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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

I haven’t made video game themed food recently because I haven’t played games that made me want to eat them.

But the moment I saw Tearaway, I was in love.

I knew exactly which ingredients I needed to make Tearaway themed food and I couldn’t be more excited to make it out of food and eat it. Also since it uses turkey, I thought this would be the best time to make it.

Non-bento #50: atoi & iota turkey sandwich

Non-bento #50: Tearaway open face turkey sandwich
created and eaten: 11/28/2013 [ - Click to continue reading! - ]

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Today is November 22nd, which means Tearaway by Media Molecule has finally launched! I had the opportunity to play it early and totally fell in love with the game. I actually bought a Vita just so I could play Tearaway.

My brand new Vita is so shiny and naked, and after playing Tearaway for a little bit, I knew what I had to do.

This should keep me smiling when I'm not playing Tearaway.

The Media Molecule people loved it, but I wasn’t done yet.

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case

stuffed stuff: Tearaway iota Vita case
created and stuffed: November 2013

Tearaway takes place in a colorful world that looks like it’s crafted entirely out of paper. It has characters that are adorably designed, dialogue that makes you chuckle, and music that makes you hum and dance. Everything about the game puts a huge smile on your face. [ - Click to continue reading! - ]

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Around Valentine’s day this year, Naughty Dog put some adorable Valentine’s day themed illustrations by Alexandria Neonakis (@Beavs) on their website. The characters were from the Uncharted series and The Last of Us, but in the most adorable style I’ve ever seen. Alexa is the UI designer for Naughty Dog. But she also draws adorable illustrations for the marketing team like the illustration below or this adorable Brock the Brick.

The Last of Us Valentine's Day by Alexandria Neonakis

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They were all really cute but I especially liked this guy.

stuffed stuff: Runner from the Last of Us

stuffed stuff: Runner/Fungi (a.k.a. Fun guy) from the Last of Us, designed by Alexandria Neonakis
created and stuffed: November 2013

Well, okay, I may have made something from one of the illustrations in a few hours and left it for Alexa when I was in L.A. for IndieCade. I wanted to do a quick project but as more time passed, I thought her illustration needs a proper plush project. [ - Click to continue reading! - ]

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I realized that lately I haven’t made any cute food because I’ve been busy making stuffed stuff for charities and gifts.

Originally I was looking for a recipe for Soba noodles because I wanted to try something different, but then when I saw someone made this, I knew I had to try it.

Non-bento #49: Totoro tororo Soba

Non-bento #49: Totoro tororo soba
created and eaten: 11/16/2013

I live very close to work so I often cook noodles at home for lunch. Ramen, Somen (very thin noodles made from wheat flour), Udon (very thick noodles, made from wheat flour) and Soba. (thin noodles made from buckwheat flour) All of them are very easy to prepare and pretty healthy. Eating leftovers is nice and easy too but nothing beats freshly prepared food! [ - Click to continue reading! - ]

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I already wrote a sneak preview of this stuffed stuff but I’m posting a full-post because Desert Bus for Hope will be auctioning these guys off at 7:30 PM PST November 16th!

Can you please give them good home in case of the apocalypse?

stuffed stuff: Gipsy Danger & Otachi, based on the painting of Pacific Rim by Scott Campbell

stuffed stuff: Gipsy Danger & Otachi, based on the painting of Pacific Rim by Scott Campbell
created and stuffed: September 2013

When I learned about Desert Bus for Hope last year, I knew I had to participate in their Craft-Along someday. The Craft-Along is where many different crafters make geeky & nerdy things to be auctioned off while bunch of awesome people play Desert Bus (You can also check out the description of Desert Bus on Wikipedia), and all proceeds go to Child’s Play Charity!

So when I heard that Desert Bus for Hope had started accepting crafts for Craft-Along, you can imagine how I excited I got. [ - Click to continue reading! - ]

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