Mario and Modern Art Mashups

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Stitchmond is definitely one of my favourite stitchers. He’s been producing some awesome work recently, and these three mashup pieces are his latest offerings.

Mario Art by Stitchmond

Here we have “Son of Miyamoto” inspired by Magritte, “Marilyn Montoad” inspired by Warhol and “Composition with Red, P Block and Coin” inspired by Mondrian. The patterns for these pieces are on sale in Stitchmond’s Etsy shop – they are in a pack of PDFs that also contain works inspired by Lichtenstein, Da Vinci and Vancouver street artist iHeart.

Via: Sprite Stitch Forums

Cool Stitching Shows What’s Really Inside Mario!

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Apparently, it’s more Mario!

Mario Silhouette Stitch by down_the_hatch

Reddit user down_the_hatch stitched up this awesome silhouette for a Mario-obsessed nephew.

UPDATE: It was brought to my attention that the person selling the pattern for this stitching did not have permission from the original designer. On behalf of Sprite Stitch, I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to Jake Bacuetes of Pixel Bit Hero and ask that people do not support the Etsy store previously mentioned in this post.

Via: Reddit (r/crossstitch)

Mario Castle Bunk Bed

Friday, January 1st, 2016

Firstly, I’d like to wish everyone a very happy New Year from the team at Sprite Stitch! We know it’s been quiet here lately, but things will be picking up from now on!

To kick things off, let’s take a look at this sweet Mario-themed bunk bed!

The castle bed in all its glory.

The castle bed in all its glory.

Anyone home?

Anyone home?

It looks super cosy inside.

It looks super cosy inside.

Up top seems just as fun!

Up top seems just as fun!

A peek at the inner wall.

A peek at the inner wall.

This pine bunk bed was made by “tdee” for a Mario-nut son. As you can see, everything sticks to the theme! There are Mario stickers, bedcovers, toys and even some cute themed curtains for the windows and door!

If this is something you’d be interested in making, the plans and more can be found here at the Ana White website!

Via: GamingMommies and Ana White

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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.

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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!

Super Mario Bros Quilt

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

This piece of awesome was made by Xanatos from the forums.

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There are 6,503 pieces to this quilt, it took 5 and a half months to assemble and the whole thing measures 1.9m x 2.2m (about 6’2″ x 7’2″). It was a gift for Xanatos’ sister – what an amazing thing to receive!

Concrete Thwomp

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

I have a Thwomp in my bedroom, it is a plush and scarily accurate looking. However, being plush prevents it from being as accurate as this concrete masterpiece:
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The maker wrote a how-to guide so everyone can have a Thwomp (if they want one, that is. And why wouldn’t you?) I have to say, I never thought of using concrete for a craft project!

Via: Sprite Stitch Pinterest Board and Instructables

Epic Zelda Marriage Proposal

Monday, December 29th, 2014

Some people go to a lot of trouble to make their proposals special and memorable. This person, however, went the extra mile!

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Definitely a keeper!