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.

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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

Amigurumi!

Friday, May 29th, 2015

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

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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.

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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

Video Game Light Boxes

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

ABitOfImagination on Etsy makes these fab video game themed light boxes. Here’s a few I picked out to share.

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They are all made using perler beads for the designs, and a shadow box with a light fitting. I really like the effect the light has on the perlers. They’d make lovely display pieces, or great little night lights!

Via: Etsy

Wooden Sprite Standees

Monday, February 9th, 2015

One of our newest forum members, MrGilder, shared some of his work with us Рwooden standees!

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MrGilder makes these sprites out of 1/2″ wooden cubes which are all hand-painted. Check out MrGilder’s Tumblr and deviantART pages for more of his work!

Via: Sprite Stitch Forums

Super Mario Canned Food Display

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

Somebody awesome built this fantastic Mario display out of food cans.

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I can’t even imagine how long this must have taken, or how difficult it would have been to build, but it is impressive!

Via Sprite Stitch Pinterest Board

Blackwork Mario Powerups

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Stitchmond from the forums stitched these marvellous Mario powerups.

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He says, “I did the Super Mario World suits and powerups in backstitch style, like blackwork, except using the normal color palette instead of all black.”
I like that each colour has its own blackwork pattern, and it gives a very interesting effect to the sprites!