Chocobo/Dr Seuss Mashup

October 5th, 2015 - by blackmageheart

Stitchmond from the forums has been doing more wonderful work of late. One of them is this cute little mashup piece:

Chocobo_Seuss by Stitchmond

It’s stitched on 14ct oatmeal aida, and as Stitchmond says, “It’s pretty straightforward.”

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Shiny Things

September 21st, 2015 - by blackmageheart

I must admit, I’m a bit of a magpie at times. I love shiny things! So, when I found an Etsy shop called Shiny Things by Miyuka, filled with geeky and nerdy shiny things, I had to share some of the items!


Some mini gaming pins (A SNES pad, an old GameBoy and a 3DS):

Mini Gaming System Pins by Miyuka


A mini TARDIS pendant:

Mini TARDIS by Miyuka


Kanto region badges from Pokémon:

Kanto Badge Set by Miyuka


They’re laser cut from reflective acrylic and assembled by hand. And all super shiny! There are many more items in the store, such as Zelda rupees, My Little Pony elements and super hero icons, so be sure to check it out!

Miniatures from MiraCrafts

August 30th, 2015 - by blackmageheart

I discovered this Etsy store while on one of my usual hunts and found some remarkable miniatures!

HALO Installation 04 mini sculpture
HALO Installation 04 Mini

Deku Shield pendant
Deku Shield Mini

Mass Effect Mass Relay mini
Mass Effect Mass Relay Mini

Articuno Fledgling art doll
Articuno Chick Mini

Marika Schirmacher, the store owner, creates all these items and more by hand, often using Sculpey polymer clay and Citadel Colors paints. Some items are one of a kind, some are always available.
Check out her store, MiraCrafts on Etsy!

Cute Mario Felt Ornaments

August 17th, 2015 - by blackmageheart

Crafters have been making ornaments out of felt since felt was invented. I remember making a Christmas pudding one and a Christmas stocking one when I was a small Mage, many moons ago (I still have them, and they get trotted out every year for the tree.)
Melissa, of Tilly’s Hangout, makes far better ones than I could, though!

Mario Felt Petey Felt Goomba Felt Luigi Felt

The Luigi and Petey seen here are my favourites, but Melissa also makes a snazzy Fire Flower. They also come as keyrings. You can buy all these and more in her Etsy store!

Via: Etsy

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Legend of Zelda Inspired Lamp

August 13th, 2015 - by blackmageheart

Maladee Makes creates some very interesting themed lamps, one of which is Zelda-inspired.

zelda lamp 1 zelda lamp 2 zelda lamp 3 zelda lamp 4

The lamp itself is a wooden 7″x7″x7″ cube and features different designs from the Legend of Zelda series. It looks lovely when it’s off, but simply wonderful when switched on!

Via: Etsy and Sprite Stitch Pinterest Board

Mario Kart Characters Crochet Blanket

August 8th, 2015 - by blackmageheart

Today’s crafty piece was submitted to our Facebook page by Stephanie Taylor.

blanket front

She crocheted this lovely blanket for her son’s birthday. It took around 150 hours, from April to July, to create each square and then put it together. Stephanie used 42 colours of yarn and made all of it in single crochet stitch.

Here are some close ups of the Bowser and Mario squares:

Bowser square Mario square

And just before the squares were all joined together:


Stephanie chose 16 images of her son’s favourite characters from Mario Kart and got them turned into charts at the “Momma’s JAM Pack Crochet Word Charts” website.
I think it turned out really well and I hope Stephanie’s son loves it!

Video Game Birthday Cakes!

August 6th, 2015 - by blackmageheart

There are a lot of video game themed cakes out there, and I really mean a LOT. Today I thought we’d look at a few cool birthday cakes for kids and adults alike!

Super Mario Galaxy cake by omgitsalisa

Super Mario Galaxy Cake by omgitsalisa

Lots of stars, coins and a mid-flip Mario. This cake took over 40 hours to decorate!


Majora’s Mask cake by The Cake Nook

Majora's Mask by The Cake Nook

This cool cake was made by a friend of mine, Zoe of The Cake Nook. She made this for her nephew’s birthday, he’s a big Zelda fan!


Sonic cake by Unknown

Sonic Cake

The rings are my favourite part! And Classic Sonic, of course. I wasn’t able to find out who created this, so if any of you readers know who it was please do let us know!


Okami cake by Gina’s Cakes

Okami Cake by Gina's Cakes

This cake is just beautiful! Gina, the creator, made this cake for her daughter’s birthday.


Charizard cake by Gina’s Cakes

Charizard Cake by Gina's Cakes

Another one from Gina (and also for her daughter’s birthday – what a lucky kid!), this one is just awesome. Even the stones are edible, and if you look closely you’ll see candles in the tail flame!


Well, dear readers, it’ll be my birthday in a couple of months…guess what kind of cake I would like? :)

Black Mage cake

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