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
Deku Shield pendant
Mass Effect Mass Relay mini
Articuno Fledgling art doll
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!
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!
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!
August 13th, 2015 - by blackmageheart
Maladee Makes creates some very interesting themed lamps, one of which is Zelda-inspired.
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
August 8th, 2015 - by blackmageheart
Today’s crafty piece was submitted to our Facebook page by Stephanie Taylor.
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:
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!
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
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
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
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
This cake is just beautiful! Gina, the creator, made this cake for her daughter’s birthday.
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?
August 3rd, 2015 - by blackmageheart
Suedre made a very cool quilted bag featuring a ShyGuy on one side and Luigi on the other.
I’m not a quilter, but I can really appreciate all the work that goes into these pixel quilt pieces. (I own a fabulous Black Mage quilt by Quiltoni so I’ve seen close-up what these things are made of.)
I know some of you are quilters, or maybe you know a quilter, and would like to know how something like Suedre’s bag is made. Well, there’s good news – she wrote a tutorial detailing exactly how it’s done!
Please also check out her website, The Bored Zombie, for more crafty greatness!
June 22nd, 2015 - by blackmageheart
Crocheting is an easy(ish) skill to pick up – even I can do it. There are some people who truly master crochet and Kjetil Nordin is one such person. He created this amazing SMB3 blanket.
According to his friend (who posted the pictures online), it took Nordin 6.5 years, or 800 hours, to crochet this whole thing. This includes the time spent hunting for perfect yarn colours, and even starting over when one of the colours wasn’t to Nordin’s liking.
I wonder what his next project will be?