If you know me in real life, you know how much I adore Jen Yates. She is the creator of CakeWrecks.com and Epbot.com, two of my favorite websites on the entire world wide web. She’s hilarious, creative, sweet, talented, humble, and a huge geek. If you don’t read either of her sites, click those links and read them. Now. It’s okay, I’ll wait.
So did you go to her sites? Aren’t they awesome!? Now we can continue.
Anyway! As a crafter, one way I like to show my favorite celebrities love is by making stuff for them. So this year, I finally worked up the courage to make something for Jen. Her logo from Epbot is an adorable little robot, and I thought it would be perfect for a plushie. So here he is!
I forgot to take a picture of him before I gave him to her, so she let me use the one she took when she got home. My fangirl heart exploded a little bit seeing it on her penny desk.
I have to tell you, Jen is quite possibly one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met. If you ever get to track her down at Dragon*Con, you should do so. She is one of those rare people that is just as nice in person as she is online. Even nicer, I think. And her husband, John? Just as awesome. Man, I miss them already. *sad face* I need to start saving money now for a trip to Orlando. I don’t think I could go another full year without seeing them again.
Would you like to know who else is awesome? Garret Wang from Star Trek: Voyager. He was in our hotel room doing an interview with Alex and Stephen for Disasterpiece Theatre. Our schedules were all wonky that day, and Jen couldn’t make it in time to meet Garrett in person. So I asked him to pose with the plushie, which he did cheerfully and added his own note for her:
I can’t tell who’s more adorable, Garrett or the plushie.
I have already received a couple of requests for a pattern, but I have to say, I have NO idea what I was doing. I was just going around in circles, then ripping out stitches and starting over until it looked right. But I am going to redo it and write down what I did this time. It’ll take me a couple of weeks, at least, but when it’s done, I’ll be sure to post it here. And also send it to Jen so all of her fans can have little Epbots of their own. Now I have to figure out how to actually write patterns…. All that 2sc 1dc code hurts my brain!