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Tag: Cross-stitch

Ssshhh Metal Gear, the Bioroids Might Snatch This Pillow

Ssshhh Metal Gear, the Bioroids Might Snatch This Pillow
Sprite Stitch forum member klammyq made the perfect sleeping companion for any Hideo Kojima fan: It took 26,000 stitches and almost two years for klammyq to finish the Snatcher themed pillow. Meanwhile, it’s been almost 22 years since Kojima made the cyberpunk game.

The Dark Side’S Soft Side

The Dark Side’S Soft Side
Darth Bane received this from lightninglisa, a fellow member of the Brotherhood of Darkness, as a birthday gift. It was immediately Force Lightning’d to ashes (along with the gift-giver). Bane took the gift as the last straw, another sign of the Brotherhood’s… weirdness, and so he left to establish his own Sith Order.

An Important Lesson From Tetris, Immortalized in Cross-Stitch

An Important Lesson From Tetris, Immortalized in Cross-Stitch
Craftster forum member whateverjames knows that in life, as in Tetris, all good things come to an end. You can’t keep on clearing line after line forever. Not all of the shapes you’re given will fit and stack the way you want them to.

17th Century Craft + Post-Apocalyptic Sensibilities = Zombie Cross-Stitch

17th Century Craft + Post-Apocalyptic Sensibilities = Zombie Cross-Stitch
It is widely believed (by the writer of the Wikipedia article on cross-stitch) that cross-stitch was traditionally used merely to embellish household cloths like tablecloths or dishcloths. Cloths cloths cloths. What a weird word. Anyway the structure of the aida cloth used in cross-stitching made it easy to form floral and geometric patterns, but eventually people began making all sorts of images using the style, and not just for adding a bit of life to ordinary linen but also to make decorations meant to be displayed and appreciated on its own.

Pokemon Hand Towel: Gotta Fold ‘Em All

Pokemon Hand Towel: Gotta Fold ‘Em All
If you absolutely must share your love of Pokémon with the world, this is not a bad way to do it–by stitching little pocket monsters on your towels. It’s attractive, simple to match with other bathroom gear in bright colors, and anyone who isn’t a fan gets to wipe their hands on the Pokémon.

Portal Cross Stitch Promotes Safety in Science

Portal Cross Stitch Promotes Safety in Science
Oh, Portal, why can’t I quit you? The adorable Aperture Science safety diagrams probably have a lot to do with it. Keep your cute little Weighted Companion Cubes; I want to decorate my house with the signs.

Galaga Bookmark Squashes Aliens Between the Pages of Your Books

Galaga Bookmark Squashes Aliens Between the Pages of Your Books
I’m really not sure what reading paperback books and the arcade classic Galaga have in common, other than this. Crafter gimcracks has this handmade 8-bit cross-stitch bookmark up in her Etsy shop for just $6 (USD) if you manage to snag it before someone else does.

Off to Hyrule? Take This Zelda Cross Stitch Map

Off to Hyrule? Take This Zelda Cross Stitch Map
If you ever find yourself in a pixelated 1992, and you find that green crystals pop out when you cut grass, you should be fine as long as you have this map with you. And as long as you arrive after the Triforce has been touched.

Pixel People Portraits Possess Plenty of Pizazz

Pixel People Portraits Possess Plenty of Pizazz
Looking for a really cool family heirloom? Look no further than these handmade pixel cross-stitch portraits. For just $30 bucks, crafter Rubykhan will create a teensy, tiny pixelated cross-stitch likeness of you and a loved one (and Fido or Fluffy too).

Cross-Stitch Pac-Man Could be Hanging on Your Wall

Cross-Stitch Pac-Man Could be Hanging on Your Wall
Looking for a great piece of art for the retro video game enthusiast in your life? Look no further than this lovely little Pac-Man cross stitch that recently found its way onto Etsy. Technabob fave artist lostmitten has recently broken into the art of needlepoint, hand-stitching pixel-perfect scenes from classic video games like this one from everyone’s favorite dot-gobbler, Pac-Man.

Arkanoid Cross Stitch More Fun Than Actually Playing Arkanoid

Arkanoid Cross Stitch More Fun Than Actually Playing Arkanoid
Do you remember the classic video game Arkanoid? Some people do, and rather fondly, as evidenced by this elaborate cross stitched homage to it. I’m not sure what’s up with the Philip K. Dick quote on there but I’m sure there’s a good reason for it.

Dead iPod Gets Crossed Eyes, Cross Stitched

Dead iPod Gets Crossed Eyes, Cross Stitched
The last thing you ever want to see on your good old iPod is the sad iPod icon. This usually tells of some sort of nasty failure of your iPod’s software or hardware, and is often a sign that you’ll soon be heading out to the Apple Store to pick up a brand new iPhone or iPod Touch.

Grand Theft Auto 4 Cross-Stitch for a**-Kickin’ Grannies

Grand Theft Auto 4 Cross-Stitch for a**-Kickin’ Grannies
Someone (who I’ll dub Crafty McCrafterson) created this charming Grand Theft Auto IV cross-stitch which uses embroidery thread to express that age old chestnut “Only those who die get closure. The living do not.” Awwww. So sweet!

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