Cute Mario Felt Ornaments

Monday, August 17th, 2015

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

Mario Kart Characters Crochet Blanket

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

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!

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

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

Shy Guy & Luigi Quilted Bag (plus tutorial!)

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

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!

Incredible Super Mario Bros 3 Crochet Blanket

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

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?

Via: imgur


Friday, May 29th, 2015

So. xMangoRose, on DeviantArt, is basically pretty awesome at amigurumi. Want to see some examples?






Paper Piranha Plant Flowers

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

This blogger only ever received flowers once in her life – they were pretty but didn’t last long. A more permament and geeky alternative? These paper Piranha Plant flowers from Tally’s Treasury.



Tally’s Treasury provide a detailed guide (complete with templates) on how to make these yourself. If Piranha Plants aren’t your cup of tea, how about a bouquet of Fire Flowers? There’s a guide for that too!

Via: Sprite Stitch Pinterest Board