If you are reading this then you are probably spending more time at home than usually. All schools are closed in the Netherlands and we are practicing social distancing. Hopefully this will flatten the curve! Our Geeklings are home 24/7, which is a challenge.. Time for crafts! It keeps us busy, is good for hand-eye coordination and also lots of fun. So this is part one of Corona crafts!
Creating designs with perler beads/iron beads is easy, time consuming, and good to practice fine motor skills. I was done with the regular shapes, so I spend some time online to find Geeky patterns to share with you! The unicorns are one of my favorites, not complex and very cute. In the end I made a unicorn and rabbit with and for Evy, and pikachu and Iron Man for Lise. I found out that Lise (four in June) is a bit to young for this craft. After playing with de beads for five minutes she just wanted to wrestle with her dad ;-)
Check out this instruction on perler beads, it's easy, but the ironing can take some tries to get it right. And please tag me in the results if you are making your own!
Some ideas you just can't top.. I was in awe when I first found the website My Nerd Nursery.
The lady running this site made a lot of cute Geeklings things. She organized a lot of parties in geekstyle. One of them is this amazing Doctor Who Party. She gives suggestions for everything, from the backdrop, to the snacks.
Have a look at it, and also check out her other ideas. From popular fandoms like Harry Potter, to Legend of Zelda and Gravity Falls. So if your Geekling has a birthday coming up sometime soon..
The thing I love about Cosplay: imagination is the most important thing. Over the years I've seen amazing costumes of self invented characters. But even when cosplaying a famous character, it's the thought that counts. Your own spin on a character, but with enough likeness to get a reaction from fellow Geeks.
Which is thé Doctor Who scarf?
One of my Geeklings needed a new scarf, so I thought about the famous Doctor Who scarf. But which one?! There doesn't seem one original, so I didn't really know which version to pick. But then I found a Osgood pattern on Pinterest. I decided to translate the colors to the wool I actually had.. which aren't the precise ones.
The Geeklings version
I made a quick drawing for myself, to remember the order of the colors. And made the scarf on a loom, because I can't knit well. It was meant as a practical kids scarf, so it couldn't be too long. The question is, does it still look like a Osgood scarf? I'm not sure, I might make another one with correct colors. I still like this one though , and it's almost spring. So another one will have to wait till next year. :-)
For the first time in history, The Doctor is a woman. When I first heard this I wasn't over the moon. I might be a woman, but I love the men who played 9, 10, 11 (and even grumpy 12). I don't need a female Doctor for female empowerment, the companions are strong women anyhow.
Then again, Doctor Who ís about change! I went from apprehension to expectation and I was not disappointed.
Jodie does a wonderful job, she seems sensitive to human feelings (much more than 12!), is sassy and full of energy. The fact that The Doctor has boobs is not important for the character, and shouldn't be! She ís a woman though and that's special. It also means a lot of new merchandise, including the first Dr Who Barbie.
Let's be honest, she looks great! Belle was an awful screw up from Mattel, but the face of this Barbie really looks like Jodie. I personally don't have a problem with Barbie. Yes, she is unrealistic, but what dolls are not? And it seems that a lot of people agree, the Barbie is sold out for now. Do you want a cool 13th doctor figure that's not a Barbie? Check out the Rock Candy version!
13th Doctor Rock Candy Version
Tamara, Geek, mother of two Geeklings, editor.