Chibi AT-AT: First FO of 2017

Ever since the countdown ended, we've been planning projects for the year. I even hinted on Instagram about what I had in mind for my first FO - finished object - of the year.'s from a galaxy far, far away.

It only took me a few hours after grabbing this pattern to head to the craft store for yarn.

Freak would probably say that I didn't need more yarn - and he might be right. I do have a rather large stash sitting in my craft studio, but it pales in comparison to my momma's fabric stash. And since I used up all my skeins of gray yarn on the last batch of Viking beanies, a trip to the craft store was a must. I mean, seriously, how could you stare at this adorable little fella and not have the urge to make him right away?!

He's ready to make an appearance at our booth at Comic Con in a few months - that is if I don't decide to keep him for myself. He's so stinkin' cute!

After working on this project, I've got the urge to do lots of amigurumi this year. Sure, I'll still be making plenty of adorkable hats - but expect to see a lot more kawaii crocheted creatures. Heck, I've already started on my next one + have ideas for a few I want to design in the next few weeks.

Anyone know of an Amigurumi Anonymous nearby? I may have to make an appearance because I can already tell you I'll be addicted to it.

Now's  your chance to help me decide. What cute + geeky creature should I make next?

Happy Nerd Year!

Well hello there, stranger!

Ok, so maybe we are the strangers - since it has been far too long since we've graced this blog with our presence. I'm not saying anything that wasn't already all over social media, but 2016 was a crap year. Freak was sick most of the year - not really an exaggeration - so the blog + all things F+P took the back seat.

But here we are in 2017 - Happy Nerd Year - ready to kick some ass!

So, let's see...

What would be a great way to get back into the blog thing? Here's an idea - let's share our word for the year. We'll show you ours, if you show us yours!

Ok, fine. We'll go first.

Word of 2017: Adventure

Our word for 2017 is Adventure - both big + small.

After a year of putting things on the back burner, we are ready to make some amazing memories this year. It's time to break free of our hermit shells and hit the road - or find some awesome things about our local area. Who knows...I might even get a little frisky and try something new!

One thing that promises to be a big adventure for us this year is Lexington Comic Con.

For one thing, I surprised Freak with tickets to the Jay & Silent Bob live podcast event at Comic Con. I fully expect to become a mute - or a dopey fangirl - when given the chance to meet them. Squee!

Even more exciting is the fact that we will be bringing some of our wares to the DeBoop Shop booth! With only a couple of months before the con, looks like some of our adventuring will be in the workshops. We have some fun new designs to debut that I'm super excited about!

There are a few other adventures on the list, but we're saving those for another day.

So now it's your turn. What is your word for 2017?

♥ Pocky