Etsy Crush of the Week- MiCrochets

I discovered Mike’s Etsy shop, MiCrochets when I did the post The Most Adorable Crocheted Video Game Characters. I fell in love with his shop and his creative way of making crocheted sackboy and sackgirl characters from Little Big Planet. Mike even does custom sackboys and sackgirls so you can conquer your not-so-secret desire of owning a sackboy or sackgirl version of yourself.

You already know which one is my favorite, I didn’t know David Tennant could get any cuter until I saw this Tenth Doctor sackboy! 

Girl Gone Geek Readers get 10% off  MiCrochets Etsy Shop with the code: GGGEEK

Doctor Who Tenth Doctor by MiCrochets 

Interview with Mike from MiCrochets:  

Girl Gone Geek: Can you tell us a bit about yourself? How long have you been crocheting and how did you get into it?

Mike and his son

Mike: I am a large tattooed father of two boys. I have an attitude of “I can do that.”. When my youngest wanted a sackboy I checked around and Little Big Planet didn’t make one at the time so I thought “I can do that.”. It took me about a month to figure out how to crochet via the internet and off I went. First I did the tutor on youtube and my son was happy. Then it was daddy can you make me this and daddy can you make me that. Since I was self-taught and didn’t know how to read patterns I learned to create as I went along. So when my older son wanted his own sackboy I was ready to make my own design with working arms and legs (he wanted an action figure).

GGG: Tell us MiCrochets origin story?

M: One day while my son was playing at the park someone asked me if I sold the toy I was working on. I think I laughed. It wasn’t until I visited a yarn store that I realized I was good enough. The owner loved everything I had crocheted and would have taken them all if my son wasn’t there yelling these are mine! A week later someone approached me at the park again and asked if I sold on Etsy, I didn’t even know people sold hand-made online much less somewhere as cool as Etsy. I came up with the name MiCrochets by combining my name “Mike” with what I do “Crochets”.

GGG: How long on average does it take you to make a sackboy/sackgirl?

M: Depending on the difficulty 8-20 hours.

GGG: Do you have any funny crocheting stories?

M: Most local yarn shops are used to me now, but whenever I visit a new one I usually get looks like I am lost.

Dr. Horrible by MiCrochets

GGG: Are there any characters you haven’t made yet and can’t wait to create?

M: Death from the Sandman series, or Skeeve and friends from Robert Asprin’s Myth series.

GGG: Is there a personal favorite doll you’ve created that it was hard to part with when sold?

M: Almost all of them. I keep thinking I won’t be able to do it again but that’s just nerves.

GGG: Do you have any other geeky obsessions?

M: I play Magic the Gathering the card game at tournaments.

GGG: If you were on a deserted island what video game, comic/book, movie, TV show would you bring? (this deserted island has electricity)

M: LBP, Groo/Abarat, Titus (the Anthony Hopkins one), Wonderfalls

GGG: Where can we find you in the internets?

M:

 

Weekly Links- Articles, Images, Videos and More! (1/29)

Articles:

2011 Razzie Nominations [via The Flick Cast]

‘Axe Cop’ Fan Movie Chops With Deadly Accuracy Video [via Comics Alliance]

Harry Potter Quibbler Headlines [via Topless Robot]

Destructoid discusses Codename: NGP, the PSP successor

New Kirby Game coming to the Wii [via Destructoid]

Gandalf > Dumbledor [via Geeks are Sexy]

A Comprehensive Guide To ‘Daria’ Gifs [via MTV]

Oregon Trail and Carmen Sandiego Come to Facebook Next Month [via GeekoSystem]

Images:

Harry Potter Stardust [via Made with Awesome]

Prancing Cera and Spidey [via Tazar Tumblr]

Doctor Who Cyberman Swimcap [via io9]

Legend of Zelda Chicken Attack Cosplay [via Dorkly]

Geeky Cakes [via Otakus and Geeks]

New (anime-looking) ThunderCats Show coming to Cartoon Network

7 Videogame Characters Made out of Bottle Caps [via Dorkly]

Crocheted Optimus Prime [via Dorkly]

Star Wars 30th Anniversary Art by Alex Pardee [via Android Sith Lord Tumblr]

Videos:

Little Big Planet in Real Life

Exclusive Ride in Dalek

Star Trek Girl – Music Video

New Gadgets in LittleBigPlanet 2 Adventure Trailer


This video is just pure amazingness! Power glove?!  Grappling Hook?! AI Sackbots?! I LOVE Little Big Planet and I know I will love Little Big Planet 2 twice as much!  I can’t wait for this to come out but it is also a sad reminder that the family PS3 is all the way in Germany with my brother.  So I need to find a way to get a PS3 in my possession by Nov. 16!

[via GamerVision]

E3 2010 Part 1- PlayStation & Xbox 360 Goodies

E3 had a lot going on this year but all the hype revolved around Nintendo and their announcement of the 3DS coming early 2011. I will do a separate post on Nintendo’s E3 goodies.

Microsoft showed off Project Natal the Kinect which is like the Wii minus the Wiimote.  It does a fabulous job of making you look like a complete fool while having tons of fun.  It’s set to be released Nov. 4th 2010.

There’s also the PlayStation Move which looks like it doubles as a sex toy.  If it has any kind of shock vibration-feedback you might have to be 18+ to purchase it… I’m just sayin’.

***Please let me know if any of the release dates are wrong, I blame it on Google.***



Here’s the breakdown of PlayStation and Xbox 360 E3 stuff that I care about:

Dance Central– RD: Fall 2010

Little Big Planet 2– RD: Nov. 2010

EPIC CUTENESS!

Def Jam Rapstar– RD: Oct. (go to 6 min mark to see the gameplay)

Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage– RD: TBA

FOTNS is over the top everything and that’s why I love it so much.  WATA!

God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PSP)- RD: Fall 2010

inFamous2– RD: TBA (more than a year away)

Metal Gear Solid: Rising– RD: TBA

Dead Space 2– RD: 2011

Mortal Kombat– RD: 2011

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds– RD: Early 2011 (gameplay video)

Halo Reach– RD: Sept. 14th, 2010

More:

Assassin Creed: Brotherhood- Single and Multiplayer

Resident Evil 5 PS Move Gameplay

Twisted Metal

Sonic 4

Silent Hill