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Make Cool Stuff: The Nerdist Podcast Edition!

by on September 23, 2011

Here's a blurry picture of me and the guys

Hi, friends! If you’ve listened to episode #126 of the podcast, you’ve learned the origin story for my column on this site. That’s right, I spent several months worth of rent in a charity auction so that I could sit in on a recording of the Nerdist podcast—and in the process of corresponding with Chris, talked my way into a column. Let me tell you: Worth. Every. Penny. It warms my little fan-girl heart to inform you that our intrepid nerd heroes are just as nice in person as they sound in our Tweaked Audio earbuds. (See how I did that? I’m shilling for the man now.)

Because my column here is about Making Cool Stuff, I wanted to share with you the projects I made for the guys, as a means of inspiring you to make your own nerd-tastic projects:

Clockwise from upper left, we have the Doctor Who/James Bond logo mash-up, done in basketweave stitch; a Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead done in back stitch and satin stitch on Aida cloth; and a Star Trek: The Next Generation Enterprise in felt with embroidery.

I wasn’t familiar with needlepoint before I tackled these projects. Here’s the method I use for teaching myself a new craft. You can see a larger photo of each project and additional details over at my site. The Doctor Who 7 pattern is available here if you want to make your own.

More importantly, what cool things have you made? Send me a tweet at @HolaMindy or drop a link in the comments. Let me share your nerdy projects with the rest of the Nerdist community!