures, since I don’t think anyone has names their child that particular name since 1879.
To see all the entries go to Craft Corner Death Match!
January 28 2013 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »
uh, I mean, tripping OVER bots. Reaally.
Take 40% off with the code HECKYEAH at my Etsy Shop.
I know it’s a lot. But I seriously can’t move for bots in my studio and they’re starting to plot against me and I’m getting worried.
January 18 2013 | Uncategorized | No Comments »
It’s almost two weeks into the new year, so I thought I’d be super timely and show you some ornaments I made for a dear friend of mine:
What? I bet you still have your christmas decorations up, too.
January 12 2013 | Uncategorized | 3 Comments »
Do you know about Abby Glassenberg? She makes fantastic stuffed toy designs and patterns, and she has one of the most informative, inspiring blogs ever. If you sew at all, or even if you just love stuffies, I highly recommend it. She is also super sweet! Today she posted a little interview with me, so please do check it out!
October 31 2012 | Uncategorized | No Comments »
Some of you may have seen the awesome trade I did with the infamously fabulous Mandy.
I sent her this:
Yes. It’s a Coulson Bot. Yes, those ARE Captain America trading cards in its pocket. Yes, I am still too distraught over that thing that happened to come up with anything hilarious to say right now.
October 11 2012 | Uncategorized | 5 Comments »
CRAFT CORNER DEATH MATCH!!
THE THEME: Made up inside my head.
Stick with me here, people.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away (by which I mean the next town over and about 26 years ago) I saw part of Star Wars (A New Hope to those who care about these things). And in my tiny little child mind, I saw Princess Leia in R2′s hologram thingy and I didn’t see a princess, I saw A WITCH. AN EVIL, BUNHEADED WITCH OUT TO GET ALL THE ADORABLE DROIDS (and probably Luke Skywalker too).
I couldn’t even tie my shoelaces, but I knew, KNEW this woman was the nemesis of the story.
To be fair, I *may* have gotten The Wizard of Oz mixed up with Star Wars in my wee brainpan. It’s also completely possible that I just totally mistook the whole thing; I thought that Leia was actually there, in Obi-Wan’s hut, just… you know. Tiny. And blue.
In my defense, I was five.
And pretty much scared of everything.
Seriously. One time a Garfield comic scared me so much I couldn’t sleep. If there was a spider that had been seen in the vicinity of my room in the last week, I wouldn’t sleep there (in my defense, SPIDERS, people. SPIDERS. Can you blame me?).
So when I was an older, wiser, and very sage ten year old, I saw A New Hope. My mind = blown. Not only was Star Wars COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY AWESOME, but there were no flying monkeys! And Princess Leia not only wasn’t an evil witch with magical powers (and possibly 6 inches tall and blue), she was a sassy sassy lady with a laser gun.
I had made the whole damn thing up in my mind.
To see all the entries go to Craft Corner Death Match!
September 25 2012 | Uncategorized | 3 Comments »