All the unique handmade pieces that The Nerdy Octopus offers are created by Alison Flaherty and Mike Pretty. Located in Rochester, NY we have a passion for all things geeky, snarky and fun. Alison, who enjoys all things literary and Lee Pace, hand stitches the cross stitch pieces. Mike, who appreciates all things home décor and tequila related, devises all of the paper craft pieces, embroidery and ceramics. If you’re looking for personalized design use the Contact Us page to get in touch.